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Wall paper remover

"using sonic machine, tuned to the frequescy to desolve the glue"
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In order to remove old wallpaper.

Forgive me, it's pretty late, and it's the first time I've ever visited this website. I was in bed when this website and this idea popped into my head

TheDocLove, Oct 15 2010

Just print over it Faux_20Machine
[theircompetitor, Oct 15 2010]

Audio Frequency Heat http://webcache.goo...hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
Probably bogus, but to help out a newbie... [Boomershine, Oct 15 2010]

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       Welcome to the Halfbakery! Is there any evidence that glues will fail or decompose when exposed to a specific frequency? I can sort of see the logic if the glues were crystalline in structure but I'm pretty sure this isn't the case.
hippo, Oct 15 2010

       "the frequescy to desolve" glue? What's this - Klingon?
xenzag, Oct 15 2010

       Greetings! And welcome! If websites pop into your head before you have ever visited them, you may find Google would be interested to hire you.
pocmloc, Oct 15 2010

       Welcome, [TheDoc], to the Halfbakery!   

       Problem is......as [hippo] points out, there's nothing in your post to suggest that wallpaper glue would be dissolved by any particular audio frequency.....
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 15 2010

       I dunno Max.....I turned on the radio the other morning and there was a recording of the sound of Sarah Palin farting under water. When I had finished listening, I noticed that the cereal box, which was sitting adjacent to the radio's speaker, had fallen apart and all the glue previously holding the cardboard sides in place, had collected in little puddles at the corner points.
xenzag, Oct 15 2010

       Sarah Palin gets me all melty, too.   

       I used to work with a carpenter that had some sort of radio-frequency glue heater. I dunno if it was for drying the glue or for removing it.   

       A sonic frequency isn't going to do much.   

       Welcome, [TheDocLove].
baconbrain, Oct 15 2010

       I would like this website to pop into my head whilst in bed, then I wouldn't have to get up and go to my computer!! Hi!
xandram, Oct 15 2010

       //Problem is......as [hippo] points out, there's nothing in your post to suggest that wallpaper glue would be dissolved by any particular audio frequency.....//   

       Allow me. [link]
Boomershine, Oct 15 2010

       Isn't that article about using heat to produce sound?   

       Also, I don't think most wallpaper glues soften with heat - they're water-based pastes. Steam softens them, but I believe that's mainly the effect of the water diffusing into the glue (accelerated, admittedly, by heat).
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 15 2010

       Well, excuuuuse me for trying to help a new guy...a little latitude would be nice. (I certainly didn't *read* the thing, but if you're going to be picky about this...)   

       From the link: "Conductor is heated and allowed to cool using an audio frequency AC current." (I think they meant to leave out the "and allowed to cool.")
Boomershine, Oct 15 2010

       7 degrees north.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 15 2010

       //7 degrees north.//   

       That'll do, thank you.
Boomershine, Oct 15 2010

       Any time.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 15 2010

       Hello. I reckon you could make an adhesive foam from a substance which is quite brittle when it solidifies, wait for it to set, then aim a resonant frequency of sound at it. Cavitation might be another option.
nineteenthly, Oct 15 2010

       //an adhesive foam from a substance which is quite brittle when it solidifies//   

       As, indeed, does plaster...This would be a wall/paper remover.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 15 2010

       Well roll on the sonic disruptor gun then.
nineteenthly, Oct 15 2010

       // an audio frequency AC current //   

       Um, the 60 hertz that Americans use for AC current is an audio frequency. I once hooked up an audio amplifier to a bad power supply and got a pure 60 hertz sound, damned loud.   

       But an AC current is not audio, until it is run through a sonic machine. Whatever that is.
baconbrain, Oct 15 2010


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