Juana Golden Harbor Freight January 04th, 2020 - 01:16:54
There seems to be a lot of confusion about whether or not to soak the hardwood before burning it. First, do not bother with chips because they are a waste of time and money. You can readily obtain hardwood chunks from Walmart, Lowes, or Home Depot. There is simply no benefit to be derived from soaking your hardwood chunks. Chris Allingham has a video on just how much water penetration is achieved in an overnight soaking. View it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv7y1TWyKEw. Additionally, that wet wood is going to have to dry before it will burn. The drying process is going to create steam and that steam can contain creosote. Once the drying wood starts to burn, it is going to produce that thick, white smoke which will carry creosote. Remember, you want clear, blue smoke.
First, let me tell you what turns me on the most about a really, really clean bike. I drive up to a friend's place and get the same reaction I've gotten since I started riding 38 years ago, "man is that all you ever do is clean that thing"? No, I reply, my wife cleans it for me. It's worth it just to see them turn that funny shade of green. No, my wife doesn't clean my bike and that isn't all I ever do. I'm like anyone else I'd rather ride the thing. So why don't we get right to it, shall we?
Casting about for something more robust than a hunk of plywood and some adjustable clamps, I found there are a number of folding workbenches on the market from manufacturers like Worx, Black and Decker, and sold at places like Home Depot, Lowes, and Harbor Freight. Their prices are varied, but they all have similar features. I especially like benches that fold flat, are easily stored, have built-in adjustable "vises", and can carry moderate loads.
Before you buy a central pneumatic compressor, you should think about what you will be using it to power. You may need to use it on small projects or you may want it around for occasional use. Some users like to have one to use for car tires. It only takes seconds to inflate a tire. A task like this does not require a large tank capacity or a lot of psi. But, if you need to use nail guns, air cutters, a caulk gun or a spray gun, you will need a larger tank and more psi. These are common tools used during home improvement projects and construction jobs.
Pallets, also known as skids, are forklift-maneuverable platforms, the standard sizes being 40" x 48" or 48" x 48" (length by width) and most commonly composed of plywood, though metal pallets are often used, too. They are usually about 40 pounds in weight. One can easily locate them behind most retail outlets or shopping centers, and they can also be obtained for free at other places. A general rule when loading your pallet is to not try to stack up the pallets any taller than 6-8 feet. Shrink wrap and/or straps are then commonly used to secure the items to the pallet. We recommend the items always boxed up or covered with cardboard. In the example of engines, motor, and transmissions, a standard pallet with straps will usually suffice perfectly.
I am somewhat embarrassed to show my efforts so far but I will in a separate post as I hone my skills. But for now I will do a assessment of this technique. So let me start with the pros of arc welding. One is it is less expensive for equipment than MIG and TIG welding. Secondly, the heat is instantaneous and would be excellent for tack welding armatures and metal furniture that you can finish with oxyacetylene. Thirdly, because you are not warming up the work with a flame, the heat is highly focused and warpage is greatly reduced. Finally, this particular welder I have is very light weight and there are no gas gauges to watch over.