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I Get Excited Over The Dumbest Stuff

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by John A. Shows, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Jun 9, 2010
    pilebuck

    pilebuck Member

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    Duct tape and tie wire lol
     
  2. Jun 13, 2010
    spenn80

    spenn80 New Member

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  3. Jun 14, 2010
    bk59

    bk59 New Member

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    Go to Radio shack and pick up one of thier butane soldering irons. They run around $20 and really come in handy. I carry one with me all the time.
    Don't forget the solder.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2010
    pete60cj5

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    Aspirin and Band-aids! :beer:
     
  5. Jul 18, 2010
    74Cj5Guy

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    Ok that Jerry can mount is great!!! I have got to buy that! Is that a good web site, has anyone bought from there before?
     
  6. Nov 3, 2010
    CJ-JIM

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    If your running an HEI carry an extra coil and module, and always turn your key off or disconnect the battery when working on electical issues!
     
  7. Dec 15, 2010
    72_CJ5_MUD

    72_CJ5_MUD Gunner

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    Never forget Duct-Tape!

    Gunner :flag:

    SEMPER FI!


     
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  8. Mar 24, 2011
    Jim302

    Jim302 Banned

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    I have to add my two cents to this one. Since it is generally electrical related, a chunk of wire long enough to go from your battery to any where else with an alligator clip on each end.
     
  9. Dec 26, 2011
    Jon111

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    I love my electrical tackle box, sometimes during the commercials on the speed channel I go in the garage to just look at it... I would add a can of paint on electrical tape. After soldering a butt connection and shrinking the tubing down on it, I like to give it one clean swipe with the liquid tape to waterproof the connection...
     
  10. Mar 28, 2012
    jsjpn

    jsjpn New Member

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    Never forget Duct-Tape!

    Gunner :flag:

    SEMPER FI!


    Personally I would have gorilla tape it holds better and last longer.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2012
    Red

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    X÷0
     
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  12. Mar 23, 2015
    eti engineer

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    I once had to rob some vacuum hose off the windshield wipers in an old car I had, to repair a fuel hose that had rotted. Does this qualify?
     
  13. Jun 13, 2016
    cpdad93

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    Perhaps a little airline size bottle of Black Jack
     
  14. Jun 19, 2016
    glowndk

    glowndk New Member

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    CABLE TIES , HEAT SRINK,
     
  15. Aug 18, 2017
    turbogus

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    Not just ANY heat shrink, use 3M Adhesive Lined (Dual Wall) Heat Shrink Tubing! This stuff will absolutely seal joints and connectors!

    Semper Fi
    E5 '79-'85
    Some people go through life wondering if they made a differece.....
     
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  16. Sep 2, 2017
    teletech

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    I'll just add my recommendation to the person who said nice things about marine-grade crimp connectors with heat-seal insulators, they are well worth the money and trouble to get. A lot of people use very poor crimping tools and then wonder why things fall apart or have loose/intermittent connections, a good quality double-reduction crimp tool will crush your terminal on well enough that the wire will fail first.
    I see a lot of mention of soldering irons, just be sure to use soft lead solder. I did have a chat with a mechanical engineer from an aerospace background who explained that unless you have exquisite strain relief that soldered joints tended to fail from vibration and strain between where the solder ends and insulation begins and indeed, I have seen this failure mode often enough that I no longer willingly use solder but crimps (see above).
     
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  17. Jan 17, 2019
    Focker

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