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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Coffee Table Plans

Finding those perfect coffee table plans is easy if you know what to look for. First, use a search engine you are comfortable with using such as Google, Yahoo, or MSN. Once you have the search engine open, type in what you are looking for exactly like “coffee table plans” – exactly like that, with the quotes as well. You can also do “free coffee table plans” to find free coffee table plans for your home coffee table needs.

Of course, you will come up with a lot of “hits” for your search. Sifting through what you want or need is a little more complicated. First, you want to steer away from sites that are going to offer you free coffee table plans at a price. This is obviously a rouge and not free at all. Be on the lookout for such things and you will get what you want in no time at all.

Once you find some free coffee table plans, you should carefully examine those plans. Can you make all of those fancy cuts and such? Do you have the proper tools available for your coffee table? Do you have everything needed or can you get the needed materials? All of these questions should be examined before you decide to get busy with those free coffee table plans.

Whether you want a fancy coffee table of a basic coffee table, there are bound to be coffee table plans available if you look. Just find a couple you like and envision what that one will look like in your room. If you don’t think it will be a match, keep searching. Usually, you can find more than one free plans at any given website.

Sometimes, you will actually be able to create your own coffee table via an online program. Then, you will see a virtual image of the complete coffee table. Once you have the dream coffee table, you get a shopping list of exactly what is needed. I have really enjoyed the creation process more than I thought I would.

Obviously, not everyone is talented when it comes to creating masterpieces out of wood. It may be a good idea to hire a professional if you are not sure how to create a coffee table or if you have difficulty following coffee table plans. There are carpenters that will take the plan and create the coffee table for you. These can be hired for a good rate in most places.

About Basement Finishing

You will find that doing a basement is not really expensive as there are no outer walls to build. All you have to do is finish the inside and the best part is you can take your time building it as it is not a crucial part of your living quarters. You can do this work yourself and if you’re not sure of what you are doing you will find all kinds of advice as close as the internet.

Before you start you should have your plans in place as to what you’re going to do with your basement. This means considering the state of your basement and what type of living space you have in mind. You may find that you will have to move some things such as water heaters, furnace or oil storage tanks or maybe your design can fit around these things. This is also the time to check your basement walls for any leaks that you may have. This is very important for the future use of your basement. It would probably be a good idea to seal all of your walls before you start building finishing your basement just to be on the safe side. It could save you a lot of problems in the future. You don’t want to put all this work into your basement and find out you have a leak later.

Infrared Sauna DIY

Before I go into explanations I want to warn you about safety. Building a sauna yourself may involve doing some electrical wiring. Infrared heaters used in a sauna usually have high power requirements – as much as 1000 Watt. Please, do not try to build sauna yourself if you don’t know what you’re doing. Better ask or hire someone who has experience with electricity to do it for you. If you’ll set up a sauna in a bathroom keep in mind that as a wet place it has strict requirements for electrical wiring safety.

Infrared sauna with two infrared heaters

First way to set up a home sauna is described by Jim Clements in his article The Bathroom for FIR Sauna, in which he explains how to use two infrared heaters placed in a relatively small room (5×11 feet suggested). He uses two 500 Watt 9 Amp infrared heaters from THMI, saying that these heaters give similar experience as in an infrared sauna cabin. He gives no specific information about this heaters aside from wattage and don’t know if any other brand of heaters will suit for this sauna set-up. I think it is important that heaters should not have too high wattage (not above 600 Watt).

These two heaters should be placed on the either sides of the room (5-6 feet apart). As they are 9 Amp you should either use 20 Amp outlet or use extension cord from some other outlet in your house to split current between two 15 Amp outlets. Make sure that extension cord can safely handle power requirements of an infrared heater.

At pre-heating stage Jim recommends to turn heaters to a door or to a wall for heating to occur faster. Don’t place heaters too close to the walls or other objects due to the risk of inflammation. The heating time is usually greater than with infrared sauna cabin and can be from 30 minutes to an hour. When the room is heated you can use it as a common infrared sauna, just go and sweat there. You may want to place a towel under the door and not to use ventilation as it will let air flow to lower temperature in a room. You don’t necessarily have to use a bathroom for a sauna; you can use any suitable place or make a special enclosure.

As an addition for two heaters Jim uses a 250 Watt infrared lamp hanged on the room ceiling (in his description he suggests to attach it to a shower curtain rod. He says he uses a light bulb from Sylvania but I think other manufacturers will be fine. Try to get a lamp with not focused but radiant infrared light.

Infrared sauna with infrared lamps

Another way to build an infrared sauna at your home is proposed by Dr. Lawrence Wilson. On his page about sauna therapy he describes how to use three 250 Watt infrared light bulbs to build an infrared sauna. You will need three 250 Watt infrared bulbs (not clear heat, as he writes that they have wrong spectrum). He recommends using Philips, General Electric or Sli lamps. Also you will need three ceramic or plastic lamp sockets for the bulbs, fifteen feet of heavy lamp cord, medium duty male wall plug and a switch, or better, timer-switch which is capable to handle seven amps current.

Socket should be mounted on a 46′’ high by 15′’ wide (or 12′’ high by 24′’ wide if you want to mount it on a wall) board made from wood, plywood or veneer. They should form a triangle with the middle socket on the top of it. The top socket should be at chest level when sitting. Sockets should be wired in parallel. Connect socket wire to a switch. After attaching sockets to the board with screws you need to make a cover form hardware cloth to prevent bulbs from touching anything.

Be very careful when using this sauna, always secure a board to a wall to ensure that it will not fall. Do not allow children to play with or use it without your supervision.

Dr. Wilson also describes how to build an enclosure for your sauna with a set of pipes. They form a frame which can be covered by blankets or other fabric to create a small room which can be used for sauna sessions.

Comparison of two methods

The first method described, by Jim Clements, is much easier to implement than the second, by Dr. Lawrence Wilson. And what is more important it uses prefabricated equipment so no additional wiring is needed so the risk of harm or malfunction is low. Heaters are covered so they cannot be touched by design and all wiring is made at factory. The minus is that infrared heaters cost more than infrared heat lamps.

From the other side, Dr. Wilson’s sauna, if made well and accurate is no worse that the first one, but costs significantly less. To build it one should know how to do electrical wiring or have someone who will do it for them. This sauna’s safety depends on a skill of the person who made it and can be dangerous if done improperly.

Once again, I want to warn anyone who wants to build a sauna that you must do it only if you are sure that you’re doing. You should be familiar with electrical wiring and should have skill and knowledge to do it right. Authors of the original articles or me can not be responsible for the misuse of a sauna or any problem with poor construction. Remember – safety first.

Guide To Vacuum Cleaner Repair

The very first thing you need to consider in vacuum cleaner repair works is find the source of the problem. Always consider asking this three questions:-

1) What has causing it to malfunction?

2) How does it happen?

3) Is it easy to repair? (Very important. If it is not, send it to a real specialist)

Damage to the parts of vacuum is the one that always cause problems. You need to check the whether the belt of the vacuum cleaner is still functioning or not. How are you going to know whether it is still working? Make sure the belt does not snapped or got stuck around the brush that is located inside the vacuum cleaner. You will have to unscrew the small plate located on the brush in order to have a better look into this problem.

If you really want to repair the vacuums yourself, you have to clean up the vacuum agitator brush from any dirt, dust, debris or hair. In order to do this, cut the damage belt with a new belt and screw the plate back to its original position.

Some people prefer to use a bagged vacuum cleaner,. The only drawback is the bag need to be change regularly and swap it with a new one once it is full. The dirt will cloak the hose when the bag is fully overloaded if you forget to change the bag and you have to spend unnecessary cost to repair it where you can avoid this in the first place.

Sometimes, the vacuum cleaner does not have the suction power as before after you have used it frequently. You might think it is due to bag overloaded but after you have changed it, the suction power is still weak. To make things right, check inside the hose. There might be something slightly bigger than the hose that block the circulation of the vacuum cleaner. Use a small stick or broom that can fit inside the hose and push it out.

If you have notice, there are only 3 things that cause the malfunctioning of a vacuum cleaner:-

1) Damage belt

2) Agitator brush problem

3) Blockage of the host