A Lesson About Growing Plants from Seeds

Last summer I saved seeds from just about every fruit or vegetable that crossed my path. I have grape seeds, peach seeds, okra seeds, five different varieties of peppers, long-necked pumpkins, cucumbers, and snow peas just to name a few.

The past month I decided to get them started in the house so they’re ready to transplant when Pennsylvania’s unpredictable seasons finally decide it’s time for warms.  The hard lesson I’ve learned is this: patience!

It seems so obvious.  But just when I was ready to give up on my grapes and peaches, I began to see sprouts fighting to the surface.  Some I had already given up on and used the container to start some store-bought seeds, but right now I have three grapes and two peach trees looking very, very promising.

Replacing a Switch on a Grizzley G8027 Dust Collector

I recently purchased a Grizzley G8027 dust collector from an ad I found in CraigsList. It worked great for a couple of sessions, but I quickly found that the switch had problems and eventually it just stopped clicking on. This model comes with a locking switch that allows you to lock it into the on position, which is nice if you’re going to control it from elsewhere in your shop.

Unfortunately I had a hard time finding an identical switch for a reasonable price.  But I found a dirt-cheap switch on Amazon that will do just fine for my purposes:

The switch is simple to install.  First unplug the dust collector from power.  Unscrew the faceplate. Once you can get to the back of the switch, pull the wires off the terminals on the switch.  To remove the switch from the faceplate, push in the sides of the switch, then push it out the front of the faceplate.  Slide the new switch in the same way, hook the wires up, reattach the faceplate, and plug the unit back in to test it.