Saturday, June 26, 2010

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The Paint Can Shaker – Workshop Improvement 06 26 2010

Have you ever had a can of paint that needed shaking and a snow-blower that still had winter gas in it? Here is the solution. I tied the can of paint to the snow-blower with some military surplus strap and ran the snow-blower for about ten minutes. Don’t do this with aerosol cans of paint because they will explode causing blindness and personal injury and sometimes they do not go off right away but more like they have a hand grenade fuse in them.

A length of 1” PVC pipe was used under the front to prop it up at an odd angle to make it more rickety and shaky.

God Bless Those Who Think

Thomas Paul Murphy

Copyright 2010 Thomas Paul Murphy

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Electric Device Transformer Labeling and Safety





06 09 2010



Electric Device Transformer Labeling and Safety



Whether it is a charging station for a cell phone or a power tool, always take a permanent gray magic marker and label the transformer as to what phone or tool is goes with. Do this when you first buy it. Also if there is space write how long it takes to charge on it also.





This saves time and waste in the future with regards to finding the transformer as they all look alike and the fact that the transformer is a form of hazardous waste. Plus the fact that if you hook up the wrong transformer to an electric device unknowingly you could start a fire if at the very least you do not ruin the device. I do not use sticky labels because there could be an issue with heat dissipation.

Here is a link to my store for the Sharpie Silver Metallic magic marker pictured above that works so well for this:



http://astore.amazon.com/homeimpro01d-20/detail/B00009L1WE

God Bless Those Who Think



Thomas Paul Murphy





Copyright 2010 Thomas Paul Murphy