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Single large tanks They sell plastic water tanks in the $1000 range for 3000 gallons (11000 litre). Two such tanks were famously seen in Breaking Bad season 4, as the repository for both the magic “methylamine” they needed, and also for the (spoiler alert). Figure on 8 foot (2.4 metre) diameter x 10 feet (3 metre) tall. These tanks are absolutely enormous ...


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In large parts of the world this is routinely done with underground concrete cisterns. Odds are that's the common way because it works effectively and for the long run, though I'm sure plastic tank suppliers would prefer you buy a plastic tank. Given that a 3000 gallon (11000 litre) plastic tank is still going to require major equipment to install, the ...


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While this borders on being a "shopping recommendation" question, I think a "dry box" or "dry bag" is what you're looking for. These are often used by backpackers, rafters, kayakers, etc. to keep their items dry when out in the wilderness. Obviously, you'll need something larger than those folks will use because they usually don'...


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I can't say for every stapler, but this works for all the ones I've used; While in the Open position, pull the lever handle backwards. This will disengage it from the spring mechanism, and you can then lower the handle and use the storage loop to hold it in place. When you subsequently release the loop, the handle will engage itself on the spring.


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As people have mentioned, in other parts of the world, and on farms, rainwater is often collected in cisterns. And they are not always dug in pits, or underground. If you are collecting from a roof top, you can use containers along side the building, or in a separate silo like building. I've seen silo like cisterns used by residences in the Caribbean ...


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In France we can get soft water cisterns. I don’t know if they’re available in the US. They look like this: This one holds 2600 US gallons (2200 imperial gallons, 10000 litres).


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Ponds are a significant modification to a property. The water will percolate into surrounding soils, evaporate from the surface, and attract pests like mosquitoes to the stagnant water. If you were going to try to establish one, a simple plastic liner isn't all it takes. Perhaps if you have clay and silty soils you could just keep filling it with water until ...


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I can't confirm that this is the way is "should" be done, but... I've had a similar staple gun in my garage for about 28 years. I almost always put the lever catch on (lever down), and I still have to squeeze pretty darn hard to fire a staple and it still sinks them all the way on every fire (unless, of course, I'm not holding the stapler firmly ...


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Are you able to put down bricks or cobblestones? Or Pre-cast concrete pavers? Ideally you want a hard surface that won't be muddy in the rain, and will allow rainwater to drain off. It should therefore stand slightly higher than the nearest drain. Bicycles aren't heavy, but you still want a flat base layer of compacted sand to support the pavers/bricks, ...


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The only answer for removal of those angle 2x4s is no, it is not possible at all unless a major reinforcement of the ceiling and roof is done. The members that make up the roof are set so they work together as a whole, and to remove one part will severely weaken the whole truss that the piece was removed from. Remove one piece from more than one truss, you ...


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Storing the mag base "off" is equivalent to storing it "on" attached to a thick ferrous item - "off" is "magnetically attached to itself internally." Either is fine. This serves the same function as a "keeper" bar for a plain permanent magnet. A thin surface (sheet metal) is not as good, and "on" but not attached to anything risks weakening the magnet over ...


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This sounds like an issue from a physical damage standpoint While the NM cable only needs to be protected by guard strips if it's within 6' of a scuttle hole in your case, as per NEC 320.23(A) (referred to by NEC 334.23): (A) Cables Run Across the Top of Floor Joists. Where run across the top of floor joists, or within 2.1 m (7 ft) of the floor or ...


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Leave the lever up. In the lever up position the main spring is relaxed. As you press the lever down the spring is progressively tensioned until it is triggered to drive the staple. If the lever would be restrained then, then the main spring would not be under tension. But if you would restrain the lever before release is triggered, then the main spring ...


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You need a structural engineer. There is no way for us to judge the stability of your roof


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I would fill the top 2 first as a pair then the overflow from those fills the bottom pair, then excess can be dealt with. Of course one issue, if there is to be only one outlet is how to connect the top and bottom without a manual changeover. That can be done with a oneway valve so the top ones don’t drain into the bottom ones. Edit: to deal with air being ...


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Dig out a 20'x20'x15" (6m × 6m × 4dm) deep area and line it with a single plastic liner. That will give you 500 cu ft (14.4 m³). 3000 US gallons = 401 cu ft = 11.4 m³. You would have enough room for an extra 748 US gallons (2830 litre).


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PVC sheets may be a great option. You can use a thicker one that will hold it's shape better or a thin one that can be rolled up. Here is one of many suppliers just to give an example. Personally, I'm a frugal and more about problem solving than how it looks and would probably use cardboard. I'd either use a bigger box from home delivery items or hunt down ...


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You are doing a great job! With the system clean and open no bad bugs can grow. Second, with the system turned off, if there is a leak, there will be much less pressure on the lines. Last some might say that on a motor not regularly run, there will be no oil, so when it starts there will be massive metal on metal contact. Well not with hermetic compressors, ...


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No. I don't know if you've ever seen a faraday cage lightning demonstration, but lightning will flow around any hollow metal object, not through it. Look at it from the lightning's perspective - would I rather flow through metal, or this oil stuff? Additionally, specific concentrations of gasoline in the air in the tank are needed for an actual explosion - ...


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IF you can drain it of all water, that would be good. Since this is often difficult, or requires major disassembly to achieve with any confidence, non-toxic RV antifreeze is another option to prevent damage.


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Easiest way to protect them is to fasten a board to the floor/joists on either side. I would paint the boards a contrasting colour so they are highly visible. Slightly harder, but probably even safer would be to split 1.5" waste pipe in half lay it over the pipe, and secure it with pipe hanger tape (metal pipe with a hole per inch)on either side.


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zip-lok bags work well if you plan to re-ruse the brush for the same purpose in a few days (as an alternative to cleaning the brush) but if you used a two-part paint clean the brush because two-part paints can set in the absense of fresh air.


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They don't mean "Even when unplugged". They mean "When unplugged". Because refrigerators are wet inside, and refrigerator doors seal too well Try putting 1/2 cup of water inside a cabinet, then bagging the outside of the cabinet door with plastic. You'll get mold inside that too. The interior shell is not a hermetic seal. It's just some cosmetic ...


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I did this for my pantry, which also houses my home entertainment devices. Temps would like to 100's; with this fix, they only get to mid-80's. Hot air rises to the ceiling; you need to get that hot air out. I did this by using two small computer fans to pull air out of the pantry. I cut a hole in the drywall, then made a simple wooden box to fit in the ...


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So one thing professional toolmakers have a lot of is toolchests - storing delicate instruments safely takes space... Many look out for those custom old wood toolchests and even refurb them. Others buy them or make them, but those expensive small tools need looking after.


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What would be the electrical potential to draw the electrical discharge from the ground up to the drum? For all intents and purposes I would probably consider the drum insulated because of the wood so there would be nothing to draw the discharge to the drum. If the spike were to hit the building a large grounded surface may draw the discharge to the drum. I ...


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In the American Southwest, where the law often forbids watering of any kind due to drought, some people have large plastic cisterns capturing rainfall from the roof. I don't know how much they cost but they work well and hold lots of water. Someone mentioned them earlier and with a link. Aside from looking industrial and possibly clashing with your home ...


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We often design and build “safe rooms” in custom homes. Safe rooms have several requirements: 1) structurally secure, 2) fire protection, 3) temperature and humidity control, You are requesting information about fire protection only. However, it might be important to have a space that can protect you structurally in case of a severe wildfire AND keep ...


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Ok, so I've drawn an alternate configuration based on the solution originally proposed by @jsotola. I don't know if it's the optimal solution, but I think it fixes a potential problem with lack of vacuum when connection a pump to the outlet. I apologise if does not directly answer the question, but I think it solves the main underlying problem. Either way I ...


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It should be able to hold 40lbs. I was thinking about attaching a threaded rod to the wall and connect a platform to a linear actuator sliding on the rod. This way the rod will do the heavy lifting. What do you think? – chegov 2 hours ago Here is what I think: You mentioned stowing multiple items up there. If 40lbs is the max any one item would be ...


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