Repairing Behind Bonehead



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Meet Bonehead, Bonehead is a 4yo american staff with a mix of billy goat, we give him bones, kongs, ropes and other chew toys but his FAVORITE is electric plugs! Seriously if theres an unplugged cord he'll find it and chew it

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Step 1: My Poor Saw

Not thinking I left my tool box in an accesible part of the back porch and Bonehead having found it, chewed the plug off my jigsaw and a drill. Of course I didn't realize it until I needed the jigsaw !

Step 2: Recycle to the Rescue

I seldom drive by a vacumn cleaner on the curb without stopping and grabbing its cord, this one was already missing its ground plug and the saw was only 2 wires. A nice plus is I'll be able to skip the extension cords in the future

Step 3: Prep

clean up the ends of both cords, strip back the outter covering, remove teh green ground wire and strip back an inch or so of insulation leaving the bare wires

Step 4: Get Connected

I probably should have soldered the wires together but Im out of solder, a nice tight wrap will work. Wrap the 1st connection in electrial tape and then twist the other wires together and wrap that connection, finally wrap electrical tape over the entire area, overlapping in each direction a couple of inches

Step 5: Finished

thats it, your finished and can get back to the project you needed the tool for in the first place

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    thank you, he's really sweet to, he just does bonehead stuff like getting so fixed on catching a helicopter flying over that he runs headon into the stockade fence, even funnier is when he starts chasing the other dog around the pool, she'll come inside and he's still running around the pool barking


    8 years ago on Introduction

    They usually stop chewing electrical cords, when they find one plugged in... :) Mine have usually made this discovery in the first two years. Extension cords are any easy fix, car battery chargers are a little more challenging... The hose on my air compressor wasn't funny either. Jake runs and hides when I'm using air tools now.

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for commenting. Thankfully Bonehead has outgrown MOST of his chewing (hot water drain knob, window sills, chair legs, plastic buckets, pool ladder) of course an application of habanero infused olive oil helped a lot but he seems to have a real taste for electrical plugs and he's not stupid, he only choses the unplugged ones.