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just about to buy this rc car from an old mate, wanted to get into the hobby for quite a while and was just wondering how complicated this hobby is because it has peaked into my sperg brain, show me what rc cars you all have.
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And theyre always brok
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>>1880946
Whatever you do, do not start with a glow engine car. They are amazingly complex and difficult to run, and the neighbors will complain about the noise. Just trying a quick 5min test drive? Nope, after 30min you will still curse at the engine, with your hands covered in oily glow fuel.
Electric? Yeah, no problem, you can even test it in your living room.
Source: Doing RC since `91.
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>>1882037
Combustion engine more fun

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First thread edition.
>What's the purpose of this /thread/?
This thread is for all types of painters (Exterior, Interior, Stain, Noob, Pro, Yada), to share their projects, knowledge questions and otherwise.

I'll start by posting some of the must haves and eventually some current projects.
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>>1879973
>Just get on stilts and walk around the room,
I've worked with many painters over several decades, and I think one guy had stilts which I think I saw him use once.That doesn't mean they are a bad idea, but it might. Sheetrockers ALWAYS use stilts for standard ceilings. I don't really know why, but painters seem to like having a ladder to hold the bucket I suppose.

And don't ever use an edger or any of those other toys if you can paint halfway decent with a brush. Once you've painted a bit you learn that you don't actually "draw" a straight line, but you use your high-quality brush bristles and the other non-painted surface to make the straight line. That applies to cutting in walls and ceilings, and painting trim - chair rails, base boards, casings, etc.

Or you can use masking tape and edgers and other crap and make a huge mess.
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This is the best edging tool around. I carry one on me even when I'm not painting.
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I was just given some old furniture and I assume the paint is lead based. Am I correct in thinking that to remove it I just slather on a stripper, maybe run a roller or brush over it and then ball up what runs off in plastic and throw it away, right?

And then I would be ok to follow that up with a clearcoat varnish or wax to seal the wood?
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>>1882221
Bad idea, don't do any of that.
Here's how to do it professionally:
>put on respirator
>put it on a plastic sheet outside (if possible)
>use a spatula or knife and chip it off
>use hot air gun to loosen it and get bigger chips
>put chips in a bag
>mix icing sugar with a bit of water, add edible dyes (gel is best) to match color of paint, press with plate on pan and dry it, don't let it burn
>now you have a chip that looks pretty simmilar
>go to an orphanage
>when no one is watching, whip out the bag, offer it to orphans and eat the icing sugar to prove it's good, say it's sweet (true, lead paint is slightly sweet)
Now you safely got rid of the lead, without harsh chemicals, and it won't contaminate the environment.
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>>1879264
That's some good shit right there. I use it all the time.

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What the fuck kind of nail/fastener is this and why can't I get it out of my wall? Previous owner was a DIY guy but we are finding shit all over the house that boggles the minds of even contractors.
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>>1882107
I would LOVE to figure out what you learned here. Link me to your whatisthisthing Reddit thread so I can laugh at you. Or post what your friend told you. Whatever it was. Please and Ty.
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>>1882134
what is it
i don't know what it is
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a screw with a square tip
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>>1882104
delet this
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>>1882154
Looks more like Robertson.

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Hey /diy, maybe someone can help me figure this out. A track light burned out and before I rip these contacts out of the housing, I want to make sure I'm not going to ruin it.

When I pulled the burned bulb out, it was tough to get out, and it looks like the contacts ripped out and stayed in the housing (for lack of a better term, not sure if "housing" is the right word but you get my point). This used to happen in other lights I've had and I yanked them out with pliers and all good. But these lights are hard to get to, and I'm way up a ladder and I really don't want to break it.

What does /diy think?
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Thanks all, will try wiggling them out and report back. Agreed they appear to have solder on them.
>>1877924
>>1878112
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>>1878625
Any luck?
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>>1880371
I tried doing what you guys said and the house burnt down.
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>>1880371
Got called out to a job across the state, will try tonight or tomorrow.
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Hey all, thanks for the advice. I squirted a little WD in there and finally got the contacts worked out. Didn’t electrocuted myself or short anything in the process.

Hi everyone. Im a 23 yr old plumbing apprentice of about 4 years. Im good enough to be a plumber but im not there yet. Like a Jr plumber. Ive been through the unfortunate event of having both of my parents die in the last few years, and I've inherited around 50k, we were kind of poor lol, no owned assets at all. Im moving from a city to a smaller city/town place thats more affordable, and thinking of putting money down on a house instead of renting. Doing this I can fix it up and maybe flip it in a few years. Im just curious really if this sounds like a good plan and if anyone else has tried this?
I can fix walls, renovate bathrooms and kitchens, and have some wood working skill. No electrical knowledge other than plumbing related wiring.
Im thinking of putting maybe 5k down on a 100k filter upper with some plumbing issues, maybe some outdated interior decor that can be upgraded. Just curious what your thoughts would be on this.
I've got no gf as of recently and I have no kids or anything, so I dont have a lot to spend money on. Im also an /o/tist and drive around in shitboxes i fix up, so no real car expenses.
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>>1882110

invest the money and pay off any debt now so when the market eventually crashes you will have good enough credit to buy a fixer for little down
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>>1881885
I have been learning as much as possible about all types of real estate investing on the side over the last few years and a great resource I would point you towards is the Bigger Pockets podcast. I managed a duplex and triplex for an older lady and saw the potential in the right situation.

They also have a great community on their website that would be good to join and network. A few standout points that might be good search terms to start your research (search Bigger Pockets + _____ ) and you'll find multiple episodes on whatever subject:

"House Hacking" and the "BRRR" Strategy --there is a bunch of overlap here. BRRR stands for Buy, Renovate, Refinance, Rent (I think). House Hacking is a broader term that generally refers to scrapping your way through a renovation or flip where you get a property, live in it, rent out rooms, do some airbnb, piece together the process in bootstrap fashion til the day you sell, flip or hold for long term income.

Next key term would be "Wholesaling" -- this is one that's recommended for people with very little money to put down. You essentially are hunting for deals, getting an owner to sign a contract with a small payment (like $100-$1000 to ensure you're serious about the contract)... Then you go to an *established* house flipper like a general contractor or even a white collar professional looking into owning an investment property but with no time to hunt for deals, and you sign the contract over for a "small" markup -- generally, $5000-$15,000, sometimes more. The "hard part" is the legwork and door knocking that most people don't want to do to find off-market deals, or approach FSBO deals. You save yourself the sweat and risk of an actual flip. BP is a great place to find buyers.

Again, go listen to a bunch of interviews with people who have done this -- you will likely find someone in your shoes or with even less experience that have walked the path and can learn from their mistakes.
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>>1881995
The guy that built it 40 years ago was a tradesman not some Mexican from a dirt village.

Watch some YouTube videos pf house flippers bitching about how they had to rip out a floated mud wall just to put in some concrete board crap in one day from Home Depot.
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>>1881900
It takes give years to become a journeyman, bru.
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>>1882177
Five*

I'm planning on making concrete weight plates, but im concerned about chipping and cracking. I was looking to coat them in something to help with impact resistant like line-x (but cheaper and more DIY accessiable) any recommendations?
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>>1879835
2 coats of this from the hardware store

Rubberized it cheap
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>>1881880
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>>1881882
Nice shorts
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>>1880523
>get some fiberglass strands to mix in
this.
https://usa.sika.com/en/construction/concrete/concrete-reinforcing-fibers.html

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Why do boomers and normalfags keep acting like Craftsman™ was any good for maybe the past 20 or 25 years? I don't follow shit too closely anymore, but I remember when stanley bought and before they released the new stuff at lowes, people seemed to be expecting the second coming or something, and wax off the older, pre china tools, when most of the US stuff wasn't great either for years before the switch over.
They've been using the raised panel pear head 36 tooth design for like 30 years, and every single one has been trash no matter the nation it was made in, I got like 40 ratchets and none of them bar the sort of ones you used to get from proto harbor freight discount tool stores feel worse than them. The wrenches used to be serviceable, but the new ones are really bulky, the later US sockets were laser etched and wore off. The western forge basic clear screwdrivers were always butter steel dogshit. None of the mainline stuff was good for quite a long time.
Only stuff I bought in the past years I liked were the rebranded Vaughn hammers, wilde prybars or some of the vessel screwdrivers.
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>>1881858
why is material fixed
material is vastly more expensive in the US
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>>1882124
Based.
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>>1880090
>Why do boomers and normalfags keep acting like Craftsman™ was any good for maybe the past 20 or 25 years?

Because they were and in some cases still are.
1/10 have a (You).
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>>1880090
I imagine OP sitting in his van (rusty old Volkswagen) furiously typing his blind rage using stolen wifi from an unprotected access point at a dry cleaners in some shitty side of town. Unopened boxes of chicago electric tools strewn about his starship of depression from a harbor freight he has been frequenting when he scrounges up money from begging under a nearby overpass.

He gazes longingly at the picture of his gay lover taped over his nonfunctional speedometer. "Oh crap" he says looking at his gas gauge. Time to blow hobos in the park for travel money. Then he's off to the next town to find fault in some popular local hardware store. He starts to get a feeble hard on just thinking about the impotent rage he will engender.
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>>1882164
A day in the life of bepis

How do I get into making dioramas? Specifically I want to create WoW-themed dioramas, how do I get into this craft?
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>>1879747
/tg/ or at least /3dpg/ would be the place to ask.
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>>1879747

start watching youtube videos from model railroaders to learn basic techniques and materials.
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>>1879747
/TG/ should be able to help you, look for a terrain general. Good YouTube channels are blackmagiccraft and theterraintutor.
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>>1879747
Go find some garbage and put it together so it looks cool. Kitbashing and toybashing. Theres a couple good youtube channels. The most important thing is to start doing it. Dont become a gear queer, just buying paints and knives and never working because you're missing that one part
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Before you go into buying paints and figurines I'd advise doing research into cost, painting techniques, and low budget terrain building. What may look like a thousand dollar set up might in fact cost only a hundred or two in materials and paint all together. The wonderful thing about this craft is that you can create the illusion of detail with simple painting and crafting techniques.
A few channels I'd recommend are Black Magic Craft for diorama tricks, Goobertown Hobbies and Ebay Miniature Rescues for painting tips and inspiration.
If you don't already have experience painting minis I'd advise starting cheap with generic craft paints and Walmart brand brushes. For minis Reaper Bones is an inexpensive alternative to many of the more expensive and detailed products out there. Also look up your local hobby or gaming store for products and sales.

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>/diy/ minds blown
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>>1881355
How often do you replace or maintain the curtains across your windows?
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>>1881991
not often but they get dusty and gross. a door you can just wipe down. curtains don't protect the inside of the cupboard from dust as well as a door.
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>>1881991
You got to wash them, and if your dog is an asshole he'll try and run off with them.
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>>1878842
I would probably pinch my fingers in that.
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>>1879135
Astestic is memt to be seen not used nigger

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Tell me about digging tunnels, are there any good books or pdfs about making them?
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not a single mention of oxygen here
seems like it would be pretty important to be able to breathe
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>>1881962
I guess we should mention food as well, it's pretty important to eat. Also make sure get get enough sleep every night anon.
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Read and google the story about 3alarmlampscooter, a redditor who gired someone to dig a tunnel underneath his house who died after a fire broke out
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>>1881915

https://underminers.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/disco_daves_tunnelling_guide_pdf_version_kf.pdf
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>>1881596
Just get a small fission nuclear reactor and use a diamond/salt heat distribution ring so you can simply melt perfectly-sealed glass lined tunnels into any surface especially rock, hard rock, and heavy metal.

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I need to bury 500 small pieces of paper. They need to survive in good condition for at least 7 years underground.

What type of hole should I dig and what type of container should I put my paper inside before burying?
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>>1877589
anon, i'd suggest you try to reduce mold and moistuire by dowsing the paper in an anti-mold powder, then laminate them with a few silicia bags in the laminate.

Put them all together and put them in a plastic box.

Don't forget taht the box will warp over time and there's nothing you can do about it

Do we really need to bury it? Why not just chuck it in a hollow tree?
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>>1877589
put it in several plastic bags and the plastic bag package in a container you also put into several plastic bags. you can also use hot glue to seal the container
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>>1879198
Get your wife's son to help.
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The FBI is very interested lol

I'm fuckin livid. Why the fuck is a vital, expensive, internal part considered a consumable? I'm not paying $150 every 5 years for a spider assembly. Fuck that. Fuck this planned obsolescence bullshit. Any ideas on how to make my own that won't fucking corrode?
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>>1879585
Mine broke just yesterday, it was a refurbished one for 100€ so I don't think the effort would be worth it, but thanks. Also it started to smell like rubber when I turned it of, I wasn't at home when it finally gave up. It probably quite damaged now.
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>>1878004
get a really old machine that's made out of steel or swap parts of the assembly if the dimensions of the machine allow it
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>>1878044
>Should have bought Miele.
>>1878158
>Miele does the same shit.
>Parents have to replace the mainboard on their dishwasher every year.
Miele are built solid. Ours is doing great. However; certain model(s) have a strange quirk. The driver board literally blows up. Replace it when it does and you and the washer are good for loads and loads of happy washes. DO NOT even think of getting rid of said Miele. Just replace the driver board sourcing it from a repair re-worker. Apparently this is a well known oddity of them. When ours threw a spanner the detonation was very loud! Don't let that fact scare you. The damage resides on the driver board all else unaffected.

Look after your Miele and it will look after you.
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>>1882112
Not to mention Miele's have 20-30 year warranties, and they'll usually honor issues outside warranty anyway.

Used to work for appliance recycling. Only reason we ever saw a Miele was because the owner got a new one
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>>1878004
same reason a 4 inch by quarter inch ceramic rod in my pool filter motor is only available as an assembly for $50, because fuck you, buy a new one goy.

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dropped out of college to take electrian classes, what am I in for in the career?
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>>1881179
>I feel like a fraud because I’m just writing someone else’s code and I kind of understand the code but I don’t think I could write my own

Dude, redpill time - that's literally 99% of code devs. You think bootcamp monkeys actually learn to code? Fuck no. There's maybe a few thousand actual coders currently in existence, and their ego forces them to post on stack overflow where everyone else copies and pastes.

You're fine. Just keep going and you'll probably end up more skilled than virtually anybody you'll ever work with.
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>>1881623
>Bro you can't enjoy your job and have a passion for your work wtf
Again with the strawmans, ironically enough this time your strawman accurately depicts what YOU insinuated in the first place.
Somehow you cant enjoy a job because it has some repetition.
You went so far as saying it was depressing if you didnt get positive affirmation all day.

Weve pretty much come full circle.
You got called out for being weird, those arent normal "cons" of a job, they are normal things in most jobs, literally just some weird personal problem you have.

Im not an electrician and I dont give a shit about electricians, you are just a weirdo
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In currently in my first month of being an electrical apprentice, and I want to make it to the point where I'm doing plcs and automation. I live in Connecticut, and if need be I would move. I went to a technical institute, and completed it before getting into the field. What would be the easiest way for me to get to automation? Would I need even more schooling than what I already have?
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>>1881671

I don't understand where this is going mate. I said I found electrical work boring and unrewarding so I quit and started doing something I felt enthusiastic about. You said I should just suck it up and accept that work is boring and that's just life. I mocked you by greentexting you because I chose not to think that. Which part did you miss? Are you new to 4chan?
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the state of electricians... one person has one subjective opinion about yas and you all sperg out acting like there are no faults to being a sparky ever... just coping because there always the most hated trade on any jobsite ...

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Theoretically if I dug a cave under my house, how could I fill it in completely so the dirt was touching the floor of the house again?
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Sounds like your burying someone under the house
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>>1880870
Don't forget to go at least 500 feet down.
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>>1880982
Dwarves.
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>>1881751
BARUK
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>>1880648
> the way to go
Fuck yeah it is

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I'm wondering how I can make a rabbit in distress caller, for hunting. I can make a call with my fingers, but it's not loud at all, any ideas on how to make a better one?
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>>1881489
That's not exactly how I do it with my fingers. I use the side of my middle finger facing my thumb, get it a little wet and suck with pursed lips at the point between my middle and forefinger, mostly on the middle finger. Long and loud at first, getting quit and slower, to mimicking a rabbit dying. They come out of their holes to see what kind of danger is happening. Your method can make the sound of a rodent pretty well though.
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>>1881224
>get a mic
>record yourself making the noise
>bring a bluetooth speaker with you innawoods
>play the noise on your phone through the speaker as loud as you want
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>>1882019
Pretty good. I'll keep that as a plan b. Still looking for a way to make a good rabbit caller. (Don't own a bluetooth speaker)
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>>1882020
lmao, I was joking. Honestly, I don't really know how to help. Only guy I know who hunts rabbits just brings a bunch of dogs with him up in the mountains and has them chase them around so he can shoot them.
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>>1882027
sneer? May have been joking, but I've used YouTube recordings or rabbits in distress before.


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