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Okay /diy/ I am sick of cheap ass window fans turning to shit within one year.

Are there any fucking brands of window fans that do not fucking suck and wear out immediately? I've gone through 3 in the past 3 years. The shitty bushings have worn out on 2 and the other gave off an annoying hum due to the digital speed control.

I have a Vornado desk fan and the thing has preformed flawlessly for the past 5 years and I use it every night of the year. Are there any brands that make decent quality fans like Vornado for window fans?

I cannot use a box fan (not that I can find a decent quality one of those anymore either) as my sliding window doesn't open up wide enough to hold the box fan.

Second question is does anybody use one of those window mount whole house fans? If so how do you like it? Is there a brand of whole house fans that doesn't suck?

Should I just buy a fucking vornado and mount it to a piece of plywood and make my own window fan?
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I’ve genuinely been thinking about running a new circuit through my attic above my bedroom and installing a fart fan (“bathroom exhaust fan”) in my bedroom. My window fades out toward the street anyway so whenever I have a window fan in then my neighbors can see/hear me fucking fat chicks in my bedroom. I figure I can just run a duct from the fart fan to the overhang in front of my house/window and cut a hole for the vent in it with a jigsaw or a sawzall? I’m not too confident about making a hole in my roof
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>>1829008
Can you not put in a real whole house fan? 'Cause they are awesome. I'd put one in my current place but the house is super old, the attic venting is inadequate and I have other issues I am budgeting to fix first.
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>>1829043
Strongly considering it biggest drawback is it can be pretty humid here. I already have central air but I'm a cheap ass and prefer cool outside air on non-humid nights.

I also would need to seal up the house much better so as not be be pulling air in through undesired places.
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>>1829057
As long as you open enough windows and doors it shouldn't be an issue when the fan is running.

I want to make something similar to pic related that will lay window to window in the cargo area of my e350. I was going to make the frame out of pvc but now Im thinking copper piping would be much more visually pleasing and less bulky. Only problem is I cant find any info of what kind of loads copper pipes can hold over a span. Its about ~6 feet window to window. What diameter and wall thickness of copper pipe would work for this? Or would it be so expensive that I should just do pvc?
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>>1827824
I imagine aluminum would work
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>>1828068
Agreed. Some 3/4" aluminum c channel or square tube should hold up quite well. If you want to drive around with packed suitcases and other heavy stuff on it, I would go with steel. 1/2” steel square tube with 1/16” wall will hold a good amount of weight.
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>>1827824
>I cant find any info of what kind of loads copper pipes can hold over a span.
perhaps thats because its not structural
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>>1827824
>thinking he's going to crawl up into this shit
Just lay in the fucking bed.
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>>1827844
>cot
look for kots on craigslist, if you can find one for free you might just be able to use that

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past 4 months i have had both wheelbarrow handles snap, 2 chainsaws break, hardwood rated nails bend in softwood, pickaxes bend ect ect
cant complete any project purely due to the fact there is not even a durable "premium" option
what do i even do i feel like "a bad workman always blames his tools" is so ingrained that the Chinese manufacturers exploit it
every older guy i go to for advice on the matter says im the problem without ever having seen me work
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>>1828563

Are you me? Practically all of my tools, electronics, etc I own were bought 'as is'
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>>1828420
>funny how the 30 year old nails i inherited from my grandfather dont bend aye shouldnt need superhuman accuracy to fucking sink a piece of metal in wood

Takes practice

>>1828420
>i dont know why people pretend everything being made in china has not influenced the quality of products its fucking sadistic my future kids are going to be DIY illiterate because of this shit

I taught myself everything I know, about a decade ago I was DIY illiterate but now I'm a jack off of all trades.
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>>1828660
>but now I'm a jack off of all trades
A jack of all trades is a master of none
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>>1828772

a jack off all trades is a master of bater
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>>1828420
>living rural is next to illegal in my country
what shithole do you live in?

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So, just to check, this means I need a new water heater right?
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>>1827904
He is just trying to drum up business. He wants to get a call in a few years about pressure loss on the hot water side. He'll come in, clean up the pipe, swap the unions, and charge you $600. He also probably does not have a license so he doesn't want people to get their shit inspected as that will cause trouble.
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>>1828147
I was thinking that, but then I thought this is also on a DIY board specifically about not having to hire people for simple jobs. Business is business, I guess.
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>>1827681
That's an electric water heater retard.

OP - throw away that shitty fiberglass wrap. It doesn't save you shit.
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>>1827889
>Dont fuck with dielectric unions unless you are getting it inspected (which you should also not do).
>don't fuck with the unions that literally every new water heater comes with everywhere in north america and europe because they prevents your connections from failing after 18 months
How transparent can you get. Are you Jewish?
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>>1827558
I wouldn't worry about it.

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What's the thing on the top shelf? Pic is some famous japanese minimalist cabinet.
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>>1826764
>I dug a whole outside my bathroom window

A whole what?
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>>1826781
Yup, right below the window.
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>>1826424
OP here, found the cabinet. The thing is not part of it as it seems.
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>>1826424

The author told me it's just a damn sponge with a hole in it so you can clean rods/wires and hang it to dry. Japanese and their weird stuff.

https://www.amazon.co.jp/3M-%E3%83%90%E3%82%B9%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A3%E3%82%A4%E3%83%B3-%E3%81%8A%E3%81%B5%E3%82%8D%E3%82%B9%E3%83%9D%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B8-%E7%89%B9%E6%AE%8A%E7%A0%94%E7%A3%A8%E7%B2%92%E5%AD%90%E4%BB%98%E3%81%8D-BM-12K/dp/B06X9KNDCS/ref=asc_df_B06X9KNDCS/?tag=jpgo-22&linkCode=df0&hvadid=266403026298&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15105556258623455713&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1009692&hvtargid=pla-439836418470&psc=1&th=1&psc=1
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>>1826548
>he doesn't know how to use the 3 seashells

I'm a welder fabricator at an automation company and keep an assortment of tools in a belt pouch. It's gotten rather excessive but I finally found all the tools I need to do pretty much everything. At least everything that wouldn't require hauling the contraption I'm cobbling over to my welding lair. I'm a huge German fanboy. The contents of this pouch is worth about $300 USD

So what do you nerds carry every day?
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>>1827460

Fuck off dick breath. The M&P met the criteria for my carry needs. I wanted .40 in a sub compact frame, and a thin profile because I do a lot of crawling around on the ground under equipment in dirty environments and didn't need a huge/heavy/chunky gun strapped to my hip making that even more uncomfortable. It is rugged and reliable enough that I can go without cleaning it for quite a period of time and when I pull it out it still functions flawlessly. It is quick to field strip for when I do clean it, and goes bang when I pull the trigger.

You see how beat to shit that thing is? It has been on my side for years now. I keep the fancy and expensive guns at home.

>>1827446
Thanks Anon!
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>>1827790

You call that a holesaw?
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>>1828620
Rip that one through 16ga stainless in your hand drill tho
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>>1828620
Excellent. Wicked set, too. Can I get it in SDS?
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>>1828806

Works great on tree roots!

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Back in 2016 there was a guy on here who would buy old stereo consoles and swap the old fabric for some trendy stuff, add a aux cable hookup and resell to hipsters. I bought my own stereo unit intending to do the same, and then life happened and 4 years later I still have it. I added the cable and replaced all the caps and restored the wood just never got to replacing the speaker fabric. Now its in the back corner of the basement

Do you think its sellable? I considered replacing the wicker style fabric with something more modern but i think it would ruin the look
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>>1818599
No.
I've done one, and looking at a second one right now. Unless you charge a lot, it's not worth it, it's more of a hobby.
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>>1826960
>amp in a wood case
sneaky
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>>1826959
what is the model of that?

i have a shed like this but 3 times bigger or so. For lifting weights i want to put a wall of pictures up. general titty pics how and what should i use that is not overpriced? corkboard ?
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>>1825638
Why, don't want your scent to bother your wife's guests and son?
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>>1825638
Get a Nintendo Switch to play when the BVLL comes over and forget about pictures.
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>>1825646
Don't forget his shed is three times as big! It's not a cuckshed, it's Big and MANLY.
The dude is so manly with his big weight-lifting shed that he is confused by how to put pictures up on a wooden wall.
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Staple the fucking pictures to the wood dumbass
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>>1825646
>>1825651
>>1825658
>>1825677
Why is this board seething over sheds? There is more seethage here than on /pol/ in H3 podcast earnings threads.

What are these fuckers called?
The one in the pic is in an Ikea wardrobe.
I need these (but bigger) to mount a pole that goes from one wall to the other in a room (about 3 meters / 9.8 feets)
Thanks
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I dunno Anon, I just build my own out of pipe and flat iron to fit the application when I need one...
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>>1826695

just search for "closet rod hardware" and theres tons of results.

now go fuck yourself for being this lazy
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>>1826695
Just print one lol
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industry term is "Tube Holder" or "Closet Rod Bracket"

I used to sell this by the pallet loads
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>>1826695
wall bidet

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Do I really have to spend 60 bucks for a new one or can I just weld this thing back together?
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>>1828607
This.
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>>1828329
>electrically conductive high temperature epoxy.
Sounds like blinker fluid.
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>>1828663

Thanks. I'll check at Home Depot later today.
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Get some generic nickel chromium wire. Just be sure cut it the same length to match the resistance of the original element. You may even use a multi meter to test the ohms on the remaining element to match it. Cheers.
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>>1828793
such a part will not be at a Home Depot, doofus.
a dedicated appliance parts repair store or online is where you get a new coil wire kit.

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My girl is a little clumsy. It's gotten to the point where she can't wear half of her wardrobe because of stains. Anybody know how to get rid of stains? Wine, egg, grease, chocolate, etc. Open to any tips that don't involve mixing ammonia and bleach.
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>>1826333
>My girl is a little clumsy. It's gotten to the point where she can't wear half of her wardrobe because of stains.
>egg

that's not egg
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>>1826333
Either cleaning vinegar and baking soda or do what I do. Just heat dish soap and water in a bowl for one minute. Take a white cloth, pour the water directly on the stain and scrub. I don't know about wine but it's gotten out Kool-Aid.
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Did the Janis actually delete the OP's picture? My god what a bunch of flaming faggots...
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>>1827211
What was it?
>>1826861
Ya I recently had success mixing oxy clean in the spray bottle (it has soap mixed in) with ammonia and baking soda. Then scrubbed it with a toothbrush for a few minutes, let it soak in for an hour, and washed it in hot water. A couple were really bad and I had to repeat the procedure but it got them all like new eventually. A few articles online say to use white vinegar instead of ammonia but I didn't have any (only one article I saw said ammonia was OK and it's true, just reeks like hell). I tested this with my cheapest white shirt first then eventually even my expensive blue ones and works on them all. No damage to the fabric or color at all.
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>>1826333
How old is she? My toddler is super messy, like any other small child, so her stained clothes usually become pjs. The only fancy clothes she has are reserved for Sunday morning church service. Whute tshirts are cheap, but obviously won't last long with such messy creatures. We bought a pack for her and tiedyed them for some cheap, cute play clothes that you probably wouldn't even notice if they do get stained.

Does anyone know if there is a more industrial version of these type of soft-close guides?

I have an aluminium 700mm diameter turn table that will be turned manually. after 180° I want it to be stopped by a damper and then placed in a fixed location.

Looking for a proper way to absorb the energy independent on how hard someone turns the plate. Problem is if you use big dampers, they will push back the plate, and turning it too slowly would make it impractical to get it in the end position

Any ideas?
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Arduino (C++) coding HALP (POKER Straight)

- Need to write bool function to determine straight hand in poker.
- return TRUE if all five cards are in numerical sequence (e.g. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), else return FALSE.
- An Ace can come before a 2 (A, 2, 3, 4, 5) or after a King (10, J, Q, K, A)
- Straight cannot “wrap around” (i.e. Q, K, A, 2, 3).

(The values (Ace to King) of the five cards are stored in a 5-element array called cardValue and are represented by the numbers 1 (Ace) to 13 (King).)

Will think of reward for solution, ty peeps.
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>>1828450
don't take it personally, we're just taking the piss. Honestly it would be the quick solution if it wasn't an exponential problem. If it was a single check it would be fine, but it's just stacking it that causes things to balloon into an unmanageable mess, especially when it's a collaborative project.

Don't sweat it though, good practices are a rarer thing than they should be, and the more you think about things, the sharper you keep yourself.
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>>1828454
Sounds good. enjoy the rest of your holiday boys
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>>1828457
you too, honestly this is making a mountain out of a molehill, but since it's the topic of the thread, I think it's fair to go in with a fine comb

I was gonna talk about how it actually gets interpreted in pseudo assembly, but I'm a bit occupied. If anyone else wants to keep the nitpicking going, feel free
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>>1828459
Yeah I mean now that we're bff's & we're in the rabbit hole, it would all come down to how the hardware is configured right?
Let's assume we're writing the most efficient code to evaluate ten billion hands. Obviously there you wouldn't consider a case statement or at least not one that brute force checks every card, but the other loops in the thread require pre-sorting the hand right?
It might end up being a funky, multileveled, nested if statement that compares the first card to every other card once, and if they are consecutive you go to the next "level" of the nested if. This includes situation where a straight hand starts with the highest card unsorted.
But yeah to your point we need to know exactly how this processor works within its hardware. Then it would still be trial and error with the internal clock
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>>1828428
Lmao please just stop posting you coping brainlet. It's clear you have never worked a programming job in your life.

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There's a cable TV box that is laying around, and it has a UART port. I want to look at it's firmware and fuck around in there. But can't be sure how to do it.

There are uart to usb converters which are something like 7 usd. Is this the only way or is there something else that can be used/done? I have an old PC laying around which has serial and parallel port (RS232 things i guess) can this be used?
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>>1828071
>"don't do the thing"
>"thanks i'm gonna do the thing"
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>>1828104
>lead that goes straight from usb to ttl.

what does this mean then, sorry for autism
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>>1828117
sorry, i misread your intention. get whatever is cheapest, they're all the same shit if you have a windows pc.
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>>1828137

cool, sure thing.
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>>1828012
don't do this. rs232 is at 15v and will fry modern electronics

Is this a good idea? I've never worked with large slabs of rock before.
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>>1824968
>Any natural stone is porous and should be impregnated every now and then to avoid stains.
Is a daily shower jerk enough or do I have to beat it day and night?
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>>1825041
Cumming all over the slab night and day will saturate it and hide any future stains, so it's a good idea.
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>>1824744
How similar would this be to installing a granite countertop?

>>1824968
>>1825002
Thanks for the advice. I am also considering cast iron.
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>>1824738
>>1824697
seems like a gimmick, i would never trust a material that is advetised with that horrendous tile job
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>>1824697
is that really 100% granite? usually those things (sinks, etc.) are actually made of a resin with granite powder mixed in, so they are usually pretty sturdy and crack proof


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