Georgia Kelly Harbor Freight January 04th, 2020 - 01:37:16
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.
Any kind of art can get messy. You will want to create a dedicated work space for yourself where it doesn't matter if you get colors on something. You will need ventilation so that you do not inhale any dust. You can achieve this by working outdoors. If this is not possible, choose a space with an open wall like a garage, or work in front of an open window with fans to blow the air away from you. It's possible to buy or build a spray booth to isolate any over spray and remove it.
Many years ago Sterling had a wooden kit of the USS Missouri in a fairly large scale. Unfortunately Estes bought the assets of Sterling and the Missouri is not currently available. I hate to think what one might run on EBay. About the only option today would be a plastic model and about the biggest is 1/350th. Tamiya has a good kit, but if you want wood you will pretty much be out of luck.
When this workbench is assembled according to the directions, when folded, the handles lay pointing down the legs towards the floor. By reversing the way the legs are mounted (exactly reversed from the installation instructions), the handles now are on top of the folded bench, point away from the legs, and the legs do indeed completely fold flat! An easy fix.
There is very little maintenance for your solar system. Natural weather conditions tend to keep them clean enough without losing much in efficiency. I just like to look over my system every couple of weeks and check the batteries and see if there is any sign of corrosion. Check the wires for any discoloration. Discoloration can be a sign your wires are getting to hot and might have to go to a larger gauge wire. All in all there is not a whole lot to keep up on.
Monthly bills are piling up, gas prices are at all time highs and we are all looking at ways we can save ourselves some money. We should start by looking at ways we can make our homes more energy efficient and maybe a starter solar DIY project. Harbor Freight and Northern Tool and Equipment both have solar DIY kits starting at around $200 going up into the thousands. For those who want to find the real savings, building your solar system yourself is the way to go. Spend $20 to $40 and get a high rated solar DIY guide. Let's start saving money.