Saturday, April 16, 2016

Another Use for Old Blasting Wire

Years ago I was invited to look for fossils at a construction site where they had been doing some blasting. Among the rubble, I would find some tangled wire where the crew had set charges to break up the limestone so the area could be excavated. Sometimes I would pick up this wire as it seemed a shame to let it get buried and not be recycled.

Well, I found a use for the wire the other day when installing an under the counter kitchen radio. The radio reception was not good from the external antenna so I took a section of the copper wire I found and used to extend the existing antenna wire. It definitely improved the station reception afterwards.

You can find the radio on here: