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Simmons SDS 9 too hot.

Post by wrekkstylz » Tue May 11, 2010 8:47 am

I don't know if this is normal, but my simmons sds 9 gets really hot from the back. it's like touching a lightbulb that's been on for a while. it does cool down pretty fast, and it doesn't see to be affecting the functioning it.

any ideas?

the only thing I can think of is that it might be that thermal paste stuff that you put in between metal to metal contact kind of like in between a computer processor and the heat sink. I noticed that it got hotter when i loosened the screws and separated the metal bar from the touching the bottom of the panel.

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Re: Simmons SDS 9 too hot.

Post by sam » Tue May 11, 2010 1:06 pm

From my experience they all run hot..
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Re: Simmons SDS 9 too hot.

Post by wrekkstylz » Tue May 11, 2010 3:34 pm

cool so it's not just mine then.

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Re: Simmons SDS 9 too hot.

Post by sam » Tue May 11, 2010 4:17 pm

On a positive note..If your gas gets cut off you can fry your eggs on it..
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Re: Simmons SDS 9 too hot.

Post by wrekkstylz » Wed May 12, 2010 11:45 pm

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I guess the heat is not really a problem, but it bothered me, so i took off the little circuit board where the heat sink is, stripped off all the old goop with stripper spray, put some new thermal paste on.

this really didn't make that much of a difference, it was still getting hot enough to cook with after like 2 hours of being on.

next, i got a piece of brass and cut it in half with scissors.

i used some JB Weld and some washers to make like a little radiator. then i put some put some JB Weld on the ends and some thermal paste in the middle and stuck that to the chasis.

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Here's a side view so you can see the 2 pieces of brass.

Anywho, I can now leave it as long as I want without the fear of it burning my hand or setting my place on fire.

It really did used to get hot enough to cook eggs on it, but now it's just hot enough to warm your hands on a cold winter day.

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