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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.

Helpful links:
https://sites.google.com/site/diyelmo/
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/
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I need an air compressor with at least 60 CFM (preferably 100+) that I can keep in the back of my truck. Is it possible to find one like this that's not too heavy? As light as possible please. I don't want to get a tow behind one because I am usually towing a trailer.
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gas
>smelly
>emissions
>noisy
>expensive to operate
>much more maintenance
>unreliable
>complex

battery
>odorless
>clean
>quiet
>almost free to operate
>almost no maintenance
>very little to go wrong

How long before small 2 cycle engines are abolished?
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/sqt/ /qtddtot/
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making one seeing as i cant find one in the catalog.
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/SQTDDTOT/
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Welcome to /SQTDDTOT/, where there are no stupid questions, only stupid anons. At least try to google it.

How much of a difference does bolting a mini lathe to a concrete floor increase in its rigidity/cutting accuracy compared to a 1/2" plank of wood?
What is the easiest way to bolt a lathe bed to concrete?
Does it matter if its level or not?
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Is this enough to melt silver? I can't afford a furnace and saved some money to buy a propane torch. Can i just attach this to any gas bottle and start melting? Also where do i find safety tips on handling gas containers and how do i use them
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OP is late edition.

Previous thread >>1688899

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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?

https://oscarliang.com/mini-quad-racing-guide/

https://www.fpvknowitall.com/ultimate-fpv-shopping-list/

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

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwoDb7WF6c8mWARrcxtX_G6yytK7QFHID

>What about planes?

https://www.flitetest.com/

>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 - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX3eufnI7A2I7IkKHZn8KSQ
Painless360 - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp1vASX-fg959vRc1xowqpw
Flite Test - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9zTuyWffK9ckEz1216noAw
Peter Sripol - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7yF9tV4xWEMZkel7q8La_w
7demo7 - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTa02ZJeR5PwNZK5Ls3EQGQ
ArxangelRC - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG_c0DGOOGHrEu3TO1Hl3AA
RagTheNutsOff - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWP6vjgBw1y15xHAyTDyUTw
Albert Kim - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnJyFn_66GMfAbz1AW9MqbQ/
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/EMT/ Eternal Machinist Thread
bolt hole
Thread hymn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTtc8bTjrFo

Last thread: >>1704469

>Haas automation videos.
https://www.youtube.com/user/haasautomation/playlists
>Titans of CNC
https://www.youtube.com/user/titanamericanbuilt/playlists
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I want to buy the best rotary tool/Dremel tool. I don't see any reason to pay 50 bucks for one that I'll be disappointed with in the future when I can drop the big bucks right now for one that will last forever and do everything I could ever want it to do. The Dremel 8220 has very high ratings, and I'm thinking about getting that one. Does anyone have any other recommendations?
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S O L A R
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I would post this on /g/ but retards took over. How close are we to reliable off the grid power? Someone slap me with some realism. Do you measure your appliances in watts relative to the panel? How do you measure a 24/7 intake when you cant predict exact weather and clouds? I know all it takes is adding more panels to your consumption but why not hear it, has anyone here have experience with it? If i buy a 100w panel what can it power 24/7 assuming a hot summer day.

Lets say i have a 300w pc build. having three 100w panels ensures 24/7 power? Is there a difference in the battery you use? I did google and youtube stuff but they never really show a day to day example.
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Refinishing 100 year old wood
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Hey gang. I just happened upon a writing desk that is circa 1890. It's pretty cool but clearly not in the greatest shape. Being newly married I would love to refinish this, stripping the old finish and varnish and giving it a shot of vitality. The only thing is I'm pretty much a wood working novice and scared I will damage something. If anyone could offer any tips, maybe their process about how they'd tackle this, or even resources that would help me I'd be really appreciative. My wife doesn't have much faith in me. Will post more pictures as requested.
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/ohm/ - electronics engineering general, 0201 smol birb edition
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unsolvable edition: >>1726960

>RULES
0. Electrics ≠ electronics. Appliances/mains/sparky stuff to /qtddtot/ or /sqt/. PC assembly >>>/g/
1. Search web first. Re-read all documentation/data-sheets related to your components/circuits. THEN ask. Show your work.
2. Pics > 1000 words. Post relevant schematic/picture/sketch with all part numbers/values/etc when asking for help. Focus/lighting counts.
2.5. State your skill level if asking an open-ended question.
3. Read posts fully. Solve more problems than you create.
4. /ohm/ is an anonymous, non-smoking general.

>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:
http://adafruit.com
http://instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-technology/
http://makezine.com/category/electronics/

>Principles (by increasing skill level):
Mims III, Getting Started in Electronics
Platt, Make: 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:
LTSpice
MicroCap
falstad.com/circuit/circuitjs.html
NI Multisim
CircuitLab
iCircuit for Macs
KiCAD (PCB layout software, v5+ recommended)

>Components/equipment:
Mouser, Digi-Key, Arrow, Newark, LCSC (global)
RS Components (Europe)
eBay/AliExpress sellers, for component assortments/sample kits (caveat emptor)
Local independent electronics distributors
ladyada.net/library/procure/hobbyist.html

>Related YouTube channels:
mjlorton
w2aew
jkgamm041
eevblog
EcProjects
greatscottlab
Photonvids
sdgelectronics
BigClive

>Li+/LiPo batteries
Read this first: http://www.elteconline.com/download/pdf/SAFT-RIC-LI-ION-Safety-Recommendations.pdf
>headphone jack noise
Look up "ground loop isolator".
>I have junk, what do?
Get rid of it.
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Exam
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I should make a machine as my exam task. It shall have at least six parts and have parts made by turning and milling. Do you anons have any fun suggestions?
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New pc/set up/windows key problem.
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So basically, old computer was a crypto currency mining rig and it got cucked for some reason, apparently virus but it was normal asf n no sketch sites I know of had shit that was malware.
Long story short.
Bought a case and need to install windows onto it but the windows key ain't workin, what I do?
Rate the tower itself, was 60 something.
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I want to build a large container with a deposit chute for putting things in, like this picture of a charity donation bin. I have no metalworking experience. Could I build something like this out of wood? The plan is to label it up as an electronics recycling bin, deploy it somewhere in town, and collect all the free electronics goodies people put into it. So it has to be pretty study to withstand being in a public place. Thanks for your help.
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makita adapter
Your enslavement to multiple manufacturers batteries are over.

These are now being made. They come in different flavors. this one will adapt a makita battery to anything that runs on 18 to 21 volts.

they also make adapters that directly convert from one major manufacturer to another.

But these allow you to convert from one brand to anything. I recently used one to allow me to use my makita batteries on a portable bandsaw that is not well know. I also used on with anderson power pole connectors to allow me to power anything I want.
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/3DPG/
collage
I have no manifold and I must scream edition


Old Thread >>1726943

All the info you need about 3D-printing: https://pastebin.com/7Sb4TVdy

>Need help with prints? Go to:
https://www.simplify3d.com/support/print-quality-troubleshooting/

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 7-9-2019]
Under 200 USD: Creality Ender 3
Under 500 USD: Creality CR-10
Under 1000 USD: Prusa i3 (Mk2 or Mk3)
Over 1000 USD: Lulzbot or Ultimaker
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: https://reprap.org/wiki/

>Where can I get free things to print?
https://www.thingiverse.com/
https://grabcad.com/
https://google.com/

>What CAD software should I use?
Solidworks, Inventor, AutoCAD etc. all work, but Blender and Fusion 360 are free:
https://www.blender.org/
https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/
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As a computer science guy with little hardware background, what do I need to know to do arduino/raspi shit as a hobby?
Material recommendations are appreciated.
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Should I build a mini guillotine for killing my chickens. It may be easyer that way
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How do you get rid of bedbugs?
I need a diy solution to avoid telling the landlord
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Planning permission and utilities
building
Looking at a piece of land that's going for cheap and could buy cash but would have less than £20k to put something up.

The neighbors have running water and electric so its possible to get these hooked up.
i cant get a number on how much this costs though any ideas?

thinking about getting a small building the size of a shipping container built on some land being sold as a potential house site.

What am i getting myself into
The place i am looking at is empty land on a Scottish island.

How can i minimize the ways planning permission and building permits make the endeavor difficult for me or getting a notice demanding i remove my house.

There is a job offer for me there but no affordable housing or rentals so im taking this route diving in the deep end
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ITT: Obscure/old DIY memes. Don't worry, the thread that died for this one was an easily searchable question so there's no real loss.
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What /diy/ christmas presents do you give this year anons?
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I just realized it's only 13 more days and I have no idea what to get my parents. They like self-made stuff the most but apart from 3dprinting unpersonalized items I am clueless so I could use some inspiration
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Growbox General
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Hey /diy/ , i come here with a question which I didnt know where to post, this just sounds like the best option. Can anybody share links/pics for building/setting up a self-grow box for weed plants? Im looking for something small, (1-2 plants max), cause im looking to grow for myself, not distribution. Anything related to topic would be interesting. Thanks in advance.
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old "swiss" army knife
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I keep this cheap shit with me since ever, I mean it's terrible but it has some meaning to me and it has been useful sometimes.
Some tools works great like the blade, the scissors and the flat screwdriver. The rest are shit and most of them I don't know their purpose, also the corkscrew broke.
I would like to customize, improve, harden or re-purpose them.
Glad to take ideas or advice on metal working.
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Wouldn't a steel frame house be way easier and faster to build while at the same time being much stronger than a house made of brick or wood?
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I live in an rv and I love playing my records but I've got the problem of when I'm moving around occasionally it will skip due to the house moving any ideals on a remedy for this
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/wwg/ - Wood Working General
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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/.

Old thread >>1687260

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.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1561588261

Chris Pye wrote the book on carviing and keeps on writing them.
https://www.chrispye-woodcarving.com/

The eastern tradtion, Japanese Woodworking Tools: Their Tradition, Spirit and Use by Toshio Odate
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0941936465

Leonard Lee The Complete Guide to Sharpeninig, how to sharpen most everything.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1561581259

Bob Flexner - Finishing 101, covers the common stuff, his other books cover the uncommon and go into more depth
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1440308454/

Illustrated Cabinet Making by Bill Hylton, learn to design furniture that won't fall apart
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1565233697/

The shows that got many of us started
https://www.pbs.org/show/woodwrights-shop/
https://www.newyankee.com/

Working on getting some youtube and current blogs, but filtering out the shills is tough work and time has not been my friend. Looking for ones that are no nonsense and are about teaching, not showing off and shilling, recommendations appreciated. Wood and Shop looks decent, but I have yet to be able to dig into it.
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UK based Carpenter/Decorator
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I'm looking for a UK based Carpenter/Decorator to co-invest with me.

The concept is a highly marketable never-done-before concept. Home interiors designed for how easy they are to clean and maintain. The average home has poorly designed interior.

1. No installed access for plumbers / electritions, which means they have to destroy often ireplacable tiles, wood floors, vanity units to get to the plumbing or electrics.

2. Ergonomically, the kitchen is the most poorly designed room in any home. The bin is usually far from the sink, which means left over food waste is harder to clear away. Walls and ceilings are not coated in easy-to-clean wall paint, so they collect grease. The sink is liable to splash water during dish cleaning (restaurant styled extendable hose taps are the best option). More to list

3. Homes have dozens of nooks and crannoes and surfaces to collect dust and dirt. Certain spaces are impossible to reach with normal cleaning equipment (like the gap between the toilet and wall/vanity).

This requires a small investment of 5K . My role will be manager, advertiser and sales rep.

Your job will be the labour and logistics. As I see it you will be doing the heavy lifting so a 70-30 split to you is fair, in my opinion.

If we procees we must brainstorm more examples of the easy-clean features I listed. I figure with your expertise you're bound to come up with ideas that I haven't. I will take these ideas and create video ads to spread throughout the internet. I reckon facebook will be particularly useful as I have years of experience advertising there.

We must meet face to face, exchange details, sign contracts. If you're interested make a trip code and get through to me. Any questions are welcome.
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What are some beginner projects for learning circuit design?
kicad
I know about how simple electronics work and have done some microcontroller projects, but those were usually so simple from the electronic aspect that I just assembled them on breadboard.
I would now like to learn more about how to properly design a circuit board and manufacture it either myself or let chinese kids manufacture it. Problem is just that I have no idea what I could build that I would actually need on a circuit board, so I am thankful for all of your ideas. If you have any project in mind, just post it. I also like hard tasks wjch I don't exactly know how to solve in the beginning so really just recommend anything.
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Does Milwaukee make good hand tools?
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CNC PLASMA
CNC plasma
So the other day i was browning through Aliexpress and for some reason it was serving me up the adds for cnc plasma cutters.
I was like what 5K USD for 1500x3000 cnc plasma cutter with power source and pipe cutting option? Shit this machines got cheap now a days I remember when the cheapest of this stuff was around 40k.
Of course you are getting stepper motors instead of servos and some other budget stuff, but a 5k for a machine like that??


So anyone have one of this cheap Chinese cnc plasma cutting machines?
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small scale one time use meat smoker
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I'm trying to make some beef jerky and i want to smoke it for flavor, but i only have a small gas grill (like pic) anybody here have any ideas? I was thinking of putting some wood chips in a perforated soup can and just sticking it in the grill(off) with the meat.

You don't actually need to heat beef jerky rather just dry it out but i like mine to get to 165f degrees just to be safe, but most of the smoking process can be relatively cool so i just need steady smoke for a few hours.
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I have a fish tank set up for growing a garden tower that is 6' tall. I'm having trouble finding a light set up that works well, doesn't produce tons of heat, and won't turn my pad purple.

Are there LED set ups that cast white light but still cover all the wave lengths necessary for plant growth?

If not, what would you recommend? I was told to avoid fluorescent because it can leach nutrients from your skin, and this set up is in my kitchen, which is also my living room because small apartment.

>pic related is HID and what I'm leaning towards but am still on the fence about
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Hey guise, so I bought this leather jacket thru ebay. But clearly has a stain duno if its wine or blood. Could have belonged to a pimp who knows.

Anyhow its "soft leather" just wondering if any of you have experience with getting stains out efficiently from this type of material.
Im sure my wife is gona kill me for buying it but fuck her no one is stopping me from styling with such a rare and hard to find jacket.
All help appreciated thanks!
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Broken Inductor Fix
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Hey there guys so I recently got a video upscaler to play some of my old school game consoles on my HDTV.When I hooked up the upscaler I noticed that there was some shadowing on the picture.Therefore I opened it up and discovered a broken inductor in the upscaler circuit board.So I was wondering if there was a way to fix it temporarily well I get a new inductor to replace the broken one?
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So I've been kicking my own ass the last 6 months and picked up scrap metal as a hobby. I've learned a lot about the different types of metals, how to take apart big fridges, small ones, old tv boxes, box fans, annoying vaccuum cleaners, compressors...

So after me spending a disgusting amount of time searching for this crap and breaking it down to copper #1, 2, aluminum, etc etc...I have to ask, is any of this going to be worth it in the end? I started to pick this up because I've been low on money and my wife thinks I'm crazy bloodying my hands over all this scrap. I've taken things apart that usually require big tools but I've just used a crowbar and a wire cutter and gravity to work my way through a lot of this. I got a ton of stuff now all sort in boxes and labeled, but I just don't want to be shocked from all this time that it wasn't worth much.
Hell I've even been picking up aluminum cans off the streets and putting it in a garbage back and it's full. I've been doing this cuz we are always low on money, just incase anyone asks my why I am doing this.

TL;DR: is it worth to scrap metal? I'm in Dallas btw if that gives anyone an idea if it's worth my time.
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Which brand of power tool is your go to, /diy/?
Do you stick to one brand to utilize the same batteries on your cordless tools or mix and match?
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diy 3d printed handheld chorded keyboard
Hey /diy/, here's an idea (also on /g/ but still no replies):thinking about making me a minimum sized portable laptop alternative unhindered by display and keyboard. Gonna try and achieve this by making chorded keyboard/trackpoint combo connected to some guts and some ar glasses. Thoughts?
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retrofitting broken monitor with led backlight
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It is 10 years old and relatively dim anyways
The backlight turns off after some time but on again if left off to cool.
It looks like the solder joints of the ccfl-transformer are cracked and the pcb looks a little charred on the backside.

Can this be caused by old ccfl?
Or was it maybe cracked for some time, thus causing more resistance, and burning the pcb?
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Is it safe to install and use old vintage light switches?
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Help me spend my money on some new energy efficient appliances, want to change out the water heater and dryer but can't decide on whether to go propane or natural gas.

Hard mode: The less tech built into these pliances the better.
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What are you getting for Christmas /diy/?
tenor
I am totally clueless what I should wish for but everyone keeps asking.
I am interested in electronics and own a 3dprinter but apart from recommendations I am also just interested in what you guys get.
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/HAM/ Amateur Radio General
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NanoVNA Edition
>NEWBIE FAQ - READ THIS FIRST IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
ftp://50.31.112.231/pub/radio_FAQ_Preview9.htm
>Getting Licensed / Exam Information
>Online Practice Tests:
http://aa9pw.com/
https://hamstudy.org/
https://hamexam.org/
> Exams are FREE through Laurel VEC
https://www.laurelvec.com/
> Real-Time Propagation Data
http://prop.kc2g.com/
> Useful SWR/ Power chart for antenna tuning (Want to know what is good SWR? Have a look)
http://www.packetradio.com/pdfzips/SWRvsPowerNwatts.pdf
> Previous Thread
>>1716314
>>1716314
>>1716314
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Wonder Deck a wip
Blue
Hi there,

I have aquired a wide range of "useless" skillsets over the years. Most of them involving software applications.I've become quite adapt with several different DAWs, a few programs for fractal design, and many more.I recently picked up Photoshop with the hopes of combining those skillsets to produce an actual product, not just bits and pieces that serve only as practise.
I've set my sights on the creation of a standard 52 playing card deck like we all know. The twist is I will be implementing fractal art in the design, and the cards will contain multiple symbols from a range of cardgames. This way the deck can be used to play even more games with. Think of the four suits, numbers, dice, card type color and many others.
The only hurdle to overcome in my way is the printing/manufacturing process. I have browsed for companies that offer aid, but most lack tools I want.
For example, take a look at my example cardfront. It lacks the symbols and numbers, but it represens the overal look of a card well.
How can I visually better my design? (Photoshop help or similar)How do I print the deck in the best way?General advice or information?

Thanks reader,
Best regards
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fml
almost finished fixing up a gokart but lost clip for carburetor pin.

do i really need it?
why cant i find these pieces for go karts on ebay without buying the whole carburetor?
how fucked am i (1 - 10)
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Triple pendulum
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Planning to make a triple pendulum as a Christmas gift but I'm a noob and I'm not sure on how to do the bearings so there is the least resistance as possible.
Vid for reference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J85gpcjvqzs&t=
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Roof leak
20191205_115550
I have a leak at the bottom off this valley. Somewhere within 6 feet of the edge. I can't find a hole but a loose nail came from somewhere.

Can I paint over this with some water proofing product?
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If you were hypothetically going to start your own township with your friends and family, what are some things to consider to make it self-sufficient?
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Batch box rocket stove
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So I had a thread up last week about this build. The thread died so I'm just putting up some pics of it more or less finished. A few people had asked for updates.
It's awesome btw
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I'm try dig a snow tunnel, I want it to be 500 feet deep and straight into the snow, what tools am I going to need to dig such a tunnel?
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Thoughts on electroplating using US coins? My quarters are copper/nickel alloy clad and my nickels are a copper/nickel alloy, something like 3/4 copper. Would this be a good anode for electroplating small steel parts? I have plenty of copper I could use but a nickel plating would be preferable and it would be great if I could use my coins instead of new nickel stock.
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What should I do with my newly acquired bucket of railroad spikes?
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Floating corner desk
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How can I make something like this? What material should I use? And how does it stay up? Could something like this support much weight? I want to have a monitor, printer, books, papers, a lamp, and an xbox sitting on it, probably more that I can’t think of.

Is such a thing feasible? Pic related was all I could find.
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How does it feel buying intentionally inferior power tools from the same company?
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I want to practice building scale models but I don't have much room. Only my bedroom and a small work room that's almost full by now.

What now? Are there any ways to store away models without destroying them or renting a storage room?
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MOABRA0408__1
Can I screw this directly into plywood walls, not studs?
The tv on it only weighs 3kg (7 pounds)
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tub draining very slowly
IMG_20191205_165106
my tub always drained pretty slowly but in the past day it became much worse. i've tried to pour draino max gel down a couple times but it hasn't really helped. i've tried to take the stopper out so i can put a wire hanger down there but it won't turn one way or another.

help me please frens.
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Soda can color/label removal
arq13qm06hl21
Working on a project where I need to strip off the label/color off a coke soda can. I've seen some videos where where you have to pre-cook empty soda cans in pressure cookers hence apply some acetone or nail polish remover on the soda can in order to strip off the color.

Problem is that, I'd like to strip off the paint without having to decant all the stuff inside the coke. Do you guys have any suggestions on substances strong enough to bleach/strip away the label without havin to pre-heat?
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images - 2019-11-21T182353.016
I'm working on my old 240, and it's had an oil leak for presumably the whole 30years of its life. I've just fixed it, but I can't remove the old dry/crusty oil from the engine. It has seemingly baked itself on.

I've soaked it in degreaser, hosed it off, tried to scrub it (hard to reach), then repeat, but not getting very far. I have a pressure cleaner, but it's not going to reach most crevaces.

Anyone here have suggestions?
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No title
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Just renovating my house right now, doing it myself /diy/.
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Is it possible to create your own silicone studio? Asking for a friend
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Mounting Gems
newstuffapr2
Any /diy/ jewelry anons here? I need to figure out how to mount a stone similar to pic related onto a pendant or bracelet. My stone is hexagonal and roughly 10mm across.
I tried searching for premade mounts online but couldnt find any with six prongs that fit. Is 3dprint + investment cast my only choice? I don't really have the tools for that. Though it may be nice to acquire them I'm kinda poor atm.
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No title
00y0y_2gZrmrccVfU_1200x900
I've been looking for a nice flat machined surface to weld on as an upgrade from my crappy HF sheet metal folding table. Now I understand that a mill bed would be the ultimate in precision due to machinist autism and the T-slots open up all sorts of workholding possibilities but how does a vintage table saw top compare?

Pic is of a junked one on craigslist, the top looks like thicc ass machined iron and I'm thinking of picking this up then drilling holes in the top for clamps and such. See where I'm going with this? Should I go for it or just get a Certiflat?
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Updated - Building My Shed/Garage
rsz_20191109_121409
Its been a while so here is an update on my shed I am building. My last post I think was about adding door frames and exterior sheathing. Since then we have been hit by day light savings...which sucks balls since I have less light to work with now. Its also gotten much colder (MN), and we even got snow which was a pretty large set back.

Here is a pic of my commercial hollow metal doors.
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/hbt/ HomeBrew Thread
2C36B32E-5B01-4295-99BF-C313B21368AF
/hbt/ HomeBrew Thread
Absolute Beginner Edition

So I’m thinking of sweetening my Apple Wine once it’s ready - bought some Potassium Sorbate in preparation - how much sugar should I add to make it taste somewhat sweet without making it too sweet?

Previous Thread: >>1677251
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Laser welding machine
stainless-steel-laser-welding-machine-laser-soldering
Are these good for welding aluminum/stainless channel letters?
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/mcg/ - microcontroller general
esp-nodemcu-32
Previously /amg/ - arduino & microcontroller general.

An actual OP 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:
https://hackaday.io/
https://www.instructables.com/
https://www.reddit.com/r/raspberry_pi/ aka everyone is making magic mirrors
https://www.reddit.com/r/cyberDeck/
https://www.adafruit.com
- This is not an idea thread. Check the catalog, or make a thread for it.

>Usefull resources:

>Software
Ki-CAD
Your chipsets default IDE

>General electronics, also check their OP
>>>/diy/ohm

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

>I have junk, what do?
Get rid of it.
Old thread: >>1689490
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No title
69c89a7e9bae6bdfa31a0e38f13cb63d
Anybody else work salvage? I like talking about it. It's a bunch of fun and really good money if you do it properly. I got a pallet for 275 dollars the other day that had a 3000 dollar range hood, 800 dollar truck box, 600 dollar sofa, and 2000 dollar Andersen gliding patio door set. All in perfect or near perfect condition.
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maxresdefault (12)
just bought the ECO snt2102 to get ready for the winter. i usually just shovel the old fashioned way but i decided i was tired of breaking my back. can't wait to try it out.

what does everyone else use?
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How to i make a large submarine?
5a5e059428eeccc2008b4f9d
Id like to make one as big as peter madsens, larger if possible. How do i go about it and is there a limit to how big i can make one?
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Old House Teardown
old-house
My mother has an old two story house that she doesn't live anymore that is just rotting away (no one lived in it for over 8 years. The house is one of the first few houses in the town from what I found in a book about the town. It has been added on over the years and the last add-on (from what I all know about the house) was the garage with a year written into the cement from the 1950s. The house is beyond repair and if it was to be fixed up it would cost too much. I'm thinking about ripping it down and salvage as much as I can. Mostly any good wood and windows. I'm looking on advice on how to go on with this project. What tools do I need besides a hammer and a saw? Also the house is in a small town that I don't need permits or any paper work to do almost anything. Also the house is still solid has fuck. This isn't a stick and plywood shack.

What I figured out so far and found out.
Get the power disconnected and power line removed.
Get the water turned off.
The house doesn't have a gas line or propane.
My brother ripped out all the copper and took stuff he wanted. He wanted to burn down the house.
Going to need a dumpster for tossing shit out. The house still has a lot of shit from my sister and mom.
Popcorn ceiling, what do I do to get rid of this shit.
After I get the house ripped down the basement will still be there. How do I deal with this? Knock the walls down and bury it?

Pic is not the house in question but the condition it is in.
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Toymaking advice: 16 letters with the greatest combination of 4-letter words?
IMG_8358
Perhaps this is not the place to post this but I'm not sure where else to go. My friend is teaches 3rd grade special education, and I'm making pic related for her classroom.

I thought it could be made more educational if the individual pieces were lettered so that the stacks could spell out words.

There are only 16 pieces, so does anyone know how to determine which 16 letters spell out the greatest number of 4-lettered words?

Alternatively, it may be best to pick some letters at random, omitting the most commonly found letters in swear words, and throwing in some numbers (1-4?) and maybe an exclamation mark.

Hoping some anons can give input on a cute Christmas gift for the classroom. I'm pretty well set on the woodworking side, no questions there.
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Earth vs Steel vs Brick
download
I would like to build a 42m sq home as cheap as possible and am unsure if I should build with rammed earth, steel or brick. Right now my preference is rammed earth and I have not purchased the land yet. I'm Australian meaning the home must be an a1 legal dwelling with full accreditation from an engineer, builder, plumper and electrician.

If the land is in a bush fire prone zone, I will be forced to build on a slab which is my preference as it seems suited to rammed earth. If the land is in a flood plain, I will be forced to build on piers and this seems suited to a steel framed home. I'm unsure which of these foundation types is better without knowing the soil types. There are "steel framed kit homes" on the market of about my desired floor space which come with full engineering accreditation and guarantee of council approval, as well as accreditation for the steel itself which is required. These are quite cheap but if friends and I do the rammed earth ourselves the price becomes negligible. Some new considerations such as how to run the electrical wiring do emerge, but I think I can negate this by running it through the roof. On the opposite side, a steel framed kit home will require much more insulation but does not have said wiring problem, and it could be erected in less than 10 hours.

I am unable to see any reason why someone would build with brick, unless I am missing something quite major.

In closing. I am quite confused and not too confident on what I should do. This will be my first home. I've spent the last fortnight speaking to government bodies regarding building standards and comparing prices while watching land sales. My total budget for the home itself is 120 thousand, but I would really prefer to only spend 60 thousand, Once erected, built and accredited, the government will give me 10-20 thousand back depending on location which I plan to spend on the garden.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Clueless anon
screws
I inherited a (haunted) house. Needs lots of repair but it will be far cheaper than buying one on my own.

So I suppose I will use this thread to ask you a couple questions that google wasn't able to respond.

First and foremost, there is a metal frame outside the house, which only makes it look uglier. The structure is pretty solid, I tried hammering them sideway, I tried levering to no avail, the aluminum will bend but the screws stay put.HOW THE FUCK DO I GET THE SCREWS OFF?

>pic related
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>not having a midway rest stop
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No title
Maggard-Razors-MR-7-DE-Safety-Razor
Are these truly better than cartridges?
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AD589FCB-DD28-430B-841F-E906CD7AFCA2
I’m thinking about ripping the bath tub out of my tiny condo bathroom and making it a walk in shower instead. I never take baths and being 6 feet tall, I find the space a little narrow to comfortably take a shower in at the moment. Do you guys think it’s worth the money and time to do this project? I know it won’t add too much space in the shower but any little bit would be nice...
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How can I remove this burn mark from my landlords bathtub?
IMG_1252
>pic-related
I was walking with a candle to relax in the bath and I dropped it into the bathtub, it caused this much damage, what can I do? I am moving out in a few days and I have never damaged his property until now. Please help
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hqdefault
Whats the best training kit to get for preparing for a career in PLC programming/instrumentation?
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Pin out for OBD2
IMG_20191207_180812
Can anyone tell me the pin out for a Chevrolet Optra 2006?
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No title
15758473606252495183182900143874
I have an hdd in here but the screws don't work. It's made of solid metal. Any ideas how to open ?
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Online courses and certifications
DIY mooc online course learning
Can I get a job if I DIY online courses and certifications alongside my non-computer related degree?
Do I mention them in my CV?
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No title
3426b1924e740c8af3fb085ee53d4ff7
>Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
>And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
>And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
>And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Matthew 7:24-27

Ever since I've pondered this guidance from the Bible I've decided to never step foot in a structure with a slab foundation ever again. How can anyone deny that the pier and beam is the master race of foundations when it's stated in scripture?
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Dead Pixels?
DSC_0045
So basically I bought a used monitor and got pic related problem.
Those weird dots are only apparent when the background is bright.
Is there any way to fix this for example slightly heating it or something?
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Secret Santa for Idiots
3ADD9DE0-AF2E-4991-B495-2FC911C325D7
Got sucked into a mandatory secret santa at work. The guy I got is dumb as a box of rocks, he probably wants a bottle of Henny and a 3pk of Magnums, but I wanted to get him something that will last longer than 3 hours.

So I got him a few tools and a pouch in the hopes that he can tighten up his own mirrors on his truck instead of waiting 45min for a mechanic. The problem is, I’m not sure if he knows how to use a screwdriver.

I think I need to print out some “Baby’s first instructables”, either pics or written instructions. Who wants to contribute to the somewhat insulting instructions I put in the pouch with the tools?
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House smells like at piss like you wouldnt believe
best-cat-urine-enzyme-cleaner
Bpught a house, pretty cheap. knew it smelled like cat pee a bit no problem. Moved in. Used all the cleaners on the market, replaced the hvac, scrubbed all the walls, ceiling, steam cleaned the grout, removed the carpet, but nothing works. house still smells the same. tried running essentia oils to mask it, did nothing. mopped twice daily for a month. nothing
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Android Box / Fire TV
tv
Hello guys!
There is a way to "transform" an old laptop into an Android Box, Fire TV or something like this? That I could use without a mouse.

Thanks
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Sewing General
download
>Hand sewing a bearsuit at 3 am
>Accidentally stitch a whole panel inside out and have to redo it
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Boiler failure
original
DANGER unbalanced flow and error code mismatch
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what is this
what is it
need help figuring out what this is called
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shed
thoughts on this as a bike shed ?
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No title
20191210_192507
Hey y'all, I'm planning to rewire some 120vAC LED Christmas lights to run on battery. I found a handy little guide online that covers the wiring aspect, but it doesn't mention this little guy in the middle. I don't remember seeing these on other sets either, does anyone know what it is? Doesn't seem to be a fuse holder, since there are already fuses inside the plug.
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No title
Collage
>Arms race edition

>Usual OP is late edition
>I can't do collages edition
>Half the pictures in the collage are mine edition
Take your pick.

Old Thread >>1722570

All the info you need about 3D-printing: https://pastebin.com/7Sb4TVdy

>Need help with prints? Go to:
https://www.simplify3d.com/support/print-quality-troubleshooting/

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 7-9-2019]
Under 200 USD: Creality Ender 3
Under 500 USD: Creality CR-10
Under 1000 USD: Prusa i3 (Mk2 or Mk3)
Over 1000 USD: Lulzbot or Ultimaker
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: https://reprap.org/wiki/

>Where can I get free things to print?
https://www.thingiverse.com/
https://grabcad.com/
https://google.com/

>What CAD software should I use?
Solidworks, Inventor, AutoCAD etc. all work, but Blender and Fusion 360 are free:
https://www.blender.org/
https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/
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Battery electronics explanation
20191206_142036
I have this battery pack that the USB ports don't work on it anymore, so I'm taking it apart to try and use it.

I'm not sure what I really need for it to still be able to charge and shit,

are all these chips and transformer necessary or can cut it off and leave the red and black wires and just reverse the charges to charge it?
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casting transparent material
f40
I want to create a clear engine lid for my MR2 SW20 that looks like the one from a Ferrari F40, pic related. It has to be clear, maybe slightly tinted.

I can get the part as FRP (fiber reinforced plastic) for not so much money, but of course it's not clear.

How can I create a mold from this large thing?
And what material should I use to cast?
It has to be light and UV-resistant.

Seems impossible to me, especially the first requirement.

Maybe there is another method I can try instead of casting?
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No title
em
What is the simplest/cheapest/safest way to make an electromagnet with a field that oscillates?

Imagine a plate that will move magnetic objects around in circles on the plate
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Water Heater Hunter Back at it again
8DF58A0C-6037-40C2-9B01-091406C289AF
It’s your dawg, Mr. Misfire, the artist formerly known as Mr. FoamFixer. Here to show you the before and after of the kitchen and prove that I did not try to patch a water heater as a permanent fix!
Don’t forget to like and subscribe for more stupid repairs.
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No title
idea
How hard would it be to generate free energy from gray-water or cooled-off heating water going back to the system in a commieblock?
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No title
Choosing-a-Roofing-Contractor
Some roofers are scattering little plastic sheets everywhere.
Do I tell them to pick up their shit, or will that make them leave a turd underneath some roof tiles?
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DYI faraday pouch
de40bf3c4f2c3cc882d81816a2f47a68
So upon reading about Solar storm in 1859, I want to build one to protect my secondary electronics like phones and laptops. I suppose rubber or plastic pouch basis, few aluminium foil layers and then other plastic, rubber or cordura or maybe even steel casing on top for durability. Question is, how many layers of foil is enough? Are there any ways how to improve such design?

inb4: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859
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wireless sound transmission
1398175970-34290200
I need to add a sound system to classroom.

The amplification and speakers part is pretty obvious,but picking up a sound and sending it wirelessly with an acceptable quality to be amplified later is the real challenge.

So what do you suggest /diy/?
Should i use bluetooth mic/receiver ,commercial emitter/transmitter or make my own system using radio waves?
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No title
31Roq06MItL._AC_SY400_
Hey /diy/, how would you go about making one of these? I was thinking about using half of a plastic barrel, a square sign post and some quickcrete for the base, but I'm not sure what compound to use for the body. I'm sure I could figure out something for the mould, (I don't really care about the details as long as it has a head and a body) but I've never really worked on a project like this before. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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No title
IMG_20191210_103647465-1500x2000
How do I fig jiggling and singing Santa? He turns on but doesn't sing and his sax doesn't light up.
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Nerf Longshot Airsoft Conversion
Screenshot_2019-12-10-13-46-41-1
Can yous help me with this project?

I want to convert my longshot into an airsoft smg. I'm doing the basic mods like ar removal and spring upgrade, etc. I've spray painted it matte black already, and sanded the logos off.

I want to put electronics into it to make it an automatic electric gun (aeg), but that's not the hardest thing. I need to convert the whole system to fire bbs.

Could you send give me tips on how to do this? Many thanks
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No title
leviton_duplex_side_wired_self-grounding_nema_5-15r_16242
Why does everyone install these upside down? They should be installed in this orientation so that if a piece of metal falls onto a plug that isn't fully seated it falls on the ground pin then rolls off onto the floor rather than bridging the hot and neutral. Is it because people want their receptacles to look like faces?
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slip gear
20191206_113903
Okay DIY I need ideas. The black piece had teeth that interfaced with the teeth on the white piece. The white piece or the outer black piece kept shearing due to no limit switching.

I drilled the teeth out of the black piece, but at 27/64" the white gear was too big (and the teeth still slightly present) and stepping up to 7/16" made it smooth, but not enough to friction turn the black piece when installed (it takes very little force but 7/16" hole is still barely too big).

So- what do I add between the black and white piece in order to create friction/make a tighter fit while still allowing for overtorque to let it slip.

Normally I'd stick some blue painters tape in there (nice masking tape, lasts a long time) but I'm concerned it will degrade because of the rubbing.

tl;dr I need the white piece gear to not slip so much in the black piece drilled hole.

Any ideas?
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No title
1568584825676
Is farming profitable? Let's say I buy 12 acres of land for $70,000 cash. What would I be able to grow that could make me some significant money? What trees, vegetables, fruits, etc. are the most profitable per acre? I can plant and wait a few years if necessary. I live in the upper Midwest.
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No title
6179VIJg5gL._SL1500_
Guys, I really want to get a sledgehammer but regrettably, I can't think of a use for one. Can /diy/ help me find a reason?
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Switch to Disable Airbag
airbag
I would like to install a switch on my dashboard to disable/enable the drivers side airbag. If I cut the wire and put a switch on it, is there a risk of the airbag deploying when the power is suddenly turned on for it?
1 images | 30 replies
organ repair
download (4)
posted this on /g/ but this is definitely a better board for this

ive got a 90s digital wurlitzer organ that's got a busted power supply. wanted to know if any of you own similar models / have manuals for this thing. ive looked extensively online and the only posts about it are either dead threads from organforums or someone's mypianofriend's listing from 2014
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No title
2
i've got a minor problem anons, just looking for peace of mind. We have downlights in our bathroom that dont work, we tried replacing them but they still didn't work. No biggie, but we lost one of the plastic glass covers in the process of changing them, now the bulb is still held in place by the chrome outer ring but the light doesn't have that extra layer of protection. The light covers are pretty much identical to pic related.

Just worried about steam/water getting into the light or the wiring and causing my fucking house to burn down. Am I being paranoid?
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Lower power supply
1
Is it possible to use these 4 terminals in combination with 2 graetz bridge and 2 capacitor to power the amplifier?

Amplifier uses +/-36V
Transformer gives 31V, when converted to DC gives ~34 volts.

What would be consequences of using lower voltage than recommended?
Also how can I get negative voltage from this.
Broken transformer used center tap to separate + and -, but here I don't know if I have center tap.
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Skid Steering Go Kart
skid_steer_drive
I want to build a go-kart that looks like a tank. I plan on welding a steel frame together then riveting coroplast sheets as the "armor" but tracks are too hard to make so I want to use a 6 or 8 wheel configuration and make it turn with a differential (stripping it out of an old lawnmower).
For skid steering to work do all of the wheels have to be powered or will I only need one pair of drive wheels? Which pair would be the best drive wheels (front, middle, or back)?
0 images | 10 replies
Need wide blade for splitting leather
s-l300
I need to split some leather and I need to build something like this:
https://youtu.be/XTYeLY44c0A
https://youtu.be/kXqzFqTglD8?t=433

Except I'm not making belts so I need it about 15/20 centimeters (6/8 inches) wide.
Where do I find a cheap blade that's very sharp (or can be made very sharp), wide enough to fit the whole thing, but also sturdy enough to not break on me?
I was thinking some sort of replacement blade, but the ones for real leather splitters (pic related) cost more than $200 and I'm pretty broke so I'll go for the cheapest acceptable option.

I need to be able to purchase it from Italy (where I live).

Thank you very much in advance.
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No title
71C8nXM313L._UX425_
What do you guys wear on the jobsite?
It's cold!!!
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No title
20191116_162042_capture
I'm getting a room repainted in my house. A while ago I heard you can add vanilla extract to paint to alter the smell of the paint and the only risk would be changing the color of the paint, but that got me wondering about powdered spices and paint. Does anyone here know if you can mix cinnamon with interior paint?
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Moving stuff safely
heat-pump3
So I've got a property that has 300+ of these stupid heat pumps, they're easy enough to work on, but moving them is a pain, they're not that heavy, about 75lb or so, but there is nothing to grab on to and they have to be maneuvered in and out of tight spaces.

Any ideas on how to make these easier to move around?
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Impossible light fixture
IMG_20191121_155737
Any idea how in the world to remove this light fixture to take out the bulb? Handyman had no idea, Online web help is useless. I can't get it to budge. I live in Europe if that helps.
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DIY 55 Gallon Drum Pontoon Boat
55GallonPontoon
My friends and I have been drawing up plans for the past few months on a homemade pontoon boat. The plan is to make two 8x4 ft sections (the dimensions of the truck beds well be using to transport) that we will secure together upon arrival of our launch site. Our main questions/concerns are 1. How many drums do we need to support the weight of the vessel/occupants 2. How to turn a bicycle into a water wheel for power 3.How to steer it besides having two people with oars sit on the sides of the bike. Any suggestions or similar plans appreciated
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No title
87-01-250-knipex-cobra-pliers
Who do you think makes the best pliers? I always used channellocks as an apprentice, but five or so years ago I switched to 10-inch Knipex.

I think that they are superior to Channellocks in every way. They grip pipe and hex-stock better than channellocks every time. The 10" Knipex have a larger jaw capacity than the channellocks do. Most importantly, the way they are designed make it impossible to smash your fingers.

Really would love to know what anon thinks of SK Tools "channellocks", I was thinking about buying a pair to try out.
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No title
ABSisShit
I found a photo for all you fuck wits saying that ABS is a superior drainage pipe compared to PVC. I tried to tell you but you wouldn't listen, well here is the first hand proof faggots. You will never see an improperly hung PVC pipe flex to the same extent that ABS does. Hot water and time != any good for ABS. You dolts put this crap in and then I get called to fix it when it bows and gets clogged.

>protip
Use PVC, might take longer to put together (muh two step process) but it is a much more durable material for this specific application.
1 images | 19 replies
No title
1573904415899
Just bought a gas dryer second hand. When I removed it all I did was shut off the valve. The person is mad because I didnt cap the line that I removed it from. Fitting seemed new and I smelled no gas. Should I waste an hour going to the hardware store to buy a cap and cap it or should it be okay?
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No title
600x600_lowres_paul3938
Hi,

Quick question in relation to stopping a fermentation process and structure.

Anything I can dip these guys in to, to make them stop rotting and keep their structure (make them sturdy)?
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No title
breathtakingandcourageous
What's the best way to become /diy/ for a poorfag college student stuck rotting in an urban hellhole bugperson apartment (no space for projects) with a söy family that hates and knows jack about /diy/? Specifically regarding /o/ stuff and machining/fab related stuff.
1 images | 11 replies
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benis
I have a 200A service going to my detached garage. My electrical company installed a meter and breaker panel near the road and then ran a service line to the garage, so I can shut of the electricity to the garage.

I don't like doing work near the electrical panel because I am a little pussy bitch (figured you guys and girl would appreciate my honesty). Can I use a standard cheap multimeter to check if the wires feeding my garage panel have power? Or do I need a fancier multimeter to prevent death?
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DIY balloon
2EAD58F8-08C1-401B-AFB6-382CAB7C7C8C
I am planning to pull a little prank on some people which involves the use of a balloon.

The balloon needs to be big/strong enough to support at least 20 pounds but not to stick out very much in the sky.

I am planning to fill the balloon with helium but I am open to suggestions.
The use of multiple balloons is also a possibility.
I also would like to know a good place to buy helium.
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1562608247974
DIY treadmill? Bad idea?
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91X14wytEDL._AC_UL320_SR252,320_
Any books on learning to /diy/? I want to learn how to make things and use tools but I'm a college student with no space or friends so I don't know how to start.
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Toys
IMG_0292
I don't see a lot of toys here. Talk about toys. What got me going is thinking that they don't make batteries like they used to. Talk about that too, or, how to prevent toys from getting messed up. (Maintenance.) Do you love fixing toys?
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instruction_c
This doesn't work. What am I doing wrong?
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RTL-SDR ideas and projects
20191206_002322
anyone here got an RTL-SDR? (not HAM radios, I mean the cheap USB receiver stuff)
i wanna know what you use it for and any ideas on what to do with one, maybe DIY antenna guides and such
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heater
This is my heater. It mines crypto and heats the room. Instead of running a dumb 2KW resistor I'm using the electricity for computation.
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Screenshot_20191207-161828__01
DIY,

I bought a GSTORY monitor. The goal was to use my BatPower battery to run it while on a long flight. When I hook it up I made sure to match outputs and polarity (12v 5a). The screen just flickers. Any suggestions?

G-STORY 15.6 Inch UHD 4K IPS Eye-Care Portable Gaming Monitor with FreeSync/HDR/2160P/Type-C/HDMI/Built-in Speaker/Vesa Option(Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HF6TLPC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_uBb7Db8TG2VSC
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Electroconductive fabric
heater
Just by looking at the pictures, can anyone help me identify what kind of blanket the copper strips are glued to? The kind of material and composition.

Apparently seems to me to be a very thin glass blanket, but I'm not sure as I don't have any technical knowledge of fabrics.

I need a fabric that is electroconductive and causes the larger fabric to warm up where the blanket and the copper are glued together. This larger one is a TNT (textile non textile).
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Water-meter-distant
So I have a water meter thing in the basement (looks just like pic related) and there is a three-conductor thin gauge wire coming out of it and routed to the outside of the house (I'm assuming this is for metering purposes but that's beside the point).

But the way it was routed under the floor joists is completely retarded and was probably done on a Friday afternoon and/or the water utility guy was completely hammered and/or mentally handicapped. The only apparent way of fixing it is to cut it, fix up the routing, then splice it back together. Am I good to do this or could it come back to haunt me? My only concern is that this could be a violation of some bullshit rule against tampering with their shit. I would call the water utility but I am autistic and hate speaking to people on the phone.
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electroplating-copper
tldr I want to do a career in battery manufacturing, should I go EE, ME or CE? I got some real world experience in all three remanufacturing batteries for a forklift dealer but I want to go back to school. CE seems like the right idea but courses seem to focus on petroleum products, EE seems right too but focuses on installation and CS (as opposed to electrical-assisted manufacturing, like electroplating pic related), ME seems right because of metallurgy studies but seems focused on exclusively drilling operations. I also have a side job building specialty camera flash tubes, so I know a lot about radiation - would applying this to manufacturing require more chemist skills or machinist skills?

When you get down too it I want to be an electrochemist so I can do electromechanical machining.... is there any way to practically do this without just getting a 4-year degree in physics?

Asking here because /sci/ is clueless about real world job applications and /adv/ just wants homework and feels.
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Poorfag diy
ork_hightech
How about "I have no money and I must diy" thread? All of your your orkish technologies and improvements that you were ashamed of posting in other threads - post them here.
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How do I get rid of ants
78787
How do I get rid of ants in my home?
I don't leave sugar, food, fucking anything. Everything is super clean.
I've witnessed those faggots bringing in dead flies and eating it inside of my fucking house.
I've already tried floor sweeps on doors, but it didn't work, they still managed to get inside.
House is 100% sealed, floor is concrete, walls are bricks, no holes, so they can't live inside.
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PolyTECHnic course
Cross-Cut-Paper-Shredder-A
thinking of going to polytech community school as a life career. learning i.c.t. / plumbing/ wookworking...


Just to gain some valuable d.i.y sklls...


I'm too stressed out to wake early and go to work 5 days a week.

........
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