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Need to dig a deep hole are portable backhoes the way to go?
How deep are we talking about?
My community has to bury a witch after the trial. There's a lot of hoops to jump through so the soul cannot escape and return to rhe master or worse. I wont go into specifics but needs to be deep. We also have a rock to cover the site and keep the witch buried but using a forklift for that bit.
I bought one from harbor freight and used it to dig out some stumps. my son uses it to mess around. it is fun.

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The construction quality of the average American home seems to be on par with a European barn.
They look like they're made out of popsicle sticks and cardboard.
What about fires, termites, or strong gusts of wind?
No wonder American homes are always burning down or getting leveled by storms.
They're literally built like movie sets.
In Europe we use stone, brick, steel and concrete.
Americans actually take pride in owning and living in these tinderbox termite food barns?
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but how did drywall even become a thing? If you do temporary walls, why not do them out of wood - it doesnt have to be dovetailed or smth, just put one board above the other connected by a vertical loading board. That way you dont need special screws, can punch in walls when mad without the shit braking etc., more healthy, possibly even faster.

Drywalls/Knauf is such a shitty technology, very proprietary and you never know how many traces of piss and feces are in the mix which is a thing that already happened...why is shitty leftover material technology as drywall or OSB presented as smth inventive?
Technically plasterboard I think is considered a subset of drywall stuff, but I believe it's derived anyway from plasterboard which is a technology from British Gypsum. That's just flat boards of paper or wood and gypsum plaster. I lived in a shitty house with the UK equivalent of drywall as a kid, and yes that was paper crap, but proper gypsum plaster boards are extremely strong and hard and often stuck to masonry. It allows the surface finish to be started (boards put in and maybe taped) before other trades come in where they have to put in sockets or run pipe or whatever, and for it to be finished afterwards so you don't end up with an electrician ruining every wall to stick in plug sockets or whatever. There are better sound isolation technologies for board too. The biggest thing is that it allows a much better finish more efficiently, you don't have to do that continental Euro thing of an endless number of thinner and thinner coats of plaster, and it's less reliant on the underlying conditions (non-square and bumpy walls in old houses, very easy to correct).
oh look, the dumbfuck who doesn't know how humidity works is claiming to have subject matter expert level knowledge in structural design. again.
literally every single one of your arguments is BTFO by two words.

positive. pressure.

chew on that for a while and when your dumb fuck brain can't figure out what it means, come back to me and i'll spoon feed you.
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>positive. pressure.

well memed.

>dumbfuck who doesn't know how humidity works

correct my pleb beliefs then - moisture gets stuck to meterial and it penetrates the material, different stretch rates of mentioned materials make the material dissolve. layered or mixed material is especially prone to this type of damage. e.g. rotten OSB houses, swollen external facade

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I Bought A Very Expensive PLA Candle Edition
Old thread: >>1548510

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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That's easy
>take the 128 column / 64 row spheres everyone uses
>replace with 32 column / 16 row spheres
>print quality does not change
>~15,000 polygons saved per sphere
I got a 150,000 poly model down to 1,300 and I'm still confused why 0.5mm smooth circular indentations required that kind of detail.
Trying to remove salmon skin on a stock ender 3.
Would I still need TL-smoothers if I replace the stock stepper drivers with 2208's?
New thread: >>1557024
>Buy now
haha no
Well, I'm not just going to give the model away, I don't know what you were thinking there

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So I have a bit of an opportunity on my hands and I am wondering about the feasibility of it.

I own 2.3 acres of rural land that I bought on a whim some time ago. I mostly wanted a place in the middle of nowhere that I could camp on and maybe eventually build a home.

The county this land is in recently adopted tiny home friendly building codes.

I'd like to get a permit, drill a well, place a septic system, pour a monolithic foundation, and place a weather king 12x32 cabin shell on it. I'd also like to place a 3-4 Kw solar system with battery storage and just avoid grid tying entirely.

My working budget is about 30k right now. The rough in costs for the shell, electric, septic, and well is around 50k which I should have before July. I plan on doing most of the work myself. I worked in construction for years and have experience with wiring, plumbing, and finishing work.

Has anyone dealt with this kind of project before?
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So long as its within 8’6” width and under 13’6” in hight you can haul it without pilot truck and permits pretty much anywhere in North America.
Id say go DIY tiny house route and design to your local climate. A lot of these prefabs are built cookie-cutter and might not be built with r-values in mind and they can cut corners.
I plan to build one very soon for my camp site.
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Buy a old single wide trailer.
Ive got ten acres I want to do the same but want to find a company that can do ICF... and do a large open plan ICF loft partially earthed in
Should be straightforward.
>Buy a old single wide trailer
and light it on fire.

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Oh shit moments.

I'll start.
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>poking around UV light source for the counterfeit bill checker for my mom's boss, trying to repair it as a favor, cheap little thing but it'd be a waste to not try and repair it before chucking
>go to test continuity
>whoops forgot to turn it off
>stick a probe in willy nilly since power is off in my mind, touch metal cap of fuse to something it wasn't supposed to
>literally flashbanged myself
>crawl on ground, rip cord from wall, stand up
>pretty vaporized a diode, burnt part of the PCB
>check my probes and the one that shorted things out now has a nice little molten hole near the tip
>only got one probe in so multimeter is fine, thankfully
Would love a pit at my garage.
Most farmers (where I'm from at least) know at least one person who's died from carbon dioxide/monoxide from pits, underground silos, etc. Even above ground silos can be dangerous as fuck when you have to get inside them, eg. when repairing them, rewelding them, etc.

Basically: sealed, enclosed spaces are dangerous. Whether it be a pit, silo, or a WW2-era submarine.
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I forgot to put my hand brake on or chock my wheels when I removed my drive shaft once. I got the last bolt out and the shaft dropped free onto me and the truck started rolling backwards, while I was under it. Thank Christ my driveway is only inclined ~5 degrees or my dumb ass would be in a wheelchair.
At least you wouldnt have to walk everywhere.

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Hey /diy/ I'm an English teacher in China and we get a wee budget for extra curricular.
I wanna do a woodwork project for my class and I was wondering if you guys had any ideas.
It's a class of 14 adults but they are all kinda retarded so something really really basic also the budget is a bit shallow so something under $40 per person.
I was thinking little stools, but can anyone suggest anything more fun?
Here is a picture of my dog
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>Here is a picture of my dog
Diner for how many?
>Here is a picture of my dog
Are you going to cook it up for a class project?
That's not how China works friend. Turn off the TV and actually see the world you live in.
Also I'm white and Gweilos are basically above the law where I live.
Ebin!!! Chinese eat every dog they see! XDDD
Can't wait to repost this!

I think this may be the best route. Pretty hard to fuck up.
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Paper mechay statue of libertys.
Peg solitaire.

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What do you drink?
Does your beer meet your standards?
I drink and brew IPAs. I experiment a lot with different additions.

>general beer thread
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why not just do things well? It's not hard, and arguably, disregarding quality, even more efficient because you don't have to waste time making stupid post like this.

The way you treated the berries matters. The ratios of all ingredients matters. The health of the yeast matters. This is all stuff you glossed over in your post.
also, it needs to exhale - that saran wrap is a terrrible idea. If you don't have an airlock, either get a towel and rubber band and secure it over the lid, or stretch a pinpricked balloon over the top of it.
afaik, mead takes longer to make than ales. I am drinking my beers two weeks after I brew them. If I have to bottle, I am drinking them 4 weeks after I brew. Doesn't mead take like 3 months?
Not the stuff I’ve made, recipe calls for couple weeks till it’s ready, but yeah tastes better if you let it sit
It’s not the time though it’s all the temperature and boiling work that turns me off of ales
Homebrew general >>1528159 hasn't hit bump limit. There's lots of good information there. Also check the catalog before opening a new thread. Thx fgt. ;)

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I live in an old house, and it's got all these old defunct, drafty floor vents.

How can I block these internally to stop some of the drafts, preferably under the covers and inside the ducts, with some water tolerance.

The forced air system is no longer in use, as we switched to a different source of heat. Removal of the ducting and floor repair isn't possible at this time.

I've tried googling to no avail.

Pic not mine.
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Use an inline duct fan to push air down through the room you’ll be hanging out in the most? Or spray foam. Don’t get spray foam on your hands or skin. You’ll need gasoline to get it off. True story
They make magnetic vinyl vent covers you can slap right on top of the register.
I used to have this cat that peed on the gas floor heater once in a while. Stunk up the house real good when it was running.
>You’ll need gasoline to get it off.
This sounds like a recipe for napalm...

Can't you just cement the openings shut? Then put your unconscious cat in one of the drying cement blocks.
Hard to tell from your picture, but it looks like you have a slab house (no basement). If so, water in ductwork happens a lot in older homes when the foundation settles and the ducts crack/get infiltrated by water.

If you ARE in a slab house and no longer use those ducts then I'd just shove an old shirt or whatever down there partway and seal off the top with cement. Once it cures you can tile over it or whatever.

If you DON'T live in a slab house then I would just shove shirt/towel/whatever in there and put the register back over it. Or, you could tear the ductwork out and patch the holes.

What are you using for heat now?

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There is this what seems to be hollow wall in my appartment. It is not on the floorplan. At first I thought it was for utilities for my upstairs neighbours (I live on a middle floor) but lately i've been investigating other pictures of different appartments in the same buildings and not every appartment has it. At first i thought those pictures must be of top floor appartments but it appears that also appartments on the same level as mine don't have it.

How the fuck do I find out what's behind it? It really fucks me over cause it limits my kitchen significantly. If I wouldn't have this shit wall I could have alot more living room space.

Also it's probably difficult to demolish anyway once I find out what's behind it cause eventhough I bought this appartment there are probably still laws or permits in place, but I wanna start with finding out how much room is behind this wall.

Any ideas how to find out without destroying it?
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Weapons grade autism going on in here. Holy fuck, OP.
>why only this house has it and not the other 20
Holy shit how retarded are you? Probably only one unit on each floor has the riser because there is one main plumbing and electrical connection that branches out on each floor.
That shit costs 6 gorillion dollars more. Why would you do that?
There was one of these in the house I grew up in, no one ever paid much attention to it. Though for some reason my brothers room directly above the kitchen would from time to time have dead bees along the same wall but in the floor above. Kind of a mystery we all knew about but dwelt on. A few years ago my parents had the kitchen redone and they ripped out the wall and the ENTIRE space was bees nest. like 2x2x8 feet of nest old and new.

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I built one of these years ago with a friend when he was going through a difficult part of his marriage I don't know why he built this damn thing but he did. You got me to help them haul up some basic materials like plywood sheathing and some shingle blocks but all the rest was made on site. He brought an Alaskan Mill and a couple of other things and made most of everything. It gets used from time to time but frequently squatters move in for few weeks at a time and leave the huge fucking mess. Recently while I was hiking and exploring a unmapped mountain bike trail I found this cabin. Post photographs of your own discoveries or stuff that you've made. This one is in a park in a very popular tourist area so I hope the GPS data has been stripped off of this photograph
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You guys would love my late friend Gregor Westburg. You can't really find any record of the guy, but he existed. Been dead for more than a year now. He lived in a little shack in a little town out in the boonies. My friend that lived nearby called him "Shackman." I'll try to grab a picture of his dojo when I'm out there next.
Ill have a cushion of money but not enough to make me lazy and not need a job
All the "OPs" in this thread are so angry, its obvious whatever issues their cabin in the woods were meant to solve, never did.

Maybe running from your problems to play in the woods isn't the solution you need.

Jesus is a good solution. Up to you.

I started this thread to see what other kinds of cabins people have put together, not to get some deep fucking conversation about God, marriage or other shit.
What did you expect? This is 4chan. We are a Christian board.

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I need books on inspecting and evaluating the quality of homes
>use google
I did but I prefer unregulated opinions
Also any good dyi related books about homes would be welcome
Look up property case law I guess, maybe esp dilapidations? It's quite dry, but it will tell ou exactly what the common serious problems are.
thank you, i will do that.
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>I need books on inspecting and evaluating the quality of homes

all the books you need in pic rel

yours trully
thank you

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Should I just enter a trade instead of pursuing an engineering degree? I was originally planning to go to community for 2 years and then transfer into a 4 year for EE/ME, but I'm concerned about debt and personal motivation. I'm considering becoming an elevator mechanic at this point, but I barely know anything about the trade or anyone working in it. Anybody work in the field or in trades in general? What was your experience training and finding employment?

For context, I'm 18 in the SF Bay Area. I also tried asking /adv/ and /biz/ but they told me no one there actually works.
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Service guys only get misdemeanors. Big boy crimes are for tinners, fitters, and insulators.

Stating a well traveled stereotype hardly means I have issues. Engineers think field guys are alcoholic shitheads and we think they're smug pricks. It's the natural order of things but we can work together and agree on things to get shit done. It's kinda like ass men and tits men, we have our differences but we can work it out.

End of the day I'll still stop by their parade house and wrench on their furnace in exchange for whatever expensive beer they have while I'm doing it. We're all in this together and none of us are getting out alive.

OP do whatever the fuck you want, try out a trade for a year and if you don't like it go to school. If you still live at home and you're thrifty one year of apprenticeship is probably enough to pay most of your community college. Or just find somewhere that brings kids in to help with the Summer rush. Worst case scenario you learn some skills and make some connections. My brother in law got a job as a project manager at the general contractor he worked rough in for during the Summers while getting his bachelor's before he even graduated.
You can work while you go to school you know. Helps avoid debt. find a community college.
Do you want to get paid to work or do you want to get paid to think?

If you're not sure you want an engineering degree you probably shouldn't do it. The work load is very intense and you start getting burnt out after awhile. I wouldn't have gotten through it if I wasn't hell bent on the goal and saw a lot of classmates transfer to easier programs or give up entirely.
Did it open a lot if doors for you? How many times do people REALLY push your buttons?

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anything I should add to by "hottub" ?? I also have heat lights suspended from the ceiling with the failsafe anti tip over alarms disabled. on the ground is a pump to pump out the remaining water after i drain the 100 gal tub
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No, this is peak Yuropoorean anon. Good job.
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what you mean?
You should add 220VAC directly from the Service Drop
>some sort of torture room
i don't even know what you glow in the dark niggers are doing on /diy/

i guess no board is safe anymore

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How do I make nice insulated cable holes/connections when I start with a regular waterproof junction box and USB cables? ..lads
You make the hole too smal for the cable, then you force the cable throu the hole, that's enough. If you want to make it 100% waterproof, fill the junction box with Cast resin.
scotchcast or scotch coat and rubber tape
If it’s the looks, use a bushing to finish the hole too.

trying to make a cheap light box for an online store. what are some recommendable lights on the cheap? I'd like something neutral.
I wanna bump+relevant hijack. I'm looking to make a movie poster lightbox. I've got a question I haven't been able to find an answer for- how do you block UV from fading posters? Both from the outside and from the lights within. These aren't ultra-precious, but I want the peace of mind. I'd really like to avoid the weight of glass, so standard tinting film is not possible.

In terms of lights, the YouTuber 'DIY Perks' nerds out about good colour reproduction from some certain led strips. That'll be my starting point for light research and probably what I'll go with. Check his info sections. Sorry I can't link em myself right now.

How about you guys do some research and ask for opinions on done research?
A couple of those clamp anywhere shop lights ($5 each) and a few yards of white fabric from JoAnn ($8) and a cardboard box from somewhere (???). Paint the interior white ($7582.57).


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