Stupid Shit from china

I love when I come across purchases of dumb stuff made in china. Of course this was in the BIN

Disassembly soon to follow

Here is the break down. 2 brand new 18650 batteries with a charging system. 2 fans with cages that can be modified to be pretty good directional cooleing running off 3.7 volts

The batteries for technical referance are 1200mAh 4.44Wh this information for the forumla.localad.com info on LiPo batteries

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Portable air Bottle (almost)

The misson is to repair the manifold so a air valve can be installed to be able to fill the tank.

The casting on the tank broke off eliminating the air valve

purchased a air valve for a couple bucks, determined the thread count to be 18

Drilled hole per tap instructions (7/16) Although this thread od is almost 1/2 inch it’s called 1/4 pipe thread. I’ll
provide the tap chart for referance

Adding a air guage would just top off this great repair. Not! Tightening the air valve the mainfold again fell apart. At this point the manifold is deemed unreliable and tossed in the recycle bin

Back to the Basics. All I really wanted to do is not have to haul out my compressor to air a distant tire

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simple fix, poor design

Label printers are pretty common in the trash these days. It’s either they are just out of film or the batteries are dead.
this one actually had a broken battery terminal, the battery unable to make contact with the lead end because it
was pushed back inside the machine. A little JB weld will hold things together, probably stronger than the orignal design. Time to print some labels, this thing even had new batteries. about an 11 minute fix because i had to find the glue.

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Flea Market find

My flea market find, 1 dollar bin. I thought i had this until i opened one of the outlet doors and there it was.
The defect that rendered it to the china bin.

Perfect 15min fix project (5min needs update)

Disassembly reveals a pretty good quality, simple design. And great condition!
The defect obliviously from running to much current, melted the case but inspecting inside looked fine

The timing mechanism simple and functional, the overall condition good or better. Reassembled and put it out in the garden.

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Dewalt 20v led light (crap)

The workbench, quick 5 min evulation reveals the hidden secrets of the dewalt 20 volt led light
Not sure of the model, couple years old so the bulb is dim. You know the led element they said would last forever, who is they, I dont know probably some government agency trying to sway people to eleminate the old style cheep bulbs.

The LED gets weak and the light useless unless you can replace the bulb.

What you can buy a replacement bulb, preytel! Hold on there boys and girls. This expensive LED light has a secret.

You cant change the bulb, maybe you can but this is not a standard bulb. Some crappy led placed on a circuit board with some wires glued firmly in.

In the Bin it goes!

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