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How much money and time would a house similar to pic related require?
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>I just wanted to know how many years building something like this would take and how much money I would need to spend on it.

A near exact duplicate of that house, at bare minimum no frills, I could built in Ohio for $65k to $75k, not counting cost of land.
As for time, 6 to 8 guys... eh... about 3 months. maybe less. probably less.
This would of course be using modern material, like drywall instead of plaster, and vinyl windows vs. wood sash, etc.

I've actually thought about building a house from a 1905 stock plan in a "historic" area and basically quadruple my investment by immediately selling the new build.
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>times up chumps
>lets do this
missed the "over 9000" opportunity
>living where you can spend $500k on trash


Casting General

Show me your casts
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How can I limit embers from a diy coal furnace? I live in a dry area so I'm worried I'll start a fire if they escape my yard. I laid some bricks and kept the seams tight to prevent sparks escaping, and put an iron mesh from a wood fireplace over the top to catch some of them, but some still come flying out when I turn the blower on. I'm thinking maybe having a longer winding exhaust from the top, maybe with a steel wool filter, though I don't know how effective that will be.
Lost wax video I found if anyones interested
You might find a different kind of design is what you need, like a rocket/double burner/wood gas type deal. It's also good practice to have a decent amount of sand all over the area you're casting in, although not so much of an issue for aluminium or bronze.
Looks like a roman Fascinus.
That's bretty awesome anon

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Am I the only one who uses a wrench like, literally fifty+ times more often than they use pliers? Why are most multitools built around pliers instead of something like this? (Except, you know, streamlined and sexy like a SOG Baton instead of assembled in Kolourpaint and red?)

Add a few TSA-compliant fold out tools along the handle with smooth outer faces and it'd be perfect complemented with a folding knife of some sort most of the time.
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>It is relevant to us machinists, as the machine screws have backlash that may need to be accounted for.
Well, unless you're designing a BMW motorcycle. There's all sorts of shit on one that you need a 6-million-tooth ratchet to turn.
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I don't know how long this as been in the market, but a quick Google search showed this
I posted this thing earlier >>1660581 and the one upside that memetool has over other memetools is how it breaks in two parts so when you have a nut and bolt and one is spinning freely while you turn the other, you can grab both those cunts.
Fuck if you wanted to round over bolts, save yourself the time and effort and use a grinder. If you are actually using a crescent wrench over a socket set you are pathetic.
>The few people on this board who bought a Stanley Fubar all claim they use it way more than they ever thought they would

That would be me....

Does /diy/ own a rotary tool? My old Sears & Roebuck one finally fizzed out and I'm looking for a new one, preferably with adjustable speeds and easy bit changing. Is Dremel still top dog, and do cordless models (including Milwaukee's version) still suck?
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Dremel is still top. It's not $100 anymore either. All's good.
There are plenty of jobs that a rotary tool is the best tool for the job, engraving or carving irregularly shaped surfaces made of hard materials for one. Things you would need to 3d scan before your could put in a CNC.

Dremel and their ilk are kind of cumbersome for the job though, but with a flex shaft they are alright, something like a Foredom with its beefy motor, long flex shaft and small diameter handle/chuck is infinitely better.
uwse ur teef
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I have three of the Wen $30 ones and they work great if you mind the Duty Cycle. The blue model bogs down a bit at lower speeds but the 2 black ones are fine.

If you use the flex wand, pull the shaft out when you get it new and give it some white lithium right away.
I have the m12 rotary tool. Works well l, but I was already invested in the platform. If you have a battery platform, see if they make one. If not, corded is probably the way to go.

My grandma lives on a lake, she has a floating dock with a wooden walkway that leads out to it. Sometimes the wooden walkway is filled submerged because the water levels in the lake are so high, and sometimes the wooden walkway is so much higher than the floating dock my grandma cannot step down onto the dock.

Is it possible for me to come up with something that she can crank that allows her to raise and lower the wooden walkway?
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First of all, check with a contractors.
I know it's might not something to think about. When I was "trying" to help my 94 year old mother get a wheel chair. The problem I ran into was always getting asked "Do you have a ramp?". There is regulation, where not everyone is aware of if you have a wheel chair you must have a "ramp". Powered or manual makes no difference you need a ramp. Also with a few other "changes" that would have been nice to have for mom needed to have permits and inspections and someone with the licensing to do the construction.

Nice for the government people to let homeowners of anything that could affect/effect the home you have!!!
You can build on top of the stationary walkway. Raise it about a foot. No more than that. If you need more than that, you should rebuild.
Based. Great case for Jeff. Get his boots on the ground!
How was that only a year ago?

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Hey /diy/, I built a table!
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how did you get the details in the middle, and is it concrete?
I broke the plate, glued it back together with construction adhesive, used grout in the voids and plated it with gold leaf
And I glued some plywood to the bottom to give it strength
that's really cool, i know someone who'd like to know that. thanks.
I dig the style, however if you havent already I would suggest covering the top in a resin. It would help to create an even surface, and if done properly can be crystal clear

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Hi. I'm studying etech and hope I don't bother you with my question:

If a DC current is runnig trough a coil and there are no time values given is the voltage in the coil always 0V? As I know a coil behaves in the beginning of a transient evfnt like an open lever and in the end like an shortage.
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But this would mean that there would a voltage drop due to it. Also I can't determine the resistance of the coil because it's dependant on the Voltage frequency of the Phasor (X_L = 2*pi*freq*Henry) ehich is only given in AC and not DC. So I assume X_L = 0 Ohm like the wires themselves.
>But this would mean that there would a voltage drop due to it.
The DC resistance is a nonzero value, but it's generally treated as a zero value.

Also work on your schematic symbols, I couldn't find your inductor at first because you just drew a black box
>Also I can't determine the resistance of the coil because it's dependant on the Voltage frequency of the Phasor (X_L = 2*pi*freq*Henry) ehich is only given in AC and not DC. So I assume X_L = 0 Ohm like the wires themselves.
You're confusing Resistance with Impedance. Resistance affects both AC and DC but Impedance is only for AC, and is the product of Resistance, Inductive Reactance and Capacitive Reactance. It is also very frequency dependent.
So, your coil will have an ohmic resistance, small as it may be. It will also have a frequency-dependent Inductive Reactance. These comprise the Impedance. Both are unavoidable in Classic Physics.
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>work on your schematic symbols
yes, do it.

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Hi, i get 2 ingenico for credit card payments, someone has a nice hack idea to do with that?

Thanks guys
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regular shit RAM can hold its values for long enough to move it to another device to do a dump, if you dunk it all in liquid nitrogen or fill it with liquid refrigerant, or even spraying the chips with an upside down can of air duster. So the nicer devices should overwrite RAM with a pattern appropriate to the kind of RAM it has. I'd expect most CPUs or be custom masked, ASICs, or one time programmable chips with software settable fuses, and lots of shit to make it hard to decap and reverse engineer the chips or read out firmware or values from isolated internal ROMs

I think it's heavy physical security against key theft as well as the hacking etc, otherwise you could get enough of them, rip the keys, and with enough of a sample of keys, calculate master keys (like they did with HDMI).
Mod it to play doom.
I have one of them and would like to talk with the device; like sending amount from computer to the ingenico device.
they keep the man page well hidden.
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>place in a box behind a screen
>"place wallet here for access"
>put it outside apartments
>retards put wallets there and card is charged for transaction
>card is charged for access
>whatever company/business this used to belong to gets paid and you get nothing.
how do you think these machines work you can just change the payee on the fly?

Hey I’m being paid to demo a house and I also get to keep all the scrap.
What’s a cheap tool to help me cut these up? I’ve got a pretty decent copper pile going and I know there’s quite a bit in these
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Dykes isn't PC bro. Call them alternative lifestyle cutters.
With all the cords and bullshit with moving them and powering with a generator you have to keep gassed I'd just use a pair of side cutters.
1 snap the mc cable
2 use side cutters on the piece that's hanging and the wires.

It's way quicker and will fit in your back pocket.
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The saw will go through it a shitload faster than a grinder will. Also, those conduits are rather soft, even a cheap metal blade will cut a lot of them before it goes dull.

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>safety is for pussies
Will you ever be this manly, /diy/?
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>Being shot by a nigger
Found your problem.
>i-it's the niggers
like clockwork
Europeans talk mad shit about American shootings but then more of you guys drop dead when the weather is above 32 degrees Celsius.
Found the insecure /pol/incel
You don't like krauts maybe you should support Israel like (((your))) president

Seek mental help.

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Stop bringing your fucking dog to Home Depot of all goddamn places.
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Fuken lel
Nah, he's just saying that white girls fuck dogs.
lol home depot is spread in the "service" dog community as a go to place as part of their curriculum. they allow dogs, have concrete floors, are empty during certain hours, and have tons of smells/scary people holding large objects.
I would never bring my dog to PetSmart, way too stressful. It's like bringing a retard to a crowded amusement park, they don't like it, it's only from your own perspective that they'd enjoy it.
Most of the chicks I fuck are dogs, so there's that.

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So I just bought this place with a little backyard attached and I'm wondering what to do with it. I'm too lazy to mow a lawn regularly, let alone grow vegetables or anything, but I would still like to make the most out of it.

I've looked into low-maintenance alternatives for grass like chamomile or thyme (low-growing varieties), but those only seem to work well with enough sunlight. This garden is N-oriented unfortunately. Moss seems like it could work, maybe?

What can I make of this?

- zero maintenance or as close as possible
- keeping it somewhat "natural", so no artificial grass or concrete or anything where the grass is now.
- would like to keep some space available for a garden table and a chair or two.

Creative solutions welcomed! Thanks anons.
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Just stopped by and wanted to say, wow. I'm honestly jelly. This area has so much potential. Nice!
Might want to reapply the lime to those walls.
koi pond
I mulched mine after putting down weed mat. It has faded from the red of the wood chips to a greyish brown and I don't get weeds. Put flowering plants in pots around and broke up the space.

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Alright, /DIY/

So this property that I purchased last November has been a real fixer-upper. I've been focused on getting the interior renovation done, but recently been having issues with homeless in the alley behind the property. So I built a 7' tall fence.

Next step is the gate.

The plan is to build a 16' - 20' rolling gate...

Give me your best gate building ideas.

Also any ideas on forcing the unwanted homeless away.
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Thanks! Gonna try to finish it this weekend.
Interesting use of resources.
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I would definitely recommend the motion activated, bright as possible LED spots/floods. Turn sensitivity up as high as possible so ANY movement sets them off..be sure to make them tamper-resistant, because if not, the first night someone will break them.

Looking at the pic, I'd also reinforce your garage. Think about it. You're a homeless junkie, someone puts up a 7' fence and builds a gate to the back yard..what are they trying to keep safe in there?
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Good idea on reinforcing the garage. Currently there is just a bunch of junk and there is no power to the garage. All my tools are in house for remodel. Eventually I will be running a subbox out there and it will have cameras on the back of the property.

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Lights shut off for a few seconds when the air compressor turns on and welding is near impossible because the machine struggles to stay on. Does anyone know how to fix this? Its all 120 volt and in north america.
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Just drop in a new 50amp breaker and call it a day.
did he even specify what he is actually welding?
it could have been anything, 1/4" pipe or angle iron shit

sorry that you buy crappy low end welders and then wonder why it doesnt work right.. so how many times have you brought it back to harbor freight?
He said the breaker isn't tripping meaning things arnt getting enough power.
80% rule applies to large appliances that stay on for extended periods

Find rated amps for welder. If you have a 30 amp breaker run on 10/2 NM then you can plug a 24 amp welder to it no problem. 50A and 8/2--40amp max

My guess is your breaker is stuck and won't trip and Everytime you use it your wires are melting to ignition. Fire hazard.
>he only time Ive managed to trip it is with fluorescent lights + air compressor + 2 x squirrel cage fans (smaller than the one I used to load test earlier).

Breaker works.
Ill look into the wire size thing, thanks. Not sure why the mains in the house right next to the breaker is fucked up though.

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/Is this hole big enough for two wires/ edition
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Saw at a clients house. Why yes that is electrical tape and a piece of wire. The owner was quite the /diy/er. I also saw thin strips of metal twisted around beams like an autism ribbon instead of joist hangers. It was in front of his door so I couldn't take a picture.
Funny. I did a gas job on a house just like that once.
theres another one a foot and a half away, relax
Weird isn't it anon?

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