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Old 03-10-12, 12:29 PM   #1
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Panasonic NN-SN778S - Full Size 1.6 Cu. Ft. Genius Prestige Countertop/Built-In Microwave Oven with Inverter Technology, Stainless - Overview




The movie: Nutrition Facts: Master Chef Intro Video Recipe - Panasonic INVERTER® Microwave Ovens

We picked a new Panasonic Prestige NN-sn778s microwave at Walmart today.
Our old 2001 Emerson 1200w died a couple of days ago..

This new unit should save us a little on the power bill, since you don't
have to use a full 1200 watts to warm up a small muffin.

There are some nicer Panasonic models available,
but just about everywhere I looked, they were out of stock..

I have to admit, when I saw the words Inverter Technology , I was sold..

So far, we are really liking the new oven.. Plus, it's very light compared
to the old 60hz transformer type Emerson oven we are dumping.

The old Emerson had a hot spot on top of the case right near the magnetron.
When it blew, (Flashing it's LEDs & beeping like mad) the plastic around the fuse holder
melted and molded around the burnt out fuse.


I wonder if there is anything inside that old oven that's worth recycling into my parts collection..?.

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Nice microwave, for muffins I would use a solar oven. lol
Maybe your old microwave big caps and power transformer is still good, that would be worth for parts.
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Maybe good for building a super bug-zapper..
But, I sat it out by the street and the little guy in the white pickup took it away within hours.
Seems like anything that has metal in it will get removed... Maybe even recycled.?.
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Its worth its weight in scrap metal, I know someone who takes in washer dryers and stoves, he gets about 5 bucks a stove..
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I heard about a retired guy that drives around and finds old unused cars. (Yard Cars).
He tells the property owners that he will haul it away for recycling at a reduced rate of $150.
(negotiable down to $20 depending on condition of the car).
Then he removes the car, sells it to the junk yard at the going rate.

He's paid off his investment in the flatbed car carrier and now makes
a pretty good living off car removals. He runs ads in local town papers etc.

He could make a few bucks on my street..
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I know a guy who will drop a business card and a note in peoples paper boxes when he sees a car that he likes that's been parked where the vegetation has grown in around it. He collects various classic cars and has managed to get cars for good prices that way. I think his business card is a 'I buy beautiful cars' or something.

There's a guy on Youtube in Canada who owns a farm called Davidsfarm, his channel is davidsfarmlives and he has a video on his channel discussing ringing peoples doorbells and offering cash for their cars that he sees undriven by the owner. Most of his cars are nearly clunkers but he invites his friends over and they modify the cars and do crazy things with them. Redneck rollercoaster, the Lumina of doomina, etc. He also fixes lots of window A/Cs and refrigerators and posts videos about that too.
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Maybe good for building a super bug-zapper..
But, I sat it out by the street and the little guy in the white pickup took it away within hours.
Seems like anything that has metal in it will get removed... Maybe even recycled.?.
I made a working model of a microwave assisted heater once out of an old Microwave oven. I will post pictures of it when I get my count up past 5 posts. But it essentially used cooking grade oil in a polypropylene coil inside the oven passed in and out through rubber grommets to a slow circ. pump in/out of a heat exchanger with thermostatically controlled fan. I had high limit safety's, check valves, and everything. Worked really well - The only problem is that I think at 1000W of electricity to produce enough heat to warm an average room was proving to be a rather inefficient endeavour - but it was fun to build

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