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What's the best way to deal with Radon?

I don't want to fucking die.
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"I can't see it so it must not be real"
It's mostly about making sure that the bottom floor or crawl space of your house is well ventilated so it doesn't accumulate
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checkmate radon
Where does radon even come from? Is it part of emissions?
The ground. It comes from the ground. That's why you mitigate it from beneath the foundation.

The absolute state of this board..

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Guys, can u help me with a printable games for kids? I wanna print them from https://wunderkiddy.com/.
Someone used this site?
decent bait

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I have a window that's been leaking and now there's mold. I can't replace the window right now (probably not for a few weeks or a month), so my focus is on getting this moldy section of sheet rock out. My question is, should I just cut that panel and toss it or should I try to cover it with something first so I don't disturb the spores?
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>definitely going to do this (but with vinegar)
use borax instead, bro
It doesn't smell (unlike bleach and vinegar) and it soaks in and leaves a residual effect, unlike both vinegar and bleach which dissipate rapidly
The problem with this is that you soak the drywall in water, which breaks it down and makes removal as a solid piece more difficult. If you want to use liquid to kill the mold, then you should apply it, let it sit for the recommended time period (eg. a couple minutes for bleach) and then begin the demolition immediately. Leaving it for days just leads to more problems.
borax and water paste?
i have lived in a very humid house for a long time,
first spray diluted bleach to kill the spores, then you work on it. Is possible that the bleach on itself will make the wall look decent again so you can wait until you change the window
>it. Is possible that the bleach on itself will make the wall look decent again so you can wait until you change the window
cool. I think I'd prefer to get that piece out of here even if it's still ok to be inside. I'll just tack something up temporarily

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What are the implications of storing piss in an enclosed container? Stories? What is the chemical reaction?
What are the uses for old piss? inb4 fertilizer
What is the status of your piss jug now?

piss chemical formulation
>Human urine consists primarily of water (91% to 96%), with organic solutes including urea, creatinine, uric acid, and trace amounts of enzymes, carbohydrates, hormones, fatty acids, pigments, and mucins, and inorganic ions such as sodium (Na+), potassium (K+), chloride (Cl-), magnesium (Mg2+), calcium (Ca2+), ammonium (NH4+), sulfates (SO42-), and phosphates (e.g., PO43-).

Piss fertilizer
>other than ammonia, urea has the highest nitrogen content of all industrial chemicals and is in high demand as a fertilizer. In the soil, it decomposes back to ammonia (actually ammonium ion) and carbon dioxide. Nitrogen-fixing bacteria oxidize ammonium to nitrate, which is readily taken up by the roots of crops. In addition to its high nitrogen content, urea is particularly useful because it can be applied as a solid in pellet form; and its unusually high solubility in water allows it to be incorporated into solutions with other plant nutrients.
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anyone remember the anon with the clogged toilet who was decanting the bathtub's backed-up fluid into bottles and dumping it in the mcdonald's restroom toilet?
Urea is used to fix dyes to textile.
>drink too many / just enough beer, go to bed
>wake up from running water dream about to piss myself.
>drunkenly grab 1 gallon jug I was drinking water from.
>miss jug and spray dark brown piss on carpet in drunken stupor.
>fall asleep.
And that's how I got wood floors
How long does that take?
Howard Hughes is that you?

Anyone here know what’s wrong with my plant?
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It's being eaten, check for pests under the leaf surface.
>point me to the gardening thread?

you're in it retard
Try squirting it with h2o2
There's /HomeGrownMen/ on /out/ which is focused on growing food and /plant/ on /an/ more focused on houseplants and ornamental type stuff

Gardening threads do poorly on here every time we try

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how many of you fell for the pex meme
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My house is all pex. Pillheads stole all the copper out of it when it was renovated
>Do they really stop the jews from stealing your thoughts?

How about you cool it with the antisemitism.
What the hell is the “truss meme”?
For hernia.
At least the pillheads left pex behind. Otherwise your water would just fall on the floor.

We bought 10 acres. we are currently building a custom homestead house, with double and triple redundancies ie: 3 options heating, 4 options stove/oven/range cooking, off grid solar power, back up generator, standard grid power, root and prep basement, livestock and gardens.

we have lived TOTALLY debt free since may 2019. this new (small) mortgage will be our only debt. we hope to pay it off in 7-10 years.

current house is paid off. intend to sell and apply to loan on new house. after down-payment and sale proceeds applied to new loan, we should owe about $80,000 to $100,000 on a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house on 10 acres, unrestricted, outside of nearest city.

I work 40+ hours/week in construction/maintenance.

wife tends the livestock and gardens full time.

how can we make enough money with this new homestead so I could join her full time to farm and ranch?

we have:
10 acres.
dairy sheep

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>You'll be ready to kill each other in a month.
Yeah, two weeks in my wife gets on my nerves but I just learn to adjust - it wasn't THAT bad
I had to spend all of COVID with my wife and I loved it
>wife tends the livestock and gardens full time
It would make more sense to have her tend to OnlyFans full time.
kill yourself you money hungry freak
Short answer. You can't.

Your land is a homestead. Everything you have revolves around you and sustaining yourself. You will be lucky to make enough animal or animal byproduct sales to cover feed and maintenance costs of having those animals. Even if you are successful and begin making profits, it won't be consistent. Everything has a season... Most of it either in the spring or in the fall, so you have to be good with management and planning to make what you earn last for the months when you are working all day every day and not bringing in any money. So no, YOU can't. Because if you had the skills to do that, you wouldn't still be a tradie doing manual labor 40+hrs/wk.

Advice. Keep working and don't try to quit work. See what the wife can do with it and once she gets it figured out for profits to start coming in (more than what you spend on feed and maintenance) then you can reconsider. I'm the meantime, hire a good CPA to manage your taxes. Having a homestead qualifies you for a lot of tax write offs which makes your income go further. CPA costs money, but in your case they will save you more than you would pay them and it's less frustrating to let them do all the work.
Homesteading is about being self reliant, not about making money. There's nothing you can realistically do in the way of farming, ranching, etc. on a 10 acre lot that's going to net you $3,500 a month profit to pay that loan off. I have 2 recommendations for your situation:

1 - Stick with your construction job until the loan is paid off. Once that's out of the way, then you can quit and live solely off your land.

2 - Figure out a service you can provide to people that can be done on your land. Learn woodworking and make furniture to sell. Open a shop offer services for welding, small engine repair, automobile detailing, etc.

If you go with option 2 you could continue it on your own schedule after the loan is paid off just to bring in some disposable income here and there.

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>he fell for the pex meme
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that's weird cause i took his message to mean he's a giant cock smoking faggot lmao
Are any of those things a fuel line?
At least I'm not a fucking gorilla with a hammer pretending to work on cars like you seem to be.
practically the same thing


First time using this drill. After removing some screws I put on this drill bit to drill a hole and noticed a wobble, and after trying other bits it is still there. Is this normal, or am I overreacting?

Also apologies for using Imgur none of the webm converters I used would make a file 4chan would accept.
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Itll be fine, which is exactly why drill manufacturers put the lowest quality garbage chucks on their drills.
Optical illusion of the flutes.
Spin a dowel or a pencil or something.
>Optical illusion
Like waving a pencil at that certain speed ... "oooooo it's ruuuuuubber ..."
Why would the slight wobble fuck up your wall? Are you trying to drill perfectly circular holes?
If you're just drilling screws into studs or brick, test the fit of the screw. and if its loose, step down the drill bit size by 1/16".
I just spun an extension. Slight wobble but not as bad as the bit.

I want to make myself a force sensing joystick. The reason being that they're like 500 bucks and I can probably build one myself for about 50. The joystick part itself isn't hard, I'll just buy a cheap stick and fit it onto a bit of pipe the right kind of diameter, then wire the buttons to an arduino or something.
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>But this has me worried when it comes to zeroing them out properly.
You're overthinking this without actually thinking about it. Just have a 3 second calibration period every time you turn the controller on. Whatever the voltage differentials are, becomes the zero position. Also you need to calibrate it no matter what. Just put it sideways with a weight on the glans and record the differentials, turn 90 degrees and repeat.
Here's my concept. The shaft collar contacts the load cells but is not attached to them, and puts all 4 in a slight state of pretension, which is zero'd out for each load cell. When I pull left, the left load cell receives force, the right load cell slightly loses force to return to a natural state, but because it's set at zero this has no impact and I'm essentially only reading the pressure on the left one.

The M10 bolt at the bottom can either be clamped so the threaded shaft is totally rigid, or I'll put some rubber washers on either side to give it a bit of give so the shaft has some minor displacement.

I suppose if I go from maximum left input to maximum right input there's a tiny bit of latency as the shift collar moves a fraction of a mm or two off the left cell and contacts the right one again, but I don't think it'll be much of an issue.

Obviously I'll need to calibrate it, but ideally I only need to do it once. With a rigid mounting the center of gravity of the joystick won't shift, and the AD620 boards make calibrating the gain fairly painless. It might be a little tricky to match the gain response perfectly via hardware adjustment, but if they're in the same ballpark I can do it through software by hanging weights off it and adjusting both sides to give the same response at that force.
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And I'm too stupid to attach the picture, whoops. The load cells are bolted to the steel, I didn't label the bolts for them.
>The M10 bolt at the bottom can either be clamped so the threaded shaft is totally rigid, or I'll put some rubber washers on either side to give it a bit of give so the shaft has some minor displacement.
I already know how you attached it, and it's wrong. The shaft will always have minor displacement because it's made out of plastic. That's what the load cell is measuring. If you want to make it move slightly for the sake of the user, like in the F-16, then you need to make the sensors and the shaft move as one 'rigid' assembly. Otherwise you're just sensing displacement, use a hall effect sensor.

>With a rigid mounting the center of gravity of the joystick won't shift,
The center calibration is more important than the gain, and requires no effort from the user, so that's why you do it each time it starts.
>The shaft will always have minor displacement because it's made out of plastic.
My shaft is made out of steel, 16mm thick with a threaded rod through most of its length. The whole thing is made out of steel, although the shaft collar and the load cells are aluminium. The bottom plate is 10mm thick (technically it's stacked 5mm plate but I'm going to bolt them together).

>center calibration
If the joystick is mounted in the same place every time, and none of the parts are under enough strain to deform, why would I need to calibrate more than once? The strain gauges should give the same reading every time.

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>he fell for the p*x meme
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you won't post this on >>>/his/
What's PEX? Aren't plastic plumbing made with PVC or PET?
yes, but both are ok too.
>ROHS was a fucking mistake.

Nah, just implemented poorly.
It’s cross-linked poly ethylene… same thing that lines tetrapaks and milk cartons (except stronger)

>releases toxins into your drinking water
>gets destroyed by light bulbs and sunlight
>rodents can and will chew right through it
>reduces your water quality and taste
Don't fall for the pex meme.
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so what's your excuse then lmao
>Been living in a pex house for 20 years
>Go to the doctor to get my mones checked
>T levels are off the charts

Does Reynolds work or do you use store brand when you make your hats. Do they really stop the jews from stealing your thoughts?

>I hate things cuz theyre different from wut daddy raized me
fyi every time you copy/paste this into a pex thread your T levels drop by half.
My T levels are too high so that's ok.
I’ve had aquapex for 20 years now… no issues.
Even exposed pex in a very sunny bathroom where all the other plastic turned yellow.

It’s also survived freezing a few times.

One thing I will say is that it is very hard to buy any of it yourself, at least the aquapex brand… it has the expanding plastic rings… the crimp w/ metal rings is a second class citizen to get around the patent,

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Will a three foot (3') Sonotube concrete depth in North Texas black clay be enough for Back Porch posts? Twelve inch (12") diameter Sonotubes.
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Yes, said the Engineer today. And it's okay, She said, to Concrete in 25° sleet. Thanks anyways y'all.
RIP porch
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Donna Stone Engineering

i am intrested in making a website similar to 4chan, how would I go about doing that. I am new to code and would love some advice on what language/what I should use.
>be me
>want a aviation 4chan board
>doesnt exist
>wants to make a website just like 4chan just for aviation
>asks 4chan how to build the website
>fucking dumb bros, fucking dumb.
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spend a few years learning linux, regular expressions, sql, and php, then code your own message board software from scratch. or just do what >>2554455 said.
There's plenty of planefags on /n/.
They're obnoxious, to be honest. Probably you are, too.
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nah we need a trains board
unironically a planes trains and automobiles 4chan would be based. But Pilots, Train conductors, and Car enthusiasts have real lives and won't be posting on there
it's illegal to have your own social media company in America unless you're Jewish. Convert to Judaism get qualified immunity for all things legal ask the MOSAD for a few 4200 developers and server hosting based out of Israel

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Does anyone else here install knob and tube wiring by choice because fuck the government telling you how to design your own power system? How is it working out so far? Any scary incidents/fires?
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The problem is with the insulation right? You can't tell me all the Romex in my house won't need to be replaced in 80 years. The stuff from the 60s already looks like shit
Left that important bit out, they allow insulation around the K&T wiring provided it passes inspection
> Install K&T cuz fuck the gvt
> This shit is easy, route it where I want to go
> Fuck man, why would I bother writing anything down?
> Different materials in my house? Drill a hole & ceramic it, it's not like the differential temperature expansion of materials can crack ceramic anyway
> No ceramic isn't harder than tempered glass, it wouldn't cut through muh NM-B 14/2
> I forgot how many amps are drawn on this circuit? Eh, it's probably fine
> Shit I guess I'll just use this neutral segment as a hot for this one switch, no prob senpai
> Grounding is a waste of time. Neutral just goes to ground in my electrical box anyway.
> WDYM conductors have built in resistance and get hot?
> Anyway don't drive any nails into the wall, who knows what could be there.
> GG gvt.
>That's why no one makes the insulators anymore.
They do still make the, there are at least two manufactures of them that I know. Once you get rural there are few if any codes for single family residential self builds, county is not going to pay an inspector to drive 100 miles out to the middle of no where over and over to inspect your build. Generally if you are beyond the reach of emergency services you are beyond the reach of building codes for single family self build.

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