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Couldnt find my C-clamp to retract my brake pistons and found that an old caulk gun works in a snap. Any other cool macguyver tricks that I should know?
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>>1962017
why the fuck do they even have threaded pistons anyway? Is it just to make you want to go to the dealer to change your brake pads?
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>>1963490
It’s something with the parking brake built into the caliper on some cars, I believe it’s only one caliper on the rear.

I haven’t even run into one yet, I’m curious if my wife’s new Honda has one with the electronic parking brake.
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>>1962324
In some cases, or as a jaw puller but in odd shaped or hard to reach places.
>>1962016
Seen smog techs modify caulk guns for gas pedal pushers with an extended rod and hook to hang on steering wheel.

Didn't find pics for either of these but internet is being slow :/
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>>1962483
The largest Channellocks are insanely handy while the little fuckers are best replaced by more powerful tools. I like the big uns for oil filters, plumbing, stuck jar lids and much more.

If you tack weld a T-handle to the adjusting nut on your visegrips you gain far more force than your hand could ever apply squeezing.
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>>1963029
Many such are frozen and not worth snapping off. It's not always worth replacing a caliper that works correctly vs. getting years more use out of it.

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for fireplaces instead of building the house around a large oven like the Russian house?
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>>1963594
Most houses with fireplaces like that have forced air or some kind of radiant heat.
Those are for looks.
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>>1963621
>he thinks a house with a stone foundation was built with forced air heating.
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>>1963594
Fire hazards.
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>>1963594
Old houses were built this way because the masonry of old fireplaces was not great and they often leaked pretty badly. So badly, in some cases, that it could set the rest of the building on fire. So, they would put it on the side instead of in the middle.

Also, creosote fires were much more common back when people were running the fireplace 24/7. Back then, you basically couldn't put them out so you would just pull the chimney down instead.

At this point though, it's traditional. Not that traditional though. In my area, many of the homes built after WWII have a fireplace in the building instead of off to the side.
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>>1963594
They did in areas that where always cold. Build the fireplace in center. Keep the fire in the kitchen going all day keep the house warm.

In places with mixed climates or warm they built them on end so house doesnt get to hot in summer.

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My induction cooktop stopped working. If I turn it on it will shut off again in like 3 seconds. I'm hungry. What do?
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i dont get the induction meme, aside from boiling water is bare electric coil not enough? or electric glass top? or gas? plus using those you can use whatever pot or pan you want
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>>1962966
they have more precise temperature control

supposedly
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>>1962966
Induction heats faster than other electric stove, its very noticeable when boiling water tops. I'm fairly sure its because it heats the pot directly instead of melting the surface area so they can pout more energy into it.
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>>1962964
I'd laugh but now I remember the DRM water boiler where you had to scan a QR code for each cup of tea
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>>1961702
That's a general problem with induction stoves. Electric stoves are dead simple which makes very reliable. Induction stoves need complex electronics that often fail.

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Due to circumstances, I'm living in one room apartment, no bathroom even just small sink.
There is common bathroom, and small food court but they provide meals at certain times which doesn't fit my schedule so I always miss it.
I brought small fridge and water boiler, so I've been living on instant noodles for few days now.
But there has to be a better way, right?
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>>1963039
>>1963042
With those 2 things you have all the capabilities of this, just on a smaller scale.
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>>1963042
There's also these things, but you could probably stack those two on top of each other to achieve the same thing. Maybe you could save space and money this was.You have to check out the price dimensions of the particular products.
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>>1963373
King of dr. Town
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>>1959245
Instant Pot is great. You can make stew in under an hour. They always go on sale. Don't buy it until it goes on sale.

Chicken noodle soup:
Cut up chicken thighs into tiny pieces.
Dice celery. Use a freezer bag for the rest, and roll it up to make it easier to grab a handful later.
Dice carrot.
Water and chicken stock or bullion.
Some black pepper.
Throw in some noodles.
Set it to pressure cook for 15 minutes.
It will get up to pressure, and cook the chicken and noodles.
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>>1963401
:3

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I just bought a house and have no tools to fix it up. What are some essential tools? Anything I should try to snag on Black Friday?
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Metabo 10in slider looking good.
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I just got a starret tap wrench and it can't hold the tap straight for shit, i could punch somebody.
Also a laser level.
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Not related to OP but this is the closest thread. I recently came back to my parents place for winter break and I’m in the guest room which is tucked between my old room (taken by my sister) and a bathroom. There is a shared door between “my” room and my sisters room, does anyone know of a trick to get a door to lock/unlock from both sides? I don’t want my sister busting in when I’m changing, studying or whatever, and want my sister to have privacy when she wants it, but also have a way out so I don’t get locked in my room
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>>1963104
Tell her to fucking knock.
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>>1963104
Just put a deadbolt on both sides so either of you can lock it when you want to. The small slide locks are cheap and easy to install. $8.50ea for pic related and they come with the two different bits depending how you want to mount it.

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I left aluminum pans and a kitchen sink oxidate significantly yet superficially you know, the hard powder looking brownish rust.
Is it possible to fix these or is it hopeless?
Thank you in advance.
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>>1962405
Foreign but will look it up.
Thanks!
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did aluminum pans really cause rust in your sink? really!
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>>1963287
>did aluminum pans really cause rust in your sink? really!

>>1963287
No. Two separate rusty events.
Utter neglect caused both.
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post pic of your hoarder mess please
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>>1963483
The sourerest sour cream

these dudes started demo a month ago and theres still holes and bare concrete everywhere and a sponge in the toiler pipe. theyve tiled the bottom of the shower and put some mold proof material and support lumbar for a new wall but otherwise shit is basically as it was demoed. i called the project manager and she said it would probably be done by jan 1st (eight weeks). ive been living with my parents in the interim and they and everyone else over for thanksgiving now hate me. am i ever getting my house back or should i just kms
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They stripped it back to bare walls?

Screed and plumbing should be done within a week
Waterproofing and framing within another week
Drywall and tiling within another week
Glass may be delayed but your finished plumbing and cabinets should be done within that week meaning your bathroom is useable.

So complete within a month with a couple finishing touches to go. Maybe electrics delayed as well. Usually some bs from those cunts.

Did you pick lowest bidder?
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didn't you get schedule duration stated in the contract? you do have a contract with the reno company right? payment terms should be tied to progress, you do have progress payment terms in the contract right? the answer to your post OP is about 4 weeks for a bathroom that size.
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>>1962961
I do remodels all the time and depending on what company you go with, I've seen one done in 2-3 weeks (all plumbing locations stayed the same) but major ones where the design changed and it was a slow company >6 months.
You get what you pay for pretty much.
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I don't get it, do they have other jobs taking precedent over yours? Do they just never show up?
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>>1963444
Those vent lines look flat as fuck. That's a single day of work for 1-2 plumbers. 2nd guy is really only there to speed things up and cut shit.

How do I find cheap labor? I have a need for 2 laborers for 3 days. But as a white middle class guy how do I find them? Preferably hard working Mexicans.
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>>1953312
>Preferably hard working Mexicans

Can you find any that actually put the nails in the wood studs?
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>>1954529
You should find people that work smart, not hard.

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I just wanna buy one of these fucking excavators and dig massive pits and tunnels. Imagine digging a massive pit, hundreds of feet deep and wide. Imagine tunnels that lead to rooms. I'm so thankful to live in the USA where this is still a possibility. We have great hole digging equipment with the land to do it. I highly suggest you fuckers start digging if you have the means.

Godspeed to you all.
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>>1963139
I want one as well, though realistically just a 1.5, maybe 3 ton machine.
What for? I have no clue, just want something that goes vrooooo vroooooo on the hydraulic pump.

Or a dozer, but an old direct drive one.
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>>1963146
About 5 inches deep inside your mom
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>>1963139
I'M SICK AND TIRED OF ALL THESE GOD DAMNED DIGGERS
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>>1963423
How fucking low are those tits, growing out of her belly or whats up

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What's your favourite on site bantz?

For me it's bump start the stihl saw
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>>1950529
>>got you that long weight you wanted
Nice
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>>1961678
I've seen a few people start whacking a wrench against the side of the rack as soon as someone fires up a fresh rebuild so it sounds like a catostrophic failure, I used to work at a Ferrari shop so it was particularly bad (an engine rebuild can takes months and the timing being the slightest bit off can slap the valves into the pistons easily)
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>>1949500
surprised you can hear it over AAAAAAAAAAA MI CORAZON, AAAAAAAA MI AMOR
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>>1959143
I'll bite. Other dude did not turn it off and he ended up working on a live line.
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>>1956403
It's just a prank bro

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>Dad is renovating basement
>Tears down ceiling without checking for asbestos
>Doesn't wear the respirator we bought him
>Doesn't open the windows or close the doors to keep the dust from getting everywhere
>Has been hacking up a lung since he started
>Mixes concrete in the backyard without any gloves or respirator
>Refuses to check for mold even though the laundry room has flooded once before and the basement air is terrible to breathe
>Has fallen from a ladder twice and nearly electrocuted himself once
>Gets pissed off when I suggest he not balance himself on step ladders while handling large power tools
Why are they like this
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>>1958928
you know the cost of getting asbestos removed vs the actual risk of getting any illness from a short, one time exposure? corona blows it away by a large scale.
who use gloves or respirators doing some diy concrete mixing?
his brain got mold thats just stupid you are right on this one.
a little sparks just keep you awake and focused.
ladders are made to climb on.
stop being a sissy and learn from your dad. my grandfather was old school crazy, he really did some scetchy work like everyone his age, he still made it until old age made him wither away into nothingness.
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>>1961817
This.
Though sometimes I did wish I had a dust mask for times when shit happened and concrete caught fire. What a fucking terrible odor
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>>1961285
Agreed, getting stuck under the bar can be p fucking dangerous, don't want someone to hurt themselves because of anons autism.
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>>1962440
If there is even a possibility of getting stuck under the bar, you need a better bench. Or learn to use the safety pins of your current one.
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>>1958928
Sounds like your dad is a tough bastard and you are a pussy ass-lips sissy faggot to me who talks shit about him on anonymous estonian knitting board.

Currently working at a 2 way radio shop because I love diy stuff but I recently went a little bit insane dealing with their never ending amount of bullshit and disorganization. I have an option to return back to the hellhole where I think they're playing mind games on me to get me to rush around and work faster. Or work at another company where everything is already organized perfectly logical and actually gives training before sending you off to fix something. The pay is a bit less but they train people correctly and don't treat them like dirt by being as cheap as possible. Anyone have suggestion on this problem?
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>>1961122
>Or work at another company where everything is already organized perfectly logical and actually gives training before sending you off to fix something. The pay is a bit less but they train people correctly and don't treat them like dirt by being as cheap as possible

Money isn't everything, if this is really how the company you described operates I would go for it. However, the grass is not always greener on the otherside, they might be blowing smoke and not be as great as they sound... I would see if you can find legit reviews or better yet talk to someone there in a similar position and get their honest impressions.
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>>1961122
You’ll learn a lot more at the second place, besides, don’t put a price on your health, wether mental or physical.
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>>1961122
You need to be DOING and CREATING what you miss in this world or just plain out want to do.

A long night looking at the stars, getting lost wandering the city or something will help. Take YOUR time.
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A little less money wouldn't be a problem if you come home at the end of the day happy. I was once a radio tech who worked a succession of jobs. Finally, I went with the money and benefits and started working for my local city government. There's some issues with government work but the positives (money, benefits, retirement) far outweigh the negatives.
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>>1961122
Dont buy pic related. I just bought a set for my kid for x-ray.
Voice quality is S H I T.

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Looking to replace driveway for my house should I just go with concrete/quikrete or are there any options other than gravel? Bout 1000 sq ft
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>>1955777
there is truth in your repeating digits white man
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>>1951296
kek
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Women are faggits
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>>1950557
do concrete, set forms for it, level out and screed the dirt where you wanna pour, you wanna shoot for 3.5-4 inches thickness throughout, use a string and level to make sure your water flow is good, set and tie rebar, youll probably need around 40 sticks of 20ft number 3 rebar. set up the bottom form at the end of the driveway to either pour flush to an existing sidewalk or road so you can order a cement truck and trailer the load, and get 3-4 buddies together, or if no one has experience call around with some smaller concrete finishing companies and see if theyll come and place and finish the mud for you. use a square tip shovel to massage the mud down against the forms and pour high so its easier to screed off, edge, bull float, fletch joints, fresno, hand finish with skids, broom. and dont fuck it up. or hire professionals to do it
t. professional Mud-Rubber
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>>1957269
that has concrete under it

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How can i make fake soil and grass for a little indoor fairy garden? Bonus points if its able to get wet alot without any problems.
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>>1962768
Astroturf
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Wtf is a fairy garden?
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>>1963251
its the opposite of a gnome feeder (a bowl filled with mountain dew left in a basement near the stairs)

where the gnome feeder is a offering to keep the gnomes from burning down your house while you sleep by fucking with the wiring the fairy garden is about the lewds.
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>>1962768
>How can i make fake soil and grass for a little indoor fairy garden?
YOU LAZY FUCKER!
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=How+can+i+make+fake+soil+and+grass+for+a+little+indoor+fairy+garden%3F
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>>1962768
Put dark colored wood stain in a misting spray bottle and spray a pile of saw dust.

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I've got a large (100' or more) multi trunk tree only about 10' from a year-old leach field (I just bought the place, and personally would have felled it before putting in the new system). I want to get rid of it but the only way I don't end up with it caught in the bush behind is to drop it over the system.

I obviously don't want to drive the limbs into the system, so I'm thinking of waiting until the ground freezes and there's a heavy cushion of snow. Is this the best bet? Happy to get some advice. Red area in pic related is the septic field
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You can likely fell it without damaging the septic. If you're really concerned then rent an aerial lift and piece it down. Or find a contract tree climber to do the removal. The tree doesn't look hazardous, why are you removing it?

T. Arborist
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>>1961708
The septic system runs 5' away from the tree. I can see that when they dug out to put it in the leach field they plugged through the roots. I don't want them to infiltrate the system over the coming years
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>>1963021
>>1961708
Plowed through the roots*
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if its impossible to fall the tree away from the septic tank, then i would recommend hiring an an arborist to chop the tree from top to bottom, or finding some way to affix it to some anchor point in the sky and slowly lower it from there. this is all assuming the outer branches dont supply enough cushion when landed on to soften the impact enough to keep from bludgeoning or otherwise penetrating the septic tank. another option is to weld up a grid of steel tubing greater than the area of the septic tank, to help spread the shock out to solid ground. another idea is to quickly pull the tree away from the vulnerable area with a truck or something as the tree is falling. good luck. post results
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if there is a manhole/access cover at surface place a sheet of plywood over it but you will not harm the septic system falling that tree in that area cause its deep enough a limb will not drive that deep




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