Turns out oil soaked paper towels burn very quietly.
Put marine grade thick wall heat shrink over all your pocket clips like knives or flashlights, that way if you rub against a car with your hip it doesnt scratch the paint
>>1613771Seems like it would also save some of the wear on your pockets
If you're cutting PVC on a powered saw, use a fine tooth blade or it might explode on you.
>>1613767>Move into apartment with really nice looking stone tile floors.>Lasagna hardens on it.> Scrub it off with steel wool> It turns out the tile is really just painted concrete and now I've stripped off the paint.
>>1613767Shipping containers sealed with imitation crab meat doesn't make a great underground bunker.Digging a 5000ft hole isn't that easy.
penis inspection day is to be taken seriously
>>1613767knives are not bottle openers
>>1613824I almost exclusively open bottles with my knife, and have never had issues. What's your problem?
jacking off save millions over marriage
>>1613830Similarly, paying for a balcony room on a cruise so you can chuck that bitch overboard is cheaper than a divorce.
>>1613789>>1613801Different anon here, but can confirm that cutting 90mm PVC on a shitty 24T table saw produces some pretty nasty shards. I guess you can get more suitable blades, but it's honestly not worth it over a sharp hack saw blade.
>>1613824They're also not paint can openers.
Do not operate chainsaws or butterfly knives without closed toe shoes on. I’m lucky to still have 11 toes.
>>1613767Making custom fixtures for holding funky shaped parts for CNC machining is pretty hard to make good fixtures that last.First thing you'll probably try is some quarter twenty screws and maybe a ledge to push it up against.Then you'll find some fancy hex clamps (demonic) that look so promising but can't hold worth a fuck no matter how many you use, and then they corrode and get stuck and the low profile head screw uses a smaller hex wrench so it strips out too.Then you wise up and build in work stops, grippers, swing clamps, spring plungers and knife-edge clamps to hold shit down good and make it quick and easy to get in and out.A few months and a few grand later, of course.
>>1613886and don't forget the dowel pins, they aren't just for alignment they keep shit in place where it should be, don't care how many screws you have holding it down that shit will move on you without mechanical interference.and then if any of the hold-down screws protrude through the bottom into the pallet below it will be lifting up your flat pocket and making fucked up parts.
>>1613886>>1613888and I bet you flat head screws are better for holding down thin (1") thick aluminum plates without distortion too.
If your contractor is scheduled to show up at 8am, he'll get there at 7:30, then fuck off to another job after two minutes because you aren't on site.
>>1613905Kek, unfortunately this is usually true.
>>1613767In terms of power/functionality, don’t skimp on an air compressor and don’t skimp on a welder. Get one tier above what you think you need.
>>1613771I always carry a folding box cutter because it's a work habit and this has saved my ass about a million times.
>>1613885Wait a second... Did you lose a toe?That still doesn't add up.
>>1613801The big theeth cut too deep, grab the pvc, twists the pipe and the tensions destroys the pipe and it explodes.
>>1613824Anything is a bottle opener, other bottles, cans, folded paper, any thing with a moderately sharp edge.
Buy cheap paint, get shit results.
Make sure that the moving parts of your tools do not touch anything or arent laying with them on the table before plugging them in. Especially belt grinders are prone to do the runaway if they havent been properly turned of by the previous owner. Had one running over the back of a coworker after i plugged it in, he luckily had only a hole in his shirt.
>>1613767unplug an electrical cord before you use pliers on it, use insulated pliers anyway.
trust no one never get marriedget yer nuts cut
dont trim thick yellow toenails when eating pudding
>>1614084Agreed.I still need a better air compressor :/
>>1613824I hope you had your safety squints on, that was a close one
>>1613767Plumbing. Omfg i was not aware just how fucking stupid some people are.2 poss traps in line. One under sink and one under the house. Wonder why it wont drain...Liquid fire is THE ONLY drain cleaner. If it doesn't work you aren't using enough. 8 bottles and my shotter got too hot to touch but it fucking drained
>>1613789>>1613801I used to form big 24" pvc fittings. Sometimes for fun we would yeet a messed up one off the roof. It shatters like glass and all sides just as sharp
>>1613830This anon is going places. I got cut and just bought a lambo.
>>1613905>>1614067I just don't understand why someone can't do wtf they say they are going to do.I have a small solution. I install a fake security system at build sites. The only one that works is live stream to phone. I can tell rather they are lying or not while shitposting without shoes on.About 1:100 real estate deals are good. And it takes twice the luck to find a good gc.
>>1614087Put a bic lighter in your watch pocket to.
>>1614115This killz the scrub. LolAlso. Ventless wall heaters and a newly painted rooms smell like a gas leak for 3 weeks.Shit drove me nuts and we couldn't call the gascucks because they want them vented or they'll cut you off.
>>1614165Married. Trusted 1 buddy to work on a rental. Did shit work and left half undone. Hit a gas line and just shut it off and moved. Almost killed us all. Got my nuts cut before spawning.This anon gets it guys.
>>1614188Buy another one and tie them together.>mfw 21 gallon central pneumatic army.Comming to a brownout near you!
>>1613885Listen man...thats not normal.
>>1613767Freezers arent so good when unplugged
Stacking 3 7 1/4" saw blades together with washers for spacers does not a dado blade make.
Learned this from my teens:Epoxy does not substitute a weld.Expecually when used for compressed air
make sure the car is in park, handbrake on, wheels chocked, and not in a hill before jacking it up and going underneath
>>1614369This also applies if you're going to make out with a girl. Should've known they call it "parking" for a reason.
>>1614252I keep having my eye on those new blue ones. But can’t decide oil or not. No oil is like 150psi i think, oiled is 135. I dont get it.Maybe I’ll just get Husky. Or there was a nice Northstar for like $400.
>>1614416>I keep having my Beppu on those new blue Beppus. But can’t decide Beppu or Beppu. No oil is like 150psi i think, Beppu is 135. I dont get it.>Maybe I’ll just get Beppu. Or there was a nice Beppu for like $400.
>>1614369>make sure the car is in park,You already failed, son. Make sure the car is a manual.Yeah, yeah, I know. Automatics have that handy tampon storage compartment where the clutch pedal should be but I think you can make do without it. You won't need it anymore once you start driving a stick.
>>1613789oscillating tool is the best for cutting pvc
............Dont stick your head in the freezer to try and cool it off
>>1614484Shut the fuck up
play stupid games win stupid prizes
Don't try to wipe salt off your hands in snow.Car was stuck in ice groove. Packed salt all around the tire to melt it, had salt all over my hands and just stuck them in the snow to clean them off. Fucking sucked all the heat out of my hands and had to run inside and run hot water on them for 10 minutes.
Don't weld in sneakers even if it's just a quick bead. A piece of slag landing in your shoe will make a believer out of you and will ruin a sock.
>>1613767Angle grinders continue to revolve the disk for a while after you turn them off.
>>1614549Related: while using a chipping hammer, wear safety glasses. Fresh slag in the eye sucks
>>1614490why? for short periods this sounds fine
>>1614425Probably>>1614551Same with bench grinders. Turns out those big stone wheels have quite a bit of momentum and stopping them with your fingers hurts.
>>1613824How the fuck do you manage that whilst opening a bottle ?? Did the knife fly out your fucking hands or something
Don't demo a barn roof by standing on top and cutting the rafters. Even if you think you've got like 5 more that aren't cut yet, it may not be able to hold the roof anymore...
Always check incoming power to see if something is actually off.
>>1614674Paraplegic Anon tell me your story
>>1614712So he's Latvian, obviously.
>>1614491Grow a pair, bitch.
>>1613767We were in the woods with my cousin and he disengaged the gear of his tractor by error on a very steep road and it went downhill until it hit a tree. It suffered surprisingly very little damage but if it weren't for the tree it would have rolled down into a streamLesson: be careful when combining tractors and hills
>>1614231Is liquid fire safe for PVC?
when painting with water colors dont have a glass of ice tea next to your paint brush glass.
>>1614416always go oil free when you can.
>>1614536i was always taught that using hot water to warm someone up when they are cold is a bad idea. Unless you know exactly how hot the water is, and unless that water is hotter than your normal body temperature, you risk cooling the person down instead of warming them up. Best case scenario is you end up warming them slower than intended because a person's body temperature will seek to equalize itself with the water. Therefore, if the water is colder than 96 degrees (or whatever your normal temp is), body heat will end up flowing back into the water, putting you at a sub optimal temperature making you once again feel cold. The main issue is that no matter how cold the water actually is, as long as its hotter than the person's hands when they put them in it will feel 'warmer' so its easy to end up putting your cold hands in much colder water than you want so end up not getting very warm at all. It's much more efficient to become completely dry and stand in front of a radiant heat source compared to soaking in water, although a quick soak tends to provide psychological relief.
>>1613837might help to turn the blade backwards
Don't use painted clamps for oxyacetylene weldingDon't empty 4 big ass cans of spray glue in an unventilated room (this one was a surprisingly good time though)
>>1613905100% trueTotally fucked
>>1614067>>1614240>>1614980Frankly this shit seems unprofessional. Dude rescheduled for 3-4pm, then didn't show till 3:55
>>1614921Only if you like louder and shorter-lived compressors.
>>1614952You mean flip it the opposite way.I've heard this works for cutting tile but haven't ever tried that.
>>1614921This is what I thought >>1615090I thought oil-free was mostly so people can be lazy. What other advantages are there?
Do not throw rags with boiled Lindsey oil in the trash.>RIP shed and tools
>>1615191Are you fucking seriousHe'll never leave dirty rags with any chemicals anywhereEver
>>1615191Danish oil will do that too. I just cut up old t-shirts for BLO and DO, use them once, lay them on concrete far from flammables, let them dry out overnight and then toss them.
>>1614746>be me, 15 years old plowing the fields>urge to piss, go down, unleash it all>the fucker starts moving, interrupt mid stream and jump back onalways leave the hoe down, kids
>>1615323The only hoe I let down was your momma when I couldn't get it up because of the smell.
One more... don’t bleed brakes with an open ended wrench, especially if you live in the rust belt and the brakes haven’t been touched in a couple years.
>>1615400Also don’t be retarded like me and buy two of the same size wrenches when one was supposed to be metric.
>>1615400or one of these is fine and possible to use with a hose or line connected
>>1615404That was the first thing I grabbed after ruining two brake calipers, but the 6pt box wrench is even better. Hell, even a 6pt socket to crack them loose. I like those bleeder wrenches because they’re long too so you’re not yanking on a short little combination wrench.But yeah flare nut wrenches on hose fittings, especially because they’re often made of softer metal like brass for a better seal.
>>1615400Are you fucking serious? The "rust belt" term doesn't literally mean you live in a particularly rusty area.Tell me you don't believe this.
>>1615406Meh, they don’t manufacture steel in the US anymore so Rust Belt is the same Great Lakes region where it snows a lot and your car gets raped by salt.
>>1614888There's something funny with these post numbers.Here's a good lesson for yall:Wear your fucking eye protection.You never know.
>>1613767>Lessons I learnedthe motor is not a flat surface you can lay down tools on without them falling down.You can't easily access the bottom of the engine compartment without a car hoist or something similar.>Lesson I may learn soonforeign objects in the engine compartment may fuck up your car
Don’t throw babies at burglars...Don’t ask a gay man why he is gay...Don’t ask questions your aren’t mentally prepped to hear the answer to.
>>1615462Salt=RustSee, now you understand
>>1615126Yes, it works for plastics
>>1614586Thats what I thought too. But the moment I stuck my head in the freezer I got a wicked headache.
>>1613885Did you split a toe?
>>1615411>they don’t manufacture steel in the US anymoreZug Island. Rouge Steel. These are just the steel plants I can drive to in 10 minutes in the Rust Belt that are full operational.
>>1615866You're not supposed to stick your head in the freezer and then try to shut the door, dumbass.
>>1615868The entire city of Terre Haute, Indiana smells like ass because of all the steel refineries in the area.
>>1615871>smells like ass
>>1615868I think what he meant was that they don't manufacture new steel, only recycle old steel. That no iron ore is actually mined or imported in the US.But that might be a misconception.
>>1616077New steel is on the decline.Recycled is cheaper.The US shut down its last lead ore refinery a few years ago. Its all recycled now.
>>1613821Christ, no shipping container makes a good underground bunker. I'm surprised you're not ded.
>>1615411>Meh, they don’t manufacture steel in the US anymoreYeah... that's WHY they call it the rust belt.If it was still a manufacturing powerhouse, it wouldn't be the rust belt, it would be the industrial belt. Because all the industry left, it's filled with rusted old bullshit.
>>1616103Yeah, it’s filled with rusted bullshit because of the road salt.
>>1613767>cleaning grease off plastic stove panel with degreaser>shit is just smearing around>use abrasive scrub pad>stove is clean and plastic is scratched to shitnot sure wtf i was thinking
>>1616168Might be able to resurface with acetone. Test small area first.
>>1616173oh shit thanks anon
>>1616180Np. Might not work but any port in a storm, yeah? Saw "plastic" and thought of /3dpg/.
>>1616077Zug Island gets weekly shipments of taconite from Minnesota and the UP.
>>1616184>taconiteRecycled tacos? Never knew Taco Bell sent its leftovers there.
>>1616191Partly refined iron ore.
>>1616184the only noun I understand there is Minnesota, and then only barely
>>1616235A steel plant in Detroit (Zug Island) gets ships full of refined iron ore (taconite) from Minnesota and Michigan's Upper Penninsula (UP).Perkele.
>>1613767The tool you can't find is the tool you don't have.
This thread has gone severely off track.
>>1615868>steel plantssteel comes from plants?you learn something new everyday
>>1615871must be from the steel then because they probably use electric for heating, not gas or coal.
>>1616247I think it's the impurities burning off the melts; whatever it's from, that shit is horrid. The locals, of course, can't smell it anymore. >lesson learned the hard waySome people will talk about things they shouldn't, in the hopes that it will make them seem "cool."
>>1616378sweet, any of them doing cast iron?because $1000 for a 6" x 3" x 12" piece is a bit much.
>>1616393I dunno, anon. I live 40 miles from there (and rarely go into the city because fuckthatnoise). Google that shit, call them up and give it an ask. Worst case they say no and you're right where you are now.
>>1616399yeah I don't care that much, just interesting to me though.I would love to see cheap cast iron.
>>1616244Animals too. Blood contains a lot of iron. Iron is used to make steel. That’s where all the extra blood goes from the slaughterhouse.
>>1616402Looks like these guys might. https://www.gartlandfoundry.com/
>>1615414I have had to many close calls, eye protection always.
What is the best way to leverage my IT skills as an entrepreneur in the CNC machining world?What tasks are actually helped by writing scripts and algorithms? Is there some easy (low barrier to entry) way to leverage these skills in some popular CAM software?If only the skills were mutually beneficial. There are more than a few successful machining businesses started by CS degree holders too.
>>1616458wrong thread, nevermind
>>1616417>grab a can of carb cleaner>just as I'm about to hose down the part I'm cleaning, think "I should probably wear safety glasses for this" and put some on>fucking sure enough, splashback right at my face at eye level
>>1613824have you never opened a bottle before?
>>1614484I drive a manual because I like the shifter I put it in my ass and become one with my MAcHinE
>>1613767>sticky lock in dads pop up camper >not supposed to spray oil in locks right? It makes em worse over the long termI know I'll spray some carb cleaner and jiggle it a bit>hey that worked great>... wait it's also great at stripping paint >dribble dribble down the popup doorWell fuck
>>1616910probably have to regrease it either way
>>1616878+1. You’re supposed to use a Bic lighter>>1616910>oil is badEnlighten me on this
>>1616916>>1616916I was thinking something like it's such a fine mechanism that it's like a clock and you dont want to jam it up with a bunch of oil. Particularly the springs arent that strong and wont be able to push the pins if they are gunked with oil.Then again, it sure helps when your cheap ad padlock gets a squirt of wd40.
>>1614567Fucking thiss or just straight up put the mask almost against where you're hammering, that hot slag pops like crazy
>>1616919That’s what I was thinking, like what is the proper alternative? A heavier grease inside or something? An outdoor lock is going to get seized up after a long enough time and no oil.
>>1613824More of an eye opener
>>1613812>Lasagna hardens on it.You left it there like a dumbass>sleep in the gave you made faggot
>>1616924Graphite. Don't put grease in locks.
>>1616919I thought it was more that the oil displaces the existing grease.
>>1615871>>1616378Reminds me of the horrible smell that paper factories make.
>>1616393>>1616402What you making?...
>>1613905Here if he is scheduled at 8am, he'll answer the 6th incoming call at 10am saying he'll swing by until noon.at 4pm he'll tell you he has no more time for the day and schedules another day two weeks later.
>>1616935This.. crush up pencil lead
Don't chop fire wood when you are drinking and dont have boots on
>>1616970Nothing oily, not even "light oil" like wd40 or kerosene. Any oily film just helps the mechanism collect dust. Graphite from the hardware store comes in a bottle for like a buck.
>>1617238>pencil lead>a bunch of clay and other impuritiesfuck no
>>1616916the reason oil is bad on shit like this is because it attracts dirt and dustmechanisms like locks, latches, recoils, brakes, etc might seem to work better at first with some oil, but that will be shortlived. cleaning and assembling dry is often the better choice
>>1616924the best procedure is:>dissassemble>wire wheel>brake clean>lubricate with dry graphite spray>reassembleoil/grease = dust = badsee: >>1617597
If you shank a nail during a remodel and punch a hole in your ac line, you won't notice it until it's hot enough to actually need it.
>Herpes can't be cured
>>1614484But the car with a manual is my second car, I still have to change the oil on my DD.
>>1614923Check out unit 731's research on the subject, fascinating stuff
>>1616239Fun fact, the blast furnaces on zug island vibrate so much that people in Canada are complaining because of a hum in their house.
>>1616168>stove is clean and plastic is scratched to shitSand the plastic so it's semi smooth then paint it with can paint.
>>1614923>>>1614536 #>i was always taught that using hot water to warm someone up when they are cold is a bad idea.Hot water from a house with a hot water heater is pretty consistently hotter than the human body. It's not a bad idea, and in fact will heat someone up faster than sitting in front of a radiator. Taking a hot shower is one of the fastest ways to warm up. My feet are always cold, especially in the winter. The only way to get them warm before going to bed is to soak in hot water.
>>1613767>burns quietlyI wasn’t aware fire made noise>b-b-but campfiresThe fire isn’t the source of the noise.
>>1616934>sleep in the gave you made
>>1618993What about blowtorches?
>>1616916Locks have keys shoved in them and are often outdoors. Oil attracts dirt. Dry graphite is the lubricant of choice for them. External mechanisms on carburetors are the same way, they are in an engine compartment that is going to get dirty, best to leave them unlubricated.
>>1617428Powdered graphite is available in the lubricant section of your automotive store, and probably your home supply store and your wallyshitmart, as well.
>>1614115Not is you put a shot of black in it. That's what the pros do.
>>1615406>>1615411>>1616103Canadian here learned something new
>>1613824Always push the knife away from you when using it. How the fuck can you use this board if you dont know that. Rule fucking 8 bud.
>>1615177>What other advantages are there?you can run an air line into your kitchen and not have to worry about contaminating your food.
>>1616932Imagine the smell
>>1613905call his company and complain, fire him and find a new oneor you can continue to let him cuck you
Craftsman branded impact guns are complete shit.
>>1619207>Venturi effect That’s air moving through orifices mah guy. Fire has no sound.
>>1613767Painting interior walls with ventless blue flame heaters. I think u have to vent them now. But it smells like you have a bad gas leak for 3 weeks after.
>>1619691My foundry says otherwise. Fire has a sound and it says fuck you and everything in the area around you.
>>1619365It seems good contractors are two words you dont mix.Sigh
>>16193111 inch impact.2 ugga duggas.Something will give.
>>1619276Wow. Im oklahoma and had no idea either...No wonder dudes look at me funny talking about cars in the rust belt up north.Ffs end me
>>1619216 Didnt read post but 10 bucks a pound on amazon.
>>1619215Can confirm. WD 40 cucks get the fuck gone.
>>1618943I got a useless bolted together cankle. If it's under 50 degrees it feels cold and wet. I always have to grab a shower before bed or be pissed off because my useless foot is freezing
>>1619700>rust belt>>1619512They’re cheap. The Professional one is decent. Also there’s a whole lot of retards who thing they’re going to get 1000 ft-lbs from a $40 impact using the shittiest 1/4” low flow fittings and hose all around.
>>1618940LOL. I gotta see that man. Brfore i die i wanna visit a big foundry
>>1619696Well I guess we will agree to disagree on the fire noise. But I worked in a foundry for a short time. They made suspension parts for Chrysler. It was a fairly large plant and had several break rooms. They all had various vending machines in them including soda (or pop depending on where you live) machines. The soda didn’t come in cans. The machines were automatic fountain machines like an automatic coffee machine. They dispensed ice cold soda into an open cup. The reason why (which you may know already) was made clear during orientation. They told us that if we were caught with a can of soda we would be immediately fired. If the can, even empty, managed to get into the metal going in to be melted, it could cause a steam explosion from even a few drops of soda left in the can.
>>1619794That also sounds like a lesson learned the hard way
>>1618940>CanadaIt’s only across the river.
>>1613824If you ever need a bottle opener, look for metallic stuff with parallel bars. You can always find something if you are creative.
>>1619794But what about the cup? What if it ended up in the fire.
>>1614657>How the fuck do you manage that whilst opening a bottle ?? Did the knife fly out your fucking hands or somethingThe end of the blade probably snapped off and went flying. Knives for cutting are thin and brittle. They're typically useless for prying.
>>1619794I sweat into a mold and got a scar from it. I was flinging sgit about fire noise. Lol >fire, the silent killer.Yeah. It's dangerous as fuck how much damage chucking a can of pop in a crucible woukd do
>>1620260You can use a piece of paper if you fold it enough. I've done it will a dollar.
>>1620260>>1620523You don’t always have a Bic in your pocket? Best bottle opener.
>>1614484This used to be the case, but newer automatics get better HP, Torque and economy then manualsWhich is a shame cuz I like to lube up the gear shift and stick it in my ass while playing Mariachi music
>>1620300No, it's not that refined. Taconite are pellets about the size of rabbit shit where they have crushed the ore, removed most of the rock and then compressed the remaining stuff into the balls. They are very brittle balls.
>>1620530Smoking cigarettes is for poor, trashy people.Might as well say you have face tattoos and methmouth.
>>1613789This is why you should always use a pipe-cutter, it's what they're made for.
>>1620530Dumb ishitter, the best bottle opener is another bottle!
>>1616932This is why DIY is funnier than /fit/
>>1620771It's /diy/ you waste of sperm.
It doesn't matter how certain you are that you flipped the right breaker, always double check that the component you're working on is dead.
>>1621174Triple check! My boss got bit earlier this week.
>>1621182>doing a remodel on a house built by drunks>literally found beer cans in the walls/roof>open up a roof over a room with three rows of lights>kill breakers till the voltage tester reads dead on what we think is the wire feeding all three rows>double check all the exposed wires>one of them's still hot>still not entirely sure how that room is wired
>>1613824You must not have had a dad and/or your IQ is African
>>1616932nice one, kek'd
>>1613767just because there is no warning sign on a pipe it doesn't mean it's not hot
yeah and dry ice is not dry, it flows, even into your boots
just because mercury is liquid it doesn't mean you can pour it into and carry it in a plastic can
wearing a protective mask without filters doesn't protect against chlorine
a helmet is harder to break than your skull
Never sand down copper without a mask.
scotch brite is not good for cleaning plexi glass
>>1621325Kek, I think I have done this before. I tell people that I really enjoy a good matte finish.
Make sure before you curb stomp a project in a fit of man-child rage, that said object does not contain a 5" drill bit.
stainless steel won't be stainless after cleaning it with acid
>>1621184>someone wired an outlet to the supply for the smoke detectors
>>1615483I'm guessing he offered to show you the answer
>>1613767Paint does not stick to silicone. At all. Ever.
>>1620535>but newer automatics get better HP, Torque and economy then manualslol sure, post a car that makes more power, more torque, and burns less gas once its transmission is swapped out for an automatic
Wearing eye protection and shoes is important when soldering. Even when just removing older solder with a sucker or copper mesh. Two separate incidents.
>>1613767measure twice, cut once
>>1621681You know that newer automatics arent really automatics right?A new automatic transmission forgoes valves and torque conversion and shit and is more like a manual with a servo controlling the clutch and gear selector. It changes gears whenever the ECU tells it to. Often you can push a button to give it a suggestion
>>1613767using zip discs on a grinder, thats the type of lesson that can only be learned the hard way
>>1621772alternatively, measure once, cut once, then go at it with a chisel and a plane
>>1622010+1. Always go 1/8” over because it’s easier to plane down one piece than going too short and having to plane down the other 7 so they match.
>>1622015I wish I had a plane, doing the +2-5mm and trying to get it down to the level with hand-sanding is a nightmare, and usually leaves me with a slight curve to the surface.
always break loose bolts pushing not pulling towards your face
>>1613767anime was a mistake
being nice and helping people gets you fucked
>>1623114How many teeth did you lose? Also when pushing down, make sure your knuckles aren’t about to get raped.Another reason why I prefer power tools when possible.
>>1614165>never get married>get yer nuts cut>don't reproduce goy!Not too many Jewish posts on /diy/, but there is always one.
>>1614746I was pushing a fire break along a gully with a tractor with no brakes. We just used the blade to stop. Went to push a bunch of logs into the gully, but the ground dropped faster than the blade and it started picking up speed. I bailed off the back and stood watching this tractor bouncing down. Only time I've seen a tractor get airborne.
>>1623241just left a nice split in my nose
This one isn't from personal experience, I'm just the guy fixing the issueIf you have a developmentally disabled son who's fascinated with your lawnmower, he may decide to put four or five times the recommended amount of oil in the lawnmower. At which point it'll start billowing smoke and probably never run right again.
>>1623241Same rule applies for BIG power tools.I got smacked by a hole hawg a few times, even following this rule. As had a few other guys I watched over time. My favorite was using framing for support and finding out they forgot to nail it in at the top. I kept control of it but it took the stud out. All because Paco had his full auto nail gun filling the fucking headersOh and dont wear gloves with a hole hang, journeyman plumber I was apple ticking under (autocorrect lmfao) got his glove caught in the chuck. Broke his wrist and dislocated his thumb trying to do something stupid.
>>1624987This lil baby, with the handles broken off because people abused the fuck outta erhttps://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-13-Amp-Corded-1-2-in-Super-Hawg-Hole-Hawg-Right-Angle-Drill-Driver-1680-20/100067410
Don't use a torch to burn the zinc off galvanized steel indoors without a respirator.
>>1615191I know that one too well. Burnt down my apartment once. Fire dept did not believe but because I lived on the ground level and a window was left open after I had left that morning. They could not prove I started the fire on purpose. I left a bunch of linseed rags in a trash can inside and now know better.
>>1625233I cut up a bunch of zinc plated sheet metal and got hives that lasted 3 months. I made 6 foot angel of death out of the metal which turns out to be almost the truth.
>>1613767Never screw the cover back on a 480v 100 amp protected J box when it is over filled with 3 ph wires.
>>1614965My mom joined AA and quit drinking but she spray painted the down stairs bathroom about once a month with the door closed.
>>1613767Never reach out as far as you can while standing on the do not stand step of a 8 foot A frame ladder while working late at night in a building under construction. Also, even if you have good health insurance you will still have to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket for the ride to the hospital, for reasons.
>>1625995It sucks when you find out you don't bounce worth a fuck, doesn't it?>Wuuusssshsplat!In less than a second I'll bet.
>>1613767HVAC edition:>Never sit directly behind a furnace when it ignites. Got whumped with a delayed ignition once that knocked me down>Never trust an electrical disconnect. I always pull the disconnect and punch in the contactor with a nutdriver to make sure it's off. One time the fucking unit started when I did this. Turns out some asshole bypassed the disconnect with giant wire nuts because the plastic wire terminals had melted.>Never trust anyone else to turn off power for you. Always check with a meter first.>Get a lockout/tagout kit and USE IT on every disconnect you pull. Had a new home supervisor plug a disconnect back in on me while I was in the attic fixing the lineset. Tore him a new asshole but really my fault for not locking it out>Never believe what the previous tech says he did. Any time I got sent to put parts in someone else diagnosed I would double-check it because more than half the time they were wrong.>Always bring your dispatchers goodies. I used to drop them off pizzas or donuts every few weeks and they never hassled me. If you piss them off you'll get every shit call for weeks.
>>1615400Use a 1/4" ratchet with a six-point socket to open the bleeder. Don't apply heat unless you can open the line somewhere close to the bleeder.
>>1626012Yeah that’s what I will do next time, 6pt to crack it open. I didn’t realize how tight they would be and it doesn’t take much force to get the 12pt all cockeyed and fuck those things up.
>>1621320what sort of /diy/ shit were you doing with elemental mercury?
>>1621772This.Also expand this logic to everything. Is one nail enough, is that breaker off, one strap should hold it...etc
Shooting someone during a home invasion does not mean you are justified unless it is on camera.
>>1621978Ding ding. Between the computers and advances in hydraulics the new autos are way better.
>>1626127>why i unplug the battery whenever i start messing with anything on the carI just don’t want to make problems worse like I have been known to do.>>1626196Fuck blue states and nanny UK where the brown person in your home has more rights than you do.
>>1615191ThisWorked in construction briefly, had a customer burn down his huge ass garage full of kid’s toys, family stuff and whathaveyou. Turns out he left varnish soaked rags in his trash and they ignited. Had to shovel it all into a big ass dump truck.
>>1626198That doesn't mean there isn't more to go wrong. A manual can be more reliable and will be easier to service.
>>1626124little "science project"
>>1626224It's still more reliable because its better at shifting than you are. The mechanical maintenance gear and bearing damage etc, is minimized and when it does occur it's about as easy to fix as a manual would be anyway.
>>1613767Never take a steak out of the marinade and place it into an iron skillet with a half inch of hot as hell oil. Both arms and my chest, but I laughed when it happened.
>>1626330It's worse at shifting though. Unlike the driver it doesn't know the road or how much he wants to speed up/brake.Automatics can do some fancy shit but they'll never be as good as the driver when it comes to deciding the most appropriate gear.
>>1626465The automated manuals get better and better every year though. If you go drive an automatic semi truck from the mid-2000s, they are clunky as fuck. I was driving a brand new Freightliner a couple weeks ago and was amazed at how much better the 12spd auto was. You can even change the engine braking power from 0-L-M-H and it skips gears accelerating with light loads and downshifts nice depending on the braking.
>>1626465They usually have paddle/manual shifting as an option if you want to feel like you're in control. I meant better at shifting in that they know the exact position of every gear and rpm of the engine and can clutch and do everything faster than you ever could. Even fancy race cars use these transmissions now.I'm sorry, sometimes technology is just flat out better than it used to be
>>1626490F1 sequential gearboxes may be that good, but the belt driven CVT in your altima isn't
>>1626492>we are now talking about CVTsDo you even know what a car is or are you a robot? Are you just googling key words and spitting stuff back?
>>1626496Sure I'm a robot. Keep talking about how great automatic transmissions are as if the majority aren't slushboxes
>>1613767how to talk to people
>>1626012>Don't apply heat unless you can open the line somewhere close to the bleeder.Why? I do this all the time as I do live in the rust belt, and sometimes 6 points aren't enough either. Vice grips.
>>1626534A couple shots of tequila and a breath mint never hurt
>>1621689I really don't understand how this happens. How could you possibly hurt your eyes or feet while soldering?
>>1626594"oh no there was something in the solder which superheated and popped""oh no my sponge/mesh/iron cleaning tool has springback and flings hot debris at my face""oh no this wire was under tension and snapped away when I melted the solder"
>>1615868I used to live 3 blocks away from Great Lakes Steel in Ecorse. It's US Steel now and still operational.
>>1626563>lives in the rust belt>doesn't even replace his calipers with every brake job
>>1626663>thinks the lifespan of brake calipers has anything to do with the lifespan of brake linesShiggy. Not that I expected to find geniuses here but dam
>>1621978it was the first automatics that used servos in place of user input for gear selection/clutch applicationnowadays its all done with compound planetary gearsets, line pressure, and clutch packsallisons are damn near bulletproof. as well as caterpillars powershifts
>>1626465and yea the new automatics actually do learn the users driving habits and road conditions
>>1619311Can confirm. I was a mechanic in Indianapolis for years. Wheel hub bolts caliper saddle bolts axle nuts suspension bolts. I had a ir 1/2 impact which was the highest torque available at the time and still use many uggah duggahs to remove things. I live in Texas now and fix car 20plus years old and Shit just falls off. My 3/8 inch impact sees more use than my 1/2
>>1626563I'm not even ashamed to admit I've used vice grips while airhammering the caliper near the bleeder. It works. You can laugh but it works. after awhile you just stop giving a fuck and nothing is sacred. Fuck you rust belt.
>>1614484>equating standard transmission with manliness Psst, hey buddy, your insecurity is showing.
If you plan on sending an obnoxious dog to Abu Dhabi, be sure to put enough postage on the box and don't put a return address on the box.
>>1626824Your manbun is showing.
>>1621376Wtf is this
>>1627083Glass anal bead. Looks to be green glitter and sauerkraut in the glass.
>>1620273given that the cup would be Styrofoam, it wouldn't be going anywhere near it
>>1626814Shouldnt be, I'll give that a try next time. I tend to bring out the hot wrench off the bat and hope I don't melt it, figure fuck it if the bleeder won't budge it needs the caliper/wheel cylinder anyway. (except for friends and myself that I can tell well bleed it at the line, it's not the white way but it'll get you to work tomorrow)
>>1626814>I'm not even ashamed to admit I've used vice grips while airhammeringFuck, I read that as death grips
>>1613825>>1614657>>1616878>>1621187These people will also stab themselves one day.
>>1620276lateral blade pressure not perpendicular to the grainalso when i open bottles using my knife i dont open my folder and just use the spine
a frogs ass is not (contrary to popular belief) water tight
>>1614165>trust no onewho hurt you, anon? the world doesn't function without trust.>never get marriedsorry to hear, been married to the love of my life for 20 years and our marriage has never been stronger>get yer nuts cutnah, have lots of kiddos. build, be fruitful and multiply.
>>1627038i remember that episode
>>1614657>he doesn't understand hardened steel