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Content posted in March 2012
Broken Switch Shocks Engineer
Sherlock Ohms 
3/28/2012  29 comments
Make no assumptions that an on/off switch actually works. You could end up making a shocking discovery.
Case of the Silent Sound
Sherlock Ohms 
3/23/2012  6 comments
When the sound chip doesn't work on a computer board, a DOS debugger might come in handy.
Case of the Oil Fire Damper
Sherlock Ohms 
3/21/2012  33 comments
If you could remove the fuel source -- in this case, oil -- you could put out the fire.
Case of the Dirty Water Backflow
Sherlock Ohms 
3/16/2012  13 comments
The dirty water at the end of the wash cycle may not be a problem with the washer itself.
Fitting the Fan Into a Wrong-Size Hole
Sherlock Ohms 
3/14/2012  18 comments
Trying to fit a a too-large fan into a too-small wall mount can be a problem. If you can't make the wall hole larger, you have to make the fan smaller.
Grinding Out the Angular Deflection
Sherlock Ohms 
3/12/2012  11 comments
When something's out of whack in production, sometimes you can grind it into compliance.
Tractor Belt Bearings Break Bad
Sherlock Ohms 
3/8/2012  13 comments
The tractor's belts kept breaking, but the belts weren't the problem.
Case of the Skewed Chips
Sherlock Ohms 
3/6/2012  13 comments
The automation was working within specs for chip placement, but it wasn't working as well as it should. A step-by-step look revealed the flaw.
Headbox Hairballs Plague Paper Mill
Sherlock Ohms 
3/5/2012  9 comments
Sometimes you have to take a plant nearly apart to find a problem that has been a pest for 20 years.




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