Has this happened to you? Was sitting in my big comfy chair yesterday,
when I heard a roar from the basement. Demons seem to have taken
possession of my dust collector. Or more accurately, the Shop Fox remote
switch that controls it. At any rate the dust collector started running
by itself, making me wonder if that has ever happened before, like when
we've been out of town for a few days.
It's not too convenient but to be safe I'll have to unplug the remote
box everyday. If it was convenient to get to the DC, I wouldn't need the
remote (it's a real bitch to get back to that corner). I may need to
hardwire a switch in a convenient place for the remote system, of course
if I do that why would I still need the remote (anyone wanna buy a
really good remote switch)?
Since I have to take precautions now, I won't even bother trying to
diagnose the problem - we have 3 old TVs, 2 VCRs, 1 DVD player, 1 CD
player, stereo tuner/amp, cordless phones, cell phones, wireless
computer network, and a garage door opener, and probably some other
stuff - all with remotes. Each was added one at a time to fill some
perceived need, now we're overrun by technology. Maybe one of the cats
walked on a remote, or someone driving by zapped us with something, or
there could be multiple causes. Crap! Time to simplify a bit.
Maybe this is why the Shop Fox was so much cheaper than the Long Ranger.
So has anyone else had their Shop Fox or Long Ranger remote triggered by
(I realize that with all the world's problems, this one isn't very high
on the serious scale)