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08-10-20, 06:33 PM
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Posted By alesan

Thank you. There is an area where the vinyl is...

Thank you. There is an area where the vinyl is torn and exposed the plywood. Should I apply a new patch of vinyl?
08-10-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By alesan

Adding tiles to a small section

Hello

I have a small section of my upper story that has been used as a utility closet. I removed the water heater and now I'd like to lay tiles where they are missing:
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06-09-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By alesan

What does it mean "convert to barrels"? The trees...

What does it mean "convert to barrels"? The trees have been put in the ground on a slope (the local area around the tree has been flattened). There are two oranges and one persimmon, all of them are...
06-08-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By alesan

About weeds: as I built these 6ft cages to...

About weeds: as I built these 6ft cages to protect them from deees, I unfortunately tend not to enter the cages as often as I probably should to get rid of weeds. The area has been covered with...
06-08-18, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By alesan

Well - maybe I need to wait, but maybe due to my...

Well - maybe I need to wait, but maybe due to my inexperience I am also not using best practices. For example I've never seen people using these "bubblers" to irrigate.
I should also add that the...
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By alesan

Yeah sorry this forum resized down the picture so...

Yeah sorry this forum resized down the picture so it became unreadable. I already checked with the city and given the 34ft span of the curved beam they suggested I get a permit. I know it won't be as...
06-08-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By alesan

Hello. Well my neighbors have oranges and...

Hello. Well my neighbors have oranges and persimmons so it cannot be that wrong. I will collect data (just ordered a PH-meter etc) and lookup the exact zone I am in and provide these details soon.
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Views: 663
Posted By alesan

Hello Dane I was obviously exaggerating when...

Hello Dane

I was obviously exaggerating when I said "IKEA" kit. However, by having the lumber company provide some sort of (proprietary) notch that will make things so much easier, I think. But I...
06-08-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By alesan

Thanks for the answers. It is not only about...

Thanks for the answers.

It is not only about growing tall, but one of the oranges used to be really really beautiful but now it's getting thinner and worries me.

I do not know the PhH of the...
06-08-18, 01:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By alesan

Proper way to water new trees

Hello, last year I planted two orange trees and a persimmon. I had to build big cages to protect them from deers while they are still small (roughly 5 or 6 ft).

They are planted on a slope and my...
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By alesan

Building custom pergola

Hello!

Long story short, I always wanted to build a relatively large pergola in my backyard for an outdoors kitchen, bigger than what regular dimensional lumber would allow.

Last year I was at...
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Views: 753
Posted By alesan

Well my understanding is that the cap tube lowers...

Well my understanding is that the cap tube lowers the pressure to allow the refrigerant to change phase. In your chart, if the fluid goes in a way or the other, the cap tube is "always there" to...
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Views: 753
Posted By alesan

Interesting, I did not think about the defrosting...

Interesting, I did not think about the defrosting element.

About the expansion valve: as far as I know, refrigerators do not use expansion valves but a capillary tube... and that is not...
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By alesan

The reason I want to do this is to build a...

The reason I want to do this is to build a levitation/fermentation chamber. This, is, something I can control (with a computer) to vary the internal temperature of the chamber between 4C (39F) and...
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Views: 753
Posted By alesan

Refrigerator modification - heat pump

Hello - sorry for the unorthodox request, but in short I was wondering if I could modify a regular kitchen refrigerator or maybe a small chest freezer to heat up inside instead of cooling down.

In...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,987
Posted By alesan

AHahah I meant to link the YouTube video I shot,...

AHahah I meant to link the YouTube video I shot, but I forgot to copy and paste it!!!!

Here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiRwvZIthyg
Replies: 20
Views: 1,987
Posted By alesan

So I came back to this thread to "resolve" it; I...

So I came back to this thread to "resolve" it; I have built it!

- I cut two 12"x12" holes in the concrete about 8 ft apart, and then I dug three feet in the hard clay
- I put a layer of gravel...
11-18-13, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By alesan

You are right! I just wanted to test the system...

You are right! I just wanted to test the system first before bending for good :)
11-17-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By alesan

So I got a 5/8" rod, pins and washers: it works...

So I got a 5/8" rod, pins and washers: it works quite well!
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Views: 958
Posted By alesan

Hey PJmax where can I find something like that?...

Hey PJmax where can I find something like that? I've spent hours on the web but I haven't found this particular model......
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By alesan

Hi. I specifically asked for a natural gas...

Hi. I specifically asked for a natural gas burning torch. I already own one of those small butane torches and it's not enough for my application.
In this case, I would only connect it when I need...
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By alesan

Natural gas burning torch?

Hi, I substituted an old gas stove with an induction cooktop. Anyway, I would like to have a torch available for some preparations where I require intense heat. Is there a torch that instead of using...
11-12-13, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By alesan

If I use shoulder bolts I will need about 7 1/4...

If I use shoulder bolts I will need about 7 1/4 inches to go through wheel and post plus some more for the bolts. Who knows if I will ever find something similar!
11-12-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By alesan

yes that looks great, but I would need to find...

yes that looks great, but I would need to find one that is long enough... I will measure what I need.
11-12-13, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By alesan

It's an offset wheel! No problem there thanks for...

It's an offset wheel! No problem there thanks for the advice!
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