Wednesday, October 31, 2012

One of the first of its kind, the metal
drum heater initially was manufactured
in the middle to late 1940s and was
named the RH-1 (round drum heater). It has
evolved over the past 60-plus years to the
heaters now referred to as models 8TRX55L115,
Infinite (Variable) Control 55 Gallon Steel Drum Heaters,120v
Infinite (Variable) Control 55 Gallon Steel Drum Heaters,120v

 When first designed, the metal drum
heater was a simple, round band heater
5 inches wide and 22-1/2 inches in diameter.
The control, a three-heat switch, was
mounted in an outlet box in the center of the
band’s diameter. The unit was sold with an
attached ground plug. This heater was one
of the few available for heating material to
make it more fluid and workable.

 Since then, the construction has
changed as different materials became
available. This required added controls.
The controls now used are versatile enough
to use on most nonflammable and nonvolatile

 The model 8TRX55L115 drum heater is
manufactured in two different standard
voltages: 120 volts, rated at 1,920 watts,
and 240 volts, rated at 3,000 watts. The
controls on both heaters are available in
either a high- or low-range thermostat with
a three-heat switch that allows the user
to reduce the wattage input. The 240-volt
3,000-watt heater can be varied from 3,000
to 1,500 and then to 750 watts, and the 120-
volt, 1,920-watt heater can be varied from
1,920 to 960 and then to 480 watts. The
TRX heater is used primarily on material
requiring constant heat for quick heating.

 The model 8TRX55L115 drum heater is
manufactured in the same manner, with
one exception. The thermostat is replaced
by an infinite (variable) switch. The three-
heat switch and the infinite switch assembly
provide a “time on to time off” cycle.
This heater constantly cycles on and off
unless the infinite switch is set to “high.”
With the “high” setting, the unit remains on
at whatever wattage setting the three-heat
switch is set to. The wattage setting can be
varied the same as the 8TRX55L115. The 240-
volt, 3,000-watt heater can be varied from
3,000 to 1,500 and then to 750 watts, and
the 120-volt, 1,750-watt heater can be varied
from 1,750 to 875 and then to 438 watts.

 The advantage of the 8TRX55L115 is that One

Product recycling and sustainability
has never been emphasized
more than in today’s marketplace.

Thermostat Control 120v 55 Gallon Steel Drum Heater, 200-400°

RS Used Oil Services is a division
of Universal Lubricants (UL),
one of the oldest lubricant manufacturers
and distributors in the United
States. In this age of sustainability,
UL has leveraged its industry expertise
to become an innovative leader
in used oil collection and re-refining.

UL’s state-of-the-art re-refinery
plant in Wichita, Kan., strips away
old, worn out additives to produce
Group II base oil. The company then
blends the selected base oil with a
fresh additive package to create its
reliable, performance-driven ECO
ULTRA® line of automotive and industrial

As the motor oil of choice for an
increasing number of dealerships,
fleet operators and repair centers
across the United States, the ECO
ULTRA line has become a steady
benchmark for “good as used” products
and processes in transportation
and beyond.

The 8TRX55L115 Series of highly adjustable drum heaters
is available from BAYTEC. These drum heaters have
added controls so they are versatile enough to be
used on most nonflammable, nonvolatile materials.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Storage Tanks for Bigger Volume Products

When 55 gallon drums are no longer enough to contain your massive product volume, it's time to switch to the Storage Tanks.

Storage tanks of different sizes

Bay Tec's storage tanks offer the following advantages:
So when business is great and you are required to deal/store in bulk, storage tanks are your best option. Check them out here.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekly Trivia on Plastic: How to Make a Little Greenhouse from Used Plastic Bottles

Check out the following video on how to make a little greenhouse from used plastic bottles. It's dead simple and protects your little cuttings or plants from harsh weather. And what more, you don't get to trash those soda bottles once you finish the drink. Awesome.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Video of the Week: Portable Power Station Using A Plastic Barrel

It's amazing how creative people are when it comes to reusing plastic stuffs and making a useful something out of it. One example is this portable power station made of a plastic barrel. It might not be the most efficient power station in the world, as some of the comments there state, but it suits quite well in survival conditions. Check it out.

Uploaded by  on 18 Mar 2010 What would you do for light if the grid went down? I put some components together and created an emergency lighting solution. 

The wind generator is a 10W vawt, and the solar panels are 1.8W each. They trickle charge a 12V battery that can be used for emergency lighting or recharging batteries, cell phones, etc. I've used this system and it works.

VAWTs (vertical axis wind turbine) work well in a surburban and urban environment. They have lower cut in speeds than horizontal props, which means they're creating electricity even in low winds. Plus, they run silent so they won't bother neighbours. 

I made this after reading Patriots by James Rawles.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Buckets on Pinterest

Buckets, buckets and more buckets! There are even buckets on Pinterest, one of today's most favorite social websites. We have picked some for you below.

Summer Bucket List
(Or fall, or winter, or spring, your pick)

Decorative Buckets
For special occassions, or not.

Sesame Street Party Buckets
Kids would love them!

Baby in a Bucket Photo Idea
Why not? Your baby will definitely look cute in it! :)

Source: via Jessica on Pinterest

Bucket to Contain Cleaning Products and Tools
Being organized at home doesn't have to be expensive
Source: via Kteba on Pinterest

Bucket Ottoman

Bucket Cooler

5 Gallon Bucket Swing
Check out the DIY instruction there.

Bucket Magazine Rack
For the bedroom, for the living room, for the toilet.

Teacher Gift Pail
Why gift one present if you can give one bucket?

Halloween Mummy Pail
Halloween is coming. What about making this cute mummy pail for the treats?

Umbrella Pail

Compost Pail

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Watering Bag is Gardener's Best Friend

Are you a gardener, an equestrian, or a construction worker who is often exposed to the nonavailability of water in the area you work? If you are, you can start making this 20 gallon portable watering bag your best friend.

Some of the advantages that this watering bag offers include:
  • great for uses where hoses are not available
  • 80 liters or 20 gallon capacity
  • easily stored (simply fold the bag)
  • easily filled and easily dispensed
  • made of food grade material/BPA free
  • cheaper compared to other watering bags
  • free shipping
Press play on the video below to see how easy to use this portable watering bag.

Contact Bay Tec to order this item and have it sent for FREE to your door.

Operating and Maintenance Tips for the Direct-Drive Drum Lid Mixer, Air Motor,1½ hp,5" prop.

  In the industrial world, having efficient, reliable equipment is key to maintaining high levels of productivity. The Direct-Drive Drum Lid...