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I'm trying to fill in the broken line (pic related) in my slide potentiometer. I've heard you can fill it with pencil lead but it's just a temporary solution. What's the actual material this is made of?
Pls halp
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Oh, it's the master volume control eh? You're in luck:


This is hipster as fug right now. Clip off the cheap-ass internal one, run wires to your new external one, and BLAM. Chicks are gonna be like...
Lmao. Pretty neat actually
If you dont want them to have ur cc then buy a prepaid visa card. Or use bitcoin xd
Fill with glue
AliExpress will have them and they're legitimate enough to give credit card details to. Free shipping from china too, though it could take 30 days. just don't check the "remember my card" button, even though it says "this will not remember your security code", it does anyway, and you have to jump through a few hoops to get them to forget it.

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.

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This white fiber is on my HVAC return ducting, could it be asbestos? The house was built in 1942 and this duct looks fucked up either way, its just some sort of hard material fastened to the floor joists and poorly sealed on the edges with this white stuff and a more modern looking tape in some spots. Should I just replace all of the return ducting? There are only two floor return vents in the house about a few feet from the furnace in each direction.

Pic related is backside of furnace where most of this white stuff is.
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I'd hit it with urethane or hair spray before removing it because then the shit might not fly every where
Wear a mask when removing it, you don't want to breathe in the fibers.
they used asbestos in just everything
from what i know the black glue used to glue the asbestos tiles contained asbestos to.
it is
all the people that died of it just died because they had no clue about workplace safety
they grinded asbestos without respirators for 9 hours a day.

if the Fiberglas workers of today worked like 50 years ago they would get cancer to.
that's what i cant understand if they didn't made it ridicules expensive, people would hire a company but at these prices people have do decide between doing it by them self or going bankrupt.

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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Hey guys update on the clogged toilet I still haven't dealt with it. Poured in a gallon of detergent like three days ago and it looks like it busted the clot. Scared to flush. Scared to plunge or scoop the shit out (ew what if it splashes me)
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Anon the only thing you can do at this point is plant seeds and buy a grow light.

Because apparently owning a toilet that is less efficient but can literally flush a pound of clay down a toilet is a bigger priority than flushing six times because I don't eat a high-fiber diet

Seriously the moment I buy a house next year I'm putting in a toilet that's strong enough to grind an actual brick into flushable dust with water pressure alone. I'm sick of taking a dump in 3 minutes and spending 15 minutes plunging and flushing the fucking 10 year old filthy toilet that has a reservoir so tiny it just spins my turd in a circle before it's empty.
I've got a plunging tip.
Press the plunger all the way down, then instead of letting it fully reset, do really fast and short plunging thrusts.
You want maybe a total of one inch of movement.
Do it as fast as you can, don't worry there will be no splashing at all as long as you keep your thrusts short.
Think of it like how rabbits fuck. Short and fast thrusts.
that looks fairly similar to the toilets at McDonalds
but its cleaner than McDonalds and more water
one of my brothers used to work there
one time there was this music festival a few miles away and the tirlet was seriously filled to the top with shit and mounded over the top like someone had to squat over it and not sit because the shit was already up to the top

regret not taking pictures
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not getting the German solution
not flushing your toilet with 3 galons of water @ 70psi

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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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Thinking of buying one of these to replace my old Irwin Apron style belt
What is /diy/ thoughts and suggestions on this
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8 hours a day, 5-6 days a week.
Don’t matter if you dent framing.. it’s gonna get purdy drywall put on it anyway
.. I do appliance repair, got a toolbox that I like... have often thought a belt would be handy but I spend too much time crawling on nice hardwood floors to risk it...
HVAC tech here, this is my day-to-day, even though I own like $10k in tools.
Damn mechanical guys, always have the nicest hand tools.

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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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>cord vs cordless
Are their some tools to never go cordless? I.e, circ saw, dremel, jigsaw etc?

I'm a Joe homeowner.
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drill/driver cordless

jigsaws, sanders, grinders etc. corded
I strongly suggest sticking to only corded welders. The battery doesn't last long enough to spark.
even the really cheap tools with a cord will btfo anything cordless

cordless is shit. cost more and don't last as long. the batteries need replaced every few years or less. they have less power and speed.
but the convenience and portability of cordless tools is very good. I have a few cordless drills and they are a good thing to have but if its a big job or not too much of a hassle you know for damn sure im dragging out the extension cord
Cordless electric soldering irons were a mistake
Any tool that you can deal with having a cord on, have a cord on. Cordless impact driver/drill is the only tool i find its really necessary to go cordless. It depends on your situation though.

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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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A 6 axis robot arm hass alwaya been a project I wanted to make. Anyone done it? Nema17s enough? Gearboxes neccacery? What stepper shield to use? Discuss
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Some anon staped dildos to 2 of these and uses them to fuck him both at the same time.
This roughly what I mean

Why do people think nema is a motor size? Or need "shields"

It's like dungeons and dragons in here.
It's Nm you fucking nigger

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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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Why do you people even like this shit?
>Tried to screw hose clamp
>No reach
>Can't provide decent torque

That's it, I'm done with it, the only time I truly needed it it failed me.
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So, what's are the 5 best multitool/SAKs?
Super Tinker is all you need
>no pliers
bad meme
bump for this

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