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  • GTO3x2 commented on Aleator777's instructable Apple II Watch3 months ago
  • GTO3x2 commented on BrownDogGadgets's instructable Bristlebot10 months ago
  • GTO3x2 commented on Coengineer's instructable Duct Tape Mouse Trap11 months ago
  • GTO3x2 commented on BrittLiv's instructable Ozone Generator11 months ago
  • GTO3x2 commented on wold630's instructable 3 Ways to Crack an Egg11 months ago
  • GTO3x2 commented on Paige Russell's instructable How to Dry Herbs1 year ago
    How to Dry Herbs

    Really neat. Thanks.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on Paige Russell's instructable Sun-Dried Tomatoes1 year ago
    Sun-Dried Tomatoes

    So, they're not "sun-dried". Are the typical producers as misleading? - I REALLY don't like that. Yes, I read it in the preface.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on Paige Russell's instructable Refrigerator Pickles1 year ago
    Refrigerator Pickles

    Is there a difference between "refrigerator" pickles and just regular pickled cucumbers a.k.a. pickles? I thought preserving was the whole purpose of pickling.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on timberanew's instructable Portable Benchtop Spring Pole Lathe1 year ago
    Portable Benchtop Spring Pole Lathe

    I don't want to leave without saying something for the reason of acknowledgement, but I am speechless.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on TreatFactory's instructable SIMPLE VANILLA SPONGE (POUND) CAKE1 year ago
    SIMPLE VANILLA SPONGE (POUND) CAKE

    I thought sponge cake was cake w/o the egg yoke (??) I've also never known pound cake to be similar to sponge.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on mrstan's instructable Repair Dead COB LED Light Bulbs1 year ago
    Repair Dead COB LED Light Bulbs

    Could you do an Instructible on the repairing of CFLs? As I look at the amount of my failed "long life" lamps building, I couldn't help but want to possibly fix them (limited to simple electronic components). -Not to be cheap, but for a number of other reasons. Thank you.

    "Save landfill (space?)": seriously?

    One tip for the LEDs: Instead of buying rolls of SMD LEDs, one might want use one lamp as a donor. I am going to assume there will be small differences in LEDs; this will hold back the repairs by one lamp, but it makes things a little better in several ways.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on pantherj12's instructable The Edible Plant Test1 year ago
  • GTO3x2 commented on FriendOfHumanity's instructable The Ultimate Banana Guard1 year ago
    The Ultimate Banana Guard

    Hillarious demonstrations and replies to the comments. I have only one contention in the video: the banana is not indestructible; it was protected. (Also, I hope you weren't in too much danger from ricochet while shooting (lol) at it.)

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  • GTO3x2 commented on jryan7446's instructable How to Make Homemade Kinetic Sand 1 year ago
    How to Make Homemade Kinetic Sand

    Thanks for the description. I really think it was a bad choice of a name. Kine- implies motion; there is no motion. Ductile sand, to me, would have been better. Thanks for taking the time to describe it.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on jryan7446's instructable How to Make Homemade Kinetic Sand 1 year ago
    How to Make Homemade Kinetic Sand

    Looks static to me.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on Karlstrom's instructable Build Your Own Microcontroller1 year ago
    Build Your Own Microcontroller

    I'm glad there are comments regarding the title and the use of words as I have many problems with their usage. I have pretty much given this the distinction as micro- and macro-perspective. E.g. Make your own pancakes: "Get some pancake mix, and add water." vs. making them from scratch. Not being in the electonics design industry, I initially did not find it questionable (probably due to the degree of completeness of the IC.) But after reading, I thought "well the chip does most everything. This is wiring and programming". He about the current use and understanding of articulate, semantics and pronunciation. This all brings up much frustration to me. Thanks for the instuctable. There are things I occasionally would like to make-work, (furnace operation counter ...

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    I'm glad there are comments regarding the title and the use of words as I have many problems with their usage. I have pretty much given this the distinction as micro- and macro-perspective. E.g. Make your own pancakes: "Get some pancake mix, and add water." vs. making them from scratch. Not being in the electonics design industry, I initially did not find it questionable (probably due to the degree of completeness of the IC.) But after reading, I thought "well the chip does most everything. This is wiring and programming". He about the current use and understanding of articulate, semantics and pronunciation. This all brings up much frustration to me. Thanks for the instuctable. There are things I occasionally would like to make-work, (furnace operation counter and temperature difference recorder), but I see it gets quite involved. (Currently it the metering is accomplished by an analog clock that goes on with the blower motor.)Thames again.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on wells1784's instructable Rustic Tennessee Floating Shelf1 year ago
    Rustic Tennessee Floating Shelf

    Came out good. I just wanted to comment on an observation I made a while ago. While dn. south (Arkansas and a little of others), I noticed that there is quite more state pride. It's not like you hear songs made like "Sweet Home Delaware". It was very interesting to me the individualness of the states; and was a great pride of our country and these type of people. I was also glad when I got home that I saw more State flags flown than I was aware of prior (Ohio); I still haven't bought a state shirt, but maybe I'll find a small yard flag. It seems to me, sadly, that global communication will change this. Things like "Tennessee Pride" bread. -not to be offensive, but those two red and black bearded Warner bros. cartoon characters were hilarious! Barefoot and all. If p...

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    Came out good. I just wanted to comment on an observation I made a while ago. While dn. south (Arkansas and a little of others), I noticed that there is quite more state pride. It's not like you hear songs made like "Sweet Home Delaware". It was very interesting to me the individualness of the states; and was a great pride of our country and these type of people. I was also glad when I got home that I saw more State flags flown than I was aware of prior (Ohio); I still haven't bought a state shirt, but maybe I'll find a small yard flag. It seems to me, sadly, that global communication will change this. Things like "Tennessee Pride" bread. -not to be offensive, but those two red and black bearded Warner bros. cartoon characters were hilarious! Barefoot and all. If people want to take barefoot as "redneck" they should try and get out of the office and off the couch, and get reminded of reality. I hope you don't take anything written here offensive as nothing is meant to be; it just reminded me of things that once occurred to me. Does Dolly live in Tenn.? I believe so, and I do appreciate her attitude. Thanks.

    Lol

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  • GTO3x2 commented on bqanderson's instructable Adjustable Saw Horses1 year ago
    Adjustable Saw Horses

    Yes. Very useful.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on sjowett's instructable Mega Torch - the ultimate guide1 year ago
    Mega Torch - the ultimate guide

    I find the understanding of LEDs as opposed to filament lighting as confusing as working between time and frequency domains. I'm going to take that working with LEDs has its abstractness due to the nature of semiconductors. My initial reference is that all current flows because of voltage differential or "pressure". The LED element of the circuit has its operating ranges and functions. This is why I have reservations about accepting "current limiting" as the key design focus. -that's not saying it isn't critical.This is all because of my tinkering with accent LED lighting in my car. I also couldn't understand why I saw flickering in LED taillights from a DC system. I now know this is because of the use of pulsing (Pulse Width Modulation) to achieve the desired ...

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    I find the understanding of LEDs as opposed to filament lighting as confusing as working between time and frequency domains. I'm going to take that working with LEDs has its abstractness due to the nature of semiconductors. My initial reference is that all current flows because of voltage differential or "pressure". The LED element of the circuit has its operating ranges and functions. This is why I have reservations about accepting "current limiting" as the key design focus. -that's not saying it isn't critical.This is all because of my tinkering with accent LED lighting in my car. I also couldn't understand why I saw flickering in LED taillights from a DC system. I now know this is because of the use of pulsing (Pulse Width Modulation) to achieve the desired operation, luminosity (and, possibly, its durability). Similar to the typical maximum rated operating voltage of 250V for incandescent bulbs and other appurtenances (switches) commonly specified but not paid much attention to. It may also be that the spectrum and bounds for LEDs are much smaller, and this is why it is necessary to heed.Sorry for the tangent, but I see there is a lot of confusion about the fundamental issue, nomenclature and use, and I am not the only one getting tripped up. I am going to also take voltage "drop" equal to nominal supply voltage since the reference level is zero and the differential is numerically equal in each case. I'm not sure reverse voltage is ever much encountered, but is a necessary specification to disclose. -similar to the rating of a very weak check valve.Thanks

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  • GTO3x2 commented on sjowett's instructable Mega Torch - the ultimate guide1 year ago
    Mega Torch - the ultimate guide

    Ahh, thanks. Our "flashlights" used to commonly have a momentary button for flashing besides the on/off slider. I "assumed" that was for Morse code.

    Thanks. Yes, I don't see why it, then, isn't called "voltage drop". I'm seeing the case where scientist people are "in too deep" and losing their reference. This is applying to the health/medicine field too; e.g. I don't call alcoholism a "disease". Thanks, -out.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on Phil B's instructable Rebuilding a Hydraulic Floor Jack1 year ago
    Rebuilding a Hydraulic Floor Jack

    Oh boy. All the typical difficulties I somehow subconsciously know. Another compliment on great instructions! What a dismal item in the to/should-do list. Well envisioned and made tools.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on sjowett's instructable Mega Torch - the ultimate guide1 year ago
    Mega Torch - the ultimate guide

    Does "forward voltage" refer to voltage forwarded to or from? If to, how is this any different than what has been normally under stood as voltage (supplied/ required etc...)?

    Then why aren't all the LEDs I have on DC not burned up?

    I don't know why the enthusiast group refers to these as "torches". I don't see a fire.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on MrFixItDIY's instructable DIY Cheese Slicer Board1 year ago
    DIY Cheese Slicer Board

    Now that's a good idea. It covers all the problems.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on gravityisweak's instructable Coat Hanger Drill Bit1 year ago
    Coat Hanger Drill Bit

    An inapparant (and inexpensive) option to have in the "box" of tricks. The thicker (typically older) coat hangers look only to be usable. Thanks.

    I wonder if a double, pointed cut would help in keeping it from veering.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on stinkyabb's instructable Simple PIR DSLR Camera Trap1 year ago
    Simple PIR DSLR Camera Trap

    Great captures; great photos; must be a great proximity trigger. No wonder they say English is the hardest language to learn. The inconsistency is ridiculous.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on Black Beard Projects's instructable Blacksmithing Forge1 year ago
    Blacksmithing Forge

    I agree. This is why I find the common reference of the "forge" wrong. The typical device should be referred to as a "furnace" (the kind enclosed with walls etc...). This project comes across, to me, as more of a stove or fire pit table. Of course, this is less rough-and-tough sounding, although handforgers would contend that placing the object in heat is not forging, l.o.l. Yes, this is semantics, but the whole base of language is a common meaning and understanding. Since I'm finding the language to be more and more chaotic and misused, I find it sensible to "point" these things out. I'm done, and the discussion is for all to understand.

    The "rocket" name comes from a small cross-sectional areaway burning chamber that produces a rumbling sound reminding people of a rocket's engine sound. These "rocket heaters" are built with insulated flues that enable near-complete combustion. The intent for these heaters is to get all the heat out of the fuel (cleaner exhaust air is also a result). A smaller opening is used to ensure air direction to the fuel, from the occupied space, while desired, less fuel source (wood) is needed. In order to get the drafting going, it has to initially be blown in that direction until the draft can be perpetually maintained. Typically, ordinary blower motors downstream of heat will not last and a plug-type blower is used for high temperature exhaust. I would think sucking the h...

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    The "rocket" name comes from a small cross-sectional areaway burning chamber that produces a rumbling sound reminding people of a rocket's engine sound. These "rocket heaters" are built with insulated flues that enable near-complete combustion. The intent for these heaters is to get all the heat out of the fuel (cleaner exhaust air is also a result). A smaller opening is used to ensure air direction to the fuel, from the occupied space, while desired, less fuel source (wood) is needed. In order to get the drafting going, it has to initially be blown in that direction until the draft can be perpetually maintained. Typically, ordinary blower motors downstream of heat will not last and a plug-type blower is used for high temperature exhaust. I would think sucking the hot gases down and away from the pit will be wasting lots of heat yet the evacuation of fumes to the user is "desirable". -You just can't win. This table is only good for certain use, and this is why furnaces are made.

    Welding: Yes, there is some use of the word where "brazing" in being referred to as "welding". They're close, but different. Similar to the difference between absorbing and adsorbing.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on Black Beard Projects's instructable Blacksmithing Forge1 year ago
    Blacksmithing Forge

    Sorry. Too inconsistent for me.

    That's too bad because there is no clear concept describing what forged steel is. Might as well call cast as forged then.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on Black Beard Projects's instructable Blacksmithing Forge1 year ago
    Blacksmithing Forge

    Nifty idea for a pot. Well, the whole thing is resourceful. Is that an air duct or a cast iron long-sweep wye (hub and spigot)?Pet peeve rant: I don't know how the oven, furnace or heating area has become to be known as the "forge". Forging, to me, is the process of shaping with presses and dies by hammering etc... There is hot and cold forging. There is also drop forging, and this is where the grain structure of the metal gets changed and gives strength, etc... My guess is that since the whole process and facility, occurring and known as the forge, the eye-catching oven or furnace erroneously became referred to as the forge. -drives me nuts.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on audreyobscura's instructable How to Make Bread From Scratch1 year ago
    How to Make Bread From Scratch

    I also am used to imperial units. They also seem more daily-human intuitive.

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  • DIY: Lithium Battery To NiCd Power Tool (With Simple Adapter)

    Aside all other issues, I surmised that Ni-Cd are still used as new battery-selection-type by manufacturers because of its ability to deliver high current. I'd do, however, see drills with Li ion batteries, which I would assume are in the high current range.

    I would caution people not to fool with mixing chargers. Li ion batteries have very high energy density, and when they are not properly handled, extremely violent fires can happen. This, I assume, is why there are much more warnings on batteries and chargers these days, and they should be heeded.This why overzealous warnings, such as OSHA warnings of eye protection for opening a bread bag twistee, desensitize people from more-likely and real dangers.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on Nikus's instructable 555 Useless Machine1 year ago
    555 Useless Machine

    It's not useless, it shuts that switch off very well ! Nice job. Watch your finger, LOL.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on MichaelM2015's instructable Pumpkin Pie from Scratch1 year ago
    Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

    I couldn't tell one where to start making something like this and have been curious in the past couple of years. After taking up some of my own cooking (the best was soup from nearly scratch and scraps (which came out very good ), I have very much respect for cooking.I do have to say though, for the price of cooking, it seems the store-bought pies can't be beat. I do realize that the typical cooking will be done in a house that will be receiving the desired heat. I also recognize the eventual loss of skill and knowledge. It's also interesting how this pretty much opens the door to understanding what living boils down to. Thanks for a good instructable.

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  • Illuminate Lightbulbs Wirelessly: DIY Slayer Exciter

    Thank you

    Thank you. What is far? Approximately?

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  • GTO3x2 commented on Thomas Workshop's instructable Rocker Arms Clothes Hanger1 year ago
  • GTO3x2 commented on bjkayani's instructable Switchifi : Wifi Enabled Switch under $201 year ago
    Switchifi : Wifi Enabled Switch under $20

    Lol. I remember doing that too. We (my brother and I ) absolutely HATED getting up to switch it off. The beginning of successful tinkering.

    The part that Anthony needs answered is that it is a switch operator. It goes over an existing light switch (they're not going to be allowed to electrically modify the building).

    Oh, and this is a mechanical actuator. The Clapper, I assume, plugs into an outlet, and the electrical device plugs into the Clapper.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on smurray2's instructable Making plastic with glue1 year ago
    Making plastic with glue

    That's one good idea for a mixer! LOL.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on Phil B's instructable Twist Drill Sharpening Helper1 year ago
    Twist Drill Sharpening Helper

    I have been trying to do this for years on and off. Thank you for a demonstration that uses the correct words, concepts and explains them well ! I wasn't far off, but I made too difficult by trying to continually cut back the relief. Addressing the web flat helps from drill skating also.

    It's probably the angles discovered by hands-on or empirical testing, similar to the angles dicovered in crosscut and rip wood saws. Also the typical materials encountered.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on ShakeTheFuture's instructable Make a Melting Spoon1 year ago
    Make a Melting Spoon

    LOL. No need to reply

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  • How to power nearly anything off a USB port

    You can't run an extension cord? Whatever is supplying the USB has to be plugged into 120 VAC anyway. The USB probably can't power it, and you'll probably stress the (assumed) computer power supply anyway.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on Shenzhen's instructable Carbon tape heated steering wheel1 year ago
    Carbon tape heated steering wheel

    I agree with the concern and find some things (mostly chemical and radiation) out of my regular danger knowledge. I appreciate the comments from other people who give a "heads up".I wouldn't want this site to become too censored with over-worked cautions though. People with desk jobs are highly susceptible to getting overcautious and paranoid to legal liability. I guess a lot of this opens to relative knowledge and comfort level, and is why one should yield to their limit. Even cooking a food preparation has significant dangers.Good comment.

    Thanks. I'm not always familiar with this area.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on amackay's instructable Junkyard Radio to Table Radio1 year ago
    Junkyard Radio to Table Radio

    He's talking about theft protection, not steering wheel controls (and these are alternates). I would say if it has a data line, e.g. class 2 serial data, it could need authorization by the BCM. There is not a date for all makes and models.

    Great idea! A 500 mA transformer is enough w/o burning up? TheftLock does seem to be a problem.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on anil8tor's instructable Solar Heater for My Shop1 year ago
    Solar Heater for My Shop

    The water volume in this tank in this scenario is a thermo-mass storage (buffer); it will also take longer to heat up. In heating hot water systems, it with be a bladder-type expansion tank. In contrast, in domestic hot water, it is your hot water ready for use. These are slightly different functions although both yield a hot water supply. The use of glycol is primarilty because of the need of using an anti-freeze solution. Glycol has a different specific heat, and therefore different heat transfer rate. This medium at this concentration is this much less than water's heat transfer. Yes, it would be higher if only water could be used. Corrosion inhibition is the next desire. Polyethylene glycol will get acidic. This is why there are/were problems with automotive engine cooling syst...

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    The water volume in this tank in this scenario is a thermo-mass storage (buffer); it will also take longer to heat up. In heating hot water systems, it with be a bladder-type expansion tank. In contrast, in domestic hot water, it is your hot water ready for use. These are slightly different functions although both yield a hot water supply. The use of glycol is primarilty because of the need of using an anti-freeze solution. Glycol has a different specific heat, and therefore different heat transfer rate. This medium at this concentration is this much less than water's heat transfer. Yes, it would be higher if only water could be used. Corrosion inhibition is the next desire. Polyethylene glycol will get acidic. This is why there are/were problems with automotive engine cooling systems when trying to get 100,000 miles between changes. I mentioned it for this reason.

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  • Industrial Isolation Transformer From Trash

    I wondered why drills and such still don't use a safety ground. I assumed it is still handled by double insulation. Thanks for a great explanation. I'll have to try and understand more of it. I only really got the neutral/ground potential, ground loop and GFI parts.

    I'm not familiar with this and did not see the reasoning and/or assumptions. I wanted to comment that I don't see how "capacitive" is needed as a specific quality here.

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  • GTO3x2 commented on anil8tor's instructable Solar Heater for My Shop1 year ago
    Solar Heater for My Shop

    This is great. Just want to add this:I'd suggest using propylene glycol. One way to get this is from AMSOIL (American Synthetic Oil (?) ) from independent dealers for automobiles. I believe this will be better against corrosion and I believe a similar chemical is used in building hot water heating systems. I would estimate a 50% solution will give a -25 degree F freezing point and will have a 15% reduction in heat transfer. (~$40/gal.)Also, for reference, the sun, on a clear day and maximum impingement, estimate 430 Btu/s.f./hr. solar gain. (Keep in mind a typical house furnace is 48,000 Btu/hr output (80% eff., 60 MBH input (60,000 btu/hr.) (1400 s.f. house, above average insulation, 80 degree design delta T)). Natural gas is doing THAT much for you!Don't expect any usable capaci...

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    This is great. Just want to add this:I'd suggest using propylene glycol. One way to get this is from AMSOIL (American Synthetic Oil (?) ) from independent dealers for automobiles. I believe this will be better against corrosion and I believe a similar chemical is used in building hot water heating systems. I would estimate a 50% solution will give a -25 degree F freezing point and will have a 15% reduction in heat transfer. (~$40/gal.)Also, for reference, the sun, on a clear day and maximum impingement, estimate 430 Btu/s.f./hr. solar gain. (Keep in mind a typical house furnace is 48,000 Btu/hr output (80% eff., 60 MBH input (60,000 btu/hr.) (1400 s.f. house, above average insulation, 80 degree design delta T)). Natural gas is doing THAT much for you!Don't expect any usable capacity from hot water storage from 20 gallons. (lol) You might need a bladder type expansion tank too (Watts domestic hot water (2 gal (?) - Home Depot, set for 20 psi (?)).Great project. I'd be interested in your results and comments. (I bet I know what they'll be like (lol)) -Ohio

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