> -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Michael Powell > Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 8:26 AM > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: Server Freezing Solid > > > Chris Maness wrote: > [snip] > >> For this reason, I'd advise that either you leave the PC unplugged for > >> 10 minutes or so after you've cleaned it to let any residual moisture > >> dry, or purchase an inline water filter. > > Should always put a drier on a compressor. You'll learn the hard > way if you > invest in pneumatic tools; you will kill them if you don't. >
Really high quality pneumatic tools (industrial grade) can be completely disassembled, cleaned, and repaired. The consumer grade stuff usually can't. In large shops, the usual procedure is to distribute the air with really long runs of pipe and put water traps at the end - that's probably what your thinking of with a drier. The traps fill up and every once in a while you open their petcocks and they pee old sock-smelling water out on your shoes. With a small pancake compressor it is generally satisfactory to run it without a drier, and at the end of the day, pour a couple teaspoons of air tool oil into the tool air intake then reconnnect the airline and give it a puff to distribute the oil. > [snip] > > I ran > > into a couple of post stating that the Abit VP6 had issues with > > components that fail. This seems to have happened. The old 1U box I > > switched the hardrive to yesterday is working flawlessly. However, > > this machine is a little on the underpowered side. > > > > Without actually checking, if memory serves there were a number > of products > from that time frame that used inferior electrolytic filter caps. You can The story I read was that the Chinese companies decided to get into making electrolytic caps a number of years ago. They sent spies into the Japanese companies to steal the electrolyte formula. Unknown to them the Japanese had anticipated this and so each batch of electrolyte was secretly treated with a stabilizer chemical that only the top chemists in the company knew about. The production chemists were unaware of it. When the Chinese firms stole the electrolytic formula, they produced caps that lacked this stabilizer. The result was the electrolyte broke down and the cap split. I don't know if it's a true story or not, but it sounded good! Ted _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"