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How did I remove this anons?
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Thank you fellow anon and currently doing so haha. Hangover after the 4th.
Yup. There is such a thing.
Take the glass tray out before trying to take it down, and the first step to taking a microwave off the wall is to figure out where your gonna set it down at once it’s loose
There's two screws in the cupboard above it. There's a metal plate it hooks on to on the back. The manuals for these things say you need two people to remove safely but if you're fit enough you can do it solo. Hold up with one hand, use cordless drill to take bolts out then lower the microwave down 45deg in the front. Lift microwave off plate, remove microwave.

Or you can use safety jack stands off your oven to hold it up there while you undo the screws if you're a limp wrist fat fuck.

I just removed one a few months ago. Did it with Jack's first because I was unsure how heavy and awkward it would be. Just manhandled the new one up there because it wasn't that heavy for me.
prybar and sawzall will remove anything.

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Is there any way to feed a pressure washer off a 55 gallon barrel? I was going to mount it in my truck and put a transfer pump in a barrel to transfer water, would that work?
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why do morons always post a question that they then answer themselves?
What’s it like being triggered by a diy post on a diy board? Do they make a medication that helps with this or is it more talk therapy?
If the barrel is in your truck it should be fine unless you're pressure washing 3 stories up or something like that.
I think shit posting is usually the prescribed therapy. While it alleviates the need to yell at strangers, it often results in more and more shit posting
probably won't need a transfer pump, you can feed a pressure washer with a bucket on a chair if you have to.

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I wanted to do some tests with some plants and bacteria, problem is it needs to be at at least 100+ degrees for the bacteria to grow without other bacteria taking over. I planned on doing it in a fish tank and that works fine, but I haven't been able to find any kind of water heater meant for fish tanks that goes up to the temp I need.

Any ideas?
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No. Just some bacteria and plant experiments.

this one says it goes up to 104
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I scoured Amazon looking for something like this almost exactly.

Thank you.
Or any of the inkbird ITC line
what i did was look for sketchy looking chinese brands that were designed without regard for the wellbeing of the fish, bc all the reputable fish supply brands had a thermal limit designed for keeping fish safe

What is the purpose of this tool when adjustable wrenches exist?
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Based maniac.
Word on the street is that high torsion applications fuck the springs on the inside is the limiting factor of its use.
Anecdotally, it is annoying how it tries to push itself off the bolt because of the springs, but otherwise convenient.

and people who actually work on things don't use that piece of shit.
See >>1859945

Read one of the Amazon reviews. Those and the cheap 90 degree “impact ready” drill adapters are all good for about half a turn.
Thats why Ive mentioned superior alloys as the solution.
If these things manufactured using better alloys they may possibly be viable.
But alas as youve mentioned theyre a shit because chineseium.

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Hey, I want to plant potatos, so I looked around and a potato box/tower seems to be a really good method.
My main concern is whether or not I would be able to take potatos from the bottom and leave the plant growing, or if I would have to do a full harvest.
I want to take them from the bottom and just put new dirt there and put the wood back but I don't know if that will work.
Would it?
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I just harvested some potatoes like 10 minutes ago by taking them out from the side of my plant. So you can take them out that way and leave the plant growing, so you don't need a full harvest immediately.

However, you can't just magically put new dirt there and expect new potatoes to grow since you'll most likely removing the seed potatoes as well. Besides, if you dig them out from the side like what I just did, you'll be exposing the root of the plant, so it'll eventually die from root shock, pest attack or god knows what. Also, even if you do leave a seed potato in there, you'll still need to add nutrient to the soil as it gets used up.

If you're really that lazy and want something that can grow with low maintenance. go with a tomato instead (depending on your local climate)
This will only work with "indeterminate" variates of potato. Something to keep in mind.
My potato growing method consists of quartering a few sprouted potato in February and tossing them in the pile of leaves I raked last November with no further attention given. You can easily fish on out of the side for dinner.
Try buckets

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Is there any way to fix a wet basement besides spending thousands on landscaping ?

I want to put a gym down here but everyone tells me the rubber flooring or horse stall mats would get eat up with mildew/mold underneath.
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It'd cover a shovel for digging a trench around the house to seal up the walls
What's he gonna seal it with? Tar, brushes, rubber, etc are not cheap. What happens when his cheapo shovel breaks digging up who knows how many tons of likely hard dry dirt? What about the digging bar he'll probably end up needing?
Drain tile and day light into one of your asshole neighbor's egresses.

Found the problem.
you know what's funny. i read this thread this morning and sure enough my basement is leaking after a week or so of on and off rain. ive been here since may 1st and there has been no leaks. i guess the ground has been sufficiently soaked enough for the basement to leak. its a small puddle in the corner that is comming from a wall. im just gonnatake the insulation out and spray it with bleach.

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How would one attach a flashlight to one of these?
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most online sex shops sell a variation of this.

Very sticky cum
You must be so much fun at parties

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So I just drew up a welding cart for me to build with 2x4s and plywood that I have, and I want to add rear wheels that are connected by an axle, but I have no idea what hardware I'm supposed to get. I know Harbor Freight has fixed caster type wheels but I want to avoid that as I want larger diameter wheels without raising the height of the cart too much. Can someone point me in the right direction? Maybe there's some sort of hardware kit for these kinds of things? Object in question is highlighted red.
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The dovetail.

I've only incorporated a joint this complex into a project once and it turned out badly. Hmm wondering if I should just glue and screw it instead which is probably going to be strong enough.
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Design finalized. The dovetail idea was dumb. I think this will be suitable.

I tested a similar doweled joint (three 1/2"x3" dowels joining two 2x4s on a press, Elmers glue) and the wood split right down the middle. So that tells me for this joint to fail, I'd have to load the cart down with so much weight that it could shatter a 2x4. Still, the whole contraption isn't as elegant as just having an axle but it's simpler to source the hardware.
>welding cart
come on now/10
Why does she only have one tit?

Also why the fuck are you making a welding cart from wood?

In less than a week of welding you will see how stupid your wooden welding cart is. You will posses the magical ability to glue steel together faster than you can cut a 2x4 and screw it together into structures that are 10x stronger that are usually lighter.

just make it out of steel and get some practice.

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3D printing general
I'm working on building a Northern Pike RC plane at the moment. What kind of stuff have my fellow anons made with your printers?
Try the actual /3DPG/ thread, dingus

How do you get rid of a clog that's so bad that sewage comes up through your bathtub?
I've tried bleach, dishsoap, hot water and a drain snake. Nothing works. How do you go about turning off the water?
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You want a specific toilet snake, you probably bought a 20 foot drain snake.

A toilet snake will actually go in through the drain of your toilet properly, whereas the other one probably got stuck.
>got stuck.
No but it lashes around the room until most of it is in the drain. Fucked up a lot of shit and cut my face.
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you'd best be trolling. nobody is this dumb. not even niggers and retards.
It's a 50-foot snake and you haven't been to a real party until you've got 48-feet of steel spring whipping around jump-rope style inside a 50 square foot bathroom.

who makes good gas stoves now? germans?
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>Nigger they make exploding phones
That was the mobile stove feature. Retards just didn't know how to take advantage of it and started bitching

>Multilayer laminated cookware

Enjoy being poor
It's a pipe with some holes at the end that you set on fire
Induction stoves a pretty good, it's just that unlike gas, they won't run if the power goes out. Heating element based stoves, however, are utter garbage, don't use them.
FFS, induction heating will work on anything ferromagnetic. If a magnet sticks to it, you can use it on an induction range.

How can I make my own “low profile” aquarium light that’s I’ll still grow my plants? I’m looking into LEDs and I’d like to make it as thin/low profile as possible so it’s not just some big bulky hood that sits on top but rather something semi aesthetic like pic related.

Any advice?
I built my own by placing LED strips into aluminium plywood edging, epoxied to the top of a sheet of glass. I used silicone to make a hinge so that it could be opened without removing the glass.

If you take the time you can make it look quite nice since it sits right in the rim of the tank edge

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So... I had this. And I need ways to fix it.

Long story short, I had a poopy water leak (pipes are inside this thing), and I had to rip drywall.
Now I think about it, what alternative materials I can use there?
>cement board?
>EPS foam insulation + acrylic texture finish
>Tongue and Groove wood
I don't want to use drywall, since it is too messy to remove in case of leak
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It’s actually really hard to verify that the fibers are sourced from an organic fair trade supplier.
>>EPS foam insulation + acrylic texture finish
Kek, I didn't know manufacturer actually allows to do this.
Just nail a tarp tub up there around the plumbing with a hose attached. Than use drywall.
What will happen to moisture resistant drywall if it gets soaked with water?
Idk, I never lived in house with drywall before.

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is this the board where you're supposed to discuss suicide?
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I don't know what you're talking about, my buried storage container bunker is perfectly safe
came here to post this
Let me give you /K/ advice...

Do it you pussy but don't use a gun. We don't need inflated statistics.

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Why didn't you boys tell me to never hire family.
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Do you understand the name of this board? I don't think you do.
This board implies that you shouldn't have hired your family by existing.
But, noooo. Gotta get cousin Kyle in the mix. I hear he's been sober for two, whole months, now.
Never hire family
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Sorry you lost your job to linolium chads

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