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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.

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Some friendly suggestions for posting:
- First ask Google, then ask /diy/. Your question will probably be better received if you do so.
- List available resources (tools, materials, budget, time, etc.)
- Try to use pictures and explain the goal, if possible
- Be patient, this is a slow board; your thread will be around for days.
- Share your results! /diy/ loves to see problems solved and projects completed!

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What's the best way to level a ceiling before installing shiplap/tongue and groove?
I installed the stringers, but the ceiling is crazy wavy.
I want to avoid the shiplap from being super wavy/gappy
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>>1448486
Don't tell me that is your photo OP. Because if it is, you need to know that you should remove everything up to the floor joists or rafters depending on what is above that spackling. Just like you see in >>1448631
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>>1448601
I saw a 2 million dollar house will shiplap ceilings that looked really good.
My ceiling drywall was done by complete amateurs. Even the paper is the wrong direction.
The ship lap is just to cover up their shit job.

>>1448814
Why?
What possible benefits would removing the drywall do?
The end result would be the same.
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did someone say SHIPLAP
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>>1448814
you are mistaken. the shiplap wood is a decorative wall covering, applied over a finished wall or ceiling.

you'd have hella heating and cooling costs with rough cut shiplap gaps into your attic.
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>>1448486
shim your furring noob

Heard you guys could give me some advice on pole barn prefab metal homes. Any good companies to recommend? Problems i might run into. Thanks. Pic related.
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>>1448510
>Problems i might run into.
That's def not gonna hold up too well post apocalypse. Jusayin
In the second pic >>1448515 it looks wayyyyy institutional. Park a few cars in front and you gotta bonafide rest stop.
Unless there's some stealthy tech goings on in there, it doesn't look well-insulated and anywhere above 30°N them energy bills are gonna be outrageous!
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>>1448510
OP's pic costs about 20-25k and that's just the metal frame and shell. No floors, plumbing or wiring completely unfinished inside like and over priced haybarn.
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>>1449223
>>It also looks to have little or no insulation
>I too, have x-ray vision
Dude - you can clearly see the wooden ceiling being too thin for any type of reasonable insulation. The walls may have some VERY BASIC insulation, but keeping that house warm is going to be a piece of shit.
You should really look into that stuff, insulation is important and you're not doing yourself a favor on saving some bucks there if you want to live in that house for a reasonable time.
https://passipedia.org/planning/thermal_protection/external_walls/passive_house_suitable_wall_systems
>"The insulation thickness of the EIFS as a rule is between 150 and 300 mm in a Passive House, but can be bonded as single-layer up to 400 mm."
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>>1448510
>>1449216
from the images, i thinks its not even a proper house, were people live in
you can see through the windows there are just large spaces with seating and no other rooms whatsoever, looks more like a party location you celebrate and the go home
if thats the case it doesnt make much sense to discuss if its insulated well or not i guess
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My brother used to be a pole barn Foreman, he hated it when someone would try to make one into a house. There is a reason why it's called a barn.

Think about the condensation the metal siding is going to have, gonna fuck up everything is up against over time. Also imagine how loud it's gonna be when it hails, that metal is gonna look beat to shit in a few years.

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Post pics of prints, builds, setups.
Its hard to make a 3x3 image collage otherwise.
Old thread >>1440405

Need help with prints? Post:
>filament type, bed & extruder temp, print & fan speed, etc

>general info
https://www.3dhubs.com/what-is-3d-printing
https://www.3dhubs.com/knowledge-base
Additive Manufacturing Technologies:3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Direct Digital Manufacturing, Gibson Rosen Stucker

>open source community
http://reprap.org/wiki/RepRap_Machines
http://forums.reprap.org/

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>>1449248
Not everyone lives in a 3rd world america where people kill each other like animals. In civilized countries one needs a permit to obtain deadly weapons.
Ignorant burger.
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>>1449249
America is literally the definition of the 1st world.

2nd world was the soviet union.
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>>1449249
>In civilized countries one needs a permit to obtain deadly weapons.
>Ignorant burger.

heh yeah those knife licenses sure are a doozy though
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>>1449250
language changes over time you dumb (No, I don't mean mute) fuck
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>>1449015
>>1449066
Sure, the metal bolt is going to chew the print up and push out any parts of the print that won't cooperate. It's printing both threads and having them mesh nicely that's annoying/difficult.

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Not sure if this is the board.

How do I drill through pipe couplings?
I spent 3 minutes on drilling with a cobalt drill bit but there isn't any dent.

Should I commit seppuku now?
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>>1449282
>Should I commit seppuku now?
Read SIEGE first
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>>1449282
My guess is you had a brain fart and left the drill set on counter-clockwise. Your bit is fucked now.
Anyway the best way to do this is obviously in a drill press.
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You're fucked, just give up and walk away
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Make sure bit is sharp
Put some ass behind it. If it's not pulling chips, it's just generating heat
Slow down the speed for bigger bits
Drill a small pilot hole first

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Any way to remove cooking oil stains from a wall? Will this have to be painted over?
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>>1449256
Oil?? That shit is down to the drywall at this point. Paint doesn't stick to it. Or primer.
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>>1449286
Fair enough. I take full responsibility for it. I'm normally not a slob though. I'm 186 cm and it was really difficult to cook with, there is a cabinet right above the hot plate and I had to cook at an unnatural angle. Probably not a great idea to set up the hot-plate there without some steel protecting the wall, but I fucked up. What's a good offer for the damage?
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>>1449290
"For example, melamine foam can remove crayon, marker pen, and grease from painted walls and wood finishings, plastic-adhering paints from treated wooden tables, and adhesive residue and grime from hubcaps."

-Wikipedia
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>>1449303

Yeah, and I'm telling you it won't work unless you keep rubbing it with the sponge until you actually remove the paint.
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>>1449279
It's Romania slip him 20 bucks and hope he's not connected and doesn't break your knees. Or camouflage it. Rub some dirt on it and a few other places. Might not notice.

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Found this dead hummingbird while I was walking to the bank. Poor thing must have ran into the glass building. Anyway, it had pretty feathers so I'm not going to let some dog choke on it, so I took it home and set it in liquid plastic. This is the first time I've ever done something like this, so I hope I didn't fuck it up because I want to give it to my friends who just bought a house. Any anons have experience with specimen preservation?
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>Be away form /diy/ for a while
>Come back
>OP wants to seal a biological ticking time bomb in an anaerobic environment and give it to his friends as a housewarming present
>Ensuring that roughly within a year it explodes spreading botulism all over their newly warmed house
Godspeed OP you insane retard
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>>1449161
didnt know swarf was a real word till now. thanks /diy/!
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>>1449135
>husband's buddy
>implying a girl on /diy/
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>>1449301
I wonder what boards actually have the most extreme gender ratios?
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>>1448624
OP you probably should of gutted the thing first and stuffed it full of salt at the very least

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>foaming handwash dispenser is empty
>fill it with a bit of liquid handsoap and add water
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>over torque and tec screw head snaps off
>glue it back on with silicon
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>>1445755
is it better for the engine?
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>>1448721
i've always heard to up to 10w40 after ~200k miles to keep compression up with worn rings, been working for me at least. i doubt a heaver weight oil is bad for the engine in any way but i'd love to see some data if anyone has any
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>make table out of honeycomb cardboard with a veneer over it
>sell on craiglist priced as a real wood table
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>foaming handwash dispenser is empty
>fill it with blue die
>light turns off when someone applies fluid
>small light at turbo hand dry is visible
>still washing hands, should be no problem.
>hand dryer turns on now all lights off
>still dries hands, door is still visible
>blue color now set to maintain to be on hands
>Instructions of blue die perfectly followed
-wet object
-firmly apply color
-warm up and dry color to make it waterproof permanent
-warning, use gloves and keep skin wet when spilled, use soap and cold water to clean skin

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What is this?
Found in basement
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its an automatic carpet remoller unit or ACRU for short we have one at work
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>>1444228
Kek
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>>1448969
the spools could go on the arms and the work held from below
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I will check this thread everyday until someone figures this shit out. I am riveted by this fucking thing
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>>1444695
If it’s stainless, it’s definitely food related cuz no one would waste stainless on not-food shit.

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T-Thanks, Mr. Zhang.
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fucking keeking irl

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Show us what you're working with!
Thread for all ongoing projects, big or small. Do it yourself and inspire others.
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>>1433174
Very cool. Would be even cooler if you install a staircase and make the loft into an office or something.
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>>1433276
Really cool for table legs. If you had put more time and thought into it you could have sold it as a le designer rustique industrielle exclusif to rich retards when you grow tired of it.
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>>1448457
at least anon did something
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>>1449184
Fuckign rekt
>>1448457

All these nay-sayers who never do anything. Reminds me of /b/
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>>1448247
Get hinges with ridiculous variances.

We use cabinet hinges that don’t even notice if a half-overlay is used next to a full overlay. (~1/2” difference)

The doors sit straight, the hinges are adjustable and hold the doors open when they’re sitting at 100° so no one gives a shit they technically blow ass.

Regardless, just find a compound hinge or hinge that can rock left to right.

Otherwise, you can just use a car door hinge right in the center

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Was coating the windows with wood varnish, and some small spots ended the on the wall (white)...
Please, any ideas how to remove them or reduce them?
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>>1449280
Alright, used a scalpel to slowly scrape of the dots nano millimeter by nano millimeter. Worked pretty good, there were 2 dots that were to big tho...

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finely aged thread: >>1442263

>I'm new to electronics, where to get started?
There are several good books and YouTube channels that are commonly recommended for beginners and those wanting to learn more, many with advanced techniques. The best way to get involved in electronics is just to make stuff. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty.

>Books?
Beginner:
Forrest Mims III, Getting Started in Electronics
Charles Platt, Make: Electronics
Michael Jay Geier, How to Diagnose & Fix Everything Electronic

Intermediate:
Kybett & Boysen, All New Electronics Self-Teaching Guide
Paul Scherz and Simon Monk, Practical Electronics for Inventors


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>>1449124
Oh yeah, when did that die?
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>>1448689
>all over the place, search for "round pin header" on aliexpress
What about for mill-max low profile female headers specifically?
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>>1448954
i did and i did everything it told me to except adding the optional capacitators because i don't have any
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>>1448135
How does that work?
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>>1449268
Any pipe will have a "resistance" to flow, so by putting something to measure the pressure, analogous to voltage, you can see the potential drop across the known pipe and figure out with the pipe's "resistance" how much current you have. Same concept as a current shunt, though I don't think it's necessarily linear, or "ohmic". Did that in a physics experiment where we found the critical velocity of water and calculated Reynolds' Number. For us our pressure meters were just vertical pipes open to the air, such that the water pressure pushed against gravity and was measured in "mm H2O".

>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darcy–Weisbach_equation
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagen–Poiseuille_equation#Relation_to_Darcy–Weisbach
Both of these look handy, but you'll need to pick a pipe cross-section to ensure laminar (non-turbulent) flow, the lack of which will mean you'll have a sharp nonlinearity and some nasty corrections to make to your pressure data.
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynolds_number
We used the Poiseuille equation in the physics lab.

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idk where to post this but me and my mates are wanna buy a bunch of tubes and a roller and roll our own but cant find bulk loose tobacco anywhere help
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>>1446395
>like 5x that for growing weed

Actually illegal to home crafting (in this case growing) a legal product.
How is it that Anglo countries always criticize the social oriented European nation, for state control and high regulation, WHEN YOU CRIMINALIZE A FUCKING LEGAL PRODUCT, just to either ensure every cent of tariff and tax, or maximize private corporation profits to its absolute highest.
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>>1437219
say it aint so
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>>1437873
>it's generally done just to save some money

where I buy my supplies, the people aren't rolling their own to save money, they do it because commercial cigarettes will kill you.

big tobacco sprays their crops with deadly chemicals. they paid a multi billion dollar settlement and it states that they can never be sued again, now that it is public knowledge that smoking their product will kill you.

Organic tobacco, grown and processed by hand with no pesticides or chemicals is not cheap. Growing it yourself is the best answer, if you can. read up on how to keep the bugs away without pesticides.
it takes a year or more to cure tobacco properly, but cigarette companies cut corners and use whatever tobacco is available. buy a pack and tear it open, you'll find all kinds of shit in it, dead insects, floor sweepings. never smoke that shit, it will kill you.
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>>1449192
fellow degenerate smoker here
>smoking doesnt cause cancer, it's the chemtrails that cause it
>the government fills the filters with cancer chemicals because of the repitillian jews!!1
nah its bad for your health and 'all natural herbal tobacco' wont save you from lung cancer
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>>1449192
Please be serious. I want to believe that this level of tinfoil exists.

How hard would it be to make something similar to this if I have 0 experience working with my hands?
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>>1448429
there is no experience necessary to stacking. you can stack things and see if it happens. if it happens you ok. if no then bad. if you have no experience stacking and fail, you already cannot get through your daily life without assistance. so i don't understand how you are asking this question.
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>>1448429
always make sure to leave concrete in direct contact with timber.
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>>1448429
you joking, but good lucking finding 2 boards that flat.
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>>1448461
>look at me everyone, I'm on 4chan!
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>>1448456
Awwww, hells to the ya! Gen2 is always the shiznits. Taking modular to the next level.



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