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Old >>2499464
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i had to replace a plug on an extension cord and i tinned the bare copper before i clamped them down.
how badly did i fuck up?
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Is it still possible to get large span windows like this or will it cost me a shit ton of money
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>>2509072
YUUGE amount of money
if you had a wall that was not already framed for it you will spend an insane amount of money
if you want lots of window put in 2 or 3 normal ones it will save so much headache and money
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>>2509082
thats what eventually happened. I just miss the large glass without 6" thick mullions ruining the view
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>>2509066
Moderately bad. Wires that go in screw-tightened connectors shouldn't be tinned because the tin can fail over time and come loose. Will this happen to your connection? Maybe not. Will it be a problem if it happens? Maybe not. But it is failure mode that you don't have to give it.
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Any recommendations for a 3-horsepower 240V cabinet saw with ~36" rip capacity? Price is not a big concern if a more expensive model has features that would justify it.
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>>2509090
so it would be a good idea to cut them back a little bit and do them bare?
i thought it would help prevent corrosion at the connections
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>>2509096
Probably. Depends a bit on the use case too. If you're running close to the cord's rated capacity, heat buildup will be an issue at the connections, which will soften the solder more and make any looseness in fit a worse problem. If you're running a cell phone charger, it probably won't be a problem regardless because the needed current is so low, even if the wire is loose and barely touching.

>i thought it would help prevent corrosion at the connections
Copper is already pretty corrosion resistant, and that issue is usually dealt with by using a waterproof enclosure. If it's not wet or exposed to corrosive chemicals, it shouldn't be a problem.
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>>2509099
i use it to run circular saws and shit like that, so heat will most likely be an issue.
i'll redo the plug tomorrow.
thanks anon
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>>2509072
I got lucky, neighbor was renovating and wanted it gone because birds kept flying into it.
Only cost me a few beers and a BBQ at our house the next week.
I'm worried that a tree limb will blow it up someday, or some burglar.
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Male plug & female socket
or
Female plug & male socket

The manufacturer sells both kinds.
Results from quick search didn't turn up any discussion about why you would choose one or the other, just more products.
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>>2509056
Is there much point in these aside from making "tangle free" earphones? I'm thinking about using them on my gamepad to fix the bending from how the wire is packaged.
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>>2509312
Power sources should not have sticky-out bits that you can touch and get shocked by.
Other than that, use whatever you like.
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How do i make a desk like in pic related? I want a big desk but i don't feel like spending lotsa monies
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>>2509443
>I want a big desk

Mine is about 10 feet long by 2 feet deep. 1/4" plywood about $30, 1/2 boards less than $20, screws and finish a bit more.
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>>2509463
and the lovely view underneath
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>>2509463
>1/2 boards

that should be 1" x 2".
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Picked up a zebra gc420t thermal label printer from an e waste bin at work. It didn’t have a power adapter but there was a dell laptop charger in the bin too. The printer needs 20V, the charger is 19.5V. I have to cut the charger cable and put a new connector on it to connect them, but before I cut it up, do you guys think it will work (with 0.5V too little)
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>>2509470
If the amps are good it's probably ok. Nothing requires exactly 20v.
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>>2509463
my dicks hard just looking at this image
so you then sanded the plywood and impregnated it? (I'm a tourist i genuinely have no clue)
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>>2509056
aside from /emt/, what other good resources are there for machining discussion and qa? i am sick of looking like a total retard at work. i can make parts, i am not a notradez untermensch who has never even touched a bridgeport, i work in a shop doing exclusively CNC turning at the moment. i really just want to know some generic tips or handy bits of math i can use to make life easier and part production a little bit faster. anything is appreciated, even if it's not turning related.
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>>2509481
>so you then sanded the plywood and impregnated it?

Didn't need to sand it, but I put a coat of mineral oil on just the top. It's pretty primitive but it's a great desk with lots of space.
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>>2509056
Does anyone know what the proper industry term is for a (springloaded?) analog electrical switch that can gauge force applied to it? Most common example I can think of would be the gas or brake pedal for a racing sim setup.
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>>2509513
Potentiometer / variable resistor / rheostat. What they actually measure is electrical resistance that depends on the position of the input mechanism, and the spring loading (if present) is to return that to a desired position when active input is no longer there. If you actually need precise force measurement, there are other things to use.
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>>2509471
Thanks, it works perfectly. It’s probably been used for 10 years or so at the office but the labels come out perfectly
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Europoor here. I want to touch up my interior walls in some spots but can't find the right colour white. I tried three samples: RAL9001 is too yellow, RAL9010 is too dark and RAL9016 is too white. What should I do to find the correct white paint?
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>>2509550
Fuck, its going to be RAL9003 isn't it?
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>>2509550
>RAL9001 is too yellow, RAL9010 is too dark and RAL9016 is too white. What should I do to find the correct white paint?

In america, we can actually take a razor knife and cut a 2"x2" section of the drywall outer layer and the paint store has a device that can match it nearly perfectly. If you can't remove a chip or sample large enough, you might need to just add a shot of black and paint the entire wall. (Actually nobody "touches" up an old paint job. You can touch up a new job that has smudges, but old paint needs to be painted properly, not "touched up".)
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>>2509554
All concrete, no drywall. A thing on the wall was replaced with a smaller item, revealing the previous paintjob in an area of about 4 by 12 inches. I'm just gonna gamble on RAL 9003 and see what happens.
>tfw not American
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>>2509550
>touch up my interior walls
you can't. i mean you can, but it will be very obvious that you touched it up, because paint changes over time. it's not just fade either, you can get an almost perfect match to faded paint with a spectrophotometer/colorimeter and the sheen will be different and then the whole wall looks fucked. the best thing you could do is repaint the wall.
>but the other walls will still be the same color!
call the new wall an "accent wall" and be done with it
>but the other walls need to be touched up too!
no, they need to be repainted as well
>but i don't want to drop that kind of money on paint!
too bad, it is what it is

now instead of just complaining, i'll give you some tips on the easy way to do this. you do *not* need to scrape the old paint unless it's totally and completely falling apart.. wash your walls with warm water and a SMALL amount of dish soap. use a sponge for this. afterward, let it dry completely. then you can pick a primer. as a yuro, idk what you have for paints, but look for something that has good hide and is meant for generic use. then you can pick your paint. if you really want to jew out, you might be able to get away with an extra coat of paint because your walls are white or off-white. once you've gotten your new paint, roll it on with foam rollers. you will only likely need one, but buy a second one because they're cheap and you might fuck something up (totally fine) or you can prime with it. then, follow the directions on the paint can (fuck what the wagie says, t. former wagie). it should come out at least serviceable.
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>>2509550
>>2509554
>>2509556
Take a pic of the wall with a white piece of paper as reference to compensate the colour balance of your camera and take it to a dedicated paint shop. They should have the means to match the colour correctly.
However as the other anon pointed out it's gonna look like shit in short order as the paints age out and discolour at different rates, just repaint the whole wall if blotches are going to annoy you
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>>2509556
>All concrete
is this a basement wall or above ground?
>revealing the previous paintjob in an area of about 4 by 12 inches.
you're not going to be able to touch that up. you might match the color closely, but that's big enough that it will definitely show if the color is not perfect and the sheen is not matched perfectly (this never happens). most color matching services are provided with the knowledge that it's going to be used in a dark place or used to touch up large portions of wall. i used to mix "touch up" cans all the time for people, but they really just wanted it to match the old color when repainting the whole surface. touch ups only work with newer paint that hasn't suffered much UV degradation. UV light takes good paint and completely shits it up: it makes the sheen different, it makes the color different, it makes the physical qualities different (this effects color). this is why my basement question is important, if it's in a place with no windows you may be able to match it near-perfectly and have it not matter. no UV, no degradation, and the new paint will be a near-perfect match in both sheen and color.
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>>2509560
>short order
short order for paint can be 3 months, it can be 3 years, it can be 30 years. if you paint over something with bargain tier behr, it's gonna turn to shit in a MUCH shorter amount of time than benjie moore aura will (aura is perfect).
>Take a pic of the wall with a white piece of paper as reference to compensate the colour balance of your camera and take it to a dedicated paint shop.
good idea, but idk how that would work on a color match. i never had to test a phone screen with my store's colorimeter, only paint chips. and let me tell you, paint chips can be either really good and get you a great result or they can be dogshit and yield dogshit results. if there's any way anon can take a paint chip that's a 1x1"/30x30cm chunk or bigger, he should try it. worst case scenario he gets a better reason to do it the right way be repainting the whole thing
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I have to sand some painted walls.
How can I make sure to not make a gigantic mess with all of the paint dust that will come off? Is there any (on-budget) way to suck ALL of the dust?
I don't want my family or pet to inhale that.
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>>2509592
they have universal sanding attachments for shop and regular vacuums. you stick it on the end of the tube, and then sand with the vacuum on. it's noisy, but it works. alternatively, you can sand and clean up after, and run an air filter in the room with doors closed for a couple days before entering it again. that's overkill though.
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>>2509594
Oh, I see. I'll see if I can find an attatchment like that since I don't have an air filter to go the overkill route.
Thank you.
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>>2509597
They’re fairly standard, all those vacuum hoses. Orbital sanders always have the little dust bag that barely works so I’m sure a shop vac on there instead of the bag will make a huge difference.

That router table I got has a little hood that fits my Ridgid vac perfect and it worked pretty damn good when I tried t out for the first time. There was still dust but like 90% less than running it without the attachment.
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What knot should I use to secure a load onto a beam? Assume the free end of the rope is really long.
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>>2509744
Taut line hitch, if the load is attached as in the image. It can be tied and untied under load without causing the rope to shift and drag around the beam.
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>>2509746
Taut line hitch using a bight rather than the free end, if the long end is impractical to manipulate.
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>>2509747
>>2509748
Thank you very much.
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What's a reasonable height and distance from the toilet for a toilet roll holder? I bought a holder a week ago but can't make up my mind about placement. Checking out friends' bathrooms didn't help at all since they all had their holders at different heights and distances from the shitter. One of them even had a floor-standing roll holder.
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>>2509777
doesn't matter you can pull the toilet paper as far as you like. heck don't even install one, just stretch it from your neighbor's attic toilet that they don't use.
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>>2509777
>since they all had their holders at different heights and distances from the shitter
Did you try them to see which felt best to you?
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My dad passed away last year and I just moved into his house. It has a wood stove that he used as his primary source of heat. I know the basics of wood stoves, but as far as how to run it to get the most efficient burn, I'm a little lost. The only controls on it are the primary air intake on above the front door, and another knob you can turn on the side. The knob on the side opens a long, narrow door that runs along the ceiling of the front of the stove. I'm not sure what this does exactly so I'm hoping someone here can help.

The knob can be set to either keep that door completely open or completely closed, with no in between. When I have it open, the stove seems to be pulling in a lot of air and will give me a good sized flame, which burns the wood quicker than I think it should, which I don't think I want for efficiency. When I close it, it kills the flame and I end up with embers just smoldering, but they last for hours. The problem is that sometimes when I close that vent, I get intermittent "coughs" of smoke every ~5 seconds out of the intakes and some around the door. Sometimes it'll run fine for hours with no coughs of smoke, and sometimes it'll give me nonstop coughs until I open that long door up again. It also loads the inside of the stove with smoke no matter what and turns the glass on the door pitch black to where I can't even see inside.

Does anyone know what exactly that door does, or even the name of it so I can do some Googling? And when I get it running well with the door closed, do I want it to run like that so the wood is smoldering but putting off a bunch of smoke in the stove and out the chimney but not into the room? Is that my most efficient burn?

Picrel is that door along the top of the stove's ceiling I'm questioning.
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>>2509824
> I get intermittent "coughs" of smoke
may need to clean the chimney or you could have soot built up in the stove.
the stove at my parents has some sort of rock wool insulation inside the baffle that got all plugged up after 20 some years and i ended up having to take it out to get the stove burn correctly
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I was thinking about /diy/ing a lawn aerator. how well would a concrete cylinder with sharpened break lines going through it work for this
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Laundry room door (solid, not hollow) top hinge is separating from the wall. What kind of anchor should I use to get the screws to grip the wood?
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>>2509870
get some dowels and glue them into the holes and drive the screws into them.
if you're a cheap/poorfag, match sticks will do in a pinch
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How do I get better at spray painting? Every time I've tried to spray paint something I've fucked it up by making the layers too thick or some shit like that.
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>>2509777
sit on your toilet, reach out for some toilet paper, and mark where your hand went. done
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I've been thinking recently about my parent's house, and what I'll do when one of them dies and pass the house down to me. The house was built pretty well in the 80s and its my childhood home and all but honestly, its fucking falling apart. A lot of the floors are warped and the foundation is probably fucked, not to mention the backyard is infested with poison ivy. Would it bankrupt me to try and make this place livable in the future?
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>>2509870
>>2509881
or toothpicks
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What kind of plastic is this? Used in cheap detailed models. I always hot glue it bc I can’t figure out what else would even work.
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>>2509932
Get with a realtor and get a sense of what it’s worth now, what it would be worth fixed up, and what you’d need to do to fix it. Then take a decision.
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>>2509932
>The house was built pretty well in the 80s and...its fucking falling apart.
Both of these things can possibly be true simultaneously.
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how do I cope with having saint augustine grass?
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>>2509970
An untouched 40 year old house can totally have deferred maintenance issues like described and be well built.
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I took apart my washer yesterday to clean out the tub since it was shedding a bunch of detergent gunk onto my clothes. It seems to work fine other than the fact that it sounds like a helicopter taking off during the higher speed spin cycles and shakes more. The machine is a top loading model. I checked the suspension tub mounts and the all seem to be installed properly. What else should I check?
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How do I remove the plastic lining from aluminum cans? Should I just burn it off?
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>>2509056
How would you 'fix' washed concrete garden tiles?
Currently on a budget, but I hate the look, would like to have an even finish on top. Google says to plaster them, then paint, but that seems too complicated. I think I will flip them around, the bottom should be even and without stones, should be good to paint. Any other ideas?
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>>2509980
Move out of the south.
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>>2510306
currently that's not a realistic option. I wanted to plant bahiagrass but my hoa wont allow it. could I get away with it in backyard without it spreading?
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How do I make a bluetooth jammer?
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>>2510241
Skim coat with thinset. Gonna be a bunch of fags that say it's the wrong shit But I did it years ago and it's fine.
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I need to build a large workdesk where flatness is of utmost importance. Is mdf the flattest material i can get? And how do i stop it from warping or buckling? Its going to have some machines on top of it
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>>2510124
I figured it out. I didn't tighten down the nut that holds the inner drum down enough so it was able to wiggle around a bunch and hit the sides of the outer drum. I grabbed my impact gun and used that to get it down snug.
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>>2510346
>Skim coat with thinset
That might be actually less back breaking then flipping all of them. Do you happen to know what the EU alternative to this thinset substance is?
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>>2510323
Do you want to prevent your own Bluetooth device from working, or do you want to prevent everyone's Bluetooth devices from working?
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>>2510375
>flatness is of utmost importance. Is mdf the flattest material i can get?
No. Granite surface plates are the flattest commercially available material at reasonable price. You can get them in various sizes to a flatness of a micron or so. They're pretty stiff and stable, so they just need overall structural support to hold them where you want. For a "large workdesk" you might use a steel frame sitting on a concrete floor. Both can be purchased e.g. from https://www.mcmaster.com/granite-tables/

But if you're not running a metrology lab, you might not actually need "utmost" flatness. What's your actual flatness tolerance, weight capacity / durability requirement, and size needed? Float glass is pretty flat, and so are cast aluminum tooling plates. Something like a metal fab table may suit your needs. If MDF is your standard, plate steel may be flat enough.
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>>2510375
>>2510501
BTW, you should probably just build a plywood torsion box table.
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>>2510375
>>2510501
used granite counter tops work too
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>>2510375
If MDF is close to appropriate flatness, get phenolic plywood, the kind that’s made for concrete forming. It’s ply but with a phenolic resin layer on both sides which makes it flatter (as in smoother), harder and stiffer. And as other anon said, use a torsion box for more stiffness. Keeping it from sagging is just a matter of support.
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What's the best way to replicate a concrete plant pot?
Silicone mold?
Best place to get casting silicone in Australia?
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I have a Terry Cotton pads like this. What's the best product to "velcro" it to a piece of wood? Hook and Loop fastener?
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>>2510487
The latter
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>>2509324
Would these be useful on VR to keep the headset cord from tangling? What are they called?
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>>2510501
>>2510603
Thanks guys, hadnt heard of these materials before
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>>2510650
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spark-gap_transmitter
Spark gap transmitter if you don't mind potentially having the FCC nail you for a felony.
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how do you make these freestanding stone roofs
https://cdn.w600.comps.canstockphoto.com/stone-house-stock-photo_csp8568484.jpg
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how do you fix a window or door frame on a dry stone wall? the wall is already up do you just slap mortar around it?
do you use those Z plate anchors along with erecting the wall? are you just supposed to seat it between the stones nothing else?
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I hung some drywall up using standard construction screws with torx heads rather than drywall screws. Do I need to add proper drywall screws and remove those other screws?
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>>2510698
>he had never heard of granite before
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>>2510836
Gsp. It reminded me actually ive got massive slab or marble that i could use, but fuck me id rather not cut marble. Seems like an absolutely bitch job to do
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>>2510839
>Seems like an absolutely bitch job to do
You need at least three slabs to make a surface plate.
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>>2510698
If by "flat" you mean smooth another option is Medium Density Overlay board that's made for exterior signs and uses a resin saturated overlay sheet on a waterproof plywood core with a high veneer count like marine and aircraft plywood. Very similar to the form plywood the other anon mentioned, this company does all of the above plus plastic overlay board-
https://sylvan-products.com/product/armor-ply-hdo-mdo-formply/

Another really nice signboard for work surfaces for things like graphics and sewing and craft type work where you want a dead smooth and impervious finish that is virtually maintenance free is Omega board-

https://www.laminatorsinc.com/sign-panels/products/omega-signboard
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>>2510816
Pack the snow into the shape you want in the winter, place the stones on the snow, wait for the thaw and your new hut.
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>>2510844
Not sure exactly what you mean but i think one side of it was done by the factory or whatever, its glossy not unfinished
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>>2510849
A surface plate isn't a chunk of stone that gets ground flat by a precise machine which has been carefully calibrated for flatness. It is produced by grinding at least three surfaces against each other such that anything which is not an ideal geometric plane gets ground off. They are the primitive standards by which other references for flatness are calibrated. You can make them in cave by hand using stones you find on the ground, but you need at least three suitable stones.
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>>2510850
Hmm, i guess i over estimated just how flat i need my surface to be. Essentially it needs to hold some heavy shit (100 kg m^2) in some spots and i dont want it to buckle like the shitty benches ive had in the past. Normal wood is also a pain in the ass to get flat and stay flat, and finishes like PU add to this issue.
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>>2510858
>i guess i over estimated just how flat i need my surface to be
Do you have any quantitative figure on this? If you just want the desk not to visually bend, you don't even need to bother with purpose-made "flat" materials (like the tool plate mentioned above). Regular sheet materials (most any structural sheet materials) on top of a rigid frame would work fine for that.

>Essentially it needs to hold some heavy shit (100 kg m^2) in some spots
Is that 100kg spread of an area of 1m^2 for each spot, and a few spots like that spread over the desk? How many and how big do you want toe desk to be? What are the constraints on underside support considerations like leg locations or overall surface thickness?

But spitballing, a ~6" thick plywood torsion box would probably work fine. That's actually not much of a load by structural standards, and a relatively light wooden structure should handle it fine if the other parameters are reasonable.
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>>2510883
Needs to be 1 x 4 m (3ft by 14 ft or thereabouts) and have room under it for chairs to slide in. Will have equipment that vibrates a bit on top do i dont want any resonance too i guess (apart from isolating feet not sure how to counter this). So i guess total will have up to 400kg on it but at different times and jot always even.

I will probably build a second one thats 1x3m to put next to it as i scale up.
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I recently moved into a newly built cuckshed apartment and need to wall-mount a towel rack and some other stuff in the bathroom, which has waterproof wall panels around the entire room. I assume it would be best to completely avoid screws in any region that will be regularly splashed with water, like inside the shower area. Is there anything else I should be aware of before putting screws in the bathroom walls, besides not screwing or drilling into pipes or wires? I've never installed anything with screws in a bathroom before, only used epoxy glue to mount towel hooks on tiles. Kinda paranoid about making some retarded mistake that will lead to moisture damage over time.
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>>2510961
Use screws into studs or something like Command strips depending on the situation.
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>>2509056

If i set my thermostat to a temperature and the furnace shuts off before it reaches that temp is it a calibration issue or something wrong with the furnace? When I took this picture the furnace was off and the air temp was 70f even though the dial is set to 72f
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>>2511035
Ours was like that, but a bit worse. We froze our asses off for years until my father in law suggested we just turn it up more.
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>>2511040
sure i can just set it to 78F if I want to be 74F in the room but if its a furnace issue i'd like to check it out before it gets worse. its a 90s Goodman furnace so its up there in age
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>>2510848
that's not how it's done
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So to install baseboard in a brick and tile room i just need to use this stuff (liquid nails)? Its going onto paint an issue? After installing it ive heard some people say you should caulk the top with silicone before painting, but is it really needed?
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>>2511056
yeah thats an option, personally if I was going to use construction adhesive I would sue loctite pl3x. Liquid nails is dogshit.

Here's a tip put a nice bead of the adhesive on the wall, then go to install it and as you install the piece put a nice blob of hot glue every foot or so, use the flexibility of the trim to your advantage in this situation. hold for 30 seconds to let the hot glue dry and then continue.

caulk the top? yes or no depending on taste, but usually yes. DO NOT USE SILICONE. use painters caulk.
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>>2511069
Thanks for the tips, cant find loctite locally though, basically sika, selleys and parfix (and bostick lol, thought they only made kids glue).
Thanks for the painters caulk tip, ill see how it looks and go from there. Edge types goin to be colonial style
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>>2511076
well what you really want is a polyurethane-based construction adhesive, which pl3x is, but liquid nails does actually make one and it has the super original name of "liquid nails polyurethane" that stuff is actually ok. I just hate liquid nails brand cuz everything else they sell is trash. Those other brands probably make a poly-based adhesive as well.
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I want to build a small, climate-controlled greenhouse that can hold 2-3 tomato plants for year round goodness. I know fuck all about trying to climate control a small space. Is this feasible and not cost prohibitive?
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>>2511090
that really depends on if you can do it and how expensive it will be.
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>>2511080
Ty
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>>2509072
You just order the double/triple pane glass panels from a glass distributor(they'll know what thickness you need based on size) and then block the panels in with trim inside and out. Silicone around the edge before putting the other side trim on.
If you want the outer widows to open, you replace those separately

Straight glass panels are not very expensive but you'll have to pay to get them to the house at minimum or build a rig for your truck

>>2509465
Why didn't you just use countertop brackets? That's shit floor function
>>2509592
Rent the vacuum sanders and the vacuum

>>2509927
Just be patient
Do 3x as many coats at 1/4 the thickness you want to

>>2510229
Styrene or xylene bath
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>>2509085
Honestly that looks better IMO
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>>2511127
That math don't add up buddy.
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There's a drawer full of files at work. For all I know some of these have been sliding against each other and banging around for the better part of a decade. Some of them are still in functional condition, but more, especially the larger ones are in atrocious shape. Is there anything that can be done beyond acid etching, short of sending to a sharpening service?
Anyone know of good sharpening businesses, especially in the northeastern US?
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>>2511166
Files are not valuable or worth sharpening. Most wear is from being dragged back across the work by idiots. Keep what works, scrap what doesn't. Trying to save trifles is a waste of effort. (You can make knives from them if bored.)
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>>2511197
I was planning on turning the unsalvageable ones into scrapers or knives, but some of these are quite large, 16"+ pieces. I found a business that charges $0.25 per inch for sharpening, which is significantly less expensive than buying new, but being located in CA the shipping would probably nullify most of the savings.
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can you eliminate the dangers of liquid load if you fill the tank to the brim to prevent liquid sloshing? I need to transport my gas to my farm.
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>>2511197
That's a myth and you're an idiot, it's more efficient and less destructive to drag it backwards. It is detrimental however to let files smash together for a decade.

That being said I do agree sharpening files is retarded.
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>>2511238
how do they ensure that the bulkhead ones stay somewhat clean and don't get contaminated? Do they flush them with solutions after every use? Also, is the only way to get the cargo out from the top with a vacuum?

trucking has always interested me. Sometimes I wish I was single with no kids, and could just get on the road and drive with no house or apartment to worry about. My wife and kids are probably better than the lot lizards and meth I would spend my money on trucking.
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>>2511243
I literally wash down the dirt and sand with fuel. fuel is cheaper than cleaning chemicals.

works fine.
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>>2511244
what if you need to put cargo in after you wash it out with fuel? Won't it be tainted with smell from the fuel, or contaminated in another way?
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>>2509927
>How do I get better at spray painting?
>>2511127
>Just be patient
It's really the only way.
Light coats.
"Start" the spray off to the side, then pass over the work piece.
Even strokes, slightly overlapping, moving quickly enough that it doesn't seem like you're laying down enough paint for a full coat.
When you're done with a coat and think "it looks good but I can just put a little more paint right here," stop. Don't. Just walk away.
It's ALWAYS better to say "that's good enough for this coat, I'll come back and do another coat when this dries" rather than adding more paint.
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I need some kind of temperature sensors for the drivetrain of my school bus motorhome since the gauge cluster is not working and it only displayed oil temp anyways.
as you can see in picture the transfer case is turned 90 degrees and its a real concern that the fluid might not reach the gears or not splash enough to keep them cool/lubed.
only the rear diff is oem, the rest of the drive is from a 7.3 psd

idealy there is some kind of temp monitor with 3 channels (tranny, transfer case, rear diff) or more (oil, coolant) all in one screen and not costing a shit load of money
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>>2509056
How to sell stuff?
I keep seeing ads for overpriced spare parts and junk that sell, but I can't seem to give away anything, even a few new things I accidentally ordered.
I don't want to pay to dump usable stuff but I don't know what else to do.
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>>2511163
If it's covered to the point of running, he has too much paint on soooo it actually does lmaooo
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>>2511260
I would ask /o/ and look at ""racer"" mod sites for something that will work
There's all kinds of aftermarket gauges and stuff, I can't imagine it's too hard to find

>>2511282
Better pics, original marketing pics, using all marketplaces, sounding not autistic
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>>2511260
Do you have some kind of OBD2 or JPRO plug or whatever under the dash? If it were a car made after 1997, I would tell you to get a $25 Bluetooth OBD2 dongle, a cheap tablet, and an app like Torque Pro or whatever is out there. You could mount the tablet and set up a custom gauge cluster assuming the sensors are working.
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>>2511292
Welp, I guess stuffs going to the dump then.
I can't afford a new camera and I'm not using Facebook or Paypal. I guess "For sale *Item* *Price*" Ad's are too autistic? idk I fucking hate people.
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What is the simplest and small setup for a 3.5mm condenser mic to pick up sound and play it in a 3.5mm headphone? like a stethoscope/hearing aid that you can monitor the audio immediately.
Phone and computer always have single jack and cunt driver that exclude one from another(Oh you put mic in, im gonna mute the speaker and you have to make a recording to check audio after you unplug).
Bonus point if multiple microphones are allowed, works with action cam, and recordings can be made.
I think what I need is a recorder.
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>>2511325
>Phone and computer always have single jack
If any at all. But my decade old toaster has seven, lmao.
One of those cheap sound mixer board's streamers use might work, or diy one if you just need audio out and don't want rgb everything.
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>>2509056
I'm trying to figure out how much to water my plants, and I swear to God cannot find a comprehensible guide anywhere.
What kind of retarded moron started this ungodly idiocy of measuring water in motherfucking LENGHT???
What the actual fuck does stuff like "2.5 cm of water" even fucking means???
Is that a short for "2.5 cm^3"? Is that a short for "(2.5 cm)^3"? Is that the equivalent of flooding your whole soil for 1cm of height? Is that the equivalent of a bunch of water droplets lined up over a 1cm row?
Have anyone ever heard about something called "liters" for God's sake?
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>>2511420
>What kind of retarded moron started this ungodly idiocy of measuring water in motherfucking LENGHT???
People who measured rain, which covers arbitrary areas to a particular depth of accumulation.

>What the actual fuck does stuff like "2.5 cm of water" even fucking means???
Apply water to the area in question equivalent to a depth of ten hairs less than an inch.

>Have anyone ever heard about something called "liters" for God's sake?
Applying a liter of water to soil will produce a varying moisture content depending on how wide an area it covers. Water depth equivalent is what matters for ground water balance.
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Why are there so many different kinds of drills?
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>>2509463
I like that you have a nice spot to do puzzles :-)
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is there a support # for dewalt to call in serial numbers? I bought a battery on ebay and just want to make sure. The seller said it was genuine so it must be right??
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>>2511481
probably brushless/non BR, hammer, impact, SDS and different voltages? Probably throw in a mix of "upgrades" for consoomers too.
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>>2511445
>Apply water to the area in question equivalent to a depth of ten hairs less than an inch.
So basically is the 3rd one I said?
soil area * given cm?
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>>2511509
Yes. Ever seen a rain gauge?
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>>2511260
Depending on the transfer case you might be able to find something that will plug into a speedometer hole or something like that, go with >>2511292
suggestion.

I think you're likely to run into lubrication issues with the transfer case clocked like that. I have two questions - first, can you rotate it so that it does sit in a more normal orientation? And second, why do you even have a transfer case? That front end doesn't look like a drive axle from the picture.
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I need to automatically print things onto wood. Whether it's burned or carved doesn't really matter. That being said I'm considering a low end CNC router or laser printer. Is there any major reason to go with one over the other? I'm talking about the bottom barrel ~$100 ones for doing extremely basic stuff.
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>>2509072
Piggy backing off this anon
I've got some larger windows similar to this, I think 96" wide with those crank windows on the sides. So the framing is obviously there.

The glass itself is in pretty good shape, just some shitty siding and trim work and the window cranks are shot. Is it common for those window cranks to be serviceable or replaced? Trying to avoid replacing a mostly fine window.
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>>2511519
the t case would not fit horrizontal with the bus frame in the way and also would not fit when clocked at 45 degrees
I filled the case with atf from the sensor plug which is much higher than the fill/drain plugs and when switched into 4x4 it should splash a bit more oil

the reason for having the t case is that swapping the tranny to a 2 wheel output shaft requires a full rebuild and the bus drive shaft would be too short at that point to fit (its already a 3 piece shaft)
as a bonus I can now hook up a generator to the second output shaft and charge batteries while driving

I ordered some cheap outdoor thermometers on amazon and will fasten them to the tranny/t case which should be better than nothing
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>>2509443
what kinda board is that
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I have these metal sections (similar to box gutters) running through my conservatory, they're gathering a lot of condensation now that it's colder.

What are my options for covering and insulating these to have it stop?
I want it to look decent.
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>>2511684
no clue
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>>2509099
Found this

“ The reasoning behind not tinning the wire is, if the wire is tinned, when the screw closes down on the wire, it would break the solder joint and leave an opening within the strands, which can be susceptible to vibration, loosening and corrosion. By not tinning the wire, you can get a better gas tight joint.”
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>>2509137
Landscaping crew put a ladder through my friends =(

>>2509470
It should be fine, the bigger issue is that I think the GC model is only designed to be used at Walgreens or has some other kind of weird limitation. It’s not the same as the GX or GK models but don’t remember how.
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>>2511694
I’m wrong Gc should be fine
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can you make a roof with hollow aluminium bars
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>>2511713
Yes absolutely.
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>>2511723
so you just braze it or what
is it cheaper than wood
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>>2511725
Wood is basically free so no way it's cheaper. How you attach it to itself is up to you. You could get round tubes and cut them lengthwise and flip them on top of eachother like tile roof. Or stack L's.
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>>2511728
>Wood is basically free
it's $20 a pop dude
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>>2511729
Make friends with people who own land wood literally just springs up out of the ground. No need to dig a wood well or make any complicated wood extraction machines.
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Recommend me a label printer like pic related that plays well with chink cartridges. I heard some new ones have DRM.
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>>2511743
If you don't have any specific requirements just get a cheap dymo. If you mean drm chips on cartridges, I have never seen one, have used Epson, dymo etc.
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>>2511771
Yeah, chips in cartridges. I don't wanna end up locked into buying original only.
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>>2511690
>>2509090
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>>2511734
>or make any complicated wood extraction machines
But that's half the fun of working with wood!
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>>2511729
Kek look up aluminum prices lmaoooo
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>>2511685
Absolutely nothing
The way aluminum changes temp, it'll still get condensation on it even covered up so it'll mold below
Next summer, just prime them with auto primer and paint them white

>>2511499
It doesn't matter if it is or not. As long as the wattage is in the acceptable window, it's fine.
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>>2511499
I would open it up and check what cells are in there. Also see what the plastic is made of. If there’s 2 things a fake battery would do differently, they probably have shitty plastic with no fibers in there and they would be no-name Chinese cells instead of Samsung or Sony or LG or something.
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>>2510828
Yes
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>>2511981
what's the acceptable window?
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>>2512061
Glass masters window
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>>2512085
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>>2511743
whats the point of a label printer you can just write with your hands
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if i put cocoa powder in my steam boiler will my house smell like delicious hot cocoa
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>>2512219
maybe he doesn't have hands
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Does anyone know if something exists like pic related, or could be feasibly assembled? Basically a cylindrical hollow metal slot with an internal magnet and an associated piece which has a magnet with the opposite polarity. Ideally the top piece is threaded for an M3 screw and the bottom piece exposes an M3 threading. I want to magnetically slot two small cylindrical pieces of metal together for easy assembly/disassembly. Exact cylindrical dimensions would ideally be similar to https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MTC40YU
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>>2512231
yes
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I need to make some cash really fast and I can't go back to bartending. What kind of no experience needed handyman services should I offer to the retired old birds in my neighborhood? I'm considering just pitching a bunch of easy shit like painting, moving heavy stuff, building mcfurniture, etc. I have some basic power tools and hand tools but nothing fancy.
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I hear cheap adjustable squares aren't worth buying because the movement will eventually cause enough wear to make them lose their squareness. Is the same true for try squares? I figure if it's just a hunk of steel it should be fine for hobbyist purposes.
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How do i choose a vacuum chamber (in Australia)? Its going to be used a shit load so i dont want it failing on me
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>>2512457

If it doesn't collapse on the first use, it's not going to fail. The only wearing components are the gasket (which should take a very long time to wear out, and, at a stretch, the valves.

Your much greater concerns are your actual vacuum requirements (are we talking fractional PSI or millitorr?) size, and if you need to meet your specified vacuum in a short time.

My guess, if you have to ask at all, is that you probably want it for degassing resins or silicone for casting. If that's the case, the cheapest thing you can find will work fine.

Personally, I'm using a 3/4" thick piece of acrylic and a paint pressure pot. Probably more expensive than necessary, but I already had the acrylic and I needed the pressure pot anyway, so...
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>>2512462
Yep , degassing silicones for pouring into moulds (sex toys).
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>>2512258
>could be feasibly assembled
Depends on your resources and skills. Easy on a lathe, but not everyone has one of those. If it doesn't have to be metal, a 3D printer could do it.
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asked on /g/ as well but my laptop carcass got hit and chipped on one edge (red), works fine, how do I close it off?
the hinge (green) is a bit loose but only in that part, not a priority but what do i do about that
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What is a good adhesive to use that works with a thin layer/doesn't expand and can be easily removed after several months or even up to two years? Doesn't have to be strong.
Will be used to attach a polycarbonate pad to a melamine surface.
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>>2512492
Rubber cement.
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>>2512508
this actually looks perfect, rubber cement is not common here but I had a mental image of it being a thick paste but I looked up a video and I was wrong. Thanks!
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>>2512524
Silicone stuff comes up pretty easily too.
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How do I saw big (4” thick) chunks of candle wax into smaller pieces? I used to get pellets from the supplier but accidentally ordered a solid chunk this time.
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>>2512569
Hot knife? Serrated bread knife?
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the wood posts that are burried in ground don't have a danger of rotting from moisture from ground?
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>>2512473
do we have a new dick farmer?
i miss dick farmer
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>>2511260
>idealy there is some kind of temp monitor with 3 channels (tranny, transfer case, rear diff) or more (oil, coolant) all in one screen
Yes.

>and not costing a shit load of money
No.
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>>2512582
Not familiar with this guy
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How do i figure out what sound conditioning a room will need? I dont want to stick up those shitty looking foam panels, i would rather a nice looking setup that doesnt take up too much space
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why is everyone using such thick lumber for roof rafters and placing them so close together even for a tin roof
is it some regulation business
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>>2512576
They do
That's why foundations should have concrete in the ground with brackets lifting the wood up out of the water

Fences are supposed to be built with ground contact green treat with concrete around them but water still penetrates and rots

>>2512413
Only triangles/speed squares stay square long term unless you're stupid careful

>>2512399
Feel out your market

>>2512061
Each tool should say right on it on the little sticker with all the numbers
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>>2511313
Do you not talk about the product?
Do you know the number of scams on residential marketplaces??
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>>2512585
is this /diy/ or is this /g/ ?
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I have a few 18650 scavenged from drill battery's and i want to have a way to input/output energy from them. Was looking at one of picrel. But is it just me or wouldn't it be a really big fire hazard to put 21 18650 in parallel without any balancing? Or isn't balancing important in this situation?
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>>2511980
idk seems about the same
i'm assuming a smaller size aluminium bar has similar strength to a slightly larger piece of lumber and lighter
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Is this a stupid idea for a mitre stand? My sheds too small to set one up permanently so im always chucking it on the patio table. Any better designs?
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>>2512599
Parallel keep voltages low. What are you suggesting, better to wire in series? Ya idiot.
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>>2512629
I love the single axel - all of the shit in my workshop is on casters for easy shuffling and its a huge pain when things shift at inconvenient moments because the cheapass brakes didn't hold,
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>>2512636
Yeah I know, but won't 18650 go nuclear if you don't balance them correctly?
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>>2512593
It's to support what could be on top of the roof.
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>>2512649
I don’t think parallel cells need to be balanced, they will balance themselves out. Figure out a way to test the cells though, I still wouldn’t parallel cells that are in differing conditions or capacities.
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>>2512571
Serrated bread knife gets stuck after an inch or so. If I heat it, I need to reheat it every few inches because the melting wax takes the heat out. So far I’ve been making small cuts with Stanley knife and dropping it on a piece of wood which seems to be the fastest way albeit messy. For smaller pieces a chisel works too
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>>2512678
make one of those foam cutters with an electrified wire
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>>2512667
I'll use one of those Litokala chargers with test programs. And probably keep a bucket of sand close by
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>>2509056
How can I move a water tank if there is no pulley? How can I make a couple of threads to use as a backpack, so I can use a ladder?
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>>2512678
try a cheese grater
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>>2512695
instructions unclear
dick stuck in toaster
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>>2512695
>>2512701
Yeah, You are right anon, I have a 750 L plastic water tank that need to be moved to the roof but there is no way to get to the roof from inside/outside only a couple of hand holdings like 5 meters above the ground on site. Ithere is no place to put a pulley and the only thing I made of my mind is try to use a rope to wrap and tie the tank and use a couple of diy suspenders to take the tank like a backpack. But I don't see another way to do so. Thanks
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>>2512728
a quick google search shows that the empty tank would only weigh 55 pounds empty.
there is a company that makes webbing to use a 55 gallon drum as a back pack but i can't find a pic right now.
it should be simple to wrap some webbing around the tank and attach some shoulder straps.
do you have to go up a ladder, or is there a man lift or something?
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>>2512728
>>2512743
something like this
https://gearjunkie.com/packs/barrel-backpack-granite-gear-vapor-flatbed-review
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>>2512743
Yes I have to accomodate the ladder in some unusual ways to make it fit, but stable.
>>2512793
Great idea, but the tank I need to carry is more like this
https://www.homedepot.com.mx/plomeria/tinacos-y-cisternas/tinacos/tinaco-750-l-con-accesorios-164912
and the diameter is 110 cm (almost 4ft), but I have and idea.
Thanks for you time and the page, it seems the name fits the site, but it's a good one.
Thanks anon.
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If I commit suicide will the police look at my internet history?
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>>2512808
If the police look at my internet history will I commit suicide?
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>>2512805
you're welcome, anon. be safe on your ladder.
you could probably jerry rig a strap system out of ratchet straps, they would most likely cinch up tighter around the tank than, say, rope. then put some more straps to go over your shoulders
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>>2512808
might do
>>2512833
definitely
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>>2512839
also, i would like to see what you come up with for future reference
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>>2509056
Can someone recommend an HD amplified antenna? The nearest stations to me are ~32 miles from my place.
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The fire alarms in my house started beeping. I did the normal swap out the batteries thing but they kept beeping. At this point I figured I had a bad detector. I took it down and put it in a closet to see if it muffled the sound. I still heard it and I took down another putting it in a closet. I took down every alarm in the area but there's still a beeping. I took off the base plate and there's nothing but wires underneath. The beeping is still there and loud AF. WTF IS ACTUALLY BEEPING!!! I feel like a jackass
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>>2512666
What could be on a tin roof? Many feet of snow? What if I'm not expecting more than an inch or two? How do I know exactly what thickness i need assuming it's pine
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Are these strap clamps any good?
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in a principal purlin system in which purlins rest on the side walls does the load stress mostly point downward on the sidewalls instead of sidewards stress in a principal rafter design
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>>2512678
A "hot knife" is pic related, an electric tool with a heated "blade" that can melt its way through difficult-to-cut-cleanly things like foam or wax. A serrated knife gets stuck because it's built to wedge itself into flexible material, and the stiff wax binds on it. A saw would work because it removes material from its path. It would be messy though. A hot knife would make a fast, clean job of it.
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>>2512953
>What could be on a tin roof?
All sorts of things. At an absolute minimum, a tool-laden person with bundles of roofing material to build it in the first place.

>Many feet of snow? What if I'm not expecting more than an inch or two?
It doesn't matter what you expect. What's the 100-year max accumulation in your area? Then add some rain on top of that for an idea of what a roof needs to handle to not fall down on people due to normal weather. The roof also needs to withstand wind loads and debris impacts, especially if there are trees nearby.

>How do I know exactly what thickness i need assuming it's pine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statics
Actual engineering. Or you could just build to local code.
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>>2512990
Situationally, yes. Do you encounter that sort of situation much?
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>>2513007
Depends on the design. Ideally, the roof structure wouldn't apply lateral loads to walls due to its own weight, but it's possible to set it up so that it would.
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>>2509056
What is a good rule of the thumb when deciding on what fan to get for a bathroom? Currently I have a ~95m3/h Bosch with humidity sensor in a ~4,6m2 bath, but it's underwhelming. Was researching for a stronger one, but I guess all 100mm ones would be around 100 m3/h? There's a stronger version of my model, but it's 125mm and this would require some modifications.

Also, is a vent in the door a must? Just remembered that I didn't install one after changing the doors.
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>>2513131
>Also, is a vent in the door a must?
If you want to vent air, there needs to be a way for replacement air to get in.
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>>2513134
Yes fair point, stupid of me for not seeing this earlier. Will jump to the hardware store later.

Do you otherwise the sizing of the fan to the room fits?
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>>2513144
You don't need a door vent if there's an air vent or if the door has a decent gap under it.
The best fans sit in the vent line away from the bathroom but I always put in the quietest fan that's rated for way more sqft than the bathroom

At home I have a light commercial vent fan in our bathroom because I'm mildly autistic about it
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>>2512948
New ones know when they expire
Smoke detectors stop being reliable after so many years
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>>2513148
Also thought about this, there is barely any gap beneath it.
Besides the door and the extractor fan, there aren't any inputs or outputs.



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