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In Reply to: That is so weird.... posted by email@example.com on April 16, 2007 at 08:57:55:
One of my WPC-Z's tiny AC outlet mounting screws (and perhaps the threaded hole) is almost stripped but still grips. If and when I swap out the AC outlet again, the screw hole may need to be enlarged just a tad with a small threading tool and use a new one-step larger hardened stainless steel screw in its place. I would likely have all four holes done at a time for good measure. If need be I'll take it to a good metal fabricator I'm familiar with for his expertise (should be a quick and inexpensive job).
I'm notorious for being impatient and not getting the right screwdriver for the job and winging it. I had no problem with my screws that came with thew WPC-Z. I' ll be sure to treat them with kid gloves based on yours and others comments. I think I'm gonna stay w/my SWO-XXX vs an R1. I'm happy with things as they are. For now....... you all know how that works!
"For now....... you all know how that works!"
Assuming Uncle Sam refunds me some $, i might go with the wall plate system.
Funny thing is for months i've had my Oyaide system plugged into a cryo'd SWO-XXX that has NO wall plate...just the spongy foam insulator! $1000 worth of AC tweaks plugged into no outlet cover...
i have wood & metal outlet covers, but they don't fit properly on the SWO-XXX.
I'm not scared to buy the $200 system though, just glad to know i need to pay attention when mounting it. Stripping an expensive cover would really turn me against Oyaide BUT its been nuthin but luv so far.
The problem screws are the four tiny ones that attach the outlet to the aluminium frame. The problem is that the screw heads are VERY soft and the philips slots are VERY small. The other screws are fine. It is way too easy to strip-out the heads. They really need to make those screws beefier. In my case I used 10ga wire, and trying to push the outlet and the leads back into the box, line up the holes with the frame and turn those f'ing little screws was the most difficult part of the entire re-wire job. Bigger slots and harder metal would be better.
Its a nice piece. I'm interested to see if you hear a difference in the LF especially.
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