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  • Easy waterproof clothing, and about anything else in your world.

    One user in Greece said it is the same as "White Spirits", and another from an unknown locations said the following:The only other name I have found for Mineral Spirits is "Stoddard Solvent" named after one of the inventors.You now know as much as I do on the subject.Good Luck on the science experiment.

    A friend said he used it in a weed sprayer that you pump up for a continuous spray.He never mentioned whether or not the sprayer was usable afterwards.Give it a try, but I think you would still need to work it into the fabric to get the best results.Keep us posted on your results.

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  • Easy waterproof clothing, and about anything else in your world.

    Gee, for 2 years nobody was 'offended'.Was that an attempt at playing the victim card?

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  • GrumpyOldGoat commented on Lorddrake's instructable Paracord Fid2 months ago
    Paracord Fid

    Just leaving an option for other readers.I also tapered a hollow aluminum arrow shaft (aluminium for the Brits).Both ends are solid for the head and nock strength. The tubes aren't threaded though.

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  • GrumpyOldGoat commented on notsosharp's instructable Solar Heated Large Scale Dehydrator3 months ago
    Solar Heated Large Scale Dehydrator

    A good furnace filter to keep the dust and bugs out would be a good addition.

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  • GrumpyOldGoat commented on Kyleluvspets's instructable Paracord Whip!3 months ago
    Paracord Whip!

    Too bad the Mule Skinners hauling ore and freight didn't have paracord.

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  • GrumpyOldGoat commented on Lorddrake's instructable Paracord Fid3 months ago
    Paracord Fid

    I used the photo album extender posts from Hobby Lobby. That way if you need it longer, just screw another section on.I had a dril press and did the same thing to sharpen the threaded end and the back end is threaded for screwing the paracord into it.For polishing the point, I used various sizes of steel wool until there were no rough spots and polished enough to slide easily.Great Instructable!

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  • GrumpyOldGoat commented on CBGjr's instructable Screened Solar Air Heater4 months ago
    Screened Solar Air Heater

    An excellent book on all things solar is:"Solarizing your Present Home"Edited by Joe Carter.My copy is dated 1981 - Rodale Press.Might take some searching but well worth the investment.

    Not to detract from all the similar projects on Instructables, but the 'wheel' was invented, refined, redefined, rebuilt, re....With all the new materials and technology, this book will help the whiz kids and DIY types to begin with a known design and updating/Improving and resetting the bar.THIS Instructable is a great adaptation of a proven design.Including indices, the Solarizing Your Present Home is 669 pages and no 'irrelevant' pages.

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  • Easy waterproof clothing, and about anything else in your world.

    It should not harm the material. Mix it thin to get it between the threads and whereever possible use a squeegee to force it as deep as you can.The only downside may be the existing waterproofing used in the manufacture of the jacket.It is silicon rubber like coating, and if forced between the threads it should never 'need' recoated unless there are spots that need touched up because of missed ares that didn't get an adequate coat on the first try.

    An added word of caution.Gasoline will soften it over time. If it gets splashed. use a good soap and water to get rid of the gas.Most gas station hand soaps will do the trick.It's not an immediate softening, usually a day or two to notice on a big spill,

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  • GrumpyOldGoat commented on SpecificLove's instructable 8 Life Hacks With Steel Wool4 months ago
    8 Life Hacks With Steel Wool

    I had a camp trailer with a mouse problem.After smoking them out with cedar smouldering at one end and a computer case fan pushing out the other end, I stuffed steel wool into some spray foam then sealed it with more spray foam.No more mice, but plenty of chew marks until I put a small piece of galvanized duct over it.

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