What is the difference between an NGK BPR-6ES spark plug and a NGK BP-6ES spark plug?

I need to replace a spark plug that is a NGK BPR_6ES and the only replacement i have is a NGK BP-6ES.Will it be suitable for a small honda motor on a davey pump.

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Toyota Will Offer a Plug-In Hybrid by 2010

If you make it, they will come. Or something.CalCars, the California Cars Initiative, has not only been campaigning for plug-in hybrid vehicles, they were the first to build a plug-in Toyota Prius. CalCars longstanding, and really quite simple, thesis is that plug-in hybrids can achieve 100+ MPG using today's technology:We promote plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). PHEVs are like regular hybrids but with larger batteries and the ability to re-charge from a standard outlet (mostly at night). They're the best of both worlds: local travel is electric, and you always have a gas-tank backup. More details here.Toyota seems to have finally received the message, now pledging to offer a plug-in hybrid by 2010: Toyota Will Offer a Plug-In Hybrid by 2010 (NYT). From the article:DETROIT -- The Toyota Motor Corporation, which leads the world's automakers in sales of hybrid-electric vehicles, announced Sunday night that it would build its first plug-in hybrid by 2010.The move puts Toyota in direct competition with General Motors, which has announced plans to sell its own plug-in hybrid vehicle, the Chevrolet Volt, sometime around 2010.Katsuaki Watanabe, the president of Toyota, announced the company's plans at the Detroit auto show as part of a series of environmental steps.Mr. Watanabe said Toyota, best known for its Prius hybrid car, would develop a fleet of plug-in hybrids that run on lithium-ion batteries, instead of the nickel-metal hydride batteries that power the Prius and other Toyota models.Plug-in hybrids differ from the current hybrid vehicles in that they can be recharged externally, from an ordinary power outlet. In a conventional hybrid the battery is recharged from power generated by its wheels.Mr. Watanabe said the lithium-ion fleet would be made available first to Toyota's commercial customers around the world, like government agencies and corporations, including some in the United States. He did not say when they would be available to consumers.Another case of hackers' solutions becoming mainstream? Definitely!

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Weak spark (orange glow) on late model pickup truck

So  I have a 95 chevy C-1500 5.7 V8, Been having some progressively worse problems with it running rough and hesitating when accelerating. I will be re-timing it soon but that is a separate issue for the moment, When I tested the ignition system I noticed the spark tester was glowing orange/red instead of blue. (I can't even get my timing light to fire) It was due for new plugs and wires so I replaced both. The Ignition coil is less then a year old and I just finished replacing the Rotor and distributor cap. Still have an orange spark. I really need to fix this before I can time it, Any Ideas?

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Making your own custom plug for a wiring harness?

I have always wondered whether it would be possible to make your own custom plugs for wiring harnesses, similar to the ones used in automotive wiring such as in car stereos. The use of multiple wires is very common in projects, It would be much better to have wires organized into a harness with a plug rather than just multiple random spade connectors. My main aim is to use these harnesses for car add-ons for which wiring harnesses and/or plugs cannot be supplied. Thanks for all the help!

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DIY Plug-In Hybrid Pickup Truck

Hi everyone, For a while, I've had this as my "back-burner" project. I'm trying to really get going on it now. It's an Open Source, DIY, Plug-in Diesel/Electric Hybrid Pickup truck. That's really a mouthful, so I'm just calling it the "SuperTruck" project, until I can come up with a better name. The entire concept is that it is a parallel hybrid, which you can charge from the wall, and it has a diesel engine that can run on diesel, bio-diesel, and possibly veggie oil. Either the engine OR forklift motor will be able to propel the vehicle. (Meaning that it will have a dedicated EV mode.) The driver can manually decide to run it on diesel, electric, or both depending on the driving situation. The mechanicals are relatively simple. It uses a manual transmission (rather than a CVT or planetary gearing.) In theory, this will be a project than any advanced grease monkey will be able to duplicate. I'm not much of a car guy, but I have learned quite a bit working on my electric motorcycle, electric car, and experimenting with running my car as a hybrid. Here's a YouTube playlist of what I've got going so far. For the latest on this project, please visit the page for it on my blog: http://300mpg.org/projects/supertruck/ I'll definately need help on this project, so please tell all your friends about it!

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Can I convert a three wire plug into a round four wire plug?

Wiring is for an "AC 225 arc welder". It has a round three wire plug on it now but the only outlets I have available are round four wire.

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Either fix, or buy new one? Answered

Hello! Just a regular question or help passing by. So i have this set of wireless headphones, for two years or so. ( Philips shc8535/10 ) and few months ago, one side of the heaphones stoped working. i jus thear some rambling, and screatching noises. I took them apart (Warranty is obviuosly gone), and found out that the Auxillary plug ( IN ) has it's contacts bent. You could probbably tell by the pictures i'll attach somehow. Sadly, the part doesn't have any index number on it or anything, so i can't just order it 1-2-3.  Question is, can i fix it? i mean, i can't easily take it apart, it's plastic, and it's probbably molded in it ( the contacts), i've tried bending them, but all i get is either more or less rambling noise. And other part of the question - order it online, is that possible?

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Anyone with RV experience? Want a plug-in shop truck

I'm in the process of buying a used ambulance to turn into a shop truck - concept is park it anywhere and use it as a power/air station and tool room. I know ambulances have super beefy alternators and inverters (maybe dedicated generators?) but I'd like to be able to run tools with the engine off - how difficult would it be to have a plug in system like on a RV? Could I just have a standard battery charger built into the frame and plug that in? Thanks for any advice!

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Is it possible/safe to plug photovoltaic electricity into wall socket? Answered

I have a photovoltaic panel and I want to connect it to the AC power line of my house. To  connect it to the electrical panel of the house I should use long wires. So I thought: "Is it possible to plug it into the nearest wall socket?" Of course I don't want to put straightway DC from the photovoltaic panel into the AC power line... what I mean is  to plug the output from an inverter into the wall socket. Is the inverter supposed to adjust the phase of its output current to match the mains' phase? Should I look for a particular kind of inverter? Thanks for your answers EDIT: Doing further research I found that a company sells photovoltaic systems that you can plug into the wall socket. So in theory it should be doable, but as rickharris pointed out, it seems that it would cost more than I'm ready to spend. Probably I had better resort to plan B: connecting the solar panel to an inverter, snaking wires through the walls and adding another receptacle to an existing electrical outlet. Thanks to all of you

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Can a normal house usage power connector or wall plug be wired to a battery like a deep cycle battery?

Can a normal house usage power connector or wall plug (that normally supplies 230 v) be wired to a battery like a deep cycle battery? What size deep cycle battery would be advisable?

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How can i adapt this to work for 110v?

I found and made this but i would like to make it work with christmas lights so i could just plug it into an outlet and plug the lights in, https://www.instructables.com/id/Music-LED-Light-Box/  however the TIP31 transistor only works up to somewhere around 45v is there any way to get around this?

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Seeking ideas/thoughts for fountain pen traveling inkwell

I own a certain fountain pen that fills in a special way and is best filled by using the traveling inkwell of the maker of that fountain pen-- by using that traveling inkwell, one can fill the pen with a maximum amount of ink-- filling by dipping the nib end into a bottle of ink doesn't let the max amount of ink to enter the pen. But that traveling inkwell produced by the pen maker is VERY EXPENSIVE. A guy apparently in Australia made his own and I'd like to make one. I have ideas but seek from you more thinking and ideas on this homemade traveling inkwell. [You can see the Australian's clever, simple traveling inkwell here: https://imgur.com/a/fkzTs ] I thought I'd use a straight-sided plastic pill bottle for the vessel that holds the ink and is the main part of the traveling inkwell. The bottle I'd probably use is ~ 28mm ID. I don't know what to use and don't know where to find the rubbery "plug" into which the section of the fountain pen is pushed before inverting the plastic bottle to fill the pen. [The section of a fountain pen is the part that one holds when writing with the pen. It's also called the grip and is the area immediately behind the nib and feed.] All I have so far: - 8.5 cm tall x ~ 28 mm ID straight-sided plastic pill bottle which has near-the-top internal threads for the cap that can also be screwed onto external threads. [I'd use the internal threads for the cap.] Requirements which have come to mind-- tell me if these are sound or should be re-considered: - Whatever rubbery one-hole plug is used, it has to yield a bit to the fountain pen section (which is 11 mm OD) when the section is pushed into the one-hole plug-- the plug hole I suppose should be ~ 9.5 mm to 10 mm. The rubbery material around the hole has to grip the section so ink leakage doesn't happen during filling. - The one-hole plug should not move downward into the ink when the fountain pen section is pushed into the one-hole plug. Maybe the plug would have to be glued in place so it doesn't move? What glue or bonding substance if that's best? - The one-hole plug would be set/glued/bonded immediately below the near-the-top internal threads of the pill bottle. - I suppose the height of the one-hole plug would be ~ 1 cm to 2 cm. - I suppose a straight-side plug vs. a tapered one would be the ideal (but a straight-sided one would, I suppose, have to be glued/bonded in place so it doesn't slip or move). - Ink leakage shouldn't occur when the section is pushed into the one-hole plug and the bottle then inverted for filling. If leakage occurs, then ink runs down my hand and arm during filling. - What kind of not-hard-but-yielding-a-bit "plug" or maybe a stopper is best and where do I find just one? [Fountain pen inks are mainly water with dyes and maybe some additives in them.] Thanks for your attention to this posting!

Question by blm7   |  last reply


microwave transformer safety question?

if I plug a microwave transformer in and unplug it, does the transformer itself hold a charge?

Question by ChrisS521   |  last reply


can we use the magnetic attraction and repulsion in petrol engine? Answered

Instead of using compressing of gas using  combustion and passing gas and using spark plugs ..... shall we use a dipole magnet in the place of spark plug and and a magnetic piston with a pole on top side.if we rotate the magnet at the spark plug place ,when the opposite pole comes down .......the piston due to attractive force goes up and when like pole comes up it will get repulsed and goes down by this crank can be rotated.this is basically based on the principle of magnetic attraction and repulsion........ i am just a college student its just an idea that came into my mind......please say whether it is possible or not...

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How to Power an AC device using DC- from an outlet

I have a heating pad (Sunbeam, the kind of pad used for muscle aches etc.) that plugs into the wall (110v AC). It says on the pad that it draws 42watts. For various reasons, I'd like to have the heat generated by a DC source rather than AC.I'm thinking maybe there is a way for me to plug some kind of converter into the wall (AC to DC) and then plug the heating pad into this which will still result in heat. I have no idea if this is possible. The pad has a switch for three different heat settings.Can I do this? How?Thanks for any suggestions!

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Can I turn a petrol engine into a water pump?

I may be able to get my hands on an old 2 stroke engine. The spark plug threads have gone completly and mainly going for spares. I was wondering if sealing the spark plug hole, fit an electric motor to the drive shaft then separate hoses to the fuel inlet and exhaust could it then pump water or is this another of my hair-brained ideas?

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need help with 2 cycle motor

So i am having some severe issues with a motorbike i am building. i have an old 2 cycle mccholluch pro-scaper weed eater. i took it apart, cleaned it, put it back together with a brand new plug and it ran nicely. Now, a few days later, it wont even start, not even a putter. i have tried everything, even a hefty shot of ether in the carb, but still nothing. i know i am getting volts to the plug b/c i checked with my meter, but im not sure if im getting spark. it is a brand new plug. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks.

Topic by the mechanical engineer   |  last reply


What's a good adhesive or epoxy for adhering to metal that can be drilled and tapped? Answered

I've got a 1/4" copper fitting. I'm looking for a non-conductive adhesive to fill it up halfway, drill and tap it so a spark plug can screw into the end. I was trying to find a nut earlier that would screw onto the end of a spark plug with an o-ring, no luck at the hardware store. I'll probably do the same thing with a few larger sized nuts: fill, drill, tap.  And I'm just looking for a decently priced multi-purpose adhesive (non-conductive). And I will be needing a conductive one fairly soon.  JBweld seems to be popular in some groups. I don't know if it's non-conductive. It would also be nice if it could adhere to pvc, too. :-)

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Thompson Classic/Euro Classic electric bike headlamp & mainboard wiring.?

Hi Folks. I have a bit of a dilemma I hope one of you good people can help me with. Nostalgic Girl asked me to get her old electric bike back on the road for her & all is going well apart from one small problem. Someone had a go at it a couple of years ago & managed to unplug most of the wiring in the headlamp where all the clever stuff is controlled like the horn lights & most importantly the speed. Normally this wouldn't be a problem as in a sensible world if you have six things to plug in you would use six plugs & sockets to wire it up, unfortunately on this there are six plugs but they have only used two different plug & socket sets one two pin type & one three pin type. Just to add insult to injury there are two three pin with Red, Green, Black and one with Red, Green, Yellow & the Two pin ones have two Black, Red one for the horn & another for the front light & another Blue, Brown which I believe is for the brake light. I would try a bit of trial & error work but I am just a little bit worried that the error bit may end up in my having to buy a new board. Can anyone tell me where I can get a wiring diagram from? Or know which plug goes where on the board? Thanks in advance for your help you clever people. Kev.

Question by Nostalgic Guy   |  last reply


How do I wire a light ? Answered

How do i wire many light bulbs together and then attach them to a switch and plug?

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Can anyone help me out with some fiberglass mold making techniques or tips?

I am wanting to do a custom center console and door panels for my Honda Civic out of fiber glass and or carbon fiber, but I am not sure how to go about getting started with making the mold. If anyone could give some advice, tips or techniques I would greatly appreciate it.

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my onn tv wont turn on ,stand by just flashes -slow dim , but some times i can plug it in and it works fine?

Ok, if i turn off at just the remote then it works fine ,the problem only starts if it is turned off at tv switch or mains plug. the stand by light just "flashes slow +dim , but if i try it when i pass it some times it bursts into life ,can"t be a big fault as it is fine ,,,,when it comes on aaaah.some one must be able to help me.pete

Question by petemwaugh   |  last reply


i have a 50cc yamaha that won`t start ?

I have check the starter and the spark plug and found that gas was inside the engine and i dont know what to do anymore 

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Will a refrigerator compressor run when on it's side?

I'm building a Keg-erator out of a used Bourbon Barrel. I've stripped the guts from a 'Dorm Fridge' and planned on using it as my cooling element, but when I plug it in, it only runs for about 10 seconds, then shuts off. I tried to make sure the grounds were attached to: (first the metal bands on the barrel, then second the piece of metal, then onto the floor). I'm wondering if the fact that the compressor is now on it's side has anything to do with it, or if it is in fact a grounding issue. The outlet does not trip when plugged in. Anyone have any ideas?

Question by WKrottIII   |  last reply


Bluetooth speaker with Usb port

Hi, I need some help here..iI have a small 2.1 bluetooth amplifier and I would like to add on it a usb port inorder to plug my usb mp3...is it possible?

Topic by VassilisT   |  last reply


My mower smoked and won't run? Answered

I was mowing with my push mower (brigs and Stratton) and suddenly it blew out a large amount of white smoke and stuttered to a stop.  Later that day I tried starting it again and it almost started up but it sputtered and filled the area with a plume of white smoke.  Now (a year later) I decided to attempt to get it running again.  I am not sure about taking out the spark plug because I think it may need a torc wrench or something.  I did however check to see if it would still spark one of my spare plugs which it does.  The fuel in it is still the same so I may try draining it and re-filling it.  It smells like gas.  I have heard of water and oil being probable causes, could this be true.  I know that it has mistakenly been filled with the mix of oil/fuel from my chainsaw's can.  I drained it, but could there still be oil in it or something.  Can I pull my spark-plug out with a mere crescent wrench and replace it?

Question by jj.inc   |  last reply


Night light

I am looking for a brighter than 4w (incandescent) nightlight to plug into wall outlets in my hallway. I have tried a couple LED from Walmart and they are way to dim. Does anyone have instructions for one or a recommendation for a store-bought one.

Topic by foxwoodfarm   |  last reply


Whats the best way to cover up exposed screws? Answered

I read somewhere that using vacuum plugs would work. But I don't have any of them. So what would you do?

Question by powerman666   |  last reply


Does a 2-stroke Honda CB 100 NE engine need a battery to run? Answered

I have a Honda 2-stroke CB100NE (1018034) engine which I am trying to get working. This is the first time Ive worked with an engine so my knowledge is quite fragmented. So far the engine will turn over using the kickstart but I've been unable to get a spark. Documentation for this specific engine seems to be quite limited but I found a service manual claiming that the generator goes into the battery which then drives the spark plug via the coil, points etc. However, a friend told me that the spark plug can be run directly off the generator/magneto, and since the engine isn't in a motorbike which would require lights and a horn the battery isn't necessary. I'm also not sure how the rectifier plays into this if I'm not having a battery - is the rectifier only there to facilitate charging of the battery? So my question is, does my engine need a battery to power the spark plugs and if so, do I need to use the rectifier? Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Question by Ikkalebob   |  last reply


Build a small fan for a toyota forklift

Need help building a small fan for a toyota propane powered forklift. Gets really hot in the warehouse and cant find a commercially available fan. the plug is really weird and isn't a 12 volt Any ideas

Question by julian_blnc   |  last reply


Any quick way to "loosen" Tamper Resistant outlets?

Back from the store with ten Tamper Resistant outlets.  I have great difficulty plugging anything into them completely.  I have great difficulty unplugging anything from them.   Is there something I can spray into them to make them open more easily?   Can I rig something to pound into them to loosen them with one whack?   We're putting in more than 100 outlets.  I'm old.  I want to be able to plug things in during my lifetime. "Oh they'll loosen up with use"  just doesn't cut it for anyone with arthritic  hands.   Short of moving, or replacing them after inspection, what can I do?

Question by mole1   |  last reply


Questions about hot wire foam cutter power supply? Answered

I am building a hot wire foam cutter. I do not know what to do about the power though. I have a 12 volt adapter that plugs into an outlet , just like any ordinary adapter. I'm wondering though, if it shorts the adapter, it will blow the fuse, correct? I'm sure that's what would happen but other hot wire cutters, being sold online, have an adapter you plug into the wall as well. I need some clarification about this. And then, there's transformers. What are they and why are they used on hot wire cutters? Help would be appreciated.

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Im looking to install a custom built subwoofer box in my car, but I have some questions about doing this. Any help?

I have quite a few questions seeing as how this is my first audio system for cars. 1. The amplifier I am useing has an input near the power inputs that reads REM. My guess is that it is the remote wire the acts as a switch for the amp. so where does this "remote wire" originate from? i.e. where do I plug that wire into my fuse box? 2. If the REM wire is a "on-off" switch will I still need the + wire pluged in? 3. If the REM is not a on-off switch will i need a separte toggle switch? 4. This box is custom made and not factory made. therefore is not built to fit my car specifily. How do I keep the box and the amp from sliding around in my trunk with out drilling any holes or any modifications like that? 5. How do I test the whattage of an amp that does not list that specification? 6. How do I get signal from the deck to the trunk if the rear speakers are located in the doors and there is no way to take apart the dashboard? 7. How do I bridge left and right signal together without blowing out my amp or car stereo? 8. In the front doors I notice, when I remove a cover, 2 wires with its own connector at the end the leads into nothing. My guess is this is a tweeter output. After putting a multimeter to this plug, to insure it is not a turn signal output, I notice the multimeter does not pick up any voltage, or any ohm ratings. so how would I measure the impeadence of the stereo using this plug? 9. I notice in the trunk 4 wires with its own plug that have no place to be. I made sure this was not simply an extra brake light out put by removing the interior wall panal from the inside of the trunk lid to find that brake light plug in there. so my guess is that this is a subwoofer output. is it possible for me to use it if it is a sub output? if so how?

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MSA Sordin 6 pin LEMO... Answered

Recently I bought a  pair of MSA Sordin headsets but the plug is a MIL spec 6 pin lemo and I cannot find  a PTT for a Kenwood radio(2 pin ). Any suggestions? BTW I live outside the US so going to radioshack is  not possible...

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Tesla turbines as viable generators?

Anyone have any thoughts about Tesla turbines, potentially as something steam based to plug into an alternator? The internet seems to be of the opinion that they're either fantastic or crap. I'm thinking of this as an easier and cheaper option than a steam piston or Stirling system for my solar energy thing.

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How to switch from AC power to battery power

I am putting my christmas tree on the ceiling this year. But I want to make it rotate. The only problem is to get the lights to come on I have to plug it into the wall. How would I switch the tree from using ac power to battery power?

Question by viv664   |  last reply


A question for experienced mechanics

I  know someone who has a newer model of the Dodge Ram with a Hemi V8.  It has a special gas-saving feature which turns off 4 of the cylinders when it is at highway speeds.  I was wondering if this was a practical idea to do to an old 350 small block.  I know that you could just unplug the spark plugs to 4 cylinders.  Of course, you would have to do something to release the pressure also. (I was thinking of removing the entire spark plug.) I am not very experienced in auto mechanics so I was wondering if anyone here could figure this out.  PS : This option of shutting down cylinders was also available in older Cadillacs I beleive it was called the 4-6-8, which shut down either 2 or 4 cylinders.  This engine however, was known for it's problems, which is why I was wondering about doing this.

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I have a 1985 ford f150 p/u 5.8lt 4brrl that runs real good cold but runs real bad warmed up?

It runs great cold but when it warms up it stalls  is hard restart it has a new carb  it has a new ign, . plugs wires cap and rotor. System dosent overheat

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Honda xr2600 power washer

I have a Honda XR2600 power washer.  The problem that I have is the engine stops running after a few minutes while spraying. Installed a new spark plug. A new gas cap. Put in fresh fuel. I can use the power washer for only a few minutes and the engine will stop.  Any help appreciated.  

Question by GeorgeB240   |  last reply


Accelerator in a bowl

I want to help my kid explain particle accelerator with this project; I think I get the conductive balland positive/negative strips. What do I use to get "high powered dc current"? any suggestions ?I would like this to be self contained i.e. not plugged in. Thankshttp://www.symmetrymagazine.org/breaking/2008/03/26/accelerator-in-a-bowl/

Topic by sabadin   |  last reply


I accidentally poked small hole in freezer cooling line, can I patch it with flex seal or something like it?

Was de-icing my haier mini fridge, when I accidentally punctured a tiny hole in  freezer wall cooling line, it hissed for like 2 seconds. Is it safe to plug back in? and can I patch the hole?

Question by brandon.salinas.319   |  last reply


Kenmore Dryer Motor Question?

I have a used kenmore  dryer motor part # 8066206 model s58nxnbg-7004 that I would like to use for something else and was wondering  if I could wire a plug to it.  From left to right on the terminal block there is numbers 2 6 4 3 5 1.  Im not to sure where to hook up the hot wire and where to hook up the nuetral wire.  

Question by mu50stang   |  last reply


A/C-Broke for Aerostar. Need ideas for simple/inexpensive roof replacement?

How to get the van interior cooled without spending too much. Considering cheap 110 volt honda generator, can use for other things. plug in small room A/C or roof venting unit?  Buy used would keep costs down. Watcha think? goguddy

Question by goguddy   |  last reply


Auto-cloud backup mobile units for digital photography and film

This is just an idea I wanted to pitch It's entirely feasible more of a question of why.  There are hot spot devices that can get internet anywhere  You could theoretically build a module that plugs into a camera via USB and then the footage you take is automatically uploaded to a server somewhere (of your choice) 

Topic by jacob.cunningham.311   |  last reply


can i use 500 watt juicer and mixer motor for electric bicycle?

On motor specification it is written 500 watt , 50 hz ac motor , but when i plug it in 12 volt dc battery it runs slowly it can stop it with hand but i hope in higher dc volt it will run enough to use in my electric bicyle. it is philips juicer and mixer and grinder purchased from india

Question by Suraj Basnet   |  last reply


whats wrong with the thread I taped? Answered

I drilled a 3/8 size hole, taped it with a 10 x 0.5 mm plug tap. Than die taped a 10 mm size rod with a 10 x 0.5 die. I did it all on the drill press so it is at a 90 degree angle. The problem I am having is: The Rod is a little loose in the threaded hole, It won't slip out it is just loose. So why is this?

Question by silenus   |  last reply


Wire Mania - I need help with designing/making something to carry all the wires I have to cart around each day Answered

For my ipod = earphones(1), connection for pc(2), for electrical plug charging(3) and for car radio connection(4)  plus my earphone for my cellphone.  I have tried to make something to wind the wires around but they still get tangled.  I would so like to keep them neat.   Please help.  Thanks.  Julie

Question by juliefv   |  last reply


3D Printer Thermistor in a K type thermocouple

Hi all,Quick question before I butcher something unnecessarily.Can I connect a bog standard thermistor as found in Chinese 3D printer (of which I have spares) to a k type thermocouple plug (I have none) and use it in my k type thermometer?Or should I just buy the slightly more expensive correct lead?I want to monitor temps @ the heat break of a new hot end.

Topic by Squibo   |  last reply


Repair on a Russian Belarus farm tractor?

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 Russia.  Anyway my husband solved that problem by installing both a block heater which heats the water & an oil pan heater which of course heats the oil.  Only thing necessary is to either keep it plugged in all the time or plan ahead and plug it in the night before.  Now for my question, the seals on the arms which raise & lower the loader bucket and the ones that tilt the loader bucket are leaking hydraulic fluid.  Can anyone help us in changing the seals.  We ordered and received the necessary parts, but would like help with specific, very detailed step by step instructions to perform the repair.  It is our understanding the repair can be difficult if one is not careful in removing the end caps that hold the hydraulic cylinders.  Also the cylinder caps are external ones & the diameter is 40 mm.  Any and all assistance will be GREATLY appreciated.  Thanks so much, Debra Kay

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