crazy ideas to fix machines

Discussion in 'Jokes and non-sense' started by DMC, May 10, 2017.

  1. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    What have you done to fix a machine in desperate time?

    Here is an example.

    I used Two wrong parts....spliced together and wired together in a creative way using anything I could find. Lamp wire, tape, whatever. We are using a Pool Noodle from Dollar store as insulation.

    Looks stupid right?

    Works though!

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  2. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    This is our current beater machine for 3d printing.

    We got it broken and not working. Had so many things wrong, including the printhead. Fixed it all for cheap and now running again.

    Used wrong printhead from ebay. A Xerox paper printer part....we soldered on some pins and flushed the Xerox ink (wax).
  3. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    I had an old p.o.s. mustang with a inline 6. The single barrel carburetor was giving me trouble so I took it apart to clean it.
    Who ever had the carb apart before me damaged the threads on the aluminum housing holding the upper and lower
    halves together. I got it put back together and bolted it to the intake. When pushing the accelerator the to halves would
    split apart messing up the fuel air mixture and make the engine run rough and eventually stall. I didn't have another
    vehicle around so my solution was to take a 'tallboy' beer can and put it on top of the air cleaner and slam the hood down
    on it. The can worked as a shim to hold the two halves together. Gave me time to find another carburetor at a junk yard
    and rebuild it.
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  4. Kongo-Otto

    Kongo-Otto Love on first bite!

    Macgyver can repair this without a pool noodle!
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  5. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    They broadcast bad 1980's American TV reruns in Germany? I've seen Bonanza with German dubbing. Lol
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  6. cadfan

    cadfan Moderator Staff Member

    This is more a case for prison break if the Berufsgenossenschaft looks at
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  7. Kongo-Otto

    Kongo-Otto Love on first bite!

    My beloved Mister Gesangsverein !
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  8. Andrey

    Andrey Well-Known Member

    Scott!))))) in Russia, the machine repaired thus would work until has again broken))) at us even space rockets do on an insulating tape)))), the blue insulating tape is the most widespread material at repair of all in Russia, you have correctly noticed it cheap and it works! You have no distant ancestors from Russia?:D:D:D
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  9. jmn

    jmn Christian Member

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