Solutions

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By Staff September 10, 2003

Each item published will earn the sender $35. Send your tips to: Solutions, Plant Engineering magazine, 2000 Clearwater Dr., Oak Brook, IL 60523-8809. e-mail: jfoszcz@reedbusiness.com , fax: 630-288-8781

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  • Problem: Drums of chemicals often have to be fitted into non-accessible spaces that require large amounts of manhandling to get the drum in place. Is there a way to place these drums easily?

  • Solution: Weld three pieces of

    • Contributor: Gary Gunderson, Maintenance Technician, Essential Industries, Merton, WI

      Tool holder

    • Problem: Odd-shaped tools present a problem in storage. They end up in a pile. Is there a way to neatly store them and still have them accessible?

    • Solution: Save the rack from an old dishwasher and turn it into a tool holder that can hold odd shapes neatly.

      • Contributor: Larry Lueder, Mantua, NJ

        Clean roof

      • Problem: Work crews on flat roofs often leave behind nails, screws, flashing, and other debris that is hard to see among the ballast rocks. Is there a way to remove this debris before it punctures the roof?

      • Solution: Use a rolling magnet to push/pull on the roof while walking on it. This will pick up most of the debris and prevent roof leaks.

        • Contributor: Kevin Willer, Oakwood Mall, Eau Claire, WI

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