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Old thread is Archived: http://boards.4chan.org/diy/thread/1465731#top

Last answer was to a problem with a furnace.

brand and model
photo of inside
(behind the cover - similar to pic related)
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What are these crumbly white plastic connectors called?
Use circuit cleaner spray, some plastics are disolved, try in a little area first
JST connectors. looks like the 2.54mm size
>"Chemically pure gasoline"
that would be great to use if you're trying to melt the plastic
Thanks. My ruler says 2mm and the other end looks to be 1.25mm. Think I'd have an easier time splicing two pre-terminated cables instead of attaching a connector myself?

I have a long narrow room setup like this (albeit shorter, ~8ft tall), where my bed is up against an exterior wall with a window. In the winter, this wall is extremely cold, to the point that the baseboard heating doesn't compensate. How would I best insulate this wall? I'm thinking of hanging up a tarp a few inches from the wall and taping it all the way around - does this sound right? Or can I just buy foam insulation board and prop it against the wall? I used a window wrap kit last winter, didn't do much. Thanks, all help is appreciated
the cold is coming from the window, not the wall. Measure your window then go to Wal Mart and buy a kit with double sided tape and shrink wrap and borrow your girlfriends/mothers hair dryer and follow the directions.

If your wall is still to cold then either call someon who does insulation (or tell your landlord) and have some blown insulation installed.

get better bedding

wear warm pajamas
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As said above with the shrink wrap, but guessing old building. Some of the cold though may be coming from the floor even with baseboard heating depending on how lazy people were.
You might have to go space heater in a corner. I suggest a tower model one with a temp on/off so when it gets to 60 it turns on till 70 then turns off. Look into spring/fall camping gear for the bed. Just unzip completely open and use as bedding. You will be sweating in no time as they are built better and are far cheaper. Normal sweat pants and long sleeve shirt are no joke, you can survive a lot in these.
I would skip the window "kit" I have old windows in my apt and this year I got 4 mil plastic from menards. It was way cheaper and thicker than those window kits. Plastic the window then hang some big curtains. Also you could caulk around the outside of the window. And if all that doesn't help I would make a foam insulation headboard.
Pull the bed away from the wall as far as you can. Maybe look at electric mattress pads.

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out-of-production thread: >>1474893

>RULES (draft, comments welcome):
0. Mains wiring goes to /qtddtot/ or /sqt/. PC assembly to >>>/g/.
1. Know the law. You are assumed to understand Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's circuit laws. If not, google.
2. RTFD. Re-read all documentation/datasheets pertinent to your components/circuits before you ask.
3. Pics > 1000 words. Post schematic/picture/sketch/9001.5 hours in MS Paint with all part numbers/values/etc. when asking for help. Focus/lighting counts.
4. Read the problem statement before replying.

>I'm new to electronics, where to get started?
It is an art/science of applying principles to problems. Find problem, learn principles, design and verify solution, build, test, post results, repeat.

>Problem/project ideas:

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Use thinner wire. 220V is 220 watts per amp, so if they're e.g. 44W you only need 0.2A. 230V mains flex is normally rated for at least 3A, and solid cable for 15A or 30A.
>I bought then specially because they are rated for 230v
>Are you sure YOU should be working with 220v?
His concern was not for the lights...
It would be nice if they came with really large plated thru-holes for this stuff. And yes they're meant for soldering on to.
if you designed the board you could just send off the gerbers. most places will charge based on the size of the smallest square that fully encompasses your design. just draw the shape you want on the board outline layer and (for safety's sake) put some "CUT OUT" text in the middle of your circles
if you want someone else to make the layout, you could hire some pajeet off one of those freelancer sites. pajeet will send you gerber files which you would review using a gerber viewer and then send to your choice of board house
if you want someone to stuff and solder the board for you professionally, that's another $100 or more. maybe you can find some kid in the local university's EE program to do it for you and save a few bux

you could buy one of those 200kHz STM32-based scopes now for like $30. you could also look around for those good old 20MHz dual trace scopes on the order of $100, maybe less by now. a logic analyzer might serve you better for the CompE work

Anyone here soap? Let’s talk oils, Mica, fragrance, eo, WSW, swirls, ect
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>Soap is life
whatever hippy
Do you even
Tell me in all honesty, this one doesn’t get your dick hard?
More sporn

This is a thread for any domicile that moves.

Post your campers, RVs, house boats, pop ups, vans, pick-up rigs etc.

I finally finished the interior and took her out on her maiden voyage.

The heat/AC works well and the toilet is a godsend for the middle of the night.
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That's the one I have. I had to do some work after I bought it. They forgot to put insulation in the master bathroom wall. The toilet was rocking back and fourth, it was sitting high off the floor on the pipe. I had to change the faucet in the master bath it was leaking in the wall. They ceiling vent wasn't wired into anything. Both doors leak on it. I had to build a front and back porch with rooves to keep the rain from coming in. I installed mini split heat pumps in it. It is very efficient aftewr all is said and done. I don't think I should have had to do so much work on it. They drop dramatically in value. Good luck trying to resale it for anywhere close to what you got it for. I think they go $10,000 as soon as they leave the sale lot. If you go to get one do check these types of things.
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Park it in a pond
The best shitting experience on earth.

>it's in a van next to the bed and kitchen
In my current apartment the toilet is on the other side of a wall opposite my kitchen. Just wall it off and figure out a way to cut down on stink from all the lentils a van dweller is gonna have to be eating

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Lime left a number of scooters in my town when they were banned from here. I got my hands on some of them that had been left abandoned. Is there any possibility to remove the electronic locks and use them?
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It's not considered theft, just picking up litter.
Absolutely! Check out what inputs the motor controller accepts. Might just be a simple PWM input.
They tend to do well in major metropolitan and Universities. Fuckin' Lime and Bird took over the downtown area over night, then were banned by the city, and then quickly re-instated after the city found a way to charge the company to operate in the town.
Wont matter. Likely have regenerative breaking anyway
Retard it already pinged near you
dont matter. I think in the immediate term, these companies are up in the air, they're a nuisance to the city, and they can get the scooters for so cheap in a bulk deal, so it's probably cheaper for them to take the hit until they can get more robust anti-theft tech in a scooter (if they can)

cops just probably aren't gonna do shit about this until the lime people are either a) paying their salary via taxes or b) scooter theft becomes grand theft auto

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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?



>What about planes?


>What about aerial photography/filming, is DIY viable?

Not really, DJI is the boring but sensible choice if good results are your priority.

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Look at Joshua Bardwells youtube channel.

He actually just posted this like 15 video series on every little step you could possibly need help with building. Mind you itll be easier if you use the same components as he did which is a $200+ build. But in the long run youll enjoy it more than one of those $100 ones.
The big issue is that the pitch bar in the mission planner has to move in the OPPOSITE direction to your stick to be correct, which is dumb as all fuck. Unless you're reading the wiki really carefully, you'll look at the bars, see that they all move the same way that your sticks do & presume that everything's fine when in reality it's not.

You can test it (& I would recommend you do!) by arming the quad without any props attached & checking which motors actually speed up/slow down as you move your pitch stick.

Picrelated should be a giant red fucking flashing box on the wiki.
So moving pitch forward should move the bar backwards and visa versa?

Makes you wonder why they ever thought that was a good idea. It had to have been done for jokes.
>So moving pitch forward should move the bar backwards and visa versa?

At least in Mission Planner, yes.

>It had to have been done for jokes.

The only legitimate explanation I can think of is that a decade ago when originally writing the code whatever radio one of the devs was using did it that way & they've refused to change it since, even when literally everything is now the opposite way round & people are literally totalling newly built quads because of it.
I recall old video games used to invert controls in a similar way for vehicles, maybe they were shooting for that.

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How much pressure can a copper pipe withstand before it burst? pic related
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Seventeen, giv er take, call it 16 to be safe, or 20 if you're leaving town after the jobs done
That copper is blazed not soldered, the temps of brazing take a lot of strength out of the pipe because it takes all the temper out. Generally only medical gas line and refrigerant lines are brazed.
More than enough to get a marble through a car door.
ahh the ol' solder thread locker technique.
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I'm thinking to get a split ductless aircon.
What is better: rent tools (vacuum pump, reamer, flare making tool) and DIY it, or just do the wiring for it and hire a professional to do this job?
I never dealt with thin copper pipes and flare connections before. What are the odds, that I will fuck up everything?
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The line is charged as well. (Is this an ESL board)?

Think about that statement for a minute. Do you really think they stay connected by a copper line throughout the entire installation?

>Okay honey I've got the indoor unit hung on the wall
>No don't worry this ones going outside
>Yes all these copper lines have to stay connected
>Honey get my sawzall I have to cut out this wall to set the outdoor unit outside

You realize all the refrigerant is inside the condenser, right? Once you hook it up you leave the condenser isolated and vacuum check the lineset and evaporator. All good? Crack the valves and let the refrigerant into the lineset
Not saying you're wrong, but you could be. Just not sure why you WOULD be, as every AC I've ever seen new is as you said. But, see pic related
Like I said, each unit is charged, including the lines. (This is nothing new). It’s made for DIY installs.

You need to get out in the World more often.
You don't need any of that shit if you buy the pre-charged ones; just a wrench, drill and hole saw

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So i was cruising with my scooter.
And a retarded cyclist just steered into me without looking.
This is what i did with with the damage.
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You're on the poorfag board. Go away if poorfaggery bothers you.
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My fix didnt hold.
btw im not fuckin Mohammed.
And you werent there.
I was cruising round 30 km / h.
Retarded cyclist was wrong and now its actually better than ever.
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I bought a 2nd hand one and painted it over.
It's good now.
I'd suggest watching a few diy auto paint job tutorials. At the very least slap some clearcoat on it. It looks kind of cheap like that.
I'd have fibreglassed it, what filler did you use at the start?

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any good vids on yt where i can learn how to propperly cutt glass ?
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I was told you can hold a pane of glass underwater and just cut it with tin snips.
Any takers?
Ill ask in here since this seems to be the glass thread, if I have a glass panel, and I have 2 strips that are frosted (by grit blasting) going along the width of the glass, what is the best way of making those strips colored?
score the glass hang the cut over the edge of a table and break Only a retard cant do it
>what is the best way of making those strips colored?

duh. glass paint.

Hmm, that looks pretty shit though, what I want is a pretty subtle even coloring of the glass, as if the glass was always that color.

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Thread hymn.


Last thread -> >>1467258


>Haas automation videos.
>Titans of CNC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq5dFeBhvRQ [Embed]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPIkPGqjBCc [Embed]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABeio9yOtkI [Embed]

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Found a source for the tool steel I need. Glad I've been saving broken drill bits.
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God damn is it a cool feeling to hollow a drill bit with a drill bit.
Those are old face mill inserts. They all look trashed.
I just looked and Grizzly tools just raised the prices of all of their equipment by 25% because of trumps tariffs.

I went and checked, Precision Matthews has not raised their prices yet.
If you were planning on buying a Precision Matthews machine, now is the time to do it.
I'm interested to see what the American market can make at the low end without Chinese state directed competition.

Hopefully some neat Western shit soon.

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So I need to connect a propane tank to a ceremic heater and also a single burner stove.

I need 2 different regulators for them because they require pressures.

I need a splitter as well.
I also want a valve to turn the gas on and off.

I know all of these hoses and connectors are different sizes and I have no idea which ones to get.
Can someone help me?

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Secret accidents/mishaps nobody knows about

Back in the days when the first 1GB IDE drives became available, a customer bought about 20 for his servers. I somehow managed to topple over the service cart with them and sent them onto the floor.
Of course I told nobody about that very expensive accident and added them to the servers.

Within a year, roughly 80% of the drives failed.

We agreed with the customers that 1GB per drive was just too much to be handled for the manufacturer. Drives were from IBM, so nobody questioned that.
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>Work for massive global company that manufacturers and sells alcohol.
>One customer sends two different sized trailers depending on the size of the load.
>When the consignment is complete there is ways half a pallet space left, so you can never over fill the trailer...technically.
>Said customer sends large trailer for small load, no one notices everyone is too lazy to count. It's pretty hard to keep track with three guys in forklifts filling the trailer.
>4 extra pallets get loaded onto trailer. 36 boxes per pallet. 24 bottles per box.
>Customs investigation ensues.
>Everyone gets interview.
>Warehouse is full of stock, but it's not a bonded warehouse.
>Employer gets find 250,000 for losing stock and undeclared tax.
>Extra 100,000 fine for storing product in an unbonded warehouse.
>mfw no one gets fired.
Work in a sound studio, having total shit week. Setting up some mics and not getting the sound levels I should be.. checking everything. Mix of shit mood and stress...
kick off saying shit is broke and old and demand we get some new ones.. order is placed and a few days later I sit down with mics.
Realise i didnt check the attenuation on mics sender and mics are perfectly fine.
Told to send mics back to be serviced.. so open mics up and fuck the soldering up in the connectors to give off poor sound connection.
Cause the USA has soft power? Why send the military when you can sending the the glow in the dark men to topple regimes and instill puppets.
>Why aren't we conquering subhumans anymore
last time you did that you caused a power vacuum that made almost all of asia communist
No that was a few times before. The actual last time they did that they created a power vacuum that let ISIS rise to power.

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