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Welcome to /SQTDDTOT/, where there are no stupid questions, only stupid anons. At least try to google it.

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>adjust the chain length on the flapper handle
The flapper should be almost vertical when you flush.
Adjust the handle first.
The exposed part should be near horizontal when resting.
If it's not, loosen the nut inside the toilet and set the handle position as you tighten the nut.
The nut is a left-hand nut so it turns 'backwards'
Once the handle is set then adjust the chain for a little slack when the handle is at rest.
If you check it with to tank lid off, remember the lid won't allow the same movement when it's in place.
Make sure you still have a little slack after a couple of flushes so the flapper seats fully.
thanks anon, i will try it out tonight after work and let you know
So, nothing beats hairy wheel in grinder?
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tips on getting a flush cut here? If it's not perfect it doesn't sit right in the junction fitting. It's 1.5" PVC flex conduit

Try not using a rusty beaver to cut it next time?

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I haven't paid rent and I suspect my landlord will evict me at any moment. I know he will send officers to my place eventually and they will possibly try to break my door down, or drill into the lock.

What can I do to reinforce the door so that it's basically impenetrable? It's the only point of access to my place and I need it to be strong as heck
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This is a awesome troll... I'm a landlord. What state are you in? You can't legally be evicted like that. If this is true let him kick you out that way then sue him.

Assuming this is not true. Let's play a game of how to reinforce the door. What are the dimensions? What is it made of? A frame house or brick?
You can get barricade brackets at most hardware stores pretty cheap. Get afew of them. And that will still alow you to leave.
That's about the most you can do without replacing the door. Which might be more expensive then rent.
Bro you gotta leave at some time. You're better off just explaining you'll be late paying to your landlord.
>has enough money to reinforce a door to prevent entry
>not enough for rent
also who wants to be that op pic has a reinforced door but the walls around it are weak as fuck
If the stories true he's fucked... Depending on how many months late he is on his rent / how much damage he causes to the apartment while trying to barricade the door. Worst case scenario if his land lord sends him to collections his credit will be forever fucked till he pays up
What the fuck? Of course police evict people, they are the only legal way to use force to get someone out of your property, and it costs a bunch of money.

It's cheaper to watch the property and change the locks when the guy's out though. You might be able to auction his shit off too if you can get a judgement.

Why do trades discriminate against alcoholics? Alcoholics can be some of the most hardworking people you'll ever meet. Meanwhile, stoners are generally not only tolerated but encouraged - it's sick.
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If you need to drink even a 6 pack a day then you're weak and have an issue.
I bet you’re fun at parties.
he wasnt wrong... former 12 pack a day drinker.. back in high school I was drinking about a 1/4 of a 1.75l bottle of whatever I could get my hands on but that ended up fucking up my stomach. I no longer drink and can honestly say that if you are having more than a single drink a night you have an issue.
I mean, you can't be drunk on the jobsite, that's just a liability. Boozer here, when I do straighten myself up for stretches I get a humongous boost to my self esteem and work ethic, and when it gets bad I feel ashamed for putting up the facade of competence.

And no, it's not a disease. That's only useful so you can get medical help and have your insurance cover it. I wish I liked weed instead, or got addicted to some hobby or working out, because the hooch slowly but surely drains everything out of you.
Random question. Looking to get into a trade. Can I get around going through a union hall/testing and go to the companies and have them hire me on right away?

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Just picked up a Chevy s10 4.3 1998. Was running and I pulled the coil supply connector when it was running. Shut off like expected, its reconnected no spark. Any ideas?
Fuses are good power sustained when cranking.

>heat sink = mossfet? = a.c.~ makes coil work?
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Prove it faggot
>it's easy for the ground connector to be the first one to disconnect

>The backplate is not the ground connection, the bottom left bolt is

looks like the ground never got disconnected

Ah you've never done this then.

The "ground" to the module is the chassis through the bolt, which attaches to the intake manifold. The "ground" to the coil is through the harness attached to the module. It's a matter of reference. Look I didn't believe it either but pulling that bolt made for a no spark. It wasn't until I applied a jumper that it started to fire. Pulling the harness connector while firing is effectively the same thing and likely caused high voltage where there shouldn't of been any at the gates.
Not sure if this ignition module is CDI or TCI but a CDI can easily be destroyed by removing the coil connection from the ignition. The failure occurs when the voltage in the discharge capacitor builds up to the point the SCR and/or cap are destroyed as the stored energy has nowhere to go after the coil is removed. Given that capacitor needs to be charged very rapidly for good ignition perfornance failure can occur almost instantly.
Any auto parts store can test the icm for you. The cap and rotor suck on these. I’d swap primary coil also. How are you checking for spark? I recommend the Hei spark tester

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old thread >>1505495

Building a robot is super fucking time consuming edition.
Atleast version 2 looks more promising then the first one.

Attaching lots of LEDs
Writing simple code for setting leg length etc. (Arduino for simplicity)

What are you working on?
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Without writing my own function I mean
Yes and that would be possible with a microcontroller such as the major subject of this thread
Why do you need precise timing to kill yourself?
Also any tone you generate will necessarily have a minimum frequency. A 10khz tone that lasts 1ms will only have 10 cycles in the waveform.
>Why do you need precise timing to kill yourself?
Because I'm making a digital speedometer that doubles as a top speed limiter remover and I guarantee I'm going to die testing it. I know the speed input to the ECU is 4 pulses for every rotation of the front diff, and I want to send exactly 4 pulses to the ECU from an arduino so it doesn't freak out and throw error codes, and so the normal speedometer and odometer still works below a certain speed.
Actually I take that back. I know there's 4 pulses sent to the ECU, but I don't know if it's 4 pulses every time the diff makes a complete rotation or if it's 4 pulses per rotation.
What kind of cuck car are you driving?

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Does anyone know how to force this door knob to open?
the shaft is stuck and theres no way to get to the other side of the door.
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i'm calling the cops, jerome.
Give it back, Tyrone.
Leave your fleshlight in the bathroom again, anon?
Try to open the latch instead with something L shaped or some string. YouTube it
I could handle this but, I'm just not into it right now.

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I figured I'd try my luck here. I'm trying to remove some surprisingly high grade duct tape from my pack, now this shit is really stuck on there. The tape has been on there for like 2+ years, now it's a huge pain to remove it. Scraping it with a knife isn't doing much, and I've already been scrubbing it for like half an hour. Any tips would be appreciated.
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They don't make it anymore, but DOW had Great Stuff wipes. Terrible for their intended use, but good for getting off new-construction grit from windows, doors, and slides that are a bitch. Guess go back to the old method of Goof Off and elbow grease.
MEK if you are old enough that somthing will kill you before the cancer your gonna get will.
Goof off or acetone. Mix with hand soap so it doesn’t just dissipate

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At this point you owe it to him to give him another chance at an out to drop this girl and prevent himself from getting cucked for real.
True story. If she said not to snitch, you already know she's fucking this other guy or at least planning to. If your best friend really is your best friend, you have to tell him that a) she's whoring around and b) you saw the call log, confronted her, and were told by her to not say anything to him. Whether or not he believes you, you will have at least done your duty as a friend...and you'll sleep better.
>didnt pay attention to down spouts
>one is just dumping and forming a pool on my bricks
>bricks subside
>drywall in house cracking
i just cut a board 5/16" short and I filled the gap with liquid nails because "good nuff you'll never see it" I did get lucky its in a spot where thats ok though.
Sometimes I like to sit on my hand until it falls asleep and give myself “a stranger”

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Thermal Runaway Edition
Old thread: >>1536012
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

>What printer should I buy? [Last updated 7-1-2019]

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It has one
Of course i didnt watch the video because it was insufferably diluted. No revenue for him i guess.
I'll summarize it for you.
>"Use this print profile I found on Reddit!"
>Spoof the printer into thinking every layer is the top layer by setting the top layer thickness to 99999999 and bottom layer thickness to 0.
>Set infill to 100%. Because fuck the idea of something being hollow.
>0.1mm is "fine" detail? Fuck that, try 0.05 or 0.04.
>A print that takes 1 hour fill look that much better if you slow it down to take 3. Try a print speed of 25 instead of 40 or 60.
>Supports for everything! Yay!
So yeah, basically everything you already know.
I have a resin printer and an FDM printer and I sometimes do mini-scale prints but its usually more like 1:18 scale or 1:12 scale.

Your resin printer will definitely get the printing done more reliably. For FDM, you can split your models up and orient the arms differently than the body for example to make the print happen with less support scars and if one part fails they don't all fail.

Even if you are using a resin printer it's nice to split up major parts of the model because they are easier to paint that way. On that note, your print quality will only get you so far - your paint job is where a model is made or broken. You can get perfect injection molded minis from your FLGS but then screw up the painting and ruin it.
>Spoof the printer into thinking every layer is the top layer by setting the top layer thickness to 99999999 and bottom layer thickness to 0.
What does this even do?

I've been doing a/v for 2 years now. I like using tools and not sitting at a desk all day but I'm getting pretty sick of regular hour+ commutes and waking up piss early everyday. I gotta wake up at 3:30 am tomorrow working the weekend out of town. What do you do for work? I need some ideas to start looking elsewhere.
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>>1540609 here
I figure I should mention, 24 years old and got hired on at 22, to give context. I'm not some retiree changing lightbulbs for a living and still managing to bitch about it.
Sounds like a comfy job. You know it's not going to last forever, right? Make sure you have a backup plan for when it's gone, take night classes so you can learn and hopefully get qualifications while you're still earning.
Yeah. When I got here I just wanted something to pay my bills with better than a retail job, something to feel more accomplished in as I try to fuck art students. That life feels less and less satisfying as the days go by, age is just a number but it For Real changes peoples' expectations of you, I'm feeling it.

I'm keeping living expenses low as possible and socking away all I can, I actually have some mid-low 5 figures set aside wondering what doors that might open in the mid-long term.

Everyone at the place who is older thinks the younger folk oughta be hungrier and working more side-jobs. Some of them are, as the days go by I feel less happy not being one of them. I'm at a bit of a loss for wider-perspective, but just today I was talking to some older folks who were looking to lay down roots in the Milwaukee metro, and I have friends in Michigan. Chicago definitely seems to, currently, have the surplus of work-needs-doing and more competitive wages, but it makes more and more sense to me why Illinois is no place to be laying down roots, buying buildings, or starting businesses. But there might be fertile ground nearby, with some 3-5 years' more accrual under my belt.

I'm scared that all this sounds like hot-air-all-talk-bullshit, but like I said, didn't know ass from hole in ground when I got here, it MAJORLY broadened my very-sheltered perspective just having got here, but I'm still at a bit of a loss for The Right Questions To Ask, though I have plenty of unburnt-wellkept bridges to people who would have answers when I figure them out. I think I've learned about all there is to learn passively at this job (they didn't teach me shit, but it was a whole new world to me). But my nights and weekends are mine, I have my savings, I'm using my healthcare, and smoking weed+watching netflix feels like a hollow life not worth pursuing.

Any perspective on absolutely anything would be appreciated. I'm feeding myself better but only growing hungrier.
I operate a hydraulic press brake, and do general labor in sheet metal fabrication.

I've only been there for a year, I helped run a CNC laser system, and moved to the press brake after our normal guy got fired. I've been on it about 3 months now. I don't particularly enjoy it, but I'm fucking mad, since I make less than 15 an hour, and that just really isn't enough for me to want to stay, even though it's a lot of opportunity for someone like me to learn a lot of things, especially being young and with no prior experience.

Also fuck NOVA.
I work as a water plant operator. Boring but I can shitpost at work get paid well for my age and great benefits.

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I cant get the fucking lid off, its been in my small tin shed i suspect the heatwave did something to it, im in australia
Any ideas? I got a letter from my realestate 2 weeks ago saying i have one week to do the lawn
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That was worded fucking horribly, zero proof reading before i posted it
Burn th fucking lawn and send a letter back asking if there's anything else about your property or house that they'd like you to "take care" of
t. model renter
I'm not real sure what you're saying. If the hose popped off there should be a little plastic barb you can slide it back on. If the hoses are bad, chewed up or just weathered replace it. You can get them at like any hardware store or car part store.
this. faggot township sent me a letter about my tobacco kilns in horrible condition saying i had 1 week to remove them or they'll do it and send the bill. same night i had nearly a dozen fire trucks trying to put out 9 different kilns on fire

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All things considered in knife making.
Questions about techniques and tools.
Show your rigs, props, machines and knives.
Ask for and give advice about anything concerning forging.
Heat treatment, finish and stock removal.

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>It's not an attachment.

Yeah those where the cutter-bar and chain 'attachment'... which is probably the most ironic name ever for something considering what its going to do.
Presumably no one hopefully ever uses them on timber because even the most suicidal motherfucker has to think, "its not going to be a good death" and I figured they probably exist solely for meth lab owners to disposer of annoying debtors
I haven't seen those. I've had the circular blades for about 20 years.
I bought two because I was sure they wouldn't hold up at all.
I did all I wanted to do with the first one and didn't dull it at all.
I have a 55cc two stroke saw and a 10" 20v chainsaw so no need for attachments.
I've been looking at the belt grinder attachments recently though.
I honestly find a heck of a lot of uses for my 1/2" belt power file and while its kind of shitty, the little bastard just keeps on chugging through stuff that needs a bit of a delicate touch or fine work. It'll also happily maul its way through hardened steel if you're angry enough, but for what it is and how much it cost (fuck all) its been worth it for not firing up a big grinder.

The angle grinder ones are definitely kind of sketchy though and wouldn't bet on them lasting real long, they are very cheap though
I want to rub these on my face

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I got a question about toliets

Its getting below freezing here on somedays, but as long as I run water in the sink a little will it prevent the toliet pipes from freezing? Or do I have to use the toliet at lease once a day to prevent the drain pipes and supply line and it's pipes from freezing?

I'm just not sure how this works and fixing a frozen pipe is expensive
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I think it will. But if you are really worried. Put a small obstruction under the flapper valve so the toilet has a fill cycle every couple hours just to top the level and not wasting a lot. Stick the corner of a trash bag under there and hang it out the side of the tank. Put the lid on so it don't fall in.
You realize not keeping your house at a decent temperature voids your insurance right? If a pipe freezes and bursts they won’t pay for the clean up or the resulting damage from the flood
already said that dipshit
form an original idea yourself sometime maybe
Is your house not heated or insulated? Anyway if you're really concerned turn the water off and drain the lines and only turn it on when you need it.
It gets cold as fuck here and never had an issue
Paper clip on the flapper
The plumber

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i am living in new zealand and have two 25m lengths of land in my backyard arranged abreast increasing in height laterally. like stairs with 25m wide steps.

i do competitive shooting with my .22 target rifle but i also have a browning x blade air rifle that shoots .22 pellets used for bunny and rat hunting.

any suggestions and instructions on what to build?

could always suppress my rifle to avoid the displeasure of neighbours.
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Really? You are going to nitpick dat shit?
Fake and gay.
Would the euro/cuck/leftist shitposting in this thread please leave?

OP just anything non-metalic and pile it up.
Someone's mad.
>blowguns can kill bears
yeah, poison darts will do that

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