Another Diy Project

Discussion in 'Home Improvement' started by Von Jones, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Marie Mallery

    Marie Mallery Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2021
    Messages:
    9,253
    Likes Received:
    8,114
    Maybe try spitting in your glasses smearing it around a little. It works good on diving goggles.
     
    #196
    Bobby Cole likes this.
  2. John Brunner

    John Brunner Senior Staff
    Staff Member Senior Staff Greeter Task Force Registered

    Joined:
    May 29, 2020
    Messages:
    22,107
    Likes Received:
    30,977
    I would be tempted to drill a couple of larger vent holes on the sides. It wouldn't affect performance.

    You know, I have no idea. I only wear them when on my tractor because of the stuff that gets kicked up. At some point I started to react badly to it...the garbage would get stuck in the back of my throat. And "N95" really seems to cover a broad range of specs. I wonder if there aren't N95 filtration standards for different particulates: N95 drywall dust, N95 fiberglass, N95 virus, etc.

    The main thing about these is they have a valve for when you exhale. I cannot imagine what you would use for block the odor of decaying flesh. My first thought is to use a stronger odor to cover it, if they sell scents that you put up your nostrils. But I imagine that smell gets in through your mouth as well.
     
    #197
  3. Bobby Cole

    Bobby Cole Supreme Member
    Task Force Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    12,942
    Likes Received:
    24,261
    Depending on what you’re doing…maybe.
    There are already 4 vents and they are each segmented into 7 sections feeding into a pocket on the inside. All four vents are directional and can’t be accessed from the side or the front by splashes or dust particles.

    Since I use a lot of lacquers and oil based stains and paints, my new nemesis since the operation are sprayed particles and the way the vents are built, it would be very hard for any of those particles to get to my eyes.

    One has to remember that they’re initially made for lab work but they’re extra sturdy and have the UL stamp on them.
     
    #198
    John Brunner likes this.
  4. Faye Fox

    Faye Fox Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2019
    Messages:
    6,086
    Likes Received:
    12,201
    It seems that Von's Do It Yourself thread has become Drifting Into Yonderville. :rolleyes:
     
    #199
    Beth Gallagher likes this.
  5. Bobby Cole

    Bobby Cole Supreme Member
    Task Force Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    12,942
    Likes Received:
    24,261
    Guilty as charged but in my defense, instead of putting my new find in the “sales” thread where it wouldn’t necessarily get the exposure it needed, I placed it here since with all DIY projects, one should have all the materials it takes to do the job safely and with the least expense.
     
    #200
  6. Faye Fox

    Faye Fox Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2019
    Messages:
    6,086
    Likes Received:
    12,201
    Fair enough but I felt the urge for sarcasm and couldn't help myself. :D
     
    #201
    Marie Mallery and Bobby Cole like this.
  7. Bobby Cole

    Bobby Cole Supreme Member
    Task Force Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    12,942
    Likes Received:
    24,261
    Like my urge to drink black coffee, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
     
    #202
    Faye Fox likes this.
  8. Mary Stetler

    Mary Stetler Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 30, 2021
    Messages:
    5,441
    Likes Received:
    10,125
    I walk into branches while working outside, especially when wearing a cap. Need goggles if not wearing my glasses. those cheap ones will work. Hate to lose hubby's safety glasses.
     
    #203
    Nancy Hart and Bobby Cole like this.
  9. Von Jones

    Von Jones Supreme Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2015
    Messages:
    6,448
    Likes Received:
    8,765
    Just an update on these two projects.

    I haven't repaired the ceiling yet. It's a two person job and my grandson was going to help but he has signed up for a couple sports after school and during the summer.

    I took off the flashing because it wasn't doing a good enough job keeping the rain at bay. I've since used some Great Stuff. There hasn't been any water coming through since.
     
    #204
  10. Matt Head

    Matt Head Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 18, 2023
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    13
    I like the term do it yourself when things are broken at home and I am trying to fix them myself. I loved to do technical work at home. One time I was fixing the electric board, but I failed to do so, and the electricity in the house went off. Then, unfortunately, I called an emergency electrician to fix the problem.
     
    #205
  11. Mary Stetler

    Mary Stetler Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 30, 2021
    Messages:
    5,441
    Likes Received:
    10,125
    Pssst...you can rent a drywall lifter. At Menards it is not that much.
     
    #206
    Bobby Cole and Von Jones like this.
  12. Matt Head

    Matt Head Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 18, 2023
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    13
    When I'm trying to fix something at home that is broken, I prefer the phrase "do it yourself." I like working on technological projects at home. Before I entered the bathroom, the wash basin tap abruptly burst, causing water to spill out all over the room. I'm concerned about it and attempting to remedy it, but I didn't succeed right away. I soon had the experienced plumber come out to fix it.
     
    #207
    John Brunner and Mary Stetler like this.
  13. Bobby Cole

    Bobby Cole Supreme Member
    Task Force Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    12,942
    Likes Received:
    24,261
    I have been thunkin’ on a project that will probably take me until spring to totally design and do unless I get a bad case of “I’ll do it tomorrow” in which case it’ll be spring of 2025 before completion.

    I’ve figured out that doing the wash takes about 15 gal of water and taking a shower takes well, anywhere between 10 and 30 gallons.
    I think if I rerouted the drains to go into a holding tank or a few cistern like tanks for watering the lawn and plants during dry times instead of using fresh water to do it, there’d be some fairly large savings in water usage.
    Added to that, gray water will probably keep the bugs to a minimum thereby solving two problems.

    The only problem I really foresee is that the utility company multiplies water usage by 2.2 and then bills that as sewage which is about the same price as it is per gallon of fresh water.

    Some things we can get away with whilst living in the city and some things we can’t. I’ll see how it plays out.
     
    #208
  14. Mary Stetler

    Mary Stetler Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 30, 2021
    Messages:
    5,441
    Likes Received:
    10,125
    It is a good plan even if it only conserves water. At the farm we have a well and I haven't got all the ideas I have working yet. I tried distilling water from the roof and it tasted like asphalt.:confused:
     
    #209
  15. John Brunner

    John Brunner Senior Staff
    Staff Member Senior Staff Greeter Task Force Registered

    Joined:
    May 29, 2020
    Messages:
    22,107
    Likes Received:
    30,977
    I wonder if the soap and detergents will present an issue when watering plants.

    I am on septic and have been thinking of installing a dry well for everything but the toilets. I looked at the Code here and the only thing regulated is the disposal of human waste. The folks near me used to let their grey water drain down the hill into a pool and carried water from the creek. I assume they had an outhouse.

    Doing this will relieve stress on my septic tank and give me a place to tie my water softener recharge output to. The investor who I bought this place from had the plumbing for a washing machine installed (and I have one), but it's not vented properly so I go to the laundromat. And I doubt that the washing machine water is good for the septic system, if for no other reason than sheer volume.

    What we both want to do will require a bit of plumbing. Do you have a basement or a crawl space?
     
    #210
    Bobby Cole likes this.

Share This Page