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Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread

There's no stupid questions, just stupid people.

Last thread >>1317930

Questioners, please namefag yourself to /q/ so that answerers can easily find your questions.

Please use a reputable search engine before asking any questions. Mainly, if your question can be answered with Google, then it shouldn't be here.

Thank You for your cooperation.
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If I used 16 gauge wire instead of 14, what are the chances I'd blow the thing it's connected to up? I don't know shit about electricity or wiring, just following some online guide. And yes I googled it.
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>>1325067
depends what it is. don't do that for a vacuum, mains wiring, or anything that's a big heater (eg toaster). digital things will be fine.
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Is there a screw drive like this?

One with a hollow center as well? One you can thread a rod through to join two with?
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would engine enamel be good for highlighting the engravings in sockets? it being heat and oil resistant is a plus since all i use them on is cars
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>>1325067
holy fuck that webm
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Would it be possible to build a torch/flashlight that changes color multiple times a second? Could this also give off infrared and ultraviolet light?
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>>1325518
Well, I've seen some flashlights that have a rapid-flash-type setting. they are meant as a non-lethal defense tool. I suppose you could build one with bulbs that are for uv/ir. It depends on how fast you want it to flash.

Also, I have no idea what I'm talking about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzgapqZ3hYA

Jump to 2:25.
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>>1325447
It could work. I'd clean the sockets in acetone first to remove all traces of oil from the stamping.
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2 things:

1.) I'm looking to frame a puzzle. I googled and saw puzzle glue, but also read that there is a chance of it falling apart as time goes by if I use too much/little. So I plan on getting a frame for it, but frames are expensive. What store can I get the wood that is pre-cut (as in is cut at 45-degree angle and has the groove cut out for the glass) and where can I get the glass/ plexiglass/acrylic? I saw that lowes and home depot have the acrylic for not terrible prices, but the size is off.

Do the stores have a service for cutting all the materials for me? Which ones are best?
(I'm aware that I've come to a diY board and am asking where to go to get other people to do it for me)

2.) I want to make a custom cloth map.

What material should I use? Will something like this work?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/deer-hide-top-grain-buckskin-hide-smoke-color-pic-7-C-12/391973399273?hash=item5b436f6ae9:g:0qsAAOSwqhhacxbA#shpCntId

What type of drawing utensil should I go with? Probably markers, but what kind?

Are these questions for an arts and crafts board?
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>>1325518
yes
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>>1325552
No store sells pre-cut mouldings of every possible length. They come in long lengths which are cut down to size.
A custom frame shop will have frame mouldings and cut them for you, glass/plastic too.
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So I just moved into a rental house and I was doing a walk around and checking shit out, and I looked at how deep the screws were that held the frame for a deadbolt to go into. They were super small, as in less than a half inch into the door frame.

So I got some long wood screws, about 3 inches, to replace them, but when I was drilling them in they all sheared off at the same spot on the screw.

So my question is there any recommendations you guys can give since I guess run of the mill screws won't work? I know I can just pre drill some holes in the door frame but if these screws are weak enough that they'll snap that easily I wouldn't trust them to protect me much.
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How do i get rid of lead poisoning in me without meds?
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>>1325590
What did you do anon? Did you eat paint chips?
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How would you describe this style of furniture?
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>>1325688
Empire Antique new england
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>>1325688
Goog:
A primer on furniture styles
By: Antique Trader Staff |
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I have this old Samsung Syncmaster 173P monitor that requires a 14V 3A adapter.

I have a cheap adapter I bought from ebay that's marked 14V 2A, but it gives only 13.75V and doesn't seem to be stable enough. The monitor turns on and the "no input" sign shows for about a second or two, but then it turns off and on again, so I guess that the Voltage drops too much. Could I perhaps fix this by connecting some capacitors to it?

The monitor works with another original Samsung 14V 1.78A adapter, so on paper the Chinese one should suffice compared to that, when measuring that one it shows just over 14V though so I think the voltage is the problem.
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where to find a 1960s 30-days Meiji pendulum clockwork (with winding spring) ?
need a clockwork diagram to work with repair.
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>>1325811
also, is it possible to use regular soldering iron to fix corroded part of the clockwork?
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I need to buy a new battery for this UPS (3 100 5) but the manual doesn't say what battery model it needs, there're supposedly 2 batteries and these are the specs but I don't know how to associate them with a battery model. Does anyone know what kind of battery I need?
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>>1325838
open it up and check.
12V 9Ah SLA batteries. Most likely https://www.batterysharks.com/Set-of-2-12V-9AH-Batteries-p/12v-9ah-f2-2_ups12-9_x2.htm

But can't say for certain. Measure them and check what terminals they use. I'd be surprised if the above weren't the right type though.

(not saying to order those exact brand, i've never used their batteries)
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>>1325847
I'll do that, I got this ups 2 years and 2 months ago and now although it works, when there's a power outage it just can't handle it anymore, I read that it is usually because the batteries are dead, I hope it's not something related to the UPS itself because "coincidentally" the warranty expired 2 months ago.
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This Rimu chair broke from probably 4 decades of use; a dowel broke and the top of this leg has fractured, these are the biggest 3 pieces. Looks like the cut made to chisel out the curve that the cushion fits into was made too deep, and the dowel entering from each side weakened it some more. Is it worth trying to fix this? I already drilled out the broken dowel, but looking at the fractured top doesn't give me a lot of hope. Perhaps it would be a valid idea to remake this part out of some other timber.
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isnicen
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>>1325587
>and I looked at how deep the screws were that held the frame for a deadbolt to go into. They were super small, as in less than a half inch into the door frame.
All those screws do is hold the strike plate in place. The deadbolt itself should protrude into the wood of the frame itself and thats what keeps the door from opening.

Youre way overthinking this
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Are there any manual-powered lathes out on the market? If not, how hard would it be to make one? I imagine you'd have to have a fair knowledge of gearing and enough know-how to rig something together, likely using a pedal system like a bike
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How feasible is it to
>buy house
>rent extra rooms out while i live in it
>wait til house is paid off or i can afford to buy another house
>repeat 1-3 while collecting rent from every room in previous house
>do this til i have a decent chunk of income coming in just off renting out a few houses
?
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>>1326522
It's obviously possible, not exactly easy money though.
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>>1326317
how exactly are you going to use a lathe if you are sitting pedaling a bike at the same time?
Asking to hurt yourself
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>>1326522
Renting to people is bad enough, but renting it out while you live there?
Fuck that shit, it would be horrible
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>>1326696
Pretend you're also renting it from the landlord, and get your friend (or you in drag) to pretend to be the landlord.
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OK how do I hinge? I'm trying to make a box that opens flat to form a game board, there must be minimal gap between the pieces. It must also fold back up for storage.
Arrow indicated hinge location.
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>>1326746
I can imagine rebating the hinge so the axle is central to the back corner of the box. But when unfolded the box wont sit flat, the middle will be raised by 1/2 the hinge diameter.
Any ideas? All I can think of is using a "living hinge" like a piece of fabric.
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>>1326750
Just using a very thin (3-4mm OD) hinge should be good enough, perhaps a particularly long one like a piano hinge to make up for the lack of strength in a smaller corse-section hinge.
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>>1326750
>>1326746
Dude, just use hidden hinges. They will be exposed and slightly protruding when the box is close, but will open up great
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>Done by myself guacamole at 12:30 am
R8 and h8
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>>1326770
I dont like guac, is there something wrong with me?
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>>1326775
Yes
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Got a hole on my roof, just found it yesterday after removing a giant branch that fell on my roof last week. Looks like it went down to the wood. I watched youtube videos about replace shingles which seem to make sense.

I didn't see anything about replacing the felt material that is under the shingles. Do all roofs have felt under shingles? What do I get to patch the felt thing under the shingle?
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>>1326785
better picture of damage here
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>>1326213
I was under the assumption that longer/stronger screws holding in the strike plate would provide better security. The wood frame that the deadbolt goes into isn't exactly thick, so it seems like it would be easier to kick in the door during a home invasion than if I had long screws extending deep into the door frame holding the strike plate in place.

Am I wrong?
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>>1326765
Hmm I'll try some piano hinge. hopefully the small lump wont make a noticeable gap, or damage the table.
>>1326769
All the hidden hinges I've seen look like this which is worse than a normal hinge
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I have a poster with Eagles rookie record breaking kicker Jake Elliot from college, it also has record breaking 1st round receiver Anthony Miller and #8 QB in this year's draft Riley Ferguson along with many more. How much would you sell it For? I'm thinking 5g.
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>>1326810
Trade it for a handful of batteries and snowballs, puking on children is free.
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sup anons.

I made pic related UV exposure box out of alfoil glued to cardboard. It is as shitty as you'd expect but it got the job done till the adhesive gave up due to constant flexing and it all fell to bits.

I want to replicate it with ply and paint, but I don't know what to paint the inside with. My gut says white (because reflects all wavelengths, including, presumably, those either side of visible.. not that the internet can decide one way or the other), but I have found a chrome paint that with decent surface prep and a 9001 layers can be sanded and buffed to a highly reflective sheen (as in reflects a torch light much like a mirror). It is however somewhat expensive. Does /diy/ have any thoughts or experience?
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How do you remove shear-head bolts without fucking up everything and while just having hand tools

>inb4 give it back jamal
Story: my gf and I went motorcycle riding, she tries to start her bike with a sticky ignition and reks her key. Doesn't tell me and just jams the remainder of the key back in and turns on the bike and rides home.

We've been to a locksmith who said he couldn't remove the piece of the key that's stuck in the lock. The bike also won't go into the on position anymore, and doesn't go into steering lock. I'vI've bought a set of locks for the bike (97 er5) but the ignition is held in place with what I found out to be shear-head bolts
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I need to make a jewelery box for my girlfriend and i am looking for the hinges that are used in those boxes so i can have smaller boxes inside of it that can be pulled upward and outward like pic related

what are those called
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>>1326850
Saw the head across it, and boom, flathead bolt.
if you cant do that you probably need to left hand drill it out.
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I bought a Black Web 1in4Out 4way HDMI splitter so I could have 4 monitors for my PC. For some reason doesn't matter which slots I use (atm only have two monitors) I tried all 4 outputs doesn't matter which one. The monitors give me this, It gets signal just not sure why it does this
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I want to modify a regular bowden cable to transfer rotary motion. Dremels and other drills have bowden type extenders. But for my application the rotary motion would be slower and i need to transfer a little more torque.

What type of inner wire should i use?
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>>1326936
well obviously it's running at 30hz
>Support high resolutions: 480i/p,576i/p,720i/p,1080i/p,4Kx2K@25/30Hz.

your monitor doesnt support 30hz refresh rates.
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>>1326934
The bolt is actually sunk in, so a saw or even a dremel can't reach it. I'll look into the other option though, thanks
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What is that type of tape called that shows you where it touches on another panel?
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Can someone help me figure out what size bolt are in these mallet heads?

Calipers say on both
>7.50mm or 0.295in
>7.75mm or 3.05in

And the thread pitch gauges seems to fit both metric 1.25 and SAE 20

>bought a cheap soft faced mallet and really like is
>saw these replacement faces on ebay, $1.20 shipped from china
>show up and they dont fit, much smaller

I just got a lathe and figure a good project in the near future is to make hammer and throw these caps on, but Im not sure exactly what im doing. I assume its metric because its a chinese cap, but 7.5mm isnt a bolt, and thats pretty far away from both m7 and m8 isnt it?
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Is it possible to build a staircase through two floors of a multi storeyed house without compromising the structural integrity of the house?
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>>1326746
just raise the board game so it floats over the hinge
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>>1326785
pull it off if the hole in the paper is only a couple inches you can seal it with wet patch before you put the shingle on and call it good
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>>1327182
Ahh but if I float it with feet (blue) then the box won't close
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Has anyone tried this? Is it goodshit or bullshit?
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>>1327637
Is that some kind of medieval torture devise?
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>>1325688
Wooden... perhaps?
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>>1326903
Like this?
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>>1327639
Maybe it is tool for drilling holes in precise 90°, and 60° and 45° or You can put bottom of that on bitch's ass, up there Your ding-dong, so You know You are puttin' it in precise 90°. And these two slopes You must put between Your legs, so it is a little bit tricky.
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>>1327637
>not just cutting a notch in a block of wood and drilling against it
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>>1327683
What's the deal with that picture? was it from a movie or something?
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I'm really not sure where to ask this but I thought this would be the best place to try first.

This place I'm renting out is fairly old, built in the 50s, has popcorn ceilings throughout so I'm almost certain they were made with asbestos. So I'm not sure why my roommate was doing it but he was messing around with one if the wooden beams on the ceiling down here in the basement. Some of the ceiling bits came off and went straight onto my sofa and now it's on the floor. It's not too much, but I remember reading that you shouldn't vacuum up or sweep up this stuff. How should I go about getting this out of the crevices of my sofa? Or is it alright since it's just the ceiling? Would there be asbestos fibers in the air in that room now, or is it fine since it was such a small amount? Sorry if I sound paranoid; one of my relatives passed due to an illness from asbestos exposure only a few months ago so it's all fresh in my mind.
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Input 100-240V-2.5A
output 24V-5.62A

Is this enough information to figure out how much electricity I use?
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>>1327779
/diy/ its a borderline meme to say that asbestos is harmless and that you shouldnt give a shit about it so expect those answers.

With such a small amount, youll be fine.
Everytime ive dealt with cleaning it up I get my wet dry shopvac, fill it with water, get the filter wet on the inside and shopvac it up. Also I wear just a cheap mask.

Then go outside and dump the water and spray the filters off, Any asbestos will be wet and not getting into your lungs. Itll go into the ground and wont ever be a concern, and since you cleaned out your vac when its dry its not going to have any left either. But again this is when I had a decent amount of it falling down when I wad pulling it off of pipes in my basement. Probably overkill for you
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>>1327853
No
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If I wanted to make an arcade stick case out of wood, whats the heaviest wood I could make it out of that is regularly available from a Home Depot/Lowes?
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What did they mean by this? what monster PSU do I need?
It's an old tape drive, it has both SATA and Molex port.
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>>1327901
They sell fingerjointed hardwoods that are an ok price
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>>1327906
>what monster PSU do I need?
Thats really really low requirements anon.
I just looked up a 35$ 300w Seasonic PSU and it has 16a 5V and 18a 12V, it really doesnt take that much power especially if you have a high wattage PSU already.

>it has both SATA and Molex port.
Look again, I doubt it
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>>1327911
>300w Seasonic PSU and it has 16a 5V and 18a 12V
I'll check that one, I got really confused because it said 2 different things, I usually just find 1 number on other hardware so I didn't know what it meant.

> I doubt it
It was SAS indeed, I'll get a SAS/SATA riser later.
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>>1327779
You are ultra fucked. Guaranteed to have cancer within the next 90 days.
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>>1326823
White should work fine, but is there any reason you can't just glue or staple more al-foil to the plywood? Aluminium foil tape could also be a good choice.
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What do I need to bring to the junkyard to operate a 110v corded electric angle grinder for several hours? Looking for budget options here, probably won’t see much use but I need a mobile power source that can handle that kind of load within the next week or two for a personal project.
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>>1327913
>I got really confused because it said 2 different things

Do you think it just needs power to both connectors? 5V and 12V?
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>>1327941
>110v corded electric angle grinder
How many watts? Multiply the number of watts with the number of seconds you plan on using it for (or hours if you're not a scientist) and get a number of deep-cycle lead-acids with the same capacity in joules (Wh). C*V = J (Ah*V = Wh). Battery charges aren't often rated in coulombs. for doing that calculation. Brushed corded grinders can run off DC so you don't need to worry about an inverter, but they'll probably run off a lower voltage, so you may need to experiment with the number of series cells you'll need.
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>>1327952
Whatt’s the calculation for watts in this instance? Also idk whether it’s brushed or not, it’s just a 7” Chicago Electric angle grinder from Harbor Shit, but it’s not grounded. It’s a 120v/11a tool.
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>>1327931
Flimsiness mostly. Sure it's not going to flex as much as cardboard but it's 3mm ply nonetheless and I'd prefer a deploy-once-and-forget solution. I considered aluminium tape but it may suffer the same fate as the foil (can't flex/strech with the material its stuck to). Might just throw down some white gloss and be done with it, keen to git 'er done.

>>1327963
>Whatt’s the calculation for watts in this instance
>Whatt's
Hue. It's generally right there on the nameplate of the tool, otherwise look up the watts equation and plug your numbers in.
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>>1327967
It’s not on the nameplate on any of my three grinders (the 7” is the biggest one), which is weird. If I’m calculating for watts AC, the watt usage of the tool itself is just amps*volts, right? Everything google shows me about watts AC says I need to find power factor but the calculation for that looks a little complicated. Then would I just multiply that result by the hours I’m predicting it’ll be used to get the watt-hours?
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>>1327972
>amps*volts
Yes.
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>>1327978
Cool
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>>1327637
Am interested too, but never had an opportunity to use one, and when I think about buying one, I can't justify the price because of >>1327690

IDK, I think that it's flimsy as fuck, but wanna try
>I'm a jew, I know
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>>1327779
>can't use brush
>can't use vacuum
Why not use a wet rag and a mask? And ventilate the area? Or call the landlord if phreaked?
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First time with a needle and fabric here. What kind of method should I use to hide the stitches? I want it to have a more rounded look.
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>>1327990
Sew it from behind, not from the front
Put the good faces facing each other, so that the bad faces face outside, stitch and then turn inside out
>inb4 Wat?
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>>1327991
>>inb4 Wat?
itym sew from inside, not out. then turn outside in.
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>>1327993
this. in more understandable terms, sew the thing already inside-out. Also, use a tighter stitch, straight-through stitching is strong enough and won't break in the thread, but it's loose, like a drawstring.
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>>1326695
>>1326317
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>>1325590
Just wait, drink a lot of water, and take an iron supplement.

Most of the lead you will just piss out. Some of the lead atoms ended up replacing the iron atoms in your blood. Stop exposing yourself to lead and take an iron supplement to help get you blood back to the right chemistry. Should take a few weeks.
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>>1327685
Sort of, but the smaller box sits inside the big box
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>>1328065
lmfao
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>>1327901
Whichever wood you use ain't gonna be heavy enough for the case to not slide off the table. Put some heavy washers in (or some other weights) to make it heavier
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Where can I buy cheap mason jars in bulk with lids?
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>>1327777
Look, same numbers

google the omnipotent says:
>wowda melm meme
Honestly, have no idea, but I like the pic
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>>1328114
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=mason+jars+bulk+with+lids
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I'm trying to figure out how to convince the mods to provide stickies. I've googled it, have a good clue on how to actually do the work but I'm at a loss on how to convince them.

The stickies would help avoid alot of unnecessary threads, make a great reference tool and provide some dignity to this board, as well as promote critical thought.

Maybe I'm asking too much.
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WHY IS IT SO FUCKING DIFFICULT TO FIND A SIMPLE PAIR OF CENTRE HOLE CROSS DOWELS IN FUCKING DUDEWEED LMAO&HOOKERS LAND
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What's a good source of scrap iron for rust chemistry? Can I just... Go to a dump and take some iron? Any other suggestions? I live in the Western States, if that matters.
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>>1325065
Can you recomend me some good chainsaw brands please? Im completing list of saws that i can afford from trustworthy producers. I already have Husqvarna, stihl, makita/dolmar and oleo mac on my list.
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>>1327176
It ain't M7 for sure. It smells like m8. As far I know, the bolt OD has to be smaller than a 8mm hole

>http://www.metrication.com/engineering/threads.html
are you sure the thread gauge fits both ways?
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>>1328145
>hay guyze how do i maek thermyte???
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>>1328131
I just used a fucking search engine and lo and behold, cross dowels! Metric and Imperial aplenty.

I get most of my hardware online. Cheaper than brick and mortar, no travel required, parts arrive promptly.
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>>1328146
Many good threads on arboristsite including modding and higher performance upgrades.
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>>1327176
Even machinists use nuts to check pitch. Goto hardware store, try a few, use what fits.
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>>1327941
A generator
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>>1328128
>Maybe I'm asking too much.
Yes. Why would you expect mods to implement this?
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>>1328276
To bring value to their shit tier product. The only thing worth a damn here is being anonymoose. Content control makes it worth way more.
I suspect the ops are just non diy cucks and don't give two shits but there has been many threads that were rich with viable info.
Even a fucking link on that stickie thread to the archives would increase the value. But they treat this place worse than /b. The links would give a shred of hope to help stifle shit threads and posts.

If chink moot wants to know why his site is dying horribly its because he can't staff competent mods. That's what kills traffic and user support to his ad revenues. User buy in.
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>>1328354
Honest question here, as I'm no expert, but is 4chan really "dying" as you put it? I haven't seen any analytics or anything, but I just assumed that this site is still probably slowly growing.
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>>1327991
>>1327993
>>1328006

Thanks!
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>>1325590
How do you know you have it? Get tested. Otherwise you know nothing.
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>>1326942
Check with a commercial Bowden cable supplier. They are available in suitable sizes for much heavier work than common flex extensions. Also search Ebay for something surplus you could repurpose.

The problem with replacing wire is the wire isn't the problem. The whole cable is the problem and you'll need larger DIAMETER wire to deliver more torque.

You might be able to use Foredom cables instead of lightweight Dremel homeshit.
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>>1326796
most of the time when people kick in doors, the door itself is what fails. even fancy breaching charges and rams are meant to destroy hinges and door hardware, not the frame.

seriously, lean too hard on a doorknob in an interior door and it'll fucking shear right off and take a good chunk of door with it. the door hardware is stronger than your door, i guarantee. also

>n-n-n-niggers r gunna run up in my house!!!
not only are you a paranoid idiot but home invaders generally go for unlocked windows or entry through garages. doors are in plain view and exterior doors are heavy; windows are made out of shitty thin glass and are easily broken, and the frames easily pried apart, assuming you didn't just improperly close it anyway. another important note is that most home invasions are committed by someone known to the homeowner, so it's likely they'll have a way in to your house like an old key you forgot to take back or a known hide-a-key or other security hole

tl;dr yes you are wrong. kys
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>>1328484
i've heard of people ripping window ac units out while someones actually home. Plenty of cases of someone being followed home and door kicked in right after they'd walked in and locked up too.
home invasions in my area can be random, choosing a good target, and they just kill people for the hell of it. Like that guy who was car jacked and then shot because the jacker was pissed because it was stick and he couldn't drive manual to steal it.
I once had a nog knock on my door at one place, relatively decent townhome, and was able to see through the peephole his partner who was trying to hunch down at the knob presumably out of view, so if I opened the door they'd be able to push in instantly while I was looking at the guy standing up normally. Dumbasses ran once the dog started barking. I tried to hurry and dump a pot of hot water onto them from the window upstairs for shits and giggles, since I didn't have any boiling oil, before the dog scared them off. Why would anyone open the door to some random nog anyways? fuggin morons.
And I've seen several doors where the deadbolt held up fine in the metal clad door, but the frame at the strike plate had just turned into splinters like it was just balsa. Long construction screws in a reinforced strike plate woulda held up long enough to make them move on to the next house for the smash and grab.
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>>1328484
does person "known to the homeowner" include the delivery, hvac, plumber, cable guy that was able to see your expensive shit when you opened the door to take package or during an install/repair and tipped off a buddy to casing it?
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>>1325065
Bought myself a nice new set of spots for my new flat, apparently it needs to be grounded, but I don't have ground wires in my ceiling. I'm renting so I can't break open the walls and ceilings to draw a new ground wire. What do?
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>>1328357
>reduced upload size
>little to no janitorial or mod work
>moot chinks many messages of 4chan going south
>excessive ads and everyone uses blockers
>infini chan and the SJW movementon 4chan
>no added user benefits, incentives, 4chanpass deals etc.
>broken and retarded spam filters
>even the hats are gone

Ya 4chan is dying bro, just like AOL.
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>>1328636
And then there's the semi-scandal with the data collection shit. How did that end up?
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>>1328638
>"end up"
He was doing it for ten fucking years before he came here and he still has analytics and marketing companies in Brazil. Your posts ARE being used for market purposes and sold as big data, and he is doubtlessly selling CC info to Russian and Chinese cybercriminals AGAIN. Never, EVER give money to Hiroyuki, don't even buy a pass with bitcoin.
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>>1328636
Just because you don't like it anymore doesn't mean it's actually dying. I bet 4chan got more traffic this January than it did last January, regardless of if you approve of what they are doing or not.
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>>1327047
>What is that type of tape called that shows you where it touches on another panel?

still hoping...
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I want to, in the future, start into machining. Is it possible to engine an engine block with only traditional machine tools ? No cnc or casting
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>>1328718
More ad traffic cause more ads.

But they've been hurting. It's plain to see its being squeezed for all its worth.
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>>1328730
yes
There's some examples of people making small ones for miniatures.
But machining a normal sized one would be a pain in the ass, I imagine.
What size were you picturing ?
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>>1328727
I've never heard of tape like this but there's a similar process where you use ink. Look up "Marking Blue" or "Engineer's Blue"

http://metalscraping.com/w2-Preview.html

I wouldn't be surprised if there's some kind of film you can buy for the same thing though, but I've only ever heard of this being done with ink.
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>>1328747
Medium sized, i have this weird dream of making a machine shop from the literal scratch one day and make a cart. Picking up basic tools, casting some parts in a foundry and start to automate stuff, there's actually a book that teaches this, where you go foundry>lathe>mill>the rest.

I was asking this because i haven't seem anyone coming up with this kind of idea on a vid/blog/forum .
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>>1328757
People have made steam engines and stuff from scratch but modern car engines are just not worth it to diy when you can go to a Pick A Part and salvage something that will be better and safer and cheaper
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Complete rookie here,
I want to modify a normal UV torch, make it reach further, increase its lumens I guess, how would I do this?
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>>1329066
What kind of UV torch ?
A led one ?
Increasing the light output would mean modifying the power supply circuit to pump more current into the led.
If you just want it to reach further, you can use a plastic lens that will concentrate the light into a smaller spot.
If you want a better "blacklight" effect, you want to buy a small uv pass filter that cuts off any visible light emmited from the led ( cheap ones generally emit a lot of it )
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>>1325065
My sump pump has been running non stop for a week and has only gotten stronger.

There was some construction up the street but no neighbors are having a problem so how the fuck do I figure out where this fucking water is coming from?
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hi /diy/. Got questions about protecting photographs. When I started collecting autographed photos, I just threw them all in cheap frames and put them away in a dark cabinet. I've since decided I'd rather have them out to display. What I think I'd like to do is to make copies of the photos for display and keep the originals somewhere safe. For the sake of protection from fires, for example, what would be the best way to protect the originals? I mean, is there even a good way? I could keep the originals in a safe, but would pinning them between glass be even better?

basically I'd rather have the originals kept put away. These aren't things that are easily replaced. Sentimental value, you know. I figure displaying copies would be best if I can find a shop that'll reproduce professional photos (I know they usually won't but it's not like I'm doing it to sell them).
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>>1329478
I'm assuming I can find somebody to copy the originals. So basically I want to protect those. I guess I could find some kind of box to keep them in and store that box in a safe (?)
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Complete noob with no experience with anything here. I want to buy a small plot of land (around 0.25 acre) and build a small house on it (700-800 square feet). How expensive would it be to build such a house if it doesn't have anything fancy? How much would it cost with a contractor vs building it myself? Also how feasible is it for a total noob like me to build it? I'm tired of living in a shitty apartment and want some control over my living area.
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When buying a house with a lot of smaller repair projects to do done, other than the DIY stuff what is the most economical way to sub out the work?

Like, a price break would be good if I could give most of the list to a single party but some of it might require different specialization and I worry about a general "handy-man" botching it.
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>>1329501
why not buy a nice used mobile home or just buy a house somewhere? I imagine it'd surely be cheaper to buy one than to build new. Even a modular type home might be cheaper than building something (and it would likely be bigger). Also remember that by owning land, you're joining the world of property taxes, responsibility for damages (it's no longer the landlord's problem--it's your problem), but I always prefer to own as opposed to rent. That rent could've gone toward a house payment!
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>>1329517
Well here your house needs to be at least 625 square feet to be allowed to have utilities hooked up to it, and I don't want to live in a trailer park. As for buying a new home, all the houses here are too big for my needs and thus too expensive. They're also mostly quite old. I have some specific things I want that would be a pain to find on the market here, like good ventilation.
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>>1329530
do mobile homes have to be in a trailer park where you live? Here they can be almost anywhere (though there are laws about the age of some homes--they won't allow any older than X years be moved into town).
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>>1329545
There's no mobile homes in or near the city I live in, so that's unfortunately not an option.
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My old AC at home (at least 15yo) stops blowing hot air far too soon, when the room is still cold, even when it's set to the highest temp' and on the highest blower setting. Any easy explanation/fix I can try, before calling the cheap greedy landlord who will likely drag his feet for months before (if) doing anything?
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>>1330114
It could be too cold for the unit. Heat pumps aren't very efficient in cold weather.
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>>1326770
You’ve left big chunks of unmashed avocado in your cilantro mess op. Geriatric Mexican grandmothers are crying right now because of you.
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>>1326942
Use normal cable and then find a way to gear it down at the end... flexible usually doesn’t play well with high torque...
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>>1330147
Why would it stop heating the room then? Is it a limitation of AC units that when they can't create enough heat they stop until they can, or something?

Could this be caused by lack of gas in the system (easily solved), or is the unit just too old to function in winter?
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Long story short I need a fucking hobby. Is there something out there like a beginners guide for woodworking/whatever diy related? Bonus points if it's something I could actually maybe turn into a job in a few years.
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>>1325098
Just do what the professionals do and melt a bic pen and shove it on there
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bump
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I want to add LED's onto a mirror that's attached to a bureau. Where can I get something to diffuse the lights? Like a smoked plastic?
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>>1330344
I don't have a beginner's guide to finding a hobby, but you could try narrowing down the list. Assuming you want it to be a job later down the line removes things like collecting stuff, playing games etc., but I wouldn't count on it since you first have to like it enough to want to do it long-term (unless its a means to an end, in which case take up electronics or something).

- What's your budget?
- Where do you live - apartment or private home? (do you have lots of free space to work and/or create noxious gasses/flames/debris?)
- How fast do you want to see something done? Making a clay sculpture can take a few hours, making a knife from scratch could take weeks.
- Are you afraid of fire, electricity, corrosive chemicals etc., allergic to epoxy, any aversions to a specific medium?
- Do you care about the learning curve at all? Do you mind sitting down and reading guides and books online for hours just to get the basics or do you want faster results?

Most importantly,
- Does any particular hobby already catches your interest?
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>>1330460
>tripod is backwards
>no weight hung from tripod for stability
>shooting Canon
>shooting landscape

Fox confirmed for hobbyist pleb
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>>1330480
Everyone starts somewhere, Anon.
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I am going to buy a ~$100 inverter 110v stick welder.

What is the actual max Amps that the welder can pull from the wall at 110v?
The highest ive seen rated is 140amps.

Is that actually a possibility or is it marketing bunk?
There are dual voltage machines running 110 or 220 and a LOT of them are rated 160A. That seems awfully close which makes me skeptical a 110 only can get that hot.

Some of the lower rated machines look nicer than the higher rated ones (one in particular I like is 110A). Will the 110A and the "140A" put out the same power or it, or can it actually get that hot?

>yes I know they are shit, I rent and no 220, no its not worth the extra 50$ to me to get a dual voltage machine because if I ever have a place with 220 ill get a decent used CL one, not an ebay special
>I learned to weld on a 110v Hobart machine and ive played around with the old 70A stick welder from harbor freight (looks like they dont sell anymore) and it was underpowered but something just a little hotter would be ideal for the farmer welding i plan to do
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I want to build a cable-driven animatronic.
What software should I use to check the design works correctly beforehand?
On windows preferably, but can be on linux.
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>>1330560
>What is the actual max Amps that the welder can pull from the wall at 110v?

Without a make and model, it's pretty much impossible to tell. Unless you're just badly wording the question "How much current is available from a 110V socket?". If that's the case, then it's probably going to be 15A (or 20A, if you have such an outlet) for short periods, or 12A (16A) continuously (residential breakers begin their trip curve at 80% of their nominal rating).

Keep in mind that the dual-voltage machines are almost always only going to advertise their maximum amperage at 240V. You'll have to look at the spec sheet to see what they can do at 120V.
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>>1330653
Confirmed for correctness.

You can weld heavier stock than otherwise by preheating your work with a weed burner. Many pros have one on their truck for this. Harbor Freight is fine and you can sear meat with it when grilling. I fucking love weed burners. One day I might even burn weeds with one. You can also use them to strip paint from metal.

Read up on what rods work best for your intended use. I buy small packages when sampling stick rod because the same number (7018 or whatever) doesn't mean rods from different manufacturers weld the same. 1/16" rods work nicely for low power machines. They flex a lot but once you are comfy using them, stiffer larger rod will be easy when you upgrade machines.

If OP has a dryer or stove outlet within reasonable reach of his work area I suggest making a heavy-duty 50 or 100 foot 240v extension cord and getting a more powerful machine. Cord can hang from his welding cart and will serve him no matter what single phase machines he gets in the future. I keep my cords in plastic tubs and pails for easy storage because carrying a cord sucks. One of mine lives in a plastic commercial mop bucket I got at a yard sale. The wheels make it a pleasure to use.
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Any of you guys have experience working with polycarbonate sheets?

Im thinking of turning upper half of my old billy shelf into a display cabinet.

It would involve mounting side door and replacing wooden shelves with transparent ones. I intend to use polycarbonate sheets, but i am unsure what thickness should i use

So, will 3mm polycarbonate sheet shelf be thick and rigind enough to hold its own weight and additional 2-4 kgs of stuff? If not, what thickness should i use?

Shelves dimensions are about 65x22cm.
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hello /diy/, first time posting here
what would be good idea (preferably cheap, accessible and easy to make) for the tomorrow carnival?
i've been thinking about Moon Man like this nigga
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_m_V3FYcww
how the hell did he make this?
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>>1330460
Sorry, should have given more details.
>What's your budget?
I could spend a few hundred a month on it easily.
>Where do you live - apartment or private home? (do you have lots of free space to work and/or create noxious gasses/flames/debris?)
Yes I live in rural Canada so lots of space to work.
>How fast do you want to see something done? Making a clay sculpture can take a few hours, making a knife from scratch could take weeks.
It doesn't really matter to me.
>Are you afraid of fire, electricity, corrosive chemicals etc., allergic to epoxy, any aversions to a specific medium?
No allergies that I know of.
>Do you care about the learning curve at all? Do you mind sitting down and reading guides and books online for hours just to get the basics or do you want faster results?
Learning curve doesn't scare me, I have lots of free time and wouldn't mind reading a bunch.
>Does any particular hobby already catches your interest?
I mean not really. Just the general idea of making things interests me.

I know this isn't really much to go on, but any recommendations at all would be great. What I was originally asking for was something that had a lot of resources online for getting started. Maybe I worded it weird.
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Does anyone have a schematic of an electric stun gun?

Was watching sheep getting slaughtered and it looked like a quick and painless way to go. Needless to say, I don't want to be here anymore.
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Hey ya'll. I need to find a way to add a bronze finish to standard boring sheet metal. I've looked at a variety of ways like electroplating, spray-painting, chemistry tricks, etc., and I'm trying to figure out what would be the best method with the longest-lived result.

Does anyone have any ideas?
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>>1330698
Don't they only stun?
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>>1330653
IDK much about electricity.
I'm just wondering if a Chinese welder like that can physically run at it's rated 140a on 110v

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01NAXS7LY/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1518471784&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65

I see a lot of dual rated machines say they run 110a - 110v /140a or 160a at 220v

It makes me wonder if a Chinese inverter welder like the one I posted can really go 140.
If rather buy a different machine that's rated 110a, but if I can get a stronger machine for the same price I will

>>1330660
I have gas washer and dryer so I'll look later and see if there are unused plugs
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I have a bunch pf these little rivets in a seed spreader that I need to remove them. Is there an easy way to 'punch' them through?

I could hacksaw them off, but there's barely any clearance to get to their sides. so id like to punch them/remove them through the holes if possible.
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How the fuck do you build a work bench when you don't already have a suitable workspace with a vise and shit?

All I have is
>two bar clamps
>hand chisel
>hand plane
>hand drill (but no drill bits)
>hacksaw
>assorted screwdrivers, allen keys, etc

but I can't actually fasten anything down to actually work on it because the clamps fucking slip all the time because they're cheap dollar store trash. also i cant saw straight worth a shit because, again, can't fasten anything, but also it's a hacksaw, and i dont have a miter box, and am not some savant who can have machine perfect sawing without a jig (even paul sellers and other beloved /diy/ meme youtubers use jigs, don't fucking lie to me)
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>>1330695
I am gonna recommend something that is both trendy and missing from Canada.
Fixing / modifying / restoring older motorbikes.
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>>1330747
use a HSS drill bit of the appropriate size like the ancient egyptians
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>>1330770
>missing from Canada.
>Fixing / modifying / restoring older motorbikes.
it's because you can't ride the thing for three quarters of the year

go to BC where it might get cold but rarely snows, and you'll see a lot more bikes and bikers.

but also
>bikes
>missing from canada
who and what are the hell's fucking angels you retard, we have L I T E R A L biker gangs here.
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I live in a tower block, i want to buy a milling machine maybe even a lathe.
What do you guys think about buying a garage and putting it there. There are a lot of individual garages for sale around where i live. How do you deal with cold and hot weather with these machines?
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>>1330808
>What do you guys think about buying a garage and putting it there.
its probably cheaper to sign up to a local makerspace
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>>1328636
Damnit, just visited infinychan. The make board there is a joke. Compared to diy, it's nothing.

If 4chan dies, I will follow soon after.
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>>1330808
Machine tools don't like condensation. I spray mine with various rust preventives, as well as my hand tools.

Get on hobby machining forums and google "moving a Bridgeport" for many useful rigging ideas.
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Question for hydroponics experts: if I have the water for the plants 'wash' some soil before irrigation so it gets infused with some minerals and bacteria from it, what effect could it have on the crops in general?

It's fairly sandy/dusty soil so water gets through easily with fairly low muddying. Also I'm not a proper farmer, just curious hobbyist.
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>>1325065
Hey /DIY/ I'm not sure if this is a more g related question but some a chinkshit tablet kicked the bucket (my brother broke it) and I'm wondering if there's anyway to turn it into a external monitor? As the screen is still is perfect (except some greasy finger marks)
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>>1330943
There are driver boards you can get for LCDs, such as those on common laptops and perhaps TVs, but trying to get one for a tablet may prove very difficult. Take the screen off (you can sell it if you can't fix it/make a monitor) and check for a model number and search that + "driver board" or something along those lines.
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>>1330943
Actually this thread:
>>1329206
has something similar.
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>>1330948
Thanks anon don't know that existed
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How much would it cost to build a castle out of stone here in america?
What would be the best location for cheap rocks for my stone walled castle?
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I'm sick of my wardrobe (it's old, 100% MDP and falling apart) and I want one custom made or at least find one that looks like what I have in mind.

What tool do you guys recommend for furniture design?

Consider that I'm a complete newbie to CAD stuff.
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>>1331043
when was the last time you've been outside anon
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>>1331061
Hint: name.

>>1331043
The price of the stone and land would be the least of your concerns. Unless you build right next to a quarry, there's transportation of the stone to worry about too. But the biggest deal would be paying all the workers you'll need, providing for their stance, machinery and equipment, plus all the stuff you're gonna put in the castle, and don't forget them legal fees, permits and whatnot. You'll need to hire someone to get you a better estimate, but I'd say it's several million bucks, if we're talking about a proper castle, not just a pile of loose boulders.
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is there a way to paint a wall with colorful stains like bleached hippie shirts?
pic related
or maybe a h.r. giger like pattern, it should look natural and not one color
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My truck started making a deep rumbling noise when I turn and a screeching noise when I drive. The screeching speeds up when I speed up. Jacked the truck up and the wheel makes the same screeching noise when I rotate it and it wobbles as well. Also I found these two pieces in the back of the wheel. My mechanic buddy says it's the wheel bearing and that he'll repoace it for $50 but the piece is almost $200. Is this accurate and is this a fair price?
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>>1331097
Update: He changed the wheel bearing and charged me $160 for parts and labor. Did I get ripped off?
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>>1330950
Fuck it you knew it. Its the same fucking question and picture. Do not act like you are not the very same person, we do not like that.
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>>1331179
Next the guy will say "That wasn't me, I don't care if you don't believe me."
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>>1331181
>>1331179
do you have autism?
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>>1331168
He is supposedly your friend, why don't you trust him
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>>1331179
I was the one who mentioned the thread to him, and he posted there 4 minutes afterwards. Read the fucking timestamps.
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>>1331179
I posted after the other anon mentioned it anon why are you so angry? I'd post a time stamp but I'm about to go to sleep it's late in bong land
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>>1331043
They make murican castles. http://www.castlemagic.com/

>>1331090
Pic related. I googled "diy paint effect". There are some variations, but you get the idea. It's not too hard, but it's easy to fuck up if you change gesture a little bit along the wall, or get lazy and don't apply yourself as much at the end. Once you step back and see the whole wall it can be more noticeable.
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Is a 12v 46w power supply run through a piece of graphite enough to solder with?
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>>1331259
It's also enough to burn your hand. 12V may be too much depending on your graphite, because it's got a pretty low resistance.
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>>1331257
thanks, that was exactly what i am looking for. just didnt get the right words to look for.
love you
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>>1330810
how do i make a makerspace?
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>>1331262
I think the power supply instantly broke. I don't smell smoke, but it stopped working until I left it unplugged for a few minutes. I'm not going to try again.

Typical. I follow a youtube tutorial for some ghetto soldering, and it doesn't work. Fucking typical. "just follow a tutorial" they say, "it's ez bro it's all on youtube and instructables" they say, fucking lies, liars and shills everywhere, these diy guides don't work, ones bought from stores don't work, i'm thoroughly convinced that soldering is literally impossible without some giant commercial wave/reflow station
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>>1331270
It would have drawn too much current because it has too low a resistance (i.e. thicker than a mm or two), and probably fried the main switching transistor(s), or possibly the inductor/flyback transformer. That's like a $2 fix if you know what you're doing (and have a real soldering iron). Post pic of inside?
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did i hit a wire in the wall?

>wanna hang something in the kitchen
>studfinder says no studs where i want to hang
>put in two self-drilling drywall anchors about 1ft apart from each other
>notice one anchor seems to meet more resistance than the other, but goes in
>step out of the room for a bit
>hear a thump-type noise like when power goes out
>go into kitchen
>yep, microwave timer has reset
>hue lights are default colors
>no biggie
>notice the rest of the house looks like it didn't have power drop
>paranoid, take out the anchors i put in
>the one that was harder looks like there's something silver in the back of the hole
>deargod.jpg

if it's a wire, shouldn't there be a box or plate covering it?
am i going to burn to death in my sleep?
was it all a spoopy coincidence?
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>>1331288
>Post pic of inside?
it has security screws and started working again after being left alone for a minute. It's a GameCube power adapter. I think it just overheated and fixed itself by cooling down again or has a safety shutoff inside it or something. I'll stick to using it for computer cooling and my laptop.

>and have a real soldering iron
why would I have a real soldering iron if I'm trying to stick a piece of graphite into a modified gamecube power box
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>>1331291
Wouldnt the breaker trip like almost immediately after shorting the wires, not just sometime after you left the room?
Also wouldnt the breaker have stayed off?
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why wont my bar clamps clamp

i keep pumping the handle but they wont even hold my whetstone to my desk well enough to let me sharpen stuff without just letting the stone get pushed away or dragged towards me when i put any power into my strokes
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>>1331318
i thought the breaker would trip, too. does the non-immediacy imply arcing from anchor-fucked wire?
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>>1331294
Ah, so the thermal switch went off. That's certainly the best case scenario. I doubt you'll get anywhere with what you're trying to do there, but there are some better designs for diy soldering irons:
https://youtu.be/-9a5z3s4Lsg
Looks pretty good, but any filed-down iron nail or thick solid copper wire wrapped with nichrome with some sort of handle will work. What you use for a handle matters, and your best bet for high temperature insulating material is fibreglass fabric tubing.
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>>1331335
>literally just said "I followed a youtube and it didn't work and just caused damage to the component parts!!"
>thinks im gonna trust a youtube that's largely the same thing
fool me once shame on you. fool me twice, i'm going to shoot up a local makerspace because i have been fooled for tHE LAST TIME
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>>1331335
>wrapped with nichrome
Lol I love these fucking "ghetto" things that are more expensive than just getting the real version of the thing.

A spool of nichrome wire costs more than a soldering iron in the first place, you can get an iron for 3$.
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>>1331251
Forget it, had one of those days.
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>>1331270
>i'm thoroughly convinced that soldering is literally impossible without some giant commercial wave/reflow station


And some people think the earth is flat and that the government is faking SpaceX footage.

>cant figure out how to use a soldering iron
>thinks he is going to have the chops to rig up a power supply and solder in a way that is a hundred times harder

Soldering Iron tutorials are Fake News from the deep state!
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>>1331334
Just cut a small square in the wall and check it out, you can just repair the wall.
Better than calling an electrician or burning your house down
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>>1331336
The difference is that you're not using a piece of a pencil to solder with. Solder won't even wet to graphite, let alone give you a clean joint. Nichrome wire is stable at soldering temperatures and is easy to calculate the resistance of without a dmm, not to mention you're not putting a voltage gradient across the tip itself.

>>1331337
You could easily have some lying around from an earlier project or a disassembled toaster.

But if you have access to a makerspace where you live then your should have done that in the first place.
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>>1331270
Anon, you might be too dumb for this hobby. Maybe you should try being a YouTube celebrity or pro gamer or stamp collecting or something more your speed.

You have been recommended hours of video on how to do this you are having a hard time with. Instead of humbling yourself, and learning from.them, you dismiss them and our advice instead of learning from videos that literally thousands of people have watched and learned from.
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Attempting to build a desk for my pc.
Made this rough design from cardboard, it should be good enough for what I need.
Trying to figure out what I should do for the legs? Any thoughts?
Not very experienced at building things only other recent project was a custom sub-woofer for my car, which was destroyed in a fire the day I installed it (fire had nothing to do with what I built)
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>>1331431
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>>1331353
>the government is faking SpaceX footage.
why would the government fake footage of something that encroaches on what is traditionally their territory

>Soldering Iron tutorials are Fake News from the deep state!
no, just memes.

>>1331373
>Solder won't even wet to graphite,
why would you want it to
it's there to provide heat, it's not part of the joint

>you're not putting a voltage gradient across the tip itself.
nor are you in a conventional iron
have you ever owned a soldering iron? have you ever taken one apart? not every soldering tool is soldering tweezers. the world is larger than your 9001$ microprocessor soldering station ordered from japan, nor your As Seen On TV Cold Heat™ AA-powered cordless iron

>>1331421
>literally thousands of people have watched and learned from.
prove it
prove those videos aren't fake or otherwise lying
protip: you can't
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>>1331491
You can get perfectly working soldering irons for 1$ that will last you at least half a lifetime of game console repairs and wood burn art. Get Good.
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>>1331491
Kys yourself with fire and magnets you retard
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>>1331491
>why would you want it to
That's how a soldering iron is supposed to work. Otherwise you're unable to carry any solder on the tip for adding to joints that otherwise require two hands, or for wicking away from an existing joint.

>nor are you in a conventional iron
You're missing my point. By putting a current through a piece of graphite, the graphite that you touch to your circuit could very well be at a voltage. If the circuit is otherwise referenced to some nonzero voltage relative to that of the soldering tip, you may pass a bunch of current through a diode or something and fry the piece. This is typically something you want to avoid, hence why any good soldering iron has a grounded tip.

>9001$ microprocessor soldering station
Nope, an analog, $27 temperature controlled iron is what I've been using for the past 5 months and it's suiting me just fine. This $9 iron looks pretty similar to it:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Adjustable-Temperature-Electric-Soldering-Iron-Set-EU-US-Plug-60W-with-5pcs-Tip-Welding-Gun/32848136886.html
Not that I'd necessarily recommend buying it, since the digital temperature controlled soldering station clones on Ali are easily cheap enough to consider for a first iron.
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>>1331237
paranoia
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>>1331541
Standard cone wheel bearings on a truck cost $5-10
A whole wheel hub assembly costs about $200

He probably changed out the $10 part and charged you $150 labor
He didnt buy a $200 part and lose money

Just be thankful you have someone who does mechanic work for you who isnt a scumbag
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>>1331510
>soldering irons are supposed to attach to the surface
>soldering irons run current directly across the tip

you've never even held a soldering iron in your life
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>>1331663
>says the guy who thinks shorting out a power supply is a good alternative to buying a soldering iron
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>>1331668
btw nice shilling for the chinks but I already know that some 27$ iron off of aldi is not going to work. i just got a piece of work literally red hot with a torch and solder still wouldn't adhere to it at all, just bead up, fall off, and cool to a nice shine

>joints that otherwise require two hands,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helping_hand_(tool)
idiot

>you HAVE to have a soldering iron actively attach itself to the work
then how do people solder with torches, like plumbers joining pipes?

>soldering irons are all perfectly electrically insulated and only get hot but also you have to have a current going directly across the tip but then it ruins diodes everytim reeee
if there being a voltage across the tip matters anyway, why are soldering tweezers used for SMD chips, and why do "Cold Heat" units and similar exist? Why does it even matter if I'm not soldering voltage sensitive components anyway? and have you ever taken apart a cheap iron and seen what's inside? it's not perfectly electrically insulated, but the tip is just a threaded bit that goes in, the live wires have some distance from it, separated by a piece something thermally conductive

>hurr shorted out a power supply lol hurrr
A conventional soldering iron is LITERALLY just a piece of something with high resistance that you plug directly into the wall, most don't even have on/off switches, at least I took an extra step of precaution and used a power supply that presumably has some safeties in it.

you have no idea what you are talking about and are just another one of Them. you don't even know that helping hands exist. fuck you. i bet you're one of those people who keeps telling me that vises are worthless and that I should be doing hand woodworking by literally holding the wood I'm trying to work down with my bare hands instead of using clamps, and that if I really need to I should be driving screws directly into my work surface through the work to secure it
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>>1331678
>i bet you're one of those people who keeps telling me that vises are worthless and that I should be doing hand woodworking by literally holding the wood I'm trying to work down with my bare hands
>and that if I really need to I should be driving screws directly into my work surface through the work to secure it
These are actually correct though. If you're not willing to put a few Torx screws through whatever you're trying to plane, you need to design your project better. Go to /fit/ if you're too weak to hold stuff steady while you make your dovetails.
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I'm trying to make some long flat rails (like gibs) from steel. I first clamped the raw material directly onto my mill table and milled it flat in two steps (changing the clamping in between). Then i turned it around and milled the other side the same way. I wanted to proceed to scraping and kind of as expected the parts are completely bowed and twisted to shit. How can i mill the parts as close to flat as possible? My clamping is kind of limited. I only have one grinding vise (63mm) and one of these standard chinese kits.

When i know my part is twisted (i can hear diagonal cornes tipping on the surface plate) how do i know where to scrape best?
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>>1331678
here's an idea for you faggot

g i t
u
d

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+solder
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>>1331678
tldr kill yourself fag
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>>1331678
At first I though you were just exaggerating, and were mad you bought a cheap soldering iron and broke it.
Then I thought It devolved into trolling as damage control

But seeing how this has gone on in multiple threads, for over a week, and new people are getting caught up in this, I think you are actually just stupid.

All I can hope for is people stop responding to you. This is getting sad
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>>1331678
>at least I took an extra step of precaution and used a power supply that presumably has some safeties in it.

Which is why it didnt work you fucking tard.
A soldering iron is just a nichrome heater cartridge, its well regulatted not like trying to short a PSU
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>>1331783
>its well regulatted
have you ever opened up an iron

there's no circuitry in there, it's literally just a chunk of metal you plug into the wall. it's literally just a short except instead of stranded copper wire it's a single conductor coil of chinesium
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>>1331794
>have you ever opened up an iron
Yeah, I replaced the cord on my 25w radioshack iron that I had burnt the fuck out of.

> it's literally just a chunk of metal you plug into the wall.

Yeah, a Nichrome heater cartridge that is regulated so that it doesnt burn down your house or flip a circuit breaker.

If you tried what you did on a different power supply you would have flipped your circuit breaker
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>>1331796
>that is regulated
by what faggot

the cheap irons i had, when i opened up, there was nothing. as complex as they got were some heatproof tubing around where the copper wire met the chinesium

>If you tried what you did on a different power supply you would have flipped your circuit breaker
hence why i used the presumably fused power supply. are you stupid?
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>>1331797
>i dont understand how nichrome works
>i dont understand how polyfuses work
>has the gall to call others stupid

Not sure why I would expect basic electronics competency out of a guy who literally couldnt figure out how to use a soldering iron.
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>>1331805
>>i dont understand how polyfuses work
there were no fuses in those irons

just a blob of solder where the copper wire from the wall plug met the """""cartridge""""" (i.e. cheap coil of questionable material)
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>>1331809
>there were no fuses in those irons

No, just in the fucking power supply you tried you use you fucking retard.
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>>1331812
Ah, so you're changing the subject now. I say a soldering iron is just a wire you plug in the wall, you say it's regulated. I say I've opened one up and looked, and now you're going on about power supplies. You have a really hard time keeping your shit straight, don't you, chink shill?
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>>1325733
> so on paper the Chinese one should suffice compared to that.

From my experience, chinesium ebay electronic products tend to WAY over inflate what they are capable of. I'd Chuck the eBay adapter in the garbage. If you don't care too much about the monitor, and are willing to gamble, I'd try an old laptop power brick. Thanks usually put out around 19v and over 2 amps. Chances are the monitor has built-in voltage regulating circuitry and will be just fine with 19 volts.
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>>1331816
>he doesnt understand that all it takes to regulate resistive wire is 2 diodes
>he thinks that taking about HIS psu that HE brought up is changing the subject

You really are the expert, you ripped something you broke apart!
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>>1331820
Do you think I'm saying I took apart the PSU? Are you illiterate? Fucking americans. None of you can fucking read.
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>>1327637
>Has anyone tried this? Is it goodshit or bullshit?

Anyone else think this was a penis extender at first?
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>>1331824
>Do you think I'm saying I took apart the PSU?

No I dont think you are smart enough for that, I do think you have it in you to grab the tip of a soldering iron and rip it apart with pliers though. It makes sense at to why you think all you saw was "some wrapped up copper wirin'"
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>>1327906
A standard PC power supply will power it.
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>>1331826
>grab the tip of a soldering iron and rip it apart with pliers
you know that soldering irons are constructed with things like "screws", right? Not everyone is as destructive as you, American. Try not to shoot up any places in anger any time soon.
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>>1327941
Buy a small generator from Craigslist. Probably the smallest one you can find will power a angle grinder. Sell on Craigslist when done.
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>>1331831
>you know that soldering irons are constructed with things like "screws", right?

You have shown time and time again how incompetent you are, why would I assume you wouldnt wreck the iron out of anger?

>Not everyone is as destructive as you, American

Im not the one saying ive broke a handful of soldering irons
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>>1331835
I didn't break them, they never worked in the first place. Throwing defective goods in the trash where they belong isn't "[grabbing] the tip of a soldering iron and [ripping] it apart with pliers"
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>>1331836
Good thing you threw them into the trash instead of returning them to the store.

If only you would have taken them apart with the screws and put it back together again, you could have exchanged them as defective and gotten working ones!
Throwing them into the trash effectively gives those chinese companies profits instead of sending their junk back.

Or maybe they did work, you were too stupid to use them right and clearly they would have looked used and couldnt be returned or exchanged.
I wonder what is more likely, seeing how your apparent temper is. Skill work doesnt seem like your forte
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>>1331836
Why the square brackets? Did your fedora fall off, fag?
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>>1331842
>If only you would have taken them apart with the screws and put it back together again,
It would have violated a warranty that never existed because modern brick-and-mortars refuse to exchange anything that isn't still in a package.

Amazing how your damage control has fallen from "cheap irons are totally ok dont worry" to "j-j-just exchange it bro :')". You are pathetic
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>>1331846
>Amazing how your damage control has fallen from "cheap irons are totally ok dont worry" to "j-j-just exchange it bro :')". You are pathetic

No, its pointing out how you are stupid and your story of "it didnt work in the first place" is horse shit. If it actually didnt work you would have returned it like a normal human being.

> modern brick-and-mortars refuse to exchange anything that isn't still in a package.

Yep, you can only return defective items that are still in the packaging...
Smart man
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>>1331847
>"it didnt work in the first place"
it got "hot" once, and never again. Tossed it. Got another, from a different place, of a different brand. It too got "hot" once, and never again. Took it apart to try and see if there's any obvious damage. All it was was wire, all cleanly joined still. Tossed it.

>If it actually didnt work you would have returned it like a normal human being.
Returned it for what? When's the last time you left your house? places don't have sensible return policies anymore. It's not worth the ten bucks to deal with clerks on and off for a week just for a store credit to get the same shitty make and model of iron that'll just break again.
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>>1331849
> places don't have sensible return policies anymore

Every single store will exchange a defective device

>Returned it for what?
To get the product you paid for

> It's not worth the ten bucks to deal with clerks on and off for a week just for a store credit to get the same shitty make and model of iron that'll just break again.

This exchange right here is why nobody believes a word you say. You dont understand how a defective product exchange works?
You think it takes a week to get it done?

Either you are stupid, or you are exaggerating like crazy again

It wasnt worth your 10 minutes of standing in a line and getting a working product you paid for, but it was worth throwing $10 away while then driving to a whole different store and buying another one.
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>>1331850
>Every single store will exchange a defective device
Have you tried, NEET chinkshit shill?

>driving to a whole different store
so you haven't left your house lately, you know there's stores other places than online, right? Plenty are in walking distance of most homes in most towns. It might be shocking for you, having not seen the outside-place since you were 9 and discovered WoW, but it's possible to buy things locally.
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>>1331851
>Have you tried, NEET chinkshit shill?

I return things that have problems all the time.
I just literally exchanged a tap handle last week at a farm and fleet because the follower hole wasnt concentric.
If you buy tools at the hardware store, shit gets returned every once in a while, its not something unordinary or special

>so you haven't left your house lately, you know there's stores other places than online, right?

Who said anything about online stores?
You said you bought it at a different store and that means you have to drive to another store.

>Plenty are in walking distance of most homes in most towns. It might be shocking for you, having not seen the outside-place since you were 9 and discovered WoW, but it's possible to buy things locally.

If you literally are within walking distance of several stores and you refuses to return a defective product, you are an autist. Seriously

This projection seems like it fits you a whole lot more, being too scared to go talk to a customer service person. You would rather throw money away and go to another store.
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$10 says angry anon who can't buy a working iron never tinned the tip to begin with.

It sounds like he bought an iron, plugged it in, let it get scorching hot, the tip immediately oxidized, then he's wondering why it won't heat up a solder joint. Then he tossed it, bought another one, and immediately did the same exact thing. Now we have to listen to how all irons are cheap and every you tube tutorial sucks. I don't know about you guys, but I've got a Weller WTCPT, had it for just about 20 years now, it was used when I got it, I literally use it almost every day, and the last time I replaced a tip was a year ago.
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>>1331856
you claim to have been following my story for weeks and years and you question whether I ever tinned the tips of my irons?

that's how I knew they didn't even get hot enough, they couldn't be tinned in the first place. touching the solder to them would achieve literally nothing. they simply would not heat up enough to even soften it.

>>1331855
>You would rather throw money away and go to another store.
It's ten bucks. Do you try to return your half-chewed gum to the dollar store, too?
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>>1331856
the problem is, its harder to make a nice solder joint with an oxidized tip but its not impossible.

>>1331858
>It's ten bucks. Do you try to return your half-chewed gum to the dollar store, too?

Its a tool that I bought for a project id like to get done. So yes I would return it immediately to get shit moving.
I wouldnt wallow in anxiety at the thought of having to talk to a customer service person.
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>>1331859
>it's anxiety to write off ten bucks spent on a shitty iron
projecting like a goddamn movie theatre on top of being a shill who does it for free. what went wrong with your life?
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>>1331860
You just arent being logical at all anon.
Its the only thing I can come up with for your autistic behavior.
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>>1331858

>>>1331856 (You)
>you claim to have been following my story for weeks and years and you question whether I ever tinned the tips of my irons?
>that's how I knew they didn't even get hot enough, they couldn't be tinned in the first place. touching the solder to them would achieve literally nothing. they simply would not heat up enough to even soften it.
>>>1331855

I don't know who you think I am, but I am just jumping in here.

Your statement in this post about an oxidized tip being enough to melt solder is proof positive that my assessment is correct though. Good luck with your life, loser.
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>>1331863
maybe I should go to the parking lot outside and wreck some cars; surely they can fix any damage with their 5$ magic soldering irons.
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>>1331864
>oxidized tip
Took it out of the pack and tried to tin it, didn't work. Googled it, and saw that filing it a touch and trying again is the usual solution, didn't work. They don't heat enough, and it's a consistent issue across different makes and models.
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>>1331864
That was me anon, im not the angry retard man.
Oxidized tips suck for soldering, but its not like it makes them unusable. I had no clue what tinning the tip was and ran a black tip for a long time when I first started. Im not going to give this retard any excuse as to his irrational behavior

please no bully
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>>1331867
>They don't heat enough, and it's a consistent issue across different makes and models.

You bought two irons, and they both broke and stopped heating after the first use
How would you know if they get hot enough when you do have a working iron?
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>>1331870
>How would you know if they get hot enough when you do have a working iron?
It getting hot enough to successfully tin the tip instead of having the solder not even soften would be a good start
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>>1331871
Somehow they were both defective out of the box, how are you going to make generalizations without having working irons?

Too bad you didnt return it and get one that heats up more than once to know for sure!
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>>1331874
>Too bad you didnt return it and get one that heats up more than once
Why would I get the same shitty make and model? I got one from a different place, of a different brand. It had the exact same problem -- not hot enough, and failed entirely on the second or third attempted use.

>how are you going to make generalizations without having working irons?
When no irons work, a generalization of "soldering irons are a meme perpetuated by chinese shills" is pretty easy to come to. I figured poor build quality is mundane and typical but it's clearly something more than that, given you peoples behaviour and everyone's behaviour in general towards tools that dont work, really
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>>1331291
>put in two self-drilling drywall anchors

This type of anchor?

I suppose. Where do you live, and what year was the house built? Trying to give out what type of wiring you have in the walls. Also, was the end burnt on the anchor you pulled out?
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>>1331878
are all the instructional soldering iron tutorial vids on youtube CGI published by chinese nasa?
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>>1331883
maybe. I figured it's probably just a shit meme like how instructables is obsessed with altoids tins, but this behaviour I'm seeing now makes it seem like something more. Probably just typical american corporate worship and insistence that any commercial product can do nothing wrong, but maybe someone is paying you people for this. Or maybe you just do it for free. Who knows?
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>>1331884
the guys telling you how to return defective products were pretty clearly stating that commercial products do wrong fairly regularly. maybe you should stick to /x/ mate
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>>1331885
>elling you how to return defective products
This is a new tactic. Until just now, even in this thread, it's always been about how inept I must be for an iron I bought to not even get hot, and how I should be following youtube tutorials for DIY solutions but how when I do them and they don't work it's still my fault and not just a poor design I've been fed.
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>>1331663
See:
>>1331259
>Is a 12v 46w power supply run through a piece of graphite enough to solder with?
By running a current through a piece of graphite as a soldering iron, he's at risk of putting a voltage across the wrong piece of the circuit he's working on. I was telling him that using some insulated nichrome wire around a copper or iron tip wouldn't have this problem; I was contrasting a nichrome diy iron to his graphite one, not to a conventional iron, which he misunderstood.

>>1331678
>solder still wouldn't adhere to it at all
This is why you pick a solid that solder wets to, such as copper or iron; things that are used for soldering iron tips. Copper isn't usually used because it dissolves too readily though, iron is a nice middle ground between being resistant to dissolving and wetting to solder. Also use soldering flux.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solderability

>helping hands
You're not going to be able to use those in every circumstance, especially if you're soldering a connection that's already inside an enclosure. There's a reason soldering irons always have a tip that solder wets to, and it's that it makes soldering much more convenient.

>Why does it even matter if I'm not soldering voltage sensitive components anyway?
It doesn't matter in that case, but it's still a potential downside of a piece of graphite. I've taken apart a couple of cheap irons and one Goot iron, and all had a tip that was grounded and an element that was isolated by way of some sort of fibreglass or ceramic. Buying a cheap iron that could have a faulty ground is a downside of buying a cheap iron, but note that many anons on /diy/ have had much success with less-than-expensive Hakko clones. All the soldering tweeters I could find on online stores had elements in each of the two tips, and each tip was almost certainly at the same potential, hence not putting any current through your components. If your iron plugs into the wall, any voltage across it isn't going to be good.
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>>1331889
>This is a new tactic

People are just trying to make sense of your tirade which is extraordinary and unbelievable
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>>1331678
>I should be doing hand woodworking by literally holding the wood I'm trying to work down with my bare hands instead of using clamps, and that if I really need to I should be driving screws directly into my work surface through the work to secure it
That's... That's how the pros do it though.
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>>1331900
>Copper isn't usually used because it dissolves too readily though
99% of cheap tips are made out of plated copper you fuckwit.

>Also use soldering flux.
Flux cored solder exists, and is what I have a big spool of.

>You're not going to be able to use [helping hands] in every circumstance, especially if you're soldering a connection that's already inside an enclosure.
Said enclosure can be attached to something, and many would be heavy enough that they shouldn't move under just touching a hot piece of metal to it to blob some lead and tin on there.

>There's a reason soldering irons always have a tip that solder wets to,
cold heat brand and similar cordless safety irons typically use graphite tips, and there's tons of diy "guides" online that advise using graphite.

>all had a tip that was grounded
I have NEVER seen a modern cheap iron that has an earth ground rail nor have I seen any that actually have an electrical connection to the tip, let alone close enough to the tip or integrating the tip in a way that it can be said to be an intrinsic part of the circuit. Old Weller and knockoff soldering guns that use a wire may, but those aren't the sort of cheap irons under discussion, and even those typically don't have an earth ground.

And soldering tweezers and similar-working irons (like those shitty cold heat things and other safety cordless irons) work by forming a complete circuit at the tip when touched to the work. Those do carry the danger of energizing the work, but it's such a small voltage that it rarely matters except for very small or very sensitive components.

>If your iron plugs into the wall,
where the fuck else is it going to plug into?

You should go back to shill school, Huang. Your skills are slipping.
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>>1331914
>where the fuck else is it going to plug into?
hahahahahahahahaha holy shit

you really are stupid
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>>1331914
>Flux cored solder exists,
no, just.... no
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>less-than-expensive Hakko clones.
a knockoff of one of these, then?
http://www.all-spec.com/Manufacturers/Hakko/Soldering-Rework/Wave-Solder-Systems-Accessories/Wave-Solder-Systems/485-V12-3021
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>>1331927
who are you quoting?
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>>1331831
Such anger and projection at the Americans.
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>>1331940
>be american
>get shot
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>>1331914
>>If your iron plugs into the wall,
>where the fuck else is it going to plug into?
Are you being fucking serious right now? Really? You can't figure this out on your own? Christ.
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>>1331914
>where the fuck else is it going to plug into?
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>>1331847
>Yep, you can only return defective items that are still in the packaging...
Smart man
Do you think he'd be able to navigate the return process, since using a tool that gets hot, its sole function, is beyond his abilities?
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>>1331878
>got one from a different place, of a different brand. It had the exact same problem -- not hot enough, and failed entirely on the second or third attempted use.
ITT: OP tries to solder with welding rod, blames iron for not getting hot enough.
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>>1331914
>where the fuck else is it going to plug into?
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>>1331910
>That's... That's how the pros do it though.
The pros use their dick to hold it, brah.
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>>1331959
not everyone is /fit/ so some of us have to use bolts w/ locking nuts through the middle of it ok
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>>1331867
You wrap a new iron tip in solder before you plug it in. Then you plug it in, and the solder tins the tip. You don't plug it in nd start poking it amd hope you catch it before it oxidizes and turns to shit.

You can't file modern tips, that was for copper tips which aren't ancient and not what you have.

It's too bad you're such a stupid asshole and refuse to take anyone's advise trying to help you get into the hobby.
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>>1331942
If you are watching CBS news, you are American.
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>>1331883
Even the ones from the us made in the 60s.
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>>1331960
GG
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>>1331961
>You wrap a new iron tip in solder before you plug it in.
i have never once heard that before. first results on duckduckgo dont show that
www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-101%3A-Lesson-1%3A-Tin-the-Tip/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1ZnkTC5bps

>You can't file modern tips, that was for copper tips which aren't ancient and not what you have.
weird how soft it was and how when filed it looked kinda copper-colored, and how a cursory internet search shows that a lot of tips are made out of copper
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldering_iron#Tips
>Older and very cheap irons typically use a bare copper tip, which is shaped with a file or sandpaper. This dissolves gradually into the solder, suffering pitting and erosion of the shape. Copper tips are sometimes filed when worn down. Iron-plated copper tips have become increasingly popular since the 1980s. Because iron is not readily dissolved by molten solder, the plated tip is more durable than a bare copper one, though it will eventually wear out and need replacing. This is especially important when working at the higher temperatures needed for modern lead-free solders. Solid iron and steel tips are seldom used because they store less heat, and rusting can break the heating element.

It's too bad you're a volunteer shill giving out bad advice on purpose.
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>>1331967
Pro tip: place new soldering iron in a pot of molten lead before plugging in for the first time. It will be perfectly tinned every time.
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>>1331268
Offer free pizza and a ready supply of broken outdated electrical equipment... they’ll come... make sure to have WiFi
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>>1331914
>99% of cheap tips are made out of plated copper
What I'm talking about is the plating itself, the substance that the solder wets to and touches. That should have been obvious from my previous posts. Or am I mistaken and you have an iron or nickel plated stick of graphite?

>and is what I have a big spool of
Just checking, but I prefer to use a tub of rosin jelly as well for when I need the extra punch. No-clean flux is also something to consider using. Lack of flux, an oxidised tip, low temperature, or a tip that solder otherwise will not wet to are the only real reasons for solder just beading off like you described. A temperature far too high could also conceivably burn off all the flux and readily oxidise the solder.

>Said enclosure can be attached to something
Lets say the enclosure is bolted to a wall or cellphone tower or something, anywhere but the benchtop. Maybe a wire in your car wore through. I'm not going to whip out a C-clamp to fasten my helping-hands to the inside of the enclosure/car just so I can add some solder to a joint without contorting my hands.

>cold heat
ColdHeat specifically uses a proprietary graphite-like compound called Athalite. Specifically, it's call to fame is high heat conductivity and ability to withstand rapid temperature changes. A pencil lead or piece of a battery is not the same as this, and as I see it your experiences do testify to this. And the graphite does not wet to any solder, it comes away as clean as when put on the joint, the heat generated by the tip flows into the wire you're trying to solder where the solder is applied, instead of applying solder to the tip. This means that it can take some time to achieve acceptable thermal contact between the wire and the graphite; liquid solder makes for much better thermal contact.

>NEVER seen a modern cheap iron that has an earth ground rail
Must be an American thing, I don't see any 2-rail irons in Australia.

>what is a DC soldering iron
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>>1331967
If it was copper coloured only after filing it down then chances are you just filed off the iron coating.
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>>1331973
>>what is a DC soldering iron
Something you don't get for 5$ at canadian tire. in fact, the absolute cheapest are usually about 15-20.

>w-w-what if your car electrics go
then you use the little screw on terminal caps after twisting them together. you're just making up scenarios at this point to make fun of me. You're not trying to help you were never trying to help, you're just another fucking belligerent. "carry solder on the tip" literally who but you has ever said to do this, if you had to "carry solder on the tip" they'd be shaped like spoons, not points, and not every fucking tutorial and class ever would advise you heat the work and touch solder to the work rather than trying to ferry big globs of solder on the tip of your iron jesus CHRIST your "advice" just gets worse and worse you chinkshit SHILL piece of trash CUNT people are going to start fucking dying soon if everyone keeps lying to me like this

>>1331977
>plated copper is not copper and does not have the thermal conductivity nor softness of copper
ok then yankee dipshit shill

>you can't file modern tips
then how the fuck did I file it?

>its copper underneath
why's that a problem, old tips were made out of copper, plating them is a recent phenomenon
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>>1331983
>then how the fuck did I file it?
You realized there is no tip. The matrix has you.
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>>1331983
>why is that a problem
>my shit doesn't work
>why is that a problem.
Those tips aren't used anymore because they fucking suck. People throw out their oxidized tips instead of filing the plating off because it fucking sucks.

You are hilarious 10/10
You do very good at pretending to be mad, stupid, and learned at the same time.
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>>1331983
>Something you don't get for 5$ at canadian tire
Why are you trying to be so cheap? You get what you pay for. Most of the soldering stations I've seen use DC for the element itself, which helps both with transients and switching. A few people here will recommend the TS-100 (or similar) iron, which is about $50 and pretty good value since it's open-source, it runs off 12-24VDC. Otherwise the Hakko FX-888D for somewhere around $100 is probably the most popular soldering station on /diy/, and I think they've all got the knockoffs, and this iron runs off 26VDC (the PSU is contained within the station). At $5 you're never going to get anything you'll be happy with, but the closest I've found to a good cheap iron is the 5VDC 8W USB soldering iron, for $4.80. All prices in USD, probably. I bought one to push 28VDC through, I'll be sure to mention how well that goes when I finish.

>"carry solder on the tip" literally who but you has ever said to do this
I know I'm wording this clumsily but:
>how many people suggest "tinning your iron"

>plated copper is not copper and does not have the thermal conductivity nor softness of copper
It has the thermal conductivity of copper, but not the hardness of copper, because it's as hard as the plating. Either way I'm not sure how you projected that far.
>you can't file modern tips
I said nothing of the sort. You can file them, go ahead, but you'll probably ruin them. Any plated soldering iron will often say on the packet "do not file the tip". Heck even the 5V iron does.
>why's that a problem
I never said it was, but it may be a different copper alloy to what's used for bare copper tips that's more prone to corrosion, or perhaps even less wettable.
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Are electric bathroom boilers reliable? what costs can I expect? I was reading the specs of some 50 liters 2kW boiler and it says needs 2 hours to heat up 50 liters to 50 Celsius, how do you calculate how many euros that is in average? iirc my electric company costs like 0.25 or around that sum.
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By the way, my gas-based boiler just turned on by its own will during the night, it made a loud bang-like sound I don't know if it was pressure or something else, I could hear the flame inside even though nobody was using hot water (I'm just me here and I wasn't using water or heaters), it didn't sound safe so I turned it off completely. I never liked gas stuff and getting a technician to check it up would probably cost me as much as a new electric boiler, that's why I'm looking for one.
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>>1332009
>>1332010
Now that's day outside I checked the pressure and it's below 0.5 which isn't good according to the manual.
Under the boiler there're 2 taps, yellow for gas and black for water, I tried to rotate the black one but the pressure indicator didn't change, should I assume the boiler is dead? the LED display still works though.
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You fuckers need to stop this
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>>1331914
>cold heat
just no, absolute wankery
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i have a tv remote with a red LED that won't stop blinking even though no buttons are being pressed what do i do
brand is vivid and the remote model is AT-32HDC1
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>>1332089
>tfw i was the guy in the first that that went back and forth with him a long time
>i havent said a word in this thread

Dude is trolling a decent amount of people, its actually sort of impressive
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>>1332116
I was >>1331262 all the way to >>1332001, but not the guy who brought up fake spaceX launches. What did he post before this thread and where? The previous SQT? Asking about whether a graphite soldering tutorial was a good idea (and ignoring any evidence to the contrary)?
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>>1332120
ghetto diy thread
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A-anyone knows? >>1332077
It's getting kinda cold here...
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>>1332010
>it made a loud bang-like sound
It's called thermal expansion, stop being such a paranoid schizoid.
>>1332077
A boiler will sit around 12psi (0.83 bar) cold, if it is below ambient it vary a bit.
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>>1332001
>all the time people shit on me for saying that cheapo 5$ irons are wildly insufficient
>"HURR Y U BEIN SO CHEAP"
alright then, care to lend me ten grand so I can get a proper wave station?

>>"carry solder on the tip" literally who but you has ever said to do this
>I know I'm wording this clumsily but:
>>how many people suggest "tinning your iron"
tinning is not at all the same as "carrying solder on the tip", you tin tips to protect them from oxidation and corrosion, not to ferry blobs of liquid metal around

>5VDC 8W
yeah im sure that's totally going to get hot enough and not be a glorified hand warmer

>open-source,
physical objects cannot be open source. that's not what open source means. and lmao if you think it's somehow impressive social awareness to make a fucking chinesium rail hooked up to a wall outlet that gets hot by having been plugged into said wall outlet an open licensed design
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Help me guys. I'm getting spooked here.

I just washed the semen-incrusted seat on my chair and I didn't disassemble it to take out the wooden frame inside of it because the whole thing would've fallen apart.
Currently it's drying in the sun and I'm getting worried if it might get warped.
What do?
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>>1332320
>alright then, care to lend me ten grand so I can get a proper wave station?

What school did you go where you were using 10k equipment just for soldering?
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>>1332320
So 8w, 10w, 30w, 60w irons will all get hot enough to work with. You might notice watts are measure of power, not temperature. More watts heats up faster, but says nothing in particular about what temperature the iron works at.

Concave tips are a thing, particularly for smd work.

The open source meme iron is not bad. It's tip have the heater and temperature sensor integral to the tip. This makes tips expensive... But they are nice.

Maybe you could spend $40 on a not piece of shit setup. Amd don't burn out the too this time. Tin your tip properly like mr. Carlsons lab tells you to
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>>1332563
>Maybe you could spend $40 on a not piece of shit setup.

But massa, why come everyone else spend 5 dolla and it work mighty fine for dem?
Wat make dis man not like the ressa us?
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>>1332563
>So 8w, 10w, 30w, 60w irons will all get hot enough to work with.
No.

>>1332514
You expect me to dox myself? Don't worry, it was a small place, but enough to have soldering setups. But If the place was so rich that it can afford soldering irons that get hot enough to be tinned, let alone actually join components to boards, I guess you could find it. These seem to be very high prices pieces of kit.

>>1332563
>You might notice watts are measure of power, not temperature.
Wow, REVOLUTIONARY
Too bad wattage in an electrical setting refers directly to current flow, and in a simple DC circuit only really results in a difference of heat output across all components in the circuit (given no data about any individual component) but even if you wanna do detailed work, your conventional cheapo iron is just a nichrome coil around a piece of clay that you plug into the mains. Wattage pretty clearly ties into the behaviour of the literal single component of the circuit between the rails of the voltage supply.

>Maybe you could spend $40 on a not piece of shit setup.
What ever happened to 5$ setups totally being enough for anything ever?
Sounds like more lies to me. You yourself told me that cheap irons work, and now you're saying that they don't?
Where's your sense of conviction?
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>>1332684
>REVOLUTIONARY
I think the point he was getting to is that a normal non-temperture-controlled iron has an approximately (thermal coefficient of resistance and all that) constant power rating only, meaning the temperature of the tip varies wildly as it is brought in and out of thermal contact with the workpiece. A temperature controlled iron is something that should be an absolute necessity for any faintly delicate soldering, because once it gets up to temperature it shuts off the element, making the element last longer and leaving your components a much lower chance of being cooked. This is probably why many of the cheap irons die; they get too hot and the thermal stress from overheating continuously fatigues the element's wires and breaks it. The extra circuitry in a temperature controlled iron also often includes some safety features, such as a fuse. Solder a MOV in parallel with the element and a fuse in series (before the MOV) if you're worried.

You're not going to get a temperature controlled setup for only $5, but you can get a reliable one for $40. I think you'll find that $40 is a cheap iron, at least it's certainly not an expensive one. Nobody here in their right mind would buy a $5 iron and expect it to last, and I've seen soldering iron recommendation threads here for years. If these are all lies, then what's the truth?
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>>1332684
>You expect me to dox myself?

No
I expect you to continue making a fool of yourself
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>>1332695
>Nobody here in their right mind would buy a $5 iron and expect it to last

But a lot of people do buy 5$ soldering irons and they suffice. Lets not forget that
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Recently was givin a taxidermied frog however its coating of vanish im guessing is half flaked off. Whats the best way to remove the rest without damaging the frog ready for a new coat
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>>1332701
The irons will usually work, and people will buy them, but they're still not something people buy expecting to last.
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Where can I buy a kit that will let me assemble a diesel model engine? I've got some biodiesel from an organic chem lab and I want to use that in a project for a physics class.

Any cheap diesel engine or motor would do, though I'd prefer if I could build it myself.




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