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  • 67chevl commented on DIY for Homeowners's instructable DIY PVC Pipe Privacy Screen18 days ago
    DIY PVC Pipe Privacy Screen

    Several have mentioned the two part PVC glue. There is also a one step PVC glue that does both in one step. For plumbing houses I prefer the two step but for projects this would be perfect. One other idea that came to mind is if the PVC rings were cut at different thickness to give it even more depth. A lot of great ideas and great job on the project!

    It's definitely not a total privacy screen. It will however allow some privacy at a distance and at any angle that isn't looking directly through it. Your eyes will focus on the rings rather than seeing through it.

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  • 67chevl commented on ThomasVDD's instructable Duct Tape Dispenser12 months ago
    Duct Tape Dispenser

    For those that don't have a 3D printer, I believe the hub from a painters masking tool (puts masking tape on paper) or as mentioned below, a regular packing tape dispenser. The cutting edge on either of these tools should work as well. One might even be able to take the handle off the packing tape dispenser and mount it in the wood base as shown here. Great idea and nice write up.

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  • Quail or Chicken Drinker to Suit a Moving Tractor or Hutch

    Good idea on a mobile solution for a watering system. I have six chickens and they free range for now with the option of locking them in a coop when the vegetables start to come on. A couple suggestions on the build. If you were to use a 12-18" length of a 2x4 (Redwood or painted pine) or even a 1x2 would work and be lighter. The plastic container will fade or fog up in the sunlight and become more brittle. Place the boards as shown in the pic I drew. Run the lines across the top of the board using the "T" intersections as you listed. Placing the little water fixtures so the angled piece rests on the top of the board and then use the clamps and just screw them into the wood. To secure it use another similar piece of wood behind it on the other side of the coop and...

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    Good idea on a mobile solution for a watering system. I have six chickens and they free range for now with the option of locking them in a coop when the vegetables start to come on. A couple suggestions on the build. If you were to use a 12-18" length of a 2x4 (Redwood or painted pine) or even a 1x2 would work and be lighter. The plastic container will fade or fog up in the sunlight and become more brittle. Place the boards as shown in the pic I drew. Run the lines across the top of the board using the "T" intersections as you listed. Placing the little water fixtures so the angled piece rests on the top of the board and then use the clamps and just screw them into the wood. To secure it use another similar piece of wood behind it on the other side of the coop and secure them together. This would help distribute the weight throughout the side of the coop and won't sag as much. This also places the water inline with each other and is easily expanded if needed. Also, in order to drill plastic like that, slow the bit and not much pressure, it will go through eventually. Thicker or higher quality plastic is easier and will last longer in the sun.

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  • 67chevl commented on kevin_mic's instructable Sodium Acetate BODY Warmer2 years ago
    Sodium Acetate BODY Warmer

    Just a couple thoughts on your bag. You can buy those Space Age silver heating blankets at the dollar store which would work for the boil bag. Have you tried lining the inside of your padded bag with the foil so it reflects the heat back to the middle? Then you wouldn't have to cut the large hole and lose heat faster. Or if you wanted holes could you use a hole punch and put several smaller holes?For reheating the bag I would think that a steamer pot (you know the ones for veggies, 2 part pot, the lower is filled with water and then you put on the upper pot that has holes in the bottom of it). The steam would reheat faster and the bag shouldn't melt touching the bottom. Great write-up!

    I think you would get better heat if you had the vinyl bag in the reflective foil bag and then put that in a cloth bag (denim) of some sort for padding that isn't to thick. The heat can't pass through the padded envelope. Kinda like the rice bags that are used in homes if you know what they are. I do upholstery (part time) and I would think that you could use some of the clear window covering that is used in Jeep soft tops and in tent trailers. It does get a lil stiffer in the cold but with the bag being warm it shouldn't break. It can withstand over 100 deg and well below freezing. The only thing you would have to do is make sure you had a good seal on it. There are different thicknesses you can get, the thicker one would work better for your bags. It can be purchased at any up...

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    I think you would get better heat if you had the vinyl bag in the reflective foil bag and then put that in a cloth bag (denim) of some sort for padding that isn't to thick. The heat can't pass through the padded envelope. Kinda like the rice bags that are used in homes if you know what they are. I do upholstery (part time) and I would think that you could use some of the clear window covering that is used in Jeep soft tops and in tent trailers. It does get a lil stiffer in the cold but with the bag being warm it shouldn't break. It can withstand over 100 deg and well below freezing. The only thing you would have to do is make sure you had a good seal on it. There are different thicknesses you can get, the thicker one would work better for your bags. It can be purchased at any upholstery shop. I get ours from Silver State Supply in SLC if you can't find another. I am going to have to make some of these for work. I have a co worker that has one that he purchased and it is pretty cool. I can't have the "Y" at my work though. I could put an "A" on it though. :) Lots of suggestions to consider. For the person that wants to do one with what they have at home your design looks spot on.

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