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xyz823
27-08-2010, 10:53 AM
Looking for a few corks to use as "feet" for my laptop to maintain good airflow. Can I buy them from somewhere or will I have to use something else?

johcar
27-08-2010, 10:56 AM
You supply me the wine, I'll give you the corks. (If you can find bottles that still have corks in them).

Seriously though, PM me your address and I'll send you a couple I have sitting on the kitchen windowsill....

xyz823
27-08-2010, 10:58 AM
You supply me the wine, I'll give you the corks. (If you can find bottles that still have corks in them).

Seriously though, PM me your address and I'll send you a couple I have sitting on the kitchen windowsill....

Cheers for the offer, I may hold you to that!

I'm going down to the supermarket to get some throaties soon, so will look there and at the crafts store next door. If I don't have any luck I'll flick ya a message.

Roscoe
27-08-2010, 11:05 AM
My mother used to have a corker job in a vineyard, bottling wine, but she drank too much so they had to stop her.:D

Have a look here. Not too expensive.

http://www.widgetco.com/used-wine-corks-all

jareemon
27-08-2010, 11:20 AM
I used to get all the corks from mums wine and put a bit of water in a beer bottle, put the cork in and put it on the bonfire :)

--Wolf--
27-08-2010, 11:37 AM
Have a look here. Not too expensive.

http://www.widgetco.com/used-wine-corks-all

What the hell would one do with 24000 corks??

roddy_boy
27-08-2010, 11:40 AM
You can buy them from most brewing shops, also have a look in the brewing section at the supermarket.

Zippity
27-08-2010, 11:49 AM
Or call into your local. They should have plenty behind the bar.

zqwerty
27-08-2010, 12:01 PM
You can get very good stick-on feet from the $2 shop, there is a choice of sizes.

Clean the places where you are going to put the feet with isopropyl alcohol, (get from local chemist, say you want it to clean VCR heads or they will think you are home baking), this will make sure the feet stay on.

Don't use cork, yucky.

xyz823
27-08-2010, 02:48 PM
Managed too pick up some small "rubber" feat from a shop in town. Just stuck them on the bottom with some blue tack! Does the job until I find something better.

Zippity
27-08-2010, 03:18 PM
That would be no small feet :) :)

prefect
27-08-2010, 05:37 PM
Looking for a few corks to use as "feet" for my laptop to maintain good airflow. Can I buy them from somewhere or will I have to use something else?
How high off the deck does the lappie need to be?, could you ados f2 on say some rubber tap washers?

SP8's
27-08-2010, 07:31 PM
This might be better than corks

http://www.google.co.nz/images?hl=en&q=laptop+ventilation+stand&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=JVt3TJmGM8qmnQeEssXBAQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CEEQsAQwAw&biw=1280&bih=903

Some of them are available locally, but not sure where from.

xyz823
27-08-2010, 10:42 PM
This might be better than corks

http://www.google.co.nz/images?hl=en&q=laptop+ventilation+stand&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=JVt3TJmGM8qmnQeEssXBAQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CEEQsAQwAw&biw=1280&bih=903

Some of them are available locally, but not sure where from.


Yea I have a logitech one, but the fan on it is in the middle and the vent on my laptop is up the top left, meaning it has about 2mm between it and the cooling fan...

I might get some of these (http://www.bluelounge.com/coolfeet.php).

bob_doe_nz
28-08-2010, 01:35 AM
Couldn't you stick a piece of wood on one end? This would allow an angled keyboard as well as ventilation.

SP8's
28-08-2010, 02:46 PM
Couldn't you stick a piece of wood on one end? This would allow an angled keyboard as well as ventilation.

Make sure you use 4" nails to secure :devil