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    Spray paint hangers and make do spray booth

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    While on one of my skip diving escapades a couple of years ago I found a load of what I can only describe as sprung loaded hangers. Straightaway I knew what I could use them for, a spray painting aid. So, hooked about 20 – 30 of them out of the skip. The spring mechanism is very strong and works a treat. I have never seen this type of hanger before but they are great for painting items, as an additional hand and hanging the painted item to dry. The second photo also shows my cardboard box spray booth.

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    Spray paint hangers and make do spray booth-img_1382.jpg Cardboard box used as make do spray booth and the hangers in use

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    Thanks thehomeengineer! We've added your Small Part Paint Booth to our Painting category,
    as well as to your builder page: thehomeengineer's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Looks like something that a clothing store might use. Looks like a great idea!

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    I was ruminating on your dumpster diving talents and the recent Bear steals dumpster GIF, when I wondered if perhaps it was feasible to build and deploy some sort of dumpster monitoring system.

    Essentially: trigger a few minutes of video recording when a sensor indicated that the dumpster lid was being opened. Pushing the video to the net would be wonderful, but not necessary. You could regularly make your rounds, perhaps swapping out old memory cards for new on each dumpster, or connecting a small mobile device to pull the new video data from each unit. You could look at the video recordings and decide which dumpsters to dive, and even determine dumping patterns (for example, perhaps a local metalworking company dumps at 10AM every Wednesday, but a local burrito shop dumps at 12PM every day, so you want to dive that unit at 10:30AM on Wednesday).

    There are some legalities involved, but you may be able to overcome them with creative but legal sensor/camera mounting strategies. The sensing and monitoring equipment is cheap enough these days that you could build this largely with discarded or very inexpensive equipment.

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    The problem is Jon I don't have a routine but might be worth considering to see who else is stalking my bins so I can get the boys to warn them off lol


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