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How do you prevent your house from becoming radioactive?
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I rent
not my radiation, not my problem
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>He believes water can be radioactive
Wait till I tell you what they cool nuclear power plants with.

>plus radon is much denser than air causing it to stay in the basement.
How the fuck does it rise up to the basement in the first place? It's like saying bismuth crystals are going to start spontaneously growing out of my concrete instead of efflorescence.

>That's why mutts have a radon problem.
We have a "radon problem" and determining "radon problems" is the problem itself. It's make work to get homeowners to update their bank rentals so the bank doesn't have to pay for it when they die without paying off their mortgage.
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Do really expect me to believe that red squigglies are worming into my basement just to hang out on my floor? And the solution is to vent them through my roof? Lol nice try.
tell that to ohio

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How would you paint black or darken the metal frame on pic related?
I've tried a couple of methods so far:
>Hot bluing
Not the results I was expecting. Too light tone and not that scratch resistant.

>Epoxy paint (Rust-Oleum Appliance Epoxy)
Looks great but not durable at all. The paint just comes off too easily.
Is there a primer I should use or special paint/method?
I've consider cold bluing, but the liquid is quite expensive. Also some say the piece smells bad after going through this process.
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buy one with a black rim. what are those like $20 at walmart?

second is 3d print one

third sand and acrylic paint.

treating the metal depends on what metal it even is. do you know?
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There is duracoat too which is air-cure but not quite as durable as cerakote, but it's not like it immediately flakes off or something. Any other methods you are talking about sending in parts for chemical processes. Some jewelers may be able to do some stuff.
G shocks are like $100-1000
>buy one with a black rim
The one with the black rim is quite expensive, and not available in my country. Besides this is /diy/
>3D print
could be, maybe I could do a mold to cast another material
>acrylic paint
Is that durable?
>what metal it even is. do you know?
I think it's stainless steel

I remember that lolbertarian nutnfancy shilling duracoat some years ago. I'll look into it

What happens if I dip it on black expoxy glue?
Is that stainless steel?
You might be able to rust it with bleach (or other chemical depending on the grade of stainless), then hot-water treatment to turn it into black magnetite.
After that, you also have a good painting/dye surface.
I mean dye, as in what they do with anodized aluminum to get the black color,
Thin coats and repeat is the key.

loaking for uhm.. sewing patterns for male clothes., can any diy bosses send some patterns for shirts maybe jackets maybe hats., anything truly I’m brand new
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I use Pinterest to find my patterns.
Take cheap, unwanted t-shirt
Turn it inside out so seams exposed
Remove stitching
Disassembled panels are now a pattern
lrn2draft nigga

try asking in the sewing thread :3

I've been having multiple mental breakdowns in the past two years and I'm moving out of my apartment next week. What can I do to get my deposit returned at this point? I fixed the holes in the wall but I feel it still looks a little "off"
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Damn bro I just wanna leave a suggestion here man.
>mental illnesses should be treated before going out of hand by punching holes in the walls
>mentally ill people should have no problem seeing their mental illness and making appropriate decisions with a mentally ill mind
>you clearly aren’t able to post clearly and have life difficulties because you have schizophrenia which I’m inferring is a deficiency that causes you to struggle with normal life
>but mental illnesses don’t cause people to struggle making rational decisions
>but they do if I can turn that into an insult
Lmao what a retard you are. Or my maybe like I said originally, your post could have just been a symptom of your own mental illness/retardation.

Almost guaranteed you make a comment about post length where before you made a comment about not having things explained concisely because it’s clear you’re a massive faggot.
Doesn't matter as tenant doesn't have to pay to replace 2+year old carpet no matter how trashed it is.
or an open can of tuna fish

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I have seen several videos of people using them. also looked into buying them online. at $300 and up, I just decided I would build one.
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I want to stick my dick in it.

currently we have 7. we are driving to pick up another ewe lamb this weekend. we are also expecting another birth within a week or so. this should put our total at 9.

my apopgies for not updating. we had an extremely busy weekend. I did work on the picker a little bit, but not enough to justify a photo op. I will try to get it finished, update and allow the thread to run its course.
>drop spinner
why not a spinning wheel

I also do not understand the use of a drop spindle in 2024. The few times we have spun small amounts by hand, we used my wife's Ryobi drill. perfect speed control, predictable results and we don't have to keep restarting our spinner by hand.

obviously not a method that would/should be used for making any bulk, but for a few yards here and there, it works perfectly. it also makes multiple uses of an already owned tool.
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i made a spinning wheel last year
it's a shittier version of this
drop spindles can be fun for children though

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Idiots on Reddit didn't believe me, so here I am.

Pool noodle rotted my joist in 2 days??

I'm going to start a workout in my unfinished basement where I do some step-ups on a stool. I don't have a lot of height and my head has to go between the joists, so I thought I had a brilliant idea to guard the edges with some (brand new) foam pool noodles. See the photos.

As life goes, I put just one up two days ago, and came back today to put up a few more. I decided to move the initial one, and the piece of the joist under the first noodle is now wet and rotted?? A chunk actually ripped off!

What in the world happened? It's not like the foam noodle was wet, and the joist appears dry like the rest of my basement... save this one suddenly-wet, suddenly-rotted spot?

I'm now beyond wary of using pool noodles on the joists, which I saw online in the first place.

What happened, and so quickly?

1.) I now know about bark wood

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just go back already and stay there

I did. It crumbles under my fingernail. No screwdriver needed.

I've been here since at least 2010. Were you even born yet?
>Thanks again for not just laughing. I don't want to eff up my home's structure with something so absurd.
That's OK anon, it's normal to be super nervous about your home's safety. That's just your inner Hank Hill guiding you, I tell you hwat.
>I've been here since at least 2010

LOL. if you aint been here since the beginning you are still a newfag. shutup newfag

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Something like pic related, but with more modern things like ESP32, LoRa, etc
Projects for things that can work in situations as simple as the power grid being off for some days, or mesh networking a farm, to the end of civilization.
There is nothing related to survival based on that. Are you high? Maybe a door shotgun trigger.
I mentioned using an electric shock instead of primer for gun and what did i get? a ban.

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>Would /diy/ build
let me stop you right there
No, Next question.
>Ventilated facades are very metrosexual, they have a huge bugman aesthetic
Kek, I gotta agree with that. Ugly shit.
>and I've never seen them on single family homes,
I have on two or more like one and a half, since that's an old duplex and one half got a tumor added onto the back of it. Rare as fuck overall.
>This kinda sucks because for all you know it could be the wood glue in your neighbour's shitty furniture
I would more say it was our shitty furniture. We had a lot of the original garbage that was falling apart.
>and you're suffering collateral damage as a result of that.
I was suffering collateral used qtips falling through the ceiling from the dude upstairs because the holes in the slab around the radiator pipes were "30 and ready to settle down" y'know. Wild building, I fucking miss it, so far ahead of its time in many ways yet so far behind in others. Would've been a good apartment to renovate if it weren't for someone being granted permission to build 3 massive blocks across the narrow one way street. Vertically, the sound insulation was horrid, but horizontally well I didn't believe I had neighbors on the floor, you could've told me the apartment over was empty and I'd believe it, to say the least. No idea how they managed that level of sound insulation in 1991.
I'm in Finland and all houses are required to have like 30cm of foam. Houses in the countryside are also wood famed. Idk why people here say that's an American thing.
That's why we're also required to have forced air ventilation running 24/7 with heat exchangers nowadays. It makes winters a dry hell in new apartments. Indoor humidity hovers around 10% on very cold days. But I guess its better than mold.
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>Idk why people here say that's an American thing

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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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looks like an old 2-stroke expansion chamber, so absolutely fucking not.
just let it leak until you've saved up $50 for a new one.
Normally, putting a cover over leaky garbage just results in slowly leaking garbage with a temporary respite. To really fix a problem, it has to come completely out and then get replaced by good weld. If it's an old piece of shit machine that's not going to last much longer anyway, then go for it. It's just not going to work for long.
I wouldn't be attempting to fix it if I could find a new one, trust me
So grind it completely off and weld in sections? I'm trying to avoid fabricating an entire new segment because I'm sure I'd fuck something up
Maybe not completely off if you know where the leaks are. If you can find the fault line, just opening that up enough to get a good amount of fusion between the two parts is enough. Basically your actual weld doesn't penetrate very deeply, so if you can create the conditions to weld deep by actually starting further into the metal, it'll be a much stronger weld. Plus if the fault is still underneath, it'll keep exerting pressure against your shallow cap until it breaks through again.
I ground it relatively flat and can identify only one leak point and I was sure there was more of them, looks like I'll need to do a cap pass on the entire length

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How much water hose would I need to have it in direct sunlight and have a continuous flow of hot water?
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13.472 miles
I got one of those tankless water heaters.
It’s cold here, and the water comes in at about 7 deg C in the winter.
You get hot water out of the thing to have a shower only if it’s in “golden shower” flow, like being pissed on.
Too vague. Without further information, the answer could be 20 feet or 300 feet.
Where do you live?
What time of year?
Cloudy or clear sky?
What is the flow rate of the water?
What is the diameter of the hose?
What material is the hose?
What color is the hose?
What material is behind the hose (is the backdrop thermally reflective or absorbent?)
What is the starting temperature of the water?
What temperature does the water need to reach for you to consider it "hot"?
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you forgor outside temp senpai
I have a 75 foot black hose, it provides hot water for about 5 minutes then it gets cold again.

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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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read the first hundred pages of "Wiring Simplified".
It's available for free on internet archive
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.

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This is meant to be a friendship bracelet but there's a lot of gaps in it and I don't understand why
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OP looks like a bug
When I was younger and in school we had these rubber bands that we'd wear and they'd be called "shag bands" and basically if you were to break someone's else's shag band you were supposed to have sex with them. Good times.
i asked your mom and she said you are lying
yeah right. mom said your email failed verification so i know you're the lier

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Anyone know a way to scan a book without unbinding it?
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Theres an app called Genius scan that will scan with your phones camera and make it black & white and skew things back to square to compensate for your camera angle. It's really nice. Probably time consuming but you know that.
Looks great, but seems to phone home about everything. Probably not the best for sensitive stuff, but good enough for everything else.
Great, now i want to build one of these.

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Are you gothic arch pilled?

>stronger than conventional equivalent
>less material
>easier to put up building (standing arches)
>flexible design
>make huge buildings without large timber
>very diyable
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>pic rel
Literally me. I even got a rose-quarts from her. Damn, why do I miss her so much.
Rose quartz is nice, hang on to it. You can use it as a reference hardness tester for mohs 7 by scratching other samples with it. Anything harder is likely to be a gemstone
Damn, didn't know, thank you Anon!
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The harbor freight Deluxe
oven in the summer, thats why i couldnt live here you need proper insulation

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I hate the phillips screw
these black little shits always break, bend, destroy and spoil
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T-27 does sort of piss me off. And then a ton of more budget friendly torx sets will be skipping the T-27 or a bunch of the random sizes. Allen is kinda the same, except I don’t see nearly as many odd ass sized Allen keys, like I could probably go my whole life without encountering a 7mm Allen, but that T-27 will pop up again eventually.
Can the janitors please stop being so fucking lazy
Used by automotive engineers to fuck mechanics six ways to sunday, retards at BMW motorrad had put them on the immobilizer antenna on the ignition lock, the problem is that all the antennas were getting fried when disconnecting the battery, the cherry on top is the medium strength loctite to lock the anti unlocking bolts. It took only 7 years to fix the problem and switch to a new antenna.
>I hate the phillips screw
im with you bro.
Robertson square heads for life
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Most ignitions have some sort of security bolt these days. The one upside is that it’s in one of the few spots on a car where shit doesn’t get rusted and seized. I’ve run into those snapped off ones a handful of times, Dremel a slot into it or hit it with some Cobras and it should come out.

Picrel shows the snapped off screw with the slot cut into it holding the ignition module on this thing.

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