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Re: Homebody Handy Hints
« Reply #60 on: March 27, 2018, 08:19:08 pm »
EPOXY WATERFALL RIVER TABLE
WorkshopWoodworking by fixthisbuildthatFollo

In this Instructable I'll show you how to make an Epoxy Waterfall River Table. It was my first time using epoxy and my first time welding, so I had a lot of fun with this one. Hope you enjoy the project!


Article with project details:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Epoxy-Waterfall-River-Table/
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Re: Homebody Handy Hints
« Reply #61 on: April 16, 2018, 06:31:39 pm »
iDscovery Channel's How It's Made 📺 - Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Products

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Learn how expanded polystyrene (EPS) products are made by the industry's leading manufacturer, ACH Foam Technologies.  http://www.achfoam.com
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Re: Homebody Handy Hints
« Reply #62 on: July 06, 2019, 06:10:49 pm »
Can we blow off these PEX fittings? Sharkbite vs Viega vs Uponor
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I was wondering the other day how much pressure a PEX fitting might withstand before it pops off, so I had Jordan make me a test rig!  In this video we are testing Sharkbite Push To Connect fittings, Viega fittings, Uponor fittings, and two types of crimped Sharkbite PEX fittings with a rig that goes up to 14,000 psi!  The results sure surprised us.  Enjoy this special Christmas edition of The Build Show!

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Agelbert NOTE: I believe my home water lines are PEX A. I just want to say they are GREAT pipes 👍. My pipes froze one January here in Vermont and they did not burst or leak after they were thawed by a service that did the job the next day. That was over 4 years ago. We still have no leaks. My Manufactured Home is now 19 years old. 8) I have crimp fittings but if I ever have to raplace or modify my pipes, I will use Sharkbite fittings because they are HUGE time savers.


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DIY Microwave Kiln | Fuse Glass in Your Microwave


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SNIPPET:

In this Instructable, we'll look into way to make a microwave kiln.

For those who don't know what is a microwave kiln, here is a quick introduction.

Microwave kiln is a kiln that you can put in your regular microwave oven.

It does not use a wire heating element or gas to heat up. Microwave kiln is covered with silicon carbide.

Silicon carbide absorbs microwaves and turns them into heat.

Microwave kilns are usually used to fuse glass.

You can turn broken glass into amazing jewelry.

There is so much more that you can do with microwave kilns.

I use a microwave kiln to burn out Wax or Pla from plaster molds. It works very good.

You can also melt metals, but more on that in another Instructable, since there is much better way to do it by using the same principle.

Supplies:

► Sodium Silicate
► Silicon Carbide
► Ceramic Fiber Blanket/Kaowool
► Scale
► Mist Spray Bottle
► Sugru
► Blow torch
► Plaster of Paris or Any other Plaster


Step 1: Making a Plaster Ring

Full Instructions:
https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Microwave-Kiln-Fuse-Glass-in-Your-Microwave/
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Is Duct Tape Actually Used for Sealing Air Ducts?

William Shakespeare's Juliet famously asked, "What's in a name?" to argue that it doesn't matter what you call something: It is what it is. But Juliet never had to repair air-conditioning vents. If she had, she might have learned what a scientific study found out over 20 years ago: Duct tape doesn't work on ducts.

In fact, according to the results of the testing done at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, of the 33 types of sealants tested on the leaky joints on a wall of joined ducts, duct tape was the only one that "failed reliably and often quite catastrophically." ;D

The study included numerous varieties of duct tape, as well as materials such as injected aerosol sealants and plain old clear tape. Although duct tape came in last for sealing leaking ducts, it remains a popular tool for a huge range of other uses, from sealing bags and removing lint to killing warts and constructing your own wallet. :D


The tale of the duct tape:

► Duct tape was developed by Johnson & Johnson as a way to better seal ammunition packages and repair equipment during World War II.

► Duct tape is sometimes called "duck tape" because of its ability to repel moisture, just like the feathers on a 🦆 duck's back.

► The amount of duct tape sold every year could stretch beyond the 🌚 moon or wrap around the 🌎 Earth more than a dozen times.

https://www.wisegeek.com/is-duct-tape-actually-used-for-sealing-air-ducts.htm

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Re: Homebody Handy Hints
« Reply #65 on: August 11, 2019, 02:16:30 pm »

This project will show you how you can make a simple compass with duct tape, a cork, a needle and a magnet: a floating needle compass.

The benefit of this duct tape design is that the this compass can be rolled and stored neatly when not in use, a duct tape collapsible compass; how cool is that? 


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Re: Homebody Handy Hints
« Reply #66 on: August 11, 2019, 02:59:01 pm »
The flame sensor is a module that detects the infrared (IR) radiation that comes from a fire 🔥, the Sun , and other sources of heat.

Thanks to controller boards such as Arduino, sensors are easy to use and affordable , which makes them very attractive as an educational resource. This lnstructable aims to bring teachers closer to the didactic use of low-cost sensors in the Physics class. We will offer examples of practical activities in which sensors are used as a tool to illustrate physical concepts, to show the relationship between magnitudes in a practical way, or to take measurements in laboratory activities.

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Re: Homebody Handy Hints
« Reply #67 on: August 15, 2019, 06:44:20 am »
BTW, this whole thread is a little gem.

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Re: Homebody Handy Hints
« Reply #68 on: August 15, 2019, 04:12:09 pm »
BTW, this whole thread is a little gem.

Glad to be of service.
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https://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-Car-Seat-Into-the-Coolest-Office-Chair-E/

Who thinks of stuff like this? Incredible!

The thing is that there are lots of high costs associated with furniture in our society that people who are observant can avoid without sacrificing any quality whatsoever. Every overpriced piece of merchandise is that way because it is hyped with lots of snazzy ads to consumers. Office chairs are just one example of people paying too much because they are lulled into buying brand. Car seats have far more form and function engineering designed into them simply because we-the-people paid for Government funded research for a seat we are at times forced to spend hours in, and will be in if the car crashes. WE paid for that quality plus comfort. Why pay more? ;D While it is true that most of them aren't Recaro seat quality, almost all of them are a better deal than a typical office chair, both in price and comfort.

There are lots of super cheap, high quality discarded items out there that can be effectively used for other than the originally intended commercial purpose, thereby saving the person thinking outside of the hype box lots of money.

Here's an idea that occurred to me to save a bundle on a metal roof. The gage on aluminum soda or beer cans is actually thicker, and thus more weather resistant and durable, than typical 16 inch wide standing seam metal roof sections! If a person put a lot of half beer can shells together (see graphic below from a 3D Sketchup file I made), they could have an excellent roof at a very low price.


It's basically the same idea as terracotta roof tiles , but in aluminum, which is much, much lighter AND better able to handle impacts from storm debris without cracking or breaking.

The main costs will be in labor (in addition to the lengthy process of obtaining discarded soda or beer cans, even for a 1,100 sq, ft. small roof like mine, it would take weeks for one person to cut the cans to correctly sized half shells and prepare them with the right interlocking bends), extra hardware (screws, nuts, bolts, washers) and the all weather aluminum adhesive (E-6000 has a good reputation) needed to keep the overlapping joints from shell to shell from leaking. I'm too old to put it in practice but a young person with lots of energy may want to give it a shot.

Here's a graphic of my proposals for my 19 year old roof (that went another summer without being replaced  :P). Maybe next year...


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