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I need /diy/'s creative advice.

I'm watch my sisters house on and off thoughout the year. She lives in sort of a rough neighborhood, An I have a nice car....Which worries me a great deal.

I've already caught one guy looking under my car at 330am by sheer chance of waking up to piss and looking out the window before getting back in bed. I confronted him but he fled and I didn't know if he had a gun too so I didn't chase him.

I'm really worried about my car being vandalized or stolen.

Her house has CCTV but it doesn't have any type of alert function.

I want to make some type of motion alert device to point at my car in the driveway so if anyone gets near my car it will awake me.

I was thinking of using a flood light somehow, But I'm not very electrical savvy so I'm stuck there....Ideas?
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ma nigga.


What are those type of alarms called and what type of plug do I use?
They are called buzzers, they have bare leads and are meant to be powered by DC.
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best motion detecting audible alarm system out, been in use for 1000's of years
Buy motion detection lights at any hardware store, buy an alarm, open it up and re wire one light to the alarm. Viola.

A friend of mine is having issues with her unit. Furnace/AC is on the roof of an old house she just bought, and was told by the previous owner that the AC doesn't work, but the heater does and they will install a new thermostat. After the replacement, still no air and now no heat but the blower fan runs constantly when the breaker is on and will not stop. Getting continuity from red to yellow at the thermostat, traced it out to the roof and have continuity on the red to yellow terminals on the block. Any idea what's going on? Google is no help. Checked for short in thermostat wires, checked proper voltages, checked fuses. Everything basic maintenance wise is good except the blower seems to be stuck in a normally closed position. Best idea I had was the fan limit switch has given out.
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Check for melted conductors OP, thats the best bet.
And OP, if you find any, replace them and report back on any progress.
He's just too embarrassed to admit it was the capacitors. He replaced the ones that were bulging.
In my experience with HVAC 3/5 of the times it's a capacitor on a sentry unit. Best way to tell if the compressor is running though is the air coming from the top is warmer than the air around. If it is then you've got AC. If the compressor runs with the fan and you can confirm the compressor is running, you're low on freon. If the top fan isn't running that should be obvious what you need to change.

Just for future reference, of course, but it's usually the capacitor on the unit itself.
capacitor that's bad on a blower motor 99.99% of the time means that blower motor has about a month or less till failure.
In the condenser is a different story

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Gentlemen of /diy.... met the cross over of us and /pol

what do you think.

special request from a client lmao
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But the retarded quotes are what make it extra dank.
The greatest joke /pol played on the universe was convincing people that everyone on /pol wasn't just blacks and mexicans larping as white folks, while being cheered on by autistic kids screeching from their safe space about the evils of coloured people.
I went there once hoping to see people strapping on the boots and giving minorities a good kicking, a disappointment :(
>my sides

good work
Their greatest achievement is >>>/pol/sg/.
you are an idiot

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I'm planning on building a coffee table similar to this for my wife for Christmas. Anyone done a similar project or know what steps to take? Seems like it can't be too hard.
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Dont be such a pee pants OP and why exactly does your wife want the EXACT coffee table from the right wing youtube program The Ruben Report?
They were good enough for jordan peterson
>that glue-up misalignment

someone buys their furniture at goodwill
>someone buys their furniture at goodwill

someone hasnt heard of shabby chic.

''Shabby chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, opulent, yet cottage-style decor, often with an affected feel is emphasized to differentiate it from genuine period decor.''
that is what its suposed to look like

What would be the exact size of muntin bars in the related picture?
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those are steel frame windows, probs 3/4" or 1"
>those are steel frame windows
How do you know that?
Wooden, metal, PVC, or plastic?
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The guy said exactly though.

I can tell him, but I need to know if he wants the dimensions to the outer electron shells or we're going to use the atomic nuclei.

Measurement only good at 0 deg K.
Wood, man. Wood.

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What life hacks can you give us to save time in life? I'm tired of doing stuff myself and I want an easy way out. What do you do in life to avoid basic bitch stuff?

>Protip: Buy a Roomba. You'll never have to sweep or vacuum again
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the only reason livestock animals don't have names is because no one cares and nobody wants to think of and remember hundreds of names. If you go to places where people have less cows or pigs than fingers it's not uncommon for them to have names and still get eaten. Nothing wrong with it (at least not more than just raising an animal for killing and eating it)
I have a roomba and they kinda suck. Damn thing's rollers get tangled with stray hairs constantly. I wish I'd just bought a regular shitty vacuum.
O don't get out of bed in the morning. This way, I'm guaranteed to not be late to go to bed at night.
Dont use cling wrap, use parchment paper. I live with just my girl and we make burgers ahead of time like this and vacuum seal them two at a time so we only have to thaw what we will eat in one night.
That little squiggle it made at the end just made me lose my shit in subway and now everyone's looking at me.

I want to make a modern automated assembly line. It will look like something like pic related, but with machines instead if people. I was thinking alluminum rails like what are used in cnc machine kits. Any ideas what those are called, and where I can get them?
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They are called rails and you can get them everywhere. That's why they are used in (shitty) CNC kits.
If you mean the kits for the home gamer for CNC kits then it’s aluminum 2020 extrusion, don’t waste your money on that over priced shitty “maker material”, it’s seriously not worth your time or money, you’d be better off with a shitty mug welder and some steel.

Pic related is as easy for a conveyer belt explanation I could make that even an autist like you can do it, but seriously, don’t waste your time unless you got something to make, this stuff is like the toppings on your ice cream, this comes after you know what you’ll make a profit off of.
>not just buying a few thai toddlers and raising them to be your assembly line
>ultra low cost, you can give them dog feed and refuse hard water
>silkscreen printing or packaging

How revolutionary. Neva ben dun befo. This board is a joke. Seriously, this board is one big goof, right?
Aluminum extrusions, since all the adults must be working this morning.

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I tore my quad and I dont have medical insurance

Any DIY solutions?
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Get a parrot and a peg-leg. Move to a houseboat.
Build a time machine, go back in time and buy health insurance.
its called a quadracep for a reason OP. worst case scenario you have 3 left to lift your leg at the hip and other muscles overdevelop to extend your knee.

See a doctor t. medfag
I like it

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What's a good way to keep bugs from eating it or the books it contains? Preferably non-toxic.
What kind of filthy place do you have where bugs are a threat to your furniture and/or books?
I like to keep my window cracked open, and the books will be nearby. Insects sometimes come in from outside.
Put a screen in your window. Problem solved.

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My very first batch of hookah tobacco.
Bought raw virginia leafs online, they are pretty big and smell good.
It's without tax because it isn't a finished product.
Anyone experience with selfmade (hookah) tobacco?
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Is it flavored? Ive been thinking about making my own hookah tobacco because I love smoking hookah, but I hate that all the tobacco tastes like a fruit's asshole.
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Couldn't wait and had to try some of my diy tobacco after 5 days in the jar.
It's really not bad at all, definetly had worse hookahs before.
Flavor is a bit weak because aroma concentration was a little too low in the molasses I've used.
The natural tobacco flavor also came through, gave it a soil kind of flavor. Not really what I want in tobacco.
Nicotine was also noticeable stronger than in regular tobaccos.
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Heres a pic of what it looks like. Hard to tell the difference between bought tobacco.
Material input was about 2€ for the amount on the pic.

Please delete your bullshit post before anyone actually tries that. Jesus christ
Enjoy your shitty sugart cancer
smoking is bad

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How is this cable called ?
Where do I get it ?
I need 22m of it
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Stop trying to force this terrible meme. Go back to /g/.
Scissors is enough if nothing else can be found. And the tools for the connector, this depends on the connector. Some are screwed. Some even crimped...
>Isn't that just standard antenna cable?
Its coaxial cable. Which is used for more then just for antennas. Retard.

What type of cable it is should be printed in small letters every yard or so.

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Just thought this would be the place to ask.
Specifically I live in Perth, Western Australia. Iam Communications technician and work a 2/2 FIFO roster in Mining, so I have 2 weeks of work, 2 weeks off.

I'm sick of drinking every off swing and I think it might be a worthwhile hobby.

I have found this online so far.


Any advice from other /diy/k heads would be greatly appreciated.
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Just google a bunch of resources and put all the info together..

the real question is what type of music do you want to play because that will ost likely dicatt the type of instrument you craft.
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just got into it,got the body ready im building a frankenstrat not spending 25k on a replica

ill post neck pick next

ordered the pick ups and trem and everything else,just waiting on the postman on sat to bring it all to me and then the building begins
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I need a pair of controller stands like this. The anon on /vr/ isn't responding to me.

Can someone help me.
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Jesus, I think I got NAS just by staring at that shit.
all that stuff and that's the TV he uses

is it supposed to be lag free or something ?
not sure if modern TV's will have the required inputs for some of the older systems, there's probably adapters though, so who knows
Modern TVs can't run RCA consoles without a fuckton of lag.
I admire the concept, but the whole thing looks kinda... ghetto? I dunno, like there should be some better way to display them all.

Lag is the meme response, but another reason is that lightgun games don't work on panel TVs. Not without a lot of hardware work.

We rate the best power tool manufacturer by their 18-22v Impact/Drill-Driver kits

>3.Hilti (better quality in some aspects but not worth price)
>4.Snap-on (same as hilti)
>7.Porter Cable
>10.Black and Decker
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This is about the 2nd gen M12 Fuel models, the M18 has something like 1800in/lb of torque.
Never woulda bought ridgis but Boltr did a jootoob review of their hydraulic "pulse" impact driver... It's fucking AWESOME and they are losing money selling it for 179 and lifetime warranty... true HYDRAULIC oil pump IMPACT. It's fucking QUIET and powerfull,almost too powerfull with 4.0 A batt packs (for some reason the 2.0 are just not as power though ostencively same voltage. Anyways, only makita makes a hydraulic impact to compete and its 400+
Ridgid for the win.

Did you milfuckkee fan bois realize the same FUCKING GOOK COMPANY MAKES RYOBI,Ridgid and Milfuckee now? (Taiwan gook)

Hilti is best
Milwaukee also makes a quiet impact driver (their SURGE model). Rigid's pulse driver has a lot of "kickback" that makes it difficult to control driving small screws into wood; really designed for driving long screws and lags in OUTDOOR situations (which is the opposite of what most people think as it was designed to be quieter indoors - but it really only works well outdoors with large screws, not small ones due to the kickback). It is a bit faster than an impact driver; however, the impact driver gives much more control on all screws.
ive used the surge driver before, its way quieter with less vibrations than the Stealth Force driver and isnt stupidly huge like Ridgid and Ryobi's hydraulic models.

Also the thing about hydraulic models is that they actually have way less top end torque than regular hydraulic drivers, the impact rate is much slower and softer with maybe 1/3 the total power. they are fine for driving smalls screws and machine bolts in indoor applications where you need to keep the noise down but they arnt a direct replacement for heavy duty work.

>(Taiwan gook)
TTI is a Hong Kong company, at best their batteries are made in the US but the tools themselves are still designed in the US (Milwaukee) and Germany (Ridgid/AEG).
>for some reason the 2.0 are just not as powerful
2.0Ah packs have 5 cells in them, 3Ah+ have 10 cells. Cells have a peak amp you can draw safely and the controller board is limiting current draw. When you have twice as many cells, you can draw twice as many amps, hence more power in high-power tools.

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Duct tape for everything is a meme, but what are your most commonly used materials and tools? Not necessarily the best, just the ones you tend to use most often for whatever reason.
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for anything that should move but wont

a few drops of this stuff has broken every frozen fastener ive thrown its way

>kano is kino
ATF mixed with plumbing primer works for me.
angle grinder
socket set
box cutter (not those stupid snap off types, the folding one)
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Leatherman Wave cuck here too
It's never the "proper" tool, but it's always strapped to my hip. Yeah, I'll get the proper tool if it's a delicate/difficult job, but sometimes you just need to turn some screws or grab something with a pair of pliers.
Same difference

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