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Welcome to /diy/, a place to:

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just bought the ECO snt2102 to get ready for the winter. i usually just shovel the old fashioned way but i decided i was tired of breaking my back. can't wait to try it out.

what does everyone else use?

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OP is late edition.

Previous thread >>1688899


In /rcg/ we discuss anything & everything remote controlled - multirotors, fixed wing, cars, rovers, helis, boats, submarines, battlebots, lawnmowers, etc.

>How do I get started with racing drones?



> How to build a racing drone (16 part video series from Joshua Bardwell)

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Yes i do. It is not convenient from the build side, but it works.

Also i have a question about flying in snow.
I am really afraid of snow hitting bearings of motors. Is it a real problem or i am worrying about minor problems?
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Mine is the Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere, which was the first 360 camera to have IMU stabilization & was an absolute game changer when it came out. It's a couple years old now though & the Insta360 One X now has higher resolution & much better stabilization in most situations. I've not personally used any of the 360 cameras from GoPro so I can't comment on them.
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Is there an IRC for RCG?
It's slow for a thread, let alone a chat.
Sure, it's right next to the usenet page.

Which brand of power tool is your go to, /diy/?
Do you stick to one brand to utilize the same batteries on your cordless tools or mix and match?
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At that point, why not just use a butane torch? The only advantage of this shit that I can see is that the flame (probably) doesn't come out from the frame, but in every other way it's going to be inferior. The pure battery one again is just far less powerful, I'd wager even a butane soldering iron puts out more heat than that. Which is what I use for heatshrinks in odd places.
Well for one, the flame. If you’re using it for like that cellophane packaging shit, butane would never work. Butane vs electric are kind of two different tools for different purposes.

A lot of the cordless guns heat up kinda slow though, and those heating elements pull lots of electricity, I guess that’s why Ridgid did the butane plus battery.
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these green meme machines
better than bosch
better than makita

festool made in germany
von profis für profis

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for the weekend warrior, ryobi is a great value.

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The idea is you post an AFTER as well
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haven't got to that bit yet. but i'm making progress. watch this space.

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not yet, calm your tits, it's happening.
I was gonna show mine but I can't do it. You're my hero. I'm looking at disability now and that shit creeps up. Bunch of unfinished projects. Can't find stuff. Now it's overwhelming. There will be a mess when I die.

Who do you think makes the best pliers? I always used channellocks as an apprentice, but five or so years ago I switched to 10-inch Knipex.

I think that they are superior to Channellocks in every way. They grip pipe and hex-stock better than channellocks every time. The 10" Knipex have a larger jaw capacity than the channellocks do. Most importantly, the way they are designed make it impossible to smash your fingers.

Really would love to know what anon thinks of SK Tools "channellocks", I was thinking about buying a pair to try out.
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>Irwin's are definitely good enough for homeowners.

So are Pittsburgh tongue and grooves. This isnt saying much.
I was going to say who gives a shit, but it seems a lot of people give a shit.
1.) my baby knipex pliers are slimmer than my baby channel locks. To the point where sometimes I forget theyre in my back pocket, unlike my baby channel locks.
B.) I was able to afford a pair of 8" and 6" knipex cobras as a 1st year. Maybe your local just sucks more than mine (and mine sucks pretty bad)?
If your option is between Irwin and HF or similar bottom tools, and you are NOT slamming on the things hard and abusing them, just get some old as fuck but not bent channellocks or w/e off ebay or a garage sale. Check the teeth, file them sharp if need be, then give them a light brass brushing and dunk them in evaporust. Let them drip dry. A tiny bit of oiling on the black shit once its good and hardened will keep rust at bay til it abrades off.
>Why do all that work?
Appreciate your tools individually so you won't turn into a consoomer and then wonder why you have no fucking money despite working a shitload of overtime. Plus back in the day cabinetmakers used to make their apprentices straighten nails, carpenters used to make em sharpen their saws, mechanics had their apprentices sort screws nuts and bolts, and machinists had to learn to file a lump of metal square. Some still do.

If you ARE, get 2 pair of the taiwanese HF ones. Can't remember if the pittsburgh pro ones are taiwanese or not but the red doyle ones are. If one breaks then you have a backup til you can get back to swap it for a new one. If you live in a HF desert, autozone or advance autoparts or napa or something (forget which, go look it up) has a no questions asked, "throw it on the counter and grab a new one" warranty too.

>Why would I get a shitty one vs a good one if I need a strong tool if the shitty one will break?
You have to learn by feel because even the good shit has limits. Not flat out snapping but the teeth aren't exactly made of unbreakable uranized titani-alloy. Reshaping them sucks if you keep making them slip and they nub or chip, and you don't find sitting there with a file or stone to be your particular flavor of "relaxing."

Put new Channellock on your christmas list once you understand how to handle it if your old ones or POS pliers start to bug you. The knipex are good, but are they 2x the price good? In yuroland knipex are cheaper to channellock levels, so no, not really.
As a retarded weekend warrior, the V-jaw Irwins are way nicer to use than flat jaw Pittsburgh tools. And those cheap ones get loose and the jaws slip open after some time.

Got sucked into a mandatory secret santa at work. The guy I got is dumb as a box of rocks, he probably wants a bottle of Henny and a 3pk of Magnums, but I wanted to get him something that will last longer than 3 hours.

So I got him a few tools and a pouch in the hopes that he can tighten up his own mirrors on his truck instead of waiting 45min for a mechanic. The problem is, I’m not sure if he knows how to use a screwdriver.

I think I need to print out some “Baby’s first instructables”, either pics or written instructions. Who wants to contribute to the somewhat insulting instructions I put in the pouch with the tools?
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Excellent advice thanks
>implying he wont pawn that shit for alcohol anyway
Lmao this is perfect
These tools are shit, and you should feel bad. Stop pushing your ideals onto other people.

>I bet he doesn't even know who won the Superbowl

Fuck off.
So butthurt

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My friends and I have been drawing up plans for the past few months on a homemade pontoon boat. The plan is to make two 8x4 ft sections (the dimensions of the truck beds well be using to transport) that we will secure together upon arrival of our launch site. Our main questions/concerns are 1. How many drums do we need to support the weight of the vessel/occupants 2. How to turn a bicycle into a water wheel for power 3.How to steer it besides having two people with oars sit on the sides of the bike. Any suggestions or similar plans appreciated
Water weighs 8 lb per gallon. Submerging, entirely, a 50 gallon drum takes 400 lb of force. Or, put another way, a boat deck over 4 drums, will support 1600 lb. including the weight of the deck.
>1. How many drums do we need to support the weight of the vessel/occupants
JESUS TAPDANCING CHRIST. This is literally (literally) high-school physics. Is this the power of common core?
Yes, but fully submerging is absolutely retarded like OP

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posted this on /g/ but this is definitely a better board for this

ive got a 90s digital wurlitzer organ that's got a busted power supply. wanted to know if any of you own similar models / have manuals for this thing. ive looked extensively online and the only posts about it are either dead threads from organforums or someone's mypianofriend's listing from 2014
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One. It's very common for organs to have multiple keyboards.
yeah i am an electrical engineer. the problem is that there's two burnt resistors and i have no idea what the values are. i would need to get that from the service manual
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I have a different model the bourds are big and clearly printed with everything clearly labeled. I k ow you can adapt a pc power supply to bi pass that massive 70s block power coveenter and etc x
All the circuit bourds are leveled clearly if you look closely x

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Hey gang. I just happened upon a writing desk that is circa 1890. It's pretty cool but clearly not in the greatest shape. Being newly married I would love to refinish this, stripping the old finish and varnish and giving it a shot of vitality. The only thing is I'm pretty much a wood working novice and scared I will damage something. If anyone could offer any tips, maybe their process about how they'd tackle this, or even resources that would help me I'd be really appreciative. My wife doesn't have much faith in me. Will post more pictures as requested.
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my tub always drained pretty slowly but in the past day it became much worse. i've tried to pour draino max gel down a couple times but it hasn't really helped. i've tried to take the stopper out so i can put a wire hanger down there but it won't turn one way or another.

help me please frens.
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Now that your drain is full of drain cleaner, you're gonna have to be careful about whatever you do next. Don't get that stuff in your eyes.
Hit the dollar general for 5 bottles of hydrogen peroxide . Then hit walmart for a toilet plunger if you do not already own one. The ones with big black accordion looking thing is probably your best bet for a plunger .
Dump the 5 bottles of peroxide down the drain, if it starts filling over just let it sit .
Then once it gets in the drain , plug the stopper , give the peroxide 15 mins to work in and fill the tub all the way with piping hot water .
Finally pull the plug and plunge away . Let the gravity and hot water do the rest.
The force of the hot water with the agitating of the peroxide before hand should be enough to send whatever is plugging the pipe down and out !
Wear eye protection.

You will thank me later.
I used to live in a place where the shower/tub would drain really slowly. I just went at it with a plunger and managed to dislodge a giant disgusting ball of crud that was blocking the pipe. Did the same thing with my sink. You can use all the chemicals you want but elbow grease seems to be the best remedy for clogs
Use two of pic related.

One over the drain and another over the water overflow.

Also it is possible the bottom of the drain plug rusted off and could be plugging the drain. Happened before to us.

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Welcome to /SQTDDTOT/, where there are no stupid questions, only stupid anons. At least try to google it.

How much of a difference does bolting a mini lathe to a concrete floor increase in its rigidity/cutting accuracy compared to a 1/2" plank of wood?
What is the easiest way to bolt a lathe bed to concrete?
Does it matter if its level or not?
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Somewhat less potato picture of what I had in mind.
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Hey /diy/

I recently obtained a nice, new electrical oven for free. Problem is, my kitchen is fitted for a 110v oven with gas. The new oven needs 120/240v with 40amp supply.
I jewtubed how to add the new line from the mains to the new socket from a few sources, easy enough for me to do on my own.
But my mains looks like pic related. I'm not sure how to properly take off the cover in order to add the line + breaker. Obviously I dont want to fuck with it before knowing if the live external feed part of the busbar is open along with everything else. Maybe I'm overthinking this though and should just unscrew it from the mount?
>Inb4 call an electrician.
I can barely afford my mortgage while saving for my soon to be born child. Dont wanna be raped by based blue collar tradesmen.
Any tips guys?
Watch a lot more YouTube first. Everything inside once you take the panel off will be energized, and once you flip the breaker to turn off the panel, part of it will still be energized. You have to know which parts these are, and what you can and can't do at what point, before you even pull out your screwdriver. If you proceed, read/watch everything you can find about it, then think real hard about whether or not you like being alive. And that's not even addressing running new wire and the pain that could be.
Yes I understand how busbars work.
Why I'm hesitant to take off this cover mount is precisely because it tightly covers both areas on either side of the main shut off and I dont want to be found zapped with a stupid looking flat tip screwdriver in my hand.
I'm fishing for someone who has worked on a similar style case and knows what to expect underneath.
I got a couple old (corded) tools that sometimes don't start when I turn them on/pull the trigger. I have reseated the brushes as well as disassembled them and put them back together, but I'm not an electrician so I have no idea wtf I'd be looking at.
One is a die grinder and it seems to have like, a "dead spot" in the rotation if it stops there and I try to start it up again.

The other is a recip saw that almost feels like holding it at a specific angle makes it not wanna go without a shake.

Neither have boards inside, they're old as fuck. I'm not particularly bothered by them working intermittently (grounded properly inside) but it's kind of annoying and I would like to know what's likely wrong so when I do have the time I can tune them back. Plus it could be making them less powerful than they should be, right?

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need help figuring out what this is called
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we call them perlin clamps
Ya this guy got it it’s a purlin clamp
pipe clamping device ?

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My mother has an old two story house that she doesn't live anymore that is just rotting away (no one lived in it for over 8 years. The house is one of the first few houses in the town from what I found in a book about the town. It has been added on over the years and the last add-on (from what I all know about the house) was the garage with a year written into the cement from the 1950s. The house is beyond repair and if it was to be fixed up it would cost too much. I'm thinking about ripping it down and salvage as much as I can. Mostly any good wood and windows. I'm looking on advice on how to go on with this project. What tools do I need besides a hammer and a saw? Also the house is in a small town that I don't need permits or any paper work to do almost anything. Also the house is still solid has fuck. This isn't a stick and plywood shack.

What I figured out so far and found out.
Get the power disconnected and power line removed.
Get the water turned off.
The house doesn't have a gas line or propane.
My brother ripped out all the copper and took stuff he wanted. He wanted to burn down the house.
Going to need a dumpster for tossing shit out. The house still has a lot of shit from my sister and mom.
Popcorn ceiling, what do I do to get rid of this shit.
After I get the house ripped down the basement will still be there. How do I deal with this? Knock the walls down and bury it?

Pic is not the house in question but the condition it is in.
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fix it and stop being a lazy fat fuck. some people get slapped in the face with opportunity and just don't see it.
>Also the house is still solid has fuck

Why not repair it? Or is the village in the middle of bum fuck nowhere?
>house is beyond repair
>It's also solid as fuck
Make up your mind
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>My brother ripped out all the copper and took stuff he wanted
How much meth did he get for it?
You’ll probably need a demolition permit.

Say I had reliable access to assembled nuclear fuel rod bundles. The bundles look like pic related and contain partially enriched uranium. Could I build a nuclear reactor in my garage?
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Going for that Eagle Scout badge I see
Kid made a nuclear reactor in his garage with americium out of smoke detectors, so ya.
CANDU fuel is useless without about 100,000 litres of heavy water.
He build a neutron source, not a nuclear reactor
not sure

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