Instructables: question - workshop Fri, 27 May 2016 05:18:20 PDT BLOX v1.01 21 in poulan power mower will only start with starting ether.? jamest58  1 year old 21 in poulan will only start with starting ether.,once it starts it will continue to run until i shut it down after I finish cutting.  While it is hot it will restart easily, I have replaced the spark plug.problem started this season it was  stored in a heated garage.
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Thu, 26 May 2016 12:23:32 PDT
What is this? Bolt thingamajig?? Yonatan24 What is this thing? I found this while hiking. It was half buried in the ground. It has two huge M20 Bolts, One is a left hand, And one is a right hand bolt. I suppose that it has soemthing to do with cars I have attached a couple pictures below. What is this?
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Thu, 26 May 2016 11:01:19 PDT
How to prevent voltage drop on solar phone charger? HanoCZ Hello folks, I made a solar phone charger - cell (12V 400mA - at peak 5W)  and step down DC/DC converter R-785.0-1.0 (5V up to 1000mA). and I am using it as direct charger for my phone (no batteries). When the sun is bright, everything is fine and phone is being charged almost by 1A. When the dark c...
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Thu, 26 May 2016 08:52:05 PDT
what is the polarity of dewalth 18 volt battery? AnnS82
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Wed, 25 May 2016 13:01:38 PDT
I keep getting a redirect loop error message, how do I clear the cache for this site to see if that is the problem? joek833 I used to be able to view all the instructables but lately I keep getting the redirect loop error message. Please help or I will jut delete the whole site from my email. Thanks. Joe
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Mon, 23 May 2016 14:34:45 PDT
Need help identifying a tool! HollyHinchman We're cleaning out my late grandfather's house in Caseville, MI. We found what we think is a garden tool but none of us could identify it. I need help identifying what it is and what it is used for. 
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Sun, 22 May 2016 18:29:32 PDT
How do I fold up my long extension cord? JohnR393 I have seen very long extension cords that look woven instead of a role.  How do I do this?
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Sun, 22 May 2016 07:51:54 PDT
Could i use H1061C NPN transistor instead BC547B NPN Transistor? SenthilA3
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Sun, 22 May 2016 06:29:06 PDT
Desktop PC DC - DC UPS ? RicardoM146 This might sound stupid, but I was watching some guys build batteries to Electrical Cars using Laptop batteries like Tesla does (18650 battery Cells)  and I got thinking about creating an UPS for my PC. If Im not mistaken, most UPS convert AC to DC current and in a mains power loss they convert bac...
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Sat, 21 May 2016 20:58:32 PDT
41 LED Flasher Circuit using 555 IC TattooedJudge Hello from Scotland   Being costume and armour builder but being new to the electronics world I noticed this build using 41 led lights this would be perfect to compliment a build i'm currently working on my question is this do you have some sort of step by step guide to this ...
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Fri, 20 May 2016 10:40:14 PDT
Suddenly the steering wheel locks up while driving and I found the key in its place "on" - Mitsubishi 2000 Manual? JaberM
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Fri, 20 May 2016 07:05:27 PDT
How do I fix a Black & Decker electric lawn mower motor? bkbkbkbk A neighbor asked me to have a look at her B&D electric mulching mower (MM1800 Type 1) after it stopped working. When I pulled the control switch, the blade didn't turn, but there was a buzzing sound and kind of a burned plastic smell. I also found that it was very hard to turn the blade by hand. At ...
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Wed, 18 May 2016 08:16:48 PDT
What Do I Need To Know When Buying a Good Work Table? Numbuh1Nerd I'm shopping around for a good table for my seedling of a workshop, but I want to be sure that what I get will be best for what I'm getting it for. I intend on doing a lot of work with foam (and probably heat guns), general prop-making (probably involving a Dremel), and some electronics work eventua...
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Tue, 17 May 2016 16:49:33 PDT
What is the Instructable behind the Wedding Contest Background Picture? lusch I am desperately looking for the instructable of beforementioned Picture.  The Pic shows wooden blocks with a back&white picture .. probably laser cut onto it. Any Help appreciated, title of the instructable or the link to it would be awesome ! Thank you in advance
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Tue, 17 May 2016 12:45:19 PDT
Car became unresponsible while driving? Brakes unresponsible, motor on, but powerless, few dashboard lights on. JuanL86 Hi. I own a Hyundai i10 2013. The problem had happened twice, seems to be under the same conditions. I was driving in a decent highway, in neutral speed. Suddenly, the lights: oil, brake, sterring and alternator on the dashboard got on. The engine was working but if I tried to accelerate it did seem...
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Tue, 17 May 2016 09:52:05 PDT
What type of hinge is this and where can I find it? gravityisweak I'm looking for a very specific hinge. I want it to match this photo as closely as possible.  I've found some that look like an almost perfect match but the requirement to buy is 1000 pieces. Does anyone know the name or type of this hinge so I can locate it and buy just a few of them? The link sh...
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Sun, 15 May 2016 17:15:38 PDT
What could make my antique table fan run backwards? EddieP21 I bought an antique hunter table fan at an auction. The power cord was missing so I replaced it. When I turn it on now it runs but it sucks air rather than blowing it. Can anyone tell me what the problem might be?
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Sun, 15 May 2016 06:24:45 PDT
'02 pt cruiser engine died will not restart why? AlexisB54 while driving the engine made a clunk sound the car jerked then the engine died. it will not restart. it trys to turn over but will not fire. checked all fluids. everything was good. not sure what it is or where to go from here. any help would be appreciated
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Wed, 11 May 2016 09:36:24 PDT
portable and light weight displays? KathleenD4 I need some ideas to make a better portable displays for my pet collars i sell at craft fairs The first displays I used spinning racks. I like they were light weight, but i had to unload and load racks every show The second display are nice, but still have some problems. The collars still fall , eve...
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Tue, 10 May 2016 06:26:50 PDT
What is this tool used for? FredrickF The slots align and are approximately 1/4-inch in diameter. The smaller piece has rollers and slides across the flat piece.
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Fri, 6 May 2016 14:48:33 PDT
Mount a bike motor to a surfboard Mailmetothemoon I was wondering if anyone would have any advice on mounting a 50cc bike motor onto a surfboard? I don't really have any power tool, but I might be able to grab a few simple ones; Was thinking this might be a cool way to get around town instead of investing in a car or just hooking it up to a bike. o...
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Thu, 5 May 2016 12:51:42 PDT
can alka can alka seltzer be made with no flavoring jo14mun my group is making a submarine and we cant use food or sugary drinks for it. so we are trying to make it without any sugar
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Thu, 5 May 2016 11:50:45 PDT
Plastic string made from bottles? Lorddrake I have seen many instructables regarding making plastic string from bottles.  What I haven't seen is how anyone uses the string once they make it.  so my question is what have you used your plastic string for?
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Thu, 5 May 2016 10:40:06 PDT
Safe component sellers? cozzzaaa First off a Question for site/community, then I will lead into the reasoning/need behind the question. Do you or someone you know in the community have kits you put together to sell yourself or do you utilise a site, that contain the major orange bold parts most of the robots require? If no are the...
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Tue, 3 May 2016 10:00:18 PDT
how much weight? labanW the length of the bed frame is75" and width is 53" the hinges are long the length edge. the drawing shows the dark lines of how the rope is set up. the mattress is a full size 8" coil spring futon (60lbs) 1.5 sheets of plywood at 1/2"x75"x60" looking to find what i need for counter weight and the ma...
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Mon, 2 May 2016 06:46:12 PDT
How to repair (rehydrate) wooden wringer section..........its cracked in places? Snooze2978 Found the top section of a wringer washer made mostly of wood.  The rollers has some cracks in it and would like to know if it can be repaired (rehydrated) to use again on clothes (fabrics)?
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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:24:36 PDT
Is there a place to request an Instructable? terdallaujar Is there a section on Instructables where you can suggest projects for someone to make?  Example, I would love to find an Instructable for a DIY wireless dog fence.  (searched -no luck). I am sure there is someone out there who can make one of these.  Or there are folks out there who have the smart...
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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:03:31 PDT
graphene integrated into clothing? Gaudnarok So i had an idea: i wanted to integrate graphene into clothing to make clothing more durable. this guy shows how to make the stuff any ideas on how to get the graphene into clothing?
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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 08:35:11 PDT
How much phosphorus is in a matchbook and what are the other components besides it? Nathanael Nash I was thinking about some nice Armstrong's mixture experiment and I want to know how much of the red phosphorus is in a matchbook. I wouldn't like it to be too strong, because I want to test int in my yard so better safe than sorry.
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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 07:25:09 PDT
How do I clean from white sludge the pressure switch, the pressure regulator and the air hose of my air compressor? taloskriti I recently bought a water trap filter for my air compressor (Black & Decker CP2525). When I unscrewed the pressure regulator and the air hose to make the connections I noticed that the air circuit was littered from white sludge (condensate + oil). I am afraid that this stuff will clog the filter qui...
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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:12:38 PDT
Know any 8 minute female monologues? RoseFlowers I need an 8 minute female monologue from a well known movie or play. It needs to have a lot of emotion ( preferably a crazy women having a break down getting angry and then sad and then being calm, or something like that.) If you know one please help :)
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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 19:05:10 PDT
4inch scroll saw blades...? TimH22 Hi,i am looking for 4inch blades for my Dremel scrollsaw, i know i can purchase them online but they are not cheap so i am looking for an alternative blade that will do the same job only for a little less money.... I have tried bucket loads of sites but have had no joy so far, if there is anyone out...
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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:28:12 PDT
how to start a 230v motor with ir transmitter and reciever? fayas007
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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:15:16 PDT
Where will I find a repair manual for Craftsman Riding Lawn Mowers?? WandaG17
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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 06:12:41 PDT
Does anyone know how to build a robot water sprayer using arduino? Temarie If the robot detecting a plant using an ultrasonic sensor, then it will spray a water.
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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:00:03 PDT
Can I use a split aircon AHU as a fan coil unit for a chilled water (hydronic) aircon system? rum100proof I have been developing the idea (in my head) to build a chilled water aircon system using recycled parts. I have been considering using discarded "split aircon" evaporator units (AHU or fan coil unit or indoor units...diff nomenclature depending on geography) as the AHU's for my system. My question ...
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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 07:45:07 PDT
can you recharge a 1.2V (1800mAH)battery with 5V? ΠαύλοςΒ so i got a rechargable battery 1.2V (1800mAH) i i would like to ask if i can recharge it with 5V ? will it explode? will it glow? 
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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 01:33:01 PDT
question about TIG fusion welding without filler? FriendOfHumanity Hello, Does fusion welding of mild steel  with either acetylene or TIG result in the same metal structure; is all melting the same ? Here is a rambling explanation of why I am asking. I wanted to start acetylene welding again but have found that the gas prices here in the UK are even worse t...
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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:27:35 PDT
what is this screwdriver within a screwdriver and what is its use? ThomasW123
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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:07:34 PDT
why is my 2009 grinding into 1st and 5th gear? PatrickB134 We just had the clutch replaced in our 2009 Toyota Corolla.  Now it grinds going into 1st and 5th gear.  We have never had any problems with it prior to that.  Is it possible that the clutch isn't adjusted right or is the synchro bad?  It drives worse now than before replacing the clutch.
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 21:43:49 PDT
I don't know what this is or what it is worth? nvofmarin My partner passed away last November and this was in his storage. I have been searching to try to find what it is and the company name Baulaser, but most of the results are in german. Please if anyone knows what this is, I would be so grateful.
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Thu, 7 Apr 2016 15:10:27 PDT
Motor in the newer style 80v lithium lawn mowers? thenuker Hello everyone, I have been looking to source a motor very similar to the motors used in the newer 80v Lithium lawn mowers. Does anyone have any information on them? Do they use direct drive to the blade or belt etc? Thank you! Nuker-
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Sun, 3 Apr 2016 19:49:43 PDT
How to create time log for laser cutting machine? asafwat3 I need to record total time spent by the oaser cutting machine, something like a time log to calculate the whole set of jobs done per day instead of recording it manually, is there such a thing? I am getting a chinese laser cutting machine, it only has a timer that shows the time per job.
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Sun, 3 Apr 2016 18:05:04 PDT
How to choose a 240V alternator specification to produce 15kw and 30kw electricity? pathseeker
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Tue, 29 Mar 2016 02:41:34 PDT
Where to find a 2 HP Electric Motor? newfiebackflip I am looking to build a belt grinder.  Anyone know where I could salvage a 2 HP Electric Motor?  I initially thought treadmill as you can get them next to nothing on kijiji but depending on if its AC or DC I guess you need a bunch of other things to go along with it.
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Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:23:10 PDT
Solar panel: Shattered glass - epoxy or replace the glass? RincewindT Hello, I see many projects/videos about making solar panels or repairing shattered glass on solar panel with things like epoxy. But I have found nothing about chaging the glass of the solar panel. The cost of epoxy  for a repair seems quite high (30$+?) and maybe not always suited long term. Assum...
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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 15:22:57 PDT
What is a reliable 12v battery charger under $30? kingtrout1 I'm looking for a battery charger to charge my 12v 8a battery which I use to light my 300 LED strip in the garage. What charger works best and doesn't break the bank, so under $30?
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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 17:08:50 PDT
stuck faucet handle help? mole1 It's a two handle kitchen faucet.  The last time I changed the washer on the HOT handle, I replaced both HOT and COLD plastic handles with metal ones.  I've removed the screw on top.  But can't budge the handle itself off the top of the valve unit.  Without the top screw, it should just slide up off...
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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14:20:10 PDT
How does someone with very little mechanic experience learn to fix a classic car? slr1967 My husband and I are both in our twenties, and neither of us have much mechanic experience or knowledge. You could say I have essentially none. But this is something I have always wanted to learn! My dad just passed away and I now have his 1967 SS Chevelle. Unfortunately, it hasn't had an engine in ...
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Sun, 6 Mar 2016 19:21:10 PST
I am an engineering student. i am doing a project on making leaf logs. can anyone suggest a binder? drew campbell
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Sat, 5 Mar 2016 01:12:06 PST