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Well when you took it apart were you able to put it back together,

and did you have extra parts when you were done?

What did you learn from the project?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 23/08/2007 19:55:09 »
I took my mind apart when I was six. To this day I have never found all the parts.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 23/08/2007 20:21:23 »
I've taken lots of things apart & never managed to get any back together again  :(
 

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« Reply #3 on: 23/08/2007 20:29:03 »
I took my mind apart when I was six. To this day I have never found all the parts.

I know!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 23/08/2007 20:29:44 »
I've taken lots of things apart & never managed to get any back together again  :(

 What did you take apart?                     
 

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« Reply #5 on: 23/08/2007 20:35:00 »
Clocks, cars, flat-pack furniture, the Berlin Wall...  :D
 

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« Reply #6 on: 23/08/2007 23:17:13 »
I've taken lots of things apart & never managed to get any back together again  :(

Me too. And I'm only 13. You saying I have a whole life time of that :( LoL

the Berlin Wall...  :D

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« Reply #7 on: 24/08/2007 15:34:01 »
I have taken apart televisions and repaired them!
VCR's also. Have had no experimentation with CD players YET!
Have taken apart radios and replaced them. Have replaced tubes in very old radios.

Alarm clocks with success
hair dryers not worth repairing only examining..
dryers ( repaired with success)
washers (also with success)
dishwashers (also with success)
my computer on several occasion several times successfully and several times beyond my understanding.
scanners, successfully
parts of cars. successfully and unsuccessfully.
Have removed and replaced house door knobs, locks etc. Also have removed car door handles on my mini van and replaced three of them that just broke off.. cheep pot metal pulls!!

weed eaters
Lawn mowers
water pumps,
wood chippers and blade replacements
record players
vacuum cleaners

Tons of things including wall sockets, electric switches, lights, Lamps, plug in sockets..LOL lots of things ..mostly successful. Have traced a short in my house wiring and identified its line but now need to learn some more about getting the new wire through all the holes without having it pulled loose from the old line while I pull the new one through attached to the old. 
 



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« Reply #8 on: 24/08/2007 15:38:24 »
Wow. Karen you should be a repairwomen.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 24/08/2007 15:48:53 »
What you talking about I am a repair women.. LOL Oh Yeah I have replaced windows in my house and tore out a kitchen and helped build it back, I also can hang dry wall and build new wall after I tear the old ones down! LOL OH I built a big sturdy shed also! when I get the weeds waked around it I will post a picture! LOL I used all scrap wood two by fours so it is solid two by four laid like a brick construction. It has 1 door two widows I pulled from and old barn and I built one shelf! I have always stored Christmas stuff in there!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 24/08/2007 15:52:54 »
Wow. Karen is great. I just keep things clean. Which reminds me of something I need post.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 24/08/2007 16:00:15 »
No Not Great just getting old one learns lots as one ages and I hope that continues for a least a few more days! LOL
 

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« Reply #12 on: 24/08/2007 16:44:50 »
Well when you took it apart were you able to put it back together,

No

and did you have extra parts when you were done?

Several

What did you learn from the project?

Don't let my cousin near anything I'm trying to fix

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What can I say, I'm sure every boy would take apart their toys to see how it works and then sometimes with luck put them back together.............I know I did  ;)
 

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« Reply #13 on: 24/08/2007 16:48:44 »
LOL every girl at least in my case! LOL

Hello Daniel Nice to see you!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 24/08/2007 16:52:22 »
Hello me dear ;)
 

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« Reply #15 on: 24/08/2007 17:24:23 »
Hope you are taking care of your self Young man!
 

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« Reply #16 on: 24/08/2007 17:49:44 »
You Know the longest project I have done or spent the most time taking apart has been my own Body!..Daniel Take care of yours all of you Cause its one of those things that when you get it apart you go to order new parts and their are just not enough parts to put it back together and you try and try to rig it so It will work for a bit longer in hopes that someone will fix a part or an old used one can take its place... but the chances of old used parts are low as people like to keep them as long as possible.. LOL It's too hard to fix if you let the best machine you own continually break down and not repair it promptly and keep it tuned up.. Be careful friends.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 24/08/2007 18:44:50 »
I rebuilt a 1949 Plymouth car engine when I was 18 but wouldn't dare touch any car engine made in the last 30 year.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 24/08/2007 19:28:16 »
I rebuilt a 1949 Plymouth car engine when I was 18 but wouldn't dare touch any car engine made in the last 30 year.

When I first opened the bonnet (hood) of my old Rover Sterling I could hardly recognise anything.
 

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« Reply #19 on: 24/08/2007 19:38:46 »
I've taken shoe laces out of my shoes and successfully put them back together. :)
 

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« Reply #20 on: 24/08/2007 19:41:29 »
I've taken shoe laces out of my shoes and successfully put them back together. :)

 

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« Reply #21 on: 24/08/2007 21:02:43 »
HAHA Doc. Nice to see you Mirage! And man you are talented Carolyn! LoL.
 

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« Reply #22 on: 25/08/2007 01:29:35 »
HAHA Doc. Nice to see you Mirage! And man you are talented Carolyn! LoL.

Thanks....I try. :D
 

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« Reply #23 on: 25/08/2007 05:16:13 »
I can't even take my shoe laces out and put them back in correctly. LoL.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 25/08/2007 15:27:39 »
LOL you guys are funny! How would you all get by without all the technology that we love. When things broke around here I did not have the finances to replace them all the time so I took chances and took things apart labeling everything so I could put it back together. Some things were just obvious , open it up an whoops broken belt, so took it bought a new one put it back on put it back together plugged her in in turned her on and Voila instant fix for usually anywhere from ten to 30.00 for price of the part only!
 

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