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Mr Beams MB3000 Mounting HackView Instructable »
I did consider not replacing the lift rod, pretty much the same thing as you removing them. However, I like being able to stopper and drain the sink easily. It is too useful of a function to do without, in spite of the "goo" that forms. I set up all of the plungers to be removable, instead of "permanently" fixed, to facilitate maintenance.I did look at stainless steel and it would have worked just fine. I would go with 304 if I did it that way. I also looked at naval bronze but that was way too expensive. However, I wanted to do it cheaply and without leftover stock (AKA "clutter"), Peerless doesn't stock the lift rod as a separate SKU so you get an entire drain assembly. You don't want to throw an entire drain assembly away and it also becomes clutter.As t...see more »I did consider not replacing the lift rod, pretty much the same thing as you removing them. However, I like being able to stopper and drain the sink easily. It is too useful of a function to do without, in spite of the "goo" that forms. I set up all of the plungers to be removable, instead of "permanently" fixed, to facilitate maintenance.I did look at stainless steel and it would have worked just fine. I would go with 304 if I did it that way. I also looked at naval bronze but that was way too expensive. However, I wanted to do it cheaply and without leftover stock (AKA "clutter"), Peerless doesn't stock the lift rod as a separate SKU so you get an entire drain assembly. You don't want to throw an entire drain assembly away and it also becomes clutter.As to the plated rod, it seems strange to open the package filled with plastic parts and find a bright chrome rod that ends up with one end buried in the drain and the other hidden in the vanity (in most cases). The only way that this makes sense to me is that "plating" is what they do, it is still cheaper to make the plated steel part than replace it with stainless, their replacement rate is still low, and the injection molded plastic they use would not handle the leverage created by the rod. Their conversion to almost all plastic in the drain assembly demonstrates that they are not adverse to changing material to save money. Or it may be as simple as the part is a "make work" part that is used to smooth the schedules.
Substituting a Carbon Fiber...View Instructable »
I really like how a stacked stone wall looks in the landscape. I voted for it.I still have my 3-lb, wedge end sledge, brick hammer, and cold chisels, even though I haven't lived anywhere with a slope in 20+ years.
Very impressive, a true artisan. I voted for it.I don’t pay attention to who made the contest projects when I am looking at them So I find it strange, that after I vote, I frequently find that I have noted or voted for another of the person’s projects. In this case it was the Litter Box Closet Conversion.
We called them Chiclets puzzles because of the shape of the tiles and the color, usually white. They were a staple on long car trips, along with shoestring potatoes in a can, white bread, Vienna sausages, and Shasta cola. Set the WAYBACK machine Mr. Peabody. Nice project and I voted for it.
Congratulations on your Runner Up finish!
And just in time for First Contact with the Vulcans. I voted for it in metal.
Conceptually, it might be easier going from sail to shade. Some flexible carbon fiber rods like from popup tents could enter into it. Just for food for thought, I took some picture of my car sun shields with spring wire edges (stowed, flat for shade, and curved for sail). The curved was a pain to photograph; it kept blowing away. in a light breeze. Also, unless you are getting lift as well as forward motion, you don't want the base of the sail at the bow. It should be slightly ahead of the balance point of the kayak. My sailing dinghy had the mast seated at the bow and I would have to hike out over the stern in a good wind.
I liked it and voted for it. There is such a thing as too much sun.
Jetting a Slow House Drain ...View Instructable »
Congratulations on your First place finish.
Congratulations on your Runner Up finish.
Nice work! And you kept the materials and methods accessible. Voted for it.
I am trying to imagine these with the likes of Renee de la Prade or Juzzie Smith and I just get cracked up imagining them in red Crocs. Just remember to unplug before leaving the stage. Voted for it.
We all thought it was a grand adventure waiting for the next half-gallon bottle to go whooomp in the garage and the adults’ reaction to it. Our first clue that it was alcoholic was the comment “It smells like a brewery in here!” As to the taste, it was ghastly to a kid expecting soda pop. Using baker’s yeast is unlikely to have improved the flavor. Unless you have a burning desire to make hard root beer, my response would be that “Everclear goes with everything.”
Wow, impressive. When we made root beer as kids it was root beer extract, yeast for carbonation, and crimped caps. We decided to make a large batch, once. Between the exploding bottles (made a biiiiig mess) and the rest turning to hard root beer (ghastly taste btw), we were banned from ever making a large batch again. Voted for it.
Never grow up! Very nice work and a unique integration of a coconut hull. Voted for it. …and now maybe the sword of Shan Yu for your daughter?
Congratulations on your Second Prize finish!
Congratulations on your First place finish!
...and your former world view was the bottom of desks and the top of suspended ceilings. I laughed at the drying firewood. I had a neighbor that rebuilt a Harley in his living room. Had to vote for it in the Beyond the Comfort Zone.
Very few people clearly explained why their entry was Beyond the Comfort Zone. However, yours did and I voted for it. ...and here at Muppet Laboratories where today is tomorrow yesterday.
Very few people clearly explained why their entry was Beyond the Comfort Zone. However, yours did and I voted for it.
Exceptional composition, color, shading, and execution. I also voted for it.
You didn't just make something from a t-shirt so much ascreate an ensemble, a look. I voted forit.
Functional and Sturdy Wooden Toolbox
Remove Bushes and Stumps the Easy Way with a Farm Jack (AKA Hi-Lift Jack)
From Skateboard to Handplane
Colorful Segmented Wooden Vase
Homemade Hot Pockets
Months of Meals - Preparing for a Baby (or any time you'll want to eat but won't want to cook...)
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