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Old 06-14-2018, 02:02 AM
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OK, now I am officially pissed!!! Went out to the shop this afternoon to take out the power switch. Pushed the forward, off and reverse several times and now it works smoothly every time. I was so looking forward to a drum switch.
Now calm down... just get a drum switch, and wire it parallel to the existing switch. Then, you will have the best of both worlds.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:46 AM
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Now calm down... just get a drum switch, and wire it parallel to the existing switch. Then, you will have the best of both worlds.
How will wiring it parallel be an advantage?
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Now calm down... just get a drum switch, and wire it parallel to the existing switch. Then, you will have the best of both worlds.


There are better ways to make a smoke machine.
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There are better ways to make a smoke machine.
Please explain further, as to why wiring in parallel wouldn't work. Thanks.
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:03 PM
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How will wiring it parallel be an advantage?
Well, you appeared really upset that the original switch was working, again, so it dissuaded you from replacing it with a drum switch. I'm just trying to make you happy by suggesting you go ahead and get that drum switch, and wire it, so you can use whichever switch makes you happiest.

Of course for safety sake you will have to determine a method that allows you to make sure you are forced to use one switch or the other, and not both at the same time.
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:20 AM
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Please explain further, as to why wiring in parallel wouldn't work. Thanks.


Just seems like putting one switch in forward and the other in reverse would produce a lot of light, heat, and smoke.
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:36 AM
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Just seems like putting one switch in forward and the other in reverse would produce a lot of light, heat, and smoke.
Yup, just like opening up the box and crossing a couple wires...
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:11 AM
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Well, you appeared really upset that the original switch was working, again, so it dissuaded you from replacing it with a drum switch. I'm just trying to make you happy by suggesting you go ahead and get that drum switch, and wire it, so you can use whichever switch makes you happiest.

Of course for safety sake you will have to determine a method that allows you to make sure you are forced to use one switch or the other, and not both at the same time.
I understand what you meant now. LW is checking on a drum switch for me. If he has it I will install the drum switch and disconnect the push button switch. Not sure how I will cover the hole on the cover yet. Likely just cut out a plate and pop rivet it in. Unlikely will find paint to match. Maybe add a bracket for some tools???
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...Not sure how I will cover the hole on the cover yet. Likely just cut out a plate and pop rivet it in...
There are lots of "press-in" hole covers out there--you should be able to find something online...
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:54 PM
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There are lots of "press-in" hole covers out there--you should be able to find something online...
I was thinking a bracket for my digital calipers so they are handy up front.
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