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"/diy/ - Do It Yourself" is 4chan's imageboard for DIY/do it yourself projects, home improvement, and makers.

Makers gonna make!
Welcome to /diy/, a place to:

Post and discuss /diy/ projects, ask questions regarding /diy/ topics and exchange ideas and techniques.

Please keep in mind:
- This is a SFW board. No fleshlights or other sex toys.
- No weapons. That goes to /k/ - Weapons. The workmanship and techniques involved in creating objects which could be used as weapons or the portion of a weapons project that involves them (e.g., forging steel for a blade, machining for gunsmithing, what epoxy can I use to fix my bow) may be discussed in /diy/, but discussing weapon-specific techniques/designs or the actual use of weapons is disallowed. Things such as fixed blade knives or axes are considered tools, things such as swords, guns or explosives are considered weapons.
- No drugs or drug paraphernalia (See Global Rule 1). If you want to discuss something that could involve such things (e.g., carving a tobacco pipe from wood) that's fine, but make sure it's /diy/ related and doesn't involve drugs or it will result in deletion/ban.

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what is this thing?
I have absolutely no clue what this thing is, or how to use it.

Can someone tell me?
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why arent you sleeping inside your car to avoid boomers rent?
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Let's stop the Wuhan virus.
diy PAPR
It hangs in the air for hours. It infects through the eyes as well as the nose and mouth. Masks and goggles are uncomfortable and easy to misuse and let the infection in.

What we really need are PAPRs (Powered Air Purifying Respirators). Lots of PAPRs. Maybe a billion or more. But they're specialty items, costing hundreds to thousands of dollars. It might take years to supply a billion, and by then it'll be too late. If we had them now, we'd be equipped to get R0 less than one, and stop the pandemic.

But the basic elements of a PAPR are abundant and inexpensive: HEPA filters (most importantly, and the rarest ingredient, but there are a lot of them around), fans, power sources, hoses, and plastic. They filter air and blow it into a hood, maintaining a positive pressure, so only filtered air flows into the hood.

Here's my shitty DIY PAPR. It's a space heater (that can run in fan only mode), with a HEPA filter and hose from a vacuum cleaner, a vacuum cleaner bag cut in half on the back (for a first-pass filter, so the HEPA filter wouldn't clog as quickly), a ziplock bag, a transparent garbage bag, and lots of duct tape.

I tried making it portable, but my drill battery + auto inverter cut out as the motor was starting up. I also tried using a computer case fan, but it didn't push nearly enough air through the filter.

So mine requires wall power, and barely works. Can you do better?
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Anybody familiar with this group? I would like /diy/ opinions.

Quick rundown:
Modifiable open source designs for houses to make from plywood pieces from a CNC router. Kind of like 20th century sears catalog home kits.
The point is that it dramatically lowers the complication and the necessary skill set compared to conventional construction.

What do you think? Pros and cons?
Suppose you were building yourself a small house and this meets your needs, and you had access to a CNC machine. Any reason you wouldn't recommend this option?
The organization also tries to help connect you with engineers and builders and such, which is a nice service. It's still free afaik.
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Bike thread
Frame 2
Does anyone know what this piece is called and if it can be replaced?
Also, bike thread.
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Do you believe appliances should have a barebone electromechanical design?
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I've been making audio diffusers in my shop but the wood glue isn't cutting it. What kind of adhesive should I be using. It's mostly pine to pine.
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nub tool
I need help puting my idea into CAD because I've never used it.
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Any anons ever use ICFs before? I intend to buy some land in the next year or two and build my own house on it. We are far enough north that basements are common. Im planning on doing the basement walls in ICFs with me doing the work. Ill sub out the concrete pour.

Just wondering if they are as straight forward as they look.
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What skill should I learn for 100 hours straight?
I am given task to train a skill for full 100 hours. And then these experimental scientists measure me. They measure me before 100 hours, and after to see difference.

It has to be somewhat simple. And I get 9000€ for this experiment.

Any advice?
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Boomer parents' home just got broken into while they are away and now they want to get a security system. They were thinking of the Arlo Pro 3, thinking they can use local storage to get around the live plan, but from what I read it only supports up to 2TB of storage which doesn't seem like it will last long given the high definition recordings with audio across multiple cameras. The storage also needs to be directly plugged into the camera, which is bad since a smart enough thief can just remove the storage to erase evidence, which is not a very high bar nowadays given how common computers are. I'm also not entirely sure they can stream the footage live from the local storage without a subscription.
Is there another solution that offers both local storage and live streaming over an app?
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Can someone explain what my anti wasp spray means when it claims to have a dielectric breakdown of 47,300 volts? I already asked /sci/ with no results
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Electrocuted by a phone?
Recently I have read of more and more people who are getting electrocuted by their phone

Apparently one girl in France was in the bath and her phone fell in and she died
How does that work? Even if it was on charge there would have only been a maximum of 12v going through the phone

Another one was where some guy had his phone on charge and was wearing ear buds and he was electrocuted by the phone

I must have read about 10 different stories about peoples phones killing them with electric shock
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Finding a trade
How do you even get a job as a trader/apprentice with zero experience and no education? I hear this all the time, "just go out and look for apprenticeships, people will hire with no experience if you're willing to work". Okay well I did, I took a look a opportunities as a welder, so all welder positions start at $14/hr and go up to $22/hr, not bad but these are all shops that want people with experience no noobs allowed. I tried looking for an apprenticeship, found exactly only one in my city, except they require (and they made sure to indicate "must have") a welding certificate. I'm not completely retarded but I think I'm capable of handling a trade, in manufacturing. I know some machining concepts, I can use machinist tools but I don't actually know CNC or programming. Still, I have experience operating machines, a surface grinder and a sheeter (cutting 3 ton paper rolls into large sheets for industrial printing). Yet when I apply for jobs it seems employers don't think I am somehow fit for these jobs, what gives? Why is it so hard to get into trades?
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Resources on Timber Framing
I am just getting started on searching for vacant land, homesteading, and building a timber frame house from scratch to avoid boomer rent and debt.

I found a few free resources, but nothing more modern. Obviously there are 1000 buildalongs on youtube that want you to buy their plans and precut kits and other dumb shit, but the real gold are the tutorials about how to mill and hew a log for timber framing.

I found a local guy that collects old tools, and I taught myself how to use and refurbish old chisels, slicks, axes, adzes, and other tools.

I'm also researching sawmills (alaskan, fixed, etc), and if they are worth it in this process.

Heres some hand-drawn timber frame plans from a few universities:

Does anyone have any tips on searching and purchasing vacant land, building house footings, any other free timber frame home plans, and any other advice?
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Is it true you can just go to a construction site and ask if you can work there, and they may let you work on the construction?
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/ohm/ - electronics general, rfid edition
>I'm new to electronics. Where to get started?
It is an art/science of applying principles to requirements.
Find problem, learn principles, design and verify solution, build, test, post results, repeat

>Project ideas:

>Principles (by increasing skill level):
Mims III, Getting Started in Electronics
Geier, How to Diagnose & Fix Everything Electronic
Kybett & Boysen, All New Electronics Self-Teaching Guide
Scherz & Monk, Practical Electronics for Inventors
Horowitz and Hill, The Art of Electronics

>Design/verification tools:
NI Multisim
iCircuit for Macs
KiCAD (PCB layout software, v5+ recommended)

Mouser, Digi-Key, Arrow, Newark, LCSC (global)
RS Components (Europe)
eBay/AliExpress sellers, for component assortments/sample kits (caveat emptor)
Local independent electronics distributors

>Related YouTube channels:

>Li+/LiPo batteries
Read this first:
>headphone jack noise
>I have junk, what do?
Get rid of it.
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Stupid Tampon Clog
I've been snaking for 3 hrs and pulled up countless tampons from the previous Tennant's. I'm about ready to cut it all off and re-do it all. Galvanized pipe is fine, water flows through. ALL the ABS is clogged in the bend, the snake won't push through. What do?
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Van Life Dream vs Reality
>van life reality

Van life sounds like it could be great, but pitfalls like having no shower, toilet, heating, AC, standing space ...etc do not.

I'm teetering the line between idealisticly dreaming about it (building my own van to travel with my girlfriend for months) and realisticly thinking about actually living in a van for months.

I'm willing to be <10k into a van. With access to a tool shop for free, time, and will, I want to plan and build a van that will avoid the pitfalls.

Encourage me with what you know, or talk me out of it /diy/.
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/ham/ Amateur Radio General
Homebrew Edition
Previous Thread >>1757869

>New to /ham/? Read this!
>n00b FAQ

>Online Practice Tests:

> Real-Time Propagation Data

>Space Weather

>Portable End Fed Zepp

>2m Cu Slim Jim
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Home renovations, need to replace some flooring
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Just bought a house and decided to rip out the old kitchen and bathroom and turn it into one large kitchen. I want to continue the floorboards that are in the rest of the house but the house was built in the 1930s.

Builder tells me it's cypress pine. Would something like this be okay to patch it up? I would get the builder to install them properly.
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Anyone built small cabins in the mountains? Planning a small 120 sq ft hiking/hunting/weekend cabin like pic related and the leveled spot on the property seems to rest on a sizeable chunk of granite. For a small cabin, the foundation could be anchored into the granite, or concrete piers could also be used to float the foundation on the surface. Any advantage to one over the other?

General cabin discussion welcome.
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find me more baseder guy
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Shun the Figurine Thots Edition
Old thread: >>1767452

All the info you need about 3D-printing:

>Need help with prints? Go to:

If that doesn't help you solve your print problems, please post:
>A picture of the failed part
>Printer make & model
>Filament type/brand
>Bed & extruder temperature
>Print speed

>What printer should I buy? [Last updated 1-1-2020]
Under 200 USD: Creality Ender 3 Pro
Under 500 USD: Creality CR-10, Anycubic Chiron, or Qidi X-One2
Under 1000 USD: Prusa i3 (Mk2 or Mk3)
Over 1000 USD: lulzbot is probably dead
SLA: Anycubic Photon, Prusa SL1, Formlabs Form 3
Buyer beware: some chinkshit clones are garbage. Some can be genuinely good, though.
Instead of buying a new printer, you could consider building your own:

>Where can I get free things to print?

>What CAD software should I use?
Solidworks, Inventor, AutoCAD etc. all work, but Blender and Fusion 360 are free for most users.
Variants of Solidworks, Inventor and AutoCAD may be free depending on your profession, level of piracy and definition of ''free''.
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Diy rocket kills owner
Why didn't either parachutes open? How would you build a manned diy ricket?
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Glasses fogging
What do I use as an anti-fogging agent for my glasses if I am wearing a mask/balaclava? Preferrably some DIY mixture, CatShit is not available in my country. Some anons have suggested using soap to create a thin coating that will keep the moisture at bay.
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Shed thread
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Any civil engineers or backhoe operators or graders in here? I've done a couple years of commercial construction, but specialized interior stuff so I didn't usually see the beginning stages. My father is a civil engineer and has spent decades on job sites. We both got quite confused by the video provided by china showing the construction of their new hospital. Is there any rhyme or reason when doing grading to have so many backhoes? seems like you'd be better of with way more bulldozers and trucks and less backhoes. I know something got built, but I'm wondering if a shit ton of middlemen didn't make good "hollywood" money.
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Core loss on toroid
How do you measure core loss in a toroid ? I need to trace those graph like you find in core datasheet where the losses in W/cm3 are function of B.

Is there a good alternative to the Iwatsu SY-8218?
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/mcg/ - microcontroller and arduino general
Previously /amg/ - arduino & microcontroller general.

Coronavirus imbued MCUs edition

Microcontrollers (esp32, blue pill, arduino, ...) & single board computers (Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi, ...) welcome.

>What to post
- Questions regarding microcontrollers & single board computers
- Discussion regarding microcontrollers & single board computers
- Projects you are working on

>What should I do with my [insert hardware]?
Look here: aka everyone is making magic mirrors
- This is not an idea thread. Check the catalog, or make a thread for it.

>Usefull resources:

Your chipsets default IDE

>General electronics, also check their OP

>Questions regarding software/OS on single board computers, unless specifically about GPIO

>I have junk, what do?
Get rid of it.
Old thread: >>1741001
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/RCG/ -
Prebious bread >>1711425


In /rcg/ we discuss anything & everything remote controlled - multirotors, fixed wing, cars, rovers, helis, boats, submarines, battlebots, lawnmowers, etc.

>How do I get started with racing drones?

> How to build a racing drone (16 part video series from Joshua Bardwell)

>What about planes?

>What about aerial photography, is DIY viable?

Buy a DJI if what you actually want is to take good photos/videos, go DIY if what you actually want is a fun project.

>I want a dirt cheap drone to fly around my yard/garden

Syma X5C

>I want a dirt cheap drone to fly inside my house

Eachine E010/Hubsan X4

>What are some good YouTube channels for learning or fun?

Joshua Bardwell -
Painless360 -
Flite Test -
Peter Sripol -
7demo7 -
ArxangelRC -
RagTheNutsOff -
Albert Kim -
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What precision tooling does /diy/ use?
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/EMT/ Eternal Machinist Thread
lathe chuck jaws
bogus print edition

Thread hymn.

Last thread: >>1759876

>Haas automation videos.
>Titans of CNC
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/wwg/ - Woodworking General
Old OP is back edition, sort of. Nice to see other anons have kept this going, I have been enjoying watching your projects anons.

Welcome to woodworking general, here we discuss the working of wood and the tools and techniques of working wood. So far we tend to be mostly hand tool folk with a slant towards cabinetry and carving but all are welcome and we have some capable power tool folk amount our ranks. General carpentry question such as framing/decking/general construction seems to get a better response in the /qtddtot/ or /sqt/.

The Essential /wwg/ library.
Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking, gives you everything you need and shows you how to do it multiple ways from hand tools to power tools and gives you the knowledge to determine which is best, and then he teaches you how to apply what you learned.

Chris Pye wrote the book on carviing and keeps on writing them.

The eastern tradtion, Japanese Woodworking Tools: Their Tradition, Spirit and Use by Toshio Odate

Leonard Lee The Complete Guide to Sharpeninig, how to sharpen most everything.

Bob Flexner - Finishing 101, covers the common stuff, his other books cover the uncommon and go into more depth

Illustrated Cabinet Making by Bill Hylton, learn to design furniture that won't fall apart

The shows that got many of us started
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DIY Hot Tub
Still finalizing the wood fired heater so this thread will only be about the hot tub part.

I have a decent sized pond and would like a 12 person hot tub next to it. I'm unsure how to affordably filter it because it will mostly be a weekend thing and then drained. Unless i can develop some sort of giant solar sponge filter or something.

The giant round wooden tubs seen nice but by the time i buy the straps and wood AND THEN do all of the work it looks like it would be a pain in the ass and expensive.

I've been as far as to consider renting a mini excavator and just digging a big hole. Place the dirt around the top to help with height and then carve out seating by hand. Maybe throw heavy construction plastic in it and slowly fill to cram the makeshift liner into place?

I may have acess to a giant metal tank without a lid for like $100. The problem is that it's an old tank that had saltwater in it and it has a few holes. I have a stick welder and thought maybe i could weld patch plates in but it's kind of a long shot. It would be badass though. It's about 20 feet wide and 5 feet tall. A buddy said he would help modify an old propane tank for a massive wood heater that will basically just take any chunck of wood 2 people can throw in it. We have a bunch of old pipe and could idle a 3" water pump to circulate water through the goofy hillbilly heater.

Also considering just a smaller 4 person tub to set next to the house and heat with natural gas. Maybe from wood or old logs and cement?

Just fishing for advice and ideas if anyone has any. Especially those with experience doing something like this.
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/sqtddtot/ stupid questions what dont get their own answers

>>1771217 old thread

I picked up a bunch of this and thought it was heat shrink tubing. It was with part of a kit that included ethernet cables and long cables with thermo at the end to make sure solar batteries didn't overheat.

I heated this up with a heat gun ( embosser ). Nothing happened. What the heck is this for if not heat shrink?
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Hey boys

I'm working with cement in silicone molds, and I've been getting frustrated with these cracks coming from the drainage hole of these planters I'm making. The pic is of the bottom of the planter.

I'm using Cement-all, which cures very quickly (which can cause cracks) but I want to continue using this cement because I need to make multiple units every day.
I'm also using more water than recommended in my cement mix, because the molds have fine details and the cement needs to be able to flow into these crevices easily.

Basically, I'm using a fast curing cement with more water than recommended, and I want to make sure my pots don't crack while curing.
Any tips for fixing this? Or am I going to have to change the amount of water/cement mix?
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Im buying a house soon and this is similar to the stair case that I'll have...
I see it as alot of wasted space. Anyone got any ideas as to what I could do with under there instead of letting it get all dusty ?
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Metal pipe size for loft bed frame
Loft bed
I want to build loft bed like the one in picture but for one person, ladder on side and rail.
It is build using KEE clamps.
Would 26.9mm O/D pipe instead of 42.4mm O/D be thick enough for one person?
Frame build with 26.9mm O/D pipe would cost 413,08£ + postage and with 42.4mm O/D pipe it would cost 594,05£ + postage.
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Can someone link me to a chip on board led bulb with spectrum analogous to natural sunlight and plug that takes a standard outlet
I'll post a cool meme if someone does
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Old Adhesive
Hello, anons,

I'm trying to fix up this old backgammon board and I need to remove this adhesive so I can reattach the racks that hold the game pieces. Does anyone know what these adhesives might be and how best to remove them? I've already tried to scrape it off and it hasn't gone very well.
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Trying to make a dog bed for my 50lb german shepherd. If I hit up a hobby lobby what materials should I get?
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Anyone here grow their own mushrooms?

First time I''m trying. I'm not going the totally sterile route of inoculating, I'm just trying something more like what historical cultivation woul've been like: spawn mycelium on a substrate then inoculate outdoor wooden logs.

b/c it's not totally sterile I'm expecting other mushroom species to pop up too: how hard will it be for me to identify the mushrooms I want vs something else that could hurt me?
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One of my cooks dropped a Henckels chef knife and I'm not one to just toss out a $200 knife. Any suggestions on how to repair the handle?
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What’s the best way to keep a shitty old trailer warm in the winter?

Pic related
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My basement is a fucking shithole, the humidity is always 70%+ and there's aspergillus mold everywhere and if I'm down there for more than two minutes the spores make me feel like hot shot for at least 24 hours.

What the fuck can I do about the mold?

There's already a dehumidifier that's been running for over a year.
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Any sculptors on this board? I dunno if this is the board but may as well try; I'm wanting to get into sculpting my own figures so I can hotglue them. Looking for insight from sculpting anons as to their experiences
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LED Pin Connectors
Electrical brainlet here. I got some RGBW LED strips to wire into a cabinet set i'm building but didn't realize they came pre-cut and soldered with some machine pin headers already. I want to by some wire and make my own custom length extensions between each strip, but I am not sure what pins to buy that will still connect to the strip. The RGBW pins appear to be standard breakaway 2.54 mm pins which are not an issue. The 12v power pin though is thicker than the others so I am not sure what to get for it. I think it is a Swiss round pin. If i cannot figure it out I will probably just need to cut into the water proofing and remove the connections, then make my own new ones.
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hey /diy/, I moved some furniture and found some black mold. This isn't mine, mine is a solid black spot about the side of a shoe. My research takes me all over the place... danger, not too much, spores, etc. I thought about going straight at it with vinegar or bleach but I'm curious if that will send spores flying (I have to live here). Is there a way I can cover it up until I can get pros to come clean it or at least open windows and help with the air quality? I do have a respirator and gloves, so I'm not concerned about actually cleaning it, only what kind of spores it will set free from the wall itself. (PS i live in a northern state, so I'm hoping to wait til it warms up a little before opening the windows/ tearing out the wall)
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Chinchilla cooling system
Chinchilla cooling system
I want to get a pair of chinchillas but don't have anywhere to put an AC except getting a portable one for summer. where I live ACs aren't required and it doesn't get that hot except for heatwaves. also my house is almost always around 20-22 degrees celsius due to central heating. so I want to make an automated cage cooling system instead that will keep the chinnies at a constant 18-19 degrees celcius no matter what the rest of the house temperature is.

I made the following rudimentary diagram based off of my knowledge of how a fridge works and I am not exactly technologically oriented. the cage will have about 3-4 separate levels that have fleece dividers.

so the idea is coolant flows through a copper pipe that goes around the cage and alongside it is another copper pipe that gently blows cool air through small holes to keep the cage the right temperature. the coolant cools the air pipe which is on each level, and the air is supplied via a small computer fan which has speed control. the holes are facing up so the air doesn't blow directly onto the chinchillas - it creates air circulation in each level due to the dividers. an electric thermometer measures the temperature and humidity and adjusts the fan speed to raise or lower the temp. the thermometer also makes an alarm if the temp goes above 21 degrees celcius and humidity above 50%. it also sends a notification to my phone and email.

of course, if I realise there is going to be a bad heatwave then I will get a portable ac but this system is more for all year use and to keep costs lower. my questions are:
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Would it look absolutley insane to have hard wood floors like pic related in a modern house? I am designing my house to look similar to a late 18th early 19th century Federal style house.
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I would like to build a somewhat nice looking bookshelf for my girlfriend's birthday... is it feasible for a beginner?

She likes pine wood, so I will probably go with that. I have looked at shops that can cut wood and I think I can then just put the pieces together myself.

One question I have is, how do you make it so there aren't any visible screws? These traditional bookcases seem like they all avoid this.

One other thing I'm considering is trying to give it more decorative touches on top/bottom, like in the pic. Would you carve by hand or with some equipment? I know of some community workshops I could use.

All advice welcome
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Piston rings
Is this legal? I bought new sets of Goetze piston rings and I receive this. These are 2 compression rings.
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Oriented Strand Board
Can anyone tell me what this is good?
I've only heard negative opinions.
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With Spring being around i want to construct my first hoophouse/polytunnel. Watched many yt videos but haven't seen any constructed the way i would like,see picture.
1) It would have a wooden frame as a base which is standard.
2) Rebars to keep polytubes in their place. They would be either side of the wooden frame in the ground,not sure about it still. Again standard thing.
3) Poly would be fixed on the tubes by steel clips see picture:
As the standard U-channel with wiggle wire doesn't seem to be available here in Hungary at least i can't seem to find it.
4) I want 2 windows at both side as you can see on the picture. My question is: How would i go about putting the windows itself together from the pvc tubes and how could i fix it there so it can function as a window. So far i could only come up with a solution of 2 screws in the main tube frame and the horizontal tube of the window could roll between these screws. However this way there would a gap between the arched tubes.
5) How should i make the door?

Seen in many videos that the sides/frames on the sides are made of wood which i might be able to do if it's cheap enough. So yeah main thing i want is the two windows as can be seen.
I don't think a simple rectangle window within a wooden frame would be enough for proper air movement since it will be really hot here in the summer.
Steel frame/cattle panel would be too expensive here so that's out of question.
Any suggestions are welcome.
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How would you design an auto closing toilet seat? My girlfriend always enters a bad mood for a whole hour every time she sees the toilet seat up and I need some ideas.

I was thinking maybe having it trigger when the bathroom light is turned off.
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How was pic related made? How did they get the details in the fingers and the paint on the eyes?

>inb4 contact the maker

I can't find him anywhere
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My Coper pendants
I did this from labradorite stone and copper wire
I lost soo many time for learn this technique and i did others first pendands which were uncessefull but today i have this beautyfull things :)
Maybe somebody wants for myself? :)
(sry for my bad language im from Polen)
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I want to clip some of the vertical pegs in my dishwasher so I can fit certain pans - How should I treat the metal after to prevent rusting? Will regular rustoleum stand up to repeated dishwashing?
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Anyone in portland, there is a SMD factory going out of business with an auction. I've decided not to bid, but you might want to check it out.

I'm an auction junkie...

No shipping available.
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Solid waste management.

Few weeks ago I found a random thread here where you'd post your current tinkering project. I posted mine, it was a 25gal white opaque tank that I'd grind my RV sewage into.

I'd made a wooden frame, bolted my macerator and a 12vdc pump to it. The transfer pump was to send the contents to a sewage hole I couldn't drive to via a 3/4in garden hose or pump into a larger 250 gallon holding tank for a septic company to come drain for me at a later time.

Well I finally finished the wiring harness and swich panel.

That small 16-3 wire is for future, if I want to add like a light or something small. The open switch is for the Harbor Freight 12vdc transfer pump used to pump from the tank to a larger tank or to a sewage hole I can't drive to via 3/4in garden hose. The transfer pump is on the apparatus, it's waiting to have the power cord snipped and lugged for install, then I can bolt the panel to the frame.

If y'all don't mind... I'd like to image dump and pick your collective brains for any tips, tricks or wisdom... Maybe shoot me in a better direction than the one I'd taken with this build.
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Guys, redpill me on epoxy resin. Ive seen some mindblowing stuff made with this shit.

But what are the cons?
Is it brittle? Crackles with time? Gets ugly with time, as in loses transparency? Too easily scratchable? Too toxic to work with? Too toxic once made? Doesnt look as good live as in pics?
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Can of Worms
Post pics of jobs where you don't wanna even think about opening that can of worms...
>OC. The hard part is that it's 1-1/4 copper sweat from the WH
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Trades advice thread
Trades advice thread
Post trades related questions and get trades suggestions here.

My question, I'm a house carpenter. Pretty well versed and competent in all residential construction. Right now I'm making 25/hr cash under the table just because I want to work off the books.

Should I consider changing my employment or specialization? Had a guy recently tell me he could get me hired in a union at 40/hr, benefits, paid vacation all that. I don't know if I want to go union. And people say there is more money in commercial? Should I be doing something different?

I'm in San Diego currently but I have the ability to go anywhere in the country.

Picture not entirely related but it is my hammer handle
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What is this?
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Putting a lock/functional handle on this old sliding door?
Ideally I'd be able to lock and unlock it from inside and out, but just locking it from the outside is the main thing I want to do. The picture of the door jam is where the handle meets, there is just no hole or latch there.
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Hi I wanted to make quite a few of pic related to hang along my window, but I'd also like to not inhale the vapors and die taking the bulbs apart, and I'm having trouble finding reliable information about what kind of toxins are actually in these things. It seems like the mercury stuff is overblown and limited mostly to fluorescent bulbs but my searches brought up all sorts of urban legend/old wives tales bullshit and I'm a lil bitch baby and don't want to be taking any chances, esp. since I'm going to be making several and putting live plants in them.

So what, if any lightbulbs are actually toxic, if so, what pats of them, and can they be cleaned?

Thanks in advance guys.
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Does anyone have any experience with converting a school bus? I've been considering it lately since I'd save like $8000 a year on rent and could potentially travel a lot more, but I'm not sure yet if it would be worth the trouble. I'm 6'2" so I'd probably need to raise the roof if I wanted to be comfortable long term, but I don't have any welding/fabricating experience. My alternative is eventually going to be finding overpriced rental housing with an unknown roommate once my current lease runs out, which sounds pretty grim to me.
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Im reparing a taishogoto and need torsion springs to hold the keys back. Can I order these somewhere to size or do I need to make them. The ines inside were made of .7 or .8 mm steel? wire, 4mm radius on the inside of the loops (5.6mm outside, but probably padded by rust). Pic related its the instrument.
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Hi /diy/

My old aunt was about to trow this old arcade away, so I brought it home. It came with King of fighters 2002, only defective thing is this old TV that powers off randomly

It's heavy af so I'm trying to replace this old TV with a flat screen, was hoping to see a rca or coaxial cable in the back brut no.

Can you help me out with this?

Going to upload more pictures of it, and I can provide more info for you on request

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Radon Mitigation Job
I got a radon mitigation job, sounds like easy work with but I can't shake the feeling it's a scam. I'm surprised I've never heard of it before ebut I have seen the systems on the outside of houses before. What is ya'lls opinion on radon and radon mitigation?
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Help with my electrical grid (sorry if it breaks the rules) :(
My house's outlets have been burning on the edges lately. I had to disconnect a few rooms from the AC.

My electrical grid is a shitshow, and i cant afford easily/dont think its necessary to replace it (as most electricians who've come to my house have said, bc they cant even find out why this happens among the shitshow that is my cablework).

Any ideas as to why would this happen to my plugs?
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Why don’t people use plaster on interior walls anymore?
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Anyone have any good resources on bookbinding? Or does anyone know of good book as a primer to get started?
I've been watching YouTube videos and I've ordered some tools, but I'd like a proper textbook as well.
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Identify this tool
I found this homemade tool / device in my adult sons room and I need to know what it is use for. He won't tell me.
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How do I use this cables to attach an AUX jack? Cables 2, AUX 1. I am a brainlet. Please give me an example of what I have to buy...
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if the recharge rate for a battery is rated at 4amps max, is it okay to put two of those batteries in parallel and recharge at 8 amps?
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Can some one help me come up with a device to stop my roommates fucking dog from scratching on my door and waking me up at 5am every morning?
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Double Penetration
I'm the poor sap thats still tryina buy a decent goddamn drill press on a budget.

Is this powermatic shit any good? No motor and the dudes askin $300, like a 150 mile round trip to get it too. Looks like its been up for a couple weeks so maybe I can get away offering $150?

It has a speed dial which is pretty nice, what all can go wrong on a DP? They're pretty simple machines right? Worst case I replace a bearing or two?

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How to fix my key hold thing? Some wire and hot glue?
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overdriving LEDs
If I want to drive an LED at 25% duty cycle and not lose brightness, how do I figure out how much power it will dissipate if I run 4x more current through it?

For example, if instead of 20mA at 100% duty cycle, I run 80mA at 25% duty cycle, how do I calculate the power dissipation? Want to make sure it's below the 105mW limit.


> If=20mA @ Vf=2.2V
> max power dissipation = 105 mW
> max DC If = 25 mA
> max peak If = 140 mA (1/10 duty cycle, 0.1ms pulse width)
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Electrician Education
Hey /diy, trying to get in the sparkyboi field and am wondering whats the easiest way to get certified/job.
Pic related is for an electrical systems technology associates at the local community college. Do I have to do all that to make it? Or would i be fine with just getting a few related certifications. How do i join the trade school meme.
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Which components should a beginner have stocked up?
Talking about really universally useful components like resistors, capacitors, transistors, those plug-wires, breadboards etc.

For example, which resistor values are most used? Is it a good idea to just pick some of those 500pcs multiple values kits for resistors, capacitors and transistors and start of with that?
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Got a little thought experiment for you. Say I've dropped my mobile phone down a 500ft hole. I have 500ft of rope. I need to put something on the end of the rope to grab onto the phone and pull it back up. The phone is not magnetic so magnets won't work. The hole is too small to abseil down. Devise a way to retrieve the phone.
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Cut the legs off refrigerator?
The beneath of the countertop is 82,5 cm and the smallest refrigerator I can find is 84,2 cm. One solution is to remove/cut off the legs of the refrigerator since I won't be moving it until the next time it breaks, which is hopefully in another 15 years.

Would it affect the performance of the refrigerator, is there a risk of overheating the system?

NB My the refrigerator would have 5-10 cm open space on each side under the countertop
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Heated sleeping bag
I could get an inverter and just connect a standard 240V electric blanket/sleeping bag to it. However this raises concerns to me about the high voltage running through it and the potential for fire/electrocution. Why do that when you could just have a perfectly safe 12V being used to heat something? But the question is, what would be the best heating element to use?
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Plumbing help!
Hey guys, installing shower handle on. Took the handle off after shutting the mechanism on and off just to show. Notice at full open and full closed the difference in water coming out....only a drip....installed the same kit upstairs. And water comes flooding out when switch on. What happened here why does this one not work?
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DeWalt includes a battery adapter with every flexvolt if you have a couple things and a drill.

What would /diy/ power?
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alright /diy/
want to share injuries you've sustained while doing it yourself?
>be today
>use pic related on my desk for a cable hole
>hole saw gets stuck somewhere along the way
>power drill goes haywire and breaks my wrist
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Help with making Surface of a Lightbox magnetic?
I have this A2 lightbox (its 90% plastic) and would like to make its surface magnetic so that pencils, brushes and paper can stay put on its surface.
I thought of attaching an A2 steel sheet on the back of the light pad and simply attaching bits of magnets on the pencils brushes I use.
What would be better though? A sheet of steel or a sheet of magnet on the back of the lightboard?
if I go with a magnetic sheet on the back of the lightpad, then I can just repurpose small thin sheets of metal laying around instead attaching bulky magnetic discs to my pencils but am I missing something here?
Do you guys know of a better way of doing doing this, I have lousy knowledge of magnets.
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Can anyone color match something for me? Having a real hard time with this.

This is supposedly "charcoal" or "N64 Dark Grey"

But it doesn't seem like it if you look at it in person.

Trying to paint a giant N64 for my cousins birthday and I don't want to use some random color. I want it to be pretty accurate. This is going to be a permanent fixture in their new game room.
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Clean me
protip: You won't because you can't.
Nice try painting me btw retard
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Precision scale container?
I need to weight stuff that is light per volume, tried to use paper cupcake forms, but they are too small for my need, anyone can give me an idea for lightweight capacious container? 0.5L at least
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n00b Ohm's law question
in pic related Vbat = 3.3V without load

when i connect a 148ohm resistor i measure:
> Vbat = 3.07V
> Vled = 2.0V
> Vres = 1.0V

when i connect a 48ohm resistor i measure:
> Vbat = 2.8V
> Vled = 2.2V
> Vres = 0.65V

Vled + Vres = Vbat makes sense, but why is the ratio of Vled / Vres so different?

1) Vled/Vres = 2.2V/0.65V = 3.4
2) Vled/Vres = 2.0V/1.0V = 1
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Hello, what is the best way to make a, simply electrically driven cloud chamber?
I want a cloud chamber I can simply hook up and keep topped off with alcohol, and view radioactive traces.
Anyone here have any designs?
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Best way to connect together these ruined LED strips?
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Kitsugi sources?
Do you know any decent books about kintsugi? Not really the philosophy, rather how to get it done, techniques etc.
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Wiggler Head
>be me
>be 22
>be cosplayor
>really wanna make a wiggler head for myself
>have no skill in sowing
>7/10 MILF that flirts with me lives down the road works for herself as a seamstress
>7/10 MILF has already sowed the numbers 101 on the back of a blue jumpsuit my dad gave me
>really wants wiggler head
>really wants to fuck 7/10 MILF
>just smart enough to cut fabric without fucking it up
>need a blueprint or something so I can cut it out of fabric and take it to the 7/10 MILF for another reason to talk again without making it seem creepy.
please /DIY/. can ya help a nigga out?
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I got a Commodore calculator and i plugged in the power supply that came with it came on but then it started smelling like something was getting hot so i unplugged it these 2 resistors are burnt black now and i can't see the color code but i found this pic of the same calculator . Can someone tell me what they are and what they do. the power supply that came with it is 18v i think its way too high it will runs on 2 AA batteries so i figure its 3v.
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Replacement HVAC Motor
So, i have this GE motor on my blower, and i need a replacement. thing is, i cant fucking find anything like this with the connector type that it has. ive never encountered one like this, so i was wondering if anyone more experienced could find me an equivalent, or at least maybe tell me how to adapt a newer one to the weird ass connector?
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So I decided to convert my Wacom Intuos 4 L into a DIY Cintiq tablet.

I have found:

• IPS panel, 15.6", slim, eDP, 4K/UHD display with a ("large"?) 40 pin connector.
• HDMI to EDP controller board

My question is: What am I missing? Could these two work well together? How can I differentiate the different kinds of 40 pin connectors? What are some infos that I should look out for?

Thanks in advance!
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Concrete furniture
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Hey guys I could use some advice here.

I wanted to build a coffee table for our living room thats basically a concrete slab surrounded by a wooden frame, which I think aesthetically would fit very well with the rest of the room. Based on some youtube videos I decided to use GFRC for the slab since then I wouldnt have to worry about having to include metal and get the minimum thickness down to a few centimeters, which should make it easier to assemble the final thing since less weight is always good.
Now we actually managed to pour the concrete very nicely even though it wasnt nearly as liquid as it should have been, but since we got a tiny layer of very liquid concrete without glass fibers in the bottom, we managed to get a very smooth surface with no visible holes (see pic related), but we ran into two problems:
1. somehow water got into the plywood frame, possibly cause we used too little silicone. This must have caused it to distort its shape, cause the concrete slab is bent downwards towards the corners ever so slightly now with the very middle point being the highest by as much as half a centimeter compared to the corners, and Im not sure how I should fix that in the final design. Do I just have to grind down the wooden beams to the same height? Can I bend them in any way (6x6 cm oakwood beams so I doubt thats a possibility...)? Is there any other way to minimise the visibility of the curve?
2. in this video ( which I took a few ideas from, they wash the concrete with acid and then ammonia after its finished hardening. Has anyone ever done that and can tell me the result? I really like the texture now, which kinda feels like very smooth and even cast iron, so it has some texture still, but with acid that might get either better or worse, but afterwards theres no changing it...
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For some reason I think this is the best place to ask:
How do I use this pump? I bought a house, this is directly above a full rainwater tank. I know I need to pour water into it, which I did, but I didn't get anything out of it. Do I need to pump it a lot longer? What is the little spout on the tube for?
Please help. My carnivorous plants need rainwater and the tubing that goes indoor from the rainwater tank is also leaking air somewhere so the electric pump isn't working either. I ain't gonna buy RO water when I've got 2000 gallons right here...
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Fucking BRICK termites
God fucking dammit, how do I get rid of these shits? they rebuild the damn tunnel in 12 minutes and already ate my fucking bed.

I don't want to die with water in my lungs so I won't be using a pesticide that fucks up my kidneys. There are no house fumigation services in my country, what the fuck do I do?
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I have 10 acres in Tennessee I intend to spend the rest of my days raising critters, growing plants and making shine to pay the taxes with.
Give me building ideas in which I can have an open fire in the middle of safely. I figure I’ll do a raised floor/foundation and just leave a spot in the middle I’ll dig down and put bricks around and under.
Give me style ideas, I’m kinda thinking a longhouse i guess?
My second thought is that I could build a custom chimney above it hanging and have some sort of air shaft at the bottom to push air upwards?
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Skull decorations
Can anyone help me come up with an idea for displaying a human skull?

I was thinking of buying one of those medical human skull specimens to make one with but i cant come up with a solid idea, the only things i can think of are either some kind of lamp or terrarium in a glass cloche but i cant think of how to make them look good, any ideas?
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Aesthetic and Functionality of Prefab vs mortar shower pan
Trying to decide between custom shower pan and pre fab shower plan. The surround is going to be tile no matter what.

Prefab seems cleaner and nicer looking because a shower base is similar to a basin (sink or toilet bowl) so it seems fitting to have something that is one piece and completely permeable and one color. Like you wouldnt tile the inside of a porcelain sink or toilet bowl.

Also i like the standardization of the prefab so that it can be adjusted (i will be moving the drain line for either)

Although mortar basin seems to be more "homey" or "upscale" but im not so sure it looks better and im not sure if there is any functionality benefit to it.
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Hey /diy/

I am trying to empty out the contents of this ballast, but two supporting screws are holding it fast. Any tips for removing a stripped screw?
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Selling Home without Realtor
Does anyone have any experience selling a house without a realtor? I recently built my first spec home and threw the listing up on Zillow, Craigslist, etc but didn't get any bites or even nibbles.

So in December I had a realtor list and we started having a lot of showings, but no bites. So in desperation the last 3 showings I actually went myself and talked to the buyers and got 3 offers (1 from each).

So basically the realtors didn't do anything but still earned $10,000 from my work. Is there some way to avoid this in the future?
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Boys got a question to ask, can a tl072 can be used instead of op37.

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Redpill me on garage floor epoxy vs polycuramine. How well will epoxy hold up if I plan on diamond grinding the floor? Also product suggestions are encouraged.
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How do I fix this leaking stopcock?

I cant tighten the gland because it's just a circle, not a hexagon

I tried to pack some PTFE tape in there but it still isnt working
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sup /diy/
any lampworkers around? I just got started as in I got my crate of stuff yesterday.
anyone use paragon kilns? how do I park it at say 1000f so I can garage stuff while I work. do I just do two ramp holds? I kind of get how it works I can get it to go up to temp then hold for the annealing. tldr how to park kiln
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Is repair illegal n the United States?
repair manifesto
I thought it wasnt so big until I saw this

Why is this even a thing? Is this the demise of /diy/? Because it looks like we wont be able to repair stuff anymore.
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Electrician or plumbing
I’m in my first year of community college right now doing business. After community college I’ve been thinking about getting into the trades. Is a electrician or a plumber which one is better.
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Hot Water Installation
Help me. I’m an idiot. I tried to install a new water heater on my own because I’m poor, but it’ s leaking everywhere.
The main problem is the old pipe on the left. The washer inside is eroded and partially crumbled when I touched it, but it’s fixed in place so I can’t replace it, and I’m unsure how to go about replacing the whole piece. It leaks at the flexible hose it’s connected to as well though along with the connection to the nipple on the tank. The tank’s hot water outlet was just dripping before, but after wrapping it in 4 layers of plumbers tape and adding a liberal amount of T Plus 2 sealant, it seems to have gotten worse instead of better and streams out now, so it’s possible that I stripped it on accident. The cold water connector on the left also drips, but it isn’t nearly as bad as the hot water connector.
I’ve been trying to fix it all for the past few days, but something else seems to break every time I try. Help me please
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In a SHTF scenario, how do I circumvent the anti islanding in my solar panels?

Pic unrelated, I am sick so I don't have access to a lot of stuff
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window frame
Sup /diy/

I want to take out this frame + windows to make the room bigger.

How do I do this? I obviously know that it would leave a gap in the floor that I would have to fill in nicely with the same wooden shit, but how is it actually attached etc? is it easy to remove? Do I just force it or is there some dismount system that I should know about?
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Drying out saturated land
What's the easiest way to transform ~semi~ wetlands into dry buildable plots? By semi I mean it's a muddy sloppy mess for about 4 months in springtime. You can't drive a car, you even sink in to the axles with an ATV. I want to be able to walk this land without being up to my ankles in mud the whole time, possibly build on it in the future.

I was thinking of digging a pond on one side of the field. Would that effectively drain the excess groundwater into it? The water table is roughly 6 feet below surface, so idk. Also thinking of planting some water sucking trees, but pines get unmanageably tall so what other trees are really thirsty but don't grow above like 30 feet? Also any other ideas feel free to share

Pic unrelated it's an actual swamp which has no chance of being terraformed.
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hey /diy

I found this knife a little while ago and I want refurbish it a little.

not thinking about mirrorfinish or anything but I just want to clean up the patina a little bit and somehow get the etching to be more prominent.
is there anything I could apply to the etchings that will be durable and rather quick to apply ?

also I want to sharpen the blade and my edc knife could also use some attention in this regard so any inside into grindstones would be cool

I know the knifes probably not worth the hassle but I kinda like it and want to gift it to somebody
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Old thread: >>1761966

All the info you need about 3D-printing:

>Need help with prints? Go to:

If that doesn't help you solve your print problems, please post:
>A picture of the failed part
>Printer make & model
>Filament type/brand
>Bed & extruder temperature
>Print speed

>What printer should I buy? [Last updated 1-1-2020]
Under 200 USD: Creality Ender 3 Pro
Under 500 USD: Creality CR-10, Anycubic Chiron, or Qidi X-One2
Under 1000 USD: Prusa i3 (Mk2 or Mk3)
Over 1000 USD: lulzbot is probably dead
SLA: Anycubic Photon, Prusa SL1, Formlabs Form 3
Buyer beware: some chinkshit clones are garbage. Some can be genuinely good, though.
Instead of buying a new printer, you could consider building your own:

>Where can I get free things to print?

>What CAD software should I use?
Solidworks, Inventor, AutoCAD etc. all work, but Blender and Fusion 360 are free for most users.
Variants of Solidworks, Inventor and AutoCAD may be free depending on your profession, level of piracy and definition of ''free''.
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BritBong Need to kill all plant matter
on my 100 yard garden , Got Brambles that are 30 ft high . I know ....
Need help went in today with a high Powered BIG HEAVY Streamer , an after 3 hours motor Burnt out , an no I was using it on shit bramble,
.. I needs Recommends from Garden Dads , to tell me how to weedkiller Brambles . normal wk dont work .. ANY HELP PLEASE ? .. ready to petrol /gas back now Im off now hot soak as my back is reckt , Please post replies ok
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I own some land in northern Maine and I'm planning to build a small 12x20ft off the grid cabin. I've never built any real structure other than a few tree houses as a kid. What's your quick nuggets of advice for me?
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can i buy a piece of plywood and use some boards as legs for a cheap computer table/desk? or will it fall apart?
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I want to attach shelves into this locker. What is the best way to approach this problem?

The main problem I have about this operation is that theres a wall right next to this wardrobe and that the hole driller is too big to fit into it.

I am totally new to DIY stuff.
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Drywall ceiling
I want to do bodyweight exercises at home. All my ceilings and walls are made out of thin drywall. All the doors are in the corner of the room. My father won't allow me to buy a pull up bar to use in my door way because he thinks I will rip out the wall and damage the house irreparably, and honestly I think he's right.

So I thought about using the ceiling instead. There's probably a bunch of wood beams going over the drywall that I cannot see right? So if I were to somehow find where they were and which direction they were running in, I could drill in a pull up bar or gym rings. If I get some sort of metal support that is screwed in over several of these hidden wooden beams, then surely it couldn't fail, right?

My father is also heavily against the idea, saying it would cause the beams to warp and bend. I don't know enough about construction and materials to really say if he is wrong or not. It seems most people are able to install their pull up bars just fine, but then again they probably have concrete or brick instead of thin drywall.

How do I know if I can install a pull up bar / gym rings in my ceiling safely? How would I go about doing it?
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/ohm/ - electronics general, apu edition
>I'm new to electronics. Where to get started?
It is an art/science of applying principles to requirements.
Find problem, learn principles, design and verify solution, build, test, post results, repeat

>Project ideas:

>Principles (by increasing skill level):
Mims III, Getting Started in Electronics
Geier, How to Diagnose & Fix Everything Electronic
Kybett & Boysen, All New Electronics Self-Teaching Guide
Scherz & Monk, Practical Electronics for Inventors
Horowitz and Hill, The Art of Electronics

>Design/verification tools:
NI Multisim
iCircuit for Macs
KiCAD (PCB layout software, v5+ recommended)

Mouser, Digi-Key, Arrow, Newark, LCSC (global)
RS Components (Europe)
eBay/AliExpress sellers, for component assortments/sample kits (caveat emptor)
Local independent electronics distributors

>Related YouTube channels:

>Li+/LiPo batteries
Read this first:
>headphone jack noise
>I have junk, what do?
Get rid of it.
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I want to replace the old peel and stick tile in my luandry room with new ones that i have my question is what should i remove the old adhesive with or do i even need too
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Any other scavengers on here? Have you noticed that people aren't throwing away much these days? I hit 25 bins a night and often come home with nothing. Over the last two years it's really gotten slim pickings. I never see computers, suitcases, copper pipe, wood, food, etc anymore when previously they used to be abundant.
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I pulled a bunch of 18650 cells from old laptops. The problem is I have nothing that uses 18650 cells. How long can I store these in a discharged state before they go bad? I like prepping and I'd like to store them in case I get some devices that use them in the future. Otherwise it's in the bin
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yo /diy/, can you help me make a gut call?

I'm living in Germany and I'm in my 30s. I inherited a house, worth around 150k but it needs lots of fixing (around another 150k worth of fixing cost for heating, windows, bathroom, roof, etc including working hours) - condition of the house is below average german standard. Doesn't look that pretty, no neat architecture, good neighbourhood. I could do some of the fixings alone, which could probably save 20k.

Question now is: Do I invest the 150k and make it my home - or do I sell it right now and build a new one from scratch (which will probably cost around 250k to build)
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what is are some skilled crafts that are still viable career options, or at least can still get you a job somewhere? i.e. cabinetry, furniture making, tailoring etc...

if you are currently working in a skilled craft, how did you get started there?
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odd device
Hey guis, my friend bought a jeep and it has this (obviously aftermarket} thing in the dash. It does not light up. There is also some weird power cord in the console that can plug to the cig lighter/power supply.

Anybody know what it is? A trailer brake controller? Some kind of nav?

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Bark shredder
Hey /diy/, I need ideas on how to reduce the size of pine bark chips and charcoal to somewhat consistent, 1/8" - 1/4" pieces. I grow rare plants and need specific sizes of these materials for soil amendment.

First thought is to modify a crosscut paper shredder, but I'm open to other suggestions. Any ideas?
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Fuck pocket holes
How do i into Paulk style torsion box without pocket holes?
Bottom and sides would be just butt jointed together, but how to attach the top without screwheads in the work surface?
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cnc routers
cnc router bros where you at?

going to post a few pictures of my router, atc is operational now I'm currently working on the wiring for the sensors and rewriting my macros
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New to me
Does this thing do what it looks like it would? Two breakers in one slot? Why come I've never seen it before?
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grounding thingi
Hey guys, trying to reverse engineer something and I ran across this thing. Any idea what this is called?
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Can I make a vacuum pump with a pneumatic piston like this? My idea is to simply attach a handle on one side and a foot "handle" on the other and use a small tube and a pair of check valves. I don't need to generate a space-grade vacuum, just enough of a vacuum to boil ethanol or acetone at below room temperature.
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shed camera
what's a good, cheap wireless security camera that has a range of around 20 metres and can be powered by a battery pack/solar panel/mini wind turbine? I want to put it in my shed which is at the back of the garden in order to keep an eye on my cats that eat in there. so I want to be able to view it live and in good quality.
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Making clear dice
I wanted to make my own clear RPG dice but after researching a bit it seems like the usual method for making silicone molds don't quite work for clear dice. People resort to things like putting the silicone mix in vacuum to remove the small bubbles and stuff so I was wondering if I could just buy these cheap molds online instead of buying silicone mold mix, a vacuum chamber and skip the whole mold making and go straight to dice making. Anyone have any experience with this?
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