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Instructions for Cutting Automotive LED Strip Lights

Automotive LED lamp are an inexpensive way to add a custom look to your vehicle. As LED light strips are powered by 12 volt DC, like that of your cigarette lighter, there is little work to making them ready for use on your car. LED light strips carry many functions from being displayed on the vehicle’s exterior, to the brake lights, to nearly anything you can imagine under the sun. You can learn to cut your LED light strip to fit the needs of customizing your vehicle.
Lay your LED tube out on a work station or table. Examine the light strip to know where the power wire is located inside the plastic sleeve.
Mark your LED’s into groups of three, as the major of LED manufacturers wire LED Tube groupings in sets of three. Be sure to double check with your manufacturer for consistency with the norm.
Measure your strip to fit the space you intend to use it. Allow for slightly extra or left over strip, as opposed to not having enough.
Count out each grouping, using your Sharpie to make a small mark to indicate each break.
Use your cutting pliers to cut the strip to the desired length at the appropriate guiding marks.
Discard the shorter lengths.


Post by tracy22511 at 05:10 Apr 01 2012 | | Comments(0)

How to Cut LED Strips?

Flexible LED flexible strip are handy to have around for decoration, or if you just need to light those hard-to-reach areas of your home. The flexible strips can also be cut down into varying lengths and sizes in the case that they are longer than you need. It is a fairly simple thing to cut an LED strip down to size, requiring only a pair of scissors and good eyesight.
Examine the LED light bulbs. You will notice a recurring "Scissors" symbol placed at regular intervals along the strip. These symbols denote where it is safe to cut the strips.
Choose where you wish to cut the led strip. You can only make the cut -- safely, at any rate -- where the strip is marked with a scissors emblem.
Cut through the LED strip with your scissors.
Post by tracy22511 at 05:04 Apr 01 2012 | | Comments(0)

How to Make a PVC Solar Hot Water Heater

Building a PVC pipe Solar Water Heater hot water heater can reduce or eliminate the need to use "grid" power to solar water heater for the home. By using PVC pipe encased in a heat-building box, then installing this box in a location that receives ample sunlight, the water is heated and pumped into the home using thermal energy. Installing several of these heat boxes will provide an abundance of hot water, and can be built and installed by an average backyard engineer in about three hours.
Build the heater box. Using the plywood as a base, nail four 2x4 boards around the edge of the plywood to make a shallow box. Screws can be used for added stability.
Drill holes large enough for the PVC pipe to fit into, one on the top left edge, one on the lower right edge. They can be on either edge of their corner, but they must be placed on opposite corners.
Attach a layer of plastic thermal film to the plywood and up the edges of the 2x4’s, leaving spaces for the drilled holes.
Assemble the solar power system modules inside the box, in a radiator pattern. Run one pipe from the hole down the inside edge of the box. Then, using a pipe adapter and glue, take the pipe to a 90-degree angle. Add a small section of pipe, then another 90-degree pipe adapter, so that the pipe makes a "U" shape. Run a length of pipe to the opposite edge of the box and repeat the "U" shape so that the pipe runs the entire length of the box in a series of bends. This will maximize the exposure of water inside the box to the sunlight provided. The last section of pipe should meet the second drilled hole at the lower right of the box.
Paint all pipes and the inside of the box with low-gloss black paint. This can either be standard acrylic spray paint or brushed-on lacquer paint. The objective is to make the inside of the solar kit energy and all interior pipes a dark black color.
Cut and mount the plexiglass cover to the top of the box, sealing it. The pipe glue can be used, or small holes can be drilled into it and nails or screws can secure it.
Mount the box in a high-sunlight environment. Most homeowners opt to place it on the roof, as it is a flat, angled surface that gets a lot of direct light exposure. The box can be mounted to metal "L" shaped connectors, screwed into both the box and the mounting surface.
Attach the home’s hot water supply to the pipes in the box. The upper left pipe on the box is the input, and the lower right hole is the output. As the cold water is pumped into the box, sunlight will be absorbed into the black surfaces, heating the pipes. The water will exit the box and enter the house at a substantially higher temperature.
Post by tracy22511 at 04:58 Apr 01 2012 | | Comments(0)

How to Choose a Solar Powered Water Heater

All modern homes have a fully equipped solar panel water heater. You and your family need this large appliance to enjoy warm and hot water for everyday tasks like cooking, washing your hands, bathing, doing laundry and even washing the dog. However, in buying one you might feel bogged down by the wide variety of options. After doing some research, you may find that a solar-powered water heater is the right choice for your home.
Figure out how much hot water you and your family are likely to use in a day. To calculate this number, multiply the number of people in your household by 18. This will give you the number of gallons per day you’re likely to use.
Find out the difference between smaller batch solar module powered water heaters and larger collector models. Generally smaller households of one or two people use a batch solar water heater and a large collector solar collector goes into larger homes. The size of the collector can vary greatly.
Look for a solar powered water heater that can handle the amount of hot water that your household uses in a day. Each system will have a recommended or estimated amount of gallons per day that it can generate.
Factor in your climate. You may be able to choose a smaller capacity solar panels if you live in an area that gets lots of sun, such as Florida or Arizona. However, if you live in a cloudier area, such as Seattle or Northeastern Ohio, then you might actually need a larger system to get enough hot water.
Consult with several pv module powered water heater dealers before you choose one. Each dealer will estimate how large a system you need and offer you a price for the system and installation. You will need a reputable, experienced dealer to install this type of system, but should factor in size recommendations and price to your decision as well.
Post by tracy22511 at 04:51 Apr 01 2012 | | Comments(0)

How to Perforate Sheet Metal?

Sheet metal is usually defined as metal that is formed into thin and flat pieces. Perforated metal refers to steel wire rope with multiple holes, such as the strainer covering your sink drain. Perforating metal is usually necessary to allow air, water and sound waves to flow through the metal sheet. Another reason for perforating metal sheets is to allow people to see through the sheet. Perforating metal sheets is not a complicated process, but is one that requires patience and a sharp drill bit. Wipe the top of the aircraft cable with a dry rag to remove dirt and oil. Draw with a pencil an outline of a geometrical figure such as a circle, square or triangle over the area that you wish to perforate. Draw equally spaced parallel lines vertically along the entire area within the geometrical figure. Add the diameter of the hole you wish to make to the distance between each hole to determine the distance between each parallel line. Draw equally spaced parallel lines horizontally along the entire area within the geometrical figure. Position the lines so that each line is perpendicular to the lines you made in Step 2. The horizontal lines and the vertical lines should intersect each other at 90-degrees to form a square. The resulting pattern inside the figure should look similar to the surface of graph paper used by high school students. Place the Welded Wire Mesh into a bench drill and aim the tip of the drill against a point where a vertical line intersects a horizontal line. Fasten the metal machine sheet onto the drill base with bar clamps and turn on the drill. Slowly but carefully drill the hole, and then repeat the same process on each hole that has to be drilled.
Post by tracy22511 at 04:32 Apr 01 2012 | | Comments(0)

DIY Perforated Metal Wall Panels?

A DIY perforated wire mesh fence adds just the right amount of eye appeal when you need to screen part of a room or spice up a lackluster wall. You can use a simple punch tool if you have time to spare, or use a plasma torch if you want faster results. Stick to the strictest definition of perforation -- a hole -- and use punched-tin techniques, or stencil an elaborate group of shapes that you cut with a torch. Sketch several original designs on butcher paper until you like the results. Center the design on the aluminum radiator and secure it at all four corners with painter’s tape. Place the punch tool on the design, at a point as close to the center as possible. Give the punch a light tap with a ball-peen hammer, hard enough to mark the sheet steel without punching through it. Move the punch to the next point on the design and repeat, until you have tapped all the points needed to create the design. Remove the tape and the butcher paper. Place the punch on the closest point to the center of the design. Give the punch a firm-enough tap to drive it all the way through the stainless steel wire mesh sheet. Slide each punched panel into a ready-made steel frame. Secure the framed perforated metal panels to the wall, using your choice of fasteners. Welded Panels Use a soapstone marker to sketch your chosen design on 18- to 20-gauge heating wire. Don wrap-around welder’s glasses with a minimum number 5 shade, a face shield, ear protection, a NIOSH-approved respirator, welding gloves and full leathers. Pull the trigger to ignite the plasma torch. Hold the torch head above the steel and follow the lines of your chosen design. Turn the panel over and run a right angle grinder with an 80-grit mop disk over the entire panel to remove any slag. Slide the perforated metal panel into a ready-made stainless steel wire rope frame.
Post by tracy22511 at 04:25 Apr 01 2012 | | Comments(0)

The advantages of Shower Room

1. To be divided into separate shower room. Our residential bathrooms and toilets mostly together, install the bath room is a more reasonable choice. This will create a relatively independent of the bath room to avoid each other to facilitate daily life.

2. To save space. Some family bathroom space is small, less than bath safety, and shower room is able to save a lot of space.

3. With the Shower Cabin , the use of showers when the water will not spill out the entire bathroom wooden flooring is wet.

4. In winter, use the shower room can also play a holding role. Water vapor together in a small space, heat dissipation Buzhi Yu quickly, people feel very warm. If a larger bathroom, and no shower, even if there is heating, also tend to feel cold.

5. Shower steam Shower Rooms shape rich, colorful and, in addition to the functions with the bath itself is a beautiful decorations.

Post by tracy22511 at 04:15 Apr 01 2012 | | Comments(0)

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