Tip & How-To about Tools & Hardware - Others
When a machine or tool breaks down and stops working, (usually at the worst possible time) the root cause of the failure can often be traced back one simple problem - DIRT! Call it what you will, crud, shmutz or yuck, a build-up of it in a critical location will always cause trouble. A common place for gunk to build-up and cause problems is the proverbial "Bottle neck". This can be anywhere that the volume of available space decreases, reducing the room for the tolerance of excess filth. This is especially true for vacuum cleaners and the like. Different machines have they're own special kinds of dirt, usually because the dirt is produced as a byproduct of the operation the machine is designed for. Sewing machines produce lint, saws produce saw dust and automobiles produce carbon. Sometimes, dirt can be attributed to atmospheric conditions. Sulfur dioxide gas, present in large quantities in some well water, has a sever corrosive effect on some metals, such as copper and silver, where it will produce a dirt of sorts that can effectively block electrical current. So, The first line of defense to avoiding mechanical failure is keeping your machine, whatever it may be, clean!
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