Saturday, 28 March, 2020
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3388 [post_author] => 638 [post_date] => 2018-04-01 17:09:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-01 07:09:40 [post_content] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our three function COB headlamp!

1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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How To Build A Self Watering Vertical Garden

How To Build A Self Watering Vertical Garden

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Vertical gardens don’t just look good. They are good for the environment, as well. They help to reduce the carbon footprint of a building by filtering pollutants and carbon dioxide. Vertical gardens also benefit those who live nearby as the overall quality of the air is improved.

And gardening doesn’t get any ‘greener’ than this project! Here’s a DIY vertical vegetable garden that uses recycled PET bottles as planters. And it’s equipped with an automatic watering system, powered by solar panels and a home-made wind turbine!

The vegetable garden is made up of 72 large water bottles cut in half and installed upside down on a wooden shelf. This method enables you to plant large quantity of produce in a very limited space.

There are two water reservoirs. The first one collects rainwater. It’s situated on the side of the green wall, and is comprised of eight barrels each holding 200 litres of water. The second reservoir located under the wooden shelf collects excess water from the planters. These bottom reservoirs are made from repurposed street barriers!

The water is pumped from the reservoir into a PVC pipe with holes on top of the green wall. Water then drips to the planters and the excess goes back to the reservoir creating a complete cycle!

The water is circulated using 12v pumps which is powered by a turbine and two solar panels. The power is stored in a car battery. To maintain the right moisture the watering system is regulated by a timer.

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Materials:

  • 2” Pine Planks
  • 4×4 Pine Timbers
  • Large PET Bottles
  • 200-Liter Plastic Barrels
  • 100-Liter Plastic “New Jersey” Street Barriers
  • 12v Water Pumps
  • Hybrid Power System
  • 10w PV Panels
  • Vawt Turbine
  • 12v Car Battery
  • Timer – to regulate watering cycle
  • 4-cm PVC Pipe
  • Plastic Cap
  • Water Hose
  • Rubber Bands
  • Juta Net
  • Juta Cord
  • Screws

Tools:

  • Cordless Drill
  • Hand Saw
  • Tape Measure
  • Hole Saw

Steps:

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I obtained from my friend Ricky a hundred of 18l PET bottles round and square shaped, ideal for my project.

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The prototype of planter was a cut bottle filled with 1/3 of expanded clay and 2/3 of soil.

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To prevent the mixing of the clay, i decided to use felt bags sew from a mat bought on the internet.

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This solution create an air gap between the internal wall of the bottle and the soil, adding some aeration to the system. This bag are reusable and permit to remix the soil after harvest.

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