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Computer build – Rosewill ATX Tyrfing Computer tower Case

24 Jul 17
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Hello Friends Handyman here.

I am writing this article to let you all  know about my new adventure my son and I  are embarking upon.   We are in the process of building our first computer and it is really an adventure for us,  as we both do not know anything about computer building projects ( well we know the small basics – very little).  We know that many of you might have built your computer by yourself and may be able to give some specifics on this project. We are planning to do our computer building project fully online so that you can easily follow up on our project.

You can watch us plan the project. We are well aware that while building our computer we may fail time and time  again but we are determined to succeed in our project. In our Budget computer build project we never plan to quit and will never accept  failure as a final result. So, we welcome all of you guys to come and watch us as we proceed in our computer build, and make fun of us ( its all good )  on our screw ups,  learn how to build a computer from scratch from our mistakes , so you dont make the same or just provide the tips that will help us reach our goal in an easy way.

***Here is the link for the computer tower I purchased and used in this article and if you have options for other computer tower through the same link.***

Now, it is  time to get to work and we have just got our project rolling. Our computer has started taking  shape and we have chosen the Rosewill Tyrfing ATX computer tower case as our starting point and are working on it right now. The decision to go with Rosewill ATX Tyrfing Computer tower case is a hard one for us but we are convinced that it is the best way to start our Budget computer build project as it is

  • one of the best fitting size for our new computer
  • priced around  $50.00 making it affordable for us
  • designed with two fans that come pre-installed and these fans are very quiet in operation
  • comes with advanced cooling system with targeted cooling of PSU and CPU
  • can be used for installing additional fans of up to 5
  • the computer case that has received many good reviews from the users as seen on YouTube and other websites
  • very airy and has all the provisions for giving the best ventilation to the components inside
  • having large space inside the Rosewill Tyrfing so that you can easily fit a CPU water cooler
  • is providing space for three internal hard drives
  • is designed with Convenient Top-Mounted I/O Panel
  • It supports 2 x USB 3.0 port and 2 x USB 2.0 port for easy and faster data handling

The Rosewill Tyrfing Computer case is the perfect fit for our Budget computer build as it looks very sleek and stylish in design. This brings in an extraordinary design to the PC cases and due to this it has become a popular choice for all those who want to build and enjoy their computer. Though this computer case is made for computer gaming it is more suited for music production and music related functions as you have enough space for your extra hardware that you need for producing, editing and managing big audio files.

Yet another important aspect of the Rosewill Tyrfing computer case is that it can be used for building a computer that is more suited for doing video related works. With ample space for extra hard disks and provision of extra ventilation for your computer components this case provides everything a video buff needs to build his computer.

By going for this computer case you can easily achieve your aim of building an extra powerful computer that can handle all your video production, editing and playing and recording functions with ease and perfection. The Rosewill Tyrfing computer case is  giving us enough flexilbity and provisions for the building and managing your computer and make it completely future proof with ample space for additional components and  future upgrades.

So, guys come and see what we are doing with the Rosewill Tyrfing and how our future computer is taking shape and we welcome all your tricks and tips for our ongoing budget computer build

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How Hammers Are Made

21 Dec 16
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This video shows you the process from start to finish on how hammers are made.
I find this video very interesting and I think you will to. If you like
what you see please like and share this post. Thank you very much
and enjoy


Black Mold In Houses – What We Did To Get Rid of It

28 Aug 15
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I recently had a project that consisted of black mold. I mean it was infested, What we did was rip out all the carpets and drywall, all the way down to the studs. Most of the lower floors and joist  were rotted. We used screw jacks to support the load bear beams and walls. We removed anything that was completely rotted of infested. We removed all the electrical wire, Yes it seeped its way  inside the insulation of the wire, plus if your doing a project do it right. Now we are down to the cleaning phase, can you guess what we used, Bleach? NO!  Bleach only kills the upper layer of the mold and doesn’t penetrate the porous surface of the wood. Granted . we tried it at first, and we tried vinegar  . But the best thing we used was Borax. Borax is applied in a water mix and you use a scrub brush to apply. The best thing about borax is that it is a mineral that kills mold and seeps its way in the porous surface and does not have to be wiped off. Granted if its filthy, I would wipe it and re-scrub it. You let it dry completely before putting new building material on. Now when it drys, the borax minerals stay in and on the the wood preventing the mold from returning. Plus Borax is easier on the lungs then bleach. There is more information on this in the links below. Also note when we worked with black mold we used all safety precautions , suits, and respirators .

http://blackmold.awardspace.com

http://www.cdc.gov

Sign Frame and Sign Stand for outdoor signs – i.e. Real Estate Signs

04 Aug 15
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I am making this post so if any one ever has to make a stand alone sign that they have an idea of how to build one for under $100.00, this particular sign that I made cost exactly $42.88. I am not going into great detail about the sign, I am just putting it out there so you or someone else can have a good idea on how to build one. I hope this helps you out. It is a real estate sign for a customer of mine but i edited the photo to show my logo.

924 market sign edited for internet

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PEX – What is it and why is it used

15 Jul 15
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PEX Tubing

What is PEX?
The full name for this product is cross-linked polyethylene, but it is more commonly known as PEX. This type of tubing is ideal for use in plumbing, including domestic water, and is also often used as insulation for high voltage electrical cables. It can even be utilized in the transportation of sewage and natural gas. This tubing is more flexible than the traditional copper pipes and is more resistant to chlorine.
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History of PEX
Remarkably, the very first preparation of PEX material occurred back in the 1930s. At that time, an electron beam irradiated the tube, which was a huge advancement in technology back then. It wasn’t until the 1960s that the cross-linking was developed, by mixing peroxide with the HDPE before extrusion.

In the early half of the 20th century, almost all plumbing pipes were made of galvanized steel, which led to widespread rusting problems. Therefore, in the late 1960s, these pipes were replaced by copper tubing. PEX tubing was first used in hydronic radiant systems from the 1960s onwards, due to its ability to be used in heated water systems, including radiators.
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It wasn’t until the 2000s that PEX became widely used in both indoor and outdoor plumbing settings. PEX was used to replace the old copper pipes as well as the more modern PVC pipes, and is exceptionally useful for high-pressurized water purposes.

What Are The Benefits of Using PEX?
The most popular benefit of using PEX is its flexibility. Instead of rigid pipes such as those made from copper and PVC, PEX can be used to bend around corners without needing constant rejoining. In some cases an elbow joint may be required, depending on the bend needed.

The ability of PEX to run directly from a distribution point to an outlet fixture without needed splicing or cutting is a great advantage. This results in a decreased need for joints, thereby lowering the costs involved in setting up your plumbing. Also, water pressure is not affected because of the flexibility of the PEX, meaning there are less sharp turns for the water to travel.

PEX is more cost-effective than the alternative plumbing pipes. Copper has soared in price in recent times, and the cost of using PEX is around 25% cheaper than other tubes or pipes. Another advantage is that is cannot rust, so it doesn’t need to be replaced, and it also is resistant to developing tiny holes and leaks.

Perhaps the most important advantage of using PEX for plumbers is that it is much easier to install than other types of pipes and tubes. There is no need to have to solder metal pipes together, and no glue required as there is for PVC pipes. All you really need is a special crimping tool and PEX connections. By removing the need for the use of soldering, there is also no risk of fire breaking out during installation. Its no wonder so many more plumbers are now opting to use PEX, seeing as it is less labor intensive and a much safer product to use.

Does PEX Tubing Last?
In short, yes. The life of PEX is much better than the original copper or PVC piping, with an average lifespan of around 50 years. The warrantable age range is 25 years however, but this is more to do with protecting the manufacturer than the longevity of the product. If you live in an area where you often suffer freezing temperatures, PEX tubing is a much better alternative, as it takes a lot longer for the tubing to freeze than it does with other products. This doesn’t mean that they won’t burst – every type of tube or pipe will eventually, it just means it takes a lot longer to get to the bursting point. If you are in a reasonably new dwelling, it is still recommended that you drain the pipes during cold seasons.

Are There Any Drawbacks?
As with any other manufactured product on the market, there is always going to be a drawback. The important thing to consider is whether the drawback outweighs the advantages when choosing what type of tubing or piping to use. An important problem to consider is exposure to sunlight. It is not recommended that you use PEX in an area where there is sun exposure as it can degrade the tubing. In some parts of the country certain insects can perforate PEX tubing, but this is not a common problem.

The fittings required to connect the PEX can be a little more expensive than those used for copper pipes. However, as there are fewer connections needed due to the flexibility of the PEX, and no soldering required, the connection cost is generally offset so there is no real added expense. Also, when you are having PEX installed, the labor costs will be much lower as they are a less labor-intensive product to install.

With radiant heating systems that contain ferrous radiators, there is some risk of rust developing over a period of time. To prevent this from occurring, a particular type of PEX that has an oxygen barrier coating is the preferred product to use. Nowadays this is standard practice when installing PEX tubing that connects to heating systems with metal parts.

The use of PEX was blocked for about a decade due to health risk concerns. Some were concerned about the leakage of chemicals into the water either from the pipe materials, or from outside of the pipes. After a lot of investigations and legal debates, it was found that there was no risk to the health of people whatsoever from the installation of PEX.

Conclusion
To summarize, PEX tubing or piping is an easy to install, cost effective method of plumbing both for domestic and commercial purposes. The benefits that have been found with using PEX far outweigh the possible drawbacks that may or may not occur. Plumbers find it extremely easy to use, and much simpler to install due to the flexibility and need for less tube connections.

Wago Connectors – A Great Replacement For Wire Nuts

31 Mar 15
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They take up less space than the “twisties” and you know each wire is well connected. Not to mention they are much faster to connect. Highly recommend them

PEX Tube – How To Cut Correctly

25 Mar 15
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In this very short quick to the point video, I show you how to properly cut Plumber PEX Tube. If you found this video helpful please Like and share. Thanks for watching.

This is the link to buy the exact tool
that I used in this video.

Q&A on Youtube. Is there Helicoil sets for 7/16 bolt diameter- Yes

20 Feb 15
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Yes but you need to know what the thread pitch is. Here is a link to two different common thread pitches. I hope this helps.

Here is a video on how to find the bolt size and thread pitch and below is a video on how to use a helicoil set / fix stripped threads. Also are provided safe and trusted Amazon links.

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Various Helicoil Sets and Kits


I would have hard time leaving that place, especially if you put one of those remotes in my hand.

09 Feb 15
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