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Post  roddie on Fri May 27, 2016 2:03 pm

When your like me.. with a small workshop located in the basement/laundry-room.. with two litter-boxes serving three cats.. it's helpful to have some odor-control. Back in 2012, we bought an automatic "Lysol" unit that mounts to the wall.. and uses x2 AA batteries.. and a replaceable aerosol cartridge. It has four frequency settings; off, 9min. 18 min. and 36 min. I get approx. one year of battery life using the 18 min. setting.. and at that setting.. the cartridge lasts for 45-60 days. It's important to mount it higher than eye-level.. Laughing



The cartridges are available in several delightful scents.. depending upon your preference.. and mood.



What I like the most; other than this being a very reliable unit for the last four years.. is that it's use has provided me with a large supply of "caps" that serve as terrific engine-cowlings for 1/2A-size airplanes!!




I used one on my Rare Bear CEF Reed-Speed model.





If your modelling a 1/2A scale-model airplane that had a radial/rotary engine.. there's a good chance that there's enough height in the nose to make a mount for a cowling, using one of these caps. There's no "inner-fitting" that's found on some caps. These are hollow. I used a hole-saw to cut the holes for the crank-nose and engine cylinder.


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Post  KariFS on Fri May 27, 2016 2:18 pm

My favourite scents for a workshop air freshener would be:
- Single Malt
- Road dust with a hint of motor oil mist (you know, the way an old motorcycle smells after a ride)
- Motor oil mist with a touch of road dust
- Burnt castor oil
- Celluloid glue with dope

So far no luck finding them, I think Johnson should carry at least some of them Huh...

Oh yes, that Rare Bear is a beauty Cool
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Post  roddie on Fri May 27, 2016 2:33 pm

KariFS wrote:My favourite scents for a workshop air freshener would be:
- Single Malt
- Road dust with a hint of motor oil mist (you know, the way an old motorcycle smells after a ride)
- Motor oil mist with a touch of road dust
- Burnt castor oil
- Celluloid glue with dope

So far no luck finding them, I think Johnson should carry at least some of them Huh...

Oh yes, that Rare Bear is a beauty Cool

Ha ha.. You may be onto something here! "Biker-scents"!! Motor-Head scents"... "Vintage Cam2 racing-fuel scents" "Diesel-exhaust scents"... Laughing These are the things that get a guy's heart pumping! Infuse with "rose-petals"... and you have complete bliss!!!
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Post  roddie on Fri May 27, 2016 2:38 pm

For some reason.. I now have an urge to enjoy an ice-cold draught.. Beer Cheers and a toast to you Kari!
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Post  KariFS on Fri May 27, 2016 3:19 pm

And a toast to you too Roddie Beer Cheers

Although I am having some Chilean red wine drunken

(It is 11.19pm right now around here Smile )

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L.E.D. shoplight

Post  roddie on Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:45 pm

This seemed like a good thread to mention; I bought a new L.E.D. shop-light to replace the old fluorescent fixture above my main workbench. I'm really happy with the fixture. It cost $15.00.. produces 4100 Lumens, has a 5 yr. warr. and came with everything needed to hang it in my shop.



It's REALLY BRIGHT. For those of you who may not know; It's psychologically beneficial to have bright-lighting in areas where you go.. especially upon waking. These areas are usually the bathroom and the kitchen. I have found this to be true. Try experimenting with this. It's pretty easy. See if it makes a difference in your mood.. and how you seize the day.
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Post  getback on Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:47 am

Let there bee LIGHT!! Thats nice i know i like mine over the fun bench there t5 two bulbs light it up nicely. Enjoy the new lights Roddie ! St.Pats Beers
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Post  Marleysky on Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:18 am

I’m a LED convert!  Love’Em. Replaced all my 75w recessed ceiling fixtures with ”Daylight “ LED bulbs. I removed 4 of the single bulb 4ft T-12 fixtures and installed 4 of those twin tube LED shop light fixtures, above the recessed kitchen ceiling WoW! We only use two of them cause it’s so bright. Also, I like the fact they don’t buzz or humm like the old ballasted flxtures. Here’s a picture even with 20yo yellowed acrylic lenses:
Two are all we need

Wear your sun glasses indoors:
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Post  NEW222 on Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:07 am

Nice lights, that looks great. I am too converting everything over tl LED here as well. I stock up and change out every time our local hydro company gives rebates, which is fairly often. LIttle by little. The next big step is replacing all my T8's with LED.
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Post  Tee Bee on Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:44 pm

This forum never fails to educate and entertain!
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