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I've order a sheet of mica to make a new waveguide cover for my
microwave. In the meantime, the kids keep staring at the gas stove
with a bewildered look in their eyes.

Do I have anything lying around the house that can serve as a
temporary waveguide cover? I tried scraping the carbon spot off the
old one, but I put hole right through it. Can I put tape over the hole
and use it for a few days?

Follow-up question: Why are waveguide covers made of mica?


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On 3 Nov, 13:40, DerbyDad03 wrote:
I've order a sheet of mica to make a new waveguide cover for my
microwave. In the meantime, the kids keep staring at the gas stove
with a bewildered look in their eyes.

Do I have anything lying around the house that can serve as a
temporary waveguide cover? I tried scraping the carbon spot off the
old one, but I put hole right through it. Can I put tape over the hole
and use it for a few days?

Follow-up question: Why are waveguide covers made of mica?


How about this?

Don't ask me why, but I have an old waveguide cover from the same
unit. Can I cut out a piece and glue it over the hole in the other
one? Would regular Elmers whie glue work?

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On Nov 3, 2:09 pm, DerbyDad03 wrote:
On 3 Nov, 13:40, DerbyDad03 wrote:

I've order a sheet of mica to make a new waveguide cover for my
microwave. In the meantime, the kids keep staring at the gas stove
with a bewildered look in their eyes.


Do I have anything lying around the house that can serve as a
temporary waveguide cover? I tried scraping the carbon spot off the
old one, but I put hole right through it. Can I put tape over the hole
and use it for a few days?


Follow-up question: Why are waveguide covers made of mica?


How about this?

Don't ask me why, but I have an old waveguide cover from the same
unit. Can I cut out a piece and glue it over the hole in the other
one? Would regular Elmers whie glue work?


OK, so scratch the patch and Elmer's glue idea. I tried it and heated
up a cup of coffee for 30 seconds. The patch got warm...cooled off
really quick, but it was definitely warm while the rest of the
waveguide was cool.

I'm back to looking for a substitute.

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DerbyDad03 wrote in
ups.com:

On Nov 3, 2:09 pm, DerbyDad03 wrote:
On 3 Nov, 13:40, DerbyDad03 wrote:

I've order a sheet of mica to make a new waveguide cover for my
microwave. In the meantime, the kids keep staring at the gas stove
with a bewildered look in their eyes.


Do I have anything lying around the house that can serve as a
temporary waveguide cover? I tried scraping the carbon spot off the
old one, but I put hole right through it. Can I put tape over the hole
and use it for a few days?


Follow-up question: Why are waveguide covers made of mica?


How about this?

Don't ask me why, but I have an old waveguide cover from the same
unit. Can I cut out a piece and glue it over the hole in the other
one? Would regular Elmers whie glue work?


OK, so scratch the patch and Elmer's glue idea. I tried it and heated
up a cup of coffee for 30 seconds. The patch got warm...cooled off
really quick, but it was definitely warm while the rest of the
waveguide was cool.

I'm back to looking for a substitute.



a piece of glass or clear plastic. both are transparent to MW eneergy.
I guess mica was chosen as a low-cost durable,opaque MW window,and food
spatter would clean off it easily.

--
Jim Yanik
jyanik
at
kua.net
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On Nov 3, 6:53 pm, Jim Yanik wrote:
DerbyDad03 wrote roups.com:





On Nov 3, 2:09 pm, DerbyDad03 wrote:
On 3 Nov, 13:40, DerbyDad03 wrote:


I've order a sheet of mica to make a new waveguide cover for my
microwave. In the meantime, the kids keep staring at the gas stove
with a bewildered look in their eyes.


Do I have anything lying around the house that can serve as a
temporary waveguide cover? I tried scraping the carbon spot off the
old one, but I put hole right through it. Can I put tape over the hole
and use it for a few days?


Follow-up question: Why are waveguide covers made of mica?


How about this?


Don't ask me why, but I have an old waveguide cover from the same
unit. Can I cut out a piece and glue it over the hole in the other
one? Would regular Elmers whie glue work?


OK, so scratch the patch and Elmer's glue idea. I tried it and heated
up a cup of coffee for 30 seconds. The patch got warm...cooled off
really quick, but it was definitely warm while the rest of the
waveguide was cool.


I'm back to looking for a substitute.


a piece of glass or clear plastic. both are transparent to MW eneergy.
I guess mica was chosen as a low-cost durable,opaque MW window,and food
spatter would clean off it easily.

--
Jim Yanik
jyanik
at
kua.net- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Thanks.

I read one website that said that mica helped scatter the MW, which is
desirable for more even cooking, but I read another that said it ain't
so. In any case, I'm looking at a short term fix.

Now I need a way to get the plastic (plexiglass) to stay in the holder



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DerbyDad03 wrote in
oups.com:

On Nov 3, 6:53 pm, Jim Yanik wrote:
DerbyDad03 wrote
roups.com:





On Nov 3, 2:09 pm, DerbyDad03 wrote:
On 3 Nov, 13:40, DerbyDad03 wrote:


I've order a sheet of mica to make a new waveguide cover for my
microwave. In the meantime, the kids keep staring at the gas
stove with a bewildered look in their eyes.


Do I have anything lying around the house that can serve as a
temporary waveguide cover? I tried scraping the carbon spot off
the old one, but I put hole right through it. Can I put tape
over the hole and use it for a few days?


Follow-up question: Why are waveguide covers made of mica?


How about this?


Don't ask me why, but I have an old waveguide cover from the same
unit. Can I cut out a piece and glue it over the hole in the
other one? Would regular Elmers whie glue work?


OK, so scratch the patch and Elmer's glue idea. I tried it and
heated up a cup of coffee for 30 seconds. The patch got
warm...cooled off really quick, but it was definitely warm while
the rest of the waveguide was cool.


I'm back to looking for a substitute.


a piece of glass or clear plastic. both are transparent to MW
eneergy. I guess mica was chosen as a low-cost durable,opaque MW
window,and food spatter would clean off it easily.

--
Jim Yanik
jyanik
at
kua.net- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Thanks.

I read one website that said that mica helped scatter the MW, which is
desirable for more even cooking, but I read another that said it ain't
so. In any case, I'm looking at a short term fix.

Now I need a way to get the plastic (plexiglass) to stay in the holder



couple of small spots of superglue?

--
Jim Yanik
jyanik
at
kua.net
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On Nov 3, 11:17 pm, Jim Yanik wrote:
DerbyDad03 wrote groups.com:





On Nov 3, 6:53 pm, Jim Yanik wrote:
DerbyDad03 wrote
roups.com:


On Nov 3, 2:09 pm, DerbyDad03 wrote:
On 3 Nov, 13:40, DerbyDad03 wrote:


I've order a sheet of mica to make a new waveguide cover for my
microwave. In the meantime, the kids keep staring at the gas
stove with a bewildered look in their eyes.


Do I have anything lying around the house that can serve as a
temporary waveguide cover? I tried scraping the carbon spot off
the old one, but I put hole right through it. Can I put tape
over the hole and use it for a few days?


Follow-up question: Why are waveguide covers made of mica?


How about this?


Don't ask me why, but I have an old waveguide cover from the same
unit. Can I cut out a piece and glue it over the hole in the
other one? Would regular Elmers whie glue work?


OK, so scratch the patch and Elmer's glue idea. I tried it and
heated up a cup of coffee for 30 seconds. The patch got
warm...cooled off really quick, but it was definitely warm while
the rest of the waveguide was cool.


I'm back to looking for a substitute.


a piece of glass or clear plastic. both are transparent to MW
eneergy. I guess mica was chosen as a low-cost durable,opaque MW
window,and food spatter would clean off it easily.


--
Jim Yanik
jyanik
at
kua.net- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


Thanks.


I read one website that said that mica helped scatter the MW, which is
desirable for more even cooking, but I read another that said it ain't
so. In any case, I'm looking at a short term fix.


Now I need a way to get the plastic (plexiglass) to stay in the holder


couple of small spots of superglue?

--
Jim Yanik
jyanik
at
kua.net- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Thanks...All set. Found some thin, stiff plastic in the shop. Thin
enough to fit in the original holder. Should last a couple of days
until the mica comes in.

Thanks again.


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In article .com,
DerbyDad03 wrote:

On Nov 3, 11:17 pm, Jim Yanik wrote:
DerbyDad03 wrote
groups.com:





On Nov 3, 6:53 pm, Jim Yanik wrote:
DerbyDad03 wrote
roups.com:


On Nov 3, 2:09 pm, DerbyDad03 wrote:
On 3 Nov, 13:40, DerbyDad03 wrote:


I've order a sheet of mica to make a new waveguide cover for my
microwave. In the meantime, the kids keep staring at the gas
stove with a bewildered look in their eyes.


Do I have anything lying around the house that can serve as a
temporary waveguide cover? I tried scraping the carbon spot off
the old one, but I put hole right through it. Can I put tape
over the hole and use it for a few days?


Follow-up question: Why are waveguide covers made of mica?


How about this?


Don't ask me why, but I have an old waveguide cover from the same
unit. Can I cut out a piece and glue it over the hole in the
other one? Would regular Elmers whie glue work?


OK, so scratch the patch and Elmer's glue idea. I tried it and
heated up a cup of coffee for 30 seconds. The patch got
warm...cooled off really quick, but it was definitely warm while
the rest of the waveguide was cool.


I'm back to looking for a substitute.


a piece of glass or clear plastic. both are transparent to MW
eneergy. I guess mica was chosen as a low-cost durable,opaque MW
window,and food spatter would clean off it easily.


--
Jim Yanik
jyanik
at
kua.net- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


Thanks.


I read one website that said that mica helped scatter the MW, which is
desirable for more even cooking, but I read another that said it ain't
so. In any case, I'm looking at a short term fix.


Now I need a way to get the plastic (plexiglass) to stay in the holder


couple of small spots of superglue?

--
Jim Yanik
jyanik
at
kua.net- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Thanks...All set. Found some thin, stiff plastic in the shop. Thin
enough to fit in the original holder. Should last a couple of days
until the mica comes in.

Thanks again.


Thank god the stove-phobic children won't starve.


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