One of the top materials accessible the average DIY enthusiast is PVC Pipe or Tubing. PVC is great for many different DIY and household projects because of its strength, versatility, and low cost. Since there are many various fittings and different pipe diameters, PVC pipe can be used to construct anything you can think of. Examples of unique things built out of PVC are – Greenhouses and other small structures, go cart frames, and numerous types of instruments can be built with PVC.
PVC pipe is such a widely used DIY building material because it is inexpensive, sturdy, and very easy to work with. PVC is very strong and is not influenced by heat, moisture, or sunlight. Unlike wood, it will not expand and contract, and unlike steel and iron, it will not rust. PVC pipes are virtually indestructible and last for a long time without wearing down.
What makes PVC unique is that even though it is very strong, it is also easy to work with. PVC pipes are lightweight, come in many different sizes, and are easy to cut apart and join together. With many different sizes and fittings, it is possible to make any size and shape
Many an antique leather armchair, lambs wool cushion or mohair chaise longue has fell victim to Do-It-Yourself upholstery cleaning. In an ideal world, we wouldnt make such a mess of things, but its bound to happen. Think of the time you spilled Spaghetti Bolognese all over the carpet because you didnt want to miss X-Factor and there was no television in the dining room. A few simple home cleaning tips will go a long way to not ruining your furniture in the spirit of DIY upholstery cleaning.
As a rule, liquid spills, with the exception of red wine or coffee, are suitable for Do-It-Yourself cleaning. A household cleaning solution or upholstery shampoo will usually do the trick. Apply it as soon as possible after the spill, work it into the fabric, and use a damp rag to blot out the liquid. You can repeat this procedure as many times as is necessary to remove the stain and discolouration, changing your cloth as often as needs be in removing any dark patches.
Food spills, pet mess, chewing gum and the like represent more difficult tasks for the DIY cleaning enthusiast. These types of stains are easily mashed into the fabric of the upholstery,
DIY magnetic generators are one of the hottest topics when it comes to alternative energy sources. This is because many individuals want to cut back on energy costs and become more energy efficient.
Some people don’t want to commit to putting together a DIY magnetic generator because they believe it would be difficult to put together one themselves. However, a DIY magnetic generator is actually easier to put together than a solar panel system or wind turbine.
As long as you make sure you have the proper plans you should have no issue putting together your energy efficient generator. Although these generators are easy to put together, this isn’t the only reason why they’re so popular.
One of the biggest reasons many homeowners are attracted to DIY magnetic motors is because they can work in any weather condition. That’s right, you don’t need any sunlight or wind to begin producing energy for your home. This is a big advantage it has over other alternative energy producing devices.
Since no outside energy is necessary to power these generators, they power themselves multiplying the usable energy it produces for your household. Of course, you don’t need all this extra energy, which means
Composting Toilets are becoming more and more popular.
More of us are becoming aware of the insane amount of water we use every time we flush the Toilet. There is also the very important issue of waste. Everything we flush down the Toilet can be composted.
Many people are put off by the fact that human waste can and should be composted. There is no reason to be squeamish. Once broken down on a properly functioning Compost Heap there is nothing to be afraid of.
There will be no dangerous bacteria or anything else that can do you harm, if you put the contents of a compost toilet in your Compost pile and it breaks down properly.
Compost Toilet DIY is a very easy. There are loads of plans on the Web but personally I found it very easy to build my own. Be adventurous.
All you need is a sheet of ply, a bucket with a secure lid and a Toilet seat.
It is simply a matter of building a box around a suitably sized bucket. You then cut a hole in the top of the box, screw on the Toilet Seat and you have your very own Compost
What you will need:
1 Reclaimed Wood Shipping Pallet
1 Box of 2″ Flat-Head Nails
200 grit Sandpaper
Paint or Stain
Where to find the materials for this project:
All of the materials needed for this project, except the pallet, can be found at your local hardware or home improvement store. Finding a shipping pallet is not very difficult. Most stores receive these in excess with each shipment they receive. Call around to any local stores and simply ask if they have any shipping pallets that they need to get rid of. You will help them out by clearing some space and you get free materials for this DIY project.
Building your solid oak coffee table:
Locate which side of your pallet has the best appearance; this side will serve as your table top. During shipping, many of these pallets are branded with company logos or simply scrapped up. If you want to stain your pallet be mindful of unwanted logos or scratches.
Take the bottom side of your pallet, using the claw end of the hammer, remove all of the slats and cross beams leaving only the center slat intact for support.
Lay the pallet topside up.