Well, 2 new Slideshows on my page! They didn't show up in the recent page yet. Check them out if you like... I think some people would like the clock/ tissue box Mash-Up. ;-)
Topic by GorillazMiko | last reply
Hi there, I need a water filter for my well, which i can hook up before the water riches the pressure tank. I got a lot sediment in the well. I was thinking of a filter like from a fish tank. My Idea is , i fill it with gravel from big to fein (Sand) gravel in at least a 6 inch pipe and about 4 feet long. The pump company ( Flotec) told me that i need a pipe with min. 100psi rating. I want use a clear pipe so i can see when i have to change (clean) the gravel.It should also be mounted in the basement ( freeze protection). I found on the i-net a clear pipe with treats on the top and bottom, but than it's not rated any more for 100 psi. so what can i do. Any clue?
Topic by germanudo | last reply
I am tired of the cheap plastic window well covers that are so expensive to buy at the hardware store. My 3 year old daughter has already fallen through one of these into the well as it disintegrated into sharp plastic shards. Thankfully she was uninjured and I vowed not to let this happen again. I have thought about having steel grate cut and welded, but that will be very expensive. My requirements are that light can get through and they be strong enough to stand on. My ideas include using finish grade plywood and drilling circular holes, and having the finished grate set on L shaped Aluminum brackets within the well. But i need help. I am appealing to my fellow creative muggles to come up with an inexpensive and useful solution. A sincere thanks in advance. Rick
Topic by richard.clapp | last reply
I need to know how to install a water system from my well asap. Full details of hookup. I have an existing well with a submerged pump in it, but don't know if pump still works. Presently digging it out to put power to it and find out. Water "spout" coming out of ground also plugged and am trying to clear. I have a pressure tank ordered that I hope will work. Pipe to house all ready dug, checking patency and damage. If pump doesn't work, is it repairable?, ie., how does it work so I can repair. How does pressure tank work? Any tips to make this easier are greatly appreciated. I am senior, disabled gal who is at war with water company because they are partially, if not completely, responsible for my house burning down a few months ago. I lost everything. I am OK with a good basic knowledge of mechanics, but this has me stumped, pls offer any comments that will help. I am not the only person of my community victimized by our county government. RClark0240@att.net
Question by RClark0240 | last reply
So I was wondering if you could run a hydraulic ram pump by digging down 3ft beside your well then pump water up about 50 feet at about a 40 degree incline. This way there would need to be no change in elevation between your ram pump and your well. Thanks!!
Question by camping crazy | last reply
So I am building a small cabin in the woods near my house, It is on a very small ridge to the gully below. In the gully I dug a test hole for my well and had a hole at under two feet that fills up immediately when you scoop it out. Should I stay in this spot or will the water be bad?? I doubt if I can go very deep because the hole is now filled with water and there is about two feet of rock just under the surface I know because I dug a hole for something else nearby. Drilling of any sort is not an option as the rocks are to large. Should I just move nearby and try to go deep in that spot. I might get four feet in another spot. Thanks!!
Question by camping crazy | last reply
After reading a very touching series of forum posts from sistergldnhair's friends and family, we were sorry to hear that this young author had to undergo some brain surgery. The procedure was successful, and we here at the Instructables HQ wanted to send our well wishes with a few gifts and a signed card. Please take a minute to read through these posts, and leave your get-well-soon's in the comments below. PLEASE send sistergldnhair a get well message A Thank You to One Very Thoughtful Little Girl
Topic by kazmataz | last reply
So, i have a bunch of project that i want to do, i have schematics and the parts (but i don't know what the color bands of the needed resistors are) Can some one give me a link to a utility converting numbers (470 Ohm) into color bands (yellow, violet, brown) please help/reply! thank you!
Topic by Sandisk1duo | last reply
She just went though a really tough surgery and it is just a nice thing to do.
Question by themoose64 | last reply
I bought a older home a few years back with a pump thing in the back. I was told there was an artestian spring under all the properties in this neighborhood. Anyway, my mother told me to just keep moving the handle up and down and eventually it would work. I pumped to long and hard that not only did I look foolish, but I woke the next morning with sore arms. I just can't do that again this year. How can I get that thing to work? Also, I had to put a sump pump in my basement because the springs are awful. My basement floods, but it's not sewer water, it's clear. I had to have my water heater replaced because of the flood in my basement.
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Hello, I've been thinking lately about moving out to the desert lately and living off the grid with a well, but I'm not sure my base idea for pulling up water from a well will actually work. My idea is to have a line running up from the well (ending in a one way valve) to the bottom of essentially a steel water trough with a glass lip on top making it airtight. A pvc would run from a hole in the top to a water storage tank to move water vapors up there and condense them. My hoped mechanism of action would be as the air heats up in the trough due to the sunlight it would force the water up from the well little by little and evaporate it. My question is, will this actually pull up water from the well or would I have to buy a solar pump? I don't need lots of water fast or high pressure, the water storage will gravity feeds and collect throughout each day. My other idea which I'm pretty sure will work is having the showers, sinks, and washer (using a compost toilet) feed a one way line out to the hotbox too. If as little as 50% of the water makes it back into the lines that way then I will have cut my water usage in half. What does everybody think?
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Question by Jessie Marie | last reply
This will be used as a collection receptacle in our children's church project as "well" as in the bible story of Joseph.
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Question by Qagent007 | last reply
I am doing a mini research experiment for my psychology class involving interviewing 60+ year olds who have aged well and are Exuberant in their old age. However being 18 I don't regularly keep in contact with many 60 year olds. I was wondering if any 60+ year olds (or anyone with wisdom regarding aging happily) would be willing to answer some short questions. If anyone is interested in helping me out these are the questions 1.How well are you enjoying your career/retirement? 2. How would you describe your last vacation? 3. What personal relationships have been important to you since you turned 50? Describe the most important one. 4. Ask persons about their marriage relative to "the Four Horsemen". Find out strategies used for successful marraiges. 5. Of the adaptive defensive mechanisms (aka Mature defense mechanisms), which do you believe you display on a regular basis. Also if anyone has any general wisdom on tips for remaining happy in their advanced age or how to stay happily married I would enjoy to hear it. (I'll write them down and store them away for 30 years from now!)
Topic by TheCheese9921 | last reply
Is something going on with the well pump?When we turn it on,it fault-checks by lighting fault and no water lights,if everything is all right it starts up.That is usual,it happened every time and nothing went wrong.It now pumps for some time,then stalls with a hiss,and then after some time,starts pumping again,stall,pump,stall,pump and so on.The control panel shows NO WATER when it stalls,the light comes off when the pump starts again.
Topic by Derin | last reply
Well everyone, its time.....FOR MY SUMMER VACATION! I am going up to Canada for 9 days, I am leaving Saturday morning, I will have access to a computer with internet so I won't be cut off from civilization. Hopefully I'll have a bunch of pictures from the trip!
Topic by bumpus | last reply
I was thinking about another fun project that draws water out of the air with just the sun's energy. I noticed the empty open vinegar bottle I washed and set to dry on my window sill accumulate more moisture every day. It was pooling water in the bottom after a week. The bottle shape is like a ball with a long spout. I read a little about air wells on the web, but they are very large structures. It would be fun to build a small one that would make a few glasses of water a day. Comments?Here's one link Air Wells & Dew Ponds
Topic by robbtoberfest | last reply
I have raw land, in a State Park, which has no access to electricity or running water (stream or otherwise). I am trying to build an aquaponics farm, however I don't have access to electricity for a well to deliver water to the system, or to the air pumps for aeration. Any advise? I need to know how to get water out of the well, and how to aerate the water for the fish and plants, without electricity. I looked into Solar PV and wind turbines, and they are out of my budget. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update *03/08/13* Thank you all for the wonderful help and suggestions. I am going to try several of these to determine the best fit. Also, please keep the suggestions coming, I will continue testing methods, even after setup.
Topic by msilverstein1 | last reply
We have purchased land that has a 100 year old dug well on the property. Until about 20 years ago it was open, but the farmer of the property wanted to make the land a little safer and filled it in. When he filled it in, it had water at the bottom and was approx 30-45feet deep. Since the time when it was filled in, the dirt has sunk about 10feet. It is well made and is small round rock lined. I would love to find a way to get the dirt out of the well and at the same time preserve the nice stone work. It would be my hope to connect a solar pump to it and use the water for gardening purposes. Any thoughts on how to get the dirt out?
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Just as it got warm here, our dual fan, window fan gave up the ghost.....but I wasn't about to just throw it out without a fight..... First step, most likely suspect, since there was no strain on the cord, was the switch, an old OLD 4 position mechanical clunker that sparked visibly in the dark under the Bakelite case. That seemed ok (it was screwed together so disassembly was a snap). Testing continuity gave mixed results. So, I found the place where I has spliced a longer cord into the short wire to the switch and viola'! After only 45 minutes of getting absolutely filthy with dust, I found the broken wire. This time, instead of just soldering and taping, I put some heat shrink tube in line before soldering them back together. Now I have my fan back......ok, so I guess I am not completely worthless yet :-)
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
Lots of people point out mistakes or what they don't like. I'd like to take a moment to say, Thanks and Kudos for everything. I love this site. I personally feel its the best on the net for how to. I don't know a lot about your business plan but I can't think that much change would be needed. You are already the best, you just need for people to find this out. Thanks for all you do. Fuzvulf
Topic by fuzvulf | last reply
Alright, here is a list of what i have seen to be the most well-known musical artists of all time. AC/DC Led Zeppelin Pink Floyd Aerosmith The Beatles Bon Jovi Kiss Jimi Hendrix Guns n Roses Lynyrd Skynyrd Metallica The Rolling Stones Van Halen The Who Red Hot Chili Peppers Queen The Ramones agree, disagree, or did i forget someone?
Topic by wingman246 | last reply
I am looking for a well-built, durable soldering station that has adjustable output modes. I was wondering if anyone could tell me about any soldering stations that they own or used that was a great product. Also, i would like it to be under $70 is possible, but all suggestions are welcome.
Topic by H20
See the picture for more detail, but I basically need to know if this design of rock-steel-concrete-pipe will transfer heat to the oil in the pipe well. Thanks in advance, I don't need big fancy explanations, I just need to know if this will be a substantial heat source.
Question by jj.inc | last reply
And it says disappearing ink on the label and the tip of it has some foam on it to write with but when I put it on paper it goes on clear and leaves clear.It is a bottle with a foam covered tip. I was trying to find any way to get the ink back but there was no instructions for it and no name.
Question by dombeef | last reply
Well, yesterday i got some bad news from my boss. after missing a shift because of a long Harry Potter movie, I called to tell her what happened and that is when it happened, " Well this is the last time this will happen because I'm afraid that Steve (owner of the store) has told me to let you go". She then hung up quickly. So I ran down the the store and called Steve, He said that he had NOT SPOKEN TO MY BOSS FOR A WEEK! Displeased with her lie i asked him to talk to her. She managed to make me sound like a useless pay-robbing dick, so he fired me for real this time. although he said that i could use him as a reference, i still had to leave what I actually loved doing. Now, i sit here Unemployed because of a really bad, little kids Harry potter movie. Does anyone know how to handle this?
Topic by Steamdnt | last reply
I mounted a rototiller engine (Tecumseh TC300 or TC200 I think) on a bicycle after un-siezing every moving part on it, cleaning the carb etc. It seems to run well and starts very easy. But for some reason it won't make the bike move. When it's at full throttle the engine doesn't bog down or anything but smoke was coming from the centrifugal clutch and it didn't move the bike. The wheel on the bike spins if lifted off the ground but stops under any resistance. I don't think the gear ratio is to wide but that might be part of the problem. I think the clutch is not gripping well, but it looks exactly like the new one that I looked at. There is no friction pad on the shoe, just steel on steel. Should I try cutting a cross-hatch into the shoes and drum of the clutch or is there a better way? Mabey something I'm overlooking? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ UPDATE: The problem was the gear ratio. I have made it much narrower and the bike works now, but it has little torque espciaaly below about 5 mph. So I will make the gear ratio even narrower.
Question by Jaycub | last reply
I have a 32m deep, 95cm diameter well, that is covered with two heavy concrete covers. The water depth is about 20m down from the surface. I cannot easily access the well to sound the depth or visually check the water level. I would like to build an electronic water level gauge that will tell me the amount of water in the well. I can then regulate watering accordingly. It was suggested to me that I use a washing machine pressure transducer but I have no idea of the circuit required. A refined solution would send data to my PC !!!! I have 240v AC supply to the well pump. Any ideas? Steve
Topic by SteveG31530
So, this really isn't whether or not I should post an iBle, but rather how many of you are interested in it. I'm using the saltwater etch tutorials here and am going to etch my iPod shuffle (2nd generation). The etch will say "iMake" and if all goes right, I should begin to etch sometime today or tomorrow. So, I'll try to take quality pictures and all, and if anyone happens to have any tips for me, they would be appreciated! ;-) Thanks!
Topic by Bran | last reply
My student loans got screwed up! It should be fixed now, but won't know for ten days (at the most, they said), scary, what with bills and tuition to pay too. Add to that two exams (Kinematics and ceramic materials) and a presentation and a senior design report all in that time period. And my wife's so upset about the loans she's refusing to speak to me. School sucks kids! Okay, only some of the time, the rest of the time it freaking rocks. Spent the evening hiding out at a friends watching Hot Fuzz. Just wanted to unload.
Topic by Tool Using Animal | last reply
I'm supposed to be working on my rocket project with my group, but we have a substitute today (hells yeah!) She's new to the school, which is good, because we are playing volleyball with a balloon, watching movies, and listening to music. Among our fun, we played Hangman on the SmartBoard, and popped balloons. Our rocket is about done, we just need to make a power-point as documentation, and we need to launch it, which we will do on friday!Oop! the bell just rang, cya in lunch!ROGER!!
Topic by bumpus | last reply
Who doesn't have trouble around the opisite gender? Who adores the females? Who can simply go up to a girl and have a decent conversation with them without choking or talking giberish? Who finds themselves decent looking for girls to like? Most embarresing situation with a girl? general questions. I personally am ok (and mildly ok) when they ask me a question or need me to help them. I have never started conversations with them but recently a girl that i really have fancied has tried to talk to about tv shows with me out of the blue. :D:D:D:D :P:P:P:P:P I am well chuffed about that. Thankfully i have not yet talked giberish to a girl. yay! I find myself decent looking for girls for me to like and perhaps attractive for them :P. My most embarresing situation with a girl was accidently slammin a door into her face because i did not know she was there. oops lol. Base your posts like that. : P And yes i do know i am curious! Btw susposed to be pic of girls : / heh heh?
Topic by Baron A | last reply
I have a few small projects in mind that have come to a standstill because I lack one piece. What I would like to get my hands on are small heating elements capable of temps between 80-400 degrees F that are as accurate as possible, preferably within two degrees. I have tried researching this online, but after browsing for an hour I was unable to come up with anything that would suit my needs. I have considered buying a digital heat gun, but I can't find reliable info on how accurate they are and what range they have. I don't want anyone to think I am trying to build bombs or anything like that so here are two of the applications I had in mind. The first is my truck. From what I understand those 'super chips' people buy to override the computer and add power typically change the air/fuel ratio. That can be done by manipulating the perceived temperature of the air entering the intake. My idea is to create a small housing around the airbox thermostat and digitally manipulate the termp in order to manipulate the A/F ratio. My second idea is...well...best not discussed openly, but I assure you it has nothing to do with the creation of weapons of any kind. Any thoughts?
Topic by TsarNicholas | last reply
...start knuckling down and making some of the more interesting things I have wanted to make (all the while still looking for the parts for what I have already started)....I spend a wee bit too much time exercising my fingers and the the brain seems to be going soft. (hmmm, you didn't think I was leaving or anything, huh? I will leave when they pry my cold dead fingers from my keyboard LOL (with apologies to Charlton Heston). I am going to start simple.....I am going to make this look a little better and also more useful at least, hopefully. I also want to test a few ideas with it. Then on to bigger and better things....Added more to the BOX, added a few more pictures.....
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
Well that was smart. I thought for the first time, I would have a clean out of my image library. I apparently have never noticed before, that your image library is directly connected to your I'ble pictures. I assumed that after you had published an I'ble, that the images in it would be stored. I guess I was wrong... That really really, does not make me happy. I'm just hoping I have some of them saved on my computer, because that little effort just wiped at least 3 of my I'bles... Luckily I was getting a server error so I stopped deleting them after the first 70... I know it's my own fault, but I can't believe I have never had a conversation or heard about that before. I have no idea where to start now, I guess I should un-publish all the I'ble's.
Topic by Lftndbt | last reply
I am trying to build a manual water pump in my house. We are digging a well of about 320 feet (about 100m) and are hoping to pump water into an overhead tank that is about 13ft (4m) above the ground. Can anyone help me figure out how to build such a pump. Electricity is and expensive commodity in my area and that is why were looking to use a manual pump. Any input will be appreciated.
Topic by oppan_d | last reply
I have a cheapo 7 inch android tablet and the capacitive touch screen doesnt work well, some spost work fine but others dont what should i do? also is there anyway of connecting an arduino up with a usb adapter so a program can control it?
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My goodness! My membership fee is the best money that I've spent in a long time. Its now 4 a.m. and I can't turn the computer off. Where have you been my whole life? My wife stumbled upon the site, and now she's going to regret it!!!! Maybe not. I'll make something for her every few weeks!!!!! Retirement is five weeks away!!! Mike
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