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

    The wrong marker on white boards can also be removed with alchohal based hand cleaner and a paper towel. Both are usually available in offices or schools.

    I also used it to remove a huge amount of pine sap spattered all over my truck when a nephew blew a wood chipper into the back without protecting the painted areas. Huge mess, but descovered it dissolves sap.

    I've been using WD40 for years on stainless steel. I was in Real Estate and had a repair to a stainless dishwasher at a home. The Sears repairman used WD40 to clean the fingerprints on the door. Now I use it on the sink (no water spots for days), the dishwasher, the stove front (avoid any stove with pilot lights!!!), and the kid finger prints on the fridge. Before that, I spent a fortune on stainless steal cleaners that streaked no matter how much elbow grease you used. I've also used it on really stiff locks when the key wouldn't turn, and on the ball of a rusty trailer hitch. I was a docent at a museum that had a NASA display. WD40 stands for Water Displacement Formula #40 and was developed by NASA. It's primary oil is flax oil they said. Smells nice. So we can thank NASA fo...

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    I've been using WD40 for years on stainless steel. I was in Real Estate and had a repair to a stainless dishwasher at a home. The Sears repairman used WD40 to clean the fingerprints on the door. Now I use it on the sink (no water spots for days), the dishwasher, the stove front (avoid any stove with pilot lights!!!), and the kid finger prints on the fridge. Before that, I spent a fortune on stainless steal cleaners that streaked no matter how much elbow grease you used. I've also used it on really stiff locks when the key wouldn't turn, and on the ball of a rusty trailer hitch. I was a docent at a museum that had a NASA display. WD40 stands for Water Displacement Formula #40 and was developed by NASA. It's primary oil is flax oil they said. Smells nice. So we can thank NASA for WD40 and Tang and a man on the moon.

    Yep!

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  • samnjoeysgrama commented on CHARLESCRANFORD's instructable Stairway Bookshelves2 years ago
    Stairway Bookshelves

    I love the picture of your daughter holding the end of the board you are cutting. That is how I learned woodworking 60 years ago, by helping Dad and Mom renovate our various homes. I now feel capable of tackling any project from sweating pipes to using a chainsaw to building stairs. I will use this project in my log cabin. Space is tight, but the stairs are wide and there are no kids using them. Thanks especially for training the next generation of "I can do that" kids!

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  • samnjoeysgrama commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Best Ginger Beer2 years ago
    Best Ginger Beer

    When I was a child in Kansas City in the 1950s, A&W sold Root Beer in glass mugs that was so spicy it burned your nose. It was wonderful! I had excellent ginger beer in Bermuda yrs ago. But all other Ginger and root beer I've found is just insipid syrup. Thank you so much for this recipe. I will be making this for my grandchildren and for myselfd! THIS is what ginger beer should taste like! And its addictive.

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  • samnjoeysgrama followed health, soap, cleaning, hydroponics and 4 others channel 2 years ago
  • samnjoeysgrama commented on keokg2's instructable Wifi Extender2 years ago
    Wifi Extender

    I switched satellite internet companies and had to change satellite TV companies as well. They didn't want the dishes back, just the transmitters. . There must be millions of useless dishes out there, especially in the country where you have no cable access. I'm going to forward this to my tech geek nephew who lives on a farm and see if he will try it. Thanks for the idea!

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  • samnjoeysgrama commented on Instructa-Nathan's instructable No Nonsense Survival Kit2 years ago
    No Nonsense Survival Kit

    When my husband went to AF survival training, they were given a small mirror with no 'silver' on a little circle in the center. You can look through the unsilvered hole and really target whoever or whatever you want to signal, (airplane, helicopter, rescue party on a distant hill, etc.). I know you have the foil, but if someone has room, these are often available at army surplus or you can make your own. Nice job on the kit. Everyone should have one in their glove box or backpack.

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  • samnjoeysgrama commented on NKSP's instructable How to Put a Rubik's Cube in a Bottle!2 years ago
    How to Put a Rubik's Cube in a Bottle!

    If you have an OCD friend who has learned how to run the cube and align each side in record time, this would be a way to drive them insane. Put just a couple of squares out of place inside the sealed bottle. No, I'm not evil...really. OK, maybe a little. Fun idea and great Instructable, none the less.

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  • samnjoeysgrama commented on ambercollective's instructable How to Buy an Ex-Ambulance2 years ago
    How to Buy an Ex-Ambulance

    I bought a 1972 Ford Econoline Van with 32,000 original miles on it. It was used by a fire department to pull their water rescue boat. It spent it's winters in a heated fire house because it was a small town FD in Michigan and the water there gets REALLY hard in the winter. Lots of ice, no boats. It is stripped inside and has the original paint on the outside, but no rust, no computer, and the engine is in perfect shape. It takes hours of searching, but you can find great deals that fit your requirements. This one will be my bug-out vehicle in case of an EMP...as well as just a fun bus to haul "stuff" the rest of the time. And it will pull a boat.

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  • samnjoeysgrama commented on belsey's instructable Urban Mushroom Farming3 years ago
    Urban Mushroom Farming

    I have sterilized dirt from the yard before to make potting soil. Unless you like the smell of living in a damp, smokey cave, DO NOT do it inside. You can do a good job if you seal the item in aluminum foil with a cup or so of water and put it on your outdoor grill. Ideally, you need to use one with a thermometer so you know how hot it got. It takes a while and it takes some fuel, but if you have limbs and twigs from a tree in your yard to burn, it costs nothing.

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  • samnjoeysgrama commented on Herbsco's instructable $100 City Proof Garden 3 years ago
    $100 City Proof Garden

    Slugs are notorious little drunks. If you put a small dish or even a jar lid full of beer on the ground, you will trap all kinds of the little devils and they will drown in the beer. But they die happy, so don't feel sad. Another great, non-toxic to humans slug and bug killer is DE or diatomaceous earth. Fantastic stuff and won't hurt you or your pets. Look it up online and use food grade only, not the kind they use in swimming pools, Pool DE has lots of other things added that you don't want to eat. When I built my house, I put it between the walls and under the cabinets and I have never had a bug or spider. BTW, spiders are little predators. If you have them, they are there to eat some kind of bug or fly in the house. Get rid of their prey and you get rid of them.

    If built with windows and sealed on the ends, it becomes a " cold frame". If it faces South, you can start your plants in it in the spring when there are still frosts at night. In a lot of climates, you can grow lettuce in it even when there is snow on the ground. It will cook everything during the summer though, so the glass is only for the cold seasons. Great post. I live in the mountains and it should keep the chipmunks and squirrels out. The bear? Not so much.

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