Instructables: question - workshop - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:41:30 PDT BLOX v1.01 Is there a way to prevent blowing a home fuse with another fuse? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Is-there-a-way-to-prevent-blowing-a-home-fuse-with/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif DoctorWoo This is probably the dumbest question I've asked, and I know that me asking it and why I'm asking it is going to scare so many decent people. But I can ensure you that I'm taking appropriate safety measures when I do these kind of things. My questions is: I can either buy or easily build some sort ...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 23:19:22 PDT
DIY Bottle Filler? http://www.instructables.com/answers/DIY-Bottle-Filler-1/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif jchonparadise I fill, cap and label my own small paints (craft/ceramic).  The bottles range (in volume) from 1/2oz - 8oz.  The most common, and the one I'm most concerned about speeding up, is the 1/2oz bottle size. I currently use large ketchup/mustard bottles, which means I'm continually re-filling those bottl...
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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 05:55:11 PST
Which wire goes where (emergency stop button)? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Which-wire-goes-where-emergency-stop-button/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/T02Y/HFD1KT8H/F7CT02YHFD1KT8H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/T02Y/HFD1KT8H/F7CT02YHFD1KT8H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/T02Y/HFD1KT8H/F7CT02YHFD1KT8H.SMALL.jpg RandomIdeaMan I'm trying to wire up an emergency stop button. Australian power outlets have 3 prongs, active, neutral and earth. My switch has 2 connections, one Normally Open one Normally Closed.  I think I need to have the active line connected to NC (so connected when the switch is in the ON position) and th...
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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:18:24 PDT
I've got a "what is it"? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Ive-got-a-what-is-it/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/ZVYA/HF23QDEW/FNMZVYAHF23QDEW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/ZVYA/HF23QDEW/FNMZVYAHF23QDEW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/ZVYA/HF23QDEW/FNMZVYAHF23QDEW.SMALL.jpg ronfoster Help ! This has been in my garage for years-what the heck is it ? catrtoo@yahoo.com
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Fri, 5 Apr 2013 06:13:51 PDT
Repair on a Russian Belarus farm tractor? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Repair-on-a-Russian-Belarus-farm-tractor/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif Debra kay Sirs, In 1990 we purchased a new Belarus tractor, made in Russian.  It came equipped with a large front-end loader and really for the most part it has been an economical, dependable tractor.  It has one small flaw, it doesn't like to start in cold weather, hard to believe they use these tractors in ...
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Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:04:45 PDT
Remove Haze off Clear Gameboy Plastic Screen? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Remove-Haze-off-Clear-Gameboy-Plastic-Screen/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/SY8N/HAQ2UUWY/FQLSY8NHAQ2UUWY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/SY8N/HAQ2UUWY/FQLSY8NHAQ2UUWY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/SY8N/HAQ2UUWY/FQLSY8NHAQ2UUWY.SMALL.jpg ZaneChua This is a Gameboy Light Plastic Screen and i'm wondering if it's possible to remove the haze in the picture off the plastic?  Anyone have any ideas?
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Sun, 16 Dec 2012 04:51:24 PST
is there anyone that can make a machine to chamfer edges on polystyrene cake dummies ? http://www.instructables.com/answers/is-there-anyone-that-can-make-a-machine-to-chamfer/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif nitrusoxide We are struggling to find someone to help us make a perfect cake dummy made from polystyrene, we can cut the circles out no problem at all but cannot seem to get a perfect edge around the dummy, Have tried hot wire and a heated aluminium block but quality is poor. Maybe a router or a milling machine...
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Thu, 1 Nov 2012 08:25:20 PDT
Is there any one out there that is building or has built the aquarama riva 1:10 scale RC boat from John-toms.com? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Is-there-any-one-out-there-that-is-building-or-has/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/YF0I/H7A8POPO/FPXYF0IH7A8POPO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/YF0I/H7A8POPO/FPXYF0IH7A8POPO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/YF0I/H7A8POPO/FPXYF0IH7A8POPO.SMALL.jpg Angrierbeaver I have been working on this boat for a couple weeks now and the body of the boat was fairly self-explanatory, but I Am having trouble trying to figure out the interior. Is there anybody out there that can help?
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Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:08:39 PDT
i have a coin i found what is it? http://www.instructables.com/answers/i-have-a-coin-i-found-what-is-it/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/9JA8/H6S419WL/FTZ9JA8H6S419WL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/9JA8/H6S419WL/FTZ9JA8H6S419WL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/9JA8/H6S419WL/FTZ9JA8H6S419WL.SMALL.jpg hellmaster993 this is a very strange coin what is it HELP.
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Sun, 9 Sep 2012 09:31:05 PDT
I need help/guide in creating a Led Name Plate for My House... http://www.instructables.com/answers/I-need-helpguide-in-creating-a-Led-Name-Plate-for/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif sheryardk95 I basically want to make A Custom LED Name Plate My Ideas: A Metal Plate. Very Small Sized Drilling In the Plate To show the Name and Address A Circuit Board Full of "COLOR CHANGING LED's"(Which Changes Color every 5-10 secs A seal to be fitted between the panel and the Led Panel Box(How do i make a...
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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:07:19 PDT
How to best touch up chipped ceramic tile on sidewalk? http://www.instructables.com/answers/How-to-best-touch-up-chipped-ceramic-tile-on-sidew/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/ENKD/H2G609TI/FZ8ENKDH2G609TI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/ENKD/H2G609TI/FZ8ENKDH2G609TI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/ENKD/H2G609TI/FZ8ENKDH2G609TI.SMALL.jpg bobzjr I'm wanting to touch up some chips on ceramic tile which is on our sidewalk.  The tile is different from the typical smooth gloss single color which you commonly see in bathrooms.  This tile has a bit of a texture and some speckles.  The texture (no doubt) is in place to keep you from killing yourse...
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Tue, 22 May 2012 06:09:29 PDT
making a philiies phanatic costume for Halloween any suggestions how to make a functional nose? http://www.instructables.com/answers/making-a-philiies-phanatic-costume-for-Halloween-a/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif seanpbell I am in the process of making a phillies phanatic costume for halloween. I want it to be just like the real one with a functional nose that goes in and out . any suggestions?
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Fri, 20 Apr 2012 09:44:22 PDT
Where can you get silicone gel that can be easily molded that does not degrade over time? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Where-can-you-get-silicone-gel-that-can-be-easily-/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif ilpug I need some kind of gel padding for an underlayment on a suit of non-ballistics body armor I am building. What I want is some kind of mixture I can mix up, dump in a shallow mold, let it cure, then pull it out and cut it to shape and put it in the suit. Preferably this gel would be pretty good at ab...
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Thu, 29 Mar 2012 10:58:23 PDT
how to flatten a soda can? http://www.instructables.com/answers/how-to-flatten-a-soda-can/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif mattthomas992003 I have some monster energy drink cans I want to flatten for the top of a table. Kinda like one of those beer cap resin tables if that makes any sense. Anyways, I have cut off the ends of a few soda cans but I cant get them to stay flat. I'll listen to any and all ideas, I'm not afraid to buy some to...
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Thu, 8 Mar 2012 21:03:29 PST
Any idea for recycling an old compressed natural gas cylinder? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Any-idea-for-recycling-an-old-compressed-natural-g/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif rimar2000 It was in the waste, I recovered it. weights 34 kg (75 pounds) diameter 24 cm (9.4 inches) length 80 cm (31.5 inches) capacity 30 liters (7,9 gallons), working pressure 200 bar (2900 PSI). hemispherical ends medium hard steel Maybe I could make a crucible for melt alumi...
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Wed, 1 Feb 2012 05:27:57 PST
Yet another automobilia question! http://www.instructables.com/answers/Yet-another-automobilia-question/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/P4LR/GW88UC2C/FO8P4LRGW88UC2C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/P4LR/GW88UC2C/FO8P4LRGW88UC2C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/P4LR/GW88UC2C/FO8P4LRGW88UC2C.SMALL.jpg Hackrtanman So I saw this pretty little thing on the side of the road up near Green lake, Washington, one Aurora, and i have been wondering what make it is ever since. Anyone have any information? PS: its in a European repair shop, if that helps at all
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Sun, 18 Dec 2011 20:59:49 PST
How to secure metal shaft into bearing with larger ID? http://www.instructables.com/answers/How-to-secure-metal-shaft-into-bearing-with-larger/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/QZ07/GV4BPIMW/FYRQZ07GV4BPIMW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/QZ07/GV4BPIMW/FYRQZ07GV4BPIMW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/QZ07/GV4BPIMW/FYRQZ07GV4BPIMW.SMALL.jpg bratan A question for mechanical gurus :) I'm building motorized Igus camera slider based on Kokomonstrum design. I have a shaft that's 1/4" OD that needs to go inside bearing block that has bearing with ID of 5/16". I know I need some kind of bushing, but ones I bought at McMaster don't fit bearing openin...
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Fri, 18 Nov 2011 10:21:03 PST
Mechanical and optics help needed for camera tinker project http://www.instructables.com/answers/Mechanical-and-optics-help-needed-for-camera-tinke/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif Fransvb Hi, Some time ago I acquired a beautiful old bellows plate camera, quite closely resembling the top one on this page. Mostly I try to use old cameras with the film they're designed for, but plate photography is going a bit to far for my tastes. Therefore I set out to convert the camera to a digital...
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Fri, 21 Oct 2011 16:32:31 PDT
Dismantled a CRT - Usable flyback transformer ? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Dismantled-a-CRT-Usable-flyback-transformer-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/VQSW/GSUT2TI3/F9DVQSWGSUT2TI3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/VQSW/GSUT2TI3/F9DVQSWGSUT2TI3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/VQSW/GSUT2TI3/F9DVQSWGSUT2TI3.SMALL.jpg Zaek I've been reading up on Jacob ladders and tesla coils for a while now, and decided to try to make a Jacob ladder (the tesla coil just looks scary and advanced) I've taken a part an old CRT. And I was wondering if you could tell me if it looks usable.  I'm wondering slightly if I broke it when I re...
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Sat, 1 Oct 2011 12:08:55 PDT
can someone make an instructable on how to draw plans?? http://www.instructables.com/answers/can-someone-make-an-instructable-on-how-to-draw-pl/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif Chumlee im not very good at drawing plans, so i was wondering if anyone could make an instructable on how to draw good plans, i want them to be good so if i gave someone them they could make my creation, send me links if you have made one or if you've seen a good instructable already explaining this Thank...
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Sun, 25 Sep 2011 11:19:15 PDT
i need advice on joining pieces of cedar and keeping the joint as invisible as possible. http://www.instructables.com/answers/i-need-advice-on-joining-pieces-of-cedar-and-keepi/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif bbolen
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Sat, 9 Jul 2011 23:47:56 PDT
how can i fix up my old metal trunk / get rid of that smell ? http://www.instructables.com/answers/how-can-i-fix-up-my-old-metal-trunk-get-rid-of-t/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/JCID/GO6V3Y8B/FYHJCIDGO6V3Y8B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/JCID/GO6V3Y8B/FYHJCIDGO6V3Y8B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/JCID/GO6V3Y8B/FYHJCIDGO6V3Y8B.SMALL.jpg angelsalvaje i have always loved scrappy old trunks so i was excited to find this , im told its an old military footlocker . i think its an awesome piece , but it smells like nasty . its really only the inside that smells bad , the outside just smells like old metal , ive scrubbed it down with baking soda and d...
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Fri, 27 May 2011 21:48:08 PDT
What is the best way to grind glass, somewhat smooth? http://www.instructables.com/answers/What-is-the-best-way-to-grind-glass-somewhat-smoo/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/VKM2/GNFSK06U/F47VKM2GNFSK06U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/VKM2/GNFSK06U/F47VKM2GNFSK06U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/VKM2/GNFSK06U/F47VKM2GNFSK06U.SMALL.jpg iminthebathroom Now before you rush to write down an answer let me tell you the details! The chunk of glass is 28 inches wide by 28 inches long and 2.5 inches tall. Composed of 160 painstakingly cut strips of glass that have been glued together into a jumbo block. Now try as I might, when laminating things tog...
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Fri, 13 May 2011 19:49:02 PDT
What are the rails on this Craftsman table saw? http://www.instructables.com/answers/What-are-the-rails-on-this-Craftsman-table-saw/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/NAKZ/GMQ2KU9S/FVJNAKZGMQ2KU9S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/NAKZ/GMQ2KU9S/FVJNAKZGMQ2KU9S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/NAKZ/GMQ2KU9S/FVJNAKZGMQ2KU9S.SMALL.jpg Winged Foot I have a Craftsman table saw with a cast steel top and extension. It is an older model 113.298150. It has a fence front rail and back rail of aluminum that I do not believe is original. The fence is missing. I need help to determine what brand of fence. I will try to attach profile pictures of the r...
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Wed, 20 Apr 2011 19:06:50 PDT
What's the flexible arm called on lamps and other things? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Whats-the-flexible-arm-called-on-lamps-and-other-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/QKL3/GM9QKBYX/FUYQKL3GM9QKBYX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/QKL3/GM9QKBYX/FUYQKL3GM9QKBYX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/QKL3/GM9QKBYX/FUYQKL3GM9QKBYX.SMALL.jpg alpe_97 Kind of like a snake....
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Sat, 9 Apr 2011 19:39:52 PDT
I want to make a life-sized model of Sputnik. http://www.instructables.com/answers/I-want-to-make-a-life-sized-model-of-Sputnik/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/X7CU/GGAOZ6QP/F1FX7CUGGAOZ6QP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/X7CU/GGAOZ6QP/F1FX7CUGGAOZ6QP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/X7CU/GGAOZ6QP/F1FX7CUGGAOZ6QP.SMALL.jpg mtdna The original Sputnik looked really slick and threatening! I want one! Unfortunately, the original is unavailable, so I'll have to settle for something more modest. The original Sputnik looked like the one in the picture. My goal is to make a model that is life-sized and pretty good looking. Coolnes...
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Tue, 9 Nov 2010 20:33:49 PST
Anyone know why a 99 Chevy blazer would engage 4-Hi 4wd but not 4-Low? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Anyone-know-why-a-99-Chevy-blazer-would-engage-4-H/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif A.J.B. 2-Hi and 4-Hi work just fine but the 4-low just won't engage. Trying to figure out if  can DIY fix it if it's something simple, rather than pay an exorbitant amount to a mechanic. Thanks.
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Sat, 6 Nov 2010 13:49:03 PDT
Looking for some suggestions to repair an guitarist anime figurine, Alters Azusa Nakano is her name. http://www.instructables.com/answers/Looking-for-some-suggestions-to-repair-an-guitaris/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/E2G9/GG2BCO42/FB8E2G9GG2BCO42.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/E2G9/GG2BCO42/FB8E2G9GG2BCO42.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/E2G9/GG2BCO42/FB8E2G9GG2BCO42.SMALL.jpg JonPWills I have an anime figurine made by alter. She is a Azusa Nakano with a cool guitar. A very cute figurine I must say.Anyway uh, she took a little tumble and her guitar got slightly damaged, specifically the tuning knobs up top did, four were lost and one was damaged a little. So I am trying to figure ...
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Wed, 3 Nov 2010 21:40:09 PDT
Non-toxic, natural, cheap and WATER-PROOF adhesive or glue, is this impossible? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Non-toxic-natural-cheap-and-WATER-PROOF-adhesive/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif enisdogru I'm a quality engineer working for a company in Turkey, the company collects the coaldust ( powder form of the coal )  from all the cities of Turkey and makes them briquettes by pressing with very powerful machines. Of course we use some adhesives for mechanical strength of the briquettes. We use CM...
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Sat, 23 Oct 2010 03:30:50 PDT
Where to find a small form factor 12v Battery? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Where-to-find-a-small-form-factor-12v-Battery/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif kcls I am looking to build an LED light that can be powered directly by a 12v source or use an internal battery. I expect that the fixture form factor will be about 4" in length by 2" to 2.5" in width and no more than 3/4" in depth. Internally, it needs to fit two LED units (each draws 0.1-0.2amps and on...
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Sun, 15 Aug 2010 18:28:50 PDT
The battery on my Volvo keeps dying. How should I determine and fix the problem? http://www.instructables.com/answers/The-battery-on-my-Volvo-keeps-dying-How-should-I/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/MQIO/4M4EP282BSU/F9NMQIO4M4EP282BSU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/MQIO/4M4EP282BSU/F9NMQIO4M4EP282BSU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/MQIO/4M4EP282BSU/F9NMQIO4M4EP282BSU.SMALL.jpg ewilhelm I have a 1996 Volvo 850 GTL Wagon.  We drive it infrequently, averaging 2 trips per week.  If it isn't driven in 10 - 14 days, the battery will invariably be dead, and I'll need to jump start it, or charge it with a trickle charger overnight.   At first, I thought the battery was worn out even thou...
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Mon, 10 May 2010 18:24:24 PDT