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  • Green Solar Powered Water Barrel Version 2

    Great system with lots of tips for duplicating or building a similar system with changes to meet personal needs. For those commenting about raising the storage tanks to eliminate the need for a pump, a 5 ft lift will achieve a head pressure of about 2 psi which will provide a gentle flow of water. This would not be enough pressure for a sprinkler system, but can be used to gently water plants. SCUBA divers can tell you that you would need to lift the tanks 33 feet to achieve a head pressure equal to atmospheric pressure (14.7 psi). Each additional 33 ft of lift will increase the head pressure another 14.7 psi. You would have to lift the tanks about 90 ft to have a head pressure of about 40 psi, the typical minimum setting in pressurized systems for home use.

    Thank you for the link, Paul. Interesting system.

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  • Natural Iphone Speaker Charging Dock (from 2x4)

    I like the idea behind this but I was confused all the way through. I've never had a phone with a speaker on the bottom. All have been on the back with a microphone on the bottom. But I can adapt the idea to my phone. Thanks for a great, simple project.

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  • Archer973 commented on SpecificLove's instructable Survival Whistle from a Soup Can5 months ago
    Survival Whistle from a Soup Can

    Cliffystones. My brothers and I did that too. I had forgotten till I saw this instructable.

    I like this idea and, like Cliffystones, it reminded me of the whistles we used to make with pallet straps. My brothers also taught me how to use a blade of grass pinched between your thumbs to act as a reed for a whistle.

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  • Archer973 commented on ScottSEA's instructable Put Your CatGenie in "Tech Mode"6 months ago
    Put Your CatGenie in "Tech Mode"

    Error 4 Fix. I have a 3 yr old CG, no longer under warranty. It stopped running with an error 4--air vent blocked or other malfunction. After following the instructions in the manual, it still wouldn't run. I left it unplugged overnight to cool off, but that did not fix it. I called customer service and after describing the issue I was told that I would need to ship the unit to them for repair, $90 + shipping. Maybe $120 total. Since I am a handyman, I decided to try to fix it myself and was successful. The problem was a thick layer of dust on the fan motor. Here is how I fixed it: 1) Disconnect power. 2) Turn off water and disconnect hose from back of unit. 3) Lift processing unit out and lay on work surface. 4) Remove the four Phillips screws holding the back cover. (One is covered by...see more »Error 4 Fix. I have a 3 yr old CG, no longer under warranty. It stopped running with an error 4--air vent blocked or other malfunction. After following the instructions in the manual, it still wouldn't run. I left it unplugged overnight to cool off, but that did not fix it. I called customer service and after describing the issue I was told that I would need to ship the unit to them for repair, $90 + shipping. Maybe $120 total. Since I am a handyman, I decided to try to fix it myself and was successful. The problem was a thick layer of dust on the fan motor. Here is how I fixed it: 1) Disconnect power. 2) Turn off water and disconnect hose from back of unit. 3) Lift processing unit out and lay on work surface. 4) Remove the four Phillips screws holding the back cover. (One is covered by a seal that voids your warranty if broken.) A long shaft screwdriver is needed for three of the screws. 5) Lift the back cover off. 6) Clean dust. I used a vacuum cleaner with brush attachment. 7) Re-assemble.

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