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Hey /diy/

It's been a while since I made a thread. Maybe a couple months. Who can really say, right? Anyway, if anyone remembers, I bought some cheap ass torn to shit land from some loggers back in the spring of this year. I've been doing what I can, but between my own demons, the girl I was in love with killing herself, and telling my only core group of friends to take a hike, well, let's just say I'm trying my best.

I've since carved out a driveway, all the way from the road to the other end of the property, which is a creek. I got a culvert put in by the road, even got the permit for it, and another halfway through the property to get over a second creek, which was so buried in logs, I didn't even realize was there. I got some help from a friend who has an excavator, that helped a lot. Hell, I've even got a hobo camp set up.

I'm just going to jump right into dumping pictures.
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>>1514432
I appreciate the kind words, anon. We both know pain, clearly. Unfortunately, I don't see any of this going well for me. I know it gets easier with time, but fuck. I think I need to get back into the freezing rain and snow and fight for survival. Otherwise I'll be left to my own devices, which...well, let's leave it at that. I wish you the best, too.

>>1514441
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ When you're right, you're right!
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>>1514463
Do you even like hot wings
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>>1514553
I like the pain they give me
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>>1512505
You said you didn't tell your friends where you were going. Do they now know that you'e alive and well? I know soul searching may be good and that you don't want people around when you're grieving. However they are probably worried about you because they love you and I feel like that brotherly bond is great.
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Good to hear from you HotWing, really good progress.
Get as much work as you can from that trackhoe while it is there.

Finding a second creek is a real bonus.

Get your road as good as you can afford now, patching it multiple times later is more expensive. Maybe using logs to corduroy the steep slope would work, ask the hoe man.
That soil will turn into ooblek with enough rain and might get things so stuck that you spend money getting your truck out repeatedly.

Some big tracks, Florida deer are tiny, with little goat sized feet.

Really like the cabin you got planned.

A platform for your tent is a good idea. Covering it so you have a 'double tent' setup would make it more comfortable, and dryer. Maybe a tiny bit warmer, too. You can use the outer area for storing things out of the weather.

I am very sorry for your loss and rough times. Spend some time with your friends, even if it is just an little while once a week. It will really help.

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Is Ask This Old House still good or is it just the same stuff you can find anywhere else? thinking about getting the magazine because i have a lot of downtime and preservation is one of my hobbies.
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Ask This Old House ≠ This Old House

There is not really that much preservation in This Old House. It's just a general home improvement show/magazine.
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>>1514471
Ah thanks, I guess I was just thinking they were the same thing by the name lol
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>>1514471
I always thought it was the same old house. But apparently they do work on other houses besides their old house.
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>>1514720
What would you ask it?

Cheap ways to make your home 'smart'? I bought a google home mini device but want it to be able to turn my TV on and control ac etc
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>>1513159
Go out the door, the net IQ of your home will jump instantly.
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>>1514147
Automating boring and repetitive tasks. Or if you want the meme answer ... AMERIFATS AMIRITE?
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>>1514330
>Automating boring and repetitive tasks.
Using a tv remote and setting a thermostat are too manual labor intensive?
What next, a smart toilet to wipe your ass? Or better yet, a recliner that detects when you start shitting and opens a trap door+bidet?
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>>1513159
diy home assistant Mycroft. Runs on rpi, script gpio pins to do things when voice commanded.
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>>1514159
I mainly use the google home for playing Spotify around my unit. Who wouldn't want voice control in their own house pleb

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So I've been doing some blacksmithing with a homemade forge but I have run out of coal and it's too expensive to buy. How do I make it?
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>>1513355
I was responding to a guy that said blacksmiths use charcoal instead of bituminous coal. I have no way of knowing if it was OP or not. If it was OP then he's a fucking idiot and doesn't deserve a response at all, kind of like you, but hey, have a free response, moron.
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this board is so fucking retarded
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>>1513043
its pretty easy
1.buy a Dinosaur
2.wait
3.????
4.profit
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>>1513043
Just uncompress diamonds.
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If I make charcoal out of wolmonozed wood will it burn in the rain and not go out?

Hi /diy/, what is this?
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>>1514438
Oh, thank god
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>>1514442
It makes socks.
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>>1514438
>I have the answer for you, OP.
FINALLY! - Maybe I'll get some sleep tonight...
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>>1514503
Are you in the US? Do you have PayPal?
I'm somewhat interested in it. Would you take $200 for it?
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>>1514703
I'm not OP.
I'm just relieved to find out what it is.

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Hello /diy/, I'm renovating my new apartment right now and in the bathroom I've encountered black mold beneath the wallpaper in several places (despite the landlord ensuring me that there is no mold), I'm heavily allergic to black mold and asthamtic, so I can't work on it any further. This apt is situated in a commie block, so all walls are pure concrete.
Do you reckon there is anything I can do to fix it right now or should I cash out and have my landlord offer me a different apt? I would go through them to have the mold issue fixed, but that likely won't be done until January.
Lastly is there any way to remove latex paint from concrete so it doesn't shine through my new wallpaper or should I just paint it white and then apply the wallpaper?
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As long as whatever caused the mold is no longer further contributing to the mold growth (leaking pipe). You should be able to just paint over the mold with oil based stain kill/primer. That’s what I would recommend regardless of the mold as well, because you want to have a nice even color beneath the wallpaper so you don’t have discoloration coming through the lighter areas of the paper. I would just recommend you use a mask and open a window when working with the oil based paint, as it smells incredibly strong and releases odors that last anywhere from 24-48 hours.

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Have any of you ever started a pirate FM station before in the United States? I really want to DJ some electronic music on a vacant FM channel next year. I've read it's a good idea to buy an expensive but well-made FM transmitter to avoid interference, and keep the FCC off my back longer.

I've got access to multiple rooftops around campus, so I could erect antennas remotely. It would really suck to have my equipment stolen/damaged/confiscated though.

It seems like so much fun, just screwing around on the airwaves and playing good electronic music. The FM radio in my state is such shit, it's all either cumulus or iheartmedia regurgitating the same top 40 garbage.
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>>1510801
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>>1510498
>boomers with nothing to do but ruin other people's fun
When can we start producing Onions Green?
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>>1511110
> overpowered
Do you mean overwatted?
Because you said wattage instead of power earlier, was that a mistake or what?
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>>1510777
>as long as you keep it under a certain wattage and antenna size.
Yeah, a grand total of .1 Watts! Part 15 rule. You can get decent range with a good antenna, actually, but nothing mindblowing.
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>>1512729

>wattage instead of power earlier

You for real bruh?

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Was driving through the state of missouri today and stopped to fill up. All the gas pumps have this fucking plastic sheath thing over the nozzle that needs to be depressed by pushing hard against the filler pipe. Is this just a missouri thing? Do other states have this?
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>>1514461
It is mostly that people watch the meter trying to put in exactly what they have in cash or get a nice round number, they see it at the number they want and yank it out not realizing they still had they trigger squeezed in their fingers, gas goes everywhere and I had to go out with the kitty litter to absorb all the spilled gas. The cost of the gas is not much for any single spill, but add in the cost of the kitty litter and the time and it starts adding up. If it is a good sized spill beyond what a bag of kitty litter could handle, have to call 911, if 911 gets too many calls within a set amount of time for spilled gas they start sending bills to the owner, it really does add up.

Most people immediately let go of the handle when they see gas spraying out, but every now and then you got someone who just panicked and would not realize the reason the gas is coming out is because they were still squeezing the trigger, have to shut down the pumps and the station, call 911 and wait while all the business goes to the station across the street.

>>1513990
Stupid panicky people make the 'safteycucks' somewhat of a necessity. In the year I worked there after the safety boot things showed up, I can not recall a single person complaining about them, suspect you are just looking for people to blame for your life when there is no one to blame but yourself.
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>>1511877
We don't have them in the UK, well not that I've seen. I have seen them in loads of American films though, so they can't be that rare over there.
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>>1514650
never seen one in the UK, then again i have never seen anyone spill fuel on a forecourt before other than one time in northern ireland but that was intentional...
i guess people in america are just much more retarded?
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>>1514655
I never saw a person spill gas either, then I worked at a gas station. When you are just there to fill up you are there for maybe 15minutes tops and see at best a dozen people, so a fraction of a percent of the number someone would see if they worked there for 8 hours a night 5 days a week.

Never met a single person from the UK that would say anything other than 'petrol', certainly not 'fuel' as you did, and I have spent a fair amount of time in the UK.
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Haven't seen these in Finland, but we do not have the "toggle" pumps either(on petrol pumps for consumers. Unsure about tanking stations for lorries). You need to pull the trigger and hold it down until you're done. Very hard to spill unless intentional.

how do we revive roman concrete?
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>>1512959
Just throw it on the pile, we are fast approaching peak fucking everything. To maintain average human living standards we need to start reducing population massively.
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>>1513026
>Fast strength gain and for buildings meant to last 3-5 decades.

nothing wrong with that, cheap plastic had its place and purpouse. But why build bridges out of RC then? RC is good for prisons and bunkers, but not for bridges you expect to outlast you...
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>>1512323
>not getting the choke
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>>1511783
>It survived an ammo depot explosion
I disagree. It survived for centuries, and got rekt by an ammo depot explosion
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>>1512959
''no''

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stupid questions that don`t deserve their own thread thread
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>>1514500
neither - you'd have a bazillion little tiny stickers of glass embedded in your skin.
itches like crazy
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>>1514518
Ok thank you
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What can I use to measure tension of a wire?
Doesn't have to be terribly accurate.
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>>1514578
Spring scale, straight edge, tape measure/ruler, and some trigonometry. Pull on the middle of the wire with the spring scale, measure how far it deflects at a given force, and do the math.
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>>1514578
If you just eager them uniform you could pluck or tap the stand and use your phone top tell you the pitch

Can wood be permanently magnetised?
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>>1514425
well, im knot going to stick to this line of conversation. time to branch off onto a new topic. woodnt want to stay rooted in mediocrity. too easy to get stumped that way, if you know what i mean.
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>>1514396
Really activates my almonds
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>>1514436
That was sappy.
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Filtered
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>>1512061
NO

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Heya DIY, does anyone have any knowledge of how to take measurements to translate into a pattern for cutting?

I want to try and use my leatherworking hobby skills (still somewhat newish) to make leather wraps for friend's xbox/ps4 controllers.

The leather crafting itself is easy for me, but I don't have expietience with translating the shape of the controller into a cut out pattern. Any ideas?

Pic only semi related
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Silly putty
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>>1514561
If only there was some thin malleable object that could be folded and cut to fit the form of an object, perhaps even blank white so you could make markings. Then lay that flat object that was marked and cut on top of the leather to transfer the design.
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>>>1510818

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so far Ive seen:

1. wood mounted IN the ground (with no additional material, just depth)
2. wood mounted IN the ground with cement
3. wood mounted IN the ground with gravel
4. wood mounted ON the metal supporter
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>>1513575
coonass detected
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>>1513578
Don't know how well I could convey the basic layout in sketch or even with my hand drawn layout but here is a pic from Google that is basically very similar to what I'm expecting. 3 walls, raised from the ground, open front, etc. The only difference is I'm going to be doing the roof like an observation deck, so exactly the same as the floor except I'm going to angle it slightly and caulk the 1x6 boards so it can still act as a roof with rain fall while also being a place to climb up to and sit/relax/star gaze which is what my daughter wanted to do.
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>>1513683
that looks like a stable build (ideally the foundation pillings should extend to the roof), the less spaced out it is the more stable it will be, even if you connect piers by option 1, instead of 4 (you know the ground you are working with the best) it should work.

Another point, use wider beams that hold the house, and you can add stability by adding cross beams like this pic>>1513575, and the more deeper the pilings are,the more stable the house will be, but diging pilings deep isnt as easy since it depends on the soil so you might go with #4 and create cement foundation to attack wood. decide based on the size of the deck, size of wood beams and soil.
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I bought the cement yesterday and my 4x4 posts are 10ft and I had planned to use them all the way up not just to the floor. My outer framing boards are 2x8s attached to the posts then 4 2x4 joists. Decided on 4 to place one at each 4x4 posts so the 1x6 planks going into the corners have something to join to. Otherwise going to dig down 18in and bought 12" diameter tubes for the concrete footings. So hopefully it'll be solid for awhile to come

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I need to make a plastic wheel roughly 14 inches in diameter and 7 inches thick. Never custom made a plastic mold before. Does anyone know how I can do this? I have a ton of plastic available around for the molding. But I'm not sure what I can use as the mold itself.
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>>1513262
Or does anyone know where I can get a plastic disc that is 14 inches in diameter and 7 inches thick?
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Why does it have to be plastic? There's tons of steel wheels you can find that are those dimensions.
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>>1513266
I see 12" acetal round stick on mcmaster. Like 150 bucks. Sure you need 14?
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>>1513262
Try recycle HDPE and chuck it in a drill until you're happy with it
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>>1513262
14x7 is a common automotive wheel size. Fuck plastic.

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Am I the only autist that over-thinks tool-purchases?

I spent over a month picking out the socket set I wanted. A week picking out a screwdriver set. I spent probably 2 months deciding which color batteries I wanted.

Now I'm on pliers, and am obsessing over whether knipex is really worth it, or if they're just a meme.
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>>1512895
No, You need to research for the best shit that you can afford, and that usually takes time
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>>1513403
If it was English you'd be right. It would need to have a double "p" to make it the way I say it ... nippex. But it's German so all bets are off, just say it the way you always have. There's no fucking way I'm calling them kanippex.
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>>1514367
I always called them Knee Pex. So its not a huge jump for me to call them KaKneePex.
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>>1514406
>KaKneePex.

>sounds like a feminine hygiene product...
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>>1513711
Those look like the tips. Grip form hell


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