stupid questions that dont deserve their own threadim mixing my own concrete for a skateboard ramp 3parts sand3parts ~1/8in aggregate (its what i have accessable)1part cementand i want to do a big pour with a concrete mixer.I was thinking i would mix dry ingredients into mixer then add water and pour first batch of crete.then with the mixer now wet, ill dump in 3parts sand, 3parts gravel, let it absorb the leftover moisture, then add in 1part portland cement then add water and batch two is ready.then repeat third batch by adding sand and gravel to mixer, then portland cement and then water...i have a limited supply of 1.5inch rockand i need to check out another free gravel supply that hopefully is good, but ima pour this part of the structure tmrwwhatt are some concrete modifiers and what are they good for??
The generic "I don't give a fuck" PC concrete mix is 1:2:3:0.5 with plasticiser (water reducer)That is, 1 part portland cement, 2 parts sand, 3 parts coarse aggregate, 0.5 parts waterPlasticiser will make it more workable so you don't have to work with what is essentially bread dough that weighs 5x as muchAlso assuming you don't have any rebar don't expect this ramp of yours to last more than a couple years if you're leaving it out in the cold
>>2579214Why is there sheer strength on washers? Also what could go wrong using 8.8 washer with 12.9 bolt
>>2579214ah yea thx for making a sqtddtotIts a me, the armor fag. Last time I asked with what type of rivets I could afix epoxi'd fiberglass scales onto some sturdy clothing. Got good answers but sadly it would become too heavy to wear. Am bidding on ebay on some fragmentation protection vests. Now I got a new question.As you all know, I made a 1 cm thick polycarbonate visor. Heat bend it in my oven at about 175° celsius, thermoplastic anon helped me greatly figuring this one out. I used a curved wooden piece of a children's chair the get the polycarbonate in shape. How would you make a more dedicated curved forming piece of something that can withstand oven heat. For example, I buy a cheap used helmet that has it's own visor, I make a copy of the visor with the same curvature, place it in the oven and heat bend the PC over it into shape, then remove the original visor of the helmet and place my own made on it. On a further note I would have studded the helmet with fiberglass clothing and epoxy.Voila, ghetto certified lvl 3-ish bullet resistant visor helmet. 2 cm of PC is used in liqour store counters for keeping clerks safe from handguns so shut up.
>>2579573another pic of the bubble free second bend of which I'm very proud of. With what could I replace the wooden piece, something that won't deform under heat and that's shapeable. I'm currently thinking some simple sheet metal but I asume it will flatten out with the heat.
>>2579214can I preserve mechanical parts if I submerge them in cooking oil for many years?I have a rare 450cc Honda atv and a lot of its components are phased out. so I bought components whenever I saw them available and submerge them in cooking oil in drum.
>>2579726hmm I would assume oxidation needs oxygen to happen so no oxygen no rust
>>2579726>cooking oilyou fucked upwhy would you not use regular motor oil? it was common practice to wrap parts in cloth or paper that's been soaked in motor oil to ship it this was done with guns a lot
>>2579726Look up cosmolineYou want something thick and sticky
buzzing noise from this piece of shit all of a sudden, newly built flat (2019). Woke me up in the night, thought I had tinnitus. I am seriously pissed off and am about to spray itwith water or something to destroy the electronics. If I notifiy the rental organization it probably will take months to 'fix' it. Help me out here please I am going insane
Recommend a robotics guide. For their design, I mean what kind of mathematics is needed, how to draw in AutoCAD and etc
>>2579896Bug insideOpen it, clean it and then put it back
>dometic 2 way fridge (120v and propane)>doesn't run on 120v, outlet has 120v>replaced power board in back, replaced 120v heating element even though it tested at 40 ohms>Still doesn't work on 120v, gives 2 blink error code meaning 120v not found/cannot start on 120vhelp please $200 in parts and the fridge still isn't working.
I'm splitting wood by hand a few different kind of trees I had felled. I'm not an arborist and I have no idea what they are except they're not pine. I have an 8lb splitting maul that splits some dark red and white woods pretty well. Note, these aren't seasoned rounds and were just cut down 2 months ago. Anyways, some of this lighter red stuff is extremely fibrous and when I split it it holds extremely well. By the time I'm done splitting that round its just chewed up. Is there a good axe/maul for this type of wood?
What is this piece called and where can I find one?
>>2580119Maybe sharpen the maul? I'm not an expert though. Maybe some wood is just not good for splitting
>>2579738Not always. All you need is a substance more electronegative that whatever it is you're trying to oxidize. Halogen gases or oxygen, as you mentioned, are the usual actors for that sort of role.
>>2580119sounds too wet, maybe drier wood would split along the grain better
>>2580119No some wood is just like that
What is this component?A resistor in series with a capacitor?
How would I restore my ashtray's shiny part? Is there a paint I can use or what?
I need to soundproof this door to my room I never open. Too much sound gets in/goes out. What’s a good cheap way to block off sound?Ran to home depot and they have noise canceling foam pads but they’re really pricey and probably too fancy for what I need.
>>2580360Rockwool, as thick as you can manage, is often used in professional sound booths. It has both mass for the low-freq shit and foamicity for the high-freq shit.
>>25802990.22 ohm (220 milliohm) F-tolerance (+/- 1%) SMD resistor. Probably hermetically sealed.>>2579896website says it has a servo motor in it, could be that it's bound up? if you don't care about whatever the fuck it does, you could take the AAA batteries out.>>2579726should be fine provided that the oil doesn't go rancid. Seal your drum airtight.
>>2580321buy a bit of gold leaf from your local craft store and rub it in.
I want to make my own microscope slides but I can't find a single online store that sells mounting mediums. Not even the store where I got my microscope from sells it. I find some from stores in America that sell it, but I live in the EU, and if I try to order chemicals they are 100% going to confiscate it in the customs and charge me money for itAny alternatives?
>>2580539might be able to find optical-clarity glass plate and cut it yourself.
retard here, what's the measurement here please?
>>2580637Can't tell because the picture has to be straight on. Best guess is 0.200" + 0.050" + 0.005"
>>2580659thanks, that's the best pic the seller posted....
repostan from old bread before it dies and I forget to ask againmy old ass chair keeps lifting up on its own and I want it permanently lowered. how? also I'm stealing that pic above to grab more attention.
>>2580360XL Twin mattress from craigslist
>>2580113Did you test the power source?Did you test the cord?Whats the correlating error code?
>>2580161That's an ancient tank spigot/valve/drainYou'll probably have to figure out how to put on something like this If the threads on the tank are shot you might have to hire a welder
>>2580119Let it dry
Can anyone tell me if this pressure washer is good?>https://www.homedepot.ca/product/generac-generac-2900-psi-9l-2-4-gpm-residential-pressure-washer/1001546387And also if 2900psi is suitable for washing home siding, as well as car washing? I really have no idea how to gauge how strong 2900psi is. I don't want to buy a cheaper, non gas washer due to a bad experience in the past.
>>2580696if you don't want it to raise then just drill a hole in the bottom and drain all of the hydraulic fluid out of the piston and it will sit at the lowest position. you can get "chair repair kits" with a replacement piston, just need to get the measurements right
>>2580931I have that exact model at work that I use every now and again. Hard to come up with any complaints, but, then again, we bought it years ago when it was a little over $300.2900 is middle-of-the-road for power washers. Definitely a step above the 1500-2000 the small electric ones manage, but, really, you need to also consider flow rate. Even if they have the same max pressure, the one with the higher flow rate will give you a higher pressure at the nozzle in practice, and be able to clean faster because, duh, more flow rate.In any event, I haven't personally had any problems with it yet, though a single anecdote isn't worth shit as far as durability goes. It at least doesn't feel super cheap. The only issues I have with it are that the wand is too short for cleaning floors, and 25 feet of hose sounds like way more than it is. I used the thing once and immediately went out and got a longer wand and 100-foot hose. If you ever plan on doing concrete with it, get a surface cleaning attachment. It's so much faster than a wand it's not funny.IDK about using a pressure washer to wash a car. I know people do it, but I tried it and wasn't a fan. It doesn't actually work that well, and I have concerns about it damaging weather stripping and blasting water where it shouldn't be. I had a way better time with a soap sprayer and a flow through brush. Was faster, gentler, and more effective.
>>2580934drilling it is then, thanks!
Does high cri led only really matter for "recording video?" I want to set up some esp32 led bulbs around the house, especially for lamps.
>>2579214Bong here.27, stuck in a dead end minimum wage job with no room for manouvre or advancement.I'd like to do something build-y and need to get my foot in the door. I have little to no DIY skills besides painting the odd bedroom.I've been looking into getting an apprenticeship in something like plastering/tiling and add to my skills from there? It seems like the best option to start heading in that direction.Any thoughts or recommendations?Ta in advance.
I bought a chink clone apple watch charger and found it has no strain relief at all. I can even twist the cable freely. How should I add strain relief to this?
Hello /diy/, my dad and I are going to build an aluminum boat, he is a professional welder. I'm researching boat plans/designs for cutting the aluminum sheets but there seem to be loads of companies selling various designs and I don't want to risk $800+ for a digital file. Does anyone have any experience with things like that? Is there a specific reputable company or are there free plans we can check out somewhere?
Been troubleshooting an error message with my washing machine which has stopped working, think the error is due to a loose cable, but don't know how to get the cable securely back into this thing. I think it should open up somehow but can't easily open it, and don't really want to force it either. Are these designed to re-open or are they meant to be permanently secured after being closed?
>>2579573>>2579575anyone got an idea? could gypsum work? Some minor cracks won't matter much if it could hold form good enough
>>2581089Google the model number. I just had to replace some shit on my washing machine and the front has two clips at the top you need to hit with a putty knife. It would’ve taken me awhile to find that without a quick Google.
>>2581089Wow fantastic, forgot the image.
>>2581089Got it open with a pair of tweezers, should be just a case of stripping the wires a bit so the connection is reestablished and closing back up right? Or would ordering a new clip like this be better?
asked in /sew, here tooI want to dye these Bundeswehr Splitterschutzweste to light urban grey or dark blue for a more civilian look. I've no clue about dyeing atall. Reading up about it and watching some yt vids but am bit overwhelmed with dye options and lots of unsuccesful stories. I think the cloth is impregnated with some rain liner or something. Thx
>>2581097Maybe. Try stripping them and putting the wires back in and see if it works. Just make sure it’s tight because if it’s sending power through there, you don’t want some loose ass connection with a bunch of sparks when the thing gets shaking.Check online and see what the replacement costs. I’m sure you could get away with any 3-pin connector for the correct wire gauge if you want to chop the other end off and make it new and clean.
>>2581097that is an insulation displacement style connector. you don't want the wires stripped or they will fall out.you pull out the remnants of the wires still in there and try pushing a clean end straight down onto those prongs which cut through the insulation.impossible to see the state of the plug not least because it has some mosaic filter or something on it but it looks like you made a mess of opening it.did you have an idea of where it was loose? did you test it with a meter? did you wiggle it? or did you rip it out and pry it open for no reason like a deranged ape
>>2581292I'm pretty sure you can't dye that synthetic type of material.
This is a stupid question but I want to know whether this design of wall shelf is strong?The brown bit is the shelf itselfThe grey parts are the supports underneath the shelfThe red parts are plastic caps covering what I imagine to be some kind of screw, each of the supports have a few of themThe reason why I'm asking is because I want to put some very expensive things onto them which would lose their value if the shelf collapsed, I'm a bit paranoid
Does anyone have any advice on how to use one of these guys to cut glass? I'm trying to cut some and I am struggling to get a consistent mark in the glass to break it on. In addition, whenever I break the glass, I do not get a clean, straight break. Instead I get a break that is uneven. Do these cutters get worn out? I just used one that I found in my shed.
I am on municipal water. Recently (noticed today) my water tastes bad. I can't describe the taste... Earthy maybe? Perhaps ground water contamination?>Is there some website I can check to see if my municipality is having issues with their supply?>Is there a test kit to see what the impurity might be?>What are my troubleshooting steps?
>>2580938Thank you brother. Means alot
>>2581495Check your city's website for water quality tests and standards. Go to lowes to buy "groundwater test kits". As a stopgap, boil your water before drinking it. It may be mold in your pipes or tap and not the city's fault.
is it better to plant my lawn from 0 with fresh seeds or to buy those carpet style squares of grass and just water the garden. ??
>>2581569Buying turf only works if you know how to plant it. It's not an instant lawn. Planting is better that said, first find out why the lawn is dead. >Lack of lightplant low light groundcover plants instead. Grass with violets in it was popular for a long time so it's ironic that people say wild violets are a "weed" now. Frankly, lawns with wild violets not only are easier to care for, they get pops of color every time the grass it cut or grows low. Wild violet is non-toxic. Shoot for whatever specie is best suited or native to your area.>Poor soilPlant clover, not grass. Clover is less picky than grass and doesn't grow tall so you don't have to mow as much. Bees love it, too, and it has a nice smell. Even better: clover improves poor soil. Leaving it for a few years can make the ground healthy enough to add in a small garden!>Too dry (ex: Arizona)Don't plant grass! Xeriscape instead.>Too wetClover, again. Clover loves water and may do better than most grasses. Or perhaps consider moss instead of grass? Find wild native moss on rocks, toss it in a blender you don't care about. Fill the blender with water. Scatter the water across the wet dirt. Wait. Moss is very slow, but once it takes hold it sticks in a nice soft carpet that never ever needs mowing. Be patient!
Looking at getting the Klein ratcheting screwdriver, however i'm not a huge fan of the proprietary bits. Is there an "adapter" somewhere I can buy, like a bit extender that has that little ball so it locks into the screwdriver but accepts standard bits magnetically on the other end?
I have a stupid little electrical question that I’m trying to figure outI’ve got two ground heating blankets, one works, one doesn’t. I’ve found the instructions for testing them and I have my ohmmeter hooked up testing them etc. on the one that works I get the right reading between the leads, but no reading between the leads and the ground On the one that doesn’t work I get no reading between the leads but a reading between the leads and the ground. I know something’s wrong here but where would I start short of just stripping and rewiring the whole thing, I have very casual electric/electronic experience
Oh shid, new thread.Asking again.>>2569441
>>2581036Hey anonI too desired a less shitty dead end job and got into HVAC. Fire Alarm tech, crime scene cleanup, and equipment op were other things I checked out. Its going to be hard work (you arent 20 anymore) but if you try hard its 100% possible if you dont have a serious disability. Big thing is finding someone to take you on (friends dad, uncle, guy you kow from work) and making them like you. If this guy (dont work for women) can tolerate being in a truck with you for 14hours and you dont break shit... your set.
>>2582005Cheers for the response anon, I thought my querie had been lost in a sea of other posts. Filling out a joinery application form as I type.
>>2582044Fuck yeah man, I hope you absolutely kill it. First step is spooky but wish you the best of luck.
Need help making sense of this wiring diagram for a flouracent light fixture. Um trying to replace the tomb stones but I'm not sure what wire goes in which end or if it doesnt matter. They are non shunted tombstones. There are two red wires in one tombstone and two blue ones in the other.
Can I take my old school thermostats and convert them to smart? Want to regulate the heat more in the house since it's oil and expensive as fuck.
>>2582054Before buying one figure out if yours has a C wire. It probably won't, so you'll need to make sure to buy a smart thermostat that doesn't require one.
How do I suck less at drywall repair? I think I over-sanded. Going to start over again. My process is: spackle > sand > texture > paint
>>2579214Do any of you guys know a good solution to stop a glass cabinet from rattling when you walk by it on carpet?not a fatty, so inb4 lose weight
Going to sand more lightly this time
>>2582077the lower one is going to still fuck up, and probably the upper one as well. if you have a proper mud knife at least 6" wide then you skim a much larger area and try to feather the edges. The middle part should not have any ridges like are still visible in your new lower patch. Then gently sand around the edges to smooth it out, and just level the rest the minimum. You don't want a mound, especially if you ever work with eggshell or anything with a sheen, but even with flat you don't want much of a mound because light from a certain angle will make it visible.
>>2582081fml you're right. I'm going to cover a larger area with spackle.
Alright, we'll see what happens when I sand. I only have a 3" knife. Also this isn't the right type of texture spray, but I'm spraying lightly, so it should hopefully still look decent.
I have old, heavy, squeaky, orange communist era roller blinds and I want to make them less noisy. I remember applying WD40 once on one of the blinds and it became so unbearingly squeaky that the blinds are effectively permanently lowered on that window.>inb4 replaceI would but I'm moving in a few months so it's not really worth the investment unless I find some cheap ones that can fit into the box. also I only use 1 (big) window for ventilating.
>>2580931I like mine
>>2581862>reading between the leads and the ground.It's not properly grounded. Check your grounding wire. >>2581892Use the 3D prints to make a mold. Cast flower pots in clay, metal, or cement. Problem solved! >>2582128WD40 displaces water. It sucks as a lubricant and I really wish people would stop suggesting it. WD40 can dry out, leave residue, and make everything WORSE. Clean away the WD40 if you can. Use actual lubricating oil or at least try graphite powder to fix the squeak.
>>2581815I had the same issue with it and worked my snap-off ratchet screwdriver into my daily work bag. The adaptor will likely come out all the time and just be annoying. >LTT store has one I want to try>PBSwiss ratchet handles seem awesome, but I cant find any here>Wera and Wiha have some neat ones but im not sold yet>Mastercrap has micro that has lasted me beating on it since foreverId just buy the exact one you want since you will likely be using it a ton.
>>2582263I’m just doing what the troubleshooting manual said
Varnish won't strip off no matter how much stripper I use, how long I leave it or how much I sand it, scrape it and use steel wool. Rock solid varnish i guess but what do?
>>2582266Yeah I decided to get a Vessel one instead. I really liked the rubbery grip on the klein, but i'd much rather have the convenience of standard bits. There's too few good ratcheting screwdrivers on the market to choose from imo
If there's a threadlocker on something, does turning the thread after it's cured fuck up the hold, or will it "recure" given the opportunity?
>>258250399% sure you’re supposed to reapply threadlocker after you remove the fastener. If the threads are gummy with the old shit, you will still have some resistance I guess.
>>2582507It feels like a stupid question but this is the thread for it.I mean without removing it. Like I'm wanting to tweak a knife pivot, and without the thread locker I've had actual issues with the screw working out when I fidget-flip it.
Is this what a man with a hot latina wife looks like?
>>2582509>I mean without removing it.Doesn't matter if the screw comes out or not, if the thread lock is cured and the threads are moved, it's not like the adhesive is just going to go "oh, this is fine my molecular bonds won't break unless the screw goes ALL the way". Think about it: If you could turn the screw far enough to loosen it without breaking the thread locker, what was even the point of putting it there in the first place?You'll still get some effect out of it (any kind of crap in the threads will cause them to stick at least a little), but it won't be anywhere near the strength of the original bond.Caveat: I have no idea if this applies to the pre-applied stuff that you sometimes see in little packs of screws that come with crap like Ikea furniture or some electronic devices. It probably does, but IDK.>>2582521>Is this what a man with a hot latina wife looks like?This looks like a man who has several.
For UK bros or any country with brick housing:If I drill into the outside wall for a fixing would it ever be possible to hit any wiring? I’d assume not as any wiring would be on the other side of the cavity?
>>2582521>>2582554I only put a ring on one of the many fine Latinas.>tfw old Latina lady tells me I need to stop smoking so I can live long and make many many beautiful babies that look like me
What’s a good way to test a controller that won’t power on? Got a shit rinnai tankless heater and I’m tempted to connect the black and white wires of the controller directly to an outlet to test if it even turns on Fucking thing won’t connect or turn on once it’s plugged in despite the unit itself having power
What are some good materials for retaining heat? When i look up heat tape im only getting results for heat resistant tape, not heat absorbingI asked this question a week ago but never got to the bottom of it. Some recommended spray foam or aryfoil... Basically I'm trying to make my dehydrator work a bit better since its getting old and my first idea was to duct tape a folded piece if aluminum foil along the sides of the dehydrating trays minimize loss of heat, but maybe there's a better material for the job?
I want to make my house into a Farday cage. What's the cheapest and most permanent way to coat the outside with metal?
>>2582624Insulation is what you're looking for.
>>2582627You think something like this would do the trick?https://www.amazon.com/Inch-Pipe-Insulation-Tape-Resistant/dp/B0B8W5S9CY/
>>2582634I don't know what kind of size you're looking for but if it's just a strip the width of the tape on four sides, your heat losses out the side aren't enough to give a shit about.https://www.amazon.com/Corning-Owens-Insulation-Thick-Pieces-1sqft/dp/B097F6Q94Lif you have bigger areas of significant loss.
>>2582612Anon plz dont do that. Which model is it? I have a couple service manuals on my phone and couple boards kicking around for couple different Rinnai'sRead me through in graphic detail what it does when you plug it back in, it has gas, and water. We can find you a troubleshooting guide.
is there a technical term for the dull part of a tool that cuts by squeezing a blade against said dull surface?
>>2582662I believe that's called the anvil but I'm not certain. Maybe another anon can confirm.
what happens when you use old, slightly bent rebar instead of new fresh stuff?
>>2582653Hey anon still around? Sorry I didn’t see this sooner I went out and tested everything where the unit is plugged in and everything is good as far as power goes there’s 120v into tankless and I have gas and water flowing just fineI have the controllers black and white cables hooked to the 18g wire I have connected to units control location and nothing. Controller doesn’t turn on whatsoever no matter what I do the controller doesn’t respond even if I press the black button A to turn it onIs there any way to turn on the tankless without the controller? I keep seeing something about adjusting dip switches to do so It’s an RL75
>>2579214I've got a little led cob light that runs great off of 5 volts, I'd like to run it off of 12 V by changing the resistor. It's 4.1 ohms. What value resistor should I put in place of it to run it at the same brightness at 12V? If you don't mind running though the math, what equations are needed to figure out something like this?
>>2582695find out the diode's voltage drop by measuring it, then use ohms law or a calculator on the internet
>>2582690Rebar is usually the cause concrete fails. It expands and contracts with the seasons and micro cracks let in moisture, then rust starts breaking the concrete. So if you use old rebar, it will rust even faster and have a shorter lifespan. Concrete only lasts about ~100 years.
>>2581477get something much heavier than the things you want to put on the shelf and use that to test.
>>2582067hard to tell from the photo, is that paper tape? Sometimes it can get fucked up like that if you sand too much and expose the paper tape, which creates fuzzies that cause your primer and paint to not adhere properly. Whatever the type, your tape should be entirely hidden when it's time to prime and paint.>spackle > sand > texture > paintmud > sand only until smooth and uniform > roll on primer > roll on paintYour patch is way over-textured compared to the rest of the wall, and I suspect that's because you've gone in and tried to create that texture manually. Normal wall texture is just the texture left by a paint roller. Only use brushes when your roller can't fit, such as corners or around taped-off bits.
>>2582691No worriesI appologize in advance for the tons of questions incoming. >Have you had any weird power issues lately? >Does the unit make any noises (when plugged in) and what are they? Normally you will hear the water pump and gas valve.>If you have a multi meter there are fuse(s) listed in the schematic, may blown one somehow. >Reason I didnt want you to give mains power to the control panel is it operates on 11-13v dc, one of the trouble shooting test is across the leads>The terminals are normally screwdown, perhaps you arent getting a good electrical connection on the controller header>How old is the unit? It ever get serviced in the past for issues or maintaince? Do you have a water softener in your home? How is the condensate line run? I ref'd below / pile of manuals around the shop, my first guess is bad power. There is also a paper manual inside the door(on the off chance say dip switches got messed with). Most of the easy troubleshooting is unfortnately the error codes on the control panel though. https://media.rinnai.us/salsify_asset/s-d8dba17e-35c3-45d7-8953-8d3ce916df8d/100000244-VC%20Installation%20and%20Operation%20Manual.pdf
My electric fat tire's mantle is used and abused after driving for 1000km.I will buy another one, with more puncture resistance this time.hopefully that holds for 5k km at least.When it says 20x4 is this information all I need to know to get a new tire and maybe a new tube?I will have to change it myself now, that I am dreading to actually wait for a week for the bike shop and pay 80€ for a tire change.I just hope I can do this and can find the required tools.
My water comes in two varieties, ice cold and scalding hot. It applies to both faucets and my shower, with an extremely small range where I am able to control temperatures on a human scale. I remember reading about this forever ago but sealed the knowledge away because I rented for the first five years of my adulthood.Google is giving me unrelated answers when I ask it, so I must be phrasing it wrong somehow. What do I do to remedy this?
>>2582780You can turn the heat down on your water heater
Hydronic under floor heating.Can you ad hoc add rooms? Like, if you're replacing a system, just do the kitchen and bedroom, then add the bathroom and livingroom at a layer date?
>>2582757It’s a new unit we have installed in the back only now being turned on for the first time. I’m not sure about any particular sounds but as far as i am aware, everything seems to be flowing just fineCan’t find it in manually but can these function without the controller attached? All i see is something about dip switch being set to 5 for temperature but nothing on starting it without a controller
Mobile home cabinets: buy new versus refacing.This pic is not mine but the closest thing I could find since I'm not home atm. My early 90s mobile home has the cheapest cabinets I've ever seen. The doors are just a flat piece of (pressed) wood (nothing fancy whatsoever). Anyway here's an explanation of what I've got if the pic doesn't make sense:I've got 2 banks of upper cabinets (3 connected, straight basic cabinets as well as 3 that are in a corner "L" shaped--between window and fridge). The lowers consist of 3 taller doors, 2 are below the sink with 1 more to the right (same as in the pic). Beside the fridge I have 4 drawers. These drawers aren't even on casters, They turn to the left and right when you pull them out. This little bank of drawers almost certainly would need to be replaced. I'm on a budget and don't see the point in spending $1500-2000 on cabinets when the cabinets themselves (sans for the drawers) are fine, it's just the doors and facing that are hideous. What I was thinking was I could pull the cabinet doors off, and cut a piece of real wood (instead of pressed), using the current door holes as a template, stain or paint this and install over the current junk (or pop that old piece off and replace entirely). Then buy new doors (paint/stain). Thoughts? I don't plan to live here forever and this place is old enough that I just don't think it's a good investment to put all new doors.
>>2582994thinking along the lines of this: New veneer https://www.familyhandyman.com/project/cabinet-refacing/#:~:text=You%20simply%20cover%20the%20cabinet,place%20for%20even%20greater%20savings.
Recently bought a house, bought it knowing that two outlets on main floor don't work. today I'm in the process of renovating parts of it and I decided to follow the knob and tube to find that this is split, and it trails to the two outlets that don't have power. With a cut like this, is is possible for me to splice this safely, or should I just completely rewire it?
>>2582765Yeah that’s probably right, 20 is likely the rim diameter and 4 is the width if it’s a fat tire. I don’t know if any bicycle tires do a sidewall height measurement like cars.>>2582780This >>2582783Unless you have a fucked shower cartridge possibly.
If I dug a water well on my property could I use the well as a drain for excess storm water attached to a French drain system to clear out standing water spots on my property?Like, can you just let gravity fed water go back into the aquifer? Am I thinking about a well to simplified?
>>2582683i looked it up and it seems like this is only true with calipers. i can't find any cases of it being used in reference to cutting tools.
>>2583026I think he’s right. On shears like that with one sharp part and one dull part, it’s normally the anvil.
how do you windshield niggers apply rainex to your nigger windshield?I used to have a real piece of shit niggermobile and I would just hop the fuck up on that niggers hood and rub that rainex right on my niggershield. But I just bought a brand new SUV and I dont want to turn this thing into another niggermobile.
>>2583030I get the Rain-X wiper fluid, applies the shit as you use it.Otherwise for a new SUV, get a step stool and lay a blanket over the fender
>>2583033very white of you.
>>2583031>>2583029alright, thank you.
ok, my screwdriver has room for 8 bits in the handle plus one on the tip. what bits and sizes would you put in there.
>>2583089Are they double-ended? t6, t8, s/m/l of flat and crosshead, and a roberston drive for electrical. Don't carry it loaded.
Dumb Question. A tree in my backyard snapped in half and nicked my house. I had a company come and they cup up what part of the tree that was on my house. Now I'll have to remove the rest myself. Can you just give me any tips? this is my first time doing this. I have a bow saw and a small chainsaw. Looking for safety tips mostly but if you have any tricks up your sleeves I'd love to hear 'em.
>>2583149Watch YouTube videos buy the chaps if you feel inclined. Cut one thing at a time, don't use the tip to cut especially the top part of the tip (the dangerous kickback occurs). How do you have no experience but own a bow saw lol. Hand-me-down? You're gonna need a bigger saw I imagine than what you currently have. I'd buy the biggest echo or husq you can afford.
>building a house with your own hands with no previous experiencehow stupid of an idea is this? asking for a friend.
>>2583192Stupid. Look for the other 1000 threads in diy about this topic.
>>2583101not double ended
Can someone recommend me a high quality screwdriver set that's in the $50-100 range? I'm trying to find something that has at least 4 Phillips and 4 Flatheads. I'm tired of buying junk sets and want a set that will last for years.
>>2582780Anon the answer you want is a mixing valve. Dont turn the heat down on your water heater. You can install (depending on you plumber skill points) one directly above your water heater to mix the hot side with cold before it sends to the rest of the house. There normally just little 3 way looking guys with a plastic cap to protect the adjustment screw. Very common (esp on air handlers) and solve this exact issue.
>>2582860Sorry about the delay. Guessing you didnt check the units fuses / if the socket is properly grounded / if the control board wires are loose?If there is a way to dip switch out the controller I personally havent seen it but Rinnai has a call in tech support number. Honestly id consider a warranty claim if you can / dont want to dissaemble the unit. They are pretty ok about it most of the time esp if you can convince them its DOA. Boring answer but if the board is dead this is the go. They may even repace the entire unit sans delivery and install. ALWAYS test gas appliances on install day, never wait, unless its literally new construction and there isnt a line into the house yet. Wish I knew the konami code for you anon.
>>2583018>can you just let gravity fed water go back into the aquifer?No. Rain water is full of dirt, smoke, and pollution even in the cleanest of areas. Ground water is filtered through literally hundreds of feet of dirt sand and rocks which results in clean water. Aquifers are especially deep and hard for water to get to which is why they are so clean. Putting filthy rain water into an aquifer will wreck your groundwater. > drain for excess storm water attached to a French drain system to clear out standing water spots on my propertyConsider building a drainage ditch to channel water away from the standing areas, Maybe even make a small ornamental pond in one of the standing water spots. The pond will hold the water for you. Add in some fish (at least some common minnows) to eat mosquitoes plus a few pond plants like cat tails to eat any nitrogen and you'll be fine. You MUST put plants and fish in the pond or it will become an algae filled pit of mosquitoes. If any standing water areas remain, either add in semi-aquatic plants or water hungry plants to help drain the water. Things that like wet roots like peppermint plants or even a willow tree can really help clear small wet areas. Big marshy areas are better turned into ponds or marshes, IMHO.
>>2583261Screwdrivers come in sets of 5 or 6, anon. I'll demonstrate.Cheapshit screwdriver set: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-Screwdriver-Set-6-Piece-48-22-2706/302174847The same set marketed to women: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-Screwdriver-Set-8-Piece-48-22-2718/302174922The same set again, this time marketed to women who have children: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-Screwdriver-Set-10-Piece-48-22-2710/302174758Don't buy that garbage obviously.Very good for the price: https://www.wurthusa.com/Tools/Hand-Tools/Screwdrivers/Assortments-and-Sets/ZEBRA-Screwdriver-Set---Hexagon-Blade---Phillips-and-Slotted-Head---With-Wrench-Adapter--6-Pieces-%284/p/061394226Very price for the good: https://neprostools.com/collections/screwdriver-sets/products/a000259Obligatory German sex toys: https://hausoftools.com/products/wera-05007680001-334-sk-6-rack-screwdriver-set-kraftform-plus-lasertip-and-rack-6-pcGood, albeit in a very effeminate 8-piece set: https://www.southwire.com/tools-equipment/drivers/8-piece-screwdriver-set/p/65139940(Note how they have holes for lanyards instead of strike plates, so you can wear them as fashion accessories. Typical 8-piece screwdriver set.)
>>2583261The one in your pic. Or one of the Wiha sets. Or Felo Ergonic, I really really like my Felo drivers.The 8pc set is kind of rare, the only one I have seen is Vessel because they give you PH3 and 2x stubby drivers. 5pc is the most common witb PH1 and PH2 and 3 slotted drivers. If anything, get the 5pc or 6pc set and buy the 2 stubby drivers by themselves.
>>2583382>>2583261Here’s some heavy duty drivers. Wiha also has a 12pc set with the stubby drivers for like $80, but not the heavy duty.
>>2583261https://www.amazon.com/Williams-100P-8MD-8-Piece-Premium-Screwdriver/dp/B002NH5F30Don't mess with anything elseThis has the 3 main Phillips heads, 3 main flat blades, And 2 cabinet flat blades
I've got a pin prick pipe leak. I disconnected the water and put some pc marine on it but after a few hours it blasted a hole right through. Anything tougher that might hold?
>>2583395Fwiw, those are exactly the same as the old Snap On screwdrivers. And the Snappy screwdrivers are supposed to be really good because mechanics hammer the fuck out of them into rusty shit and they keep going.>>2583406I actually saw some video that didn’t seem like a retarded useless lifehack type thing, dude got a piece of like rubber radiator hose with an ID about the size of the pipe, cut a ~2” length, then sliced it along the length so it fit around the pipe. Then get yourself one of the hose clamps with the screw and put the clamp over the rubber hose directly on top of the pinprick leak and tighten her down.Don’t know how long it lasts, but dude was a legit plumber and claimed it’s like the only quick fix that actually works.
>>2583406>>2583424Here’s a pic of itLooks like they sell actual leak fixes that are pretty much a clamp with two bolts and a rubber strip as well.
>>2583426>>2583406Or these?I’m with you though, I have never had any luck trying to fix leaks with epoxy or putty or wrap, the pressurized water always works it’s way through or blows through it immediately. Even FlexSeal! products.
I'm sick of pulling weeds, I want to put cement and then these nice stones on top.How viable is it for me to pour my own concrete here.Do I need to dig the soil underneath? How much?
I want to upgrade my fuses to a breaker box.My city uses 2023 NEC. Besides pissing off the electrician why shouldn't I try to do the things required by 2023 NEC to save money on my own.Example: bonding my furnace and water heater, installing a permanent fire alarm, etc.I really only need the guy to build the panel.
>>25834805" slab6" stone
I need to solder an ic (https://www.digikey.co.uk/en/products/detail/cirrus-logic-inc/CS4270-CZZ/923160) onto this partially populated board. Never soldered anything that small before. Advice?
Unsure of what type of holes I should cut in it, never done something like this before.Needle? drill? Puncturing?It's 29m length, 8mm in diameter. Got it hooked to a small 300 liter/hour pump.
any easy/practical way to tell what nm range my harbor freight uv flashlight emits at? I'm almost sure its nowhere near UVC, but am still curious
What's a good tool kit to start out for a growing commercial plumber apprentice? Milwaukee? Rigid? Dewalt? I'm leaning towards Rigid because it seems like it's plenty for a good 5 years or so. Has enough tool selection for my work and a nice warranty. All of my coworkers use Milwaukee.
>>2583527Might be able to make a ghetto spectrometer with a difraction grating fashioned from a CD. Not sure if the polycarbonate will block the UV though.Or if you are an /ohm/ guy see if it deletes stuff from those old UV EPROMs those usually need quite hard UV.
>>2583508You'll fuck it up. You'll need to practice on donor boards to even get bad at it.
>>2583551Ridgid has all the basic stuff, but Milwaukee has by far the best lineup for tradies like plumbers. You’re going to pay, but Ridgid isn’t going to sell you shit like the PEX crimpers and the copper pipe cutters and knockout tools and all that shit.I mean your first few years you might be able to get away with Ridgid, but when you really get into it, there’s a reason so many of the dudes use Milwaukee.DeWalt has a pretty good lineup too and they have a lot of the specialty tools, but Milwaukee is the only one who focused on those trades while everybody else is aimed at general contractors and shit.
>>2583480nope, you do not need to dig out the soil, just pour it. I will say you do want to compact the dirt first, allthough it is probably already pretty compacted. use rebar.
>>2581478Those cutters are shit - the cutting wheels are useless. Get a pencil cutter - they're a little more, but work a lot better. I've never gotten a good cut from the cheap ones like the one in your pic.Related: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbJ04hvaNb0
Brit shit here. Bought a volt gauge for the car, it says to use 18awg wire. I've tried working it out myself but what amp cable should I use?Local Halfords use amp for measurement.
Is 1.3v still a recoverable range for lithium batteries? Took some cells out of an obsolete laptop battery. Haven't got a purpose in mind for them yet but if it's a low chance of usefulness I won't bother spending the $10 for a charger.
>>2583589I have access to a hot air reflow station. If I tape everything off with kafton,(sp?) Tape, would that be easier?
didn't see this thread so I'm reposting it hereI'm buying a Makita drill (just the drill) in the box off ebay but I'm not sure if I need certain battery and charger or what it's compatible with whatever. Pic rel
>>2583760You'll need at least a 12V battery with makita's proprietary connection format. They make adapters if you have other brands' batteries already, probably not worth over just buying makitas.
Is this okay for a wiring diagram for a relatively simple control cabinet? It's a pretty basic layout, but would an electrician scoff at this? The whole system can fit on one page
I accidentally dropped a blob of hot glue into a drain and flushed it down. Will it disintegrate on its own or will it give me a clog later?
>>2583007someone please help this retarded nigger out
I have a reciprocating saw and an impact wrench. What tool should I buy next? I was thinking a drill? Should I get a regular drill or an impact drill? Whats more useful?
>>2584161if you want general advice, for most projects you want to be able to cut something to attach two things. Next option would be to get a drill or impact driver, or probably both in a bundle if you can
>>2584167What tool do you use more? Your impact driver or your drill?
>>2584190if you're building get an impact, if youre repairing get a drill
>>2584190I would get a combo kit. So many of the big brands will sell you a basic drill or impact driver with one battery on sale for $99, or you can often get the drill and impact driver plus 2 batteries for like $149.When you’re building shit, you use the drill to make the pilot hole and the impact driver to send the fastener.Fwiw, in my go-bag with one power tool, I picked an impact driver instead of a drill. You can drill holes when needed if you get hex shank bits, and I use it all the time instead of a screwdriver or ratchet. But if I could only own one, I would probably take the drill because a drill is better at driving than the driver is at drilling IMO. Any larger holes with an impact driver become a bit chaotic, but also driving larger screws with a drill puts a lot more strain on your wrist than the impact driver.
I took the tracks off my shower surround because the doors were hella dated. How do I seal where the screws went into the plastic? Surely not just silicone?
>>2584280Yup, silicone and paint. Or I used boat epoxy on a crack in the wall of my tub.
>>2583526Here's a how to: https://www.treehugger.com/how-to-create-your-own-drip-irrigation-system-5184802
I'm struggling to understand what an inductor does. What can it do that a capacitor cant?
>>2584584The best place for a beginner to start understanding something like this would be Maxwell's equations.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxwell%27s_equations
>>2584584Inductors keep current stable, capacitors keep voltage stable.
I put too much drywall mud on one corner and the shit is like cement to where two out of my three sanders won't touch it with 120 grit. I've been using my belt sander but that monster barely touches it as well. Is there an easier way or do I just have to suffer?
I need to fix a jigsaw puzzle made of card to a corkboard, I was thinking just get it on there with some PVA glue but if you got any better ideas let me know
>>2584591Autistic answer>>2584623Straight forward, and sociable.God I hate autistic people.
>>2584662Are you legitimately retarded?
>>2584666>op says he's gonna use pva glue>gets called a retard with a picture of pva glueholy fuck anon you are the retard
>>2584668I didn't call you a retard for using pva glue, I called you a retard for trying to complicate an elementary school level project. Thanks for proving me right.
>>2584680Not the OP but he was asking if there was any alternatives, bet you're really fun at parties huh
Hey so I was making this little barrier wall for my a small bed and originally planned for it to be just 2 courses tall. I had a few extra blocks and I'm kinda liking the idea of 3 courses better.What do you guys think looks better, 2 or 3 courses? Probably gonna switch out the bushes for something that flowers too, so I'd take any recommendations on thise as well. I'm in hardiness zone 7b
>>2584683It's a project for 8 year olds. Does it need that much thought? Why would you need an alternative?
>>2584684Ask your husband
>>2584702Jesus christ you're a fucking autist
>>2584720Keep trying to hang on to the scraps of your ego.
Guy walks into the job site wearing this and slaps your work bfs ass, what do you do?
>>2584703I will have to catch him before he starts drinking, but still open to outside opinions
weird question that im not sure how yo phrase eight but fuck it. is there a cheap ghetto way to generate penetrating disinfecting rays a touch stronger than UVC? do the bright sparks emitted from touching live wires (like the ones emitted from an old laptop power adaptor) have disinfecting properties?
>>2584785I have no idea, sorry, but I really want to know the context for this question.
okay i'm a software developer and one of my colleagues made fun of me and ridiculed me at work because i've never used a power drill in my entire life before.clearly i need a new hobby that's /diy/ related so i can learn these manly skills that i'm supposed to have (right?), but i'm not sure what is good for beginners.i was thinking wood working, but then it seems you need a fairly expensive setup (work bench, tools, materials, etc) so maybe not. i was also thinking i could get into soldering (PC equipment etc) but maybe that's not manly enough.any ideas?
>>2584835Why care if someone is making fun of you for not being handy?Enjoying making shit, whatever it is, is way more important then if some software dev thinks your manly. Btw post your programmer socks since your clearly a bottom and care about what other people think of you.
>>2584835How about ignore your coworkers and do what makes you happy? If you let others define your masculinity, then you will never be man enough for anyone. You need to define yourself. Not them. As to hobbies: only do things you are actually interested in doing. If you do things you aren't interested in, then you are going to get bored and walk away with a lot of unfinished stuff and a lot of lost money.
>>2584733Sir this is a pizzahut and I will not have you objectifying Brad despite your very fancy hard hat. He may be a slut but pizzahut is a family and were going to have to ask you to leave. Also please pickup the empty cans of white claw that fell out of your hyundai with the 'dirty hands make clean money' sticker. Thanks.
>>2584835If you want a universally applicable starting point taking a community college auto shop course is one way, but a very cool complementary program would be mechatronics because you learn the hardware end of control systems while the software end will be a breeze. I suggest that because it makes you more versatile and there's money to be made.Adult technical education is big fun. I took machine shop and welding in retirement to further my hobbies but I was already a skilled mechanic.
>>2584785You sound like a middle east ESL retard.
>>2584835During less basedlant
Why do nogs not change the battery in their smoke alarms?
>>2582128WD-40 is not a lubricant. WD-40 IS NOT A LUBRICANT. WD-40 will just remove whatever grease or other lubrication was on your blinds, and make them squeak more. What you need is some kind of household oil. If you have mineral oil that would work perfectly.
im going to mix up some concrete but someone threw a near empty bucket of house paint and a soaked paint roller in my 55gal drum of water i hauled in. will the latex strengthen my concrete or should i toss this water?
I want to build my own chicken coop. I have lots of materials on hand however I would like some direction or advice without having to watch multiple conflicting YouTube videos
>>2584978What kinda chickens? How many? Do you have any wood working skills and tools? What climate?What budget?
>>2584979>What kinda chickens? Laying chickens though I haven’t narrowed it down to a breed yet, probably whatever I can source locally and not from Tractor Supply>How many? I think I will start with 6-8 however depending on how it goes I may expand in the future>Do you have any wood working skills and tools? Not professional but I build things around the house>What climate?I believe USDA plant zone 9b so mild winters and hot summers >What budget?I would prefer not to spend any money on materials besides on chicken wire. I have a small amount to start out with and probably enough wood with build a small (human sized) house.
>>2584982Neat. I dont know anything about chickens but figured that was info you should have included in the first post.
>>2584982A box with a roof and multiple doors. Give it about 3 and a half feet of internal height. It would help also if the top is removable. Put a few internal walls about 6 inches high to make the chickens more comfortable with nesting there. Also put the roof on a hinge so you can actually access the eggs. During the summer leave the doors open, during the winter close all but one. If you're dealing with foxes you can never really keep them out with chicken wire and things, you basically have to fully enclose the entire chicken pen like it's a federal supermax prison which is gay. Better to just pen the chickens in and have an attentive guardian or livestock dog.
>>2584971It's just water. Toss it.>>2584001Hot glue is plastic. Welcome to clog city, population: you. Get it out of the drain ASAP before it gets really nasty.>>2583007Dear god that ancient patchwork to the left of the top circle. This place needs a rewiring badly in general. Don't patch anything. Replace it.
>>2584994Why do you want a chicken coop?To post some more child porn in?
>>2585000So basically just a 3 1/2x3 1/2ft cube will do?>If you're dealing with foxes you can never really keep them out No foxes but I am mildly worried about opossum and raccoons, I’m hoping my mutts will keep them away.
>>2585064Not that guy, but at least a 3ft by 3ft cube per bird. Inside there needs to be a foot wide nesting ledge about six inches above the ground. You will need an electric heater for winter set to at least 60F plus a water source and food. The coop will need air circulation so have some venting under the eaves, kind of like a human house. Insulation is optional but reduces heating bills. If you insulate make sure you have an internal wall and not exposed fiberglass.Chickens can fly about 6-10 feet off the ground, so more height is OK as it makes it easier for them to move around. It also makes it a lot easier to get inside so you can take out eggs and clean up dung. And hens do get territorial, especially when nesting. Giving them some space makes it less likely that they will literally kill each other. Lower stress also improves egg yields. Be sure to let the birds out during the day to scratch and peck in the yard. Birds like space, even if they are literally chickens. They will want back in the coop at sundown, though, so leave the door open for them. Lock them in after dark to keep out raccoons and such then open it again first thing in the morning. If you want to get fancy, add a timer that opens the door for you about an hour after dawn.
How do hydraulic cylinders add up?If I take 2 hydraulic cylinders with 10T of force (I know that's not how they're rated, but bear with me), do I now have 20T of force? Or do I just have 10T over a wider area?
>>2585145They should add up, or disperse the weight between them. Lifting a 6k item with a 10k cylinder, you have 6k of pressure. Lifting the same 6k item with 2 evenly spaced 10k cylinders, you have 3k of pressure on each.
Hello boomers of diy I have a couple of questions for youCan I use this on my 12" miter saw to cut metal (aluminum mostly) without dying? The saw cuts at about 3800 rpm and the cutting disc says it's rated for well over that but I still worry about it exploding
>>2585220Also what is the purpose of these pliers? They were in a toolbox a tweaker sold me for $15 that he stole from what seemed to be an automotive mechanic
>>2585221Propably yes. Also use saw for alu. And also also for ceramic tiles.
>>2585232Ah that makes sense, scoring and snapping the tile? Thanks I am just a clueless wood elf
>>2585249Tile nipper, great for taking very small cuts very quickly.
>>2584971do you know the amount of work it took to haulthat water?
>>2583672You should be fine with the cheap 10 amp probes that you can find all over the place for doing anything with a regular 12 volt system on a car. They typically have the wire guage listed on packaging somewhere too.
>>2579214Replace some of the sand and aggregate with lime, quickcrete (non-slaked/hydrated lime), and a pozzolan (buy it at store, or try pulverized brick dust or pulverized pumice powder). You'll probably need some more water and you must get it on the ground fast so add the quickcrete last.This is apparently the recipe for self-healing roman concrete, according to recent research.
>>2579575Use potters clay, cut it to form at a hobby shop and pay them to bake it for you in a kiln.
>>2580360Cut up an old towel into long strips, buy flat thumbtacks, and put a single layer of towel strip on the inside of the door. Attach it to either the door or the doorjamb, but you only need one layer.Around the floor put an old towel you rolled up loosely unless you have a cat or nuisance housemates, in which case buy something to install there that raises the gap, then attach those brush-like pads to the bottom of the door.Afterwards put something heavy in front of the door like a bookshelf, or attach coat hooks and hang clothes on and around it.
Got a chinesium 43cc weedwacker thats fuckedGot new carb, cilinder and spark plugsDoesn't start most of the time and if by any miracle it does it stalls the moment i pull the throttleWhat can I do?
>>2585405Does it run on starter fluid? Does it have a spark? If your fuel lines are good and the carb isn’t DOA, check the spark. Make sure the run/stop switch isn’t fucked as well. That’s the only other real part that could prevent it from running with a new carb and plug
>>2585405>>2585485Sorry by check the spark I mean confirm the run switch is good and if so and no obvious damage to the plug wires, and if you still don’t have a good spark, probably the little induction coil deal.
>>2585133I own this book, pic related, and the only diy coop it has instructions for says a 3x6x2 (36sqft) coop is satisfactory for 3 birds, with the roof extending another 3 ft or so for roosting space and says as long as the coop is moved regularly a run is only optional. If that’s the case I don’t see why a 3.5x3.5x3.5 (42+sqft) plus say a 2ft ceiling wouldn’t be good enough especially since I plan to free range the chickens. I definitely think you’re exaggerating saying a 3ft cube is necessary for a single chicken.
>>2585133>>2585562Of course I forgot to attach the image
>>2585486Afaik run switch seems to work fine (if it's running turning off the switch obviously stalls it so it seems to work), now about the spark i don't know, there is a spark but idk enough to say if it's a good spark, sorry
I have a harbor freight torque wrench but it only goes up to 150 ft lbs and I need 180 to reinstall a main pulley bolt on a Toyota truck. Is there any way to estimate the remaining 30 lbs so I don’t have to buy a new wrench?
How do i wear out a shirt print without wearing the shirt itself?
>>2585634Lube the bolt threads. That always lowers the torque required by 20-40%
>>2585634Hold a 30lb dumbbell while torquing.
>>2585634Spend the 60 bucks and get a 3/4" torque adapter
Bottoms leaking when tap turned on.Is this a cartridge issue or a rubber o ring issue?
>>2585804Probably 0 ring, but hard to tell until you take it apart.
Is there a cheap and safe way to clean out a old pill style propane tank? I am pricing a build on a oxygen generator setup for glassblowing. I could save at least a thousand reusing a old but sturdy propane tank I’d guess 300 gallons to he used as a high volume low pressure oxygen storage tank. Oxygen in the presence of oil creates a spontaneous combustion hazard and the stink oil in propane is oil right? What would I be looking at to clean a old tank out and would I need solvents that’ would cost more the the savings I’d get from recycling the tank.
Got a fly infestation in my house - 3 different types. Pic related is 2/3 (2 on the left are the same type). The 3rd type is regular house flies.Can anyone ID these? So far Ive found them congregating by the cats litter box so ive started emptying it out way more often and put mothballs in the trash which has helped. Now they are congregating in the bedrooms. Im trying to seal up all the electrical with spray foam but they just keep coming. Any advice?
>>2585962>How do I clean oil off of metalAre you really this retarded? Just use some Dawn, you stupid fuck.
can i use velveeta cheese in my concrete mix?>>2584971we asked a few concrete people and they said the paint water would be fine, possibly may cure faster (i think it did)shall we throw a lb of velveeta into the next mix? what could go wrong?
Looking to make something like pic related but with each generation of gameboy up through the 3ds. What would be a good way to secure them into the shadow box that won't leave any lasting damage? For ones like picrel they just smooth them between the glass and backing but that will be bad for buttons and won't work for my multigeneration thing. Is there some kind of tape like adhesive that would be good? I have access to a 3d printer but designing and printing different clip in brackets is a lot to do and won't look as clean.
>>2586082Just use whatever you use to tape your penis back, faggot
I'm a commercial locksmith and have been looking to buy a couple tools for myself that are an upgrade from what my boss gave me to make jobs easier. I often have to drill door holes through metal doors with stainless steel plates and sometimes thick strikes, would a Milwaukee 12V brushless drill have enough power for this to be a piece of cake or should I look at 18V? Have been interested in other tools in the m12 battery ecosystem including the impact, cordless vacuum, etc. Don't have a stake in the brand war, open to suggestions. Been using an 18V Ridgid drill and it's held up well for a while.
>>2586108if you have a 18v ridgid why would you downgrade to some piece of shit 12v. What bit do you use to drill door holes in stainless steel btw?
>>2586120idk, just wondering about relative strength between the older Ridgid brushed and the new 12V brushless models or other 18V. I don't mind going ad hoc tools but since I need niche shit it might just make sense to commit to a brand that caters to pros. Was using lenox 2" from lowes and Milwaukee 7/8" bit, wasn't exactly impressed with either of them and will probably invest in a better hole saw bit specifically made for stainless steel in the future.