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Make a really big one. Like a sledgehammer
Post mallet hammer fag
>What will you do with all your mallets once they are finished?

I think he should have a mallet wars pitting each mallet against another mallet. Whichever one breaks first loses and gets discarded. The winning mallet advances to the next round where it will face another victorious mallet from round one. At the end there can only be one true mallet...
Good idea
I didn't know you could make gay mallets but here we are.

I do not have a dryer and this is not about a dryer. I have a dryer exhaust tube I want to use with a duct fan to suck cold air in from the outside but I plug it in and I don’t feel cold air.
I thought the duct went to a vent outside but I feel nothing going on either direction when I plug it in.
>Could this be connected to something on the roof that only exhales but does not inhale? It’s hard to get up on my roof.
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There may be a flap behind the outer louvers inside that only opens with sufficient force.
Or there could be a fucking plug in the ducts somewhere.
>Could this be connected to something on the roof that only exhales but does not inhale? It’s hard to get up on my roof.
yes it's a flap to keep animals and rain out, you already figured it out you don't need us, just more motivation to go outside and look at the vent
If you're not getting exhaust from the exterior vent flaps, get a snake camera on Amazon and run it through to see if there's any blockages

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Bunker thread, what do you expect?
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When looking for appropriate solutions you look at the past. Some might want to use explosives, but I personally prefer the calming sound of whip cracks. It's slow? Yes, but you gotta enjoy the little things.
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The undead is on /diy/ again
Why can't people see the appeal of mountain bunkers as homes?
I want a mountain bunker except I'm not stinking rich.
I could've almost afforded an old, unproductive gold mine.. but meh.
I'll never forgot I story I heard from a family friend. In the freak out of nuclear bombing his parents dug out and constructed a bunker under the house. Well the threat long passed so they started throwing crap into this the bunker until you could literally not go inside it, it was just full of shit. Then at some point water starting leaking through and as they hadn't been there in years no one knew until a terrible smell started emerging or they went down there again idk and they opened it up and everything was molded and destroyed by the water with an retched smell

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Any idea, guys?
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>lazy fatass americans

there ya go.
>operating touchscreens like my grandmother

>Any idea, guys?
are you too retarded to buy it off amazon?

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a brass wood screw broke off and is stuck in the worst place possible.

this is to hang a ceiling fan so i really want to get this screw out and put another one in

it's in a hole in drywall, recessed into the ceiling, something like pic related.
can't get pliers around it because the hole is too small.

i tried one of those screw removers that you tap and screw in, which i've used successfully on screws in more typical positions, but upside down and in a tiny hole it's just not working out because a) i can't see what i'm doing and b) the screw broke off in a really twisted way and i can't get a decent bite

what do?
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Nice dubs
Pre drill your hole with the proper size drill next time- especially if going into wood with a soft screw.
sometimes its much quicker and easier to make a new hole in the bracket....
you got 2 ways to solve this.
1. drill the whole shit screw away, put a dowel in the hole, drill hole again but right, screw in new screw. Use wood screws, as the thread is wider than the shank. Make sure that the new hole is the diameter of the screw without the threads (aka only the threads will deform the wooden dowel), so that you don't have to twist the screw like an animal and shear the head off.
2. cut a groove in the body of the screw and unscrew it with a flathead screwdriver. Drill hole right, put new screw in.
If it's actually brass just drill through it.
Just a word of advice : *never* use the screws that come with the device you're installing. They are crap. Get some good screws of the same size/type.

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the power might go out for up to a week.

We have about two cords of firewood and an indoor stove.

We have two 20 gallon containers filled with water for flushing the toilet.

We have our tablets charging, cellphones, and a few battery packs like the Halo.

the car is filled with gas I have a few extra gallons of gas for the lawn mower and chainsaws if we need to use that.
we have several bags prepared to move the food outside from the refrigerator if we need to do that.
We have our emergency candles and a butane torch.
Lots of blankets for kiddos
Any other suggestions?
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It's rare, but not unheard of. After this event, you should really look at putting aside some stuff in case it happens again. If anything, it's more likely than less, anymore.

t. Northerner. I sympathize, and I am not trying to be a dick about it. We have people who live here, where it snows every fucking year, who seem to forget that it gets cold and snows every fucking year. The past is past. Plan for the future.
I am entirely convinced that houses in Texas have no insulation. I don't know how they stay cool in the summer, but if kids are dying from the cold, I don't understand how there can be more than plywood between the outside and inside.
All that dick you suck warms your entire house.
you planned and took precautions and nothing bad happened? Weird!
1) you're incredibly dramatic.
2) that's not how dive reflex works.
3) if you can't figure out how to cuddle up in the cold, maybe its just your time.

How to make my own pool vacuum without giving my money to Amazon for stuff that doesn't work? Thanks to unions, they gave all American jobs to our enemies and now high quality products made by Americans are nowhere to be found, just stuff that is cheap by poor China people who love living as little bitches in a dystopia. And libs and China brought thier hell here, just look at Facebook. Censorship, rape, data grabbing, rape, abuse.
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And that is saying something from a country that knows gang rape well.
Allah, I can't wait till the Islamic revolution sweeps over America and puts an end to your kind.
Those things are designed to break. Just get a cheap one and replace it every year. You're clearly a fucking noob if you think that pool vacs were ever cheap to maintain. I used to put $100 bucks a year into replacement parts for a Hayward robot, and it still broke down every year. Or, take your vac and fabricate metal parts that won't break, since you're so American and can get all that shit done cheap with non-union labor.
>t.American pool owner.

OP is right though. Globalization was a huge mistake, and also unions fucked themselves and made it worse by refusing to negotiate because muh solidarity.
>I'm a Conservative Christian.

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Redpill me on getting rid of roaches. I live in an apartment. I'm willing to spend a lot or do a lot of work.
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>And no, a cat is not the same thing.
I just don't like cats.
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Shoot them with square bullets.
Came here looking for this.
Left satisfied.
Can't you just buy a cat or two?
A lot of retarded advice in this thread.

I bought a duplex previously inhabited by absolute slobs who allowed a german cockroach infestation to balloon out of control. The anons saying it's completely hopeless and that you need to move are wrong. Cockroaches usually don't travel all that far to forage. Here's what I found worked in getting rid of mine:
-gel bait works well for the most part. Some work better than others. Get some with fipronil as one anon said. Roaches can develop an aversion to certain baits over time so you may need to switch up baits eventually.
-I never noticed much effect from diatomaceous earth, but similar to gel bait not all DE is created equally. Some foraminifera (little plankton with the jagged microscopic shells) are more effective than others due to the shape and jaggedness if the shells. I think I just got the wrong kind. Get stuff specifically made for roaches and bedbugs if you're going to use this.
-glue traps are super important. Get a bunch of them and place along walls near entrance to apartment, in bathroom, inside sink cabinets, cupboards, and most critically behind and under stoves and refrigerators! Not only do they passively grab roaches here and there, they show you where your problem areas to focus on are. Note which glue traps are catching the most roaches and then hit those areas hard with the DE and bait. I found that my roaches were basically all coming from under the fridge so I basically laid siege on the fridge, encircled it with glue traps and put a shit ton of bait down and that was the last I've seen of them.
-Do NOT use sprays! Shit's bad for you, makes your place smell bad, and it just scatters roaches to new hiding spots. You don't want to disturb your roaches. You want to find their nests and gradually destroy them.

Best of luck!

Am I fucking cursed?

I live in a slum and I’m blessed with roaches, mice and bedbugs, but never at the same time. When I see an influx of roaches, I see less mice, then the landlord sends a company to spray and I have 2 weeks of peace and then I see mice, I put traps and I my landlord and the pest control guys come and take care of it, and then once I no longer see mice, I either start seeing bedbugs or roaches again, once my landlord tackles that, I see one of the three again. I’ve never had more than 2 weeks being pest free and I’ve never had all three pests at the same time.

Is there a reason for this or am I just fucking cursed? I clean up so much, I use diotomaceous earth, I clean with kerosene and I even spray kerosene in public areas where I see roaches in my building (near the garbage chute). I’m so fucking tired of this, what the hell is going on?
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when you move out clean everything you dont toss so you dont take those fuckers with you
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Move to a less shitty area
It's because the pest control doesn't take care of the roach or bed bug eggs. They get rid of all the adults and then you don't see them until all the eggs hatch and they repopulate to a level where there's so many of them that they're out in the open again. To fix this you need to spray insect growth regulator. It fucks up their reproductive systems. Spray anywhere you can possibly imagine the bugs hiding. Then seal your mattress in a zippered mattress protector, move your bed away from the wall, and put the legs of your bed in small containers that you fill with diotomaceous earth. Leave the protector on your mattress forever, never take it off or they'll escape. They can live a long time sealed in there. At that point the bed bugs wont be able to get at you whole you're sleeping anymore, so they wont have a food supply.
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For Bed Bugs use Bean Leaves


For Mice set traps

For Roaches there was this Chink store that sold these big thick crayons. You would go around the perimeter of ever room and basically draw a line. The fucking roaches would die and never come back. Pic Related
1) Earn money so you can move away.
2) If the building/area is fucked, you won't be able to get rid of your issue.
3) Buy a cat or two. They'll scare away roaches and mice.

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A couple of well melanated individuals have moved into the apartment next to me and keep playing loud music all night. To top it off they also have a dog that is constantly barking because they don't take care of it. I know during the Waco standoff the FBI played loud music and sounds of animals being slaughtered to draw them out, is there anyway I can do something similar to them to fuck with them without bothering my other neighbors who live below me?
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Leave the poor dog alone you fucking nigger, poor dog has to deal with being owned by niggers already.
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Find a way to introduce ammonium sulfide into their apartment and try to avoid making it look like you did it because niggers are violent and irrational and have killed for less.
you will never be white you filthy nigger
If you have nigger neighbors what you need is to move away, not to slightly inconvenience them.

This is no place to live.

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link to the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFslB0AcVmM
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thats a youtube screenshot retard.
and why did you censor reddit? you do know where you are right faggot?
mcmaster carr
small drive products
now fuck off.
>thats a youtube screenshot
And it's a normalfag reddit question
>why did you censor reddit
Lurk moar, newfag. There's a real reason and it was absolutely necessary, but I'm not telling you lmao.
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Hello newfag.
the gears are custom made. the axels are just cold rolled steel.

I'm wanting to buy a generator as a backup for a few essentials items and was unsure of how much generator I needed. According to this website, it says that an energy star rated fridge only uses 200 running watts but I've seen other sites say that use around 700. I have an older fridge and the sticker on the inside says 6.5 amps, 115volts. Any advice? I'm currently looking at a 2500 watt and 3400 watt inverters.
Watts = volts x amps so your fridge uses around 750 watts
How much are you wanting to run off your generator?
You need to size the generator for peak load demand. When a fridge first starts its compressor it draws more current than its normal usage.
Get a better fridge. 750w draw for a fridge is retarded. My 300l odd freezer uses a quarter of that.
What if you have a generator too small. Will it not start up, or just take forever to cool inside?

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I'm trying to make a good quality clothing rack on a budget and I think the best option is something along the lines of pic related. It seems to just be a bunch of metal pipes with come joints but I'm having a hard time finding the correct sizes and would appreciate some help. My guesses so far:

40mm diameter pipe along these lines: https://www.valvewarehouseaustralia.com.au/product/galvanised-threaded-bsp-both-ends-various-sizes/

40mm elbow joint along these lines: https://www.valvewarehouseaustralia.com.au/product/galvanised-malleable-reducing-elbow-90-degree-ff-bsp-2/

40mm tee joint along these lines: https://www.valvewarehouseaustralia.com.au/product/black-steel-tee-fxfxf-bsp-threaded/

40mm drilled flange along these lines: https://www.valvewarehouseaustralia.com.au/product/galvanised-malleable-drilled-flange-bsp-table-d/

I'd like the main horizontal pipe to be around 180cm long and my main problem is that I can't seem to find long enough threaded piping in Australia. I assumed this would be the board to ask about where to look.

Here is the inspiration: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/776570675/industrial-pipe-clothing-rack-garment
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*, I might
It's about as flimsy as your grandma's cast iron pot, and about as light. And it's just one of those things- they'll list all the connectors but suck at listing the actual pipe.
thanks anon, sturdiness is definitely a plus, I mean more in terms of having a good size for the hangers is a 3/4" pipe one with a 3/4" inside diameter?



You want 3/4"(inch) black steel pipe. It's just under 27mm outside diameter. 1/2 inch pipe will work but it will be disappointing next to a 3/4 inch.

>Pipe threader £35-100.
>Pipe cutter £15 or angle grinder with cutting disc
>Pipe cutting/threading oil
>Pipe vice

You also need:

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Maybe a union and 2 90cm pieces would be better

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So im replacing a clutch pressure plate solenoid in my car.
Torque to 9ft lbs, and in a criss cross pattern.

They are supposedly very finicky and leak easily if you dont torque correctly.
What exactly is a "criss cross" pattern on a rectangle bolt pattern like this?
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Well, unless otherwise specified, I would start in the center and work out to avoid any bubbling along the gasket.

4 2 5
6 1 3

I would also do 2 stages if they're that problematic, 5lb/ft first, then the 9lb/ft on the second pass, then a third pass at 9 just to verify everything is even.

This guy has it. Start from the middle is the winning move.
Start in the center anon. Top mid, not mid, then criss cross.
Bot mid**
Just tighten them all, I have never used a torque wrench and don't pay attention to gay shit like patterns and my car is fine.

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So after a few years of use it broke apart. I don't know how to fix it so I need ideas. I don't know if I can sew it back, put a patch or something else. I can put more pictures if needed.
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That chair is grinning and winking. You're welcome. Now you cannot unsee.
How the fuck did you do that?
it's cheap shit you retard
More like grimacing and winking like in >>2037956
>>2037880 >>2038510
No, it's because I used to sit like doing a squat.
I know, I know...
It was a gift, I still miss my old chair
Thank you, I'll try to do that anon
That's a great idea too!

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