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  • PhilipH4 commented on tonyfoale's instructable Tool Demagnetizer and Magnetizer10 days ago
    Tool Demagnetizer and Magnetizer

    I have also used magnetized screwdrivers on occasion, and all I do is take one of the longitudinal magnets, and use its magnetism to attach it to the shaft of the screw driver lengthways. At the end of the job, remove the magnet. If the screw driver remains magnetized, then that cool demagnetizer would come in handy.

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  • PhilipH4 commented on ABCass1's instructable Custom Rod Building: Multiple Rod Dryer 4 months ago
    Custom Rod Building: Multiple Rod Dryer

    I've started using a 5 minute clear two part epoxy which has enabled me to get the thick application that I want, in one step without the need to use any kind of turner, and its all over in literally 5 minutes. I realize its not the original way of doing things, but its not bad.

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  • PhilipH4 commented on luposays22's instructable Kindling Cracker6 months ago
    Kindling  Cracker

    It occurred to me that if you put the blade closer to one end than the other, you could make this same device accommodate different lengths of firewood by simply turning the device upside down. You would of course have to sharpen the blade on both sides, as well as add the gussets.

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  • PhilipH4 completed the lesson Meet Your Saw in the class Table Saw Class11 months ago
  • PhilipH4 commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Cigar Box Synth 11 months ago
    Cigar Box Synth

    Would it be possible to put the sound of an electric guitar through this synthesizer? Just wondering.

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  • PhilipH4 completed the lesson Cuts of Meat in the class Meat Class1 year ago
  • 10 MORE Bench Vise Tips, Tricks, & Hacks (Part 2)

    At the risk of sounding like an advertisement, I would strongly recommend something called 'Corrosion Block', made by Lear Chemicals out of Canada. It comes in a spray, and a grease. It really does stop rust, and in the spray form, does not leave any residue that will mess things up. The grease does actually prevent rust from forming, whereas typical greases do not, something I was amazed to learn, the hard way.

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  • PhilipH4 completed the lesson Tools + Supplies in the class Meat Class2 years ago
  • DIY Automatic Trap for Squirrels/ Rats/ Rabbits!

    I don't understand why the swinging arm mechanism is laying on the top of the box in the illustration that accompanies Step 3, Finish. I thought the mechanism was that the bait stick is pulled up out of the box by the weight of the trapdoor once the rat dislodges the notched bait stick allowing the stick to come up, and the trap door to go down. Is that wrong?

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  • PhilipH4 commented on dave5201's instructable How To Hide a Wall Wart Transformer2 years ago
    How To Hide a Wall Wart Transformer

    Thanks for your informative reply. Evidently the professional, and experienced electrician did not know of this variance. His point was every outlet in a garage has to be GFCI protected because the garage is regarded as 'being outside' as far as code goes, and the need to protect people from potential electrocution. I really don't understand the thinking on that one. There are plenty of houses with exposed concrete floors these days, so I guess that has to be considered 'outside' as well. I guess this is a part of the overall problem of their being so many rules and regs. these days that we are all just drowning in a sea of words. As an aside, in the thread about potential food poisoning after fridges have been turned off by a tripped GFCI, someone suggested that the chef should know if...

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    Thanks for your informative reply. Evidently the professional, and experienced electrician did not know of this variance. His point was every outlet in a garage has to be GFCI protected because the garage is regarded as 'being outside' as far as code goes, and the need to protect people from potential electrocution. I really don't understand the thinking on that one. There are plenty of houses with exposed concrete floors these days, so I guess that has to be considered 'outside' as well. I guess this is a part of the overall problem of their being so many rules and regs. these days that we are all just drowning in a sea of words. As an aside, in the thread about potential food poisoning after fridges have been turned off by a tripped GFCI, someone suggested that the chef should know if the food is spoiled or not. As a retired physician, I can assure you that is completely false. The reason food poisoning exists at all, is that the food appears normal to all inspections. The toxins produced by the bacteria are in many cases, heat stable, meaning that they are not effected by cooking, and will poison you anyway. It seems it is time for all refrigerator/freezers to come with a big warning sticker advising the owner to NOT plug them into a GFCI protected circuit.

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  • PhilipH4 commented on dave5201's instructable How To Hide a Wall Wart Transformer2 years ago
    How To Hide a Wall Wart Transformer

    The variances in electrical codes are fascinating. I had a lift motor installed on a dock recently in Jacksonville, Florida, and noticed a wire running from the motor into the river attached to a piece of metal. In response to my question, the installer indicated that it was required by code. Both the installer and myself knew that the wire would corrode off the metal within a few weeks, and it did. Sad to say, I had to change out a GFCI outlet in my garage for a non-GFCI because I had a freezer on that outlet, and it would 'pop' every now and again for no identifiable reason, and there's been numerous instances of outside mounted GFCI's just failing over time. I'm just saying that I'm sure the people writing these codes are trying to make everyone safe, but sometimes you just want some...

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    The variances in electrical codes are fascinating. I had a lift motor installed on a dock recently in Jacksonville, Florida, and noticed a wire running from the motor into the river attached to a piece of metal. In response to my question, the installer indicated that it was required by code. Both the installer and myself knew that the wire would corrode off the metal within a few weeks, and it did. Sad to say, I had to change out a GFCI outlet in my garage for a non-GFCI because I had a freezer on that outlet, and it would 'pop' every now and again for no identifiable reason, and there's been numerous instances of outside mounted GFCI's just failing over time. I'm just saying that I'm sure the people writing these codes are trying to make everyone safe, but sometimes you just want something to work, as well.

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  • PhilipH4 commented on ericsnis's instructable Size Markings for Wrenches and Sockets2 years ago
    Size Markings for Wrenches and Sockets

    I own a set of Metrinch sockets and wrenches. Each of them fits both SAE and metric.

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