Sunday, 08 December, 2019
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
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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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Build a straw bale greenhouse!

Build a straw bale greenhouse!

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A greenhouse made from straw bales? It’s certainly interesting but many would be doubtful about this idea.

Straw Bale Greenhouse

Yes it’s affordable (even money-saving for some), environment friendly and provides good insulation. But is it strong enough?

The good news is a straw bale greenhouse is just like any other construction project – it could either be a disaster or the best greenhouse you’ll ever have. It all depends on how you build it and how intense the weather conditions can be in your area!

But there are large straw bale greenhouse constructions that prove this build is one great option you can consider. With enough research, proper design and quality build, a straw bale greenhouse should work just as good as the more common greenhouses that people DIY.

The example that you see above is a nice start, BUT it’s an unfinished project.

Here are a few general points to keep in mind when building a straw bale greenhouse:

Make sure to protect the straw bales from the weather by plastering them. Leaving them exposed will cause them to eventually rot, which you obviously do not want. There are many sources for a plaster recipe out there. You can also find one that includes cement to make your straw bale walls more water-resistant.

Do not forget to include operable windows in your greenhouse design. Having them will allow you to release excess moisture that builds up. This will help protect the straw bale walls in the long term.

Last but not the least, use polycarbonate greenhouse sheets if possible – for your ceiling and non-straw bale walls. Polycarbonate sheets are a strong, double-wall, lightweight material that provides great light transmission but filters out harmful rays at the same time. It’s a perfect complement to your relatively light straw bale walls as well as great for your plants!

Now as mentioned earlier, building a good straw bale greenhouse will depend on many factors – space, location, budget, available materials, weather… If you do not have much building experience, make sure to ask professionals or more knowledgeable friends for help in design and construction. :)

You’ll need these materials:

  • PVC
  • Timber
  • Clear Corrugated Roofing Panels
  • Straw Bale

And these tools:

  • Cordless Drill
  • Measuring Tape
  • Spirit Level
  • Shovel
  • Hammer
  • Table Saw

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You can get step-by-step instructions from Tracey Allen over at Simplify & Save

 

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