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Old 04-03-2010, 11:19 PM   #16
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Man I have one of these laying around I think!

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Old 04-14-2010, 07:55 PM   #17
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So its good to put magnets on your oil filter?(or oil plug?)
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:04 PM   #18
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Putting magnets on your oil filter, drain plug or just on the oil pan itself is an added measure of protection that doesn't cost anything. They sell special devices that do the same thing but they want your hard earned $$ for them. I tend to want to keep my money for other things like building my house. dorf dude...
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Ok, it traps metal particles,and thats good.No downside with messing with the electronics? Now who knows about the rumor that a magnet on the electric meter slows it down?
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This was passed along to me by a septic guy,, inside of big speakers, a big magnet, had a heck of a time getting it out, but I used one with a piece of rope tied to it to drag around the house exterior after doing the roof. Works great getting all those nails laying in the grass. Craftsman has a telescopic magnet, I love to use when I drop small parts on the floor and can't see them, I sweep along the floor with it to find the part.
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You could mount several of these magnets on a board and then put wheels on the ends, attach a handle and then you have a pick up tool. dorf dude...
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And people are making generators out of them to make there own electricity also. Another use for a puter other than a paper weight.Who would of thunk it?
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i grew up around computers, and always was taking them apart....so my fingers got pinched all the time with these strong magnets, still was fun to play with when i was 5 though.
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I use one of those tot lock magnets to locate and remove drywall screws in my demolition but these would work well. Coincidentally, just paid $200 to have the hard drive in my daughter's laptop replaced and they gave us the old hard drive. Why they could not get her old data off it I do not know, but that's a topic for another thread.
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Putting magnets on your oil filter, drain plug or just on the oil pan itself is an added measure of protection that doesn't cost anything. They sell special devices that do the same thing but they want your hard earned $$ for them. I tend to want to keep my money for other things like building my house. dorf dude...
Only problem with magnets in/around auto engines is the rare earth type,
neodymium magnets, don't like heat. They die about 160F. Google rare earth magnets for KJ Magnetics webpage for a bunch of info.
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Ok, it traps metal particles,and thats good.No downside with messing with the electronics? Now who knows about the rumor that a magnet on the electric meter slows it down?
doesn't slow the wheel down. It is aluminum
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Thanks for the heads up DD, there is no telling how many I have thrown away but I won't throw any more away.
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I use one of those tot lock magnets to locate and remove drywall screws in my demolition but these would work well. Coincidentally, just paid $200 to have the hard drive in my daughter's laptop replaced and they gave us the old hard drive. Why they could not get her old data off it I do not know, but that's a topic for another thread.
Do a search on "data recovery" it's quite a process. They could if they send it out to a special company but it could cost over $1k!

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Do a search on "data recovery" it's quite a process. They could if they send it out to a special company but it could cost over $1k!
Who knew? I would have thought the local geeks would have some tricks up their sleeves. They always tell you "We'll do what we can." But apparently, that's not much. I use Carbonite now. It's money well spent. The only thing my daughter has to worry about is her pictures and she uploads all those on Facebook for free.
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any other place's to get magnets ??

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