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...unless you are technically inclined.

Couldn't connect to the internet today so I called Tech Support, but first...

Click the Wi-Fi icon and disconnect then reconnect. Test. Nope, try again. Nope.
Reboot the Laptop and test again. Nope.
Check with different Laptop, No connection.
Check lights on Router, all okay. Turn off Router and wait 30 seconds before turning back on. Still not working.
Log on to Router. "No Internet" (yes, thanks, I am aware of that).
Turn off Modem and Router. Turn on Modem, wait and then turn on Router, test. Nope.
Check for dial tone on home line. Tests okay
Check for dial tone at modem. Tests okay
Check one last time for internet access, nope.
Call IP Directlink...busy signal. Problem solved.

It was interesting finding items in my tool bags that I haven't used in years, like:

  • TS-21
  • Can Wrench
  • Booth Wrench
  • Hex Crimp Coax Tool
  • Seimens STM-8
  • T-25, T-59 and T-75 Staplers
  • Lamp Extractor


What's still in one of your bag(s) you haven't used in years?


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I still have a piece of 3/8" (I think..) rubber hose for extracting light bulbs out of 1A2 sets...


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I still use all of the above tools, minus the lamp extractor...hex crimp tool is used for CCTV BNC connectors.


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I haven't touched my cable staplers or cable toner devices in quite a while. Luckily I always remove all batteries to avoid damage due to cell leakage. The batteries looked awful, but, everything worked properly when I plopped new batteries in. thumbsup


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Originally Posted by dexman
I haven't touched my cable staplers or cable toner devices in quite a while. Luckily I always remove all batteries to avoid damage due to cell leakage. thumbsup
I have the manual type staplers.


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Toner...used last week.

Lamp extractor...still use it several times a year on a directional AM antenna controller that uses 24X bulbs.

TS-22...out of service...intermittent connection inside. I'll dive in with a soldering iron someday. In a pinch, I can use my uncle's old rotary test-board set and some alligator clips. smile Don't use it much anymore anyhow.
I do a lot more tracing of line-level audio circuits, and for quick and dirty checks, I have one of those little white Radio Shack battery-powered speakers (with the input padded down) with a 1/8"-to-gator clips cord. I've also used the line input of my 3M Work Tunes headphones with the same cord for quick/dirty checks in noisy places.

Simpson 260 analog VOM...never without it, perfect tool still for in-circuit testing of MOSFET's in certain AM radio transmitters.

Have no idea where my hex-crimp tool is. Been using compression fittings for 15 years or so.

Internet outages at several of my clients usually happens once a year when mice raid a ped and chew up the wires...except this year...a few weeks back CenturyLink killed a ton of DSL and fiber customers for hours in our town with a bad firmware update at the CO.

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Most of my stuff has been unused since I've retired, once in awhile I'll do a small job. Here's a list of stuff I really don't even know why I still have it.

. KS 20827 L1 unwrap tool
. 553 A & C lamp extractors
. Chipping knife and lead dresser (I know)
. KS 2348 Screw driver ( the one for the little screws with a hole in the middle so the screw driver can guide them)
. KS 6320 L1 orange stick (several)
. Bell System nose bag (yep has a hemp rope)

I'm sure there's more useless stuff out there.


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Professor, I install a lot of cable and the beam clamps use hex head 1/4 x 20 bolts that my can wrench fits just perfectly.

Jeff you know you can get those in compression now.



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Before I retired, I found myself doing more IT related work than anything else. So, strange as it seems, my butt set just took up space in my tool bag


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My tool pouch is very heavy, but I "need" everything in it.


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