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  • jlsmoothash2o commented on superslayer101's instructable DIY Easy Car HUD 1 month ago
    DIY Easy Car HUD

    same in the US too. Putting paper on your window like this could get you a ticket.

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  • Build the Best Tomato Cages Ever!

    Don't USE - - - Eight 3" zinc plated screws per cage - - -You are using pressur treated wood in a wet environment those zinc screws will rust. -Make sure you are using stainless steel, galvanized, or a coated screw(like deckmates) to screw your boards together. They will last longer and be stronger for years.-Also make sure your eye screws are stainless steel too. If not they will rust too. -Also stainless steel is less reactive with chemical i.e. Fertilizer, bug spray then zinc plated screws. The last thing you want is to introduce some strange mettle or chemical into your food you will be eating because the screw is corroding away into your soil.

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  • jlsmoothash2o commented on Mrballeng's instructable The Only Knot You Need to Know. 4 months ago
    The Only Knot You Need to Know.

    This is just a figure 8 knot with a spike in it. Here is a pic of a figure 8 knot. Which I think everyone should learn. Because it is the most common knot and leaves to all your other knots you are showing here

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  • Extend Defective Fluorescent Tube-Light Life

    yes on an electronic ballast they have changed their schematic. Because they are only using one wire. That still does not change the fact that both pins need to be wired. In a T12 bulb which is and older fatter bulb that ballast still uses multiple wires coming out of the ballast to wire both pins. This is because the bulb itself uses more power and the wires coming out of the ballast cannot handle the load across one wire.When you change over to a T8 bulb which is a smaller bulb and requiring less energy to light the bulb only one wire is needed to carry they load. So the compainies have save on their production of the ballasts by reducing one wire. So since there is only one wire coming out of the ballast that is how they drew their schematic. They did not draw in all the pins because...

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    yes on an electronic ballast they have changed their schematic. Because they are only using one wire. That still does not change the fact that both pins need to be wired. In a T12 bulb which is and older fatter bulb that ballast still uses multiple wires coming out of the ballast to wire both pins. This is because the bulb itself uses more power and the wires coming out of the ballast cannot handle the load across one wire.When you change over to a T8 bulb which is a smaller bulb and requiring less energy to light the bulb only one wire is needed to carry they load. So the compainies have save on their production of the ballasts by reducing one wire. So since there is only one wire coming out of the ballast that is how they drew their schematic. They did not draw in all the pins because that would mess up the general public and people would be calling all the time saying they are missing wires. Electricians here in the USA are taught that a jumper should be installed when wiring this type of lighting. Please know I am in no way discounting your research. Infact your research shows how important it is to wire your lamps correctly the first time. And when done correctly your bulb life will be extended. Probably longer then what you are experiencing by rewiring them correctly after the fact. Because you will not damage the pins inside the bulbs themselves. Which is the main reason why these bulbs burn out in the first place.

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  • jlsmoothash2o commented on mikeasaurus's instructable 5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw6 months ago
    5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw

    One way that works for me every time no matter if it is a screw or a bolt I bust our my welder and weld my husky screw driver to the screw. Then I turn it loose. No way that screw is ever going to strip out when welded to the screw driver. LOLThe great thing about that is Home Depot will always exchange your broken husky screwdriver no matter what you did to it. It is crazy

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  • DIY: Lithium Battery To NiCd Power Tool (With Simple Adapter)

    let's see there are really only 2 tools sets out there that still use the old NiCd batteries Ryboi and Dewalt. Ryboi new ion batteries will fit in the old tools so what the point in making one for that.Then you have dewalt they sell a converter that does this. The converter is around $35-$40 depending on your store then you have to buy the 20v max batteries and charger or you spend about $150 where you get the converter charger and 2 batteries. - - - now I know what you are thing you cannot put a 20v battery into an 18v drill normally that is true. But you have to look at the fine print there. The battery tells you it is a 20v MAX. What that MAX means the initial(when you pull the trigger) voltage will be 20v then it will drop down and lvl off at 18v. Sorry guys if you bought the dewal...

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    let's see there are really only 2 tools sets out there that still use the old NiCd batteries Ryboi and Dewalt. Ryboi new ion batteries will fit in the old tools so what the point in making one for that.Then you have dewalt they sell a converter that does this. The converter is around $35-$40 depending on your store then you have to buy the 20v max batteries and charger or you spend about $150 where you get the converter charger and 2 batteries. - - - now I know what you are thing you cannot put a 20v battery into an 18v drill normally that is true. But you have to look at the fine print there. The battery tells you it is a 20v MAX. What that MAX means the initial(when you pull the trigger) voltage will be 20v then it will drop down and lvl off at 18v. Sorry guys if you bought the dewalt 20v max system and were thinking you were getting more powerful tool. You are not it has the same motor as the 18v do. With these two tool sets that are really the only ones that are still selling NiCd batteries and everyone else runs on ion batteries. And these two compainies sell a reasonably priced converters I really don't see the point in trying to make this converter. And NEVER MIX CHARGERS NiCd charge differently then ion batteries. Unless you want to see your rechargeable battery look like last years hover boards DONT DO IT. You can cause a fire or explosion. At that point you and your family can be killed. Not to mention that your house can burn to the ground.

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  • jlsmoothash2o commented on JackmanWorks's instructable Plywood (end Grain) Drone Box1 year ago
    Plywood (end Grain) Drone Box

    nice job I think I will make one of these for my cameras

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  • Solar Cooked Wild Mackerel on the Rocks

    No votes for meI thought this was going to teach us how to make a solar cooker. Not how to catch a fish. And cook it with some $300 item. If I wanted to do that I would bring a small propane grill.

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  • A Guide for Buying LED's on E Bay ---- Part TWO

    yep I sell theses at Home Depot for just under $11I also sell a 12 pack for just under $40

    So I work at Home Depot in the electrical department and sell LED lights every day I was expecting a different type of artical out of this with some really useful information. I even read your first artical and did not see the really useful information that everyone need The big 5 points when buying a light you need to know are1 - How many lumens does it produce. The measure of a lumen is a static value and one lumen is about the same amount of light that a 1 wick plan was candle will produce A good reffence is350-500 is about 40w incandescent 500-850 is 60w900-1000 is 75w1100 to 1500 is 95w flood light1600 - 1800 is 100w2 - how many hours does the led last for. There are some that will last 50k hours which on an avg use of 3h a day will last you 22 years some are shorter around 30...

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    So I work at Home Depot in the electrical department and sell LED lights every day I was expecting a different type of artical out of this with some really useful information. I even read your first artical and did not see the really useful information that everyone need The big 5 points when buying a light you need to know are1 - How many lumens does it produce. The measure of a lumen is a static value and one lumen is about the same amount of light that a 1 wick plan was candle will produce A good reffence is350-500 is about 40w incandescent 500-850 is 60w900-1000 is 75w1100 to 1500 is 95w flood light1600 - 1800 is 100w2 - how many hours does the led last for. There are some that will last 50k hours which on an avg use of 3h a day will last you 22 years some are shorter around 30k which is about 13 years 3 - color. Color is measured in degrees of kelvin 2700 is the same as an incandescent where 5000 is about the same color as the sun light coming into your house when your window blinds are open. Most women like using the 5000k lights in the bathroom. Because their makeup will look the same in the office, outside, or in a store as all of these places have the just about 5000k light. The 5000k light is also called daylight on the package. The 2700k light is called softwhite. I suggest not putting daylight in your bedrooms as that light will wake you up when you are trying to go to bed. 4 - power use. We want to save money right. Well look at how much power each led uses. Most LEDs use about 10% of what an incandescent uses. Which in return means they produce only 10% of the heat. In the summer time this is great because this means your AC unit will not have to cool down the heat your lights are making.5 - base size in the USA we have 3 standard base sizes. But there are many more around the world so when buying your lights on eBay make sure you are getting a the right base size.I hopes this helps you all out more then this artical did.

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