Dan Fish wrote:When I lived in Germany, new GIs were constantly plugging thier Playstations and Xboxes into 220v and soon after throwing them into the dumpster. My buddy and me pulled at least 10 out, and replaced the fuse inside and sold them for $100 each!
And that's how was able to afford so much beer, sarn't.
Steven Staley wrote:I really would not know where to start. I guess that I would say that I perso....
Phil Swindler wrote:I've saved hundreds of dollars picking up pallets and other wood from in and around dumpsters. I have a stool and some shelves built from that wood. I've given away several things made of that wood and made props for church plays.
My grandson and I are building him a treasure chest from scrounged wood. We are even using home made glue that is water proof. (I can explain that if anybody is interested.) The handles will be made of salvaged copper pipe.
I pick up nearly every microwave I find. I teach science and they have several bits and bobs that are good for use in science classes.
Michael Cox wrote:
John C Daley wrote:
As for HCL dilute it to about 10% HCl and water.
BECARFUL YOU NEED TO ADD ONE TO THE OTHER AND I CANNOT REMEMBER WHICH WAY IT IS.
You need to add the acid to the water, not the other way round.
Combining water with strong acid generates considerable heat. Adding a small amount of water to a strong acid can make the acid literally boil. Not good.
Adding acid slowly to a large volume of water means the heat dissipates quickly into the water and you avoid the potentially violent reaction.
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:No picture (not really worthy of one, I suppose), yet this seemed the best thread for putting this down.
A few minutes ago, I found Paul at his computer, in his office, with bits of sawdust in his beard. (He'd been using the chainsaw earlier.)
paul: I seem to be decorated with sawdust! It's like glitter, or sparkles, only--
me: --only more manly!
paul: next I'm gonna rub some bacon grease on me! [in a deep, ridiculous voice:] Hey, baby!!
Edited to add: there might have been a "hubba, hubba!" next, but I was walking away. (Hahaha!)