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Anyone know how to disassemble the weight bar on this electrical projector screen?

The screen seems to be tensioned too wide at the bottom, causing waves in the screen.
I'm hoping that disassembling the bar and resembling it with the screen properly tensioned will solve this.

I'm only seeing two screws; one at each far end of the bar on the bottom.
And it looks like glue might have been used but I'm not sure.
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>>2474079
kek this
>>2474296
but I was also thinking it might be not level
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>>2474045
https://uk.celexon.com/p-celexon-homecinema-motorleinwand-tension-298-x-168-cm-135---dynamic-slate-alr-2170
Bought from;
https://www.visunext.nl/nl/celexon-homecinema-hoog-contrast-projectiescherm-tension-298-x-168-cm-135-dynamic-slate-alr.html

>>2474079
>return it and demand a replacement
I already have. Twice. The first one had pits and dents all over the screen. The second one had a broken bar.
After hauling this thing up (and down) four flours three times and hanging it up, having to take it down and having to repackage it and stay home for the delivery driver to come by to pick it up two times I was sick of it and decided I'd just live with the wave in the screen.
This one is the least faulty. I got 350 euros back.
But I'd still like to see if I can fix it myself.

Now do you have any actual insight or are you just gonna make wrong assumptions about what I have and haven't done already?
My question is clear, is it not?


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>>2474296
>>2474329
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>>2474513
that bubble is off center enough to probably be causing the ripples.
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>>2474559
No.

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How many hours do you work a day
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>>2472607
Recently, zero.
My employer is too inept to even notice that I don't show up to work. Not that I'd be able to do much if I did go to work, since they've fucked up my computer accounts for the past 6 months and cannot seem to get the proper signatures to get them re-created.

Still getting paid though, so win.
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>>2474516
Did you know that in the UK, $17/hr ($35.3k/yr) is considered quite a solid wage?
To make more than that requires years of experience in a good trade, or a university degree in a relevant field.
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>>2474319
Nice anon, a rewarding job is the best kind of job.
That's a big reason why people are getting fed up with the whole work situation we've got going on. Most jobs just feel meaningless, and you never see the fruits of your labor.
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10-12 hrs

I like my actual work
the worst part is the office stuff/paperwork

>>2472634
I can agree with this pledge, most people are not particularly good at anything and I would prefer them out of the way
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About 7-8 including my commute. Self employed luxury home repair guy. Charge about 1000 per day and work 4 days per week.

Sometimes sucks, commercial night work next week, but good pay, which I do once or twice per year. My worker and I will spend the next week paid at home, maybe go Go karting or to an arcade to make up for it.

I have a problem that needs a DIY solution.

A bunch of people have come around my neighborhood and set themselves in. Trouble is, these people are all trashy, and each and every one of them have a bunch of huge dogs they never bother to walk or bathe that often, resulting in overly barky dogs. Several times I've had to close all windows to my house because of the noise.

I cant live like this. It been a year, with no hope of improving soon, and I dont wanna deal with this noise anymore. Cops wont show up, and these people are thick headed morons. So, having said all of this...

I wanna make an ultrasonic device, specifically targetting certain houses (or one at the time), with a strong enough sound so as to disrupt the barking. Its important that the device is ultrasonic, since there are children around and I cant have this device harm them nor be an even bigger nuissance than the dogs.

Most speakers I find are garbage, and the good ones arent powerful enough for ranges up to 10 meters (I need at least 30mts effective range). Plus the circuitry seems overly achieveable but complicated, and I don't know where to start.

Any ideas? I cant really post this on reddit, given everyone suddenly goes out of their way to offer obvious "smart" solutions (Have you talked to them? maybe animal control can help?? no nigga they haven come here once in a year). I dont know how effective already existing anti barking devices are. I bought one but it wasnt that powerful.
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>>2472859
That falls under "removing" the dogs, but it's a shitty way to do so. Unless they're pitbulls, then they need to be exterminated by any means available.
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>>2471281
there is one classifier: am/pm
there is one exception: midnight and the hour of
it's not hard
you're autistic - your horribly constructed arguments about when people wake up/go to bed are both stupid and idiotic: linguistically and logically, respectively.
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>>2466869
Put the dogs out of their misery
Then put your neighbor out of your misery
If the cops show up, put the cops out of their misery before putting yourself out of your misery
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>>2474249
>there is one classifier: am/pm
so, what are you implying with regards to the term "night"? or "day" for that matter.
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>>2474249
>you're autistic
anyone bothering to reply to this thread is equally autistic. except me, i'm closing the thread don't > me i won't see it

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Does anyone have any /diy/ related charts like the ones that can be found on /lit/ and /sci/?
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bump
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have a feeling that we're going to have to make one ourselves, lads. Would be a fun board-wide project
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>>2473528
Sounds like a plan, got any recommendations?
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>>2470546
first thing i thought
>>2470551
not good enough.
>inb4 anime website
not anymore
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>>2470151
maybe you should /diy/ one

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This happened to my phone yesterday, I took a nap on it. Being fat has its consequences. How do I fix the display??
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>>2472572
>>2472616
Seems like both damage to the glass and the LCD underneath. You've got to have the screen assembly replaced.

Unless you've already got the tools or its a recent flagship model, it is rarely economical for individuals to do a single DIY screen replacement. But at 60 miles to town, factoring in the cost of time and fuel, it might be worth a go in your case.

First, go to Ebay or Aliexpress and search for a screen assembly for your model.
Second, go to ifixit and find a guide for your specific model.
If you can find both and the screen and any tools you need is combined less than going to a repairshop or sending your phone there, you can go ahead and order screen and tools then follow the guide when you get it.
The guide will tell you what tools you need, but for a screen replacement you'll usually need 4-6 opening picks (guitar picks, old credit cards, or iFixit's opening picks), a heat source to loosen the adhesive holding the phone together (hair dryer, heat gun, or iFixit's iOpener heat pad), small screwdriver(s), a set of tweezers, and some tesa screen adhesive or double sided tape to replace what you removed.

If you don't have everything, iFixit sells their iOpener toolkit, which for $20 has everything you need for a screen replacement; provided you have a microwave or a pot of boiling water, and your phone uses philips #00 or flathead 2.5mm screws.
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>>2472572
it's fucked, m8. either go to a repair shop or buy a new phone. next time get a decent case
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>>2472572
You'll have to learn basic electronics repair if you want to fix it.

I recommend backing up anything you can, and then do the following or buy another low-end phone. If that phone is as low-end as I think you're gonna spend at least the same either way in this situation.

1. Get a hot-air gun or temp-controlled heating plate.
2. Get replacement screen that matches your phone's model number
3. Get some cheap precision screwdriver set, walmart sometimes sells kits and they often include a little suction cup.
4. Get A suction cup if number 3 didn't cover you.
5. Heat up screen (if you use the plate aim for roughly 150 to 175 degrees fahrenheit.)
6. Carefully lift up display with the suction cup, use gloves if you're worried about burning yourself. It may take a bit and don't be afraid to use more heat if needed.
7. Disconnect ribbon cable
8. Connect ribbon cable of new screen
9. close phone back up, new screen should have some adhesive so peel that


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it doesn't look too bad, and you can tell its just a pressure point on the left side, rather than dead pixels they are just pressured/stuck.

To loosen it stand your phone on its side with the left side facing up and give it around 15 secs in the microwave on high power. The heat will rise and loosen the pressure from the screen on that side which should resolve it
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>>2472572
the fuck is that, a '05 vintage Samsung?
go on eBay. Buy another. Maybe even one from this decade. And a case of beer with your change from $50.

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I need to replace a whole bunch of these with LEDs. How do I remove these from their housing?
> I'm an amerimutt
> They pivot front and back so you can direct light onto the wall.
Help is appreciated. Thank you frens.
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>>2473737
>not knowing how to google
Kinda hard for him to google "how to replace potlight bulb" if he doesn't know it's called a potlight bulb. He's clearly not a tradesman.
>asking any clerk how to switch to leds
Good luck asking the zoomers at a box store how to do anything. This is /diy/ not /tradiesonly/, the whole idea is for people to ask for help on doing something themselves.
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>>2473749
big box boy told my friend shellac is the best outdoor finish.
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>>2473711
Recessed can downlight

Mine just pulled right out and there was a bulb socket in it which made for an easy replacement with no wiring needed.
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>>2473749
Indeed I'm just /pol/ock
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With a plunger

Would direct current make me a better welder? My el cheapo AC arc welder doesn't always give great results.
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>>2474106
No. Using very high quality electrodes can turn stick welding into easymode though, but they're 2-3x the price of regular cheapo electrodes. I have double coated 7018-H8 electrodes from Oerlikon, their flux largely burns away and you can clearly see the weld puddle the entire time.
If your AC welder is not an inverter one, then the DC inverter will help you a bit with sticking and current management.
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>>2474106
Get a laser welder
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>>2474106
>Would direct current make me a better welder?
No. If anything AC is easier because no arc blow.
>My el cheapo AC arc welder doesn't always give great results.
Problem is probably you or your rods. Keep eye on slag, etc.
But hey, you can buy DC welder, they are cheap these days
>>2474112
>Using very high quality electrodes can turn stick welding into easymode though,
This. Good electrodes is the key. Not that expensive if you're welding in garage for yourself.

A company is charging $135 for a pilates ring made out of 4 pieces of tempered steel (pic related). Seeing as I'll be pushing and pulling on the ring for excercises, what steel would I need to buy so It doesn't get destroyed but is still flexible enough for me to use?
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>>2474254
Mainly for resistance, after all crushing a foam ring is way easier than a steel ring
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>>2474257
>foam ring
OP I meant like a solid block or roll of foam, wtf is a foam ring?
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>>2474259
when you use a mentos butt plug but your bf cum is coke
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Just use PEX tubing.
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>>2474229
$20 on
amazon, ebay, etc, etc

Is there any kind of resource for info on how to build a castle or fort without it collapsing on you during a storm or something? I’ve got a few people willing to help, but as far as making anything above one story we have no idea how to keep it from collapsing inward unless the floors were basically platforms supported by large beams, instead of sitting in pilot holes. There’s also the foundation, and cellar areas to think about, considering we’d also like a large moat. I think the most can be done by either digging a massive trench and lining it with clay or lining it with reinforced concrete and cinderblock walls and flooring Minecraft style. Doesn’t have to be as big as picrel, but walls and such are a necessity
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>>2465755
>Is there any kind of resource for info on how to build a castle or fort without it collapsing on you during a storm or something?
no. like space travel, 2-story construction is a lost technology.
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>>2467531
>t. cardboard-house-living amerifat
you guys sure fucking love those things don't you
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>>2466474
Laziness, no creativity, most people live their lives enjoying getting black out drunk and eating fast food, then spending all Sunday watching reality television reruns instead of going to Church. They. Have. No. Dreams.

Eat, sleep, drink, die.
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I have been toying with a similar kind of idea myself trying to figure out a way to make something like precast walls using field/potato stones since almost every farmer got a few hundred m3 lying around in my area. Best i figure is to pour roughly same sized stones into a form add rebar then fill up with mortar or concrete but it seems like a pain in the ass to wirebrush away all the mortar to expose the stones on the outward facing side. My rough idea is to make a house from aerated concrete for the insulation and ease of installing plumbing and electricity, add another layer of insulation and then add the precast stonewall.
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>>2467676
Interesting the exact same story happened in Toronto with Casa Loma about 80yrs ago as well. Casa loma is a bit bigger and in better condition than that one in Medellin

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Any advice for getting rid of these nightmares on my porch and shed area before winter, when they will try to start moving inside of the house for warmth? They randomly started becoming a problem in this place I've been at for four years out of nowhere. I keep on destroying every new web they string up around my pathway, but these retards keep putting them up again in the same places.

Trying to avoid an exterminator if possible.
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>>2472576
Buy a can of Spider repellent/Spider EX and spray the inside of your house with it. I once lived in a spider-infested shared house, I sprayed my bedroom with Spider EX once and never saw another spider in there for an entire year whilst my roommates and the communal areas constantly had to deal with spiders.
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Are your lights on all night? I used to have a motion sensor light in my yard that attracted bugs at night, then spiders, then birds, the entire fucking ecosystem would come hang out around this light.

I just clipped the wires and now we have bats and no insects or spiders. Bat inhabitant probably unrelated.
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Conkers repel spiders
You might get a fly infestation tho
If so reduce conkers and add spiders
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>>2471877
you literally answered your own question OP
just get rid of all the garbage for them to hide in
also get rid of brush laying around since their food likes to suck and fuck in that too
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>>2471400
You need birds.

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I want to turn my basement room into a home theater.

-16 feet x 6'5 floor space
-Recessed space on 16 foot wall underneath exterior front steps about 5 feet wide and 4 feet tall and 2 feet deep; upper portion is sloped back towards house because it's the underside of exterior front steps
-Ceiling has exposed 5.5 inch joists with no insulation or anything between the floorboards of porch and basement; air gaps between floor boards above where light and debris can fall through
-Basement is heated; enclosed front porch above it is NOT heated
-Concrete floor
-Concrete walls
-One small window on 6'5 wall
-Cubby hole spaces backed by concrete between joists along top of side walls
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>>2471351
OP have you considered spray foam insulation? The closed cell foam will act as a vapor barrier, and it's effective as a sound dampener. Any overspray can be trimmed if you want to cover it with drywall or whatever. If you're still concerned with moisture get a dehumidifier, if a portable one is too small for your needs they make larger models now that can be permanently installed.
Pic related.
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>>2473752
that purple shit is made by BNSF and it is fucking trash. Go Icynene or go the fuck home.
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>>2473796
>Icynene
I'm sure it has its niches, but an open cell foam can turn into a sponge. Closed cell is more idiot proof.
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>>2474089
icynene makes closed and open cell products. They are the largest manufacture of spray foam products on the planet.
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Stop arguing about dey sail foam. What sub floor?

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Hey /diy/,

what can i do with a pile of clay? On the interwebs it only says how you can improve clay soil.

Maybe use it for pottery? I do not know if i want another hobby...
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primitive skills youtube channel
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>>2466334
Bro, you got ripped off, that's a big pile of donkey dung
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>>2466334
Start throwing your compost in it. You'll have excellent loamy soil in about 3 years time.
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>>2466334
Make an oven to holocaust jews in. For real this time.
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above all things was man cast from the clay and this structural component do I understand least of all

clay is a funny thing. I may be speaking from a place of ignorance, but I understand it to be incomprehensibly complex

various sources of clay have various compositions. I would hate to offer unsound conjecture, so instead of doing so directly I will refer you to the art of metallurgy when I state that among the best materials with which to craft a crucible to hold liquid metal graphite proves most bestest and it is a material of carbon.

anyways, practically, since the chemical structure of a clay is uncertain, it's not necessarily the best heat-resistant material, but it's a damn good one, and I also too, as the 12th or so member of this petition, would recommend building a kiln, or pizza oven.

from what I remember,

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A Walmart in Kansas required ID to buy fuel stabilizer. What the hell.
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>>2474255
We had a guy in our school that ended up in the hospital for drinking too much vanilla extract.
Don't know if genuine vanilla or imitation, now that I think about the real stuff would've been far too expensive.
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>>2473978
zoomers will smoke anything
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>>2473978
It's a walmart thing, they require age verification for lots of things. It's a lot more noticeable now with self checkout vs the cashier just accepting the popup.
Support your local hardware store dumbasses
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>>2474009
>4 year service in the fine print of the walmart credit card if 90 days of no payment
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meanwhile sending a fedex need ID. Don't know what they are thinking.

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How can I make my own TV station
My city deserves 24 hours of quality animation programming
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>>2472017
>How can I make my own TV station
Who the fuck still watches broadcast TV?

>>2472828
>Since no one is broadcasting on over the analog airwaves, no one will notice because you aren't knocking anything off the air.
Of course they'll notice when their closed down broadcast station suddenly starts running up an electricity bill again. You do also realize that there's an entire government agency dedicated exclusively to monitoring broadcast signals right? Viewers won't notice you but you can bet your Uncle Sam will.

>>2472838
Finally someone with some common sense.

>>2472852
>>an internet stream nobody will watch
Where do you suppose you'd find more people interested in watching an animation channel? Online or surfing the local TV channels?
>vs

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>>2473950
Cable TV has been widespread for 50 years now. Don't pin this one on the boomers, even they think TV over airwaves is obsolete. My dad is as boomer as they come and he chopped down his giant TV antenna a decade ago. Broadcast TV has always been a poorfag thing.
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>>2472808
TVs don't work like they did in the eighties
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>>2473950
>i dont use it, therefore nobody else does either!
t. redditor
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>>2472017
Yes it's possible
no you can't if you're asking us

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Need something that be controlled remotely or programmed to open the feed door/latch at certain intervals.

How can I help my old man and make his life easier?
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slow turning spiral attached to the bottom of a plastic barrel that pushes out the feed like they got in factory made pellet stoves
It can run all the time so it should be good for a while
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>>2469201
https://lmgtfy.app/?q=automatic+chicken+feeder+diy
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You need one of these OP
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>>2469216
>shitty motor running 24/7
>geared down to final gear that has one revolution per period you want
>on this gear attach a lever to open the flap
easy
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just unload all the food at once and trust that your chickens will know their limits and won't over indulge.
Maybe you can tear a few pages out from the Cluckers magazine, it's like playboy but for chickens, and it'll give them thinsperation in case they get tempted by the mountain of food.


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