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Turns out oil soaked paper towels burn very quietly.
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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
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>>1613771
Seems like it would also save some of the wear on your pockets
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If you're cutting PVC on a powered saw, use a fine tooth blade or it might explode on you.
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>>1613789
Elaborate
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>>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.
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>>1613767
Shipping containers sealed with imitation crab meat doesn't make a great underground bunker.
Digging a 5000ft hole isn't that easy.
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penis inspection day is to be taken seriously
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>>1613767
knives are not bottle openers
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>>1613824
I almost exclusively open bottles with my knife, and have never had issues. What's your problem?
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jacking off save millions over marriage
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>>1613830
Similarly, paying for a balcony room on a cruise so you can chuck that bitch overboard is cheaper than a divorce.
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>>1613789
>>1613801
Different 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.
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>>1613824
They're also not paint can openers.
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Do not operate chainsaws or butterfly knives without closed toe shoes on. I’m lucky to still have 11 toes.
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>>1613767
Making 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.
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>>1613886
and 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.
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>>1613886
>>1613888
and I bet you flat head screws are better for holding down thin (1") thick aluminum plates without distortion too.
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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.
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>>1613905
Kek, unfortunately this is usually true.
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>>1613767
In 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.
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>>1613771
I always carry a folding box cutter because it's a work habit and this has saved my ass about a million times.
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>>1613885
Wait a second... Did you lose a toe?

That still doesn't add up.
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>>1613801
The big theeth cut too deep, grab the pvc, twists the pipe and the tensions destroys the pipe and it explodes.
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>>1613824
Anything is a bottle opener, other bottles, cans, folded paper, any thing with a moderately sharp edge.
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Buy cheap paint, get shit results.
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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.
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>>1613767
unplug an electrical cord before you use pliers on it, use insulated pliers anyway.
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trust no one
never get married
get yer nuts cut
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dont trim thick yellow toenails when eating pudding
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>>1614084
Agreed.

I still need a better air compressor :/
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>>1613824

I hope you had your safety squints on, that was a close one
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>>1613767
Plumbing. 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
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>>1613789
>>1613801

I 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
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>>1613822
Kek
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>>1613830
This anon is going places. I got cut and just bought a lambo.
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>>1613885
Lol
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>>1613905
>>1614067

I 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.
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>>1614087
Put a bic lighter in your watch pocket to.
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>>1614115
This killz the scrub. Lol

Also. 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.
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>>1614165
Married. 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.
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>>1614188
Buy another one and tie them together.

>mfw 21 gallon central pneumatic army.

Comming to a brownout near you!
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>>1613885
Listen man...

thats not normal.
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>>1613767
Freezers arent so good when unplugged
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Stacking 3 7 1/4" saw blades together with washers for spacers does not a dado blade make.
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Learned this from my teens:
Epoxy does not substitute a weld.
Expecually when used for compressed air
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make sure the car is in park, handbrake on, wheels chocked, and not in a hill before jacking it up and going underneath
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>>1614369
This also applies if you're going to make out with a girl. Should've known they call it "parking" for a reason.
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>>1614252
I 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.
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>>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.
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>>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.
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>>1613789
oscillating tool is the best for cutting pvc
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............Dont stick your head in the freezer to try and cool it off
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>>1614484
Shut the fuck up
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play stupid games win stupid prizes
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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.
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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.
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>>1613767

Angle grinders continue to revolve the disk for a while after you turn them off.
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>>1614549
Related: while using a chipping hammer, wear safety glasses. Fresh slag in the eye sucks
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>>1614490
why? for short periods this sounds fine
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>>1614425
Probably

>>1614551
Same with bench grinders. Turns out those big stone wheels have quite a bit of momentum and stopping them with your fingers hurts.
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>>1613824
How the fuck do you manage that whilst opening a bottle ?? Did the knife fly out your fucking hands or something
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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...
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Always check incoming power to see if something is actually off.
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>>1614674
Paraplegic Anon tell me your story
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>>1614106
12-1=11
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>>1614712
So he's Latvian, obviously.
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>>1614491
Grow a pair, bitch.
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>>1613767
We 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 stream
Lesson: be careful when combining tractors and hills
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>>1614231
Is liquid fire safe for PVC?
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when painting with water colors dont have a glass of ice tea next to your paint brush glass.
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>>1614416
always go oil free when you can.
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>>1614536
i 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.
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>>1613837
might help to turn the blade backwards
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Don't use painted clamps for oxyacetylene welding

Don't empty 4 big ass cans of spray glue in an unventilated room (this one was a surprisingly good time though)
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>>1613905
100% true
Totally fucked
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>>1614067
>>1614240
>>1614980
Frankly this shit seems unprofessional. Dude rescheduled for 3-4pm, then didn't show till 3:55
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>>1614282
Story?
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>>1614921
Only if you like louder and shorter-lived compressors.
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>>1614952
You mean flip it the opposite way.
I've heard this works for cutting tile but haven't ever tried that.
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>>1614921
This is what I thought >>1615090

I thought oil-free was mostly so people can be lazy. What other advantages are there?
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Do not throw rags with boiled Lindsey oil in the trash.
>RIP shed and tools
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>>1615191
Are you fucking serious
He'll never leave dirty rags with any chemicals anywhere
Ever
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>>1615191
Danish 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.
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>>1613885
Based vatnik
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>>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 on
always leave the hoe down, kids
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>>1615323
The only hoe I let down was your momma when I couldn't get it up because of the smell.
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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.
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>>1615400
Also don’t be retarded like me and buy two of the same size wrenches when one was supposed to be metric.
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>>1615400
or one of these is fine and possible to use with a hose or line connected
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>>1615404
That 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.
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>>1615400
Are 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.
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>>1615406
Meh, 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.
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>>1614888
There's something funny with these post numbers.

Here's a good lesson for yall:
Wear your fucking eye protection.
You never know.
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>>1613767
>Lessons I learned
the 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 soon
foreign objects in the engine compartment may fuck up your car
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>>1615411
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Belt
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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.
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>>1615462
Salt=Rust

See, now you understand
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>>1615126
Yes, it works for plastics
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>>1614586
Thats what I thought too. But the moment I stuck my head in the freezer I got a wicked headache.
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>>1613885
Did you split a toe?
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>>1615411
>they don’t manufacture steel in the US anymore
Zug Island. Rouge Steel. These are just the steel plants I can drive to in 10 minutes in the Rust Belt that are full operational.
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>>1615866
You're not supposed to stick your head in the freezer and then try to shut the door, dumbass.
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>>1615868
The entire city of Terre Haute, Indiana smells like ass because of all the steel refineries in the area.
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>>1615871
>smells like ass
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>>1615868
I 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.
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>>1616077
New 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.
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>>1613821
Christ, no shipping container makes a good underground bunker. I'm surprised you're not ded.
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>>1615411
>Meh, they don’t manufacture steel in the US anymore
Yeah... 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.
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>>1616103
Yeah, it’s filled with rusted bullshit because of the road salt.
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>>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 shit
not sure wtf i was thinking
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>>1616100
Lurk moar.
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>>1616168
Might be able to resurface with acetone. Test small area first.
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>>1616173
oh shit thanks anon
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>>1616180
Np. Might not work but any port in a storm, yeah? Saw "plastic" and thought of /3dpg/.
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>>1616077
Zug Island gets weekly shipments of taconite from Minnesota and the UP.
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>>1616184
>taconite
Recycled tacos? Never knew Taco Bell sent its leftovers there.
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>>1616191
Partly refined iron ore.
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>>1616184
the only noun I understand there is Minnesota, and then only barely
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>>1616235
A steel plant in Detroit (Zug Island) gets ships full of refined iron ore (taconite) from Minnesota and Michigan's Upper Penninsula (UP).

Perkele.
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>>1613767
The tool you can't find is the tool you don't have.
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This thread has gone severely off track.
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>>1615868
>steel plants
steel comes from plants?

you learn something new everyday
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>>1615871
must be from the steel then because they probably use electric for heating, not gas or coal.
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>>1616247
I 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 way
Some people will talk about things they shouldn't, in the hopes that it will make them seem "cool."
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>>1616378
sweet, any of them doing cast iron?

because $1000 for a 6" x 3" x 12" piece is a bit much.
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>>1616393
I 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.
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>>1616399
yeah I don't care that much, just interesting to me though.

I would love to see cheap cast iron.
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>>1616244
Animals too. Blood contains a lot of iron. Iron is used to make steel. That’s where all the extra blood goes from the slaughterhouse.
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>>1616402
Looks like these guys might. https://www.gartlandfoundry.com/
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>>1615414
I have had to many close calls, eye protection always.
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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.
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>>1616458
wrong thread, nevermind
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>>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
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>>1613824
have you never opened a bottle before?
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>>1614484
I drive a manual because I like the shifter I put it in my ass and become one with my MAcHinE
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1616899<<
Based
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>>1613767
>sticky lock in dads pop up camper
>not supposed to spray oil in locks right? It makes em worse over the long term

I 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 door

Well fuck
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>>1616910
probably have to regrease it either way
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>>1616878
+1. You’re supposed to use a Bic lighter

>>1616910
>oil is bad
Enlighten me on this
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>>1616916
>>1616916
I 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.
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>>1614567
Fucking thiss or just straight up put the mask almost against where you're hammering, that hot slag pops like crazy
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>>1616919
That’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.
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>>1613824
More of an eye opener
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>>1613812
>Lasagna hardens on it.
You left it there like a dumbass
>sleep in the gave you made faggot
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>>1616924
Graphite. Don't put grease in locks.
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>>1616919
I thought it was more that the oil displaces the existing grease.
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>>1616932
kek
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>>1614528
this
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>>1615955
sniffdubs
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>>1616935
wd40?
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>>1616953
No
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>>1616954
PB? 3-in-1?
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>>1615871
>>1616378
Reminds me of the horrible smell that paper factories make.
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>>1616393
>>1616402
What you making?...
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>>1613905
Here 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.
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>>1616935
This.. crush up pencil lead
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>>1616932
bravo
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Don't chop fire wood when you are drinking and dont have boots on
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>>1616970
Nothing 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.
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>>1617238
>pencil lead
>a bunch of clay and other impurities
fuck no
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>>1616916

the reason oil is bad on shit like this is because it attracts dirt and dust

mechanisms 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
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>>1616924

the best procedure is:

>dissassemble
>wire wheel
>brake clean
>lubricate with dry graphite spray
>reassemble

oil/grease = dust = bad

see: >>1617597
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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.
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>Herpes can't be cured
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>>1614484
But the car with a manual is my second car, I still have to change the oil on my DD.
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>>1614923
Check out unit 731's research on the subject, fascinating stuff
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>>1615191
>lindsey
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>>1616239
Fun fact, the blast furnaces on zug island vibrate so much that people in Canada are complaining because of a hum in their house.
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>>1616168
>stove is clean and plastic is scratched to shit
Sand the plastic so it's semi smooth then paint it with can paint.
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>>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.
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>>1613767
>burns quietly
I wasn’t aware fire made noise
>b-b-but campfires
The fire isn’t the source of the noise.
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>>1616934
>sleep in the gave you made
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>>1618993
What about blowtorches?
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>>1616916
Locks 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.
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>>1617428
Powdered graphite is available in the lubricant section of your automotive store, and probably your home supply store and your wallyshitmart, as well.
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>>1614115
Not is you put a shot of black in it. That's what the pros do.
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>>1615406
>>1615411
>>1616103
Canadian here learned something new
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>>1613824
Always 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.
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>>1619276
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>>1615177
>What other advantages are there?
you can run an air line into your kitchen and not have to worry about contaminating your food.
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>>1616932
Imagine the smell
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>>1613905
call his company and complain, fire him and find a new one
or you can continue to let him cuck you
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Craftsman branded impact guns are complete shit.
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>>1619207
>Venturi effect
That’s air moving through orifices mah guy. Fire has no sound.
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>>1613767

Painting 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.
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>>1619691
My foundry says otherwise. Fire has a sound and it says fuck you and everything in the area around you.
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>>1619365
It seems good contractors are two words you dont mix.

Sigh
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>>1619311
1 inch impact.


2 ugga duggas.

Something will give.
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>>1619276
Wow. 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
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>>1619216
Didnt read post but 10 bucks a pound on amazon.
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>>1619215
Can confirm. WD 40 cucks get the fuck gone.
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>>1618943
I 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
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>>1619700
>rust belt

>>1619512
They’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.
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>>1618940
LOL. I gotta see that man. Brfore i die i wanna visit a big foundry
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>>1619696
Well 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.
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>>1619794
That also sounds like a lesson learned the hard way
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>>1618940
>Canada
It’s only across the river.
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>>1613824
If you ever need a bottle opener, look for metallic stuff with parallel bars. You can always find something if you are creative.
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>>1619794
But what about the cup? What if it ended up in the fire.
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>>1614657
>How the fuck do you manage that whilst opening a bottle ?? Did the knife fly out your fucking hands or something
The end of the blade probably snapped off and went flying. Knives for cutting are thin and brittle. They're typically useless for prying.
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>>1616202
Pigiron?
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>>1619794
I 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
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>>1620260
You can use a piece of paper if you fold it enough. I've done it will a dollar.
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>>1620260
>>1620523
You don’t always have a Bic in your pocket? Best bottle opener.
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>>1614484
This used to be the case, but newer automatics get better HP, Torque and economy then manuals
Which is a shame cuz I like to lube up the gear shift and stick it in my ass while playing Mariachi music
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>>1620300
No, 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.
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>>1620530
Smoking cigarettes is for poor, trashy people.
Might as well say you have face tattoos and methmouth.
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>>1613789
This is why you should always use a pipe-cutter, it's what they're made for.
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>>1620530
Dumb ishitter, the best bottle opener is another bottle!
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>>1616932
This is why DIY is funnier than /fit/
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>>1620771
It's /diy/ you waste of sperm.
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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.
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>>1621174
Triple check! My boss got bit earlier this week.
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>>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
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>>1613824
You must not have had a dad and/or your IQ is African
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>>1616932
nice one, kek'd
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>>1613767
just because there is no warning sign on a pipe it doesn't mean it's not hot
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yeah and dry ice is not dry, it flows, even into your boots
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just because mercury is liquid it doesn't mean you can pour it into and carry it in a plastic can
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wearing a protective mask without filters doesn't protect against chlorine
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a helmet is harder to break than your skull
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Never sand down copper without a mask.
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scotch brite is not good for cleaning plexi glass
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>>1621325
Kek, I think I have done this before. I tell people that I really enjoy a good matte finish.
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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.
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>>1621320
KoK
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>>1621373
aua
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stainless steel won't be stainless after cleaning it with acid
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>>1621184
>someone wired an outlet to the supply for the smoke detectors
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>>1615483
I'm guessing he offered to show you the answer
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>>1613767
Paint does not stick to silicone. At all. Ever.
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>>1620535
>but newer automatics get better HP, Torque and economy then manuals
lol sure, post a car that makes more power, more torque, and burns less gas once its transmission is swapped out for an automatic
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Wearing eye protection and shoes is important when soldering. Even when just removing older solder with a sucker or copper mesh. Two separate incidents.
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>>1613767

measure twice, cut once
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>>1621681
You 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
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>>1613767
using zip discs on a grinder, thats the type of lesson that can only be learned the hard way
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>>1621772
alternatively, measure once, cut once, then go at it with a chisel and a plane
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>>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.
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>>1614165
T.
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>>1622015
I 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.
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always break loose bolts pushing not pulling towards your face
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>>1613767
anime was a mistake
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being nice and helping people gets you fucked
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>>1623114
How 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.
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>>1614165
>never get married
>get yer nuts cut
>don't reproduce goy!
Not too many Jewish posts on /diy/, but there is always one.
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>>1614746
I 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.
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>>1623241
just left a nice split in my nose
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This one isn't from personal experience, I'm just the guy fixing the issue
If 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.
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>>1617268
>IN 1997
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>>1623241
Same 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 headers

Oh 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.
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>>1624987
This lil baby, with the handles broken off because people abused the fuck outta er

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-13-Amp-Corded-1-2-in-Super-Hawg-Hole-Hawg-Right-Angle-Drill-Driver-1680-20/100067410
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>>1616932
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Don't use a torch to burn the zinc off galvanized steel indoors without a respirator.
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>>1615191
I 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.
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>>1625233
I 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.
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>>1613767
Never screw the cover back on a 480v 100 amp protected J box when it is over filled with 3 ph wires.
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>>1614965
My mom joined AA and quit drinking but she spray painted the down stairs bathroom about once a month with the door closed.
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>>1613767
Never 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.
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>>1625985
*torch cut
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>>1625995
It sucks when you find out you don't bounce worth a fuck, doesn't it?

>Wuuusssshsplat!

In less than a second I'll bet.
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>>1625994
>transitioning
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>>1613767
HVAC 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.
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>>1615400
Use 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.
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>>1626012
Yeah 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.
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>>1621320

what sort of /diy/ shit were you doing with elemental mercury?
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>>1621772
This.
Also expand this logic to everything. Is one nail enough, is that breaker off, one strap should hold it...etc
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>>1614888
mein got
checked
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>>1626157
lmao
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Shooting someone during a home invasion does not mean you are justified unless it is on camera.
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>>1621978
Ding ding. Between the computers and advances in hydraulics the new autos are way better.
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>>1626127
>why i unplug the battery whenever i start messing with anything on the car
I just don’t want to make problems worse like I have been known to do.

>>1626196
Fuck blue states and nanny UK where the brown person in your home has more rights than you do.
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>>1615191
This
Worked 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.
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>>1626198
That doesn't mean there isn't more to go wrong. A manual can be more reliable and will be easier to service.
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>>1626124
little "science project"
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>>1626224
It'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.
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>>1613767
Never 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.
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>>1626330
It'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.
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>>1626465
The 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.
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>>1626465
They 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
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>>1626490
F1 sequential gearboxes may be that good, but the belt driven CVT in your altima isn't
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>>1626492
>we are now talking about CVTs

Do you even know what a car is or are you a robot? Are you just googling key words and spitting stuff back?
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>>1626496
Sure I'm a robot. Keep talking about how great automatic transmissions are as if the majority aren't slushboxes
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>>1613767
how to talk to people
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>>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.
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>>1626534
A couple shots of tequila and a breath mint never hurt
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>>1621681
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Literally+any+modern+car
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>>1621689
I really don't understand how this happens. How could you possibly hurt your eyes or feet while soldering?
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>>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"
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>>1615868
I used to live 3 blocks away from Great Lakes Steel in Ecorse. It's US Steel now and still operational.
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>>1626563
>lives in the rust belt
>doesn't even replace his calipers with every brake job
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>>1626663
>thinks the lifespan of brake calipers has anything to do with the lifespan of brake lines
Shiggy. Not that I expected to find geniuses here but dam
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>>1621978

it was the first automatics that used servos in place of user input for gear selection/clutch application

nowadays its all done with compound planetary gearsets, line pressure, and clutch packs

allisons are damn near bulletproof. as well as caterpillars powershifts
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>>1626465

and yea the new automatics actually do learn the users driving habits and road conditions
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>>1619311
Can 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
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>>1616932
CARLOS!
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>>1626563
I'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.
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>>1614484
>equating standard transmission with manliness
Psst, hey buddy, your insecurity is showing.
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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.
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>>1626824
Your manbun is showing.
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>>1621376
Wtf is this
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>>1627083
Glass anal bead. Looks to be green glitter and sauerkraut in the glass.
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>>1620273
given that the cup would be Styrofoam, it wouldn't be going anywhere near it
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>>1626814
Shouldnt 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)
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>>1626814
>I'm not even ashamed to admit I've used vice grips while airhammering
Fuck, I read that as death grips
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>>1613825
>>1614657
>>1616878
>>1621187
These people will also stab themselves one day.
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>>1620276
lateral blade pressure not perpendicular to the grain
also when i open bottles using my knife i dont open my folder and just use the spine
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a frogs ass is not (contrary to popular belief) water tight
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>>1614165
>trust no one
who hurt you, anon? the world doesn't function without trust.
>never get married
sorry to hear, been married to the love of my life for 20 years and our marriage has never been stronger
>get yer nuts cut
nah, have lots of kiddos. build, be fruitful and multiply.
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>>1627038
i remember that episode
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>>1614657
>he doesn't understand hardened steel



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