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do yourself

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>grandma died, have to fix up her huge (5,000+sqf) house as a multiple-unit rental
>get an newish oven for free off a neighbor, needs a bit of work but otherwise good
>dad gets pissed because he doesn't want a second kitchen, even though each unit will practically need their own kitchenette (OG kitchen is under 50 sqf and only has a single ungrounded 35w K&T line into it for a toaster)
>he can't say no now because I locked the pallet stacker in my truck, and it's too heavy to lift to the curb

mmmmh yes this is what home ownership is all about isn't it. Does it get any better?
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besides the three R's, everything they are taught in school turns out to be false
If he owns it, you’re going to have a tough time doing it your way when he disagrees. Can you show him an income projection doing it your way, compared to his??
Can confirm, home ownership is the best. Taxes are analrape but nobody tells me shit otherwise

Best friend just got fucked in the ass by some gay treasurer who lightened the HoA by 100k €. Fuck that I'll be my own boss together with my wife
>only recently did I discover that a lot of landlords don't even give each tenant their own landline anymore.
what's a landline?
Providing telephone service has always been up to the tenant.

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I don't have a Hole Hog but guys, I need this setup to make about two dozen holes through 2x10 floor joists. Is she going to survive?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkGgdIBX1to bring an oven mitt
It's a drill, I think it will survive drilling
>Is she going to survive?
Yes, but are your knuckles and wrists? Please make this a 2 man job
just go in at an angle do they have to be dead straight with each other?
just do it you pussy, just don't hit an nail or something

dude its fucking 2xs, 1 bit is good
and it looks like its a bosch, those bits are gooood

What multitool do you guys like? I had an old leatherman kick but gave it to my girlfriend after her purse was stolen. Good excuse for a upgrade!

I've always thought the Gerber Center Drive looked nice, but watched a couple reviews and I'm not sold. I kinda want something with a saw for cutting thick rope and such.

What can I get for around $100?
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At my last job I was beggin for a multi-tool. Would have saved me a cumulative fuckload of time running across the warehouse to get my tools. Usually all I needed was a philips or a hex or some pliers. Tried to keep them in my pocket but that's not super safe or comfy for squatting
>Maintenance electrician, retard.

Oh Juan, is that what they call your apartment handyman job now?
Change a lot of lightbulbs I take it?
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I like it a lot.
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and this
No, I work with 3-phase motors, VFDs, PLCs, DCSs, etc. I maintain a plant site and the adjacent work camps. Keep fishing, ya fuckin arsehole.

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Im building a shed. 12x20. Will have heat, finished interior, water and power for beer making and stuff. I plan to run 60 amps of 220v to power everything.

I don't want to buy 80 lf of 6/0 wire because $. So can I just use 3 leftover lengths of 12/2 copper and just run all 3 wires of each color to their respective locations?

Each #12 should carry 20 amps safely to give 60 amps (3x20 =60) for cheap.
240 square feet requires a building permit. If you intend on getting a permit, then no.
I have one. The inspector told me I wasn't wiring it so he wouldn't inspect for that.

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>Hand sewing a bearsuit at 3 am
>Accidentally stitch a whole panel inside out and have to redo it
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I have a set for a Viking, and i am working on a Landsknecht and a Mage (i already have the hat)
I wasn't prepared to behold the majesty of that hat. My day has been made.

On a side note, I like the variety you incorporate into your works. I've thought about larping in theory but my friends don't seem like they're down to clown that hard, so I shall love from afar.
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What is that in the attached picture?
Looked into it some more. Changing out each thread seems like a pain but most designs ive seen only have 10 colors give or take so thats an option. Theres a couple of 6 needle machine nearby on craigslist so if i can work out the kinks im having and find software ill jump on them.
Biggest hurdle at the moment ive found is all the software needs vectors and vectorizing images turned out to be way harder than i thought it would be.
If you guys could help point me towards a pirated copy id love it. My usually go to places have nothing and no one i talk to has been helpful.

What are some good projects to get more comfortable? Ive got a few dress shirts and pants that dont quite fit right that i would like to tailor but i dont really know how. Eventually id like to see clothes from scratch but that seems a long way off.

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Old Thread >>1708269

All the info you need about 3D-printing: https://pastebin.com/7Sb4TVdy

>Need help with prints? Go to:

If that doesn't help you solve your print problems, please post:
>A picture of the failed part
>Printer make & model
>Filament type/brand
>Bed & extruder temperature
>Print speed

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Naw, things tend to pop free a bit at a time, not smoothly. I can often hear 'snap.... snap... snap' as a print comes up.
Well, it's about two thirds of the way done and I've been printing in .12 because I wanted this shit to look good... I guess I'll let it finish and then print a new one sometime in the future.
Well, shit happens. Super duper clean and prep the bed for the next try, and good luck.
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Hey guys, I got a Raspberry Pi 4 to run Klipper/Octoprint on my Ender 3 and want to run a 40mm fan. Had a 30mm but it looks fucking gay. Im looking at the 3-pin Noctua 40mm fan.

Does it come with a cable conversion to 2-pin so I can just plug and play or do I need to do some kind of fuckery here? I tried googling the shit out of it but maybe im just retarded. Pls help

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I figured it out

So I bought this Honeywell and I'm fairly happy with it. My only problem with it is it kicks on within half a degree. So it cycles at least 2-3 times an hour. There are no parameters to change temp setting. Can anybody recommend me a thermostat that I can customize. I'd rather have the furnace on for like 10 minutes every hour then cycling all the time.

Home Depot for me
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>friends with owner of local lumber/supply yard
>quotes me a big project at cost
>tells me to take it to Home Depot
>their policy is to beat a quote by 10%
>they take a loss to get my business
I usually go to Lowe's first, but only because it's more convenient. Home Depot has better/more options for raw materials though.
Lowes because eBay has some bomb ass coupons for them
All i can think about is the beautiful smell of both of those stores
I like Home Depot's scrap wood pile that I can occasionally get free chunks from

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I'm fed up with disposable masks. What is a good reusable respirator to deal with grain dust and/or saw dust?
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>buying anything designed to protect your wellbeing from china
They look pretty sweet but ~3k is pretty damn steep compared to 25 bucks for a 3m 6300 unless you're using it all day every day
this, nato filters only
they dont have asbestos
for you

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Years back, I acquired a bunch of thicc MDF office furniture and have been using it while too broke for nicer stuff. I recently got around to cutting and rearranging all the pieces to be the most space efficient in the room I'm renting, and am now left with some spare pieces, including the sturdy little nook in pic related. So, I'm considering placing the nook around my PC (with the open side away from the wall) so I can stack my printer up there and free up some more desk space. Got a couple questions though:

1. Will that setup be hideous and the material better used for shelves or some shit?
2. Should I cut large openings in front of the vents and cover them in something breathy, or drill a bunch of small holes (and maybe still cover them)?
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why would you need to cover the cutouts in the first place?
If youre looking to maintain rigidity just make a cross brace going diagonal through the cutout. Otherwise its unnecessary

ok this is like the 3rd time ive seen this thread. its obvious nobody cares about your nigger rigged furniture since the last few threads didnt get replies and died. take the hint retard
I just like to keep the geometry of my stuff as simple-looking as possible, but now that I think of it I might as well just mount a small shelf above the case

There aren't enough threads on /diy/ for my one thread to die

What's usually on the third screeen all the way up top?
Thank you for noticing! Top screen is a mid-size 1080p TV mirroring the laptop on the bottom (that's only there to run needy-ass Chrome when I play newer games) when I watch shit in bed.

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I picked myself up a sonoff th16 with temp and humidity sensor, now I'm no electrician but is the diagram safe and feasible?
Only one way to find out
How the F do I know?
I'm unable to find out what I'm looking at
Noone understand your drivel OP. Go back to plebbit.
I've got a bunch of the basic models around the house, if you're concerned about fucking something up and killing yourself best way I've found to test is to wire the sonoff into an extension cord first to make sure it all works.

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My chimney cover blew off in a storm this week. I climbed up there and snapped a pic of it so when i went to the hardware store i would know what I needed to buy so it would fit. Long story short, nothing i saw at the store fits. My chimney Cap was probably 30 years old. How do i go about repairing this? I'm honestly at a loss.
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> thrift store, get an old stock pan

Although probably intended as a joke, that will undoubtedly outlast any commercial solution.
That is no joke, friend. That is literally what I would do for the reason you say. It's not as if you'd every be able to tell from the ground.
10 minutes, including getting the ladder out and install.
Go to the store and buy a new pan.

proceed as above.
The handles will be a dead giveaway.

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Hey guys just got done wiring up my subpanel and what gives? I followed the instructions to the letter.
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>if one circuit trips it'll also take out the other
No reason to have both of them trip if one trips. Also helps identify that it isn't a 240 volt circuit for the next person who works on it. But whatever, it'll work fine.
you are right i made a mistake.
i corrected myself.
>I know. Can't do anything about it since there's a stud right behind and I don't want to remove any more wood than is necessary.

"I know I did it wrong but I'm lazy." -(you)
That’s the Harbor Freight freebie multimeter. Mine has lasted 10 years.
Are those #12 branch circuit wires?

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