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by JR.
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 986
Views: 359248

Re: Entropy

I've lost track where I was talking about this but I thought I was gaining a handle on the laundry lint generation issue. My last experiment that was supposed to generate even less lint (dryer set for highest temp) actually generated a normal amount of lint...

So I don't know (again). :lol:

JR
by JR.
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: how green is my shack?
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: how green is my shack?

Interesting for a hot place I know in Australia. What is the heat sink of the heat pump ? An outside air exchanger I presume. Yes... outdoor air. Can a heat pump give an efficient air conditioning using water from a nearby creek ? At the cost of pumping water, though. That is called ground based he...
by JR.
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 986
Views: 359248

Re: Entropy

My very old ones that I hacked with my own discrete transistor switching circuit didn't have the built in features, the current lamps look like that schemo, I think. Almost zero glue components inside besides the inductor. I tweaked the inductor value for less current to lamp, and stacked two solar ...
by JR.
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: how green is my shack?
Replies: 2
Views: 50

how green is my shack?

I have long pursued energy efficiency for the old fashioned reasons (I'm cheap). Often suffering through cold in winter and hot in summer from limited spending on comfort. That was then.... over the last year I have made two major upgrades... last summer I put a new light colored tin roof on my hous...
by JR.
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 986
Views: 359248

Re: Entropy

two out of three ain't bad... I was able to locate and get hands on my old fuel filter, but surprise surprise, it doesn't use the spring clamp fittings I bought the new tool for after watching more than one youtube video (liars)... There was one of that quick release style spring clamp in the area o...
by JR.
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 986
Views: 359248

Re: Entropy... RTFM

My replacement DR trimmer drive belt, and new string/rope for my branch trimmer arrived today, so I knocked a few repairs off my list. The DR power trimmer drive belt was the easiest... I finally decided to read the (fine) OM to see the belt change procedure and learned that the DR has a belt tensio...
by JR.
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: GroupDIY approval
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: GroupDIY approval

lsburden wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:47 am
I have been poking around for a couple days.
Lots of stuff to sink my teeth into.

Thanks again JR!

Lucas
Just disregard that blowhard moderator JR, many do.... :lol:

JR
by JR.
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 986
Views: 359248

Re: Entropy

I love the fact that it is dual purpose device for nuts OR shell casings :) There are different versions for different sized nuts... The one for policing up brass has smaller gaps between the wires on the wire basket.. I just put a metric nut on the stud to firm up to the handle. We'll see how long...
by JR.
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 986
Views: 359248

Re: Entropy

Entropy updates... I found and ordered a nut wizard handle (wood).While the price was right, and handle will not bend, the female thread in the screw-on handle is different from the threaded stud attachment point to the nut bail... :oops: It appears the original nut wizard was good old made in usa w...
by JR.
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: home improvement turns into science fair projects?
Replies: 33
Views: 1102

Re: home improvement turns into science fair projects?

This is day two after swapping in new batteries to both franken solar lamps.

This morning at 5:45AM both were burning brightly.

Next test will be shorter days and longer nights.

JR