A saturable reactor is an arcane piece of electrical kit that modulates a large AC current with a small DC input. This unit was removed from a Bridgeport Series II CNC milling machine where it was used to regulate the power supply to the stepper motor drivers that moved
I cover some of the recent mods to the #ratwelder and build a bench for preparing molds for metal casting.
I cut down an old Trolla 107A cast iron stove from the 1970’s to make a tiny house sized wood burning stove for my school bus RV conversion project. The cut down stove incorporates a fire grate and a labyrinthine damper to extend burn time.
TIL: you can totally use a Ford regulator on a Toyota alternator, it bolts right on!
One of the things I discovered converting an old school bus into an RV are these: self-drilling sheet metal screws. They are a game changer.
A pipe broke at work, that green foam is not good. It’s what happens when water, copper, and electricity mix. Children, do not put your PCs directly on the floor.
TIL: Apple geniuses have no magic. If you can google it and follow instructions you can do everything they can.
Gutted to the studs! Gonna block off some windows and insulate to at least an R12.
“It will just take a hour, I’ll do it after work and then I won’t have to use up part of my weekend” #thelieswetellourselves