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So i built a propane torch, now i have to cast the foundry, im using a 10 qt metal bucket with dimensions 10.8" diameter by 9-1/2" height.
My question to you it how do i angle my holes in the foundry to create the most efficient spiral flame? I'm using two propane torches btw.
Do i just basically cut as parallel as possible to the inside? with a 5/10 degree tilt?
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>>1260785
I've seen so many refractory recopies, I don't know exactly what to use
>sand and plaster
>portland cement and perlite
>portland cement, fireclay, perlite, and sand
>refractory cement (premixed, which is expensive as hell apparently)
I might just go with the store-bought stuff and mix it with perlite.
On the other hand, cheap materials (while not as efficient) can be purchased in 50lb bags and can just be used to replace the casting once the other one kicks the bucket.
All I know is that charcoal is a waste of money, and it's dirty.
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>>1260913

I'm not sure about a foundry, but for forge refractory, I used 2:1:1 fireclay:sand:mortar mix. It cracks some while drying so you have to keep patching it, but holds up well to heat. If you have ash, that can be good to use as well. Straight fireclay works on its own but cracks more than mixes.
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>>1260913
never use cement, it will explode at high temperatures.
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>>1260978
wtf i hope not, not in a mix though right????
i followed this recipe hear which calls for 3/14ths portland cement, (as well as perlite, fireclay, and silica sand)
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oops forgot link vvv
http://www.backyardmetalcasting.com/refractories.html

This is how my forge came out btw, i set the pvc pipes on a slight angle to the ground since i couldn't find any info on the best angle.

Post your setup, setups you like, give and recieve advice.

Building my 4th foundry soon in a metal 5 gallon bucket. Going to do it right this time and use Kast-o-lite 3,000 refractory cement, and a kwickie burner. And custom made clay graphite crucibles thanks to this man: https://youtu.be/HuM4xSNX0no

He gets pretty in depth but my buddy has a bottle jack press and i dont really care if mine is perfectly shaped or whatever. This foundry will have a 3 inch hole in the bottom and plinth blocks. The block sits over the hole and if the crucible fails or is over filled i can just rake it onto the ground (bed of sand under the foundry.)

I'm also fortunate enough my neighbor has a kiln so i may be able to produce a few dozen at a time if i do build a proper form and sell properly pre-fired crucibles ready for work.

Also, if i made a clay graphite mold could i cast lead sinkers in it? Or will it deteriorate the mold quickly?

Pic is my 3rd plaster foundry. Bigger is not always better...

Was way too tall, tools and crucible were sketchy. Nosel clogged frequently. Lava hot sand and plaster blow at me, melt my beard.

Lid was excremly heavy and the entire process was just hot and exhasting when using it.

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>>1259074
You gotta use the refractory or kaowool or fire brick in direct content. For looks or better insulation you coud run a 2nd layer around the fire stuff.
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>>1259143
Thanks man. I'll bite the bullet and go for refractory cement.
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Im building an electric furnace, im gonna fix the heater wire to a ceramic tube with heat resistant concrete. The problem is that the concrete has large filler grains 10mm tops that is hard to deal with when im trying to impregnate the heater coil with the concrete.
I can sieve out these grains but something makes me think they are in there for a reason.
Ive taken microscope pictures of the filler and 2 type of firebrick. What do your expert eyes tell you when you look at it? Is the filler some sort of firebrick? I have firebrick dust from the bricks id like to replace the removed filler with.
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>>1261184
The concrete is Carath 1100-S but the catalouge says theres only 1200-S type, im guessing theres little difference.

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So ever since the equifax breach I and many other people I know have been getting calls from the same scammer "Rebecca" saying she works with a Collection Agency claiming she is trying to track someone down(as if the person is hiding). So my question is, does anyone know how to find the location on the call? Maybe so I can intimidate them with sending authorities to them? If this is the wrong board to be posting on, could you please direct me to the proper one?
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>>1259748

This will never work, staged call for a radio show.

Use Jolly Roger tho- that DOES work!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXVJ4JQ3SUw
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waste of time for the most part. There is no threatening them, etc. All you can do is make their scams harder to pull off by getting their stolen accounts shut down, or reporting phone call or merchant services, so that other people might be saved from the scam for a short period of time.
Spoofing caller ID for cheap has been done since the 90s. It's completely meaningless usually, unless you get a call back number that isn't a rented redirect number.
Only way to track anything down is to use a burner prepaid phone so your number doesn't end up on the shit list of "call every 20 minutes automatically 24/7", call saying you got a message at work for you, [common first, last name] bullshit them to all hell. Once they start their pitch about you owing X amount or will be arrested, etc. try to get something like an address to mail a check since you don't have a credit/debit card and can't get cash to take to western union etc, or something along the lines of a bank account to do a transfer to, saying that's the only way you can pay. Or, if they want a credit card, say you need their info to preapprove it to your bank to allow the charge, etc.
Unless you have the social engineering skills to get info that you can report to the Feds, or if find out they have some american address you could flood them with gay porn trial subscriptions etc.
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>>1259927
I like the way you think, I'll update once they call again.
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>>1259878
Because, you know, phone numbers are the same as IP addresses right?
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>>1259700
Literally just start blocking phone numbers when you recieve the calls.

Don't answer them
Decline the call
Block the phone number

I have between 10-20 blocked phone calls a day from the equifax breech.

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Hi /diy/

I am learning audition, can you guys give me some tips/links so that i can learn how to edit basic files such as a dog barking?

Ty
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Well, think about what you want to do to the audio, then google it. There are millions of short guides online for just about everything Adobe.

What exactly are you trying to do in it?

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My oven element exploded. Is this a health hazard or can I still cook with it in the oven?
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>>1259260
>Don't touch it when it's on.
that's solid advice either way
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>>1259364
If a thread gets to the bottom of a board this slow, it deserves to die.
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>>1259257
No it's not a health hazard, you're just retarded for not fixing it asap.

There's no reason it would cause health problems besides electrocution.
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those things cost like max 5 dollars, holy shit you fucking mongoloid, just replace it. It probably broke because your oven is dirty as fuck and you were scraping it. Fuck on outta here retard.
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It's not unsafe, but your oven won't heat up for shit assuming that's the bottom element. Just replace it, they're pretty cheap.

Anybody here makes beads? let's see you latest creations!

Currently I'm working on paper beads.
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>>1258304

So these beads go in the anus?
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>paper beads
I thought those were a Chinese practical joke of selling us little balls of undisguised garbage as jewelry
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>>1258304
could you make beard beads ?
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>>1258304
I think there's a paper craft board or two that would have nice input on this.

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Does anyone have experience with these Qi charger attachments? Will I get chinked?
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>>1257339
I bought one.
Worked out for a bit, then it chinked
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>>1257339
>put on charger
>use multimeter to check voltage
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>>1257426
>>1257431
It would be useful as a low maintenance, public charging for customers in cafes/restaurants and colleges.
Just have it built into the tables or into armrests on benches in public shopping places like malls or downtown areas.

No fucked up/vandalized/neglected outlets on lamp posts

No wires mingling with food and hot coffee on tables

greedier and more touristy places could even rig it like a parking meter in public places, collecting quarters for charge time.
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What's /g/'s opinion on wireless cooking?
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>electrical transformer with air gap
>wireless

>be me
>have friends and family butcher hogs and cattle always
>never cold outside or always too cold
>anon ideal temp is like 50-55 but walk in coolers are expensive af
>try to come up with a cheaper way to buy or build because diy
>ac window unit thermostat replacements crank the fuckers down to 50 degrees.
>cool
>anon ideal for curing would be 34-38 degrees.


Can i hit 34 degrees dependably with window units?

HVACfags please respond.



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>>1256190
>>in middle of summer neither gets above 60°
That just sounds like a typical British summer.
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>>1256175
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>>1258712
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>>1258110
You're my hero anon. One of my favorites.

LOL, the first time I re-read it was after family guy started with the Consuela character, and I immediately read those parts in her voice.

Ammonia. And lemon pledge.
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>>1259511

I grew up poor in the north. In winter, I like to leave a window open and have piles and piles of blankets and comforters. It's somehow more comfy if the air outside the covers is cold.

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Alright DIY, electronic engineer here, i was offered a project that i'm not even sure it's possible to do, but i would like to get some feedback, maybe im missing some info

They want a "smart mat" with lights that turn on and off on 72 sequences, this to tell you where to place your feet, to do orthopedic exercises.... first thing i thought was pic related, but those never had lights and yes, they want it to be bendable..., i can design and make flexible circuits but lights? wtf am i in for?
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>>1257718
Came here to post this.
Should be fairly easy.
Just need some sort of cobtroller for programming sequences
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>>1258449
Kek.


This?
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for lights use el tape or el panels.

https://youtu.be/FwFOcjEU4N8

theres also a electroluminescent paint called lumilor

another called litcoat (https://litcoat.com/)
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>>1259506
EL paint? I imagine you need to have a conductive layer, then the phosphor, then a thin wire mesh and probably some sort of overcoat? Not that practical for intricate painting, but for bulk coats it could be pretty good. For this application I think EL panels would be better once you consider that the paint would probably require more of a protective coating and would be more complicated.

>>1258443
Also pic related.
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>>1257701
Bump for update by OP.

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Hey all, I'm considering buying a house with the intention of renting it out to people. I was recently at an auction and I noticed that the prices people were paying were absolutely ridiculous and in one case a house that started at about $180,000 went all the way up to $260,000. Whats the cheapest method to get a house? Also, is it against the law to intentionally foreclose a house while renting it out? It all depends how long it takes for a house to go into a foreclosure (for example, if it takes about a year, I could forfeit the initial downpayment and collect rent money while only paying utilities. I'm not sure what would happen legally though).
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>>1253655
No, because as a manager you are going to handle the Post-millennial generation, good luck with that; I'm a manager at 37yo, and only have to deal with gen X and millennials, you can wrestle them or over work the gen Xers and they are going to move to a better job, millenials will move to a jobs that enrich them spiritually or jobs with better emotional salary, either way I always have fresh workers lined up, one baby boomer sr manager who knows jack shit about the business, and is happy with the Excel's with black numbers.
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>>1260362
Does IT not pay enough? Why did you leave it to go back to school?
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>>1260419
Ok thanks I got my AAS right out of HS and then worked for ten years. Didn't have a dime in debt before coming back to school. Just worries me seeing my net worth be negative after ten years of making decent cash.

>>1260471
I am hoping that my resume being pretty solid (Microsoft certified MCSE/MCSA - four jobs showing progression from helpdesk to systems admin) will help me. Plus I am willing to go anywhere as I have no kids or wife to tie me down.

>>1260515
With just my associates degree I found it tough to break through 100K. They just want that stupid bachelors degree no matter what experience you have.
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>>1252118
The lawn care thing is a liability if they get injured or injure someone with the lawn mower.

You should do the lawn yourself or off load it to a service.

Snow removal- same thing. if they don't do a good job with the ice, and some one slips and falls your liability extends to strangers walking on the sidewalk. Also, shoveling snow causes a lot of health problems- back issues (loss of work) and heart attacks.


It sounds alfa as fuck to make them do the work, buy you say that you give a discount. I assume, the discount is probably in the area of 50 to 100 dollars month. Thats over 700 to 1300 a year in lost revenue for a small amount a work.
Thats not alpha anymore. And is a legal nightmare in the waiting.

t. law fag here.
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>>1260543
In my state property owners are not liable for personal injury claims if the renter is contractually obligated to maintain the snow clearance.

who else /woodturner/ here?

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I like to watch old TV shows and music videos on a nice old 25" CRT TV from the 90s. Just looks like it's supposed to, unlike watching them on an LCD flat panel. Does anybody know how I could take the output of a Blue-Ray player (only has HDMI out) and put it into this CRT TV? It has your standard inputs for the time, several component in (red/white/yellow RCA plugs) as AV1, AV2, etc, in addition to a standard coax in for your cable TV. If there's a way to do this it would allow me to watch Netflix and Youtube on the old set. Anybody know what I would need for the interface?
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Try this http://lmgtfy.com/?q=HDMI+to+RCA
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HDMI to RCA converter cables are commercially available. Similar is to do a HDMI to VGA and run to a standalone converter box or card. Lots of the arcade guys will run raspberry pi computers to crt monitors this way. There is a vga/cga card you can get as well, unless I misread your question.
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>>1261003
so what's this Googel thing all about?

thanks

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Halp me /diy, I don't really know how to go about this. I want to get pic related and be able to attach a drill chuck at one end so I can attach things like a stitching chisel, rivet/grommet setter, stamps etc, and use this instead of a rubber mallet and pounding away at my work bench. As far as I can tell though, (someone please correct me if I'm wrong) the ram is just flat on both sides. My idea at this point is to just take the ram to a machinist and tell him I want to be able to stick something in there and secure it with a set screw or something. Does this seem like it would be a good idea, or is there a better way of going about this? Also, if anyone knows around how much the machining would be (a hole and a tapped hole I guess?), that would help too.
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I can do this for you at a fair price. Email me at milfme@tuta.io
(Yeah hurrr Dürer, it's a throwaway)
And we can work out details.
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>>1259242
The Stewart McDonald fret press is pretty much what you are talking about. It's a half tonner if I remember correctly, maybe one ton, probably a 1/4" hole with set screw. Should be fairly capable for leather work, has a few other features not normal to arbor pesses.
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Just drill Morse taper socket in the moving part and then you'll be able to use standard drill press chucks
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>>1259242
i bored out another anon's arbor press to take leatherworking tools using a regular drill press and it worked OK. keeping the hole centered was a sonofabitch. also had to regrind a drill bit to cut the end of the hole flat, think it was 3-1/2 inches deep by 7/8 dia? anon2 didn't want to cut down any of their tools- that would've made it impossible to use them with a mallet. so the hole had to be quite deep.

protip: grind the bottom two or three teeth off the rack so when you wind it to the top it starts skipping teeth; now you can reposition the handle for optimum leverage with different length tools.
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>>1259571
how big of a morse taper can OP fit on his square rack?

what is that like a 1.5" square?

MT1 should be pretty small

What brand would you recommend for a set of Ratchet, Socket Set and wrenches? Getting into car work and I need to get my own set. Also any other tools that may be useful
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>>1259212
Without knowing exactly what’s in there you probably do need 2. If the set is just one of everything you’re gonna be pretty pissed when you end up needing 2 of the same wrench of socket.
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>>1255834

Ratchet: GearWrench, all three sizes (1/2", 3/8", 1/4")
Sockets: Literally doesn't matter they'll all be fine to start with(but get a few deep impact sockets for the common sizes of lugs and other occasionally too torqued bolts), I would get like a check Husky set or something at Home Depot, just get a cheap set with an easy lifetime warrenty
Wrenches: GearWrench ratcheting wrenches

Another good idea is to get a decent breaker bar, honestly the best bang for the buck is a Harbor Freight one, they're decently tough and cheap.

GearWrench is /almost/ professional grade and an easy warrenty, all at a good price.
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>>1255834
Top notch - Wera or Hazet but they are pricy. Any Taiwan tool will do the job though. Force, King Tony, jonnesway etc.
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>>1255834
Don't know your budget, but I'd recommend a SK 3/8 drive set of sockets with ratchet. Usually runs about $200-250 but it's definitely buy once, cry once. They'll last forever. For wrenches, my preferred is MAC, however that's too much for someone just tinkering around. So I'd say Craftsman or even SK wrenches.
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>>1260538
Wera has nice screwdrivers, not a huge fan of their ratchets desu(although the speeder might be the best I've used).

>>1260952
If you got the SK route, get the new teardrop 3/8 ratchet LP90. High tooth count and it can take a beating.

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Maybe two years ago there was a thread were a guy detailed how building a new home could actually wind up being cheaper than buying an existing home. There was a lot of detail on hoe you could save on contractor work by doing it yourself as well.

Does anyone have that archived and if not does anyone have advice along those lines for someone who is considering buying a house a year from now?
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No photos, but my wife and I just finished up a Quonset hut. They were common here until they went out of vogue and people scrapped them, but it's something to consider. They come in whatever size you want, for the most part, and there's 6 or so styles depending on the vendor.
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Last year I priced out a 1800sqft single story house to replace my aging, 100+ year old house that is beyond renovation(no foundation under most parts, literally a log cabin originally).

From ground up, site work, foundation, framing, trusses, dry-in, electrical, plumbing, finishes... I was looking at roughly $80,000 doing everything except site work myself.

A similar house in my area would cost $180,000 roughly to have built.

Get your plans submitted and permit in hand before you buy or start anything.

Go to your local plans/printing shop/builders exchange type place and chat with the guys working there, they might be able to give you some insight on how your local jurisdiction is to work with. They hear ALL the stories from contractors, all day long.
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>>1258357
Make your house out of ICF. It's about as much as a stick house but better.
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>>1258357
Buy a house that is being moved for some project and move it to your site.

"For as little as $1, some people are buying homes off a “used-home lot” — homes that would otherwise be torn down — and just paying a delivery fee, between $15,000 and $60,000, to have the house transported to their lot."

http://www.iasm.org/
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>>1259540
>Quonset hut
those are hideous aren't they? how big is it are you living in it give me deets nigger



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