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Old 05-09-2022, 06:43 AM   #101
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I'm unsure if this is actually the most pointless fix I've ever made, but it sets the bar quite high, even for my standards. At least I had it for around five more years.
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Old 05-09-2022, 07:26 AM   #102
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I'm unsure if this is actually the most pointless fix I've ever made, but it sets the bar quite high, even for my standards. At least I had it for around five more years.
It is amazing what a little duck tape will fix and it was not even meant for that purpose WOW
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Old 05-09-2022, 08:21 AM   #103
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The tape was there since almost forever, after I accidently stepped on it once. The more recent Sunday-evening fix was the external power switch, after the original one went up in smoke haha
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Old 05-09-2022, 11:00 AM   #104
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Old 05-09-2022, 12:51 PM   #105
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No, not pointless or worthless at all, you saved it from the landfill (unless you paid more for the switch than buying a new heat gun... then it would indeed qualify)!

However... definitely qualifies for ghetto fix in any circumstance!

"vollgas" and "standgas" are cute for reading as straight English, but probably quite typical for German...?
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Old 05-09-2022, 01:31 PM   #106
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"vollgas" and "standgas" are cute for reading as straight English, but probably quite typical for German...?
It is similar in Swedish.
It means full throttle or idle (speaking about a cars combustion engine).
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It is similar in Swedish.
It means full throttle or idle (speaking about a cars combustion engine).
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