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Welcome to /diy/, a place to:

Post and discuss /diy/ projects, ask questions regarding /diy/ topics and exchange ideas and techniques.

Please keep in mind:
- This is a SFW board. No fleshlights or other sex toys.
- No weapons. That goes to /k/ - Weapons. The workmanship and techniques involved in creating objects which could be used as weapons or the portion of a weapons project that involves them (e.g., forging steel for a blade, machining for gunsmithing, what epoxy can I use to fix my bow) may be discussed in /diy/, but discussing weapon-specific techniques/designs or the actual use of weapons is disallowed. Things such as fixed blade knives or axes are considered tools, things such as swords, guns or explosives are considered weapons.
- No drugs or drug paraphernalia (See Global Rule 1). If you want to discuss something that could involve such things (e.g., carving a tobacco pipe from wood) that's fine, but make sure it's /diy/ related and doesn't involve drugs or it will result in deletion/ban.

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- First ask Google, then ask /diy/. Your question will probably be better received if you do so.
- List available resources (tools, materials, budget, time, etc.)
- Try to use pictures and explain the goal, if possible
- Be patient, this is a slow board; your thread will be around for days.
- Share your results! /diy/ loves to see problems solved and projects completed!

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>launches needles into you're eye
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how did these obviously retarded devices become mainstream
Clever. I'm gonna have to remember that. Maybe I can get my foreman to order a chain vise for the fitting table
What ya making anon?
it was a shelf/rack from scrap to store metal bits and pieces that mounted on some unistrut screwed to the side of the conex

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If you don't want to deal with an HOA, don't move into an HOA?

In my experience you get a powertripper here and there but 95% of the time they just don't want the neighborhood to look like tacky garbage
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That’s not true, there’s plenty of run down shitty areas where people own their homes. Not as bad as the projects or something where there’s zero incentive, but still bad. HoAs are lame because they’re so structured and attract Karen’s, but it’s like some faggots here are allergic to the concept of being part of a community and don’t understand how bad that is.
>had to get them through a mandated company for 2 grand even though most chimney inspection places would do it for like $300
Textbook kickback. This is illegal.
>It's not honest, but it's much!
kek you won’t do shit besides throat boot incel
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Mao and le Pot Man had the right idea about urbanites and their neuroses

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Hose stuck to the fixture. Am I hacking away at the faucet or the hose here?
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Just ask your husband to take care of it.
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Yea wait a minute, what the fuck is going on here?
fold up the hose a few times in your hand and twist. Torque n shit.
It's a ground for a 2 pair phone nid from the 80s. If anyone comes put and does repair work they're supposed to replace it.
Shows a hose with a hex, doesn't know what an adjustable wrench is. Wastes a thread for a stupid question. Take a hacksaw to the fixture and cut your losses.

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at what point do you DIY? a garbage enclosure shed like this costs $500 CAD

I would need to buy wood, tools, plans and spend time building one my self. Questioning whether or not it's worth it.
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> $500 for plastic
Lol, the worst part of it is that it’s for *garbage*
$0 is about the limit I’m willing to spend.

I spent $1.50 for 9 kitchen garbage bags the other day since I ran out of my store of plastic grocery bags since they have been banned here in canada.

… that’s right… we have to buy, separately, single-use, non-recyclable garbage bags now to hold the garbage… instead of the dual use smaller garbage grocery store bags.
73 cents on the dollar
factor in higher taxes and the zillion other things and everything is basically double the price up here
Thanks for the tips and suggestions guys. Ended up getting a screaming good deal on a plastic bin for $300
>Ended up getting a screaming good deal on a plastic bin for $300
I don't think you know what a screaming good deal is... I know that is snowback money, but i have bought good used steel job boxes for less than that.
Do you eBay? Try steel shed and see what you like. The plastic ones are expensive for no reason.

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In /rcg/ we discuss anything & everything remote controlled - multirotors, fixed wing, cars, rovers, helis, boats, submarines, battlebots, lawnmowers, etc.

>How do I get started with racing drones?

> How to build a racing drone (16 part video series from Joshua Bardwell)

>What about planes?

>What about aerial photography, is DIY viable?
Buy a DJI if what you actually want is to take good photos/videos, go DIY if what you actually want is a fun project.

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what range/flight time?
Got about 5 miles on 3000mAh Li-Ion pack. Took about 24 minutes on a calm day. The reason I argue against it is the design of the frame. It's extremely overcomplicated compared to what it needs to be. I've actually stripped much of mine down and swapped parts for greater reliability. These days, I tend to just cruise around with it and take it easy when I don't feel like doing any tricks or changing any batteries. It's not bad, but definitely not the best.
All systems back operational after the fire (VTX, RTX down, RTX left, RTX right). Having to reseal now, probably will take over a week of sealing, drying, waiting, rinse and repeat.

I have a big problem that the VTX runs off a 9V battery (see >>2813354). The VTX drains the 9V Alkaline battery in about 20 minutes. Any suggestions? Should I just hook it to a 3S 11V? It already runs hot on 9V.
coat the vtx in a thin layer of epoxy for insulation and put it in the water for cooling

>In college, buy a water glass at goodwill, looks kind of tacky, just need some glasses for the house.
>Its not remarkable in any way, clear glass, the thickness is a little less than a normal water glass, thicker than a wine glass.
>One night, friends and I throw our glasses across a field into a railroad tie.
>Mine doesn't break.
>Throw it repeatedly on to concrete pad until it has a slight dent in it, and some whitening.
>Nothing ever breaks off of the glass, it ends up slightly dented and out of round after four guys take turns trying to break it.
>Figure its some oddball plastic, heat it up with a propane torch.
>It doesn't melt after five minutes, just gets red hot and the whitening starts to go away.
>Forget about the whole thing for some reason and leave the glass behind somewhere.

Is this something like that superfest glass from east germany? My understanding is that superfest will shatter eventually, this seems different. I don't think superfest will bend like my glass did either.

Any suggestions on what this might have been, and how I can buy or make more of them?
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I don't think that is right, arcopal does not seem to have the ductility of what I had.
The way it failed was something like aluminum, but without the wrinkling I would expect.

Not ruling out that it some organic polymer, but I know my plastics pretty well and nothing about it made me think it was not glass. Some kind of "epoxy concrete" with glass particles as the aggregate doesn't seem impossible, but there are a few two problems with that.

1: It felt exactly like glass, I had it for over a year and I never noticed anything that made it not feel like glass.
2: Getting it to be truly transparent would probably be hard
3: When I heated it up, there were no noticeable fumes.

>btw if i heat up tree root rotter and submerged heating glass in it can i make potassium doped glass? would a vacuum increase penetration depth of an anamorphic solid or would the pressure slow it.

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pyrex™ brand isn't always borosilicate glass anymore
The story I'm referring to happened in the late 90s. I don't know if they stopped using at that point.
Modern Pyrex is now just a brand name for glass. I look for the old stuff at yard sales instead.

Real Pyrex is borosilicate. New garbage is tempered soda lime glass.


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Fishing for ideas to help remove pic related. It's concrete under the toilet bowl, the contractor wasn't very smart and now I need to get rid of it before reinstalling.
I'm currently drilling small guiding holes and carefully chiseling it out, or using a hammer and a splitter.
The bowl isn't crazy expensive or anything, but I can't find it in that color anymore and I really wouldn't want to break it.
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Grinder with diamond rim wheel will get rid of the bulk of concrete in no time. A diamond cup will do that even faster. Wet the concrete thoroughly and place a wet rag on top. Wait a few hours before starting, so that the concrete is soaked and you won't get nearly as much dust.
I literally did this today for de-stressing, to take my mind out of other issues.
This afternoon, doing this, was the first moment in over 2 weeks I was able to relax for a bit. I enjoy doing this handyman stuff and I find it soothing while also being productive, I don't have kids and fuck fishing. It's boring as hell. If you do this for a living, I can understand your point, but that's not my case and I'm not in a hurry at all. I have other bathrooms at my disposal. I can take my sweet time with this and although I really don't wanna fail, but if do, oh well, at least I tried.
you should bring the project toilet into a different bathroom and work on it while you poop in a different toilet
What is replacement cost?
Grind outdoors of course.

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some freak keeps flying a drone over our backyard when my daughter is playing outside. we live in the countryside and don't have many neighbours so it can't be a coincidence. do i set up a drone jammer (outside of my skillset) or shoot it down?
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It's a reactionless drive that uses a microwave cavity to push a spacecraft through unknown physics. Anon seems to have made one in his basement from a commercial microwave and wants the OP to use it to propel a missile into the offending libertarian's drone.
the fcc is a fucking boomer ham operator power phantasy
>look at me mortal, I am licensed by the FCC to operate a ham radio
>what no you can't do that you can't just buy a $20 baofeng and press a button no no no the FCC will get you you need to be a good boy and get a license from daddy government to manipulate EM waves
fucking ham operators are subhuman
Air rifle shot to the lipo battery should fix it. Virtually silent and easy follow ups if you miss. Should make a nice pop when you hit it. It isn't fire season is it?
Shoot it from cover if practical but go ahead, then smash it. Operator won't be recording on their end and can't say shit. Destroy the drone including any memory sticks completely then dispose of it in an undetectable manner like breaking it up into seperate household trash bags and say NOTHING if asked.
If technically inclined a HERF weapons is undetectable and unprovable and could live inside a plastic trash can etc.

Thermostat help?

I have this fucking piece of shit and I have it on manual, but even if I turn down the temp it won't do anything.
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asks a question but gives absolutely zero information about his system, or that he's trans.
what is this chinkshit tstat? you get from alibaba for a dollar? get a honeywel. better yet, pay someone to instill one for you
Is it even hooked up to your AC, retard?
>what is this chinkshit tstat?
>get a honeywel
Fukin' genius right here.
You or somebody else wired it incorrectly.

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How do i join two pipes, each 1 inch outer diameter, without tapping threads into each?

I could see digging a slight notch a little down the pipe and using some kind of clamp to lock around it and hold it together.

What is the name of such a component? I already looked up clamps, and they mostly seem meant to squeeze one pipe around another pipe.

Plus i need the joint to be reasonably strong, the pipe will be under under tension along the axis.
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Well, it's worth a shot.
Dresser couplings are a bigger dick option as well
> But if there happened to be a book that told you the name of every kind of part known to engineering, i'd really like to read it.
Only half-related but during college we used to have a book called Roloff Matek book of Machine Parts. It has nearly all iso normalised machinery parts, names and their common sizes, uses, specs etc. Pretty cool.

Anyway you could try a shaft coupler if your tubes are strong enough. Or slide an 1” ID pipe around it and use hose clamps.
Get a piece of hose, 1" I.D. and two hose clamps. If you can't figure it out from there, ask your dad.

let's settle this
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Before cars people built a lot like this, a lot of this design is just a result of it dating far back in history. Here is stone and mortar, still standing from medieval Italy.
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Red brick Cistercian Monastery in Chorin, Germany.
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Here is an example. Brick, wood frame, and drywall together.
Cinder block isn't brick.
zero brick there

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Get out, do something awesome!

Yes I stole that from the danish guy on survival russia.

Basement dwellers need not apply. Let's see if we can keep the redditors out this time.
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More like
>basement is boring
>outside is boring
>goyslop is boring
Hey /an/on!
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Russian Inferno harvest
I need to get some of those horsebuckets, the black ones to the right in your photo. They stay flexible. I don't remember the company that makes them.
tractor supply

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im in need of some electroplating and everyone raves about the easy to diy nickle acetate route.
But since this shit is toxic and carcinogenic i want to do it the right way.
Does anyone know a simple way of disposing the nickel acetate (and perhaps copper acetate) electrolyte?

Im thinking of letting it crystalise but then what? the thermal route (aka fire) seems not good, since the endgame looks like nickel oxide which is also toxic, but then its fine airborne ash
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Your local government might have a hazardous waste disposal program. It's normally for batteries, drain cleaner, etc, but should accept anything you used for artistic or non-commercial tasks. Call and ask.
Pour it down your toilet. Srsly, who the fuck is gonna care?
Pour it into the dirt in the backyard like you would do with motor oil.
Homeownerchads hate this key advantage rentoids have over them.
There should be a chemical waste dropoff in your area
You could try reducing it to metal if you're feeling adventurous. Add aluminum strips until they dissolve, and the green color completely disappears, then dispose of the nickel powder however you like.
me, i have a septic tank.

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A place for anything to do with Welding.

Post your welds, ask questions and discuss sticking metals together.

IDK I just want a place to talk about welding.

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Short cycle stud welding.
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>be reddit
>make manilest activity of welding gay
the internet was a mistake
also, aluminum stick welding is the gayest
In the trade school I went to there were multiple jewish trannies doing TIG. Everyone else was normal and white. TIG is 100% the gayest
>TIG = Today I'm Gay
>MIG = Maybe I'm Gay
welding is gay

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