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I’ll start what is the wrist loop thing called in pic rel, and what would be the best knot for making your own
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>>2129729
Lanyard; square knot.
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>>2129729

Seconding lanyard, but suggesting a fisherman's knot instead.
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Froth flotation of calcite with hand stirring on bowls. Would household cleaning pine oil be a good idea or perhaps lye to saponify a vegetable oil?
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I have a genuine Teaplant in my Office. Can I just take some leaves and cook a Tea?
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>>2129965
>take some leaves and cook a Tea
Yes, but it wouldn't be very good. Even first flush white teas are aged a little. You can harvest some leaves, put them between paper to dry, and check on them every so often. When they smell tea-y to you, try brewing. You still probably won't be happy.There's a reason men sailed around the world to get leaves from other tea plants.
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>>2129729
there are chapters of lanyard knots, but look up the diamond knot. It's a pretty knot and it's good to know for lanyards. The Matthew Walker knot is a good one for that purpose too.
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I have a crack in between the bottom layer of grout and my foundation, with what looks like ants going in and out of it.

What should I do?
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>>2129998
>There's a reason men sailed around the world to get leaves from other tea plants.
because there was literally nothing else to do back then
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I'm looking for a microphone to record animal noises with out in a fairly woody area. I tried to use my phone mic and a little headset but the audio capture didn't really get shit. I mostly want to capture the bird songs and it was mostly missed entirely.
Any thoughts on either a cheap mic that works for this, or a way to make a cheaper mic pick up these sounds better?
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>>2130206
use a speaker. not joking.
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>>2130153
big gap
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>>2129998
>>2130162
it helps that Britain is an island full of ugly women and terrible food
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>>2130230
>use a speaker
I'm not sure what this means. I'm going to use something that transmits sound to listen to sound?
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>>2130206
You could either buy a parabolic mic or make some sort of parabolic shroud and mount your cheapo mic inside it
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Looking to basically copy this exact setup
I've came across the terms drop elbow, wall mount elbow, and even the home depot sharkbite wall mount hose spigot.
I just want to connect a pvc pipe to a 90 degree 1/2" FPT and wall mounted
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>>2130426
Not him but simple speakers and microphones are the almost the same thing, a diaphragm attached to a coil of wire around a magnet, so you can solder a speaker to a jack and plug it into an audio input and you will get amplified sound.
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I have a piece of mild/carbon steel I want to plating with copper at my home.
Should I nickel plate it first or just plate it directly with copper? I'm reading conflicting info on the issue.
I just want to avoid rust and have good conductivity. The piece will be under a plastic hood its entire life and it will be stationary. No friction or movement.
Also, does the hydrochloridic acid method to clean stainless steel works with mild/carbon steel?
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>>2129729

need help tying a knot, didn't know how to google this

tips on how to search something like this up would be appreciated
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>>2129734
>>2129792
>>2130014

please help me knot anons, i'm desperate
this is semi-urgent, i need to know how to tie it within a week or two
i'm trying to research it on my own, but i need a knot that 1.) tightens the cord when both ends are pulled at, and 2.) has at least 1 "noose," 2 would be preferable
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Good uses for broken bricks?
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>>2130682
>>2130700

Sounds a bit like you're looking for the Fisherman's Knot (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7ORr1hhRJo) which lets you somewhat adjust the loop size by separating the two knots away from each other.

Not sure what you mean by "noose" in this case. Do you mean that you need the main area to tighten up as the ends are pulled or do you mean that you need a built-in quick release? Both are easily doable but it's different solutions
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>>2130702
build a broken house
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>>2130682
>>2130700
Like >>2130760 said, if you're just trying to join two lines, you're describing the fisherman knot. Once you snug it up, it's permanent.

If you really want to go down the rabbit hole, download Ashleys Book of Knots as a pdf. Its easy to find on google.
Look at chapter 8 - two strand lanyard knots
Specifically 776-778 (matthew walker) and 787 (sailors Lanyard knot, or diamond knot)
Also chapter 18 - Bends (connectiong two lines)
If you're just tying together the ends of a necklace or something, you can use any of the knots that work with smaller stuff. so anything near the beginning of that chapter. 1415 is the fisherman's knot, but 1413-1417 are all kind of variations on that theme. 1543 is where friendship is born.

Good luck anon. Hope that's useful.
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>>2130865
By the by, if you're asking for a knot that can be used to shorten and lengthen a necklace, not just tie it together, the answer is still the fisherman knot, just make sure you use cord that's kind of satiny and bulky, and tighten the stopper knots down around the cord real good, but don't draw the knots together with much strength. Depending on the cord, you can still jam the knot if you pull it hard enough, but if you don't do that, you'll be able to pull the stopper knots apart from each other to shorten the loop. Within reason. Leave a little extra line sticking out of the stopper knots so they don't unravel when you're moving them.
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>>2130702
Brick walkway or something?
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Anyone ITT familiar with retr0brite? I have pic related and I was just going to submerge some yellowed plastics under UV enclosure, but all I've seen is nothing but the cream method, but I can't be bothered babysitting the process or dealing with streaks of bad application areas?
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>>2130760
>wdym by "noose"
sorry, i meant a loop that tightens when pressure is applied from within the loop

> need the main area to tighten up as the ends are pulled
both loops and the middle area need to tighten (as ends are pulled), so 3 areas in total

>>2130865
thanks, i'll try to look into it (never really tried tying before)
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>>2131253
>both loops and the middle area need to tighten (as ends are pulled), so 3 areas in total

Hard to judge without a use case, but you could just tie an overhand knot to get a tightenable loop then either repeat that on both sides (3 in a row) or make another overhand knot on both sides with the new loop going through the first loop (mickey mouse ears style) or through all existing loops so they intertwine with each other (semi-trinity.)

It's hard to know what you're really asking for, though. Mind telling use what you're planning to do with it so we could be a little more helpful?
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>>2131276
i'm not comfortable with saying that here, my discord is ny7as#5827
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Have a large sack of hydrated lime that has been somewhat open at the top for like, five years. Is there still some soluble slaked lime? What about if I skim off a large portion of the top? There are some small clumps. Smells like an earthy detergent when mixed with water, does not sting when in contact with skin.

On a tangent, has anyone made caustic soda by mixing slaked lime solution with sodium carbonate prepared from heated sodium bicarbonate?
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Does this guy know what he is talking about or is he just a shill?
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Would it be possible to start an ant farm and only feed them semen? Asking for a friend.
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>>2131427
Yes seamen has all the nutrients that ants could need.
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I have a rolling ruler which I thought would be helpful but when I use it it tends to drift to a side, did i buy a bad ruler or am I retarded whats up? It is very inconsistent when trying to do parrellel lines.
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If I bought a few more of these shitty white cage shelves, a 2x4 and superglued the joints together while binding the 2x4 across the top of the cages, do you think I could run these things across the top of my desk for storage / rigging for some lights and light weight camera gear? Or am I just asking for a loud crash noise in the middle of the night?
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>>2131072
I'm assuming pic related is concentrated hydrogen peroxide. If so, it's just totally submerging the yellowed plastics and running the UV lamp that works best. Shouldn't have to worry about bad application areas if it's totally submerged.

This is of course assuming the plastic is ABS. Googling ABS yellowing might find you some other processes to use.
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>>2131758
>superglue
Hell no.

Zip tie the cages together
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>>2131651
lift the strait edge slightly before rolling
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>>2131820
>Zip tie
This is correct.
Also, do two courses above for the additional rigidity. It's counter intuitive, but necessary.
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>>2131410
>know what he is talking
>a shill
Both.
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>>2131758
ring lights are cancer
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Why the hell does wallboard joint compound look tasty?
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>>2132047
I don't like the look either but it was a /p/ meme rage a few years back and I can't throw out a perfectly functioning light
>>2131820
I have so many zip ties I was considering jt
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Well my KSC75 has problems from one side, if i move the wire it works.
I got a iron so the ideal should be to cut the part of the cable that has problem and touch it with the iron so the cable plastic cover melts and it makes contact with the solder right? Or should i peel it?
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>>2132294
How is this for a first attempt?
Also is solder supposed to look dirty instead shiny? Im using Kester 37/63.
Is it because the plastic from the wires?
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>>2130502
Is your pvc coming up vertically like picrel?
There's elbows used to mount shower heads that have flanges with holes for screws that would work well to mount to a post or stud.
What about your setup would be different from the pic? I can post names specific items if you can answer that.
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>>2130502
>>2132374
In case I forget to check this thread, look up a "drop ear elbow". Hopefully that'll be what you need.
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>>2131276
fuck it
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>>2131276
( (( (((erotic))) )) ) asphyxiation - for in minecraft™, of course
no built-in quick release needed

inb4 jannie sweeps this up:

this is not a violation of 4channel's Global Rules
>1. You will not upload, post, discuss, request, or link to anything that violates local or United States law.
while it is a felony to " deliberately aid, advise, or encourage another person to commit suicide, that is only at the state level.
not at the federal level.

I am also aware of the rules for /diy/ - Do It Yourself
>2. Do not post or request instructions for how to make weapons or any device that might bring harm to a person. Think "Instructables" and "Make Magazine" not "Anarchist's Cookbook."
but i have no intention of causing harm, i simply wish to orgasm.
nothing else.
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I got a mouse from china for $0.3. What's the worst thing that can happen when I plug it into my PC?
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>>2132508
>worst thing
That I can imagine? It's a rubber duck and opens a reverse shell.
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>>2132515
Something like that but preferably an answer based on the image I posted.
btw the marking on the chip is 8733 and OSX200914.
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>>2132570
It's an optical flow sensor.
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Whats a way to use a USB hub to charge my phone and connect usb devices? My phone will detect the devices, or it will charge the phone. It will not do both. Is there a specific type of usb hub that will allow this?
I want to have multiple usb devices plugged in while also charging off of an external battery pack.
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I can hear dripping coming from my toilet. It doesn't appear to be coming from the tank. There are no phantom flushes and the dripping noises happens even if I turn off the supply line. My house is on a slab so it's not coming from a basement or crawl space. I can't localize where it is coming from other than somewhere inside the toilet. The water in the bowl isn't moving so I'm mystified.
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>>2132781
Also no water on the floor or leaking around the base.
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>>2132781
Turn off water supply, completely drain the tank and bowl. Check again for dripping noise.
If there is no drip, fill the bowl. If there is no drip, drain bowl fill tank.
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>>2129729
Link previous thread and put SQTDDTOT in the title so it can be more easily found in the catalog
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I asked this in the last thread but nobody answered. Anyway I'll ask again:
Why aren't metal roofs more common for houses? It seems like they're way less work, last way longer, and hold up much better. Is it just a weight thing? Or is it a cost thing? I guess sound could be an issue too, but surely you can work around that. Just wondering why you really never see metal roofs on houses.
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>>2130206
Look into field recording audio setups. Good luck finding something that is sensitive enough to pick up what you're looking for and also 'cheap'
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>>2132798
Metal rooves occupy a space between asphalt shingles and tiles/slate. There aren't all that many people looking for a midmarket roofing solution. It also has a perception of being low class.
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Is there a modern gas can that doesn't leak?
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>>2130162
Yeah man unlike today when you can watch tv and porn and fuck off on the internet all day.
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>>2132798
I thought everyone used metal roofs by now since most of the tile/shingle roofs where I live are on run down houses or larger factories/buildings. I don't think that I've ever heard about anyone installing a new tile roof.
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I asked in the previous thread but didn't get to look for replies and it's not linked. Building a fire pit, approx 8ft dia. All we have are these bricks which I know aren't the more expensive ones made to withstand the heat of a FP. My question is, is there anything I can do to line the inside (maybe some small metal posts+chicken wire to hold in some lava rock) to keep the heat from causing the bricks to explode? Some cracking isnt the end of the world, I'm merely thinking of the possibility of them exploding and hurting someone. We also have adhesive made for these applications. I'm just wondering about a barrier mainly
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>>2132436

First, let me counsel against ligature strangulation as a method in general. It's the least safe. The latex masks with nose tubes may look stupid as hell but they're a billion times more effective and safer to boot.

Secondly, if you were to use ligature strangulation, which again I strongly counsel against, that's an awful design for it. Were I to do such a thing, which I would not, I wouldn't use any knots I'd just bring the two ends past each other and twist them once so each end goes around the other and back where it came and leave it at that.

On something that won't turn easily, that will give you one big loop that tightens only as much as you're putting pressure on it but collapses open if the pressure stops or either or both ends are released. A good trick to know for many, many applications.
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Is tile mortar suitable to make concrete planters?
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>>2132988
no, sand mix would be better but still not as sturdy as concrete.
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I built a stand up desk to work from home. Did it in a rush since my back/arms were killing me and half assed it. Basically have the lift mechanism under the old desk. So essentially, I have tiny 1/4 bolts lifting up 100+lbs (monitors are lead bricks, and glass is heavy).

Ideally I'd want to create a new base complete to lay the glass on top, but I'm a really bad procrastinator. Should I be worried about these bolts breaking? Been using it for more than a year now, maybe 4 hours a day. So potentially some fatigue in the bolts.
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I have a 1/4 water hose pressure misting system. If I put an inline pump, will the pump have to be running, or can it be a "sometimes" thing?

I have a cheapo 1/4 inch misting set up, and added a few extensions to it - this doesn't work well with the hose pressure. The thing is, we don't need to mist ALL the areas all the time. So right now I have manual switches that open/close to expand what gets misted ( porch, pergola, fish garden ).

When we have them all open, I need the pump. When I just have 1-2 open, I don't.

I'm also worried that the water will get turned off, but will forget to turn off pump and wreck it.

Anyone done this before?
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I'm about to order some expensive replacement bolts for a set of multi piece wheels that I'm rebuilding, and I just want to be positive that I'm ordering the correct diameter and pitch as I'll be reusing the old nuts. I used my caliper to measure the diameter of the threads and it's showing about 6.75mm. Does this mean that they're M6 bolts because of the diameter of the bolt excluding the threads, or would it round up to an M7 bolt because of the added width from the threads?
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>>2133413
Look up the shear strength of the bolt, calculate the load including you leaning on it.
Should've first gotten a decent ergonomic chair though.
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>>2133469
Maybe redo the hosing with a 3/8 or bigger hose to distribute the water and then switch to 1/4 locally within the zone? It's always better to avoid adding mechanical shit that can fail. There exist water flow detectors that could switch the pump off if water stops flowing, but you'd probably have to /diy/ it with an arduino and a relay if you don't want to spend too much.
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>>2133567
Assuming it's metric, it's definitely M7. M6 would be less than 6mm diameter. You should check the thread pitch too, but it'll be hard without a pitch gauge. Should probably buy a $2 pitch gauge from the chinks while you're at it.
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>>2133567
Bolt diameter is the thread OD, and will be slightly undersized (0.1 - 0.25mm) for clearance.
Definately not 6mm, probably 7mm
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>>2133567
>>2133587
For pitch, just count the threads
Metric pitch = length / numThreads
(imperial pitch is the inverse, or threads per inch)
The pic shows ~24 threads for 24mm, so pitch =1
Bolt is probably M7x1
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>>2133604
>>2133587
>>2133589
Thanks, I think I'm going to order M7 then. AFAIK, multi piece wheels all use the same pitch for their hardware, but different wheels use different diameter bolts. I've looked on a few different sites that sell them, and they're all either M6, M7, or M8. I guess I'll just have to cross my fingers that that's the case.
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>>2133567
Are you the guy from the last thread asking about the bolts rusting? I'm still not convinced you need to buy new bolts, but I don't know enough about metal types and stuff to really give you great advice. I'd suggest asking again, I think you might have other options maybe. Couldn't hurt and would be cheaper than buying a ton of bolts.
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>>2133625
Yep, that's me. I cleaned the chrome up with steel wool and then a chrome polish that has some sort of protectant in it, but they still have a slightly orange tint to them where the rust was. I'm just paranoid that I'm going to go through the trouble of polishing all 120 bolts, putting the wheels back together and torquing all of them, sealing the wheels, and having my tires put back on just to have them start rusting again in a few months. I think I'm just going to suck it up and buy new bolts to avoid the risk.
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I came across this thing on amazon: https://www.amazon.com//dp/B00TKFLRU8

What the actual fuck? is this a scam? supposedly it removes odors from your hands but it's just a piece of stainless metal, how the fuck does it even work?
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How efficient an electric generator is a car engine + alternator? If I want to run a 12v machine, or charge a 12v battery, how much more efficient would a purpose-built generator be in comparison?
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>>2129729
I got one of these lighters:
https://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/a-liter-multi-purpose-refillable-lighter/0000000257708

Is there a safe way of storing these? Some form of closable box?
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>>2133774
>is this a scam?
Yes.
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>>2133774
>how the fuck does it even work?

It works by scrubbing off the chemical compounds and residue on your hands that cause foul odor. The key to its operation is the interaction between the stainless surface and the water.

In other words, no shit it "works". You're rinsing your hands with water. ANYTHING its place, including the same hands your rinsing, would work as well.
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>>2133637
>I cleaned the chrome up with steel wool and then a chrome polish
why? its not going to remove all the rust. use chemicals like phosphoric acid or electrolysis or something
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>>2133774
if it is silver plated, silver is anti-bacteria
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>>2133912
That's still retarded. If you're just going for an anti-microbial then just use copper. It's about 100x cheaper.
>>2133774
Just use your brain anon, if it seems like snake oil magic, it probably is.
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>>2133910
>>2133637
I was going to suggest electrolysis as well. Look up how to do it (it's not particularly hard) and get a set-up to hold a bunch of bolts at once. Remove the rust using electrolysis and then you can use the same set-up to maybe nickel or chrome plate the bolts. (at least the heads). They should be well protected after that. Might not be cheaper than buying new bolts though, idk.
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>>2133774
Just use toothpaste
Works for persistant odors like gas or bleach that you can't seem to wash off
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My chair squeaks like a mother fucker when I tilt back.
Anyone know what type of lube/grease/w.e. would be best to use?
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>>2133585
>Maybe redo the hosing with a 3/8 or bigger hose to distribute the water and then switch to 1/4 locally within the zone?

Will the bigger tubing help maintain pressure better? This is probably some basic shit that I don't get conceptually.

I thought a wider pipe would increase flow, not necessarily pressure ( sort of like flow is amps and pressure is voltage ) which is fucked because my understanding is electricity is like a hose, which I'm now comparing back to a hose and I've clearly missed something.

For the pump, maybe I can find a solenoid that will fire when water pressure is over 20 psi. That way when hose is off, pump is off. When hose is on, pump is on?
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Can i lay ply wood over my hardwood floors in order to make a flat smoothe surface for peel and stick planks? My hardwood floor is warped from water damage and i dont have the money to replace the planks/install new underlayment.
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>ctrl+f
>/sqt/
>0 results
baka OP.
Anyway, I need to know if those (apparently exposed) terminals on aircon unit are the power supply, or something else (I dunno, refrigerant)? Or is the power supplied by that covered reddish lead?
tl;dr there's a little kid running about here and sticking his hands into shit and I need to assess the safety.
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>>2134229
Complete view of the unit.
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>>2134088
find out what is causing the squeak. As long as it's not the seat material, just use WD40 or 3 in 1 oil. Just a squirt, just on the problem area. Fuck off any tard who says WD40 doesn't lube, it lubes fine.
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>>2134229

No, the reddish looping cord is the armored conduit where the power is running. No one would ever expose live lugs like that. The grey box even has a Square D logo for the power junction, brainlet
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>>2134239
>No, the reddish looping cord is the armored conduit where the power is running. No one would ever expose live lugs like that.
Thanks. I thought (and hoped) so, but the entire installation looks shoddy as fuck so I'd rather ask. For all I know it looks a lot like the battery terminals in my shitbox.
>The grey box even has a Square D logo for the power junction
I have no idea what Square D means but FUCK YOU THERE'S A LITERAL WASP NEST IN THERE
>brainlet
Fair enough, rather be called that than be sorry. FWIW I'm not from Murrica and don't know how things are set up here, and this is the first place I'm in that has an outdoors ac unit like this.
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>>2133918
Brass, not copper.
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Once again I typed out my issue, took photos, and ms painted them into a collage. And once again, at the last minute before I post, I tried a different search in google and it gave me an answer to my exact issue as the first result. Thank you guys for keeping these threads up. Typing the issue out always slows me down and clears my head enough to find the answer on my own. Or google datamines the comment box. Either way, you guys are the best. Today you helped me find the treysit sirometer that I had been trying to find for years but had a memory block on the name.

Please add SQTDDTOT to one of the fields in the OP. Thanks.
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>>2134236
Jesus christ you dumb faggot retarded asshole

NO

Wd40 etc is a penetrating oil, not a long term lubrication solution
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>>2134088

>>2134236
This. Or whatever spray lube you want like white lithium, or silicone or some clean motor oil applied with a tiny paintbrush or eyedropper. A liquid thats thicker at room temp will stop the squeak longer. I use an eye dropper of 15w-40 to keep my door hindges from squeaking.
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A.C. always has snow on it after running for a couple hours, what's that mean?
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I have double wall socket. Plugged in on one socket is a power strip with a couple of DC adapters and a fridge. Can I plug either a microwave/toaster, cooker, or an iron on the other socket?
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>>2134101
>Will the bigger tubing help maintain pressure better?
Yes, because the more flow you try to force through a high resistance (narrow) tube, the more pressure you lose in the process. When the flow is 0, you have maximum pressure in any kind of pipe, but the more flow you try to pull, the more pressure you lose, so the large diameter should definitely help.
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>>2134519
Impossible to know without inspecting your wiring, you don't know if some fuckwit has done it wrong. Fridges aren't high loads anyway, so you'd almost certainly be fine if it's up to code, although you'd really want an oven on its own breaker.
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What's the best way to remove peeling interior paint from a rough plaster wall? No idea what kinda plaster it is but it's rough, grainy, and hard so probably something concrete based.

I'd like to just remove the paint without fucking up the plaster and then paint it again.
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>>2134575
Thanks. It's in a high-rise apartment building so there's a good chance it's wired properly. I couldn't wait for a reply and did it anyway but unplugged the fridge first. I may leave it on next time.
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>>2134229
Refrigerant lines with service ports. The smaller line is the liquid side, the larger side is suction. The liquid line probably has a schrader valve on it and the suction line has a larger port to connect a manifold for adding/removing refrigerant.
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How do I jack up a car the towman parked on fucking dirt? It fell onto of my first jack and wedged it, so I had to go buy a chinesium jack to get the original jack out. Every time that one tips I try to reset its position with no luck
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>>2134905
should specify, its not just on top of dirt. Its at a very small incline
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I have a thermostat wiring of G,Y,W, and RC, with an additional wire going to RC to RH. I decided not to risk compatibility and get a transformer for C wire, and replace my thermostat with google nest. Do I just go ahead and put the RC wire into the R one, and the transformer into the C / RC as instructed?
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>>2132436
what about something that looks like a nunchuck. two stiff handles and a flexible section. As long as you are pushing or pulling the handles, it'll work, but if you pass out, it should fall off.
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Does (or can) a GFCI version of this exist?
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>>2134905
Is there enough room to put a board under the jack? You need to distribute the pressure.
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>>2135408
no
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>>2134915
What kind of system is it?
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Is it safe to try to jump start a car if the battery dropped to 0.7v? Google seems divided on "it's safe" vs "you'll fuck your alternator/blow up from hydrogen fumes/etc".
I'm obviously replacing the battery either way, just want to know if I'm going to need to ask someone else to drive me to the auto parts store.
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Can i daisy chain two fridge compressors to make a -100C or so cold freezer?

Putting a heat exchanger between the evaporator of one of the compressor and the condenser of the other one.
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>>2135441
>I'm going to need to ask someone else to drive me to the auto parts store.
This is probably a prudent move.
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>>2135441
Charging up from such a low voltage will
Definitely produce hydrogen gas, it's also most likely pretty old. I wouldn't risk it.
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do you think it's unnecessarily hard to find valid technical information online? Try searching a subject area and you get rehashed blog content and it's usually inaccurate
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>>2135488
>>2135496
Alright, I'll do that. I don't know exactly how old the battery is, but the car is a 2011 model year and the battery in it appears to be an old brand from Advance Auto (looks like they still sell the same battery, but under the "DieHard" brand instead of "Autocraft").
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>>2135496
Is this for real? I've jumped very low batteries numerous times. Let it sit, connected to the good vehicle for 10 min until it finally cranks slowly then starts
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>>2135424
its always something easy you cant think of in the morning. thank you anon
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>>2130702
I’m a fan of piling them up on the edge of the patio and tripping over them every day for the rest of your life
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Is it possible to build a bathtub to fit into this shower? I'm a plebeian renting an apartment that only has a shower like this, with a tile lip. I was wondering if I could build a wooden basin inside the shower so I could soak in it.

To me, the design seems obvious: a large wooden box cut to dimension, sealed against water, etc. Caulk the corners for extra assurance. Put in a drain in it, and maybe put feet on it so when it drains it wont' stand in water. I don't see why this couldn't be done. Aside from the tub itself taking ages to fill because its a shower head. Wood would have to be fairly thick, maybe inch-thick walls or more. Thoughts? This tub could also in theory be built in my backyard and fitted with a heater, as a thought.
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>>2135709
Sure. But it's going to take fucking forever to fill, and it's not going to be very comfy given that lack of space.

Better off just getting an oil drum if you want a soak, you're not going to be able to lay down anyway.
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>>2135713
>an oil drum
What, and just crouch in it? Or cut it in half and put feet on it that way? The tubs in Japan I used were taller and narrower, a lot more square and deep than rectangular and shallow like ours are.
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>>2135716
I'm surprised you spent time in Japan and didn't hear about oil drum baths. Those tubs are just shit they invented to make up for cramped dogshit apartments, anyone with money owns a real tub because they can afford a decent bathroom.
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>>2135721
I'm just googling this and I had not ever heard of these. That's not a bad idea. Could just put it outside, fill it with water and heat it. I live in the city so probably not ideal to run a wood fire underneath it, but I could just stick an immersion heater in it or something like that, too. Another idea, though much worse, is to install a pump in the bottom. That way it's like one of those portable clothes washers where you stick the outlet pipes into your bathtub or sink or something.
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>>2134422
It lubes fine you tard. Got a squeak on your garden gate? Spritz of WD40. It's lubed it, don't have to bother about it for years. Bicycle derailleur a bit stiff? Yeah that's right dumb fuck, you get WD40 and forget it's even a problem. Just because it stands for "water displacement" doesn't mean that's all it does. Jesus Christ, the chair isn't being driven through the mud and requiring several thousand mile intervals before servicing. Fucking hell man, a little WD would probably keep it quiet for years. You know what happens when half a decade later the squeak comes back? You get that little can of WD and tickle the spray knob so it gets oiled again.

t. Person who actually maintains industrial machines and isn't a pedantic onions boy
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>>2135709
Perhaps look into installing one of these walk-in style bath tubs? They're made for elderly people that can't safely get in and out of a tub but it sounds kind of like what you'd want.
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Hey /diy/

>TLDR I want to do some tiling and general handyman work, best resources?

My mum wants to sell her place and it's a dump

She rang me to ask if I'd move to her city to help her fix the house to sell it

I want to retile the whole house, remove the bathtub and replace it with a shower (Drain and faucets won't move so not even a plumber needed)

Some other general things like faulty power points.


I've done a few months as a tradie (Aussie slang for diy shit) installing aircons and some basic work in an electrical course. So I have some experience on the tools.

She wants to sell and buy a campervan to drive around OZ before she dies desu ;_;

thanks mates
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>>2135910
>remove the bathtub and replace it with a shower
What kind of upside-down nonsense is this?
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>>2135914
The faucets and drain are all on one side, I could rip the tub out. It's a very small bathroom, not a lot of room. She's elderly and has slipped in the tub before. a flat shower would be better at least until she sold it.

It's an old stone house built for cyclones, the thing is basically cemented in with some small concrete walls around outside of the tub, so I'd not only make more room because of the tub but without those walls which are about 5 inches (13 cm) on two sides.

I would probably need a drill and hammer just to get at the tub desu.
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>>2135910
If it's a dump then sell it for its land value.
A shit house won't add much value to the sale price, even if it has new tiles

It will probably get demo d and rebuilt anyway
Bathrooms are expensive to do and you won't get your money back.

Especially if you live in a state that requires qualified waterproofing
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>>2129998
Well, I tried making the tea from raw leaves and the tea tasted like fresh cut lawn. But the smell was really tea-ish! I am gonna try to dry some leaves
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>>2135920
Yeah thanks man,

But the house is from the 60's, along with the interior ect.

Maybe painting the tiles that look depressing over is better than replacing them?

It's a duplex so it's not going to get demoed, the city has a housing shortage atm too so it's likely to sell in a month if that.

I'm open to anything that'll make it not look depressing
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>>2135944
Paint will look trash and will probably hurt resale.

If the tiles are bad enough to end up in one of those carpeted bathroom threads the look into waterproof wall cladding. You can glue the panels right over the tiles. Then it's someone else's problem
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>>2135955
Yeah thanks mate, it's hard trying to look after her after Dad passed away, he was a qualified plumber and renovated houses for resale but he passed away before I was old enough to learn this stuff.
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>>2134603
>a good chance it's wired properly
But it's electric in Britain, so it's likely going to fail in unpredictable and frustrating ways ways anyway. Thanks, Lucas.
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>>2133894
You throw it in the junk drawer next to the sink. Is this bait?
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>>2134431
Listen to this guy. silicone spray is a good idea. If you can get lithium grease into the squaeky part, that's even better because grease will stick where you need it.
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>>2134519
If you look at your appliance sticker, you can figure out what your max load should be, if everything was running at once. I assume you're in Europe, so I'm not sure if you use circuits with breakers or wire fuses or what, but check your circuit breaker rating or fuse rating against your max amp/watt load and see if you're setting yourself up to keep popping that circuit or not.
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>>2135706
My people!
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>>2135910
You sound like you want to do a lot of work. Are you going to get your money back or better on it? If not, fuck it. Focus on cheap and easy stuff, like rip out shitty carpeting and clean up the floor under it. If the floor is fucked, put new, cheap carpet in. Wash the walls, mark all cracks. Gouge them out and fill them in with setting joint compound. Sand, prime and paint. A fresh coat of paint makes anything look servicable. Fix things that the inspector wouldn't let pass. Dont' bother with updating the kitchen or bath. That's based on your taste and that's wasted money because you're not buying it. When it looks and smells neat and tidy, sell it.
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>>2135944
do not paint tile, do not paint brick. Clean it as best you can and let the new owner update it.
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>>2135973
If you really want to retile, the fast way is to demo that shit down to the studs, put up new cement board. The big box stores sell tile adhesive that looks like a giant double sided sticker. You start with a clean wall, and stick the adhesive up, then you get those 1x1' tile mats and stick that to the adhesive, only peeling off as much of the plastic as you need for each square at a time. Once you have that all up, grout it. Look at a you tube video for that and make sure you wipe off the haze before it dries.
It's relatively fast and easy.
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Any home inspectors here? Don't have a trades background but I have an opportunity to learn from a really well-respected local guy and one day take over his business. I've shadowed him a few times out on inspections and it seems like a pretty based job. He's a no-nonsense guy and doesn't beat around the bush with me, but I wanted to get the lowdown from faggots here to see what I'm getting myself into. In southeast USA.
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Is it possible to double a DC voltage without IC-s? I have a small solar panel and i want to use it. It only supplies like 4-6V and it would be nice if i could get at least 10-12V.
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>>2136094
Look up buck converters. There are some that can step up a voltage, and you can dial them in to the right level. They do count as ICs but they come prebuilt and are really simple.
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>>2136110
*boost converter
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>>2136110
>>2136122
Thanks
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>>2136041
You need a license

It requires a course

Any retard can do it, only you are competitive against other equally retarded people
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>>2129729
>>2129734
>>2129792
lanyard, lanyard knot
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>>2130502
pipe strap
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>>2132912
Bump, anyone?
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>>2136041
the USA has shiet tier standards when it comes to electrical code. have don electrical inspections in western europe from 18yo to my 23yo then moved to america and lived there for a bit and wanted to do the same job, but the low standards made me skeptical about the reported number of house fires there. glad to be livin in europe again
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>>2131758
put the 2x4 across the top, zip tie the baskets to each other, and to the 2x4
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>>2136094
< double the voltage without IC's
> doable, a multivibrator and a walton-cockcroft multiplier
< actually pulling any usable current with that configuration
> hahahahahaha, get an IC or some pre-made board from chinkistan
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>>2134422
>Wd40 etc is a penetrating oil
no its not
its a water displacer, it only lubricates until it dries
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>>2129729
i know im like a week late, but fuck those idiots that suggested anything but the Figure of Eight knot.
if you want to impress people, the scouting frienship knot looks especially cool for these applications. as you can see, even coloured people can tie this knot so you should be able to do to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B82YK6Yjdjc
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I've got a bathroom light fixture with incorporated exhaust fan that's juuust starting to buzz every 4th or 5th time I turn it on. Should I try to figure out if I can lubricate it? Or is that just a waste of time and I ought to buy the replacement, so I'm only going up the ladder once. Simply: is there any benefit to re-lubricating an electric fan motor or are the bearings already shot?
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>>2136173
Leave it to the knotlet to be rude and then go a single step beyond tying an overhand knot in a a grocery bag.
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why do people buy impacts with 1/2 etc drives, when you can buy a hex like pic related and use the chuck for an adaptor for any size instead?
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>>2136142
Planning on taking the exam along with a few other certs to not be a complete dingus. Guy I'm working with won't hand over his business to a complete retard, just a regular retard (me) so he's getting me to train on as much as possible
>>2136162
idk how old you are but from what I've gathered the electrical code has come a long way in recent years. it used to be almost non-existent but now it's easily the most extensive of any code to learn
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>>2136278
Because hex is far easier to round off, especially in an impact gun?
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>>2136278
Does that little driver have enough power to remove truck lug nuts and FWD axle nuts etc? Because the 1/2" impacts do
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I've installed a new flush valve and intake for my toilet.
I stupidly bought a top flush so everything works fine but I'm forced to use the front flush handle mechanisms from the last unit.
Only problem is no matter how much I try to finesse the trip lever on the handle I'm always left with some dribble or if I do it bad enough a flood of water.
After nearly half an hour of toying I've come to the conclusion that the handle itself is too heavy and its weight is slightly lifting the flush.
Is there anyway I might be able to sort this out.
I figure going to the shop and getting the appropriate plastic(current is metal) flush lever will leave it light enough to not cause a problem. But the hardware store closed down in my area and without a car it's abit of a hassle.
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What rails would fit in this filing cabinet?
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>>2136294
Never mind. I think I'm just gonna drill a hole throw the tip of the trip and tie something through it to weight it down.
That way I'll be certain it'll never loosen up
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I have a 2 smoke Yamaha golf cart and it's only going like 1mph now.
Changed the carb, was a bit dusty
Changed fuel and air filter
New battery and plugs
Has gas and oil

It runs, engine sounds normal but it just crawls forward.
It used to do this and could hold choke for 5s and it would take off. That trick no longer works.
Any ideas? Sand further into engine?
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redid my garage wiring last week, but I didn't have any of those 4 wire stack staples. I know for finished walls this would be necessary, but is stapling everything to the stud like this good enough for an unfinished garage?
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how do I clean the inside of a double glazed window
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>>2136325
>but is stapling everything to the stud like this good enough for an unfinished garage?
Yes. NM-B needs to be secured within 8" of the junction box.
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>>2136319
I figured out the fuel pump was bad. Just running on the starter
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>>2136325
In so cal every home inspector will ding you for not having exposed cables in the garage. Throw up drywall or get ready for lowball offers when you sell
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Is it cool to use a plug-aerator on my lawn this time of year? Never been done on my yard and the clay soil needs it bad; I don't want to wait til fall. I'm in Tennessee
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>>2136319
If the engine seems to be running normally then the problem is somewhere in how the power gets from the engine to the wheels. Investigate there and see what's happening. Maybe a stuck brake? Broken gears on whatever takes power from the engine and sends it to the wheels? Worn or broken bearings on the wheels?
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How do hydraulic systems take so much pressure? Even the fairly low pressure of a car engine will often blow the gasket out of the head, so how the heck does a 5000psi hydraulic system not instantly blow every O-ring out
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>>2135984
No problem Lucas.
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>>2136636
size, mostly

PSI is pounds per square inch. Reduce the square inches, reduce the effective pressure. That and just really strong thick well-engineered parts.

O-rings in properly designed grooves are pretty amazing in how they work and how much pressure they can take.
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>>2136418
>so cal
Low ball offers? You're lucky to get one at all. The exodus continues from the latest communist utopia.
>WARNING: This post can expose you to Reality, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
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>>2136647
>O-rings
>pretty amazing in how they work and how much pressure they can take
Agreed. When functioning within their envelope. Outside that, not so much.
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what's the best superglue for my broken mug handle? I don't want it to fall apart mid coffee sip. must be dishwasher safe
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>>2137221
https://www.amazon.com/Kintsugi-Repair-Kit-Japanese-Kintsukuroi/dp/B00H7IOU7W
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>>2137221
You can make casein glue and make it water proof various ways. It is good because you can make a paste. Dry in a low heat.
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Has anyone ever upgraded the antenna on their phone before? The connector wires are extremely obvious so I'm mostly just wondering if theres any downside to putting a big ass antenna that I can make fit onto the connectors. I want the absolute best possible cell service and this seems like a cheap and easy way to dramatically increase my coverage. Am I missing something?
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Why would you use a ratchet with 1/4 drive when stubby 3/8s exist
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>>2137221
My dad fixed a mug handle with shoe goo. I thought that was the dumbest thing I've ever seen, but that was maybe 4 years ago and that mug is still going strong. He doesn't use a dishwasher though.
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>>2137479
because 1/4 sockets have thinner walls and can get places 3/8 cant
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>>2136647
>Reduce the square inches, reduce the effective pressure
pressure remains the same you tard, the amount of force changes. and gb2reddit
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I got my younger cousin a model rocket for his birthday and now he's complaining that it doesn't work. I took a look at it and it looks like the starter is busted.

It's one of those Estes rockets where you connect the wires to the starter or something and push a button to liftoff. Is there any way to work around the starter so I don't have to go to hobby lobby and spend $20 on a new one?
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>>2137682
I haven't bought one in 30 years, but they usually have a push button and a hole you put a safety pin in, (simple connect the circuit with a metal bit). Open it up and check the wires. Maybe one snapped off of the battery plate. Solder that fixed. If it all looks good, use a multimeter to check the push button. Just do a continuity test. test it from either side of the switch. If that works, do a continuity test on the wires, to check for breaks. If that all works, try new batteries. Maybe your cousin is dumb.
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>>2129729
What do you guys use to remove tv panels? I got some shitty suction cups off of Amazon but now I'm thinking they're too small for a 55 inch. They also came previously used because Amazon is a scam.
I can get some better ones off of shopjimmy but I was also thinking, what about those shower handles? Anyone tried those and had good results?
Anyway I hate TCL, but you get what you pay for.
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>>2137713
Oh, they used to have shitty incandescent bulbs in them too. If that's burnt out, it probably breaks the circuit. Check that.
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>>2129729
Anyone know of a tried and true beginner set for messing around with LEDs? I know a lot of them are probably adequate, but I'm lookin for the good stuff
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>>2137682
It's just a switch in a plastic case. Jerk the wires out of the box, toss the box in the trash, strip the wire ends, and tell him to touch the wire ends to the battery terminals.
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>>2133774
Your kitchen sink is literally made out of stainless steel. You can rub your hands in that instead of buying this. Also any dish soap and a good rub would work better than that.
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>>2137933
But you can't take your kitchen sink out fishing or camping.
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>>2137992
Not with that attitude.
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>>2137896
This is the correct answer, elegantly stated.
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>>2129729
Where do you get 1" 5pt sockets?
Bought a 13/16" 5pt socket for my water shutoff, but it's too small.
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>>2134229
Reassess having kids
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If I want to make a pic related what kind of tubing would I need? I was thinking of using 3/4 conduit but I can't find specs for how much weight it can support. Also, for the sheet metal would I be better off using something like 20 gauge galvanized or .050 aluminum?
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>>2136418
>It'll be exposed
>every home inspector will ding you for not having exposed cables in the garage
>So cal
Pottery
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>>2138079
rude
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>>2138077
get one of these instead?
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Would you buy an FLIR phone like Ulefone Armor 11T 5G?
My concerns are-
shitty battery life
shitty software support
obsolesce with prefoliation of viruses
shit processing speed
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>>2138087
Obviously it depends on thickness, but realistically the tubing is there for show, the whole thing is held together with those tiny-ass bolts as the weakpoints. Probably any tubing of any wall thickness that looks vaguely similar in size would support your fat ass.
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>>2138087
Before you do, make sure you can do the electronics... It's quite hard to program HID devices.
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>>2132326
That's a bad joint, should be at least somewhat shiny.

If you melted the plastic into the joint then you need to remove what you have there and try again. Clean surfaces is one of the most important things for soldering. You need to remove things before soldering. You don't want any crap melted into you joint, you want only clean metal so that the flux in the solder can remove the last bit of oxidation giving you a great joint. If the wires are enameled you have to remove that first in addition to the insulating sleeves.
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>>2134088
A lithium grease or similar. Same stuff you would use on a car door. Use WD-40 if you don't mind redoing it every month.
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I have a die grinder that's something like this. How do I know if my air compressor is up to the task? I can feel air coming from the connector when I run it but not when it's idling. The amount of air depletes my tanks way quicker than any other tool I have. It has 2 tanks and they're the size of those medium fire extinguishers.
Mostly trying to figure out if the connection is faulty or my compressor is too small.
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>>2130246
underrated post
have a (You) friend of exquisite taste
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>>2132570
literally nothing with that chip
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>>2134519
if you live in a modern home (build post regulations) if you overload the line you'll trip the breaker
if not, you can go from the full range of "be fine" to "burn your place to the ground"
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>>2131072
Look at any of the 8-Bit Guy’s restorations on YouTube. He has switched exclusively to the submerged retrobrite method and details his process well.

From what I see, just get a nice tub, fill with water, add Peroxide, set in sun and monitor progress throughout the day.
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>>2135408
>ground fault circuit interruptor
>with no ground lug

Impossible
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>>2136278
Assuming you’re talking about something like pic related where the 1/4” hex and 1/4” or 3/8” square drive are the exact same tools aside from one part, there’s a few reasons… the adapters lose power, this always happens with impact tools using adapters and joints and extensions, they soften the impulses. Also the adapter adds like an inch or more in length, not good for tight spots. And when you’re using a more powerful tool like the 2000in-lb+ impact drivers, those adapters get chewed up and break pretty fast.

For a weekender though, the 3/8” square impact wrenches aren’t really worth the money. Having a 1/4” hex driver with the adapters is more versatile, but it won’t replace a larger 1/2” square impact because one of them is designed for small screws and the other is designed for larger nuts and bolts, it’s like asking “why do you need a big 1/2” drive ratchet or breaker bar when you have a screwdriver?”

>>2130246
Pls b trannies
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>>2137570
E6000 glue is awesome
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>>2138295
>concerns
those are all valid concerns
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If not carpenter ants, mix borax with powdered sugar and leave it in a dry area. (1:4 I think, ask google) They will swarm it then they will all disappear and die. Then you should seal the crack with the best fit sealant.
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I got a cheap air pump and tried replacing the 18650 batteries when they stopped holding a charge but the thin metal strips connecting everything was glued onto the batteries and tore when I tried taking them off. I taped the remainder onto new batteries but they get hot now and dies quickly. What do I use to redo the connections?
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i need transfer punches for light duty (aluminum). are the $20 amazon chink transfer punches likely to be ANY better than the $10 harbor freight ones?
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Reposting from /ohm/…

Fucking chink jumper brick, I have a feeling they did a shit job designing the charging board for this thing, so I have an S3 board on the way tomorrow.

So it already has the wires in there, if I wanted to charge it with a power supply and send 12.6V/1A across the #1 cell - and #3 cell +, it will end up unbalanced? Or if the cells are in good condition, it should end up close?

And the other question, so like theoretically if black to yellow is 3.70V for cell #1, yellow to white is 3.70V for #2, and white to red is 3.70V for #3, can I hook the power supply up to black and yellow (#1) and give it 4.20V while the other two are at 3.70, and then go on to #2 and then #3? Or is that going to cause problems charging one at a time while they’re in series?
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>>2138675
spot weld

>>2138467
>where the 1/4” hex and 1/4” or 3/8” square drive are the exact same tools aside from one part
For the M12s they're not. The 3/8 and 1/2 are the same tool except for the anvil, the 1/4 hex and square are the same tool except for the anvil/collet.

>>2138463
2 prong GFCIs exist. All it does is detect if the amount of current flowing through the hot wire is similar to that flowing thru the neutral wire. Current shouldnt be flowing the ground wire regardless, thats not the purpose of the ground wire.

>>2135408
you add a GFCI to either the circuit breaker, or use something like this

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WJS8ZS3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1

>>2138295
why buy something that will be gaurenteed to become obsolete in a few years when you can just buy a FLIR dongle
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>>2138840
ask in /rcg all they do is talk about lipos
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garage door is popping off the frame or something. How do I fix this?
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If I find a good stone that's somewhat cylindrical, how can I make it more cylindrical to use as a rolling pin or a pestle?
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>>2138840
https://vruzend.com/tech-center/how-to-charge-vruzend-battery-without-a-bms/

I believe the answer here is yes you can charge it across all at once. Greater risk of starting a nasty lipo fire. You can check the cells charge periodically I guess. I'd definitely do outside on something that can burn. lipo fires can't really be put out.

you could also manually charge each cell as you suggested.
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>>2138417
bump
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>>2139022
post pic of rail
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>>2139027
Assuming you don't have access to a lathe, mess around with a 100-400 grit diamond knife sharpening plate until it looks rounder than before.
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>>2138417
how long between activation when in constant use
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>>2130246
lmao
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>>2139030
>you could also manually charge each cell
That was my main question. Like if I were to charge #2 up to 4.20V while #1 and #3 were both 3.70V, would that be safe?

I would make sure they’re all even by the time I put it to use. I had it on - of #1 and + of #3 for awhile with 500mA going in just to be safe and they were going up pretty evenly.

Anyway the 3S boards should be here today.
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I need a set of vernier calipers and I don't want them to be chinesium, they need to be accurate to .1mm, I se some Mitutoyo Calipers on ebay for like $30-40, whereas they';re normally loser to $100. Surely these must be fakes right?

I also wonder if I can just go to home depot or something and get a set and it'll be fine enough.
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>>2139249
Thanks will later
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>>2139263
I think so. I think the problem is overcharging a cell until it ruptures.
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>>2139264
I don’t know if the home depot ones will be much better than the chink ones, but at least you can return them if they suck.

The $30 Mitutoyo ones are def knockoffs, there’s lots of Youtube vids about those.

I ran into the same problem, it doesn’t seem like there’s anything between $15 chink calipers and $100 Starrett. Most of the ~$30 sets look to be the same as the $15 HF calipers. Maybe Empire sells some decent mid priced ones?

I ended up with the ones in the orange case for like $35 on Amazon because the HF ones had such shitty machining that they struggled to open much beyond 2”. The Amazon one shows fractions and it seems to be built pretty well. Not sure if the battery would last installed for months and months like the $100 versions though.
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>>2139269
Yeah or if one cell is dying fast, after some use ending up with a cell at 1.1V while the others are still like 3.6V.

I don’t think there’s any low voltage protection on the power brick anyway, unless it’s done by electronics in the clamp. I believe they’re relying on the user recharging the thing before it gets to 2 bars on the charge indicator.
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Is it possible to attach an antenna to a raspberry pi through the gpio pins? I haven't actually used this much but I know the onboard wifi isn't going to be nearly as effective as I want it to be.
Is there any reason you can't just connect an external antenna to pins 14/15 and use that as the signal?
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>>2139348
No. This.
https://hackaday.com/2016/03/18/hacking-the-raspberry-pi-wifi-antenna-for-more-db/
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>>2139264
I bought a pair of iGaging calipers, they're digital tho. They've worked so far, although i've been meaning to order a Mituato calibration block to test them. Price wise they're a middle ground between the two. With that said i'm not the biggest fan of their combination squares. The blades are constantly catching on the heads. And I have all three blades and five heads so its not like one just slipped through QC.

>>2139348
what the fuck is attaching an antenna to a GPIO pin going to do? You dont understand what a GPIO pin is do you?
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My mobile home isn't insulated too well so I've been replacing the 30 year old stuff with some with higher r-value. Where I live it's been around 95° and my central air runs almost non stop barely maintaining the temp (which I keep higher than most would). I bought this ac window unit and I'm wondering if it would be better suited in my living room, closer to the central air thermostat (where it gages the temp) or farther away like in a bedroom. I'm just trying to keep the central air from running almost non stop during the day and help it to maintain the temp. I keep it on 80° usually because any lower and it will rise to 80+ and never cool down low enough (if I set it to 75 for ex, It'll get up to 80 but not shut off or go any lower )
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>>2133774
it works for garlic and onions at least, somehow the metal reacts with the oils, BUT if you have a metal sink you can just rub your fingers against that, works the same
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>>2139362
>>2139364
>>2139348
Lol, here you go: https://www.rtl-sdr.com/transmitting-fm-am-ssb-sstv-and-fsq-with-just-a-raspberry-pi/

"To transmit with the Raspberry Pi all you need to do is plug in a wire antenna to Pin 12 (GPIO 18) on the GPIO port and run the PiTx software "
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Any reason to not dump my dirty dishes in ant mounds if in a covered area? In a day or two, the ants have cleaned the dishes better than a dishwasher could and ants are easy to hose off or hit with compressed air. Seems like everybody wins.
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>>2129729
So i have like 4 very old planes that all have this design of cutting iron wedge and then a second thing made of sheet metal that makes no sense to me
Searching online returns no results

My question is what is it used for? is it a botched attempt at fixing a bad wedge? does it have some useful applications? (every time i use those planes the chips just jam on this mysteryous piece of metal)
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I want to start painting kitchen cabinets. What kind of spray gun is the best compromise for ease of painting / best finish? I'd like to avoid having to buy an air compressor
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>>2139502
Ants won't scrub away baked on shit.
And if you're going to hose them off to remove ants/dirt why not just use dish soap and a sponge instead?
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>>2134137
You *could* but you'd probably want to screw it down A LOT; not just on the corners or edges, but every couple of feet. Think like a grid. If you only do the corners, it's likely to bow up in the middle, conversely if you only do a few screws in the middle, the edges will likely curl up. It's probably going to be expensive with lumber cost rn. You might look into luwan instead.
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>>2139502
Wash your dishes before they pile up like that and before the food becomes glued on. Problem solved
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>>2139488
that anon was talking about wifi you retard
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>>2139251
Activation of the air compressor? Within 5 seconds of holding down the trigger.
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For drills and electric screw drivers with a ratchet mechanism, how is the ratchet engaged once a screw is tightened?
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>>2139263
Let’s see if it catches fire…

I’m going to use another one of those 3S boards on these LED lights I think. They’re work lights for like the bed of a pickup and I had them connected to a shitty old tiny 12V lead acid battery from my scooter and a 12V/3A power supply from an old cable box. With 3 or 6 18650s, I can make lithium version.

I need to figure out if there’s a low voltage cutoff on these boards, there has fo be. Also figure out a good way to get power into this board, the original wall charger was 15V/1A, but after reading the Amazon page for these boards, people seem to be putting 12V or less into the input side, so I’m a little confused because I would think a BMS would take something like 13V-15V and step it down to CC/CV charging @ 4.2V for each cell and 12.6V overall.
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>>2139749
I’m thinking the P+ and P-, I could solder in an old 12V cig lighter plug and recharge the thing that way. If the car isn’t running, it will be the perfect voltage. But I need to get these calls charged and see what the BMS does, I’m curious what happens with a pack at 12.6V and 14V coming in, if the BMS protects it and cuts off power or simply tries to balance the cells,
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I have this old 30 amp electric cooktop that I'm replacing with gas. The new cooktop needs a 15A 120v receptacle. I want to be lazy and not run new wire or tap into other circuits.

Can I just take the old wiring and rejigger it (and move it to a 15A breaker on the other end) to hook up to a 15A/120v receptacle? I mean, is this a bad idea or not.

pic related is the current wiring on my cooktop, if that matters
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I've made a few RC airplanes and helicopters and have done a bit of customization, but US aviation law confuses the shit out of me, and I want to make a custom VTOL that can seat at least 4, and get the proper pilot license to fly it. What do I do, aside from just give-up entirely?
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>>2139823
Jump to rcg. Lots of experts there on this
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>>2139887
>Can I just take the old wiring and rejigger it (and move it to a 15A breaker on the other end) to hook up to a 15A/120v receptacle?
You could use the old wire but replace the plug, the breaker and move your 2nd live to neutral in the fuse box. Just make sure you label everything as 120v so that future owners won't see the high guage wires and think "oh, this is 220v."

>I mean, is this a bad idea or not.
If you have to ask this question, you shouldn't be playing in your fuse box.
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>>2139502
youtube it, I'm curious how effective it would be.
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>>2139342
>after some use ending up with a cell at 1.1V while the others are still like 3.6V.

Is there any real danger here, other than poor performance?

For example would the charger overcharge the other cells trying to get the bad one up?

>low voltage protection on the power brick anyway

I don't know about your specific one, but most people run their brick down till it stops. I would be surprised if there was no low voltage cutoff. Wouldn't that create a situation where people would use the battery and destroy it after a few uses?
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>>2139505
Why not remove this sheet metal piece and see how well it works?
I would guess it's there to provide better grip for the wedge, without it the wedge would only be secured by those small wooden lips on both sides and wood on wood on a small surface area like this would quickly compress and the wedge would loosen.
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>>2139505
1-chip breaker, needs to be adjusted
2-better grip for wedge
justmake sure wedge can move independent of the steel piece and adjust accordingly
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>>2139887
done something similar, will work and be safe if done to spec
just replace breaker with one appropriate
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Somehow one of the lines of my cat6 internet cable has broken so instead of 1-8 connections I am missing connection no 6. Am I fucked or can I still use this cable for something?
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>>2140033
I think there’s a risk of charging, if the super dead cell doesn’t want to take a charge, the good cells might get overcharged and damaged.

And if the one cell is low during use, I think you’re going to damage it faster and faster.

I was looking at the instructions for the pack, and they say not to jump anything unless you 3+ out of 5 lights lit (>60%), so there’s obviously no cutoff in the clamp. The back of the pack claims it puts out 350A, which I’m sure it’s all marketing chink bullshit, but I started an SUV that requires a 900CCA battery with it yesterday so it has some balls, which means the chinks probably can’t put much circuitry between the cells and clamps or it would all have to be super beefy and cost a ton.

>>2139920
I’ll get around to it. I want to get the pack charged to ~4.0v+ per cell and see what the BMS starts doing, then I’ll put 15V into it and see how much it’s putting out when the cells are full.
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Is this thing any good? I just want it for grinding, sanding and polishing.
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>>2140087
it might still work partially but if it does you're probably getting single link half speed out of it. pin 6 is one of the main data lines in regular spec (<500mbit), so it really might not work at all.

get gud and reterminate the cable
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>>2139915
>custom VTOL that can seat at least 4
Who are the other 3 people willing to volunteer for assisted suicide?
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>>2140218
They wobble a lot, but you're not gonna get anything better for that kind of money.
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What's a good 4lb deadblow hammer? is the harbor freight one fine?
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How can I use a motion sensor to automatically spray water when motion is detected?
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>>2140305
PIR sensor sends signal to solenoid valve or water pump via monostable multivibrator 555 circuit. This allows the water to spray for a predetermined period of time by stting the RC network on the 555, Or a hundred other ways you could do it
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i cleaned up a patina'ed piece of bronce using flour, salt and vinegar.
Patina came of and the bronce is now copper colored.

How do i make it shiny yellow again?
i tried polishing paste, but some spots dont seem to go back and ive rubbed for an hour by now
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>>2138463
you dont know what you are talking about
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What's the best way to fix a bitter end of a bootlace that has lost its cap?
Dip in epoxy/crazy glue?
Some kind of crimped something?
Just buy a new one?
I'm hoping for some non-obvious junk drawer trick, but expect it's "buy a new one" and shove the old pair of otherwise good laces in that junk drawer.
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>>2140087
Six is the worst possible one to get fucked, as 12+36 are the 10/100base-T pairs.
The problem is often the RJ45 connectors and not a break mid-cable. So try recrimping them.
Failing that, a Fluke can determine how far along the split is. I doubtyou have a Fluke. But if you look really sad outside your local central office with the cable I'm hand and offer to buy donuts, they may take pity on you as a weirdo fanboy and run it in their gear.
Alternatively, since you know it's six, swap the green pair for the blue pair or brown pair and recrimp both ends to at least get your 100baseT capability.
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>>2140232
Nobody specific, but a 2-seater just doesn't seem like enough. I'd at least like the space of a small sedan.
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>>2129965
You have to dry the leaves first but yes
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just accidently inhaled a fuckton of chlorine gas ask me anything
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I want to polish a copper kitchen pot, and protect it against tarnishing and heat so that it keeps its polished look. It will be exposed to fire from a gas stove.

I know how to polish, but:

What substance do I need to protect it: some kind of heat resistant metal lacquer? (a thing that could be important here is toxicity: this item might come into contact with food or drinks, but i will only be polishing the outer side)
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>>2140443
Burn the tip with a lighter to prevent it from fraying any more. Then maybe dip it in glue or wrap it in a bit of tape if you want.
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I bought this 3/4'' masonry bit from bosch but it says not to use it with hammer function, what is the point of these things?
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>>2140443
Wrap with dental floss is what I learned in boy scouts. Seal with lighter if nylon. Why not try some heat shrink?
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>>2140690
>>2140587
>>2140443
https://youtu.be/5EgP-KACdAQ

This is how I learned. I’m gonna go try the heat shrink just to see how well it works.
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so, I ordered a new poorfag desk. Frame is supposed to be a good, solid steel design, but the top is some MDF garbage, like most furniture these days. I thought about getting some lumber, and just making a proper, solid desk top. But then I figured I would need to seal the fuck out of it anyway. So why not just seal the fuck out of the MDF, and call it good.

Can I just pour a batch of self leveling epoxy onto MDF? or will that cause board to warp and swell? Should I just do a bunch of layers of some spray on clear coat? What if I seal it a few layers of clear coat before I use some self leveling epoxy?
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>>2129729
how to make my car battery last longer ?
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>>2140692
this is the most autistic thing i've seen in a while
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>>2140710
Get a trickle charger, or one of the smaller like 2A-8A charger/maintainers. Lead acid batteries like to stay fully charged, if you only drive once or twice a week or you take lots of small trips, the battery doesn’t always have time to recharge to 100%. When you let the battery sit halfway charged or less all the time, it won’t last nearly as long. Sticking one of those 4A charger/maintainers on it over the weekend when you’re not driving will help get another year or two from the battery.

I got pic related for $25 from HF and it has been working ok for me for a few years.
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Bird nest in the exhaust vent of my furnace, right at the 45 or 90 turning it out of my house.

What’s the best way to get rid of this? If I pull it out with a book I think pieces will fall down into the pvc and I’ll have to cut it to blow everything out?
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>>2140765
Hook* not book.
Pls no bully the phone poster
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>>2132798
Cost
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>>2140600
use it anyway. It'll just wear out faster than normal, but if you can get your hole drilled then fuck it. Bits are consumables.
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>>2140692
do all of them. Whip it with floss, dip it in cyanoacrylate and then heat shrink it.
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>>2140564
why aren't you at the doctors office?>>2140330
>>2140330
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>>2140330
bronze is not brass.

>>2140281
yes. It's a fucking mallet full of sand.

>>2139502
Why not split the difference and pressure wash your plates on the ground in your yard?

>>2140905
I'm a dumbass. Sorry.
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>>2140765
just do your best with the hook and maybe drop a shop vac hose down there to pull out whatever didn't come out with the bulk of the nest?
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>>2139887
you dont need a new breaker, just a new outlet. the breaker is there to protect the wiring in your wall.
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anyone use a FOSS CAD program for serious work? i'm tired of running unigraphics and solidworks in a VM.
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>>2140905
why are you quoting me
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>>2140911
Thanks, was thinking of doing this and running the exhaust (cold) out to push anything loose up towards the vac, but i doubt the exhaust pressure would lift anything up a slope. I'll probably use a hose attachment to fit the exhaust PVC snugly and get more negative pressure out

I'm reading up on my furnace to see if the alternative vent on the opposite side can be opened to push out debris then cement the cap back on

Nothing online is warning me that a single bit of mulch or twig will make it's way into the furnace and blow my house up, but that's my obvious concern
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>>2140993
It's a chimney. If some twigs or dried grass fall all the way down, they'll just burn up. Put a cap or mesh or something on the chimney to prevent it happening again.
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>>2140964
user error. Sorry.
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>>2141004

sorry it's not a chimney, it's a PVC vent out the side of my furnace, running out the side of my house about 5 feet away. In the 5 feet there are various 45s and 90s that slope upward and out
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>>2141026
is it an air inlet or something? There should still be some kind of filter at the furnace that would allow you to clean out any errant bullshit. And again ,put some hardware cloth over the opening to keep out birds.
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>>2141034
it's the exhaust for a lennox G61MP

looking at it again, I can probably just pull this rubber piece off with the three hose clamps and hook up my air compressor to the inside and blow out into the vac hooked up outside the house

thankfully it's not the inlet else the air would be flowing in through bird shit and what not
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I have this generator here that won't start with the ignition key, but does start when I pull the cord.
The starter solenoid works. What can it be?
Is there another solenoid or something?
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How do I build a lightweight 4' x 4' grass (or clover or moss) patch that I can put on my balcony?
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>>2140737
How is learning how to seal up the end of a rope autistic? Seems like basic diy knowledge.
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>>2140701
Why bother sealing it to begin with? will it be outside?
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>>2141441
who the fuck makes a 10 minute tutorial about how to fix a fucking $0.25 shoelace just get a new one

fucking turbopoorfags lmao
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>>2141445
I just get a lot of mileage out of my office desk. The real oak veneer on my current desk has been wearing through and splintering around the edges where I rest my wrists. It's pretty shit. I would much rather spend a few bucks, and a couple days, to prevent wear and tear by just sealing the everloving fuck out of it. I figure I should be able to double or even triple the life span for just the cost of a can of sealer
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>>2141540
I know what is happening in this video but I don't want to think about it
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>>2141542
what is it?
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>>2141450
We're leaving more for you to consoom. If it bothers you, go spend some money and it'll calm you back down.
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>>2141674
modern warfare
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>>2141674
phones and tablets on tables. its so the chinks can leave fake reviews for their shitty products.
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Just moved into newbuild home. Didnt pay for landscaping cause they wanted a fucking fortune. Can I just plant grass seed and suitable fertiliser on this? Or will I need topsoil and proper landscaping. It’s quite sandy cause of the contrustion works but only on the top
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I have about 500 sq ft of yard that is filled with small round rocks - rocks are up to 3 inches into the ground. Is there any tool besides a rake that would allow me to separate the rocks from the dirt so I can move the rocks somewhere else? I would like to convert this area into grass. Old homeowners didn't keep up with the area so it's riddled with weeds.

Hoping there is some machine out there I can rent instead of bending over for 20 hours separating this shit.
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>>2141674
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My moms coming home

How can I fix this?

No but seriously, worth the DIY or should I just buy a new 300$ fender AND have it painted?
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I have a 12v 2pin DC computer fan, AND i have a old router 12v power adapter.
Can i just cut the cables from both and solder them together and it would work or is there i need to have in consideration?
The router adapter does 12v3A, the fan draws 0.5A.

>Why
I am making my own laptop cooling pad for a Thinkpad T61 with stuff i have lying around and i could reuse.
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>>2142169
yes, should be fine. I use those router 12vs to power shit all the time, like my fans.
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>>2142106
why keep the dirt, just get rid of all of it. buy new dirt, or get some free somewhere
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>>2141450
>who the fuck makes a 10 minute tutorial about how to fix a fucking $0.25 shoelace just get a new one

Some people like to DIY. Maybe you are on the wrong board.
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>>2142125
just replace the panel. A through and through hole that bad is going to take a fuck ton of bondo and sanding. And even them the headlight might not go back in straight if rim isn't rebuilt right.
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>>2139476
I would put the unit in the room you want to be the most comfortable in. I put one in my bedroom so I can turn that bitch down to 62 an hour before I'm ready for bed and sleep like a baby.
Are you doing the insulation in sections? Are you leaving walls open ? 80 seems very high for the central air to run all the time. Even for a trailer. You might want to get a thermometer and compare your thermostat reading. Also, get on the roof. If its not all fancy with shingles, you might apply some reflective roof coating if you have no trees to help keep you cool. I grew up in an old shitty singlewide in the late 80s. Everything is paper thin.
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>>2142208
I mean, I already have the dirt and I would like to keep the rocks for another location in my yard. Not to mention that it would potentially just add more labor (I don't have an excavator or tractor).
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>>2135500
Looking up any appliance diagnosis is like that.



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