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Australian wiring question, or, "How Bruce burned his house down".

I have a regular feed and a "controlled load" feed in my house.
Currently my water heater runs off the controlled load, however my solar/battery system does not feed into it, so I want to change it over to the regular feed.
It's got a MOD6 circuit breaker switch in the meterbox, with a single thick red wire running into the bottom, and a thin red wire coming out the top.
Am I right to assume the thick wire running into the bottom is the controlled load feed? And to switch it over, you'd disconnect that wire, cap the wire, and then run a regular feed wire into it?
Is it that ""simple""?
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That might cost you a bit, I'm in New Zealand.
NZ and Aussie share the same wiring rules.
DIY-ers over here are allowed to do certain small electrical jobs, it's the Electrical workers unions in Aussie that are there reason why there is such a strangle-hold on what a home-owner can do.
I think you're getting confused with the regulations and acts that enforce who can and can't perform electrical work. A union fights for the rights and conditions of workers and ensures a fair days pay for a fair days work. Scabs can get fucked.

t. Proud ETU member
>a fair days pay
t. $120 an hour
Not sure who's being paid $120 an hour but sign me up. A homeowner might get charged that per hour but they're paying for a tradesmans skill and warranty on the work.
>DIY electrical legal in NZ
>Lower rate of house fires compared to Aus
Face it, kiwis are just smarter then you Bruce.

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The design for this thing is so compelling, but most of it is a gaming thing. What features would you have built into it for doing real things with it while having your hands free?

Things I can think of (besides radio, mp3, clock, messaging, etc):
- Network monitoring: ping when some device just signed in to the home wifi (people are back home)
- Scanning for wifi fransmitters (bugs)
- tracking GPS
- mesh network
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a pipboy as presented in game/show would be complete garbage.
I was thinking something more along the lines of star wars stuff like what bounty hunters use a lot, just a screen the size of a phone with half inch depth slanted screen so its a triangular prism.
The extra depth allows for a better computing chip, storage and all of that.

As for addons, all the regular stuff, but I'd have a battery port so you could have multiple charged batteries that you swap out, that way you can go camping or something and not need electricity for it. I also envision customizable options, like adding a lazer pointer, a sparker for camp fires, compass (I'm very outdoors oriented) but really just doo dads you can add on.
Ooh, you know what I miss? Those slide out keyboards from old android phones, i'd have that instead of some shitty touch screen.
stuff like this guy said, really you'd be making this for professionals, not your average person. If I were to make somehting like a pipboy it'd be aimed at people going to trade schools, so you could have an electrician's version or a plumbing version, etcetera.
Those people would actually probably love it and the fact that it'd be on their forearm means they can keep their hands open.
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The Poketetch
that's just the apple watch garbage
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only wrist apparel from a video game that's worth getting
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>Pip Boy
The future is now, old man.

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Welcome to /pjg/, the general discussion thread for piss jugs. What is the status of your piss jug now?
>Piss jugs accumulating?
Find uses for old urine in this thread. Stories welcome.

Piss Jug FAQ

Why use a piss jug?
>It does WONDERS for my sleep, as opposed to getting up and walking out to the bathroom.

What is the chemical formula?
>Human urine consists primarily of water (91% to 96%), with organic solutes including urea, creatinine, uric acid, and trace amounts of enzymes, carbohydrates, hormones, fatty acids, pigments, and mucins, and inorganic ions such as sodium (Na+), potassium (K+), chloride (Cl-), magnesium (Mg2+), calcium (Ca2+), ammonium (NH4+), sulfates (SO42-), and phosphates (e.g., PO43-).

Why does piss have a suffocating odor?
>When the body breaks down proteins for energy, it releases fixed nitrogen that has to be dealt with. The body turns it into urea and excretes it. Urea and water form an equilibrium reaction with CO2 and ammonia. "CO(NH2)2 + H2O <--> 2NH3 + CO2" Therefore, when urea is dissolved in water it slowly converts to ammonia, giving piss its suffocating odor.

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>no, in physiological conditions there shouldnt be any or very little.
this is true but it's not sterile AND presumably the bottle itself may not be sterile i.e yeast. we brew many things (sourdough, saison beer) from the yeast just floating in the air that happens to land in your brew. I believe wine is also made this way (i.e. yeast for wine comes from grapeskins)

What concerns me about this story is not the sterility, though, it's what was the yeasts feeding on. When you make wine or beer or whatever... it's sugar that they feed on, of one form or another. Presumably there is sugar in the urine, which "sugar in the urine" in the Latin language is the word "Diabeetus". Food for thought.
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>"sugar in the urine" in the Latin language is the word "Diabeetus"
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Any sink pissers in the thread?
I poured expired hydrogen peroxide in a piss jug. Reduced the piss stink.
>piss in bottles because I live in the 3rd floor of a share house and am too autistic to go to the bathroom on the 2nd floor because I think it will bother everyone
>usually make midnight runs to the bathroom to dump my piss bottles out weekly
>one week I somehow find a girl at a school that wants to fuck me she comes back to my place
>my hand touches my rooms door handle when I remember that it’s Friday afternoon and I have a weeks worth of piss bottles nesting all over my room
>ask the girl to wait outside my room for a second while I tidy it up she looks awkward but says “…okayyy”
>get in my room and start panicking because I have like 20+ piss bottles and know there’s no way to dispose of them without her knowing
>have an idea just start opening the piss bottles and dumping them out my window
>halfway through apparently some lady walked her dog under my window and I poured my piss all over her
>she screams and then gets super fucking angry and starts knocking on the door really loud
>ignore her and keep dumping more piss bottles outside of a different window in the room
>finally done leave room to get the girl
>she had left through the back door while waiting
I still wonder if she somehow found out I was dumping piss out the window or if she had been planning to rob me and just gave up or something

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I have a big yard with a nice view, I want to erect a pull up frame for gymnastic and calisthenic exercises. However, I don't want it to be an eye-sore whenever I go outside. Something that I can put in place and remove at any time with relative ease.

My idea is digging the holes out for the 2x4s, first putting cement in and throwing in some kind of metal seat or holder that I can slip the 2x4s in and out of. They would be tight enough to hold them strong, but wide enough to fit maybe a wedge of some sort to make sure they don't shift while I'm exercising on them.

Pic rel. is the idea.

What kind of contraption can I fit into the hole to seat the wood and are their better ways of going about this that I'm overlooking?

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This answer is better than mine, very practical thinking!
>stirrup mounts
what are these? i just get saddle stirrups when i look up pictures
weld plate with nut to bottom of bollard in the bottom of the hole have the lead screw attached to a electric motor to be remote activated or just cement the lead screw into the ground for manual mode. motor spins the lead screw sucking down the bollard down the nut with the screw going inside the bollard. the manual version you spin the bollard yourself till its down to the ground
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That's a lot of work, why not just make a aluminum frame?

Just make an upright frame and have the feet of the two sides have this kind of design. Have the main bar go through the middle or something and just be able to move it freely when ever you want to.

They even sell hammock sets that look pretty much like something to do exercises on, just modify that.

I wish I could remember what the fuck the feet are called, it's the feet where it's spirals out in 8 directions.
There is no way you are going to put up with the bullshit of assembling and dissembling this pullup bar frame every day. The hole will fill up with water constantly. You will find dead animals in it. As another anonymous mentioned, it's an ankle injury waiting to happen.

Build a pergola or a decorative arch or a gazebo or something and just use it to do pullups.

Hell, making a free-standing pullup bar is better than a removable in-ground frame.

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how do i make my room better?

also male living space thread
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>dips bars
>dips ring
Not optimal
I enjoy your cats Hitler stache
>not one single object is even a foot away from the skirting board
mancore as fuck, stay manly
do what i do, own too many things and leave them all over the floor and punch holes in the walls out of increasingly frequent outbursts due to vanishing contact with other people and poor socialization
i am breathing in drywall dust everyday and my brainpower is waning as isolation and overeating processed deli meat take me under
sometimes my dinner will just be a baguette with garlic butter on it or i dip bread in ranch dressing
i am struggling to get my new thermostat working after replacing it because i threw a large ball bearing at the old one
there is a large pile of clothes on my floor and some are ripped because i bent over to check the gas in my lawnmower while mowing
schizoposting is all i have
Getting something like a dresser to put your butt plug in and not just leave it on the floor would probably be a good start.

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Nobody wants a 2-part sticky edition


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)


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I think he has it rigged as 6 6S1P packs, and there are 6 plugs to attach packs to. 3 on top, 3 on the bottom. My own quad does just that with a 6S2P configuration. Both plugs go back to the ESC battery pads.
but how the fuck does 6S6P even fit on a 7"?
i assume he was doing packs from 18650s?
Yup, 36 18650s.
Yeah, it was pretty stupid looking, and I bet it actually lost range at that weight. I can just hear Flying Battery Zone playing in my head...

I'm laying carpet and underlay in my room today. Is there anything I should know to avoid that may cause me a headache?
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Pros all have bad knees because the tool you're thinking of is actually this and just kicking the shit out of the carpet really hard.
When you're finished installing yours, want to come over and do mine? :^)
If you carpet guy is doing your whole house with a knee kicker then get a new carpet guy, anon was talking about a power stretcher.
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Yes I was.
Wow, your floor is so uneven, that you have to put your furniture on your desk?

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lucky me I think I developed swimmers ear or something after a trip to the ocean. the ear pain sucks enough but it's also putting pressure on my jaw hinge making it literally impossible to sleep. to top it off I have to catch a plane in the morning so 0 chance to go to the doctor for proper treatment.
is there anything I can do to effectively mitigate for the pain and swelling besides tylenol or am I just fucked until I can make it to a clinic?
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you need antibiotics like z-pac ... if you go to emergency room it will cost you $500 and waste your time ... just find a cheapo "clinic" that serves the poor, sign in, pay the cheapo $15 cash to see some nurse practitioner, and you'll get your prescription, go buy at drugstore and you're all better for under $50
I'm the same way. Many of these opiates are a step or two removed from being morphine, but in some, the liver doesn't produce the right stuff to metabolize it, so it just passes through. I have taken codeine before and it did effectively nothing. Gotta get straight morphine or it's basically inert.
Same anon.

It's no coincidence that they tell us right in their face what they do. A definition is descriptive in mainstream dictionaries, based on the actual use of the word. Unless it's a law dictionary, then it could be pre/proscriptive. Although it's down to how the living man chooses to define. If left undefined, then the other definitions may stand.

I'd say actual doctors are doing just that, manipulating nature in an unnatural way. How I used the words is at issue: I explained my definition. That a dead guy had another definition in his context, is his issue, and if you choose to use that definition, then that's for you to do.

Language has been manipulated so that everyone is given informed consent, whether they are 'aware' of it or not.
You could go to an STD clinic and get a shot in the ass of antibiotics. The nurse will like oogling your cheeks, and you'll get your infection resolved. Everybody 'wins'.
You should mix it with water first. It’s also possible for those bubbles to cause extreme pain.

I do this too

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I've got 200m of 4 core mains cable. I'm making an extension reel for single phase 250v mains. Do I;

1) Leave the forth cable doing nothing
2) Double both live and neutral with no earth
3) Double live but single neutral and earth
4) Double neutral but single live and earth
5) Double earth but single live and neutral
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Remember the ones with no tab to tell which way it was supposed to go? Fuck PATA!
> sends DM's on 4chan
> 2 phase
It's split-phase.

Numerous others have already slapped your face for such a mistake. I have, at one brain farty day, used the term 2-phase, and got visited by heath ledger's Joker, who thought I was now his best buddy.

> 250v is perfectly normal
> Stoves get 400V 3 phase connections, big water heaters get it
> run 3 phase to the house just for the stove

We just physically connect 2 16A breakers together and then run 5x2.5mm for a whopping 7.5kW total
>> run 3 phase to the house just for the stove
Yes. It's been done since the 70s here.
>physically connect 2 16A breakers together
Sounds jank can't you just put one 32A?
>and then run 5x2.5mm
That is the standard three phase outlet cable...
>for a whopping 7.5kW total
So jack shit compared to a true three phase outlet.
But he's completely right. A 4 wire cable like OP's pic has the colors of L1+L2+L3+PEN. Not sure where you'd use one that thin in a domestic setting really. Outbuildings should be on TT earthing anyway (N and the PE is just a rod at the building which is never tied to N).
Both of those would melt my house's cables, god damn.
How small is your house that you can heat it with 18kW anyway?

I've been unemployed for about 5 months now and I'm looking for a way to keep busy until I can find a new full-time role.

I worked a lot of blue-collar jobs as a welder, cabinet maker etc when I was younger, then I changed cities and got into white-collar work. I now live in an apartment and am wondering what kind of stuff I could build or create on my 10m square balcony as a way to keep my hands busy while i look for more work.

Probably can't use many power tools living in an apartment, but I'm skilled with a drill, handsaws and many other hand powered tools. would love a bit of inspiration/motivation guise.
Build yourself a real house
Join a makerspace
I’ve never been bored in my adult life, I have so much shit to do it’s not even funny. I can’t imagine what that’s like.

As I get older, I find myself reaching for hand tools more and more. Making jigs, set-up, etc for the cabinet saw or band saw is more trouble than it’s worth. Or even cleaning off the drill press table holding bottles of glue and whatnot is too much effort.

I’d try and get on as an apartment maintenance guy. If the place is run down, landlords are always looking for cheap quotes, and since you live in the building, you’d probably be able to offer a discount anyway.

Oh, I forgot the main point…
They might have a maintenance room workshop/receiving area you can use for whatever building/project purposes.

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What do I use my dad's large sockets for after he dies? As you can probably imagine, each set has a ratchet, breaker bar, some extensions and sockets. I only remember seeing him use the 3/4 set once or twice when I was younger.

picrel is an example for attention
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>3/4" breaker bar at Tractor Supply for $2
You got anymore of those $2 breaker bars? I'd snag a few at that price!

Also if you're farming why don't you have a full set of 3/4" drive sockets. You're not some hobby farmer are you?
We use the 6 point ones in a machine shop to secure vises
If you ever need them you already own them. I rarely use mine at home but would not be without them. Key to a useful workshop and tool stash is methodical tool accumulation over time.
Yeah I am
Those are for working on heavy equipment. I work for NJ Transit(passenger rail in the state of New Jersey) and for some heavy jobs at the MMC complex we need 3/4 or 1 inch drive sockets. Heck even though I work there, I almost never use such large drive sockets because I am not stationed at the Jacks, locomotive shop or heavy repair.

As a regular civilian you likely don't need them especially since you are asking online. You could sell them or trade them online for tools or something else you may actually frequently need and use.

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On a scale of 1 - 10. How difficult would it be for someone to build this structure on their own? No plumbing and I would hire a contractor for the concrete slab and an electricity.
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How hard would it be to DIY a pool?
it depends on the type and finish. You can dig a hole and throw a liner in it and call it a pool.
??? You don't need a crane to build a house let alone a pissant shed like that
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I did this alone.
If you need to ask online, you don't have the skills to do this on your own. If you are not proficient at carpentry it will take an insane amount of time and it will also look like crap.

Is there any reason I cannot do this to save some space in my small apartment?
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not if you played the videogame Nier:Automatica
our toilet water is drinking water, unlike in your third world hellhole
>xhe drinks toilet water
>"Damocles washing machine"
Do you use a stepladder to reach the controls?

*blocks your path*
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I've had a mouse get into the apartment via an old-school radiator on a wooden floor, and so I'd like to block the area up in this one particular spot. Pic related is a good idea of the worksite. I have the idea to get a metal plate, cut a circular hole with tin snips or similar, and then adhere the plate to the wood (in two cut sections). I am soliciting general technique tips. Haven't had the actual problem for a while but I want the hole plugged up anyway as a further deterrent.

Is the general idea sound? What's a good adhesive to stick a metal plate onto wood? Is there a preferred metal relative to a certain glue? How can I go about cutting/stamping the plate and getting the hole right? The tin snips I have on hand would produce a crude cut on an appropriately thick material, I think.
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It's the space between the floor and the pipe. If you can stick a sharpie in it, a mouse can fit.
Fill the hole with steel wool, this actually works, they don't like it, just like I didn't like getting scrubbed with it when I was a child.
>so it's not going to burn up from the steam
euro radiators are like 40-60c
you'd want something that'll last through many hot/cold cycles
is what I meant, I guess radiator pipe holes being "30 and ready to settle down" is a more common sight than I thought
what a pathetic oversight for something so easy to fill during construction, especially in an apartment building
>If you can stick a sharpie in it, a mouse can fit.
damn they are that flexible?
>damn they are that flexible?
Fun fact is that there are smaller mice

Chop the steel wool with a pair of beater scissors first, the sharp edges deter them a lot more. Steel wool from the box usually has long strands so fewer pokey bits.

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