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#1 Benhim

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:39 AM

I disassembled my power switch which was a mistake because I can't seem to get it back together. I can't seem to find a tool that will fit inside the small holes on the back of the ceramic insulator where the nuts attach to the screws. I have a small socket that fits the nut, but I can't seem to find one that fits inside the hole.

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#2 Stuart

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:24 AM

Perhaps a pair of needlenose pliers? Or if you just need to hold the nut to mate it with the bolt, perhaps wedge a matchstick or similar in there to hold it enough before friction can take over?

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:07 PM

Call Skutt ... Get it done right.
Hmmm ... And do you care to share what your plan was when you took it apart?? :)

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:15 PM

My Rheostat was burned out so I wanted to check the power switch to see if there was a lot of carbon scoring. Had no idea they had elves put the switch together.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:35 AM

Got it back together. I put the screws in backwards and mounted the nuts on the front against the plate.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:37 PM

I disassembled my power switch which was a mistake because I can't seem to get it back together. I can't seem to find a tool that will fit inside the small holes on the back of the ceramic insulator where the nuts attach to the screws. I have a small socket that fits the nut, but I can't seem to find one that fits inside the hole.


I assume that you mean the Kiln Sitter. If so, I know exactly what you are talking about. I solved the problem by grinding the outer barrel of a nut driver so that it would fit into the recess. I used a belt sander here at Paragon.

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