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Steam Cleaner

Dont you just love them ! My dad bought me a high Sleeper bed and as it was smaller than ,y past ikea bed Used the matress that came with it which was second hand . My whole bedroom is now infested with bed bugs thank god i have a industrial carpet cleaner and a steam cleaner

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Cleaner lawnmower?

Http://www.sparkbangbuzz.com/els/pplmwr-el.htm Small engines typically burn dirtier than cars do. Can this adaptation make them "greener?"

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gold silver cleaner ?

Hello all, Was at the markets the other day, saw a guy with a neat " trick ", it was a dish of clear fluid and had a piece of alumimium plate about 4" square, when a persons jewerly either gold or silver was submersed { no gloves } and the moment the ring etc touched the ally plate, wallah shiny new looking , no tarnished colours etc.. How The.................does that work, any takers

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vacuum cleaner robot?

How can I make a autonomous vacuum cleaner robot for my home purpose?

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tile cleaner needed.

Hi I need your help in this.I have a problem at home.the floor tiles at the bathroom were stained due to no use for around one year.I've been trying hard to fix it but not so helpful.could you recommend some stuffs that i could get from market to deal with this headache. thank you arun

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Swimming pool cleaner/filter

Hello, I have an old (about 50 years) 50.000 liters (13 208.6026 US gallons) swimming poll that doesn't have any kind of cleaning or filtering machinery (if you know what I mean) so it's just like buried water tank :). The problem is that it's often filled with grass, leaves and bugs that sink to the bottom of the pool and I don't know how to get rid of them. I have a water pump that I use to empty the pool that takes about 2 liters/second that I'd like to use to "vacum" clean the pool floor but I don't really know how Any ideias? thanks!

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multi purpose cleaner formulated?

Hello my friends i need some formulation and combination of :carpet remover,multi purppose cleaner,lcd cleaner and new cleaners formulation.thnk

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What to do with a Vacuum cleaner ?

What can i do with a working vacuum cleaner that i do not use any more ?

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Vacuum cleaner motor disassembly

Old vacuum cleaner stoped working and I took it apart to find bearing in pieces but I dont know how to remove fan from the motor there is usually a nut but I dont see one

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Oven cleaner on alloy rims

Years of filth on my Suzuki's rims. Just sprayed it on left for 15 minutes then washed it off!! Be careful obviously it caustic. Eyes and skin protection advised.

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Cleaner robotic arm with Clamp

Hi,Myself Viraj from Mumbai India. I am Chartered Accountants and have interest in building new innovative problem solving things. I need to build a robotic arm that can clamp itself to any thin material (like wood, glass etc.) and with it's arm clean the surface with water/soap if required. it should be able to move sideways on it's own fixing the clamp as required. It should move sideways to specific distance only and this distance can be inputted through any possible means.Can anyone help with this?Thanks in advanceViraj

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Ducted vacuum cleaner anyone?

My sister approached me today with the news that her vacuum cleaner went up in smoke.While cleaning out the old rental and with the aim to clean the new home during the next few days.This made me thinking about the the ducted vacuum system that were quite popular around here.Most modern house won't get something like that and for the older ones it means once they fail they stay dead.After all the tenant can buy a vacuum cleaner to clean the carpets...Anyways...I had a look around here and in other places to check on home made solutions of the more modern type.As my sister is allowed some DIY to improve the quite old house I was wondering about installing a ducted vacuum system.Of course there is not much out there, commercially, that would be up to our modern times.Far too noisy, lack of sucktion and despite all totally outdated filter systems that won't keep the turbine or motor clean.Some people however came up with quite clever ideas.For example building your own cyclonic shop vac.Another one I quite liked was was a home made housing for standard drum type shop vac.Apart from the air noise the thing was almost silent.No screaming motor, no outcoming air acting as a funnel for the noise create.The air going in and through the hose was louder then the actual vacuum cleaner LOLI would like to create something similar by salvaging a proper shop vac as a bas for the sucking part.But as it is an old house I would really like a wooden solution to entire housing and casing problem.Not just a screaming thing mounted to the outside of the house....Far less noisy than the donor, cyclonic (proper) seperator and easy to empty.Like place a bag under it and open the bottom easy.Something originally intended for inside use might be weatherproved or placed in a properly covered area if required.Any ideas for the wooden part apart from starting from scratch with 3D models?Anyone here done something similar and willing to provide some feedback on how well it all performs?

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Does nobody modify vacuum cleaners?

Lately I've been looking for vacuum cleaner mods. I've done several Google searches and Instructables searches, and found only this one bag-to-bagless conversion. I expected there to be at least a handful of pages on vacuum cleaner modification on the Web. Does anybody have any suggestions on where to look?

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Vacuum cleaner as wood dust collection?

I was wondering if it is possible to use a vacuum cleaner as a form on wood dust collection in my workshop. What type of vacuum clearer would be the best for this, one with a bag, bagless, whatever. If this is possible, what precautions should be taken to ensure smooth operation of this setup. I'm worried about wood dust possibly clogging up the vacuum cleaner. Any help/ more info/ ideas/ would be great.

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modding an oral irrigator to a blast cleaner?

I got the idea when i saw this: https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-modelers-orbital-sander-out-of-a-toothbrush/ But because i do not own an oral irrigator, i don't know if it's possible. Is the power enough to mod it into an blast cleaner? is the nozzle big enough for any material (sand or backing soda or whatever)? I am unwilling to buy an oral irrigator for relatively much money only to find out that it has no use... it would be useful for postprocessing my 3d-prints.... thanks for answers jodock

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Kid climbs walls with vacuum cleaners

A boy in the UK uses a couple of vacuum cleaners to climb walls like Spiderman. It's an amazing thing for a 13 year-old to do and... wait a second. This is just a copy of something that was demonstrated on TV in the UK well before this. So let's start over. A boy in the UK shows that you can get some media attention for doing a recreation of something that's already been established as amazing, even in the same country. Pretty shameless. Spiderlad via Inhabitat

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What is soldering tip tinner/cleaner? Answered

I found this stuff at Radioshack. Is it a useful thing to have when soldering?

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Nickel sponge+Soldering tip cleaner

Hello, I am a computer engineer and interested on making instructables ! Since i bought my soldering iron like 2 weeks ago i am on the making of one soldering station (with helping hands and such),I bought a sponge but i didn't noticed that wasn't copper (it writes nickel on it). Should be oki for my soldering iron (I mean to keep my tip clean)? Greetings from the sunny and bankrupted Greece ! Xristos.

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iRobot Scholarship idea : Pool Cleaner

I've seen mods for the roombas before, where the robots are water sealed, and then the wheels are turned into propellers. My idea is that I could water proof the robot in plexi glass, or something, and then a net on it, to collect all the leaves, dead bugs, and other stuff that collects on the surface of a pool. normal pool cleaners only vacuum the floor of a pool, and it takes days for floating leaves and other grime to sink to the bottom. With a robot like this, I could just set it in the pool, and let it clean everything up. What's nice is, when company is coming over, it's embarrassing to have a dirty pool...this modification would allow you to quickly clean up your pool-even on short notice. Update (for some clarification): What I would want to do, is make a case for it, so that you can simply remove the wheels, and connect the propellers/steering device to where the wheels were, then just place the roomba in the watertight case, and it would be able to swim around and clean! Also, i'm working on some sketches of how it would work. I'll post those when they are done.

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I am working on a ultrasonic paintbrush cleaner.? Answered

I am working on an ultrasonic paintbrush cleaner... I have the transducer and I am pretty sure I can use a regular stereo amp... (because a transducer is just a different type of speaker) what else do I need. I guess I am asking how to make an ultrasonic generator.

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What is a good Deep Cleaner vacuum soap alternative that can be made with household products?

I'm looking for a soap formula to use in a deep cleaning machine that I don't have to buy att he store, I was thinking maybe laundry detergent?

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HOW TO MAKE TULLE SCRUBERS?

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Is an ultrasonic transducer for measuring liquid levels... capable of being used for an ultrasonic cleaning transducer? Answered

I am working on something I know nothing about. I have a transducer (from a liquid level sensor) and an ultrasonic generator... can I make an ultrasonic cleaner with it or is the transducer the wrong type?

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Motor Acquisition....

I have recently come into possession of a working vacuum cleaner motor (generic: only says 60 hz, 120 V on the side) with cord and switch still attached (also the fins on the motor that created the suction). I can't even find a manufacturer logo on it. Anyways...I am looking forward to using this in a future project. Just as an exercise, in case I am "thinking too small" what would you do with such a motor? It looks a LOT like this one:

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Vibrobot - the logical extension.

We had a little rash of vibrobots, bristlebots and snailbots.Nobody thought of the logical extension, though - a vibrobot to clean the floor.a short video of the robot I made (my wife helped color him) out of an old electric razor, light switch, and paint pad thing... Apparently he's called Scuttle Bot. Second VideoThird VideoFourth Video, featuring attempted suicide (robocide?)

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disk saw + vacuum cleaner = less dust ?

When cutting bricks and concrete with disk saw there are clouds of dust. here is my failed attempt to reduce its amount using a vacuum cleaner instructable anyway ?

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How to reverse the rotation of a vacuum cleaner motor? Answered

I'm possession of a vacuum cleaner engine and I'm trying to reverse its rotation..So far I've tried reversing it's polarity with no success but I looked up the 2 ICs on it's chip and it has a555 timer and a 7-stage binary counter.(see: http://www.standardics.nxp.com/products/hef/datasheet/hef4024b.pdf)There are only 2 wires running to the engine from the chip so I presume there is no feedback.Furthermore there is a potentiometer hooked up to both the ICs which regulates the speed of the engine (and no AD convertor as far as I can tell) so the voltage changes the PWM output as the engine is rated 230V.All ideas are welcome =)p.s.(I can't supply you with pictures right now, sorry)

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Is it dangerous to heat up a crafting pipe cleaner? Answered

I am wondering whether its safe to melt, not burn, pipe cleaners to see what happens. I am wondering whether it's made with something extremely toxic or carcinogenic such as PVC in which the fumes would be harmful.

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Regarding brush cleaners spasifically Poly Clens

Recently me and my dad have run across a problem. http://www.100randomtasks.com/_/rsrc/1307405086575/squeaky-clean-boards/Poly%20Clens%20Can.jpg?height=200&width;=200 Apparently our government has banned the use of Poly Clens By Lepage brand here in Ontario Canada as far as I know. Its a favorite brush cleaner for the both of us and we're both surprised when we heard the news not to mention disappointed.  We both don't understand why its banned since there are far worse brush cleaning methods that are way more harmful to the environment. So are there any other alternatives that some one could recommend that are similar? And please don't recommend varsol est since these just don't compare and are just nasty. Thanks. :)

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A "Greener, cleaner, quieter, smarter" giant in the sky.

.An Airbus A380 flew this Friday from Filton, near Bristol, UK, experimenting a new synthetic fuel : a GTL (Gas To Liquid) based fuel.This new synthetic fuel, which emits less pollutants, is intended to replace kerosene."Greener, cleaner, quieter, smarter" is the motto we could read on the fuselage of this giant of the sky.Airbus is planning a first flight 100% powered by bio-fuels in 2009.http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gq6b9_ogzADl78sRB8HeYMUess9wLet's hope Boeing will take it as a challenge, so we will compete to make the "Greenest, cleanest, quietest and smartest" planes ... ! =o)

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English Spiderman climbs walls with vacuum cleaner

Jem Stansfield is a great guy. He cobbles together a Spiderman suit with some vacuum cleaners and climbs the outsides of buildings with it. That's just awesome. From the article: "I hope activities like this teach children that if you understand the world around you, you can make it work for you," he said. "Normal boring day-to-day objects can do exciting things for you." This dude is my new hero. And it gets better. His future plans involve driving a car powered by coffee beans. He's like an alternate universe version of Tim Anderson. The first video covers the making of the gloves and the second is a climb up the outside of a building. Link via gizmodo

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Can a vacuum cleaner motor generate electricity? Answered

I have a vacuum cleaner motor that runs off straight AC from the wall. I think it's like 120 V AC right?.. anyways it's got a huge amount of toque and i'd like to attach it to a stationary bicycle and pedal it to generate electricity. I know all the instructables for this my only quam is the type of motor. I'm not buying one. This is what I have and furthermore I don't even know if it's like universal i guess they call them..I do know that it is a brushed engine (as in it's not brushless) by the way if you haven't caught it yet my electrical jargin is very weak. Thanks for any help you can give me.-Ask me if you need more info.

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ultrasonic cleaning machine

What is the output voltage of 100 watts with 40khz frequency and 220 input voltage generator of home made ulta cleaner for having greatest efficiency?

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Any ideas for what to do with an old vacuum cleaner?

OK, my wife bought a new vacuum cleaner today and I assumed that meant that she would like me to create something out of our old one. Doe s anyone have any good ideas besides a hovercraft? Keep it simple, because I'm a beginner. Maybe a jetpack or something? Seriously though there must be something interesting that can be made from all those parts.

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can there be a electrostatic floor cleaner ?? .....important question. isn't it.? Answered

Electrostatic force attract objects......when we rub plastic with hair it attracts tiny bits of paper.....also it attracts dust and dirt ...so can there be a possible dust cleaner which using electrostatic force and  can clean our floor or something??there is only air cleaner otherwise

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is there anything worthwhile inside an old electrolux vaccuum. cleaner

Helped clean out an apartment and took a couple items home. The electrolux was going to be thrown out, so i took it, now i realize i don't have the room for another vacuum cleaner, it came in a box with all the accessories. the box is big 28x17 inches, i really wish they had changed to metric when i was in 3 or 4th grade and it was a big topic. i go crazy buying SAE bolts and their sized. so anything inside the vac worth liberating, i heard it works, i haven't tried it, i was hoping it was an electrolux with that end piece that i have seen sculptures or steam punk stuff out of

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How to hack a dead battery of a cordless vacuum cleaner?

Hi Everybody, I've got an old cordless vacuum cleaner with an old short lasting battery, so I decided to hack it in order to use it on the plug directly ( I'll be using the output of  its charger). The cordless vacuum cleaner has a battery of 3.7 V and a 9V DC- 150mA as an output for its charger. Note: I was not able to see the motor characteristic because it's covered and it was difficult the remove it. So I disassembled everything and try to plug the output of the charger directly to the motor, the motor didn't work. I plug the motor directly to its battery = it works I plugged a 15V - 150mA (from an old printer transformer) => the motor it barely turns (about 1 rpm) I plugged a 32V - 150mA (from an old printer transformer) => the motor turns very slow but faster than the previous experiment (about 2 rpm) Can anyone explain what's going on. Why the motor cannot accept DC from chargers? Thanks in advance

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Do cd-dvd lens cleaner disks really work? Answered

I always tear my drives apart and clean them manually so these lens cleaning disks sound to good to be true are they?

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Unusual uses for coffee machine cleaner or delimer/descaler

Some people can't be without coffee, and some love to keep thei machines as clean as possible.Teste is all and if is not right the day already starts bad...But what is that stuff really?It needs to be food safe, shall not damage or corrode and part of the machine and of course can't be harful or even toxic.The main ingredient is an acid.Some acids are considered to be very corrosive on almost anything, others can set set organic material on fire and some even etch glass.Limestone, coffee staind and build up as well as most minerals that might build up in your machine magically disappear with just some added water and time.Our candidate is named Citric Acid!Very weak on things we thing about when comes to strong acids but quite powerful on the offending stuff in our kettles and coffee machines.Knowing that means we could abandone quite a lot of expensive and specialised cleaning produduct for a fully natural and harmless alternative.Calcium deposits in the bath clean up really nice and quick with it - but read the warnings and dangers below!Same for long abused toilets as mentioned in my topic about it.Stainless steel cooking pots or pans are still a favourite for some people, the pain of cleaning them once something really burnt on badly not so much.Vinegar is a prefered choice here, if you stand the smell when heating it up.Citric acid can not only provide the same cleaning strength but also deal with the things vinegar can't.In some cases stainless steel can develop rusty pits or discoloration from overheating (not trying to make it glow!).And where vinegar just cleans off the burnt in food, citric acid also clean the steel itself.Up to a degree even badly discolored things come back to a silvery look if you give it some time to work.Ever had some rusty parts and tried vinegar to get them back to bare steel?Coke can add some slight protection by passivating the steel, but like on stainless steel citric acid can do more.Unless highly concentrated and hot it won't really affect and good steel quickly.On the other hand it is really aggressive on impurities, rust and certain hard to clean off residues.Words of warning, wisdom and advise!A little bit of hydrochloic acid in your stomach is not only required but also harmless.You wouldn't want in a concentrated form anywhere on your in you though....The same logic is true with citric acid - you can make some nice artificial lemonade with it to enjoy on a hot summers day.But highly conecentrate or even heated up the story is quite different!Proper protection should be as obvious as proper handling.And mishaps should be dealt with lots of water or baking soda right away.I stress this out as my last example will highlight the dangers of citric acid that are not reall known to the public.And if it is that dangerous for some things or even just one that you should not take the risk with living tissue when dealing with higher concentrations or temperatures.Side effect that could possibly be lethal!Shiny things are nice and even nicer if clean and sparkling.Chrome plating or using chrome even is plastic coatings is still common.A lot of tap and bathware is chrome plated, same for a lot of things we have in our households or tool boxes.As tempting as it might be to use citric acid to clean something that just might contain chrome you should not try it!Chrome is almost all of its salt forms is highly toxic, same for most if not all byproducts of chemical reactions involving chrome.Cirtic acid is extremely aggressive on chrome!The tell tale sign is a discoloration of your solution into a greenish-yellow tint!Another a distinct and really unpleasant smell!Some steels include chrome too, so if you notice a bad smell when cleaning then rinse all properly and using other ways of cleaning the item!Corroded chrome plated parts might benefit from a treatment though despite the risk.Unlike sanding the chrome down and contaminating everything with fine and toxic dust you only need to deal with liquids and breathing protection - doing it outside or in really well ventilated areas is a must do anyways here.Dsiposal of anything that caused a bad smell or yellow-greenish discolartion should be done in a sealed container at your local waste disposal center.Please lable it and and also mention it contains chrome dissolved in citric acid!If you placed chrome plated parts into a solution of citric acid by accident and only realise once the smell interrupted your movie session then first go outside!!!This means preferably every living being in the house!If you have use brething protection in the form of carbon filters but either way try to vent the house first by trying to open what you can from the outside.The removal of the metal and taking the container outside should be done as quickly and safely as possible.Unless you are prepared and know what you so stay outside, call the fire brigade and state what happend!A severe reaction with chrome is nothing you should risk your health for!Never, ever dispose of anything that cause a bad smell or discoloration through drain!Bring to a disposal center and keep possible poisons of of the enviroment!

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How do you make a robot vacuum cleaner yourself?

How could i make a robot which avoids objects whilst sucking up dirt off my tiled floor?

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Is there any awesome way to clean car windows? Answered

Okay heres the predicament I am now in charge of cleaning my families vehicles (a prius and a ford F250 super duty turbo charged lariat diesel) but when ever i try to clean the windows i always get spots and streaks and it is reducing my pay and tolerance i am gently rubbing in a circular motions and using microfiber and/ or paper towels and i am using window cleaner. any ideas are better than none thanks! 

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heat shrink tubing on vacuum power cord? Answered

The insulation on my vacuum cleaner power cord has been stripped (due to the wheels running over it many times), I want to put heat shrink tubing over it,  how can i do that because the tubing does not fit over the plug on the end??

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