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  • FlyinngDolphin commented on scoochmaroo's instructable 15 Unusual Uses for Cheap Vodka16 hours ago
    15 Unusual Uses for Cheap Vodka

    What's a newspaper?

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  • FlyinngDolphin commented on housezhu's instructable Wood Slat Wall5 months ago
    Wood Slat Wall

    This is all very nice if someone else does the dusting and cleaning.I am currently designing modular enclosed bookshelves due to the dust problem. Even with an room size air purifier, dust is still a problem.

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  • Extend Defective Fluorescent Tube-Light Life

    Like you state, this is for information purposes. Here in the U.S. I found there are too many types and variables of solid state ballasts in my collection of fluorescent fixtures. This became apparent when I tried replacing tubes with direct replacement LED tubes. While I have gotten 10 years life out of my Fluorescent tubes, the consumer level ballasts do not hold up. Replacement ballasts cost mote than the fixtures. And every batch of fixtures I purchased tends to have lower quality ballasts as time goes on. I was more than glad to place a large order of 20 LED integrated fixtures where I could just get rid of the tubes and fixtures and save a bunch on electric costs. Plus about 4 more inches of headroom in my shop.A real fix is to upgrade to LED lights. That in itself is another sepa...

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    Like you state, this is for information purposes. Here in the U.S. I found there are too many types and variables of solid state ballasts in my collection of fluorescent fixtures. This became apparent when I tried replacing tubes with direct replacement LED tubes. While I have gotten 10 years life out of my Fluorescent tubes, the consumer level ballasts do not hold up. Replacement ballasts cost mote than the fixtures. And every batch of fixtures I purchased tends to have lower quality ballasts as time goes on. I was more than glad to place a large order of 20 LED integrated fixtures where I could just get rid of the tubes and fixtures and save a bunch on electric costs. Plus about 4 more inches of headroom in my shop.A real fix is to upgrade to LED lights. That in itself is another separate instructable. People buy the Direct Replacement LED Tubes in a home center, the ballast burns them out, they are returned and put back on the shelf. One actually caused the ballast and plastic fixture to catch fire.I would suggest purchasing the LED tubes that require the ballast to be removed or bypassed. Otherwise there are too many variables with the different ballasts, at least here in the U.S.

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  • DIY: Squeeze Extra Capacity From Old NiCd Batteries

    Thank You. This is a great project if you just casually use your tools. Batteries are way too $$$$.I have a dozen old Ryobi 18 volt batteries that I was someday going to rebuild.But I am too busy with my tools and found the new Lithium Ion Batteries are well worth the price especially if you can wait for a holiday sale.Now they will go to the yearly hazmat collection or back to HD for recycling.I might even consider rebuilding them using 18650 Lithium Ion Batteries If I knew a way to charge them without causing an explosion. Also finding quality 18650 batteries that do not have fake capacities at a reasonable price would be a challenge.

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  • FlyinngDolphin commented on djpolymath's instructable MDF Workbench11 months ago
    MDF Workbench

    I watched my father make a work bench like this when I was a kid. I have made several over the years. I prefer to spend the money for plywood to avoid the finishing, strength and moisture problems of MDF. I use Tempered Hardboard for a finished top or to renew the top when the original gets chewed up.3/4 inch ply with 2 X 6 under the table and 4 X 4s for the legs with 2 in the center. This supports my heavy lathe. Also good for hammering sheet metal on. Downsize the the plywood to 5/8 or even half inch for lightweight stuff like electronics workbench. I like your shelf design and think I will build some of those.

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  • How to Get Rid Of Mosquitoes with a Fan & Window Screen

    There is nothing complex in that simple box fan motor to be damaged by a modified square wave inverted. It is a relatively low wattage system. A salvaged auto radiator fan is a very high current draw motor and would quickly run down your battery.The cheap box fan is a very well designed energy efficient system for moving air. I do not think you could have developed a more energy efficient system.I may try a mini bug vac system for my home using a 6 inch computer fan. I would use a light to attract other bugs.You may want to research COW VAC, a system for removing flies from dairy cows.

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