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  • GTO3x2 commented on Nikus's instructable 555 Useless Machine1 week ago
    555 Useless Machine

    It's not useless, it shuts that switch off very well ! Nice job. Watch your finger, LOL.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on MichaelM2015's instructable Pumpkin Pie from Scratch1 week ago
    Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

    I couldn't tell one where to start making something like this and have been curious in the past couple of years. After taking up some of my own cooking (the best was soup from nearly scratch and scraps (which came out very good ), I have very much respect for cooking.I do have to say though, for the price of cooking, it seems the store-bought pies can't be beat. I do realize that the typical cooking will be done in a house that will be receiving the desired heat. I also recognize the eventual loss of skill and knowledge. It's also interesting how this pretty much opens the door to understanding what living boils down to. Thanks for a good instructable.

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  • Illuminate Lightbulbs Wirelessly: DIY Slayer Exciter

    Thank you

    Thank you. What is far? Approximately?

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  • GTO3x2 commented on Thomas Workshop's instructable Rocker Arms Clothes Hanger2 weeks ago
  • GTO3x2 commented on bjkayani's instructable Switchifi : Wifi Enabled Switch under $203 weeks ago
    Switchifi : Wifi Enabled Switch under $20

    Lol. I remember doing that too. We (my brother and I ) absolutely HATED getting up to switch it off. The beginning of successful tinkering.

    The part that Anthony needs answered is that it is a switch operator. It goes over an existing light switch (they're not going to be allowed to electrically modify the building).

    Oh, and this is a mechanical actuator. The Clapper, I assume, plugs into an outlet, and the electrical device plugs into the Clapper.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on smurray2's instructable Making plastic with glue3 weeks ago
    Making plastic with glue

    That's one good idea for a mixer! LOL.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on Phil B's instructable Twist Drill Sharpening Helper3 weeks ago
    Twist Drill Sharpening Helper

    I have been trying to do this for years on and off. Thank you for a demonstration that uses the correct words, concepts and explains them well ! I wasn't far off, but I made too difficult by trying to continually cut back the relief. Addressing the web flat helps from drill skating also.

    It's probably the angles discovered by hands-on or empirical testing, similar to the angles dicovered in crosscut and rip wood saws. Also the typical materials encountered.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on ShakeTheFuture's instructable Make a Melting Spoon4 weeks ago
    Make a Melting Spoon

    LOL. No need to reply

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  • How to power nearly anything off a USB port

    You can't run an extension cord? Whatever is supplying the USB has to be plugged into 120 VAC anyway. The USB probably can't power it, and you'll probably stress the (assumed) computer power supply anyway.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on Shenzhen's instructable Carbon tape heated steering wheel1 month ago
    Carbon tape heated steering wheel

    I agree with the concern and find some things (mostly chemical and radiation) out of my regular danger knowledge. I appreciate the comments from other people who give a "heads up".I wouldn't want this site to become too censored with over-worked cautions though. People with desk jobs are highly susceptible to getting overcautious and paranoid to legal liability. I guess a lot of this opens to relative knowledge and comfort level, and is why one should yield to their limit. Even cooking a food preparation has significant dangers.Good comment.

    Thanks. I'm not always familiar with this area.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on amackay's instructable Junkyard Radio to Table Radio1 month ago
    Junkyard Radio to Table Radio

    He's talking about theft protection, not steering wheel controls (and these are alternates). I would say if it has a data line, e.g. class 2 serial data, it could need authorization by the BCM. There is not a date for all makes and models.

    Great idea! A 500 mA transformer is enough w/o burning up? TheftLock does seem to be a problem.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on anil8tor's instructable Solar Heater for My Shop1 month ago
    Solar Heater for My Shop

    The water volume in this tank in this scenario is a thermo-mass storage (buffer); it will also take longer to heat up. In heating hot water systems, it with be a bladder-type expansion tank. In contrast, in domestic hot water, it is your hot water ready for use. These are slightly different functions although both yield a hot water supply. The use of glycol is primarilty because of the need of using an anti-freeze solution. Glycol has a different specific heat, and therefore different heat transfer rate. This medium at this concentration is this much less than water's heat transfer. Yes, it would be higher if only water could be used. Corrosion inhibition is the next desire. Polyethylene glycol will get acidic. This is why there are/were problems with automotive engine cooling syst...see more »The water volume in this tank in this scenario is a thermo-mass storage (buffer); it will also take longer to heat up. In heating hot water systems, it with be a bladder-type expansion tank. In contrast, in domestic hot water, it is your hot water ready for use. These are slightly different functions although both yield a hot water supply. The use of glycol is primarilty because of the need of using an anti-freeze solution. Glycol has a different specific heat, and therefore different heat transfer rate. This medium at this concentration is this much less than water's heat transfer. Yes, it would be higher if only water could be used. Corrosion inhibition is the next desire. Polyethylene glycol will get acidic. This is why there are/were problems with automotive engine cooling systems when trying to get 100,000 miles between changes. I mentioned it for this reason.

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  • Industrial Isolation Transformer From Trash

    I wondered why drills and such still don't use a safety ground. I assumed it is still handled by double insulation. Thanks for a great explanation. I'll have to try and understand more of it. I only really got the neutral/ground potential, ground loop and GFI parts.

    I'm not familiar with this and did not see the reasoning and/or assumptions. I wanted to comment that I don't see how "capacitive" is needed as a specific quality here.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on anil8tor's instructable Solar Heater for My Shop1 month ago
    Solar Heater for My Shop

    This is great. Just want to add this:I'd suggest using propylene glycol. One way to get this is from AMSOIL (American Synthetic Oil (?) ) from independent dealers for automobiles. I believe this will be better against corrosion and I believe a similar chemical is used in building hot water heating systems. I would estimate a 50% solution will give a -25 degree F freezing point and will have a 15% reduction in heat transfer. (~$40/gal.)Also, for reference, the sun, on a clear day and maximum impingement, estimate 430 Btu/s.f./hr. solar gain. (Keep in mind a typical house furnace is 48,000 Btu/hr output (80% eff., 60 MBH input (60,000 btu/hr.) (1400 s.f. house, above average insulation, 80 degree design delta T)). Natural gas is doing THAT much for you!Don't expect any usable capaci...see more »This is great. Just want to add this:I'd suggest using propylene glycol. One way to get this is from AMSOIL (American Synthetic Oil (?) ) from independent dealers for automobiles. I believe this will be better against corrosion and I believe a similar chemical is used in building hot water heating systems. I would estimate a 50% solution will give a -25 degree F freezing point and will have a 15% reduction in heat transfer. (~$40/gal.)Also, for reference, the sun, on a clear day and maximum impingement, estimate 430 Btu/s.f./hr. solar gain. (Keep in mind a typical house furnace is 48,000 Btu/hr output (80% eff., 60 MBH input (60,000 btu/hr.) (1400 s.f. house, above average insulation, 80 degree design delta T)). Natural gas is doing THAT much for you!Don't expect any usable capacity from hot water storage from 20 gallons. (lol) You might need a bladder type expansion tank too (Watts domestic hot water (2 gal (?) - Home Depot, set for 20 psi (?)).Great project. I'd be interested in your results and comments. (I bet I know what they'll be like (lol)) -Ohio

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  • Pimp Your Car's Stereo. Adding Bluetooth to Your Head-unit. ($2,- Project)

    Search "ls1tech aux input". Go to the first page of the thread. I am going to assume you're up to speed with any of this since you're on Instructables. This is tapping into a line-level (?) audio signal. If you have a factory satellite receiver, you should also be able to similarly tap/break into its audio wires; right outside the radio even.Now that you can follow the tapping, I'll suggest a solution to your question specifically. You can get a 12V AUDIO Bluetooth board by Sure on a place named Parts Express. Get your switched voltage, ground and do the tap/break with a double pole-double throw switch instead. You should now have what you're looking for.I have been checking into this for a similar reason (integrated information center display) for someone else. I have...see more »Search "ls1tech aux input". Go to the first page of the thread. I am going to assume you're up to speed with any of this since you're on Instructables. This is tapping into a line-level (?) audio signal. If you have a factory satellite receiver, you should also be able to similarly tap/break into its audio wires; right outside the radio even.Now that you can follow the tapping, I'll suggest a solution to your question specifically. You can get a 12V AUDIO Bluetooth board by Sure on a place named Parts Express. Get your switched voltage, ground and do the tap/break with a double pole-double throw switch instead. You should now have what you're looking for.I have been checking into this for a similar reason (integrated information center display) for someone else. I have not done it yet, but am very sure this will work. If not, there would only be a small manipulation to make it work. These are this decade's most useful hack, IMO, LOL. Good luck.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on AUGUSTO VJ's instructable EMERGENCY PHONE CHARGING HACK1 month ago
    EMERGENCY PHONE CHARGING HACK

    How many lemons would this take? Just kidding. This is a good reminder of the acceptable voltage range!

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  • GTO3x2 commented on juniortan's instructable Smoking in an apartment1 month ago
    Smoking in an apartment

    Going to have to save this one!

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  • How to make Pressed Penny Wind Chimes (+ Sound file)

    I don't know how you don't consider this mutilating. The coins are now destroyed, unusable and the physical medium is now out of check with accounting. It's illegal.

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  • How to make Pressed Penny Wind Chimes (+ Sound file)

    It is illegal to destroy currency. Doesn't that just seem like it's something you shouldn't do?

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  • GTO3x2 commented on Chris Torrence's instructable Built-in Shelves Between the Studs2 months ago
    Built-in Shelves Between the Studs

    Nice. That must be an interior wall, no insulation. As a note for others: Watch for utilities before cutting into the wall. i.e. electric, telephone, drains, vents or ductwork. The especially tricky ones are the ones that serve another floor and are passing through the working level. Corners also have high chances of smaller stud spacing. -not to be a party pooper, but this is the reality check before creating a bunch of repair work.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on danthemakerman's instructable How to make a Mini Forge2 months ago
    How to make a Mini Forge

    There's no need to excited. Yes, copying and pasting is how information is relayed. My point is that the significance of forging is obtaining grain structure for strength which can be done in cold forging also. Reheating hardened steel in a "forge" doesn't make sense then. Does it to you? It's heated in an oven even though everybody calls it a forge. No, English isn't a second language, and this contention comes from the processes learned in a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering and metallurgy. Seriously, you don't need to try and berate. Educate your too.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on danthemakerman's instructable How to make a Mini Forge2 months ago
    How to make a Mini Forge

    "Hot forging and cold forging are two different metal forming processes that deliver similar results. Forging is the process of deforming metal into a predetermined shape using certain tools and equipment—deformation is accomplished using hot,cold, or even warm forging processes."Oven: A chamber or compartment, as in a stove, for baking, roasting,heating, drying, etc.Furnace: a structure or apparatus in which heat may be generated,as for heating houses, smelting ores, or producing steam.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on danthemakerman's instructable How to make a Mini Forge2 months ago
    How to make a Mini Forge

    Thanks for replying. FWIW, I think people are beginning to use words wrongly, and it spreads easily. BTW, there is hot and cold forging. Things are heated up in a furnace for hot forging.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on MaxPower1977's instructable How to Make a Propane Forge2 months ago
    How to Make a Propane Forge

    I thought forging was the hammering and shaping of metal. I don't know how the furnace or oven has taken on the name as "forge" so much. BTW people, there is cold and hot forging.Nice looking oven BTW !

    I thought forging was the hammering and shaping of metal. I don't know how the furnace, or oven, has taken on the name as "forge" so much. BTW people, there is cold and hot forging.Nice looking oven BTW !

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  • GTO3x2 commented on thebeatonpath's instructable DIY Yellow Jacket Bottle Trap3 months ago
    DIY Yellow Jacket Bottle Trap

    I would suggest hot gluing it down to a brick (half is actually more applicable and desirable; score and hit with hammer on line). It will not blow over as easily and can tolerate water.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on danthemakerman's instructable How to make a Mini Forge3 months ago
    How to make a Mini Forge

    Would this be better called a mini forging "oven" or "furnace"?

    If you were to encase it with metal, would you want to add some ceramic fiber blanket to save gas or have the ability to get higher temperatures? This is a nifty little oven.

    Is the taper intentional? Would this want to be pitched to direct the heat back away from the working end or induce air flow in? Thx.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on thebeatonpath's instructable DIY Yellow Jacket Bottle Trap3 months ago
    DIY Yellow Jacket Bottle Trap

    I would guess this is used as a surfactant. That is typically used to lessen the water's surface tension. It is used often with liquid pesticides so it can spread over leaves better. Further, from a certain manufacture's "rescue" explanation, it will coat the wings and make it harder fif them to fly. I do not believe there is any appreciable density difference yielding different buoyancy.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on Beaconsfield's instructable Light-Up Disco Table3 months ago
    Light-Up Disco Table

    Yes, it's usually written as x 5 or (5).

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  • GTO3x2 commented on treeofmotion's instructable BRANCHBOARDING / TREE OF MOTION3 months ago
    BRANCHBOARDING / TREE OF MOTION

    That is hilarious. Although made into a reality, I would have only thought this to be in the humor of the Flintstones.

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