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Welcome to /diy/, a place to:

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/diy/ I am making my first wine out of 3kg of grapes. More info here: >>>/ck/9458493

So, my question is, how do I know that I need switch on secondary fermentation?

>Day 8 of primary
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Thanks. I will probably switch tomorrow
Did others enjoy the taste of the first thing you homebrewed /diy/? What did you learn from that experience?
Live beer never goes flat. Neither does your gut. It was nice having 16% ABV, that way I could have one beer and be done. The next time I popped the swing top I had a bubbling brew ready to go. The farts can be a bit unsettling, but life's a gas.
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I decide to do it today

There is less fluid than I expected (I probably didn't squeeze grapes enough)

Pic, it is 6l bottle
yikes, not the best choice of container, tall form would have probably been better, and i like to avoid having that much headroom, not sure how much that matters though. how do you transfer? mouth siphon?

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where do you buy your work clothes? most of my work clothes have been ruined by recent painting jobs, and winter is coming so i'll be needing a new wardrobe.

i used to just go and buy cheap walmart clothes and replace them all the time, but it's so much better to get some good brands and take care of them. this summer i got lazy and now everything has fucking paint on it, going to remedy that with my next batch of clothes.
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>whites are better than Red Wings

They're not. They just cost more.
Not I'm my experience, bought a pair of Red Wings and they made it for a little over a year, my Whites boots are 2 years strong , still going, and I'm still doing the same kind of work.
Experiences differ and it probably depends on the type of work you do, but if you take care of and oil your red wings they'll last for years. I got one pair that's been around for 5 years doing all manner of work, six days a week. only had em resoled once.
>most of my work clothes have been ruined by recent painting jobs

Why were you painting with paint corrosive enough to eat your clothes?

It's a fucking work site, not a fashion show. Paint on your shirt doesn't matter.
i work in a lab, just wanted steel toes that vented well that i could also just wear as an everyday shoe

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So, recently started getting to the machining field, and I've seen this book recommended as a resource. Question is, is the newest edition really necessary? Or is it like college textbooks where they change a picture and a couple sentences, then call it a new edition and sell for as much as they can squeeze out of you? And if that is the case, how many editions can I go back and still be useful when working with metal?
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Open the link, click the download button at the top, it PDF downloads a PDF.
Libgen is a big popular website for school text books
Also machinist here.

>Literally any version from the last 30 years will do you just fine

This is the truth. Try to find a used one.
okay, whoops. dl'ed it first as a torrent file and tried to open it that way.

thank ye kindly
anyone got the 30th print edition?

i've got 21,22, and 23 and they all fit in the center drawer of my kennedy toolbox - are the newer editions the same size?

or am i supposed to store my gun in there?
Newer ones are a little bit thicker than the 20th edition one I have.

>not toolmaker master race

But ya get a used ones, im sure some retiring machinist/toolmaker has one that you can get for cheap.

Its pretty useless if you don't know what information you're looking for

I think the last time i opened mine was to find the depths of some classification threads or something equally nonsensical that nobody knows offhand.

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chainsaws get me hard. show me your saws.
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+10 on Echo. Surprisingly good machine. Maybe best value for $ out there right now.
I bought an older Mcculloch from a garage sale, the thing is practically brand new but hasn't been used in years. The only problem is I can't figure out how to adjust the damn carb where it's idle is stable. I've looked at every youtube vid on carb adjustment and nothing I do makes it idle normally, it either dies, spins the chain at full power, or dies when I apply any throttle. Should I just give up and take it to someone who knows what the fuck they're doing?
Sounds like one of the little vents in the carb is gummed up. For what it's worth, I use Stability in all my gasoline mixtures.
*Stabil. Fuck Tim Cooke and his faggot brigade.
yes and have them show you and if they want to be a dick about it (ugh we cant allow you in the back) then go someplace else that will

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So I have a job opportunity as a gutter installer. I did it before but as a helper for about 2 months. Thing is that I will be on my own, except for the first few days. She's defiantly going to give me a shot. But it can be difficult to initially hang a long gutter solo.

Any advice you can give me? Techniques? I'm not sure if I should back out or give it a shot.
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Make/buy something like a crown moulding clip to Hang up the far ends
>Any advice you can give me?
Sure, you are not going to make much as an installer. It's a basic job that can be handled by just about anyone, and your pay will reflect that.
Best advice is to learn the process (if this takes longer than a year, quit) get some contacts, then purchase your own seamless gutter machine and truck. This is the best possible outcome for a budding "gutter installer".

I wouldnt buy that shit. you could take a coat hanger and bend a piece of metal into that same shape and a loop for a screw. you dont need this "professional tool" to just HOLD one end up as you fasten the other. hell you could even use a piece of copper wire scrap that you might find on the jobsite. fuck paying for lazy devices like this. this is DIY bitch!
this is good advice and he wont listen
Keep a few tubes of gutter sealant to hand. If you mess up your first few jobs and things aren't 100% aligned, you can fix a lot of things with that instead of redoing everything.

Landlord won't pay for plaster and this shit isn't coming off the wall. Will it be alright to tile straight onto it?
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That's called a chisel.
No we have castles and sometimes live in small apartments to not make any tourists jalous.
So in other words, yes.

Poor people do.
>Landlord won't pay for plaster
Pretty sure they are obligated to fix that, legally. Question is, how did it get to that state?

It will come off the wall though, with a hammer and chisel. Takes a while though.

What would be the best way to tattoo this image(without the lettering) without having it looking like an huge mass of black ink on your back? Thanks
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Pretty sure he's a NEET, no adulthood inbound.
>Pretty sure he's a NEET
You're right.

>Hmm. One guy wears a navy blue blazer, the other a black suit, the third a grey suit.
That may work actually.
it's pretty meaningless if they don't look the same imo
Best way to do this would be to have all the block black suit areas as heavy triple thickness borders and the inner area should be either left blank or line dithered.
>hur dur social norms r slavery

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bump limit reached on old thread >>1242891

https://www.wiki.printf.pl/index.php?title=Pasta (fresh)

>I'm new to electronics, where to get started?
There are several good books and YouTube channels that are commonly recommended for beginners and those wanting to learn more, many with advanced techniques. The best way to get involved in electronics is just to make stuff. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty.

>What books are there?
Getting Started in Electronics Forrest Mims III
Make: Electronics Charles Platt
How to Diagnose Fix Everything Electronic Michael Jay Greier

All New Electronics Self-Teaching Guide: Kybett, Boysen

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Blown caps, number one cause of monitor failure.
>Any ideas what I should look for?

you're looking at the wrong board. you wanna examine the ''power supply/inverter board'' coz all the bad things happen on the nigger side of town.
I thought it sounded weird, but the place where I got the schematic was out up by some Indian guy, so I attributed it to translation quirks. I'm sure it sounds like it makes sense when they say it in their language.
So the capacitor from supply to circuit, and resistor from positive to LEDs?

There is literally nothing on the screen, so it is not the backlight.


That's what I thought, but none of those caps on that board looks blown


The power supply is external. It comes in as a 20 VDC and the input works fine. Unless you're talking about something else...

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Long story short, need storage. Live in Southeast Kansas. Need shipping container or semi trailer.

How much should I expect to pay? Would a container fit on a lowboy so i can go pick it up myself and save on shipping for the shipping container?

Storage ideas or tips for this?

Probably throwing a pad of screenings down and setting the container or trailer on top.

Likely will just start welding trash to the walls for shelves to get my fucked up garage cleaned out for the bulldozer.

Any anons have any tips on what to look out for or how to get shitty old ones cheap?

Do the roofs leak much?

How to dress up the outside so it doesnt look fugly?
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I don't mind it. Been all over the lower 48 and here is as good as anywhere else. I would rather have beers and a bonfire in a backyard then overpriced bar drinks around a bunch of edgy hipsters. You have to make your own fun sometimes but I am a redneck tinkerer anyway. And hell, I don't even have locks on my house. Got 4 cars i only lock when going out of town.

My car has had the windows down next to the sidewalk for 2 weeks with a new carburetor and intake setting in the seat.

Pic related I just took 5 feet from my truck at work. Beats parking garages and degenerate homeless all over the place.
Anon. Thank you for this
Do you know how tall it is?
Shit, nvm 8'6.

That means if i get a 20 footer it should be well under 13'6" (standard truck height.)

I think lowboys ride what like 3-4 feet off the ground max?

$2,100 for a used 20 footer and i would pay for fuel to get it 2 hours north.
If you're thinking like an equipment low boy their decks are like a foot off the ground. A step deck is around 30" on the lower portion or standard deck over trailers you'd pull behind a pick up. And a regular flat bed or skate board behind a rig is around 4 feet off the ground give or take a few inches. If you're container is under 9' tall you can easily get one on most trailers with no issues on height.

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Any /diy/ musicians here? Have you ever built or modified an instrument?

This is my latest project built almost entirely from scratch, it looks a bit rough but I like it that way.

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So life shti happened between this thread and last thread about this pink tuk tuk I bought on alibaba where I asked you guys how to install extra batteries into it. allot of you wanted to see the underside of it so here ya go plus pics of the side stickers and back. Also a preacher of all people paid my mom for one he is hoping to get in gold I shit you not...
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And he's advertising more for sale.
jesus h. christ, it looks like a tricycle humped a shipping container and gave birth to it.

you need a "drive a tuk tuk, the world becomes your bathroom" sticker on it.

OP if you got one with corrugated paneling and marketed them as "mini mobile shipping containers" they would probably sell like hotcakes on this board.

Thats actually a cool idea like... a shipping container with a small asymetrical cockpit on the top right of it so you can navigate it through freight yards or something. maybe it could move with belts under it so it wouldnt need big wheels and they could be stackable
whats the battery voltage?

have you thought about putting a wind generator on it?

they make them for sailboats.
Standard configuration 40Ah*5
(continuous driving 60-80km)
Arbitrary choice based on
customer requirements

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Hello my dudes

I've an end-terrace garage (pic) with an internal concrete panel (not solid) wall and brick external rear and side wall with a metal sheet roof and door.

The garage is fine to store a car and other things in but after a few months anything in a box or just with a leather/plastic surface develops a lot of mould on it.

There is some ventalation in the rear of the garage in what is basically a 4 inch gap along the rear of the roof. This doesn't really let rain in but it's hardly ideal.

I'm considering:

Insulating all internal walls and ceiling.
Insulating the back of the door.
Installing proper vents into the side/rear external walls.

Would anyone know if this would actually reduce/fix the problem?
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Vents might help. Insulation will not, as it is not a conditioned space.
I don't know if the mould is a dampness issue or condensation build up with hot days against cold walls. My thoughts is it would create a barrier that is sealed (kingspan and similar materials are foil lined on both sides, and are taped together with aluminium tape, for example).

I suppose I could run around with a mastic gun too but I've always found insulated walls a lot normalised in terms of temperature as oppose to a concrete or brick wall, in any temperature weather.

Thanks. Would one-way vents that act like dehumidifiers along with insulation work? Or should we only run with vents?
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I could fill/insulate gaps like this, for example.
>dampness issue or condensation build up

Which gets me wetter, a shower or a bath?
Er, a bath. Why?

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What can i salvage from a ctr TV i found
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>he doesn't play fighting games with a 500mhz refresh rate on an oscilloscope, literally seeing his opponents moves before he has made them.
there's copper wire wrapped around small transformers , in the degaussing coil and the coils around the valve , used to strip loads at a time when everybody was throwing them out and sell for scrap but did make a dream catcher for my g.f from some of the different colours of number 2 copper wire . or you melt the pure number 1 copper and cast it into something
the idea is that the only latency is that which is imposed by the signal having to go down a cable and to the screen, and the screen is a particularly fast device

modern high def displays have computers in them so even if you use sd video it's still running through that interpreter which can introduce lag, and a variable amount of it

iirc the gold standard to smashbabbies is using component cables (the R/G/B one)

an older flatscreen has so little lag that it's unnoticeable and probably on par with a CRT anyway but a modern smart tv has like a whole half second of delay sometimes, its sometimes unplayable in really twitchy games
I'd say that too if I couldn't beat Dark Souls
Your soul, if you leave it alone.

How much can I deviate from these tags? I mean surely these are there only because of ecology and warranty. Jeans won't shrink like in a cartoon when washed on 60°C instead of 30°C right?
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the icon actually says wash at 40, they are suggesting to wash at 30 because it's more environmentally friendly (the washing machine will consume less since it doesn't have to turn on the heating elements at all).
and if I want something more eko and animal friendly?
Clean them with piss or even just fucking straight water will do more then those environmental detergents
well at least piss isn't tested on animals... i think
Washing clothes in water is for retards. Make yourself an ultrasonic evacuated chamber (10^-4 mbar should do the trick) if you want to live in civilization.

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