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  • EwaldG completed the lesson Tools + Supplies in the class Concrete Class7 weeks ago
  • EwaldG commented on mikeasaurus's instructable 10 Woodworking Tricks the Pros Use1 year ago
    10 Woodworking Tricks the Pros Use

    You need to get some sharper pencils.

    I use "template" to mean I'll use it again for a different project.My "story sticks" have multiple marks for a single project that uses identical pieces or for a project I may want to repeat.

    Luck of the draw, Pam, but glad your're on aboard now.We were required to take a minimum of six shop/HE classes. Boys had to take one HE and girls had to take one shop. I chose Cooking-1 plus drafting, machine, printing-1 & 2, wood-1, and Leather (Every boy wanted to make one of those big, tooled saddle-bags for his Mom).

    Pick your tape carefully. I purchased a poplar handrail that had its barcode on the top. No amount of sanding, solvents, or re-staining were able to remove the "light rectangle" after staining.

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  • EwaldG commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for WD-401 year ago
    Unusual Uses for WD-40

    It was almost mentioned; but I was removing the decking from my porch for replacement. Half the screws backed out nicely while the rest either broke or didn't budge. I then sprayed each screw with WD-40 and after a few minutes of penetration, backed out 100%.

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  • EwaldG commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for Magnets1 year ago
    Unusual Uses for Magnets

    If you're already doing that, why not stick a couple on your cold water line. That will remove any minerals from your water and keep your clothes even softer. I know it works 'cause I read it somewhere. I think it was from a company selling a magnetic device for water lines. Must be good.

    Few people have a degausser coil; so try a local TV Repair shop. They will probably do it for you.

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  • EwaldG commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Fix a Hole in Drywall1 year ago
    Fix a Hole in Drywall

    Sorry, still two edges. The tape is now 6" wide. Using a wide knife to cover the entire patch will eliminate a lot of that going over back and forth. Will also reduce the need for a second mud layer the next day.Only other thing missing is the mention to prime the patch before painting.

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  • EwaldG commented on seamster's instructable Deck of Cards in a Bottle (It's a puzzle!)2 years ago
    Deck of Cards in a Bottle (It's a puzzle!)

    Actually, the bottom of the box is seen sitting on the center of the bottom of the bottle in all cases.

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  • EwaldG commented on cheft's instructable Greenhouse From Old Windows2 years ago
    Greenhouse From Old Windows

    Again; waving at the windmills.There are several types of asbestos and not a few floating fibers of the worst kind are a reason to panic. People who worked for years in the mines were at risk. People who worked for years in the manufacturing industry were at risk. People who dig into a bit of ASBESTOS CONTAINING MATERIAL are not at risk. Stop and think! Since asbestos was used in nearly every home built following WWII, how are there so many of us still alive to be a threat to Social Security? Not enough? Consider the tons of asbestos that was actually ground to dust fibers and exposed to the air in the hundreds of millions of brake linings since 1950. The 1986 ruling of the EPA was overturned due to its knee jerk nature. The fallout from those horror stories continue today; but to what ...

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    Again; waving at the windmills.There are several types of asbestos and not a few floating fibers of the worst kind are a reason to panic. People who worked for years in the mines were at risk. People who worked for years in the manufacturing industry were at risk. People who dig into a bit of ASBESTOS CONTAINING MATERIAL are not at risk. Stop and think! Since asbestos was used in nearly every home built following WWII, how are there so many of us still alive to be a threat to Social Security? Not enough? Consider the tons of asbestos that was actually ground to dust fibers and exposed to the air in the hundreds of millions of brake linings since 1950. The 1986 ruling of the EPA was overturned due to its knee jerk nature. The fallout from those horror stories continue today; but to what end.Now, if we could only outlaw latex and peanut butter.

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  • EwaldG commented on cheft's instructable Greenhouse From Old Windows2 years ago
    Greenhouse From Old Windows

    My office building was found to have asbestos "pegboard" as a cover for the ventilation ducts. It was painted maybe a dozen times over the years. An initial air quality evaluation gave a reading of 1.3 (in whatever units; we were not told). Total evacuation for two weeks by an army in hazmat suits gave us an all clear. The same air quality evaluation started at 10 and didn't go below 2 for ten years. The EPA told us that we were in a normal range.

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  • EwaldG commented on cheft's instructable Greenhouse From Old Windows2 years ago
    Greenhouse From Old Windows

    The primary purpose of a greenhouse is to modify the ambient temperature to benefit your plants. The "greenhouse effect" is to allow visible light to enter the structure and warm the interior surfaces. They, in turn, will radiate light in the IR due to that surface being so much cooler than the sun. Window glass allows visible light (that's a good thing) to pass; but it blocks IR. That traps heat in the enclosure and makes it warmer for your plants.This is all good for those cool days, but can cook things on a warm sunny day. THAT is why there needs to be a way to vent the hot air. Ideally, you can have an automatic opening (at some cost) or you can be diligent in doing it yourself. In my experience, I will forget to open or close the vent at some time during the season and lo...

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    The primary purpose of a greenhouse is to modify the ambient temperature to benefit your plants. The "greenhouse effect" is to allow visible light to enter the structure and warm the interior surfaces. They, in turn, will radiate light in the IR due to that surface being so much cooler than the sun. Window glass allows visible light (that's a good thing) to pass; but it blocks IR. That traps heat in the enclosure and makes it warmer for your plants.This is all good for those cool days, but can cook things on a warm sunny day. THAT is why there needs to be a way to vent the hot air. Ideally, you can have an automatic opening (at some cost) or you can be diligent in doing it yourself. In my experience, I will forget to open or close the vent at some time during the season and lose some plants. Watering falls under the same category. So all the auto features are great but add to the cost.

    Another example of people watching too much TV and reading too much from companies that make money on your fears. If you expect your young kids to be chewing on your greenhouse, then you have more problems than lead in their diet. If you think the lead oxide in old paint is going to get into your food supply by leaching into your starter plants, think about how the "Greatest Generation" survived whole house coatings during their whole lives.

    I think the point in the original post was to re-glaze the windows to hold the glass in place and to avoid cold air getting in. It is not necessary to provide air flow through the structure. Venting is important when it gets too hot. In that case, convection is enough and does not require a fan.

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