Microwave containers “safes” are very popular in today's marketplace. They are low-cost, compact units which provide a decent amount of fire protected space. These containers are ideal for senior citizens, college students, people who reside in small apartments, or for that matter, anyone with a...
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In photo 8, the red #1 shows a regular untapped hole. The red #2 shows a tapped hole. Next to that is the raised buss which is to be removed, and on the right, is what will take its place when we are finished.
Photo 9 demonstrates the completed version of the new and improved raised buss. While it is possible to simply seek out a small screw and nut from the bottom of your mayonnaise jar full of odds-n-ends then proceed to slap it in, it is your duty as a professional to act as such. Safe work is the last place you should be cutting corners or be in a hurry. By utilizing the largest screw possible, it will not shear or bend as easily. By tapping the hole, you will now be able to jam the nut and lock it into place. My use of a lockwasher amplifies this effect. I also always use Loctite , as is shown. If this lock should fail, it will not be because of a screw coming loose.
By moving the location of the screw and nut, we are now able to change the combination of the container at will. The screw's head being at a different fixed location in relationship to the numbers of the dial results in a virtual “domino effect” when combined with the rest of the fixed nubs on the remaining wheels in the pack. The raised nubs will pick up at different numbers, and the gates will park under the fence at different numbers.
To find the new combination after changing the buss location, simply utilize the correct dialing sequence while watching the wheelpack . Park the gates under the fence and make note of the numbers where you stop and change direction.
Replace the wheelpack in reverse order, and install a new cotter pin. Photo 10 shows the completed reinstallation and the new combination dialed. There is no hurry while performing safe work. The penalty is too high for a careless mistake or a procedure overlooked while watching the clock.
A friend obtained a Sentry ® 5560 Fire-Safe ® at a "bargain price," figuring that I could make the minor repairs and he would have a safe. He was so excited as he spoke, telling me the safe was...