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Thanks for sharing. Good to see a very creative, and affordable, approach for reducing interior heat. One question: do the space blankets stay adhered in strong winds?
Nicely done. Two suggestions maybe worth considering, to gain a bit more space.: - give the bathroom a sliding pocket door. Pocket should fit beside the shower, and this could reduce the size of the bathroom by about a foot or more (the sink could be placed beside the toilet instead of beside the shower). - have the outside door swing out instead of in.
Water with dish soap added is a good (and safe to use with rubber) lubricant if the tire is difficult to take off, or re-install. Apply with a spray bottle .
Thanks - interesting, detailed instructable offering a more affordable option to buying shades.Wondering how you would secure/protect the shades against excessive wind movement.From the pictures, I fear the normal winds of a Manitoba summer month would quickly tear and destroy the shade and/or push the shade base into, and possibly through. the window.
Thanks for sharing. Suggestion: spreading Vaseline Petroleum Jelly (or simlar product) on the threads of the jar will reduce the chances of the lid rusting, or otherwise sticking, to the jar.
Great build. I especially like the way you added handles. Thanks for sharing.
Tires and food safety: From the little available on-line, it appears the risk of chemical contamination is relatively low, short term. Rubber does degrade when exposed to the weather (especially sunlight), but, it takes time (several years). Tires are probably safe for growing annual vegetables, especially if the produce is only a small part of your diet. Replacing the soil every year or two further reduces risk.We face the same problem recycling pretty much anything petro-chemical based. Repurposing food-grade plastic buckets as planters is safe, short term, but, while tires are formulated to be weather resistent, food grade plastic is not. Degradation is relatively quiick (two or three years), and they also leach chemicals, and shed micro-particles, during the process. .
Thanks for sharing. Great recycle - I really like the headphone holder. I never seem to have a place for mine.How are you finding the durability as constructed? I'm a bit concerned about long-term laptop support with the two open sides, especially if this gets moved a lot. (I'm not very gentle with accessories). Wonder if adding a bit more bracing might be helpfuf? I was thinking a partial w-shaped brace against the front and two v-shaped smaller braces against the back, leaving enough open space to allow adequate airflow, might give enough extra rigidity and durability to justify the extra effort.
Be sure to check with whomever picks up your garbage and recycling before doing this. Where I live, if the bungees are not removed before the truck arrives, they will not be emptied.
Great project. Personally, I have not had good experiences with particle board outside, but, I've never tried boat varnish. I am very interested in seeing how this stands up. Please consider doing an update post in a year or so. Thanks
Great build!. About how much does the trailer weigh?
Thanks for sharing, They look great! For the die-hard chocoholics out there: my wife bakes chocolate chocolate chip cookies that are very similar, and then ices with chocolate mocha icing!
Maybe worth noting: Upgrading to a H11 1 bulb is illegal in many jurisdictions in North America. Could void manufacturers warranty on the vehicle as well. More information: https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/03/how-do-we-sto...
Thanks for sharing. Wondering why Clinical Spirit instead of Surgical Spirit?
Thanks for sharing. How far will it fire a projectile?
Nice find on the storage hooks! I like to do an extra wrap of the hanging loop around the electrical cord before hanging, in the hopes of relieving a bit of stress on the knot in the loop.
Great design. FYI: there may be long-term issues with mounting the anchors in the grout instead of the brick proper, depending on how much stress they are under due to wind load, rain, etc. Grout is more fragile than brick and may not handle the forces pulling on the anchor.
Thanks for the construction details. They help make this instructable one of the better magic faucet fountain diy projects I have seen.
Does the diversion duct add much restriction to the exhaust air flow?
Thanks for finding an interesting fix to a common problem. I never considered using epoxy in a structural setting, but, it should do the trick.One suggestion: anyone duplicating this may want to consider using deck screws instead of drywall scews. Deck screws are far stronger and much more rust resistant.
Really interesting. What would the approximate cost be for the materials required to finish it?
Susan: great post. Like the tie-plate suggestions.Another option for the grass: put several layers of carboard (two or three) or newspaper (three or four) down on to of the grass, then add soil. Grass will die, cardboard will decompose.
Great idea, thanks for sharing. Something I need to seriously consider.Question: Does this affect the balance of the television?
Some great ideas, including a few I never thought of, but will try (plastic furniture for example.)However, most brands of toothpaste have abrasives, and the abrasive levels may vary. Never use toothpaste on eyeglasses, computer screens, television screens, and glass and plastic lens and screen surfaces, as most could be scratched or clouded by the abrasive content. Protective coatings can be damaged (or removed) by toothpaste.Safer to pay a bit more, and use, the manufacture's recommended cleaner(s) and follow the recommended cleaning process.
Great tips. I'll have to try the drill the next time.A couple of things I try: vice-grip pliers locked on the screwdriver shaft lets you put a lot of downward pressure on the screw, and still turn the screwdriver. As well, vice grips on protruding screw-heads work great. If it can grab the screw head, provides a very tight lock, and, if applied sideways, gives you extra leverage.
I like the idea of re-using what is often perceived as a waste resource. Many of the ideas in this Instructable are good, and include several I have not seen before.Please note you should never use old railway ties for, or near, gardens where food is grown, or for building animal feed structures. Creosote, the preservative applied to railway ties, is toxic. Old ties can still leech unsafe levels of creosote into the soil, where nearby plants will take it up. Animal feed stored near ties will also take up leeched creosote.As creosote is toxic, probably not a good idea to use for seating, or for play structures.Finally, ensure you have permission before collecting "abandoned" railway ties. North American railroads sell those ties to third-parties, who in turn sell the ties. Eve…
I like the idea of re-using what is often perceived as a waste resource. Many of the ideas in this Instructable are good, and include several I have not seen before.Please note you should never use old railway ties for, or near, gardens where food is grown, or for building animal feed structures. Creosote, the preservative applied to railway ties, is toxic. Old ties can still leech unsafe levels of creosote into the soil, where nearby plants will take it up. Animal feed stored near ties will also take up leeched creosote.As creosote is toxic, probably not a good idea to use for seating, or for play structures.Finally, ensure you have permission before collecting "abandoned" railway ties. North American railroads sell those ties to third-parties, who in turn sell the ties. Even badly damaged ties have commercial value.
Thanks for the instructable. It's an interesting and enjoyable change of pace from what I usually see here, and a wonderful challenge. For those struggling with this: I thought, unless there is a glaring error of fact, or a blatant safety concern, if an instructable did not appeal to me, for whatever reason, I should just move on, no comment required. Many instructables assume skill sets, tools, facilities, training or interests I do not have. Despite that, I find some of these are still worth reading.
The racks are very well thought out and executed, and look great. Fantastic instructable - I cannot imagine how much work went into it, but I am very impressed with all the 3D imagery matched to the video.How do you keep your work area so neat and tidy?
impied: i've had a lot of success stopping cats from using the garden bed as a litter box by inserting skewers, twigs or plastic forks (pointy side up) every 8 or so inches in a grid pattern. I prefer the skewers or twigs as they blend in better.
Shiseiji - more of a suggestion/query than anything else. The hand crank looked to be ideal for what John wants to do, but, I haven't bought any military surplus for at least 40 years (no need or interest), so not up on current prices. One more option: long ago, non-functioning military/government equipment could be purchased for a bit more than scrap value. If that is still possible where you live, and if the crank mechanism is good, should be possible to cobble up some brackets and replace a non-functioning military generator with one from a car.