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Rockhopper

Member Since 16 Dec 2012
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In Topic: Identify My Clay

13 March 2017 - 04:54 PM

Color looks a lot like "terra-cotta" flower pots - but that doesn't mean the clay is anywhere close to the same.

 

My guess would be a pit-fired earthen ware - but I've never worked with either pit-firing or earthen-ware, so just a guess.

 

It would probably help if you could tell us where "in the area" is. (Don't have to give an address - but if it really is locally dug, knowing what county & state would definitely help narrow it down.


In Topic: Ok To Wash Clay Clothes In Washing Machine?

02 March 2017 - 08:57 PM

Are you saying he doesn't think you should have the double sink draining into a single 2" drain ?

 

It is pretty standard for the two sides of a double sink to join together into a single drain, using a 'T' fitting under one of them.  (If you have a double sink in your kitchen, look under it - you'll most likely see something like this (It will look a little different if you have a disposer, but is functionally the same.):

 

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A double laundry sink would usually be configured the same.  Installing a clay trap on one side, before it feeds into the "T" would be no different than having a disposer on one side of your kitchen sink.

 

 


In Topic: Here Is How To Get Wax Resist Out Of A Brush

28 February 2017 - 05:17 PM

Makes sense.  I've used boiling water to get candle wax out of glass candle holders - but I would think the metal part of a brush would cause problems in a microwave.  I'm thinking boil the water first - then put the brush in it - would be a safer method.


In Topic: Ok To Wash Clay Clothes In Washing Machine?

27 February 2017 - 09:57 PM

.... mostly I just want to have my utility sink and the washing machine inside, and the only place to put them is next to each other over where the laundry fixtures were when they built the house. 

 

Do you have room for a double laundry sink ?  If so, you can probably configure the drains so that only one side goes through the clay trap (similar to a disposer under a double kitchen sink).  Then, you do all of your clay cleanup on one side - and everything else, including the washing machine, on the other side.

 

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In Topic: Hummingbird Feeder Spout Placement

13 February 2017 - 06:06 PM

Definitely do NOT want a 'vent'.  Regardless of what shape your feeder is, it needs to function as a bottle - with the only opening being the one that you put the tube/cork into.

 

The reason the tube works is that air cannot get into the container except through the tube.  If you have a vent hole, it will let air in, and the nectar will run out as fast as the air can come in.