I need to do some work under the house that will either involve a large amount of effort and physical discomfort, or a medium amount of effort and physical discomfort and some fun time inventing things in the workshop. I opted for the second option. This video covers the background information about what I’m building and why, and will likely be part of a series eventually culminating in a full build video. No promises on that last part, since I never know when life is going to kick me right in the plans.
I tried to make this informative and entertaining, and spent a little more time than usual in production. The whole video took four weekends to make, used 40 GB of video, and took my 6-core processor to 100% capacity. If you found it entertaining or useful, please share the link around to help keep the channel alive.
More pictures are on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesnekkershow/
In case this gives you any ideas and you decide to build your own contraption, some of the parts I used are linked below. This isn’t a complete parts list, and doesn’t come with instructions or diagrams beyond what’s shown in the video and Instagram photos. No sense in doing a build video until I get the final design figured out.
DeWalt 20V cordless drill: https://amzn.to/38JqMa7
DeWalt 60V cordless joist drill: https://amzn.to/3eFJdQH
3/8″ socket adapter: https://amzn.to/3rts3IT
3/8" tilt socket adapter: https://amzn.to/3w92DE7
5/8" extended socket: https://amzn.to/3tYTLPm
Corentium Airthings Radon Detector: https://amzn.to/3w92zUE
10" pneumatic wheels: https://amzn.to/3cusP3Y
10" flat-free wheels: https://amzn.to/3daFhW0
3/8" bearings: https://amzn.to/39ousOP
5/8" bearings: https://amzn.to/2Pc3CCA
Bolts, washers, nuts
5/8 x 6" hex bolts: https://amzn.to/3lVL0ms
5/8" x 5" hex bolts: https://amzn.to/3wh6vTA
5/8" flat washer: https://amzn.to/3fnodyC
5/8" nylon lock nuts: https://amzn.to/2QAHmmf
3/8" x 3 1/2" bolts: https://amzn.to/39lQMZE
3/8" x 4" full-thread bolts: https://amzn.to/3dhMxzl
3/8" flat washers: https://amzn.to/3rqs4gR
3/8" hex nuts: https://amzn.to/3w4VYe3
3/8" nylon lock nuts: https://amzn.to/2PyHKRO
3/8" tee nuts: https://amzn.to/3sweBp2
3/8" coupling nut: https://amzn.to/3csAgsE
Other parts and supplies
5/8" OD 3/8" ID nylon tubing: https://amzn.to/39nA7Vh
03:16 What inspired this project
7:36 Water management basics
8:18 Crawl space encapsulation
12:08 What’s been done, and what remains
15:35 Thinking through labor-reduction solutions
17:03 Requirements for the new solution
19:08 Demonstrating and testing the prototype
If you want to make wooden gears, https://woodgears.ca is the site I used to print my gear templates.
This video is not sponsored. I paid for everything and used my own time. As an Amazon Associate, I may earn a small commission if you use the Amazon links to make a purchase.