Tim, The Tool Man Taylor, And The Misuse Of Motors For Industrial-Sized Equipment

Electric motors are used in production facilities to operate industrial-sized equipment. The equipment’s use should always dictate the amount of horsepower found in the motor. Unfortunately, the overzealous handyman on “Home Improvement,” Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, forgets to take this simple rule into account time and time again. The results vary between funny and scary depending on your definition of comedy.

In season two, his wife Jill’s new composting assignment takes her out of the house and leaves Tim to take care of their three boys. Tim decides to update Jill’s laundry facilities. He rigs the washing machine to dispense detergent, softener, and bleach at the appropriate times. Tim uses his natural flare for over-doing things to add disco-lights. He tells Jill that it’s just for effect.

When Jill returns from work, Tim is burning supper, and the boys are arguing and fighting. Mark, the youngest boy, runs into the kitchen screaming that the dryer is going crazy. Both Jill and Tim race out to the garage to discover that the new high-density motor that was used to speed up the drying time is spinning the dryer wildly across the garage. The episode ends fine, almost. Jill is happy with the washer and decides to let Tim clean while she picks up a bowl sitting in a cabinet. She dips her finger in to taste it. Tim explains that she has just weather-proofed her tongue.

Tim often uses motors rated for industrial-sized equipment in household appliances. No project is too small for Tim to conquer or completely mess up in an attempt to upgrade his family’s home.

In season five, to improve upon the manufacturer’s flaws, Tim installs a 20 horsepower motor on the vacuum hood in the kitchen. Jill insists that she asked for a simple exhaust fan.

Tim tests the vacuum hood while Jill has a pot of spaghetti on the stove. When he turns the hood on, the spaghetti gets sucked up into the hood. Jill returns to find her spaghetti gone. All of this occurs in the first 2 minutes of the episode.

In the next scene, Brad sits on the couch and explains to his friend that he has to study for a test. The friend attempts to convince Brad to cheat. Tim interrupts them by walking through the front door with the spaghetti pot. He tells Brad that he found some of the spaghetti across the street on the Johnson’s Buick.

Alternative Energy In A World Of Swindles And Only Limited Riches

Alternative Energy And You!

Any aspect of the home improvement industry is rife with possibilities as well as more than an absolute abundance of scams. This is certainly the case here. I hope you will diligently search out your best opportunities. They are there for the diligent seeker. Just don’t forget the “diligence” part. It is more than important. It is essential. One hundred percent essential.

But first, let’s talk a little about the appropriateness of this technology for you.

Can solar and/or wind energy help you?

“”The future belongs to renewable energy,” said Brad Colllins, the executive director of the American Solar Energy Society, a Boulder, Colorado-based nonprofit. Scientists and industry experts may disagree over how long the world’s supply of oil and natural gas will last, but it will end, Collins said.” That from an article in National Geographic News, dated October of 2010.

You can hear on the radio many people who insist that we have hundreds of years of petroleum products and to just ignore the planet as it will be ok. Many of us can wonder at those individual’s motivation. But what they really want is for you to be happy with the status quo.

And you can. At least for the moment. Most of us have enough turmoil on our plate, day in and day out, just trying to get by. Not being concerned about the planet is understandable, if not particularly thoughtful. I really do understand.

I also understand that it is a fact that at the moment, at least in a general sense, that alternative energy is more expensive than being on the grid. But you should also understand that alternative power is being used to reduce pollution as well as to conserve the fossil fuel we still have left.

So don’t get too caught up in the cost effectiveness aspect without keeping in mind that you also have to question the values you posses as well as how you value what you spend your money on.

So if engaging in alternative energy production for your family makes you feel a little more like a responsible person, well it should. Because you are. After all, solar energy and wind energy, not to mention biofuels and all the other parts of the industry, are good for your family as well as for the environment.

That makes you not just a simple part of the solution. Actually, that makes you an integral element of that solution. Integral. In every sense of the word.

It is for the future.