We have had such extreme weather in San
Antonio for the last two weeks. One day it’s sunny and 70 degrees
and the next day it’s rainy and 30 degrees. It’s that kind of
weather that calls for
The Big Heat and the Thermo Cube
so that you are not caught off guard with the temperatures. I have
one customer from LaVernia that just ordered 4
because he uses them in his well houses, green houses, heaters for
outside animals, and block heaters for his tractors.
are electrical plugs that will turn on and off with the temperature
change. If the weather drops to 35, the
Thermo Cube turns on
what you have plugged into it (like a Big Heat) and then when the day
warms up to 45, it will turn off. But you don’t have to be a
rancher to benefit from the Thermo Cube. Not everyone has a green
house but we all have plants that we nursed through summer and want
to keep. Having a light plugged into a Thermo Cube would heat up the
plants and keep them warm enough to weather the 30 degrees and then
shut off then it gets warmer. The same thing applies for your
animals that you bring in the garage at night. Plug a Big Heat into
a Thermo Cube and if the temperature drops the heater will kick on
and keep Rover toasty. Right now I am sitting and writing at my
desk with a
Big Heat at my feet. My desk is at the back of
the store and when the warehouse doors are open it’s the Antarctic
around my desk.
The Big Heat is such a good personal heater
and with the weather being as up and down as it is so it makes sense
to use a personal heater instead of heating up the whole store or the
entire house. If you have a certain cold spot in your home,
is the answer to keeping warm.
Now to the email…….
Question: I have a question about
rust. Do I have to sand off the rust before I use the
Answer: You only want to knock off the
flakey rust that is on the metal because you will want a smooth
surface to paint on later. So sand, or use a wire brush, dust off
with a tack cloth and then spray on the
Rust Cure then wait a
hour and wipe off the oily residue. After 5 days it will turn gun
metal grey and will never rust in the area again.
Question: I have roots growing in my
sewer lines. I had them cleaned out but I can tell that they are
growing back because my drains are slowing down. Is there a product
that is safe that I can use in my system to take care of roots?
Answer: Any product that is 99% Copper
Sulfate will do the job. The product that we carry is called
To use, put ½ pound in the toilet at night and flush,
leave that toilet alone that night. Repeat the same process the next
night using the rest of the 1lb container. You can use it every 6
Question: I bought this little metal
cabinet that I want to paint to look like wood. What paint is that
and how do I apply it?
Answer: What you want it a gel stain.
Gel Stains come in all different colors and you can make your metal
cabinet any color that you want.
Zar Gel Stain is a good stain
to use. I would suggest a darker color because it will cover up any
stain that is on your cabinet. Sand the cabinet lightly first, wipe
off with a tack cloth and then apply the Gel Stain. Use a throw away
foam brush to apply to the cabinet and a soft rag to blend in the
stain. Let dry and apply a second coat. People do this all the time
to metal garage doors. Then you can apply a good varnish, a couple
of coats and of course sand between coats. Good project!
Question: Whenever I travel I never
have enough space for my phone charger to charge at night. Is there
anything that you know of that I can plug into existing outlets that
would give me a extra place to charge my phone?
Answer: There is! It’s called a
Plug less USB Charger by Wood. It will take any occupied
outlet and turn it into a charging station.