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Questions that don't deserve their own thread: propane edition.

I'm trying to disconnect the connector on the bottom of the image. It's too tight to do it by hand, so I'm guessing I need to lube it up and use a special kind of wrench (mine won't grip).
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>>2466410
More like stupid OP that can't read the catalogue edition. This board, wow. Add that to, use a wrench that fits, dude, two of them actually.
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>>2466410
>It's too tight to do it by hand,

Did you try using your feet? Lots more strength.
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Just use 2 pairs of vise grips.
It's not rocket science...
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How do I spread open metal like this? I used some lock ring pliers but they didn't open far enough to make any difference.

I'm trying to make the opening just a little bit wider, like a few mm.
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>>2466788
Pry bar. Or stick a pipe in there and start yanking it from side to side.
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>>2466410
A Crescent style adjustable wrench or an open end wrench that fits the nut, and a medium pair of locking pliers for the valve.
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which stupid thread do I post my stupid question in now???
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>>2466773
,,,unless you do it wrong.
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Does anyone know about VESC? Will it work with any 3 phase DC motor with a Hall sensor or is there something autistic that I'm missing?
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What's a good way to get rid of smoke smell in a bedroom?
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wasn't sure whether to ask here or /wwg/, or even /fit/
anyone tried making their own gymnastics rings? I thought of just cutting circles out of plywood, gluing them together, and then using a roundover bit or even just a rasp to give them a round profile. however I'm worried about the internal plies of the plywood separating.
the cheap chinese ones I saw on amazon were made the same way I just described and some reviews complained that the rings delaminate eventually.

>inb4 those shitty pvc ones
I want actual rings not ballsack shaped melted plastic monstrosities
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>>2467258
>What's a good way to get rid of smoke smell in a bedroom?
Don't smoke in the bedroom.
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> got pic related concrete chess set as a present
> numbering and letters are off
What would be the best way to fix?
I was thinking on filling letters and numbers with somekind of a material, but I have no idea what material would go with concrete the best.
Does DIY have any suggestion for me?
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>>2467373
Cover it all through like a frame with some suitable material. Any filling will be visible. So you will have to coat it anyway.
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Any good books on raising chickens? I know a fair amount but I like to have a good backup resource with additional information that I can use without internet if needed.
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>>2466410
Does anyone know of a design for folded sheetmetal to where you could make a tube but is very resistant to bending? May be an oragami question
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>>2467311
So while plywood is laminated wood it is in no way as strong as the style in your picture. They construct them out of that not because it is cheap chinese bullshit but because when you cut selected wood into thin strips then glue it, you are avoiding knots and potential dire imperfections. Those were probably spun out on a lathe from a brick of glued layers
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I need to replace glass top for a table but custom orders are expensive. What's stopping me from pouring a slab of epoxy with the same dimensions? Is there a reason people don't make clear, pure resin tables?
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>>2467535
For sheet metal, usually you would use a piece of spiral round to do that, but it's something that requires special tools for. You could also stitch weld a thicker piece of sheet metal, but a roller would make the job easier. What size are you looking at and how long? If it's really small, you could buy some electrical conduit and feed things thru the tube with string.
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Where the fuck do I find a non-skip set of double joint flex wrenches for sale? I have no idea where Cornwell runs through my city (Dallas) and I don't much care to put all my infor into their site just so I can drive 30 minutes out to their truck and pay 500 bucks for the exact same set of made in real china wrenches.

My GoogleFu is alright, found Mobarel, Koba, and Bovidix all manufacturing essentially what I want, but I can't find them for sale anywhere.
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>>2467373
>was thinking on filling letters and numbers with somekind of a material, but I have no idea what material would go with concrete the best.
concrete
you can buy it in pints of ready-to-use, already wet form for like $7
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>>2467653
because they look like ugly plastic shit
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>>2467311
pocket83 on youtube has https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRgcY6ffoKc
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>>2467720
answered here >>2467801
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How do I remove condensate from a negative pressure system cheaply and effectively?
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>>2467808
>>2467801
>Links me to an Amazon search of normal flex wrenches
Reread my post and look at the attached image.
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>>2467871
Went and found a link myself
>https://www.vigor-equipment.com/en/double-joint-ratcheting-combination-wrench-set-1767?c=2883
But for 550 euros I might as well just get on a Cornwell truck
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>>2467874
Uh oh progress
https://www.amazon.de/V6752-12-Ratchet-Mechanism-Practical/dp/B07X7Z973M/ref=mp_s_a_1_8?crid=6BRRUBKC9SHE&keywords=vigor+schl%C3%BCsselsatz&qid=1663389091&sprefix=vigor+wrench+set%2Caps%2C196&sr=8-8
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>>2467802
acrylic can work in modern cases
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Someome parked a car in my street, then skipped town. It has a foreign plate and mold on the steering wheel and pretty much everywhere inside. Question is, is there any diy (in W Europe) to get a car towed without committing a felony?
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>>2467891
Yes. Rock through window, dishwashing gloves and put it in neutral, then a rope through the front of the frame and tow it somewhere you don't care about.
>But that's illegal
Only if you get caught. Wear a yellow vest and no one will give a fuck. If you're REALLY scared then invest in a spinning orange roof light and put that on one of the cars while you drive.

No one would give you shit for kilometers
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>>2467653
Because the cost of the epoxy will exceed the coat of custom glass
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How do I remove the background on photos like pic related? What is that called?
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>>2468108
God damn it, forgot pic 卐
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Can the NiChrome wires people typically use in foam cutters get hot enough to cut the kinds of foam they use in couch cushions?
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>>2468108
Chroma key usually would be what to search for. It's a bit trickier with transparent objects like those windows though.
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>>2468114
That's exactly what they use a lot of the time. Foam is foam. Car guys use them for car seats too - use the wire to cut the bulk shape, then sand to exact shape. I've seen people use electric kitchen knives, too, because of the fumes from using a wire. Wire can be a lot slower, too.
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>>2467653
The issue with pouring an acrylic slab is - you need a perfectly flat mold to pour it, like a marble slab, then you need to thickness it, so you'd need a planer that doesn't cut fast enough and heat up and melt it, then you need to polish it to be clear. That's if you can mix it well enough so you don't get ripples and cloudiness.
It's pretty much guaranteed a poured table top is going to look like ass.
And, if you're in the US, you can just order acrylic cut to size or pre-cut sizes from TAP Plastic.
I've never found glass to be that expensive, and I would bet the cost of supplies and tools to pour an acrylic top with acceptable results would be significantly more expensive than just buying a sheet of glass, a glass cutter, and some sandpaper to smooth the edge.
But I know this is /DIY, the home of the overcomplicated, expensive solutions for simple projects.
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>>2468130
Chroma key, or green screen, is what you use to film things without a background. He's talking about removing the background on a picture that's already taken.
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>>2468108
Google "Photoshop" and "background removal". It's generally called "masking". (Pro tip - don't go to /GD for more info. They're useless cunts.)
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I have 2.5ft ø oil stain on my concrete paver driveway I can't get rid of, I've tried kitty litter, microbes, and even a diesel driven/heated pressure washer but while the staining is gone the oil itself is still there making the spot dark still. I've always wanted to seal my driveway anyway, would I be able to spray sealant over the oil spot without issue? it would give the whole thing a dark wet look which should hide the stain in addition to looking better than the normal dry sun faded look.
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In drip irrigation, does my maximum line length start at the beginning of any tubing I put down, or do I only need to start counting from the distance where I actually start dripping? I need like 30 feet of dry tubing from my timer to where I actually want to start watering. I'm guessing it's from where the drip actually starts, but I'm very new at this.
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>>2466410
Does anyone know how I can get a better color match for paint for my car from those cans that get custom blended at the auto parts store? Last time I got one it was a decent match but a bit too dark.
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Drywalling my garage, I'm planning on putting pegboard over an 8ft wide section of the garage. Do I even need to drywall these sections, or can I just throw the pegboard down over insulation?
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Hey bros. Bought my first house, finally. Closed on Wednesday! I've been doing some wire management work. I want no visible wires at my living room entertainment center, so I ran an HDMI cable and tapped off the electrical outlet at the bottom, up and behind a mount.
I ran into a small issue where my electrical outlet landed. Theres a weird cross beam in the way preventing a standard size pvc box from fitting. Currently im using a mounting bracket. I know this is not exactly up to code, but whatever.
Should I wrap the contacts on the outlet in electrical tape and call it a day, or run back to the hardware store and grab a shallower box?
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I recently bought an Ashley Warnerton Power Reclining Sofa and Loveseat Set from a police auction. All the power recline features work and it's a great couch set. This is listed on the Ashley website for $4800 and I got it for $1400 with barely any signs of use. A moving broker was stealing people's stuff, police busted the ring, and couldn't locate the original owners. That's how it ended up at the police auction.

Does anyone know what the buttons in pic related do? I can't find any info online about them. Ashley doesn't have a manual on their website. The couch doesn't have any Bluetooth to connect to. Long/short/combo pressing the buttons does nothing.
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thoughts on a cheap welding helmet? pic related is on sale and priced reasonably. I'm gonna learn arc welding for hobby purposes.
obviously fixed shade is pretty bulletproof but auto darkening are more convenient. however I'm worried about the auto-darkening function not working or fucking up somehow and damaging my vision. is this a realistic concern? are there signs I should look out for that the lens is about to fail?
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>>2468389
Looks like an alexa
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>>2468395
Interesting. I wonder how to activate it. I've never had any interest in owning one of those smart speakers. Now Jeff Bezos is listening to my conversations. Fuck.
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>>2468396
Idk how to use them either. Make sure its got power and say alexa and see if it lights up.
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>>2468399
I pressed different buttons while saying "Alexa" over and over. Then I felt like a retard for talking to the couch, so I stopped.
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>>2468402
Lol thats why I don't have an alexa. I refuse to use talk to text or any voice commands because I just feel like an ass hole
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Should I get this on sale, or cough up the dough for US General?
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Renovating bathroom, replacing toilet.
I want to pivot the new one 90 degrees from where the original one was, is that possible without rotating the shit pipe?
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>>2468426
I wasnt impressed with its build quality side by side with the US General, bought a US General. But the prices were lower 6 months ago, both were on sale.
I also feel like the Husky and the Craftsman boxes are probably slightly better than the Yukon too.
But looking, the prices have gone way up and the Husky and Craftsman cost like $75 more.

Dont think its a horrible box, but personally would just wait.
I wouldnt pay full price for the US General either FWIW
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>>2468659
Yes, the shit doesn't know which way the toilet is facing.
It's best if the wall behind the bowl is ~12 inches from the center of the drain.
More than 12 inches leaves a wide gap behind the tank.
Less than that and the tank won't fit on the bowl.
(offset flanges are available for small corrections.
Sometimes the water supply line is a problem
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>>2468426
The US General boxes are going to be built to a higher standard. They will hold more tools, have more drawers, and the drawer setup is better. Same if you do a Husky or Craftsman or Milwaukee, assuming you want a real tool box that you can put the top on.

If you want more of a work top, I don’t think there’s really a US General comparision. The USG 44” bottom is meant to have the top section on it. Milwaukee sells some sweet work benches though. And if you just want a work surface, you can build your own with some shelves and then get a real tool chest off on the side.

That Yukon will probably last a few years as long as you don’t load the drawers up with much and don’t roll it anywhere once it’s loaded. But if you’re trying to put a ton of wrenches in there and open the drawers daily, it’s going to fall apart quick.
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>>2467258
open all windows and air it out. Also maybe move out of moms house so you can smoke pot in your own living room.
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>>2468743
also, forgot to add, Ozium spray. My buddy used to use it to get the smoke smell out of his minivan.
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Is this fucked or am I going to need to replace the whole window? Softball sized hole in outer pane of glass. Inside is fine.
It's not in a terribly visible location and I don't care about the insulation value.
Can I cut another piece of glass and glue it on top without being too noticeable?
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>>2468394
>I'm worried about the auto-darkening function not working or fucking up somehow and damaging my vision
even if it fails to auto darken (and that'squite a big IF nowadays, shits prettyx consistent), the screen is UV-proof as is, it willjust be bright as hell, but no UV damage to your eyeballs

suace is uncle bumblefuck himself
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMyeVXuElkQ
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>>2467258
treating every surface with steam (steam cleaners can be rented in hardwarestores etc) could be worth a shot and worked for us in the kitchen (grease smell though, not nicotine), but ymmv
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Moving into a house that has some sort of vinyl plank flooring in the kitchen and dining. Not sure how it was installed or if there's any sort of underlayment or anything like that. When you walk across it, especially when it's hot outside, it makes these loud cracking noises with almost every step. Does anyone know what exactly might be causing that and how to correct it without ripping the flooring up? I had thought about putting a bunch of 2" brad nails in a small area to test that out, but I wasn't sure if they would hold or if they'd start to pull out over time. That's if they even helped quiet the noise in the first place.
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>>2468169
didn't mention but the glass is inlayed in wood and the trim only allows 1/8 inch for it to be flush, plexi and acrylic that thin aren't strong and tempered is best that thin supposedly
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>>2468776
could be from the wood being dry, that can cause them to creak when they press against eachother, would've helped if they installed shims for support
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>>2468703
>>2468741
Thank you for the advice. This is why I love this board.
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Disclaimer: never done woodworking before. Zero knowledge. I have wanted to get into furniture making for a while and today I'm going to Bunnings to get tools. For my first project I'm thinking something simple like a shoe rack. (Eventually) I want to build a sofa and stuff like that. What are some essential tools that I need? Keep in mind that I have NOTHING (except a hammer lol). So far from googling I've come up with:

- workbench
- hacksaw
- square
- pocket hole jig
- files & chisels
- drill kit (drill + bits)*
- circular saw*
- clamps
- woodglue

*Are power tools necessary at first? Or are they just for convenience?
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>>2468385
That is a low voltage box. You can't put 120v in it. You need to go back and get a blue or metal box, put it above or below the beam, shallow boxes are too shitty to work in
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>>2468798
Learn by hand because power tools "make scrap faster". The greatest woodworks in history were done manually and speed can be quite respectable. I also recommend a hacksaw (cheap and simple is fine, it's a hacksaw) with a box of blades. You can slice through all sorts of material quickly given a sharp blade.
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>>2468778
Doesn't change the fact that pouring a slab is more expensive, time consuming, and impossible to make look as good as a plane of glass. Just buy tempered glass. It's not THAT expensive that it's worth any of this. Go buy a junk table with a unbroken glass top and have it cut by a glass shop to the size you need.
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>>2468808
Thanks, I think I will go "au naturel" to start with. If I get really into I might consider sinking some cash on a proper tool kit. Is there really a viable alternative to a power drill though?
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>>2468798
Okay. You admit you know nothing, so stop making lists on your own.
Here's a better one:
https://www.woodmagazine.com/tool-reviews/hand-planes/a-woodworkers-basic-tool-kit
You don't need everything, but if you can afford it all, that will cover most of your needs, getting started. Your lack of hand saws in your list was the big red flag. Hand saws are your #1 tool, because cutting and shaping wood is most of what you'll be doing.

Start with small projects. A shoe rack is fine. I would suggest watching videos like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEhHrINwk8w
Make a couple of small boxes with dovetails. It will teach you how to measure, lay out a design, and then cut and shape accurately. (And boxes are practical, because they have a tone of use when done - like storing your tools.) It's a huge challenge for beginners, and why it's a common beginner project in classes. There's also a million videos on it.
Couches? You're a couple years from that. Learn the basics. Don't rush it. Learn wood, joints, finishing - it's a process and you need to learn all of it. Your first big project after simple, small ones, should be making a quality workbench, instead of buying one.
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>>2468839
A hand drill works just as well as a power drill.
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>>2468869
>>2468871
Excellent, thanks
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>>2468808
A hacksaw is good fro rough cuts, but a basic bitch 16-20" hand saw is going to be needed for accuracy. Recommending just a hacksaw for woodworking is...problematic. It says to me you don't really know woodworking. And have never cut a straight, accurate cut in wood.
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>>2468874
I was recommending a hack saw because unless you're a hunter-gatherer in the rain forest you WILL have metal solid and tube stock and pipe and hardware to cut and your wood saw won't do that very well.

Real DIY that gets work done is not confined to wood rituals. OP will need some general purpose tools and equipment too.
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>>2468906
He's asking about tools to build furniture, not survive. Or cut metal.
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>>2466410
Since nobody mentioned it yet:
Gas lines screw the other way 'round.
Loosening them is clockwise, tightening is counter-clockwise.
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>>2468804
I know its not the right box. I just installed it temporarily until I could figure out if a low profile box would be best or of electrical tape over the contacts will cut it. Patching drywall isn't my expertise and im trying to see if there are work around other than moving the hole.
The house hasn't burnt down yet, so...
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alright /DIY/, amateur DIYfag posting here for the first time

because i am too poor to afford a 911 GT3 RS, i'm trying to recreate the fabric door pulls in my own car
pic related - i need to fasten the little holes on the red straps to the metal cylindrical bit circled in red while still maintaining enough strength for constant pulling
how would i go about doing this
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>>2466410
Looking to get an economical solution for a backup sump pump in case of power outages.
Would it be logical to get a car battery and inverter and call it a day?
I recognize the kits add the redundancy of a second pump in case of a sump pump failure, but I'm cheap and just replaced the pump.
>Power goes out
>Go downstairs
>Unplug sump pump
>Plug it into 1,000 watt inverter
>Save $500
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>>2468394
I picked up a great, used 3M Speedglas for less than that on ebay b/c sellers there are retarded.
Had some exhaust logo and they listed it as that make helmet.
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>>2467373
Get little round circles of brass (or a sheet of brass and punch your own), then use a alphanumeric die to stamp

You might be able to find premade letter/number keys, like from an old typewritter
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>>2468761
make it into a giant antfarm
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>>2469240
Battery alone won't run long enough. How much is your home and property worth that "cheap" seems a good idea?

You can and I do run power tools off an inverter connected to one of my trucks. EFI permits indefinite idle operation but backups should have backups so I also have a generator and a manual well pump (Bosworth make some great marine pumps hand and foot operated, foot of course preferable.)
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>>2469245
You can buy metal "chits" used for tool control with or without numbers.
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>>2469303
Ehh, it's on the unfinished side and I'm a hermit so I'd know pretty soon.
I have gone down and found the sump pump had failed and there was a foot of water in the basement - no damage
I have a generator, but was adding a backup/halfass measure by getting a big 100Ah battery and trying that as a first resort so I didn't have to run an extension cord to the basement.
If they sell battery backup sump pumps, it must last long enough to be marketable.
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>>2468226
>oil stain on my concrete paver driveway
Why do you care?
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>>2468426
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHY-08vLEkM
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>>2468761
>It's not in a terribly visible location and I don't care about the insulation value.
You should

>Can I cut another piece of glass and glue it on top without being too noticeable?
Why are you half assing this? Get a replacement panel.
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>>2466410
Where do I find a mini excavator for under 20 grand that I can do actual work with? Fuck they're expensive...
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>>2469349
because my h-o-gay does
>of course its the hoa
plus like I said I wanted to anyway, I just want to know if i should waste my time or if it won't work
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>>2469369
20K is a pretty workable budget to find a used machine in good operable condition. Try looking at auctions around the southeast USA
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can i run a rotary vane pump in reverse as a low volume low pressure compressor?
looking for something between 15 and 50 psi down the regulator
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I've been repainting the entire inside of my house and for the cutting in I've been using these cheap brushes I got off Amazon. I'm able to work with them okay, but they just don't feel satisfying to use. What kind of brush can I buy that'll make my dick hard when I use it? I was looking at Purdy brushes, but I have no idea what one to buy. I'm thinking a 2" brush but not sure what type of bristles(?) to look for. Do I want something stiffer or softer, straight or angled, etc?
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I'm want to make under my house a clean storage area, and partition off the gas and water pipes.
At the moment I've just put my stuff on pallets to keep it off the ground.
What is the cheapest and lowest to the ground way to create a floor on bare earth? To partition off the gas and water pipes I think I'll use metal studs and fibre cement sheets.
The best idea I can come up with for a floor is lay down a weed matt on the earth then put a rubber garage floor matt on top.
My floor plan is 95m2 so having a clean storage area would give us more room in the house so we can store more things in there.
The picture is of under the house, it's about 1m at the lowest and 1.5m at the highest
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>>2469408
>for the cutting in
Purdy 2" angled
does straights well - easy to work corners
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Electrical question
I have a 20amp outlet (according to my breaker) that normally powers a 4.1amp device. Apparently it will ONLY power that device, because I have tried to plug in various power strips (15amp) with indicator lights and none of them work. Why would that be? Is there some bad wiring up the line that I need to get a guy in for because it will burn my house down?
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>>2468394
I got this one, but sent it back! Seemed good initially, super clear and pretty picture. Replaced batteries to no benefit. Clarity may have just been relative to current helmet (also cheap amazon).

Is there a use for this 12" gate valve. Seems the huge acme type thread could be used for a vise type project (not sure if I sleep posted this elsewhere)...
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>>2469485
>power strips
Have you tried plugging in some other appliance? Try the kettle or something. What is the 4.1A device?
Power strip sounds English. I think you guys put fuses in your electrical plugs.
If it powers the 4.1A device then it works, try a few other things out
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>>2469486
make a good paperweight

it's funny because those things cost as much as a car when they're new
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>>2469496
At the risk of revealing myself to be a dumbass, it's a grounded line that normally powers a garbage disposal. The setup is very sketchy, seems to be a male outlet taped onto a UL from the wall so I am trying to add a gfci splitter and add a waterproof case around the spooky outlet to keep it from immediately destroying us. I would also add a 6.5amp hot water tap to the splitter which should leave plenty of margin. I'm from burgerland. I have tried
- grounded portable 3 outlet gfci
- regular surge protector strip
- two power blocks for phones
- an extension cable
All devices are confirmed to work, including the dedicated hot water tap. Why the fuck will it only power the garbage disposal? Do you have suggestions? Thank you for any tips esp if they keep me from hurting myself
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>>2469508
>Why the fuck will it only power the garbage disposal?
Because the hot is switched for the garbage disposal. The receptacle is only powered when the switch is on.
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>>2469516
Fuck. That makes sense. I didn't realize this was a thing but that makes complete sense. Thank you.
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>>2469486
>>2469244
well lads I already ordered it, so I hope it works and doesn't blind me.
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>>2468761
it's fucked. but you can do the stupid redneck thing and get a small square of plexiglass and glue it on. only a temporary fix, as you will have to re-glue it every so often. you may as well replace it.
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>>2469467
honestly, you really only have two ways to work this. the first is basically what you're doing already, the second is to get equipment to dig lower under the house, and then enclose the house to the ground for shielding against the weather, you'd have to find a way to prevent water from the rain from reaching inside there though, which could be solved by properly enclosing the new basement you'll have properly and maybe installing a pump.
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>>2469643
Thanks. I think I'll carry on with installing the partitions and mats, digging deep will be too much work.
Water, fortunately isn't an issue. It's kept dry as a bone during all the storms we've had the last few months
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>>2469521
There were some positive reviews, so hope it works for you. Just didn't get dark enough and/or fast enough so then I couldn't see the puddle. Also, the head strap a few different adjustments that with intricate snaps, but weren't very robust, and would stay put.
>>2469504
That thing is heavy af, would at least be a good door stop. Seems they can be rebuilt, saw some neat vids on YT. My take gun was too stubby, but I levees the hell out of that ole ratchet and broke all the nuts free. Sun began setting, so I left. I have a vice that needs the thread and/or block, but think the diameter is too great.
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>>2469516
Does the hot water tap control the garbage disposal power outlet?
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>>2470061
>Does the hot water tap control the garbage disposal power outlet?
No, you fucking idiot.
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>>2470085
>hot is switched for the garbage disposal
What is hot referring to?
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>>2470102
The hot WATER, you fucking jughead
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>>2470106
what interrupts the power supply to the garbage desposal?
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>>2470115
>what interrupts the power supply to the garbage desposal?
The water.
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>>2470118
how is the water, that interrupts the power supply to the garbage disposal sensed?
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Is this worth it?
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>>2470126
>how is the water, that interrupts the power supply to the garbage disposal sensed?
Because, if it's hot enough, it will fuck up the sensors.
HEAT IS LITERALLY SPED UP ELECTRONS.
YOU CAN'T HAVE A BUNCH OF SPED UP ELECTRONS NEXT TO A SENSOR WITHOUT IT GOING OFF.
Is that clear enough for you, shithead?
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>>2470146
Unfortunately not. A temperature sensor? Flow sensor?
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>>2468172

http://remove.bg
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>>2468311

Yes you do. You will be very happy you did, and you'll receive a load less pests and elements
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>>2468402
Dude that's an Alexa in the cup holder, pull it out
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>>2468776

You're going to need to lay new floors to solve it, but you might b me able to pry some up in a corner and see how bad it really is
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>>2468873

I have never used a hand drill, but I wouldn't imagine they would be fun. Be forewarned that shits gonna suck. If you're just learning, get some scrap and learn how to use a drill
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What is ypur best way to cut or measure 50+ft of 3/4+ PEX (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2Ne0xolv4M)

I hate every second of it and it picks up so much debris through static. Is there a better way of measuring coiled tubes?
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>>2470143
Actually fuck it. Since I need both a toolbox and workbench, I'm just going to buy this when it's available in January.
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>>2470186
Friend to help handle it

put it on a pulley up off the ground

Return it and buy pvc.

I would do #3

https://consultmcclain.com/2018/09/26/the-good-and-bad-of-pex-pipe/
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>>2466841
This one clearly is for the more stupid questions. Hope that helped
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I have been thinking of independent sources of energy. Something not reliant on some power company. So, generators.
I've been looking into crank powered generators and see that they only put out enough energy to power a phone.
What if there was something similar, but connected to a treadmill, generating some power. Wouldn't that be efficient?
Tell if it is a good idea or a dumb one and why.
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>>2470491
>connected to a treadmill
Use this setup instead
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Is fiberglass insulation supposed to touch the wooden ceiling boards in a basement room that is underneath a non-heated front porch?
My front porch is enclosed but it is not heated. I want to insulate the ceiling of the room below it which is 16x7 feet with exposed joists right now. I need to know if I should leave an air gap between the insulation and the ceiling above it, or push the insulation snug against the ceiling.
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what kind of fitment is this rod actually called? it's an internally threaded rod but i'm having a hell of a time finding alternatives on google with all the key words. i'm trying to find a stronger replacement since this is a load bearing rod on an electric scooter. this shit has only 1mm thick walls and an unknown grade material on top of being hollow all the way through. people have had this snap underneath them while riding on the road. i'd just straight up put a bolt through it but i don't want to ream out the swing arm so a socket can fit. so i want to find something stainless steel with thicker walls. the replacement i need to find currently is 10mm od x 80mm length. if i have to buy a longer rod that's fine since i can cut it. as long as it's thick and made to be durable for road usage under constant load and bumps.
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>>2470102
>What is hot referring to?
The ungrounded conductor of the electrical system, you numpty.
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>>2470703

Isn't that just a threaded coupling?
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>>2470703
>as long as it's thick and made to be durable for road usage under constant load and bumps.
Could you make an automotive tie rod end work?
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Would a 1.5uf 250v capacitor be a safe replacement for an old capacitor that was rated 1.5uf 200v for a bathroom exhaust fan?
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>>2471103
Yes.
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>>2471107
Thank you.
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Ive discovered that the vinyl plank in my house is laid on particle board, over some sort of old planking from the early 1900s.

I pulled out an old bathtub/shower today with the intention of doing a tile shower in its place; do I need to rip up the particle board and do it over with plywood? Or could I get away with leaving it? There would be a mud pan over top of it
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Hello friends.

Does anyone know of a larger form of these Vise-Grip type C-clamps?
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Bathroom sink is consistently clogged. No draino type solution help.
Underneath, the area that connects the pipe to the wall leaks, and the wall also has a crack going down all the way to the floor and continues along the floor a little bit.
This is probably serious shit, huh. Burst pipe or something? Even if I buy a drain snake or whatever, it's too late and the pipe needs replacing and the wall needs to be removed for it yeah?
I don't know anything about plumbing or demolishing and building, so it might be hella expensive for me huh
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>>2471361
Pull the pipe out and just do pipeless Bluetooth water
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>>2471375
That actually sounds more practical than letting it errode the wall. Just like disconnect it, put a bucket underneath and empty it into the toilet periodically
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>>2471410
if you want a non retarded answer how about you post a picture and label which pipe is leaking.
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>>2471417
It's fine for now, since I'm only just asking. The pipe is behind the ceramic/wall which cracked.
Probably gotta take care of that when I have the money because it's water damage and stuff
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>>2466410
I want to put this bonderized flashing up on my house, should I need to paint the backside even if that side will never see sun or rain?

Will passive humidity in the air cause the backside to rust?
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>>2466410
Im trying to install a water pump in the house of my basedbrother; while I'm used to do lots of DIY on the fly, plumber isn't my best field, so the general status is
>basedbrother bough a cistern instead of a tank
>there is no place to dig it
I remember the pump usually are over the water line, but AFAIK making the hole, does not change anything, or at best add a bit of extra force to the inlet since there will be a water column.
Usually I have used the check valves right after the output of the pump, (to avoid the water hammer effect), but basedboy is fixed there is (s)need for two check valves, one at the inlet and other at the exit, This makes no sense besides to avoid the pump get's empty, but the water level is always to be over the pump level.

And , all the pumps I have connected to plumber are in the same caliber, but this is going from 1 to half inch.
Pic related.jpg intended. So
-What's more reliable, install the pump at the top of the cistern or drill a hole and make the connection there?
Where and how many should the check's be used?
Going from 1' to half in the ouput-plumber connection line, poses a risk for the pump or the plumbering?

Thanks anons.
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>>2466410
Can rigid foam, like Foamular, be used on a ceiling below an unheated room? I see it recommended for floors (under poured concrete) and walls but not ceilings. Any reason I couldn't put it behind some drywall.
Also, can the Foamular be painted?
I could possibly leave it exposed and paint it dark. I don't care about fire codes
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Is there a way to install a hidden camera relatively easy in a kitchen? We're having problems in our bedsit that one of the 5 tenants is stealing food from us and It's pissing us off.
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>>2471020
I don't believe you or the other gentleman have any idea what your talking about
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>>2467891
I'm curious how to get rid of this mold.
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>>2469467
Vapor barrier
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>>2467891
Disassemble the car and take it to a scrap yard
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>>2472320
Believe one side of it has vapor barrier.
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>>2472320
Rigid foam insulation is very commonly used to insulate mobile tiny houses and cargo trailer conversions. It doesn't settle and it adds rigidity to thin, lightweight walls panels.

The most notable downside to rigid foam insulation, much like sprayfoam, is if there's a leak in the roof the water will either be trapped and soak into the plywood sheathing or it'll run down the foam and drip at a different location. Making identifying some leaks difficult without removing the foam. Fiberglass or rockwool insulation allows some air penetration and movement to evaporate leaking water, and water also leaks straight through it so a wet spot will form directly below the leak point.

Rigid foam is incredibly popular for continuous insulation on the exterior of homes, and adding insulated radiant barriers to attic josts, but often costs too much and requires too much labor for interior walls compared to other insulations.

I've never painted it myself but I would advise against it without some testing. Spray paint often has solvents that will melt foam when applied, not sure what sorts of paint will/wont do this as well.
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Done very little DIY before; need to replace the washers on these taps. How do I access the cartridges? There is no screw present or any visible way of removing the tap heads, will I have to remove the whole faucet from underneath the bathtub?
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How do I calculate how many solar panels I need and how powerful they should be, what kind of inverter and what kind of batteries I should buy for an off grid ground mounted solar system, provided that I'm going to use around 150 kWh a month, I want around 5 days of usage without sun and the yearly global horizontal irradiation of the location is around 1100 kWh/m^2?
I've tried using several online calcutalors, but they are either too primitive and ambiguous, with fields such as "how many hours of sun do you get a day?", or they give me some kind of braindead answer, like "you need a 2.8 kW solar system. Wtf is that supposed to mean? Is that the peak output of the inverter, the sum of the solar panels' power ratings, or something different altogether?
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>>2466410
Hello frens, buddy sent me a pic of this, wondering what it is. Thanks in advance.
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>>2466788
Are you worried about the finish? If not, consider a file. Otherwise, find a bolt (or 2) whose length is barely less than the opening. Thread a nut on, stick it in the gap and start unthreading the nut. Maybe buy tool pictured.
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>>2472787
Like a barbed wire fence spreader?
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>>2467258
try ozium, it does a good job getting rid of mouse stink in old cars
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>>2472687
See the line right where the knobs come out? That should be able to unscrew open to take out the cartridge. Use a small one of these belt wrenches if available so you don't fuck the chrome and make sure the water is completely shut off to the house / unit.
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>>2472475
try spraying it with peroxide
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>>2467891
call in and report an abandoned vehicle
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I'm not spending $40 for an OEM block heater cord, but I still want one of those little caps/covers for the generic plug to protect it. I can't find anything that'd fit for sale, so is there some easy DIY solution that wouldn't look ugly? I basically need a flexible/elastic round black cap that fits snugly around a 1.5" wide plug. Any ideas? A plastic pipe fitting maybe?
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>>2472958
Try ruggedized or weather/waterproof nema 5-15 0lug
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>>2467373
Oh wow they couldn't have gotten it more wrong if they tried. Remember, white on the right.
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>>2472960
Thanks but those are pretty expensive where I live and don't solve the issue of prong corrosion, unless you get one with a cap that adds another $10 for some reason. Is what I wanted but too expensive. I found a cap made for aluminum fencing that looks like it'll work though so I'll head to Home Depot and try that out.
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Suggestions for reattaching this zipper to the fabric? It was bonded on in some fashion before.
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is making a fuck machine really hard
i was thinking of mounting a washing machine motor on some kinda frame and stick some kinda disc on it then use couple of rods of linkages that attach somewhere on the disc and put the thrusting motion side through a pipe or something attached to the frame
then just grease it and voila
what am i missing
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>>2473122
>fuck machine
Just use grindr instead
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>>2473125
is that what you did
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I am trying to put a quick disconnect on a removable tank, but most are open and would allow water to flow out of both sides when disconnected. What is the name of the fitting that closes both sides when disconnected but is open when connected called? 1/2" NPT preferred but it can be larger, that's just the size I currently have in the tank.
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>>2473122
No its hard hard, but you can buy a cheap one on amazon for under $100
Youll spend more than 100$ making your own makeshift one that will be too difficult to use.
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>>2473151
whats the hard part i don't need any complex speed stroke adjustment
i guess those guides and couplings are kinda expensive but you can rig your own
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>>2473154
>whats the hard part
The hard part is making a properly balanced linkage that makes the shaft only move in and out.
I have seen a lot of different solutions, but many of the lower end diy machines shake violently or are completely unbalanced.
Thats the exact opposite of what you want when using it.

Building one isnt really that hard if you have the right tools, but seeing how you are asking this question it makes me believe you dont.
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>>2473134
If such a thing doesn't exist I'm just going to feed a tube in from the top of the tank and seal the bottom hole I already have, and put a valve on it to stop water from flowing back out of the pump
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>>2473155
those people are not using a linkage at all
their drive shaft is directly connected to the flywheel
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>>2467258
Tear out the drywall and carpet.
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So the pullchain on my ceiling fan that controls the lights only dims them. The switch turns it completely off. What the fuck is happening, is it bad wiring?
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>>2469041
1.get rivet that fits around cylider and is long
2.cut slot with dremel for cable like picrel
3.rivet together, make tool using lathe that fits over cylinder
4.keep being retarded and ruining your car because you are too poor
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>>2469240
get generator with auto start and changeover switch for power outage scenario
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>>2469386
no, get a cheapo compressor
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Hello I dont know if this is the place to ask this:

How do I get old paint stains out of car seats and car rugs?
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>>2473134
can you use the sort of quick release couplers they put on excavators and the like?
they seem to seal when they are disconnected.
or you could put ball valves before your fittings.
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>>2473347
or check valves
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What's the best way to reseal this bathroom? Every line like this is just fucked. I have no idea what they did in the seventies, but I'd think shit wouldn't just wear out so much over time. Is silicone the wrong tool?
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>>2473235
I would open it up and check it out, that sounds sketchy, like the switch goes to high resistance instead of off. I would worry shit could be getting hot with the dim lights.
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>>2473347
>>2473350
I have tried check valves but they still leak when not under pressure, I considered hydraulic or pneumatic fittings as they have springs to keep them shut but having adaptors on each side defeats the point, I'm just going to use a ball valve and feed a tube into the top of the tank
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>>2473248
i tested it meanwhile
works fine, supplies roughly 25 psi.
a compressor capable of that load would be several hundred dollars, the pump is free
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>>2473111
Stitch it with a sewing machine or use glue like it looks like they did at the factory.
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>>2473444
Use silicon caulk designed for bathtubs pay a little extra for the good stuff.

Make sure you scrape and clean all that old crap out of there first. This wear happens over time.
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>>2473566
Also trying to avoid shit like this
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>>2466410
What's the state of the art in Steam Engines like these days? I want to learn how to build some engines, and there are hints that steam engines have been improved upon in efficiency since the 1800s, but all I can find plans for are simple single stroke shits.
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should I simply bolt my straps on? drill trough plate and connect strap with bolt'n nuts

>>2456332
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>>2473122
Any particular type of glue best suited for this?
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>>2473643
Meant for >>2473571 wew
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>>2468389
>Ashley Warnerton Power Reclining Sofa and Loveseat Set
first of all it's really cute that you capitalized this and wrote out the full name. very boomer of you, especially because you bought a couch set at a police auction.
but that is clearly a perfectly-sized alexa someone dropped into the cupholder. grab some little wires - paperclips? whatever. and snake them through some of the holes on the top of the thing, and pull out. if it won't budge, you might be fighting a vacuum on the other side and you might need to pop it apart a bit and drill a small hole on the bottom of the cupholder to let air in as you pull out.. at that point, might as well just push it out from the bottom tho.
since it's in a cupholder it's probably dead. i doubt it was wired in to power or anything so it could just be battery depleted, but i wouldn't doubt someone put condensating drinks on top at some point and water killed it dead
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>>2473647
>that is clearly a perfectly-sized alexa someone dropped into the cupholder
It all seems to be one piece, although I can't find any info online about Ashley couches coming with Alexa. It seems to be factory. Such an odd feature.
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i downloaded a schematics from interweb but i would like to see the traces
since i'm a kicad noob, here i am asking

how should i make traces show up in the schematics ?
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>>2473612
why not fiberglass the straps into place? I still hate your project but it does add a nice ambiance to /diy/ and I keep checking the thread.
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>>2466410
not sure if this is the right place to ask, but does anyone have guides/hints on how to control a CNC machine with a camera? do you inevitably need to measure the camera position to the toolhead or is there some autistic trick to avoid this?

I have a cnc machine that I use to do electrical measurements over devices, I know a fair bit of image processing, but I'd like to make it so it can segment a part from the background and generate a measurement path.
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>>2468776
Vinyl, laminate is almost never the cause of floor cracking, it's either the plywood or more probably the beam underneath. There is no easy fix for it unfortunately. Your current floor might be layed on hardwood if it's an older place that has been recently renovated, which would be the easiest fix. Just rip it up and lay down plywood and install new floor
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>>2473444
That missing tile will cause more problems than improperly sealed corners. >>2473572
Has sound advice but I would definitely recommend retiling the floor or at least laying down good vinyl floor.
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>>2473566
sorry i couldn't be more help
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>>2473611
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvS8wtnNQz4
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>>2466410
You ever put some poop in your mouth and then go to the dentist?
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>>2466410
So has anybody made homemade shoe polish?
Supposedly it's very easy, with some beeswax +some oil. Some use seed olils, others animal fats like tallow or lard, even bit of codliver oil.
Obviously different oils and such give different results.
Anybody done it before?
Thinking about making dubbin, and some blshoe polish, for my new leather shoes I got.
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>>2473928
seconding this
i need to find some place to get some bear fat to make my own boot grease
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>>2467373
this looks cool, how was it made? In case i I want to make this myself?
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>>2473930
why bear fat? Is this some reference joke I dont get?
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>>2473694
fiberglass cloth and epoxy it? My guess is it would become too brittle
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Any good/cheap set of locks I can buy off amazon or somewhere else in europe?
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>>2473932
mostly so i can say i used it
it's supposed to be some of the best though, but it's most likely fud lore
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>>2473996
most locks are already 'cheap', but they aren't good. euro lock like pic related, snapped in about 7 seconds.
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I want a very resistant and waterproof container for a couple of USB pendrives. Kind of like a time capsule but smaller, and easy to open when needed (so no glue). Is there anything premade I could use?
I was thinking maybe a short metal pipe closed off on one end and with a screwdown cap on the other end, if anything like this exists for plumbing applications.
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I want to build a pneumatic ram from a junk cylinder i already have.
What is the cheapest approach to make a double throw cylinder oscillate without resorting to electronics and a magnetic valve?
i can only spend 50$ on this.
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How to get rid of these? Threw 5 away in the trash last week and got a $100 fine. I have 15 left.
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>>2474190
Really? In an apartment building or what? Shoulda dumped all 20 for the $100

You could try and break them up. Or dump them in the ocean and claim you’re helping the coral reefs.
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I’m looking for a material to make a motorcycle dashboard from. It should be hard enough to resist most scratching but soft enough to resist vibrations and not crack from shocks (bike is mostly for off road).

Stainless would probably be ideal but I don’t have the means to machine it and it will need some iterations. I’ve worked with PMMA before, but I’d need 4mm or thicker and it’s hard to find at an affordable price. So basically I need some a plastic sheet material, ~5mm thick and fully opaque. Anyone have an idea what to look for?
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>>2474059
Tiny pelican case?
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any tv mount recommendations? do you think i can do it by myself or would i need someone to assist hanging
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>>2474059
ammo can
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>>2474194
Steel is pretty easy to work if you get a thin sheet.
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>>2473948
Maybe, but if you're using a woven nylon strap or something similar I bet the epoxy would soak through that and a layer of fiber over it would ensure it stays in place.
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>>2474196
A bit expensive but very nice, I had no idea they existed, thanks

>>2474277
I couldn't find anything small enough
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>>2474193
HOA.
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looking to replace the weather stripping for the rear sliding window on my 06 f150, turns out its discontuned by ford and the few listings you can find for it start at 100 fuckin dollars (not much better than the $85 msrp...). before i drop that much coin on $1.65 of rubber, has anyone seen any generic weather stripping with the same or very similar profile? or know what terminology to google to try to find something similar?
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>>2474304
try something like link related?
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Waterproof-Shockproof-Boxes-Survival-Airtight-Case-Holder-for-Storage-Matches-Small-Tools-EDC-Travel-Sealed-Containers-Outdoor-Red/252612622
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>>2474349
Pick n pull junkyard. Target something cheap like a taillight then also pull the weather strips you need.
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>>2474059
Shark bite end caps on a copper pipe.
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>>2474190
Craigslist or freecycle
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>>2474194
Acetone smoothed ABS
Wood covered in vinyl
Found plastic (e.g bin lid)
Insulation foam board cut off primed and painted
Foam board covered in vinyl

There are so many ways to do this that are easy and cheap.
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>>2474272
Just get a chair make sure the rope is shorter than when you stand under it and be sure to hit a joist when you go through the ceiling.
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What type of floor should I put in the workshop area of my basement? Office chair so no carpet. Going to be 3d printing, working with resin, computer, cutter, t shirt press and painting among other things. Just not sure what kind of actual floor I want in that area.
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>>2474435
I only fuck wit vinyl plank nowadays. Apparently the costco brand is dank for the price. I've used lowe's brand on 3 occasions with gud results. Curious what other anons suggest.
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>>2474190
drop them off at a local protest
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easiest way to screw a stud frame in tight space if you can place it flat on the floor?
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I have an enclosed patio that gets hot as hell during summer, with most of the heat coming through the corrugated steel roof.
Can I just stick this sort of foil insulation to the inside of the roof?
What sort of adhesive would work for that?

The ceiling is already very low, so thicker insulation isn't feasible, and removing the roof to put the foil insulation on "properly" isn't feasible either.
I've already painted the outside of the roof white, which did cut down on the heat a lot, but I'd like to take it down a bit more.
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>>2474505
Yea this would probably shield from some radiant heat and helps a bit if you don’t have space for wool. There’s also rubber foam which is aluminium coated on one side and self adhesive on the other. That should work but using adhesives for hot surfaces is always a bit of a guess, few adhesives work well when they get really hot unless they are resin-based which would mean you can’t really remove them easily
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>>2474425
what's the point of replacing 16 year old weatherstripping with 15 year old weatherstripping? it's going to be just as petrified and shitty which is why I want new stuff.
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Is anyone here familiar with the Amish's thinking?
I'm seeing multiple amish farms being listed for sale. What the hell do they know that I don't?
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>>2474582
They were mostly listed 2 months ago
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2706-Rocky-Hill-Rd-Glasgow-KY-42141/112024816_zpid/
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1603-Big-Bend-Locust-Rd-Hillsboro-KY-41049/236276164_zpid/
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/140-Lohr-Rd-Emlenton-PA-16373/335890830_zpid/
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/28-Siberia-Rd-Stacyville-ME-04777/2061692720_zpid/
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/26734-Grant-Moore-Rd-Quaker-City-OH-43773/328576432_zpid/
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I'm >>2474349 and I just had what I think is a good idea.
I'm pretty good with fusion and 3D printing, so why don't I just make a mold and cast my own strips? I'm thinking using a caulking gun would be the fastest and easiest way to have a high flow and pressure into the mold, and from what I've read silicone is superior to polyurethane especially in UV resistance. here are my questions:
>if I go for high duromoter like 80a, will the thin sections be stiff enough to repel water and wind like going through the car wash or will they just be lifted up?
>how would I stick it to the window frame, regular weatherstripping glue or more silicone? would it even stick?
>is this even worth the hassle or should I just pony up for the proper shit?
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>>2474591
A junk yard or non-OEM part seems like a quicker and cheaper solution
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>>2474593
>junkyard
see >>2474566
>non OEM
doesn't exist, hence me asking if anyone has seen regular weather stripping with a similar section. if there was a cheap ching chong knock off out there, I would have just gone with that. but there isn't.
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>>2474306
The HOA is looking in your trash cans? Or complained about them in the bulk waste?

I tried to avoid HOAs buying this house, but like 2/3 of houses are in HOAs around here. First time, at least this one seems minimal ($200 quarterly which pretty much covers the community pool and that’s all). Worst thing I have seen so far is the approved list of colors you can paint the house, but there doesn’t seem to be too much else. We didn’t even have to do a real application process, it was just turning in the residents’ names and such. Eventually I will probably meet the Karen,
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>>2474591
The rubber profile cross section has a name/number and some secondary manufacturer probably made it. If you can find the right number you can probably buy it (by the foot) as those are often used for many models from the same era.

As for your silicone question, don’t, caulking does not ‘set’ or ‘dry’ the way you expect it to (they form a hard outside near the surfaces but stay really soft inside). There are 2-component moulding silicone mixes available that are pretty uv resistant, set in 30 minutes and may be suitable for your purpose. Would run you like $30-40. I have some shore 40 and 80 moulds lying in front of me, I think 60 to 80 is what you should look for. Glues readily with CA glue
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>>2474598
This?
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>>2474585
Probably don't want to be caught holding this shit when fertilizer becomes illegal next quarter
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>>2474349
is this what you're looking for?

https://parts.lakelandford.com/p/ford__F-150/Cab-Sliding-Glass-Weatherstrip-WEATHERSTRIP---BACK-WINDOW/52725463/6L3Z1542052A.html
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>>2474620
it's just as expensive, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do
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>>2474604
>I tried to avoid HOAs buying this house
I bought a house this year. When looking at homes we saw one in a HOA that we liked. Before making an offer I asked the selling agent to send us the HOA rules. It was 85 pages of absolute bullshit. Grass must take up a certain percentage of the yard, tint films not allowed on windows, vehicles with company logos not allowed, etc. Ended up not making an offer and spent more to buy a home not in an HOA.
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>>2474627
>I bought a house this year.
When you're 50% underwater, don't forget you have to go to /k/ to talk about weapons for your suicide attempt
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>>2474629
People who bought and held in 2007 are up 100% in 2022.
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>>2474629
I've bought two homes within the last two years. My first home cost $647k and I have a 3.25% interest rate. My second home cost $570k and I have a 5.25% interest rate. Despite the price difference, both mortgage payments cost $3500/mo due to the 2% difference. I'm grateful I closed before rates jumped even higher.
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>>2474635
Enjoy paying back a million dollar loan on 2 houses worth 1/4 of that
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>>2474647
>2 houses worth 1/4 of that
Curious how you came to this conclusion
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>>2474656
I 'member 2008
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>>2474604
>The HOA is looking in your trash cans?
No idea. I wouldn't be surprised. The boomer woman that runs it is a tyrant. That or the trash company complained. They have cameras mounted on them now.
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what is the name of the piece that acts as a shaft adapter for electric motors ( to connect different diameter shaft to each other)?
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>>2474771
motor shaft coupling or just "shaft coupling"
pic related
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Can anyone help me identify this motor? I bought it at a yard sale, doesn't have any identifying stickers. Has five wires, 2 big 3 small. Hooked it up to 12v dc and it turned at about 1 rpm so I think I'm doing something wrong. I'm thinking it's a servo but I'm probably wrong.
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>>2468966
I don't know the layout of your house and so I don't know the purpose of that blocking but those horizontal blocks are usually just fire blocking that can be cut and replaced with a fire blocking spray foam in it's place.
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>>2474776
coupling, THANK YOU
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>>2474821
Probably DC motor with encoder. Small wires would Hall effect sensors. Looks like it has a pretty big multi stage reductor so 1rpm could be normal
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>>2467653
I used to work at a glass factory, if it was a common size we used, they wouldn't charge very much. If there's one in your area it could be worth asking. We did oven doors but the shit came in 6'x8' sheets.
For the resin idea, you could make an acrylic frame (apparently it doesn't stick, but check that first lol) to the dimensions you want and just pour to the thickness you want. Polish the McShit out of it and it might be passable, but probably high maintenance
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>>2474927
What do I connect the small wires to? I'm gonna do some searching but anything helps
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What should I cover my joist bay with? I want to stuff it with insulation and then cover it with something like drywall.
Problem is the walls in my basement are concrete and the ceiling joists are resting on the concrete so there is nothing to drill into except the top plate above the joists, nothing below it. At the back of my joist bay is irregular concrete. The concrete wall of the room is not flush with top plate, so if I screw the drywall into the top plate, it will not be flush the concrete wall, leaving a space about a half inch between drywall and wall. How can I close this space up securely with no gaps?
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>>2474938
>How can I close this space up securely with no gaps?
Furr out the wall.
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>>2473717
I think camera calibration is the term you’re looking for. Just put some markers on the bed and use an autocalibration to find camera position relative to bed. Let the camera take a picture of the bed (without the part) and subtract from a picture with part. If needed, transform the picture to compensate for camera angle error. If you place the camera as in your picture you’ll need to factor in height of the part to find position, if you place it a bit off center on any axis you don’t (as you can see at least one bottom edge and two corners).

Anyway once you’ve calibrated and segmented you’ll want to generate G code or whatever your cnc machine speaks. G code is fairly easy to do and learn, you could just draw the ‘ideal’ path first, get g code, then replace coordinates based on your position measurement
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>>2468385
use a paddle bit and chew away at the crosspiece until a blue box will fit.
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>>2474937
Any analog input, they will have a voltage referenced to your 0V (black) wire. The encoding may be anything though, you’ll need a scope or data logger to find out the order
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I have a 16x6.5 ft basement room with concrete walls and floor. A 73 inch wide (83inch diagonal) TV will go on the 6.5 ft wall, leaving 2 inches on either side of the TV. I plan to build up a framed wall behind the TV and maybe on the opposite short wall, but there is no room to make a full framed wall on either side wall of the roorm.
What should I put on the walls? Any way to put drywall on those walls without drilling into concrete walls?
I am thinking of putting curtain rods on the joists running lengthwise on either side of the room and putting up heavy curtains to absorb sound if I can't find a way to put up a wall. Or acoustic foam panels. I don't plan to knock our the wall or get a smaller TV.
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What roller cover nap I should use on this wall? I was thinking either 1/2" or 3/4"
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>>2475125
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What would be the best way to insulate these walls? Im in Chicago so it gets pretty cold.
Im guessing its about 1" of gap between the brick wall and inside of drywall. Why this house uses furring strips instead of 2x4 is beyond me. Must be a 50's thing
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>>2466410
I have a 2 stroke moped cylinder like picrel. I want to fill in the exhaust port, in a way that will hold up in a running engine (yes, i know that a 2 stroke wont run without an exhaust port), and struggling to think of a good way to do this. I'd like it to not wear out too much, I know a 2 stroke piston/rings would be able to hold up if it did but I would get blowby which I dont want.
The only thing I can think of is making some sort of blank that fits inside the cylinder, and pouring some bronze down the exhaust port, the problem would be the bronze "brazing" itself to the blank inside the cylinder. High temp epoxy would be easier but would probably wear quite a lot, Cylinder is cast iron so welding is a no-go, at least for something like this. Don't want to just put a blanking plate on the outside of the port, again due to blowby.
Any ideas? I don't have access to too many fancy tools (lathe, mill, etc), but could probably melt down some soft metal, etc to get this done
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Hello, friends. Don't know if I take this question here or to /fa/, and I dislike doubleposting so I'm starting here.
Do you any of you boys have recommendations for what to use when painting on cotton clothing? Do I prime and oil paint, do I use fabric paints, or do I use acrylic mixed with a fabric medium?
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>>2475208
>in a way that will hold up in a running engine (yes, i know that a 2 stroke wont run without an exhaust port)
lol wat

>Don't want to just put a blanking plate on the outside of the port, again due to blowby.
Why not do this and put a graphite headgasket type material in between? If you have a nice flat strong surface that you can bolt on to, this would seem like the obvious choice?
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>>2466410
please do not do any work involving plumbing for flammable gases if you had to ask to figure this out.
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I sprayed ozium for smoke smell. Should the room still smell like smoke hours after the spray? Will it go away?
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>>2475289
your RA is going to be pissed. Get a smoke buddy.
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>>2467258
Carry on smoking in that room. Move your bed into the bathroom. Your bedroom no longer smells of smoke.
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>>2467891
If you live in a civilised country you can get your city/area to tow it

If you live in an uncivilised place then just take it
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>>2471427
I decided to try drain snake it a bit, to at least take care of the clog. It's kind a beefy, but still a shitty manual auger thing.
How many attempts should I try before I call a pro? I'm at 3 already, though I haven't went all the way balls deep with it yet only a quarter
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Any ideas what I could put in this awkward space by my bed? My room is pretty small so I'd like to use what space I have. The gap by my bed is about a foot across.
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looking to put some light fixtures into a pole barn. I can't run actual power to it (legally) so I was looking at those lights you can link together then I can feed the first one with an extension cord from the house. I already have one light fixture in there I run off the cord but I want to light the whole thing
It's about a 25ftx25ft space
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>>2475353
also my question is does anyone have any recs for lights like that
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>>2475354
Buy the FEIT ones at costco
If they dont have them in stock, you can buy FEIT made ones at Lowes

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Utilitech-4-ft-Light-LED-Strip-Shop-Light/5000858987

Ive been running 8 of them in my garage at this point with several that are 5 or 6 years old at this point.
They are pretty good and cheap enough.

I have some cheaper ones that just arent good.
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>>2474629
This >>2474631
It was a bad year to buy a house and flip, but give it 10 years.

I wasn’t ready to buy this year either, but rents went up like crazy and I wasn’t about to go pay $3500-$4000/mo for a 3 bed/ 2 bath house, I would rather buy the damn thing and pay <$3000 with insurance and all. And with the interest rates shooting up with Bidenflation, you’re going to be paying just as much in mortgage on a house that was $50k less unless you’re buying the place cash.
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>>2474631
>people who bought cheap after the biggest housing bubble burst are now up big
Keen eye anon

>>2475373
>It was a bad year to buy a house and flip, but give it 10 years.
While I dont believe you actually bought a house, anyone who DID buy in this housing market is a fucking retard.
This IS the tip of the bubble which will be crashing down relatively soon.

You wont be like the people who held from 07, youll be like the people who were underwater from 05
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>>2475375
I understand that’s easy to say living rent-free in mom’s basement, but everybody with some experience disagrees with you. Plus paying $4000/mo to rent for a year or two only to buy a cheaper house with a 10%+ interest mortgage would never pay off, unless house prices were literally cut in half, which they won’t around here.

Plus I didn’t buy a house in Chicago where everybody is fleeing. This area blows up more and more every year.
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>>2466410
How strict are electrical inspectors for basic home wiring permits? (yes I want to get a permit )

I have a 1.5 amp budget bathroom fan and want to run it off a 15 amp 14 gauge circuit that goes to the single outlet in the bathroom and smoke alarms (no idea why).
Code says the bathroom needs at least one 20 amp receptacle and if there's new conductor then the circuit needs to be up to code. So I'd have to run 12 gauge wire to the bathroom and install a 20a breaker but that would involve ripping up my basement ceiling.

It seems ridiculous to rip up my basement for a $30 dollar fan and 10 feet of new wire. Would an inspector look the other way since it's still safe?
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>>2475403
>How strict are electrical inspectors for basic home wiring permits?
The www in www.4chan.org stands for worldwideweb.
Specifics like local electrical inspectors should be expressed in your question such as
>In Singapore, how tight are electrical inspectors?
>In Norway, how tight are electrical inspectors?
>In rural Kansas, how tight are electrical inspectors?
Further, you're grandfathered in and zero inspector is going to lookup, let alone check, that your PC fan isn't wired to accommodate a fucking oven.
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>>2475412
>Further, you're grandfathered in and zero inspector is going to lookup,let alone check, that your PC fan isn't wired to accommodate a fucking oven
Why get fussy about location when you can give general advice like this? It's small city/suburb in VA but it seems like since you still gave an answer that doesn't really matter.
Anyway. I'm quite certain code says circuit must be updated to current code so there is no legal "grandfathering". That is why I'm wondering if they don't care for simple things like this that are obviously safe if installed properly.
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>>2475419
1.5 amp doesn't need 12awg or a 20a breaker.
You're worse than my 2 year old child throwing a temper tantrum.
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>>2475421
I know that silly... I'm asking how likely it might be that the inspector is going to be an ass about it and say it still needs to be 20A simply because "it's the code" to have/update to a 20A circuit in a bathroom if you're adding to existing circuitry in a bathroom. If there's a good chance they'll look the other way then I'll just leave it as is and install the fan.
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>>2475437
Anon this is someone else. If there is any reason you might get inspected(selling house, getting power initially turned on or something), then go ahead and run a 20A circuit/wire. 15A is typically a no go for some dumbass reason.
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>>2475361
Thanks, I'll probably just get the Lowe's version since I don't have a Costco card.
I'm probably gonna do 6 units, two linked sets of 3 since it says 4 is max.
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>>2475354
Youtuber Aging Wheels recommends these:
https://www.amazon.com/Sunco-Lighting-PACK-Industrial-5000K-Daylight/dp/B07D946QSY

The video where he used them is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMB05FAoCa4
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>>2475437
better be safe and use 6 gauge for your dinky fan, and bribe the inspector with a bj
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Found a thing I want to disassemble and use the motor of. Can't identify what it is though. Anyone seen such a thing before? It seems to be a kind of air-ventilator, maybe for sucking in steam when you cook or sth. Ventilator and the plate behind are greasy (maybe with fat from the kitchen steam?). In the plate there are little holes and behind it another similar ventilator, a little smaller and not greasy.
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>>2475922
Here is another view showing the bigger ventilator
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>>2475922
Sounds like it could indeed be a kitchen hood ventilator. Have you tried hooking it up to power?
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I'm designing a wooden box to store an ink stamp like pic related. What can I line the inside of the box with to prevent the ink going everywhere?

I was thinking either something that repels the ink completely (plastic?) or something that absorbs the ink and then dries quickly (paper?)
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I need to reattach the two parts (threaded cylinder goes in the hole) of this shift lever. At least until USPS gets it's shit together and gets my replacement part over. JB weld didn't work. It seems to have a problem with adhesion to the steel. Choices to pick from are
-try JB weld again
-solder
-Melt PLA into it
-try to weld it back on with my MIG welder I've only used once before
-try to weld the entire hole shut and drill and thread a new hold.
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trying to decide between agm and lifo batteries for my solar setup need 24v can I just plug in series 8 lifo cells? That would be 25.6V would that make a difference? My charge controller supports 24V lifo batteries. I don't plan to use the batteries without the solar panels so would agms be fine outside when its 0C~ -10C?
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>>2475218
>Why not do this and put a graphite headgasket type material in between? If you have a nice flat strong surface that you can bolt on to, this would seem like the obvious choice?
do you understand what blowby is? as soon as the piston moves past the port the inside of the port will become pressurised, and since the lower half of the piston will be exposed to the port opening the exhaust gas will just force its way between the piston and cylinder wall and get into the crankcase. Not to mention that the cylinder pressure will drop, killing power. I want to fill in the port so that this doesnt happen,
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>>2476445
why are you getting so much blow by?
sort of sounds like your rings are shot
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I bought this decorative rug. The was told not to launder it, only cleaning instructions are beat it with a stick. This mf smell like it's been soaked in gasoline, anyone got any suggestions how to get the smell out?
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>>2475922
fan motor for bathroom or kitchen fan
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>>2476528
Could get a carpet shampoo machine
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my basement is 3/4 below ground level. it is unfinished concrete block. i haven't lived there for 6 months for health reasons. i haven't been running a dehumidifier . how fucked am i
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>>2476528
It will remove the color if you try to clean it at all with liquids
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>>2476227
No, as I didn't know what it was I didn't want to accidentally fry it. There are two things still, that black box sitting on top and the third contact fixed under the screw a little higher than the middle in my first picture. The former could be a way to pull up the axle, against a spring pushing it down, to maybe change sucking power (with the help of the structure around the ventilator), would have to break the black plastic hull to reveal the secret though. The third contact could be for earthing, as the two on the coil are power supply.
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>>2476554
Guess you are right, thx. The steam sucking thing over the stove is missing, so that most likely is where it came from. Wonder what the black box on top could be, described it here >>2476678
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>>2476681
>Guess you are right, thx
np
>The steam sucking thing over the stove is missing, so that most likely is where it came from
How does a fan depart from the range hood without your knowlege?
>Wonder what the black box on top could be, described it here
I think the fan is a shaded pole motor so the black box is not mechanically or electrically necessary. It could be hall effect sensor to measure RPM if your range hood has digital control of fan speed (but measuring rpm seems crazy unnecessary for that). If the black thing is a sensor there might be 3 tiny metal prongs to plug in.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaded-pole_motor



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