where do i get ammonium sulfide at my age of 16? Answered

Lately there have been fart bags set off on my bus about three times, though it's totally nasty, i got to thinking: what do they put together to get fart bags to smell so bad? i then said, " i am totally going to make my own stink bag and use it for a particular purpose. so my friend told me to mix ammonium sulfide and water. so that's my question: where do i get ammonium sulfide at age sixteen?

Question by karla12120 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

why do Iron pills stink? Answered

Just wanted to know

Question by nerd7473 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

stink bug problem [answered] Answered

How can i get rid of stink bugs? is there a trap i can make to trap those ugly smelly stink bugs? don't want to crush cause they will stink up and they just find there way back in if i flick them outside. can anyone help me????

Question by -max- 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Making a stink bomb with sulphuric acid?

HI there I have been told of a nasty stink bomb by mixing said acid with creosote-is this a viable proposition-if not does anyone have any safer/easier methods that will create a stink for a few hours-it is for the good of the nation. Thanks dudes-much appreciated .

Topic by louisceline 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How to clean stinking kitchen tubes?

Get chemicals from supermarket, pour it into the basin, pour hot water, clean everything with acid, or? I'm looking a green way to clean the basin, the tubes are open but there is a smell coming up from the tubes. edit:as an answer to bleach I'll recite from grist.org:"The corrosive ingredients in these products can severely irritate eyes, skin, and the respiratory tract, and can be fatal if swallowed. Chemical drain cleaners are among the most dangerous of all cleaning products, containing sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite (bleach) that can permanently burn eyes and skin. In oven cleaners, lye and sodium hydroxide can burn skin, eyes, and the respiratory tract."the p-trap in the kitchen is made of metal, anyway I guess it can be removed and cleaned manually which seems like the best way. the air valve in the kitchen is the yellow one, so I think it's not the water that blocks the air blow.I don't think I have a disposal ( is it the machine with knifes under the sink? i don't have that one)but I'll try to pour a some lemon juice, too.I think the enzyme cleanser is this one:http://www.thisthatotherthings.com/bacoutfoamer.html?productid=bacoutfoamer&channelid;=FROOGbut I live in Italy, so I'll try to find another one at least in Europe.as I live in an apartment, I can't clean more than the pipes under the sink, not to mention to change them.other solutions I've found are: *Pour down half a cup of sodium bicarbonate (or baking soda or sodium carbonate) and half a cup of vinegar, wait 15 minutes, pour down 1 lt. boiling water. I translated it from another language and there is a confusion here about sodium bicarbonate, baking soda and sodium carbonate, I didn't get which one to use.this works for opening blocked drains or the toilet. BAKING SODA IRRITATES YOUR SKIN, USE GLOVES. it makes a chemical reaction and you should be careful when it boils. but the ingredients are harmless to nature.to disinfect:*Mix 2 spoons of borax, 1 cup of vinegar and 500ml hot water, use it for toilet, and similar surfaces.I don't know how/where to find borax (water+O2+sodium+bor) but this solution might help for the smell.

Question by iovsjupiter 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Anti-Smell Solution?

What is a good mix from household products that ca make a solution that can get rid of any type of smell? I have this old metal box I need to use but it has an un-godly smell to it I would to get rid of.

Question by DWordDtour 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

have i done anything wrong?

Today with my friend, i made a saturated solution of hydrogen sulfide by boiling aqeous hydrogen sulfide solution made by reacting hydrochloric acid with calcium sulfide. then what we did was we mixed the solution with ammonium hydroxide with hopes that as simply logic would predict, that we would get ammonium sulfide. now, the end result was nothing like ammonium sulfide, and was actually almost completely scentless, aside from the strong odor of exess ammonia, though we have not yet removed any of the mixed solution from its sealed container yet. i would like to ask, did we make ammonium sulfide suitable for use in a stink bomb? and if not, what did we do wrong? in multiple previous questions i have asked if hydrogen sulfide and ammonium hydroxide will mak ammonium sulfide, however, in all questions lemonie and others change the subject and spam the questions with warnings about the dangers of hydrogen sulfide, but refuse to actually answer the question, and so have forced me to go trial and error in the practical rather than the theoretical first. we do not plan on re-attempting the experiment until we know exactly what our outcome will be, which is , if we either mix a solution of hydrogen sulfide and ammonium hydroxide, or bubble hydrogen sulfide gas through ammonium hydroxide solution, will we get ammonium sulfide! also whoever best answers the question will recieve a best answer, also if you know any other ways to make ammonium sulfide, please do tell

Question by oldmanbeefjerky 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How to deodorize a vacuum cleaner with dog stink?


Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Should i delete my first ible? it stinks and only has 20 veus anyway?

It kind of stinks heres the link>..............https://www.instructables.com/Exploding_firelog_prank

Topic by Zaphod Beeblebrox 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

what foodstuff produces the loudest, worst smelling flatulence? Answered

School farting contest

Question by KEYBOARDISBROKEN 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

K'nex guns with few pieces that don't totally stink.

Hey, people. Anyone care to discuss the dream of average inventors? That's right, I'm going to the forbidden topic. K'nex guns that don't use tons of parts and still work.

Topic by Zthegreat1578 10 years ago

join the J.W.P (jerks with purpose)

Come join the J.W.P.!

Topic by Zach Sanders 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How to make a nearly everlasting stink bomb the size of a gumball, from common household chemicals?

My friends and I are always pulling pranks of nearly every sort on each other, the snake one got old after a month and thought I would get'em when asleep. I need it the size of a gumball, cause things in my pocket are normally that size, and common household materials due to the economy killing my money and pocket change. If any other info is needed for my reason for running people out of small rooms, let me know.

Question by rasutii 10 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

how can you keep your aquarium smelling good?

I have a 10-20 gallon tank and it stinks really bad... It smells like the dump!... My filter works and all but it still stinks... none of my fishes are dead...how can I keep it smelling good?

Question by halo99 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 weeks ago

Dirty Trick

It's a pretty dirty trick to to get a person to sign up, only to find out that nothing can be downloaded without paying for it. That stinks

Topic by bunsjackson 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

eliminating cat pee odor?

A cat peed on my deck chair cushion. What formula for an odor remover that works Please. stains are OK, the stink is not.

Question by omnimancer 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How do I express my dog's gland?

She comes in stinking every day for the last few weeks. (Girl dogs need this too, right?!)?

Question by erilyx 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

how can i clean my dogs collar to remove the stagnant water smell?

My dogs collar always stinks as it is not leather and the fabric it is absorbs all the horrible water.

Question by endeavourkid 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

how do you get a mouse (4legged) out of your auto?

I've seen evidence that I have a mouse in my car. I put poison in but I don't want ti to die in there & stink. Any sggestions?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Burnt Leather! How can I get rid of the smell?? Answered

I recently used our amazing laser cutter on leather. The product was awesome (soon to be posted!) but three days later it still stinks! What can I do??

Question by scoochmaroo 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

What is a good mold able product to make a custom computer case?

I was thinking mighty putty but when it gets a little worm it stinks badly. It has to be able to wit stand heat and not catch on fire or smell bad. Any help would be appreciated thanks ps sorry  for the bad spelling

Question by devilinops 8 years ago

I want to make a shocker, but i don't have access to a disposable camera. Any other ways to make a shocker that hurts? Answered

I want a taser/shocker like the disposable camera ones shown on instructables. I don't have access to any disposable cameras, or any butane lighters. I also stink at electronics. Any ideas?

Question by freeza36 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Good Free (and Legal) Software

Over the past few years I've had a love/hate relationship with free software. Trying to find it, getting viruses from it, realising that it stinks. I wanted this forum to be a place where people can post their great software finds for PC, MAC or LINUX. No matter how strange or obscure, post it and where you got it.

Topic by blksheep 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

How do I get my five year old potty trained for #2. He sometimes goes on the potty, but not consistently ? Answered

My five year old doesn't care if he has stink in his underwear and he refuses to sit on the toilet and try to go when I smell he has defecated a little bit in his underwear

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

I need to find a way to compact the garbage in my kitchen garbage can??? Answered

No one in my family will push the garbage down into the can and I end up with a bag that looks full, but is mostly air. Having a ramming stick of some sort seems like a logical answer but it would soon get covered with garbage and start to stink...? Any help with suggestions would be greatly appreciated?

Question by parafoil 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Electrical excitement (not)

I was going to fry some potatoes, but my electrical ring failed with arcing, smoke, noise & sparks... I'm not happy. I've got the ring to replace, a pan, and I've got sooty-oil to clean up. And no fried-food. And the place stinks of burned-oil. And I've lost / spoiled half a bottle of fresh oil. Oh, and I'll have to pay for the electricity that did this too. And I need some 30A fuse wire.

Topic by lemonie 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What is the best TV antenna for me?

I live in a bottom, surrounded by hills and trees, in a fringe reception area. My digital TV reception stinks to put it mildly. What is the best kind of antenna to get, where can I get it, how high should I mount it, what is the best way to mount it etc. ? I live in a small wood house with a chimney, and a tin roof. By the way, I am not cheap, just broke and don't make a lot of money, so the cheaper the better. Thanks?

Question by kikdvd 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

can a smoke detector be modified to be so accurate to detect cigarette smoke in a small room?

In my small 12qm room i wanted a kind of smoke detector to say when the smoke is too much and i should open the window, like when it stinks.. cuz smokers in a smoker room dont smell it anymore.. guess few of u still know that =)would love to hear some answers or suggestions(and no im not looking to modify a already there smoke detector.. ill buy a new one..dont worry)

Question by xgl0baltk 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How to get spraypaint smell out of a mask??

I am making a plague doctor mask for a halloween costume.  In a perfect world, I would have used leather or something similar, but that was not an option. SO, I made one out of fabric and heat 'n' bond.   After that, I painted it with spray paint, and now i can't wear it due to the smell! does anyone know how to fix this???? My nose goes in the beak, so it is unbearable.

Question by NOODLE! 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

How can I make a Buster Sword that WONT cost much and WONT take more than a day to make and DOES NOT require wood?

Please i have a Buster Sword but it stinks and tutorials all over the internet almost always require wood and i want to make something that doesnt cuz i dont want to do all the work plus my Dad wudnt be too crazy about me having a giant wooden sword, especialy when me and my brother fight ;) Can anyone help? PS: ignore the comment on the second pic thats for a slideshow

Question by FFVIIBOY 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


So I log onto Ibles today and my eyes wander a bit showing my an interesting ible about inlaying when *GASPETH* WHAT HORROR IS THIS????? The Instructables Robot endorsing brothawannbeliberalpuppet Obama!!!!I'm sorry but it very nearly made me sick. I am going to raise a stink the likes of which has never been seen in several days until the link name is changed to "Help America Save Energy"I'm sorry, I'm just too much of a Texan to let this one slide....Pictured below are examples of the types of real men and women we need leading this country.

Topic by KentsOkay 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How can i download a Flip video onto Windows Movie Maker? If i can't, what program should i use? Answered

I can't download any of my videos from my Flip or Flip software to Windows Movie Maker. Is there a way i can get it to download? I also found that the Flip does not support FireWire which, if its true, really sucks because, as i understand it, it is the universal program for all/most editing softwares. Which means i can only use a software meant for Flip cameras. If i can't use Windows Movie Maker, what can i use other than the flip software (which also stinks by the way)?

Question by aar0nc0le 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Insurance- Why bother?

Insurance.  Why bother paying for it?  People say that by paying for insurance, you are protected and don't have to pay so much for repairs if something happens.  Wrong. Insurance companies do everything they can to not pay people. For example, in light of our recent burglary, mom went down to the insurance company we signed with to make a claim and get some money back.  However, we didn't get a single cent back due to a $1,000 deductible that applies to each individual item stolen.  Since none of the items stolen cost over $1,000, they didn't give us anything.  What really stinks is that when we signed up for their program, they had a $500 deductible, which applied to the total cost of everything stolen.  They basically jacked up their deductible, without notice to us. As for Auto Insurance: www.ninjapirate.com/article/deadrat

Topic by DJ Radio 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Hey everybody,i'm back!

I know what your all thinking right now "oh no that freak is back". But then again why do I care what you guys think. But anyways just thought I would drop in and tell everybody why I haven't been on in like 3 months. 1.School......lots of work.2.Found about this cool company that sells these awesome sleds.(yes,sleds. Not your tube or steel runner sled,but your nice mad river rocket sled with awesome control and you can do some sweet tricks on them.Link at the end. And a video.)3.I grew out of k'nex and forgot there was so much more on this site!Thats it I think.links: http://www.madriverrocket.com/video:Note this is not me. I have a few videos up their but I stink.

Topic by Easy Button 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

spray or paint, rubber car mat? Answered

Im looking for some type of a rubber spray or "paint" that i can use to coat the inside of a car instead of using the traditional floor mat. I would like to coat the floor "buckets" with this rubber so i dont ever have to worry about spills, stains exct. something that i could spray down with a regular hosehold cleaner and wham-o cleans any mess there is. any idea of what I might be looking for?? *waterproof *handles house hold chems good *does not melt in summer time! *does not crack *does not stink (if its temp because of "fresh paint" then thats okay) *relatively cheap *able to paint over carpet *thick

Question by fireball9919 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Why do people delete their questions? Answered

More than once I've taken a lot of time to answer a question, done research, drawn a diagram, double checked my math and triple checked my spelling, etc, etc, only to have the asker later delete the question. (And all the answers.)Not a word of thanks or anything, just taking all of that work that I did for them and for everyone else who might have a similar question and delete it.I don't even get to keep a copy of it!  Which stinks because there are a few that I'd like to refer to again.  I know my answer isn't always the best so I often go back to questions that I've answered and see what good ideas other people have.  But it's impossible to do if it's deleted.*sigh*  So what's up?  Why delete your question?

Question by Grathio 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How do I splice 2 cell phone voice cables together

I have a Palm Treo 700p and a PhoneLabs Dock n Talk that I'd like to connect. Currently, the only way to connect them is via Bluetooth, which stinks, as there is a long lag between placing/answering a call and making the actual connection. Some phones connect via cable, which has no lag (these cables carry voice, similar to a handsfree cable). I've got the cable that plugs into the Dock n Talk box and I've got two different cable choices for my Palm (2.5mm headphone jack for voice/handsfree, and a Palm/USB data cable: http://www.amazon.com/SYNC-CABLE-PALM-TREO-700wx/dp/B0030BH3EC). Can I splice anything together to connect the Dock n Talk to my Palm via cable? 

Topic by jwminer 8 years ago

Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

Once again, ThinkGeek has hatched an April Fool's joke that sparked so much interest, they're now looking into production rights.This awesome Tauntaun sleeping bag was just one of several spoof products that TG game up with to prank its audience. In response to their onslaught of letters, they're promising their best to bring it life. From ThinkGeek:Use the glowing lightsaber zipper pull on the Tauntaun sleeping bag to illustrate how Han Solo saved Luke Skywalker from certain death in the freezing climate of Hoth by slitting open the belly of a dead Tauntaun and placing Luke inside the stinking (but warm) carcass. If your kids don't change their tune on which Star Wars film is the greatest ever, you can do your best Jar Jar impression until they repent. via: consumerist

Topic by scoochmaroo 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

sodium pyrosulfite/Bonide stump out

Well today I went to the home depot planning on picking up some grants stump remover, they were all out and the only other similar item was bonide stump out, it didn't have an ingredient list, and really wasn't comfortable asking the sales guy if this stump remover had explosives in it. (Especially since im 15.) so i bought it came home and did some research. So this crap has no potassium nitrate, but i found its 98% sodium pyrosulfite, now the name has the word PYRO in it so I'm hoping someone out their knows something I can do with it, right now all i have figured out is when it comes in contact with water it makes sodium dioxide, which is really smelly gas, so I have an idea for an impact stink bomb, any other ideas.

Topic by arch_angel07 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Animal Crossing City Folk

Anybody heard of it? Animal Crossing City Folk Wii. It comes with the new Wii Speak! I dont know if its like 50 $ or 60$ Probaly around that. Well it here are it's release dates : NA November 16, 2008 JP November 20, 2008 EU December 5, 2008 AUS December 13, 2008 And it's also online and you can talk and hang out with people around the world! So who's gonna get it and whos not? RANDOMNESSSS!!!!!!!!

Topic by Owenmon 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

What are all these cookies on Instructables, etc?

I don't know if most people can read their own cookies.Today when I signed on instructables with a clear cache , I got these cookies:consumerist.com SESSID_GANJAconsumerist.com GANJAUSERSETTINGSApparently ganja means smoking pot. Why give me those cookies?Here are some other cookies I think stink.ACIDBASEROLL (< who's being "wicked ... in High places"? Everybody must get stoned?)doubleclick.* (tracking cookie)hitbox.* (tracking cookie)2o7.* (tracking cookie)KIDYMD paypal.com (when I haven't been there)RU4 (are you for... as in RU4 86? what are you for?)test-loyalty (do you like Bush?)lucky# geoinfo (where are you now?)FLASH9 (hidden)I will post more sneaky looking cookies as I get them. I can't remember more now.If anyone is a truthful expert on cookies, share more clues.dttd://CMD MSG 41387 04551.70280 ETX (user defined protocol)

Topic by VIRON 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Broken rice cooker: what is wrong with it and what is the flat thing?

We've had our second rice cooker fail (this Black&Decker; rice cooker replaced an Aroma rice cooker which failed). What happened was it started to stink and didn't cook well, then finally the thermal cutoff inside failed. I've already had the exact same problem with the previous Aroma rice cooker... let me explain: In that Aroma Rice cooker which failed, I replaced the thermal cutoff with a direct connection and it worked! Well sort of... It actually overheated all the time, but didn't heat the food very much. Inside the connections I had made were melting/burning and it was always stinking, so of course we did not use it anymore. So this means there was something else wrong with that rice cooker. It overheated for a reason, and removing the overheat protection caused it to overheat. Rice cookers are very simple, so I have no idea what the problem was (and is). The only suspect is some weird rectangular thing i've seen, where two wires go in; one to the switch and the other to the element. So with this Black & Decker rice cooker, which has been working for quite a while (maybe a year or two), it finally failed by overheating the same way the old rice cooker did when I removed the overheat protection. It stunk a bit and didn't heat up well, then the thermal cutoff broke and it became dead. Replacing the thermal cutoff won't fix it because it would just overheat again. So what is wrong? Is it that rectangular thing? I opened the rectangular thing... inside there is a sandwich of materials and a wire... The first layer is the top metal cover which covers it up (and also always becomes rusty). The second layer is a thin papery insulator (or I think it is). The third layer is the same kind of insulator, but cut and it has a thin wire wrapped around it connected to the two wires going to the whole thing. The fourth layer is another insulator like the second. And the fifth layer is the metal frame which all the previous layers sits into, and the frame is bent around them to hold it together, and it has a screwhole to attach it. What is this thing? Is it some resistor? Does it increase resistance as it heats up, to regulate the temperature? And could this be what failed?

Question by poiihy 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

What is Polyurethane Construction Adhesive? (DIY Clamp Question)?

I'm building a wooden clamp, and I've seen people use Polyurethane Construction Adhesive, and I don't know exactly what it is. Of course it's an adhesive, but I can't seem to find the properties that define it... I also know that it's really expensive, and has a very short shelf life, so I want to maximize my use out of it, if I buy it. Is it sticky, before and when cured? When cured, is it brittle like super glue? Hard like epoxy? Fairly soft like Hot-Glue, or very soft like silicone adhesive? Does it adhere better than most epoxies to wood metal? Do you think it could glue a threaded to rod to a wooden handle strong enough on a homemade clamp? Is it the expanding glue? Do most types stink like crazy? (worse than most Epoxies) Do you think it is worth the price? Is it that much better than Epoxy? Thanks!

Question by Yonatan24 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

DVD player: Burned circuit repair

My old-ish dvd player (with surround amp) suddenly broke as I turned it on. The speakers began to hum, and as I immediately switched it off, a column of smoke actually rose from underneath it's hood, stinking off fried component... I've opened the player/amp, and immediately located 2 user-accessible fuses that are definitely bust. However, something elsewhere must have broken/shorted, thus causing these fuses to blow (obviously). Is it possible to locate the source of the problems, and perhaps replace the components? I was hoping to find some unmistakable signs of fire, or some exploded caps. Some components do seem to be fried, but how can I be sure I've found the damaged ones? Also, from my intermediate engineer's point of view, my diagnosis is that someone has, at some time, spilled something into the player (note the pools of goo highlighted in the photos attached to this post), which may have shorted out some components. If anyone has some tips to help me along, it would be great! Please have a look at the photo :) - JK

Topic by joakimk 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

D.I.Y. Automotive Black Box, DVR, OBDII

Friends, I am a noob that is considering building a Black Box for my car, I suspect that I am not the first so please if you know of discussions on developing an awesome Black Box please direct me to it. The Black Boxes being offered are Gold Dusted empty, expensive crapware. I want added protection from bad drivers, bad insurance companies and bad cops so I want six or more 1K or better cameras and DVR with the ability to store on any size SD card and/or SSD. I also want telemetry from many sources like GPS, speed, throttle and brake pedal positions, steering degrees, OBDII and more. Two problems I suspect will be power drain when the car is parked and chip cooling. I'd like to Stink Tank this idea with interested peeps (WOW! I always wanted to use Peeps, yeah, I know Late) I look forward to hearing from you Sincerely

Topic by XJohnD 1 year ago  |  last reply 11 months ago

Zippo case, made from an altoids small tin

    Hey I have this Altoids case, it's one of the smalls. I was thinking of what to do with it, then I looked at my zippo. I hate the case my zippo is in right now, it's old and worn and for some reason makes your hands stink if you hold it at all. So my zippo fits almost perfectly in the smalls case. But I was wondering if anyone has any good ideas of how to make it where you can light it when its in the case. I was just thinking about cutting some holes in the top with my dremel.  But I would maybe like to try to keep the original flip top aspect of the case. So some how make it flip open like a zippo maybe. Anyone think this sounds interesting. And know where I might be able to get the mechanism. Or is there a way to take it off my old case.     Thanks in advance, maybe I could make an instructable on how I do it.

Topic by peaceamidst 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Victor mouse Traps?

I am using the good old VICTOR spring mouse traps. I caught the first two bang with good old peanut butter. The next one i baited with peanut butter. They licked it clean! Not even a speck of peanut butter any where. Tried another victor trap. I thought the 3rd one might be defective? NO! The 4th trap, same thing> My son said I wasn't using enough peanut butter. So I crammed as much inside of it as normal. Then I added a bit more on top and sides. Again they cleaned it all off. Not even a speck left on the trap. Does anyone have a better idea? I feel like i am just feeding the mice. Maybe the first two were baby'sher975383@aol.coms?? And these are cunning adults? I am going to use mouse poison if I can't figure this out. My husband doesn't want poison because they can get in the wall an stink for ever. I do not have a better solution. I would be grateful if anyone has an answer for this!!!  I don't want filthy mice in my house! Thank-You, sugarbear

Question by sugerbear 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Cannot access PDF documents

Yo Membership people: Cannot access PDF documents. Click on PDF icon loops you back to login window, reinsert info loops all over again.  Can log into profile.  Profile showed I still a PRO member.  Pdf access worked until a few months ago when I changed banks and an automatic message sent to instructables caused an account cancelation. I sent a message explaining this and received a reply that I still had access until next year.  I really want the pdf for the Spooky Telsa Spirit Radio so I spent the money for another PRO Membership.  It now says I am a member until 2012!  So why cannot I access pdf files?  Also if I am a PRO Memeber how can I get rid of the ads? If pdf's are becoming a problem, will you make the instructables available via DVD disks or books like Volume 1? By the way how do I get a reply? The forum stuff stinks.  This is all frustrating since you have a darn good product! Thanks Tommyt

Topic by eskimo1 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

The thumbnail image representing my instructable "survival fishing kit" is incorrect.

While creating my instructable I uploaded an unrelated image onto the introduction step.  I have since deleted this image but it remains the thumbnail that represents the project which stinks because people are going to get the wrong idea about what I made.  My instructable was recently featured on the home page and I hoped the issue would magically fix itself but it seems to still be the wrong photo.  The picture in question is of a circular brown wooden shape with a few fishing hooks in the middle, the picture that should represent the instructable is the one with the text survival fishing kit that shows the kit and the stuff that it holds.  Here is a link to the instructable; https://www.instructables.com/id/Survival-Fishing-Kit-3/ . The problem is easiest to view if you search the instructable or if you look at the featured instructables on the home page or in the outdoors section. Also I was wondering if the instructable could be refeatured on the home page with the correct picture so that can get a true sense of what the project is about.  I have this project entered in a contest and I feel that the bug has done me a disservice as people who may have potentially voted for my work might have missed it because the picture was misleading. Thanks for your time, and I look forward to your response. Best Regards, Matt

Topic by Matt Makes 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

whats the best way to electrolyse salt to get a high yeild of sodium chlorate?

Hello, i just tried electrolysing 50mls of water with a teaspoon of dissolved salt inside it, using my tv's power cable which gave out 12v @5.5A. after about 5 mins of electrolysis, my entire room began stinking like chlorine, and the salt water was splattering and bubbling out of the very small container i was using. i was using carbon electrodes for both the anode and cathode, and they were fizzling like bi-carb soda in vinagar as soon as they both touched the water. what i need to know is, how can i improve on this method to get a high yelid, say 99% of sodium chlorate in the end, and not end up with perchlorate, or hydroxide?' i know that if i want to get a high yelid of chlortae, then no chlorine  ions should be lost in the proccess, is there any way to keep all the chlorine? or is it inetivable that they bubble out? also, would it help to add hydrochloric acid to neutralise any sodium hydroxide that forms during the electrolysis, or will that destroy my electrodes? lastly, is 12v 5.5a too much? and is 66 watts too much? also is it watts that makes the electrolysis go faster, and not the voltage, because i have a power supply that can give out 12v 500ma instead. also, as with all my questions, whoever gives the best answer will be given a best answer.

Question by oldmanbeefjerky 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago