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  • "Easy Mode" FIGJAM 5 Gallon Bucket Swamp Cooler

    This is not a swamp cooler. This is a contained mister. It use water mist to reduce the temp of the air but it increases the humidity level as it does so. A swamp cooler keeps the air that is cooled separate from the humid air. A swamp cooler is a very basic heat exchanger.

    Evaporative cooling start to be of little value at about 80% humidity. It works best when the humidity is below 70%. This mist cooler will raise the humidity and reduce the skins ability to expel heat by evaporation of sweat.

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  • MarkI36 commented on John deCaux's instructable How to Cook an In-N-Out 5 months ago
    How to Cook an In-N-Out

    This is known as a Double Double Animal Stylecorrections needed:You'll need TWO burger patties. ½ Tsp of salt½ Tsp needs format correctionIs mince a UK term? In the US, we just buy some fresh hamburger, often in preformed patties I like to leave the juice in the patty. Squeezing the cooking patties leaves the juice in the pan.

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  • MarkI36 commented on tomatoskins's instructable 20 Unusual Uses for Shop Tools5 months ago
    20 Unusual Uses for Shop Tools

    Where do I get a 'most screwdriver'? I have a hundred screwdrivers. Not a single one has a hex shank like shown. A few have a skinny square shank but it is too small for anything but vice grips.

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  • MarkI36 commented on dohoss's instructable How to Ranger Roll a T-Shirt6 months ago
    How to Ranger Roll a T-Shirt

    Google 'Military roll dress shirt.' You will find the instructions.

    For those doubters who think this is a waste of time. This and other laundry folding techniques are part of military discipline. A dress shirt can be folded in such a way that it can survive being packed in a duffle bag. This T-shirt can be dumped out of a duffle without coming unfolded. You can dig into a duffle or other storage without causing the T-shirt to come unfolded.

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  • MarkI36 commented on a-morpheus's instructable Undead Pan7 months ago
    Undead Pan

    Ewwww. Gross. But, the Coldwater version works better. Soap and Coldwater would be more believeable.

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  • MarkI36 commented on a-morpheus's instructable Undead Pan10 months ago
    Undead Pan

    The proof will be in the cooking.Reminds me of an old story.A grandfather invited his grandson to visit his backwood cabin. He had cast iron cookware and dishes. As they were eating the grandson mentioned the slimy feel of the dishes. Grandpa responded. "That's as good as cold water gets them."The next morning a breakfast, the grandson again comments about the slimy feel. "That's as good as cold water get them." says Grandpa. As they were walking down to the trail as the grandson is about to leave, a big black Labrador comes bounding up. Grandpa exclaims, "There you are Cold Water. Where you been boy?"

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  • MarkI36 commented on mtairymd's instructable Rope / Ring Puzzle10 months ago
    Rope / Ring Puzzle

    Great project. I've learned to mark out and drill the holes and such before cutting the smaller piece from the larger board. I can use the additional board for clamping or holding against drill torsion. I've had too many small pieces get grabbed and spun out of my hands.

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  • How to Inflate a Tubeless Wheelbarrow Tire That Defies Inflation

    I've been using this trick for years. It only generates enough pressure to set the bead or sometimes, just start to set the bead. I have never seen a tire end up with more than 10 psi, usually less. The pop sound is the bead setting just as it would sound with 10 pounds of air pressure. The 'explosion' goes ppfffft. There is just not enough oxygen for a strong explosion, no matter how much ethanol you use. In fact, less is better. Too much starter fluid evaporates and displaces too much oxygen.

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  • MarkI36 commented on stevemoseley's instructable 10 Degree Kitchen Drawer Fix10 months ago
    10 Degree Kitchen Drawer Fix

    Neat idea. A few edits of typos could make the instructions read easier. "Science the from of the drawer face was going to be at 10 degrees I had to put a 10 degree wedge under the front of the new drawer." It looks like speech to text or auto spell correct bit you in a number of places besides the one copied. That must have been a chore to work inside the cabinet to set the slide frame.

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  • Arobodude's DIY Burning Man Evaporative AC Swamp Cooler

    Where do you get the gallons of water needed? The system will hold 2 gallons to start. This system will burn through more than a gallon per hour to cool an insulated 10x10 room since it needs to remove 8000 to 10,000 BTU's per hour. A gallon of water can absorb about 7000 BTUs. An uninsulated tent will require much more than 10,000 BTUs per hour removed. This system may work to cool your face but the 68 degree air will mix with the tent air and not do much for the rest of the tent.

    What is Not Nice about my comment ? It is an appropriate question. If he takes his bucket to Burning Man, he will find he needs to source buckets of water. Glad to see he did not try to push the ice bucket cooler as many do. The evap cooler puts out far more cooling effect, if you can find enough water. Regardless of the flow rate of 68 degree air, the issue is simply the total BTU's needed to cool a 10x10 room. Those numbers are readily available with window AC charts for 2x4 stud insulated walls with double pane windows, about 5-6000 btu's per hour. Add higher temps like Nevada desert and you quickly exceed 10,000 or much more. I'd hate to see a bunch of systems made then sitting dry as people bake and cuss out Arbodude. Water is not a common commodity at burning man. It cost 50 cents...

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    What is Not Nice about my comment ? It is an appropriate question. If he takes his bucket to Burning Man, he will find he needs to source buckets of water. Glad to see he did not try to push the ice bucket cooler as many do. The evap cooler puts out far more cooling effect, if you can find enough water. Regardless of the flow rate of 68 degree air, the issue is simply the total BTU's needed to cool a 10x10 room. Those numbers are readily available with window AC charts for 2x4 stud insulated walls with double pane windows, about 5-6000 btu's per hour. Add higher temps like Nevada desert and you quickly exceed 10,000 or much more. I'd hate to see a bunch of systems made then sitting dry as people bake and cuss out Arbodude. Water is not a common commodity at burning man. It cost 50 cents to $1.50 per gallon, if it is available without driving to town. As you say, if sourcing water is part of the game, people should be made aware of the need.

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  • Leather Mystery Braid Cuff

    Once you have succeeded at this project, try it with a 5 strap braid.

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  • MarkI36 commented on jessyratfink's instructable Unusual Uses for Coconut Oil1 year ago
    Unusual Uses for Coconut Oil

    Coconut oil has some antibacterial actions.

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  • MarkI36 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable 5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw1 year ago
    5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw

    The easiest way to remove a stripped screw is with an impacting power screw driver and a fresh bit. Anybody who has not tried an impact (screw) driver is missing out. They will drive a screw with much less risk of stripping and will easily remove that screw that starts to strip. There is no mention of using a stripped screw extractor bit. The screw extractor shown is for removing screws and bolts that have broken off. I have never found them effective for stripped screws unless the screw is large enough to pre-drill a hole in it as it appears was done in the video. The screw extractor shown does not have a drilling tip so a hole must be drilled first. In the case of the submerged screw, you fail to mention drilling the screw out, especially with a left hand cutting drill bit. I can't im...

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    The easiest way to remove a stripped screw is with an impacting power screw driver and a fresh bit. Anybody who has not tried an impact (screw) driver is missing out. They will drive a screw with much less risk of stripping and will easily remove that screw that starts to strip. There is no mention of using a stripped screw extractor bit. The screw extractor shown is for removing screws and bolts that have broken off. I have never found them effective for stripped screws unless the screw is large enough to pre-drill a hole in it as it appears was done in the video. The screw extractor shown does not have a drilling tip so a hole must be drilled first. In the case of the submerged screw, you fail to mention drilling the screw out, especially with a left hand cutting drill bit. I can't imagine using a plug cutter. Start with a small diameter drill that fits the bottom of the stripped hole and no more than 1/2 the diameter of the screw shank and drill right down the middle. You can try the broken screw extractor now if the hole is large enough to not risk breaking the tip of the extractor off. Now, using a drill bit just larger than the shank of the screw and drill until the head of the screw pops off. If this does not allow the pieces to come apart, keep drilling carefully until you have removed the screw shank to below the bottom of the top piece of wood. Left hand drill bits often work to remove the stripped screw as you try to drill the screw out. btw, Normal drill bits are right hand. Left hand bits are a specialty item. They are not the drills in a screw extractor set. They usually use right hand bits. Left hand bits drill when you use reverse.

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  • How to build an insanely bright LED flashlight!

    This 9000 lumen flashlight comes complete for $160 to $200. https://www.amazon.com/Olight-X7-Marauder-VARIABLE-OUTPUT-SIDE-SWITCH/dp/B01LXM1ULC/?tag=reactual-20

    This flashlight has the same 9000 lumens and comes complete for $160 to $200. https://www.amazon.com/Olight-X7-Marauder-VARIABLE-OUTPUT-SIDE-SWITCH/dp/B01LXM1ULC/?tag=reactual-20

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  • MarkI36 commented on shopbuilt's instructable Scary sharp on a budget1 year ago
    Scary sharp on a budget

    A sheet of flat glass can also be a finish hone. I use a common drinking glass or jelly jar to hone my pocket knife blade to a shaving sharpness.

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