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Old 04-08-2013, 02:24 PM
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Switch cover??

I have a horizontal shaft engine on a chipper. The keyhole keeps getting filled with dirt when it sits for an extended period of time. This is the only piece of equipment that this happens to. No kids around so it isn't a prank.

I put duct tape on it a while back but when I used it this weekend the tape left a sticky residue when I removed it. Looking to find a cover that could be slid out of the way when I want to insert the key or something similar. I do not want to leave the key in all the time.

Any suggestions?
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:32 PM
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Using the nagnetic sheet material the sign makers use to make the removable business signs, cut out a shape that will cover the key switch. Unless the switch is brass, I'd think you'd be good to go. Just a thought.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:26 PM
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Great idea but no-go. The switch must be brass. There is a metal ring around it but the part of the switch that turns protrudes from the part that the magnet would stick to.

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Old 04-08-2013, 09:29 PM
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I'd try and find a plastic cap from a bottle or something or maybe try a baggie and a rubber band.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:04 PM
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Somebody makes a thread on rubber boot with a key slot for those ign switches..
The boot replaces the nut that secures the switch in the hole...
I've seen them on various eqpt...tried the ones Rotary sells..they were too big...
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:49 PM
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:09 PM
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Perfect - Thanks!
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