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Repurposed parts

nicholas bonham-carter
nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,576
edited May 2020 in THE MAIN WALL

Found this old 10 inch diameter copper
float from a condensate receiver in the scrap bin, and put it in the flower bed.
Obviously someone had acidic condensate!—NBC
Tinman

Comments

  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,233
    Hi @nicholas bonham-carter ,The float is fun, but what IS that multi-bladed windmill thingie? That looks like a story waiting to be told! It looks like it could have been built by a mid-western farmer who teamed up with Alexander Calder. :p

    Yours, Larry
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,723
    Wiper blades?
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  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,576
    I have always been interested in kinetic art, and that structure is like a Calder mobile, but operating in the vertical plane.
    I’ll try to post a video of it in motion sometime.—NBC
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
    I love repurposing things. I look at everything I’m about to throw away for it’s potential as something it wasn’t intended for. I upgraded my office furniture recently and my old desk hutch had this cool glass door. I saw it as a picture frame and used it for my dad who died recently. I walk by it every day and say “Hey Pops”. 😊
    Steve Minnich
    GroundUpratioGrallert
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes Member Posts: 3,937
    edited May 2020
    NBC: Beautiful backyard! Is that a dogwood flowering in the back?

    These are parts of heat exchanger we took out of a boiler a few years ago. They go all the way around the fence.



    And this is an old flue we took out of my house when I converted to radiant. It's waiting for me to be inspired.



    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 21,854
    Some garden art, the rocket is built around a rain barrel with aluminum from old solar thermal collectors,
    4 port tekmar man with B&G 100 for feet,
    expansion tank Strawberry Garcia VW
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    SuperTech
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,233

    Here's some repurposed flashing on a lightening rod. I asked myself, If Dr. Seuss were to draw a hummingbird, what would it look like? This hummer is six feel long. Wonder who's faster, my hummer or Bob's rocket??? :D

    Yours, Larry
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 21,854
    Ahhhh, the house on hummingbird hill. Looks like you flame painted it also.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    kevintheplumber
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,233
    edited May 2020
    Hi @hot_rod , Actually, that was just the color created by silver soldering. I'm not that much of an artist. The hummer does have a glass eye, which is fun when the light is right. B)

    Yours, Larry

    ps, What I'd really like to see is a video of @nicholas bonham-carter s windmill thingie in action :p
  • Alan Welch
    Alan Welch Member Posts: 264
    A couple of flower pots.
    Alan (California Radiant) ForbesCanuckerLarry Weingarten
  • Hvac_artisan
    Hvac_artisan Member Posts: 21
    @Larry Weingarten that hummingbird is awesome!! @Alan (California Radiant) Forbes i would use the flue pipes for raised flower pots in a garden bed.
    Larry Weingarten