Have you ever driven around your neighborhood during the weekends and come across garage sells with containers on sale?
Now, if you are like me, I am pretty sure you wondered to yourself, “Why on earth would someone go through the trouble of selling containers?”
Well, if you have a backyard and have been trying to find a DIY project for your garden. Then keep reading on, I will explain to you a reason why you need to get your hands on a container or containers that are up for sale the next time you stumble upon a garage sale.
What can you do with Containers?
If you are looking to start planting potatoes or any other vegetable in your backyard, you could consider nurturing them in containers.
However, you need to keep in mind that you won’t find brand new containers in garage sales. Otherwise, what would be the point of purchasing a used container, when you could simply make a trip down your local hardware store and get yourself a brand new one?
The majority of containers in garage sales have split ends, and more than likely will require you to join the split ends by way of welding.
Here’s some good news for you, if you are passionate about preserving the environment, you could consider reusing these disregarded containers and put them to good use by welding them.
This is because once plastics are taken to the junkyard, they tend to pollute the environment since they aren’t biodegradable.
On the other hand, if they are shredded and reused, it often wastes one’s energy. So, the better way to put split plastics to good use would be through plastic welding.
How to Weld Plastic
It would help if you remembered that you don’t need a certification to make your DIY welding project a success. With careful research online, you can stumble across writeups such as this one that can help you get them done efficiently.
- Step 1. The first step towards ensuring a successful result in your DIY plastic welding project is finding a plastic welding rod covered with a non-heat conductor handle, and heat the rod. Once the material is heated for about 30 seconds, you can proceed to the second step.
- Step 2. After heating the plastic welding rod, your next step would be to join the two split ends using the heated piece.
You go about this drawing the hot material from one split end to the other.
Your goal is to melt the plastic, so it bonds together.
You need to note that the material will tend to cool off after a few seconds, so you will need to ensure that you put it back in the flame to continue tracking your welding up and down the container’s split ends.
- Step 3. Once you are done with welding, you can fill the container with whatever you need as good as new.