Originally Posted by JohnB
Thanks for the good words Gene. SOC is a club of many with talents in most every area and then some.
About being a rookie, yes we all where at one time and even after years... the learning never stops
I'm in the very same boat. I love to learn and sometimes it's even more fun to share the info we learned over the years. I get approached frequently by neighbors being asked tech questions, but I'm honest enough that if I don't know I will say I don't know, but I will research it.
One trick I learned over the years was to filter the dust from some of these cooling fan systems, chargers, converters or almost anything that uses cooling fans.
Those fiberglass cheapy furnace filters do a pretty god job of pre-filtering the dust and dirt whether in your trailer or in the house, even in the shop.
I'll buy a 3 pack and build a box of sorts around the item and join it with duct tape. This filter is not a super filter by any means but removes the air born junk and you can see the filter first hand when it's dirty and time to build another one.
We had an older computer in our neighbor's small engine shop. It was a hobby business for him and being retired I helped out occasionally.
We used this computer to look up the latest specs and a few Youtube how-to pages. We noticed our cooling fan got filthy, so after a fan replacement I built a simple box set up for the computer. I took one or two of these cheap furnace filters and created a box of sorts around the computer.
Between using the airline to blow dirt off engine components and fuel lines, it seemed dirt flew everywhere. Bench cleaning and sweeping doesn't capture the stuff you need to capture. The fan filter proved its worth.
Now, look at your computer under your desk (I don't mean you laptop people) check for those dust bunnies we all know. I had another very small desk-type fan and wrapped a homemade filter of sorts on the intake side of that fan prior to where the air flow was for the CPU box. That pre-filtering made a world of difference for keeping things clean and from over heating.
Jerry & Debbie
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