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I need to write some dvds but i dont have a computer with an optical disk drive. I took this out of an old laptop that isnt working anymore, is there any way to make it run externally on a different laptop? Usb maybe? Idk, any help is appreciated.
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Use this, and you'll never have to worry about finding some way to connect drives (SATA, PATA, optical; any size) again. However it's bulky. $15
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Use something like this for SATA drives, any size, due to added power adapter for higher power requirements. Also, about $15.
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>>1699465
Scissors
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Turn it into a nice red burning laser. There are countless tutorials on YouTube. Styropyro is a real inspiration

What's it like being a construction laborer? How's the pay? Do you enjoy your job?
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>>1700267
Thats not gonna fly on a jobsite. Unless you were born female and you have an organically natural bagine, they wont give you the ez mode treatment.
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>>1697535
Depends a lot on where you are and what the company you're working for is like. The work itself isn't as physically demanding as you might expect most of the time, but occasionally you'll have to haul some heavy bullshit around or spend the afternoon attempting to dig a statue out of the ground. It's good to have a couple of basic skills so that you can fill in for tradies on little stuff (small drywall patches, touching up mortar, ect) but it's not essential. On the last laborer job I worked, I ended up helping the site super manage tradies a little bit. Nothing major, just directing people to where they were needed, what they needed to do, and letting them know if there were things they couldn't do in front of clients.

I've always been paid shit for labor work, but I've also only done it through placement agencies. Coworkers of mine who worked directly for the GC got paid considerably better. Again, this depends on location. You can definitely make a living doing it though.

Enjoyment depends heavily on your coworkers. I've had fun jobs and shitty jobs. The last job I did was pretty frustrating, largely because of the site super. He had a bad habit of having me do pointless busy work from 7-12, then deciding that there was some vitally important time and labor intensive thing that needed to be done right after lunch. On the other hand, the super I worked for before him was always pretty good about setting reasonable expectations and didn't give me any trouble, so working for him was pretty enjoyable.
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Construction workers usually get paid a lot. It's an appealing element that keeps people working in that field. I can't say I know why the pay is so high. If I had to bet, it's obvious, magic, magic is the answer. Alchemy enhances human life by introducing oddly well paying jobs into our market. lol Saving up is easy. In the case where you're working in construction.
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>>1700260
>>1700267
this is in the Seattle area, im pretty sure all big public projects have diversity requirements now which is why you see so many women as road flaggers now.
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>>1697535

I've worked a lot of jobs in the commercial construction field over the years but never any one thing for more than a year or so, so I never really got past the entry level paygrades. For the things I was doing, with my lack of experience, the pay was pretty shitty, like a buck or 2 over minimum wage. Maybe gas money if the jobsite was really far.

I enjoyed a lot of the work that I did but I hated how lots of jobs required me to drive really far. Lots of my coworkers were assholes too. I'm pretty fucking autistic and the sad truth is there is a lot of really juvenile junior high bully types in construction, and getting on a crew with guys like that makes your day really suck.

>>1700113

It sounds like you are viewing "construction worker" in the strictest sense, referring to someone who works "construction" for a General Contractor. Other people here seem to be referring to Construction Worker is the very loose sense, meaning anyone in a trade that you will find at a construction site, electricians, painters, framers, unskilled laborers, even HVAC guys.

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I'm looking to make an aquarium tank leak proof. I also want to get rid of the ugly black boarder. These things as made from panes of glass and sealed with silicone in the corners.

Could I melt the glass at the corners and have it seal itself? I'm not sure if you can braise glass. I also don't know if it would withstand 10 gallons of water without the black plastic holding it together. I'm also a fucking retard so please feel free to point out the obvious.
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>>1699606
This

Or go with acrylic like everybody else who wants an aquarium without the downsides of glass.
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>>1699592
you can seal the joints with silicon but its best to find one that doesnt leak for free on craigslist or those apps. I got a borderless 20 gal that retails for $200 for free from some old dude along with 5 other tanks.
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>>1699592
The fuck. Plastic is useless. Just scrape the corners and use you fingers to lay 100% clear silicone on the inside joints. Rip the plastic shit off and it should never leak again.

Might be easier to make new. Check out youtube builds. It's neat as fuck
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>>1700110
will silicone hold the glass agaisnt the water? water is heavy af
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>>1700251

this. the plastic frames support the glass to keep the pressure from pushing the glass panels out away from each other thus so it doesnt burt open and leak everywhere. theres a reason why things are designed the way they are.

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Are these good to drag IKEA shit outside 20 min away from your home?
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>>1700493
Do you mean you want to walk it home from ikea?
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>>1700494

Yea. I have no car and home delivery cost like 60 euros
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>>1700504
Some kind of 4 wheel cart would probably be better, also something with solid wheels instead of pneumatic. If that tire pops you'll be dragging everything home and it won't be fun. I don't know how it is over there but here we can rent a truck for like $20 for a few hours. I don't imagine that hand truck is cheap either.
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Man up you pussy.
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>>1700493

just ask someone with a car to drive it to your house and give em like 10 bucks for gas. or hire an uber. do you have uber in euroshitland?

Why are there so many seemingly expensive snapon toolboxes for sale?

Are these snapon dealers trying to move stock?

Or is it millennials that can’t afford the payments?

How do I find a decent toolbox that doesn’t cost as much as a down payment on a car
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>>1693427

I'm not sure if it meets my needs. Can I try one first?
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>>1695222
>Does an engagement ring change the frequency and/or quality of blowjobs or am I good buying the ring but dragging ass on the ceremony?

Blowjobs go up after honeymoon is over, but actual sex goes down.
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>>1700235
yes you can have a stool sample
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>>1693068
this is quite possibly the dumbest thing I've seen posted on 4chan in a while.
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>>1693267
Hilti is made in China and is extremely well made.
It highly depends on how much the company gives a fuck about QC and whether they vetted the people making their shit.

I'm interested in tall buildings. What do I need to know to not have this?
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>>1700004
They're still trying to recover some bodies. It's incredibley unstable and likely to further collapse.

https://www.nola.com/news/article_8bf3a328-efa7-11e9-956b-4bfa5b6051ad.html#tncms-source=infinity-scroll-summary-sticky-siderail-latest
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>>1700000
Cursed get
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>>1698195
Cheap construction job. Those floors look flimsy as hell. Hundred year old building where I live is way more sturdy and survived a massive roof fire. Looks like all steel, no concrete.
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>>1700004
In I think Atlantic City a while back, a parking garage that was under construction collapsed.
The cause that came out and that was mentioned by workers on the project, was that the support structure that was put in place while the concrete was poured, was removed way too soon, before the concrete had fully cured or reached a high enough strength level.
Apparently, the construction company didn’t want to buy or rent enough temporary supports for the project, so they pulled the ones from lower floors before they should have to cast the upper floors.
This caused the concrete to start sagging, and probably fucked it beyond repair.
In one of the videos from New Orleans, posted by a worker speaking Spanish, the guy is pointing out bent support columns, including one that was bent in place that they couldn’t remove.
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>>1698195
>itt ahkmed tries to find out the weaknesses of our strongest buildings

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Are tubes really worth more than the gear they're in? I have a 50's Motorola clock with about 4 tubes and an early 60's reel-to-reel with about 5 tubes. Should I sell them now while boomer's want them in high demand?
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>>1697497
>Are tubes really worth more than the gear they're in?
On average, no. There are a few, rare exceptions though.
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>>1697500
This. I was testing a shitload of tubes yesterday for a new amp build and found that my JJ 12AU7/ECC82 were consistently producing about 0.3% less THD than most of my NOS tubes. In a way it feels bad man.
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>>1698398
>In a way it feels bad man.
I guess, but don't feel too bad about it. It means that you can walk into any guitar shop or some electronics shop and pick up a good quality tube at any time without shelling out a bunch of cash.
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>>1697497
Hehe
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>>1697500
>The old tube market is near dead, the new tubes are getting very good
True, but there's still plenty of exceptions.
There's loads of fun niche tubes that don't have modern equivalents, like magic eye tubes, square law tubes, dekatrons, additrons, and all kinds of specialty radio tubes.
There's a few modern nixie tubes, but they're so expensive that NOS is still popular and available in greater quantities.

It's wrought iron and has a grate at the bottom. Looks like an old timey grill for over a fire?
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>>1699092
that's steel
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>>1699092
Does it have any residue on it? Like electrical insulation varnish or something?
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Mesh for holding plants?
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>>1699092
Cement stamper.
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>>1699347
The proper term is trellis.

How can I prevent people from urinating on my windows and property?

I just heard three men pee INTO my window AC unit. I went out to confront them but by the time I had my holster on my belt they split. The AC unit is clearly visible and they knew they were doing it.

I live near the downtown of a city of 100,000, and this is a common problem because I live in the basement of a building but have windows outside, just below ground level. Drunks commonly piss into my window recesses.

Would those fake cameras work, or is there a better solution? One of my windows already has a dedicated security light but there is no way to light the other.
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>>1695077

You're going to be alpha man here. Time to take your land back.

Google how to make your piss the most musty. I mean go on a asparagus and cottage cheese diet, and drink 12 packs of double IPA every night pissing all over your A/C unit. Making it so punget it will burn your eyes.

But it won't bother you. You'll enjoy it, knowing to yourself that, " yeah, that's right, that's my piss motherfucker ". And you will be satisfied.

Or you can just put up a deer camera, then print the pictures of the people pissing and tape them up at the location. Idk....
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>>1695077
Fill this with pepper spray
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>>1695077
>I live in the basement
Imagine the smell
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>>1695555
How about threatening to shoot them ? They’re dirt bags and mentally disorganized— are they going to complain to the cops?
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Set up a high voltage hot wire. Problem solved. May pee on it once but will quickly regret life its self.

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how to do woodworking when living in a condo
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>>1698646
Do you at least have a garage? My one car garage is enough for all of my tools, materials, brewing ~300 liters of wine, smoked meats, and some more. You just have to organize properly. I'm sure you could make a small wood shop in it if you have one.
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Towhitch vise. Again: TOW HITCH VISE. Maybe keep some extra sawhorses (with their own vises) in the trunk. Boom, instant portable shop.

We have this thread at least once a month. For fuck's sake it should be in the sticky by this point.
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>>1699331
Best advise here. Can recommend.
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>>1698646

I do this.

You want a knockdown workbench, like a Moravian or Nicholson. Or a low bench.

Use mostly hand tools. Even a couple hundred bucks on a bench plane beats a jointer, does as well, and isn't much work. Planing definitely beats sanding for final surface finish (you'll still need to sand for finishing but not nearly as much). A bit brace will do great drilling once you know how to use it, which covers stuff a typical hand drill won't easily handle. Some hand saws.

All this stuff is comparatively cheap. You need technique, but it's quieter and the chips are less of a pain to clean up, which saves you a dust control system. I planned on using a painters tarp but just a kitchen floor was fine for sweeping. Also, storage is way easier w/hand tools.

Some stuff that is a major pain for me: thickness planing, long rip cuts, and resawing.

One option is a lunchbox planer. Those are pretty compact. Plus a band saw. Keep them in storage and try to batch up your work to do outside in one big go for your next few projects.

Or buy your wood predimensioned (which is expensive and the wood will move between the lumberyard and when you get a chance to use it).

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convert a van

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PVC bros what are you working on? I’m currently building a duplex chemical metering system.
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>>1700508
I've always used pic related and never had a single leak
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>>1700495
>>1700508
Are you doing this in the water treatment building of a hydrogen plant?
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>>1700595
probably dishwasher.
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>>1700593
When you go through as many paper towels as I do then you’ll understand.
>>1700594
I never used that, but I have never had a single glue joint leak using weld-on. I must do 5-10 thousand joints a year
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>>1700595
No, I’m in a small shop. (Me and one other guy). We ship to the treatment plants

How do I remove Rust from this without damaging the numbers?
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>>1700520
Dr. Pepper is actually ideal
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>>1700521
Dr pepper taste like shit though, what would I do with it after I'm done?
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>>1700522
Dr pepper is just coke without rust.
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>>1700552
Coke is Dr Pepper without Charles Alderton's turd nuggets dissolved in it.
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>>1699144
darkens the metal though. I

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Which is going to last longer as a floor material?

I need to cover about 900 square feet. I'm leaning toward vinyl since it can survive a damp mop. Can it handle heavy furniture being moved over it?

Are either one more DIY friendly?
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>>1699609
Mine was a 4 inch minimum, there should be a reference on the packaging
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>>1697423
If you're thinking of going with vinyl, try putting some scratches on a sample piece first. Some vinyl planks have a white layer under the surface, so scratches are really noticeable.
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>>1699831
Yea it's a real sonofabitch, I got it to work in my basement at least. Upstairs with the trashed 90 year old wood floors I just sanded it 'levelish' and a year later there are bits of the vinyl that are unclicked from each other, but it's only noticeable if you're looking for it.
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>>1700096
At first lots of it leaked through cracks in the floor. Then I added more to fill in the leaks but it had become too thick to flow so I ended up using a trowel to flatten it. It was $27 for 50 pounds. I should have just used cheap modified mortar and troweled it smooth.
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>>1697423
I used to live in a prewar apartment in ny with wood flooring that looked like shit. One pass of the sander, and some blo, and everything looks new.
Go wood. Its expensive, but last a long ass time. My old floor was 100 years old.

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you are braking my heart bro, I though you were a cool boomer Mr. Essential and then you put an OSB floor, regarding OSB beams, Im already used to that, but this tops it, friendship official ended with Mr. Essential.

>be american
>build house by yourself
>clap.mp4
>fall trough floor since its made out of OSB
>sue yourself
>win in court
>clap.mp4
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>>1699964
thats a mcmansion? looks like a regular sized 4 family house in southern ontario. a bit gaudy maybe...
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>>1699964
The biggest folly that Americans commit, other than building cheap shit houses, is that they try to impose their European-ness (inb4 56%) on their houses, in places where a European-style house makes no sense. The house you posted is in the Woodlands, which would be much better served by a Spanish-style house.

https://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/a25056763/spanish-colonial-design-style/
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>>1697768
over here in europe it's pretty common knowledge to do some sort of ventilation layer between the verneer and the OSB so moisture from inside the building or from a leak in the verneer can always dry out in that layer.
OSB is okay stuff if you keep it dry
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>>1700289
Its a McMansion because:
1. Missmatched windows.
2. Structure mismatch: square windows, round windows, triangle roof, octogon roof, some windows open up and down, others: side.
3.Two story front door.
4. Fake brick exterior. Not real brick.
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>>1697418
Get a liability insurance first. Srsly, look it up, someone had already done it.

I tried to make a thread and I guess it was too long, so I’ll make this short and sweet and answer any questions to fill in Info I may have missed.

I need help/ideas on making a rope and pulley system to help me get groceries and other small goods up a steep incline. It’s about 50-75meters, and a fairly steep incline.
It’s my driveway, and I am worried I won’t be able to drive up it during the winter months as I drive a low riding sedan. I live on the side of a mountain overlooking the college I go to.
I also need it to be able to be operated by a 5’3” 130 lbs female. A crank perhaps? I’ll be honest, I’ve never done anything like this before I am just worried with snow and ice coming that I won’t be able to hike the driveway and carry groceries.
Pic related is my driveway, it doesn’t look as bad as it is. I have to really gun it to have enough momentum to make it up to where it levels off. I have a deck with a tree that goods could easily be loaded onto, and a device could be attached to.

Pic related
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>>1699613
well you could get traction cleats for your shoes, you're not going to slip with those on.

or you could mount a small hand winch to your deck and crank away. maybe custom make a sled that can handle being dragged up your driveway
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>>1699613
I'd set up a hand level rope attached to trees or whatever with knots along your walking path if you are really worried about being able to walk up and down it in general.

For the cargo, mount a small hacked together winch at the top of the hill. you could make a frame on posts or anchors in ground or by a tree.
Get it close to the house and you can use something electric. You'd unspool it (or put it into neutral/unlocked) and carry/drag the sled downhill with you (or ), then load the sled, walk up and turn on the winch to haul it up.

Cheap plastic toboggan with cargo net or rope attached would work good as the transport, hooked to the end of whatever rope/cable is connected to your pulley/winch/old garage door opener/ old fan motor and spool/etc

If you drag the sled down on your way out to get groceries, it's not an extra trip.
If you want to get really complicated and have something like a ski lift or remote controlled up and down, etc, we'd need more info on your skills and tools.
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>>1699648

Chains will likely tear up your fender and still won't do shit for ground clearance and may not work if the incline is too much..

Get a snowmobile, a 4wd or a sled and pull them up. You can try the rope/pulley thing but you'd be looking at a shit ton of rope that will get tangled and your pulleys will get iced and lock up.
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>>1699613
Build one of these
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>>1700325
OP here; this is the sort of thing I was thinking. The hand level rope is going to be a must, as it is treacherous even just in wet weather.

I had not thought about using an electric motor, thank you for that! The deck that overlooks the driveway has an outlet, and even a door so I would I wouldn’t have to bring them around to the front of the house. But how powerful of a winch device would I need? I imagine a fan motor would not be enough, not sure where I’d get a garage door opener but that sounds like a good idea.

In terms of skills and tools, I’ve got only the basics that my father sent me away with when I left home. A toolbox with screwdrivers, Various wrenches, hammers, a couple saws but they are rough, more for felling trees.

I am open to spending $200-300 on this project. And can probably borrow power tools. As for skills I’ve done a good bit of carpentry, some basic electrical wiring, basically general house maintenance as my father had knee replacement surgery and prostate cancer so I sort of listened while he barked instructions whenever something broke at the house. He was a lineman, uncles were construction contractor and electrician and I’ve worked with both of them before as well. I’m novice but a quick learner.

I’ll go out and take a few more pictures of what I’m talking about here since I’m
Getting helpful replies. (First DYI thread I’ve ever made so bear with me.)


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