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  • PalletM commented on SpecificLove's instructable 10 Awesome Uses for PVC Pipe3 weeks ago
    10 Awesome Uses for PVC Pipe

    In the undersink curtain rod, it is obvious the author needs some help with plumbing code. The drain from that sink is not to code. Only one slip fitting is allowed between the trap and the wall. He has four slip fittings. Plus, there is no roof vent. This setup is ripe for some smelly sewer gases coming out of the sink.

    Good luck finding gas lift supports/struts (not shocks) to fit for $20. You usually need to buy a pair and most cost $25 or more each. The strut makers like to rip off the consumer. Plus, in hot areas like Arizona and New Mexico, a new pair may only last a few years.

    They fit over the strut so they self-store.

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  • PalletM commented on inspiretomake's instructable Meteorite Ring1 month ago
    Meteorite Ring

    A wedding ring is such a great use of such old material. A piece of the Gibeon meteorite was machined into a pair of 1911 45 cal pistols. Only $4.5 million for the pair. http://robbreport.com/sports-leisure/behold-45-million-one-kind-meteorite-handguns-video-exclusive-photos

    A wedding ring is such a great use of such old material. A piece of the Gibeon meteorite was machined into a pair of 1911 45 cal pistols. Only $4.5 million for the pair. http://robbreport.com/sports-leisure/behold-45-million-one-kind-meteorite-handguns-video-exclusive-photos

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

    Neighborhood honey bees are not at risk like commercially raised honeybees. They do not like yellow jacks/wasps so they tend to stay away from them. Lay out a piece of watermelon and watch how the wasps go for it but not the honey bees.

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  • How to Lose 100+ Pounds and Keep it Off For Life

    You can also do this by only counting bad calories. Sugar and carb heavy foods are bad calories. 100 to 200 calories a day of them max. Then, eat a reasonable amount of protein (1/4 pound) with some fat (animal protein with fat), a minimal amount of carbs/sugars, and all the dense vegetables you want. Cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, peppers, dark greens, some carrots, some chopped sweet potatoes, with onions for flavor, maybe some horseradish for zip, with a small amount of low sugar dressing (yogurt dressings have less sugar than most others) and some seasoning (green onions, parsley, cilantro, etc.) Substitute a meal every other day with 4 large carrots, an apple and some ginger through a juicer. An egg for breakfast. You will spend so much time chewing that you will not have time...see more »You can also do this by only counting bad calories. Sugar and carb heavy foods are bad calories. 100 to 200 calories a day of them max. Then, eat a reasonable amount of protein (1/4 pound) with some fat (animal protein with fat), a minimal amount of carbs/sugars, and all the dense vegetables you want. Cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, peppers, dark greens, some carrots, some chopped sweet potatoes, with onions for flavor, maybe some horseradish for zip, with a small amount of low sugar dressing (yogurt dressings have less sugar than most others) and some seasoning (green onions, parsley, cilantro, etc.) Substitute a meal every other day with 4 large carrots, an apple and some ginger through a juicer. An egg for breakfast. You will spend so much time chewing that you will not have time to over-eat. Plus, this is fabulous for a strong immune system and is used as a cancer risk reducing/recovery diet by many. 160 to 130 in 10 weeks while strengthening immune system to fight off cancer to avoid chemo after surgery. Cancer survivors often look at sugar as poison since cancer feeds on it. It's healthy and sustainable. At good way to enjoy dressings is on the side. dip your fork in the dressing, then in the veggies/salad. You tongue does not know the difference.

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  • PalletM commented on ShiftyTips's instructable DIY Air Conditioner3 months ago
    DIY Air Conditioner

    Instead, put the water in the system to evaporate. If the fridge to freeze the ice was in the same room, you only move the heat across the room and created even more heat by the refrigeration compressor. 4 gallons, 32 pounds of ice (must have had a big freezer for a refrigerator), 128 pounds of ice created 5000 BTU's of energy absorption. A 10 x 10 x 8 foot room needs 2500 BTU's per hour to stay cool by 15 degrees. Even more to cool the room down before 2500 BTU's to maintain the lower temp. Plus, a fan moving air increase conduction through the walls and window. The fan motor generates heat. The refrigerator generates 400 to 500 BTU's of heat per hour. The numbers just don't add up. You only had an hour or so of cooling capacity. Sounds like you may have got some early cooling then sl...see more »Instead, put the water in the system to evaporate. If the fridge to freeze the ice was in the same room, you only move the heat across the room and created even more heat by the refrigeration compressor. 4 gallons, 32 pounds of ice (must have had a big freezer for a refrigerator), 128 pounds of ice created 5000 BTU's of energy absorption. A 10 x 10 x 8 foot room needs 2500 BTU's per hour to stay cool by 15 degrees. Even more to cool the room down before 2500 BTU's to maintain the lower temp. Plus, a fan moving air increase conduction through the walls and window. The fan motor generates heat. The refrigerator generates 400 to 500 BTU's of heat per hour. The numbers just don't add up. You only had an hour or so of cooling capacity. Sounds like you may have got some early cooling then slept through as the room warmed up. The fan kept the air moving for some evaporative skin cooling effect.

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  • PalletM commented on licheness's instructable DIY bumper repair3 months ago
    DIY bumper repair

    If you carefully heat the plastic by moving your hair dryer or heat gun around, you can get the plastic hot enough that it takes very little effort to cause the dent to pop out. You should not need to force the plastic back into shape. I've done this twice and the second time, I used more heat and the result was much easier. No need for wood to pry the plastic. Just a push with gloved or double gloved fingers.

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  • PalletM commented on ShiftyTips's instructable DIY Air Conditioner3 months ago
    DIY Air Conditioner

    There is no evaporative cooling effect when the ice is in sealed plastic bottles. It would take 50 pounds of ice to make any substantial temperature difference in a 10x10 room. Sit in front of the exhaust air and you will feel a small difference but no real difference in the rest of the room. As rdeclue said, you are just moving some heat from the minimally cooled area to the kitchen, plus paying for the electricity to do it. A fan moving all of the room air will do more.How can comments be positive and constructive when the claims are not supported by the science ?

    It takes 184 BTU's to melt a pound of ice and warm the water to 70 degrees. It takes 970 BTU's to evaporate a pound of water. It takes 10,000 BTU's to cool a 10x10 room and 5000 BTU's to keep that room cool considering normal insulation levels and air leakage. Filling the cooler with water or water and ice would be far more effective if the humidity level is low enough for evap cooling to work.

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  • PalletM commented on SpecificLove's instructable 10 Places to Hide a Spare Key4 months ago
    10 Places to Hide a Spare Key

    Keys do not rust. They are made out of brass or brass alloys. Taping the key to the back of your license plate also works. If you don't have access to a screw driver and the plate is only help on with two screws, you can bend the license plate to get to the taped on key. If do this with a car key, use the valet key if you have one so it someone steals it, they have limited use.

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  • PalletM commented on rstichal's instructable Knots to Know4 months ago
    Knots to Know

    The fastest bowline is not a standard bowline. It is a tugboat bowline. It is not as strong as a standard bowline because there is an additional bend in the live end.

    A simple way to tie a bowline starts with a simple overhand knot, like the first half of a square knot. Once the dead end is wrapped around the live end, with the live end not pulled tight, pull or snap the dead end. It will put the proper twist and loop in the live end and you can finish the 'around the tree and back into the hole.' There are even easier ways but they require a video. Being able to tie a bowline around one's body with ONE HAND is important to self-rescue.

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