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>Autistic looking Russian guy build wifi antenna with copper circles and a coax tv cable
>Sticks them to a wifi USB pen
>5 km out of his home he still receives the signal

I have no experience about this kind of stuff, is it even possible? I always wanted to build a wifi antenna.
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>man makes pringles cantenna
>calls it a "gun"
>calls it a "rifle"
>makes sure his face is in EVERY FUCKING SHOT

WTF is this shit? Is this a joke? or a meme? I can't believe that this guy is serious.
I built that (actually a better version with a balun) and it sucked :( I get a better signal WITHOUT it....
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As you can see females are Maya, the divine feminine, the Demiurge, the illusion of Materialistic Existence !
sure is blame in here
Right off the bat, he says its a wide range antenna, a Yagi antenna. Its not designed for range but rather for wide spectrum(. An actual narrowband(narrow but long) long range antenna is shown as a comparison and it thoroughly destroys it.

Its like Elon Musk selling you 200 Mile Tesla car but you only get 100 Mile. So you can say "thats not proof that it doesn't work" or whatever rational you wish to use. But it is what it is.

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Where do I get dirt cheap materials for experimenting? Have any of you collected from scrapyards?
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i just fish trashed furniture out of my apartment building's garbage space

print stuff
2x4s are cheap as hell and you can dice them up into whatever shapes you need
cnc shit
gear trains
rc parts

If you have to ask, you can do nothing.

But, for anyone who doesn't know, printers (at least inkjets) are useful for their stepper motors, usually a couple precision rods, a DC motor, linear encoder strip/head, some of them use a rotary encoder on the paper feed, and sometimes the power supply will be a nice little self-contained brick.

Got a house made out of clay block, live in southern europe so we got a lot of sun most of the year, but for some reason we don't get the right amount of sun exposure, as a result I got high levels of humidity and mold on the walls. I am willing to alter the house in such a way as to not have humidity what should I do??

So the foundation is concrete, the walls are clay block with concrete mortar finish inside and out, got a ceiling also made out of clay block with concrete finish, the upstairs is just a attic with a clay tile roof, there are windows in each and every room except one (and that one has no humidity issues).

My kids are starting to suffer from breathing issues so I really need to fix this. Help me out /diy/
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Moar air circulation, point a fan directly out one window to blow air out, the suction will also pull air in from another window. I live in Toronto, Canada, and this is how I keep my apartment cool and the humidity down in the summer.
I have a hard time believing this (or something like it) would be caused by humidity alone.
The room without window doesn't have issues... hmm.
Maybe your windows are leaking.
Is your grading over the foundation?
No matter really...
If it is causing adverse health effects in your family,
It is time to open up the wall and see exactly what is going on.
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this shit is exactly what is causing all the damp problems in my current house.
Read https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damp_(structural)

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>get can of dusto-off
>turn it upside down and spray
Does this actually work and if so does the liquid spray also freeze eggs to death? I used to cool down soda bottles using this method so it makes things cold, I know that much.
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So you rented a hotel during all this time? Looks like the bedbugs won lmao.
Buy a deep freezer.
Cut your bed up and put it into the freezer for a few days.

Also, if your bed has bed bugs, it means your entire house has bed bugs.
What if the bed bugs get in my freezer? ;_;
>Boiling point of DFE: −25°C (−13°F; 248K)
>"Research published in the Journal of Economic Entomology found that some bed bugs survived short exposure to temperatures as low as -13 degrees F."

Don't sleep in your freezer.

>short exposure

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Can someone tell me what the blue wire is called/for please? Need to get a replacement but in don't know what to search for!
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I tried that first then came here when I couldn't find anything. Thanks all the same for the...help? ;)
Whatever it is someone made a service manual for it, with part numbers and descriptions.
It's a washing machine. Some hotpoint
Blue is DC, so whatever it is it sadly won't kill you when you touch it.
solenoid or pressure sensor

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Advice on becoming and electrician?
Books, youtube channels, websites anything to help a guy please
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Illinois here, 23.70 as a 2nd year apprentice

Caps out at 47.40 after 5 years
>insulated screwdriver

But no seriously my contractor forbids hot work and it's great

Thank you both.

Fell for the college meme and it has taken me 10 years to reach $32/hr. Every day I'm amazed I haven't walked out. Being bossed around by 5 women is soul crushing.
If you don’t have electrical experience give and example from something else.

They’re looking for
1. Problem solving ability. Problem solving is an almost universal thing. Breaking a problem down into basic parts or components and going at it methodically.
2. Someone who can/will ask questions when needed. Think up a time where it was better just to ask someone knowledgeable than to jump at it yourself. Extra credit if it proves you know how to ask the right kinds of questions.
it's forbidden by the power companies here and your authority to practice as an electrician is partly from government recognition of your degree but also once you have that recognition you need to apply to the power company to work on anything connected to their network.
t. ausfag.

dont work hot but work like you're working hot every time. you never know when some dipshit is going to break off your loto locks or a wire might slip out. like here, some houses dont have fuses at street level and it costs a day and a hundreds of dollars permit for someone from the power company to come out and remove the fuse at the pole. so you can flip the mains but there's always the possibility that a poorly connected wire could slip out of its hole or get pulled out while you're working on a panel.

it's also just great showmanship.

also, general retardation. in australia they made this retarded insulation program where they were paying people 800$ per house gubermint grants to insulate a house. suddenly loads of insulation experts appeared. they were mostly pooinloos using aluminium sheet insulation (the kind you use under tin roofs or subfloors then randomly stapling into cables. lots of people died.

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Hey /diy/, I need some advice. I got myself a pretty crazy car project going on here, a rekt Lamborghini Murcielago(long story, check the /o/ archives) for cheap that I'm trying to build up into a Mad Max-tier track car with the bare minimum expense. Problem is parts are VERY insanely expensive for Lamborghinis and I'm forced to improvise with a minimal budget.

Right now my problem is getting a windshield, hood and side glass. The outline for these items are there on the car, and I want to be able to transfer that outline as accurately as possible to plexiglass for the windshield and side glass, and metal sheet for the hood. Any ideas on how to do this properly? I've already tried using painter's tape to mark the outline of these items and transfer them but it doesn't work very well. Thanks in advance for any helpful advice.
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/o/ is filled with kids who ride the bus and watch too much Initial D. there's a few namefags who own shitty cars. overall, /o/ is cancer. I don't blame OP for coming here and when I have /diy/ style updates on my car project better believe I'm coming here and not /o/
i dont care where he posts, i visit neither /o/ or /diy/ but i was very interested in the project so i want Lambor to make up his goddamn mind on where he posts
is that... rust?
Decide what kind of track events you want to do. Get the rulebook to see what your car needs.
Lots of racecars have no side windows, just a net on the drivers side. Find a car shop that builds racecars and talk to them about windshield options.
I don't think this is a good idea at all. What that wrecked lambo should serve as would be as a source of measurements while you scratch build a new frame. The frame has been fucked and bent by heat and left to rust. Lambo frames are already made to be as minimalistic as possible. If you want to keep the original frame for sentimental reasons, you will have to build a completely new structural frame into it anyways, and clean the rust. But due to the heat, it's probably bent all over. Don't use the frame as is. You'll kill yourself.

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How do I fix a lawn like this?
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looks like it's poor soil that has been compacted over time

you might want to consider digging it all up and adding some sand and compost, then leveling it, then mowing it regularly

big job, but you only have to do it every few years
Unless you are a herder of grazing livestock, why the fuck would you want to grow grass?
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>Use fake grass

>Have to vacuum your lawn every now and then.
You're a cunt and I hope any children you have or will have are taken from you.
This guy >>1352449 and >>1352749 this goyim and even this cunt >>1352701 have it.

From the awful picture, it looks very compacted and dry. I'd suggest not renting an aerator but also buying a hollow tine one. They're cheap enough.
Weed the shit out of it, get down on your hands and knees. Apply treatments, plant new seed in spring and water daily.
Now's the tough part, once you've cultivated a lawn. You're going to stop being shit at maintaining it. You're gonna rake up leaves/twigs and you're not gonna cut it too short. Every 3 months you're going to go outside and aerate that fucker.

If you're still having problems after this then don't go the retarded route and touch sand, go for compost and top soil. People are always giving it away free and it's cheap enough to buy.

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I need to make a specialty block for a 2-block high dry stack, garden retaining wall (the walls get dismantled from time to time due to gardening and work.) Basically, I want to shave off the corners at a 45 degree angle (pic) from the currently used blocks (16"×8"×8"). The local block sellers don't have standard cinder blocks with this configuration of course.

I want to make my own. I've been researching it, but wanted to run it past you guys first, just in case I'm missing something vital or you have a tip to help. I'll be making a few wooden forms from old scrap plywood and coating the inside with a thin coat of petroleum jelly. The blocks will be cement with 1-inch gravel aggregate and sand, no center holes. I want these to be heavy and aggregate size won't matter to much since they are solid. It is what I have on hand already. After setting up enough to get them out of the forms I'll lay them together, under a tarp, and spritz them with water once in a while, over the course of a couple days before putting them to final use.

I'll be making at least 40 blocks.
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>People are disagreeing with me because they haven't read
>It's not that my idea is retarded.

I even said right here>>1352356 that is sounds doable, but retarded. I also said I made the same thing. You're just mad I didn't kiss your ass enough, because I said it was doable. Maybe you just didn't read it...
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Look at these children, /diy/. LOL Better learn to internet.
I would try to cut a few of your cinderblocks with a 45 degree angle and then fix a piece of plywood to the corner and just fill the top section of the block with concrete...
I have a few questions then a simple solution for your problem

>has to be disassembled
are you building like a keyhole garden bed or something?

>I want to make solid giant bricks
there are a few good reasons bricks tend to be a standard size now. one of them is weight. if it's meant to be disassembled then how are you going to move these? a cubic foot of concrete is about 150lb. it's only a retaining wall so i cant imagine why you want them to be solid when voids are so easy to form. if you're feeling really lazy just make the voids trapezoid shaped so you can just lift out the void form more easily. you dont need vaseline for concrete forms. just frame it with fence pails, the cheapest lumber.

you're talking about moving what? a half a ton of concrete blocks every so often?
there are things called caps.

this desu.

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Rent or buy concrete mixer. Make some silicone forms. Get pallet of cement. Youtube diy air crete and diy foam maker.

For some upfront cost cast light weight $0.25 blocks.

Wouldnt line a shipping container with it. But flower bed should be good. If it's on dirt paint som rebar gray and hammer it ganst the wall every few feet

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So i've never had bacteria/filth build up like this before. But i'm living by myself for the first time and I need to clean my bathroom.

Are there any natural remedies (like vinegar or baking soda mixtures) I can use to get rid of these stains and clean this up? What can I use to clean the floor and still say sanitary?
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They were trolling you about the pee being ammonia and creating nerve gas when mixed with bleach. Pee is acidic but it's 99% water and most certainly not concentrated ammonia. Bleach is the only way to go for removing all the mold you have in the toilet and tub. You'll be 100% fine. For the floor maybe some diluted 10/1 water/bleach mixture then clean up well with regular mop solution. Honestly you just gotta get in there
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>vinegar+water+baking soda

>baking soda

Oxalic Acid aka Wood Bleach if you want it taken care of quick.

Otherwise scrubbing is required.
I've personally been exposed to the gas made when pee and bleach mix when my son pissed in his potty I was bleaching when I turned my back to work on laundry. It's no joke I got pneumonia from it something awful.
I believe just citric acid works just fine and scrub it with a dish/toilet brush. Best is to find acid in powder form.

Im a painter + want to use blood (most likely my own, maybe pigs blood) as a pigment but im unsure of its application on the canvas.

one method im considering is having the blood dry on a glass surface and then scraping down clotted blood into a mortar, and then grinding the remains into a fine powder which could be mixed with linseed oil/any suspending agent.

with this method however would take a decent amount of blood to provide a sufficient amount for the surface area i have in mind. ive done research and realize a UV protective varnish will need to be applied to the final product as to deter decay.

im honestly very curious as to the aging process via the yellowing of the linseed oil and the blackening of the blood and the effects it'd create.

any advice would be a appreciated; shot in the dark posting this here, really.
nah not like menstrual blood

im going to use this old ass recipe i found in the craftsman handbook by cennino cennini
Do what you want, it's still going to look like period blood.
I've done this before and it indeed yellows and darkens, but the final color was something like... "blood orange" I guess. It's definitely not the same as red. So it's kinda boring in that regard. Just test some first to see the result, I think it took less than a week to set completely.
sounds like it might be perfect for an underpainting

Fixing a Toyota Camry Hybrid and wanted to ask if this would be the correct way to fix this?

Going to find a hydro Boost Pump at Auto Savage yard and replace it in hopes of getting rid of a continuous beep and a warning about"check VC system"
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>Fixing a Toyota Camry Hybrid and wanted to ask if this would be the correct way to fix this?

download the factory service manual (someones probably pirated and compiled it) and look that stuff up to diagnose it
reliability's mostly a matter of not having any emission-control crap or electronic showstoppers, so effectively you're looking for a 30+ year old base model import shitbox, featuring a sub-2L petrol 4cyl with fuel injection (but pre-dating coil-on-plug ignition), or an indirect-injection non-turbo diesel with no EGR or DPF.
Thank you will look up
So I'm guessing the better car is one that is easily fixable?
Holy fuckton of elbow grease
good luck getting it registered as anything but a show car

Hey /diy/ i want to 3d print a new bracket for custom headlights i made for my motorcycle, however i have no plans on purchasing a 3d printer or software. does anyone know any open source software to design a 3d bracket where i might be able to take it somewhere for it to be printed? Thanks

Pic is my bike
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no its a Nilight 7 inch led bar but there is two of them. the previous owner had some garbage aftermarket headlight that burnt out both the headlight and the tail lights so im going to cut it out and do the LED bars
shapeways prints your designs
>oh i was unaware there was a 3d printing general
>what is: catalog
>Cuckstom set up

Just leave it stock and sell for more than you bought it when youre bored of that begginer bike
dont do it. 3d printers are just a meme

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i'm making a new desk. i bought a piece of butcher block from home depot and i'm putting it on top of two alex drawers i bought from ikea.

how should i finish the wood? i was thinking of three different ways after sanding.

>danish oil
>water or oil based poly

which would be better? i heard oil is nice but you have to refinish it every year. i heard water based poly sucks and oil poly looks like cr*p.

would it be best as a beginner just to sand it, put some mineral oil on it, then use a varnish?
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>Barely clothed wolf girl making you a meal
RIP cancer anon
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which one is better? I am using gas btw
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such mixers are available premade, but expensive.Electronically controlled valves are also pretty pricey.
sounds like a good excuse to get a water softener or reverse osmosis filter.
you misspelled yuropooria
how expensive are these and what are upkeep costs.
nah, it'd just be a diaphragm valve on the cold side and a thermistor on the hot side. vary the cold water flow according to the downstream water temp.

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