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How hard would it actually be to build something like—let's say—picrel? I'm talking about just the body of the thing, not factoring in utilities or anything of the sort.

I'm renting out what's essentially a patch of grass in a shitty neighborhood for around thirty-five bucks a month and was thinking of building myself a tiny hovel.
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>>2786310
An idea of what the exterior could look like.
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>>2786310
>3 bed 2.5 bath
>9 fucking closets
>master bath smaller than other bath
>master walk-in accessible from hallway
>unnecessarily long hallway
I hate this floor plan so much. You'd need to change so much, I feel like you'd be better off just picking a different floor plan. Also don't trust family to work for you, and never work for your family.
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>>2786437
You make many good points.
I personally like lots of closets, and for the ones I don't want it's easy enough to remove them.
Enlarging the bathroom is childs play as well.
I'm not dead set on this floor plan, but after spending a few weeks looking through modern ones I can safely say fuck them, they're over designed to the point of disgust.
The edits you're suggesting are easily made for what it's worth.
And while I generally agree with don't work for your family, or work with them, it's something of a "family compound" we're building. Good reporte between us and a subdividing of rural land.
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>>2781057
> ler. If you get more than a tiny teardrop trailer for a car, you will get blown off the road. Trailer will take you and the car with it. Total everything.
Do Americans actually believe this? See pic related, about a million people in my country tow like this over the alps every year to reach Italy, some at 130kmh, it only fails like 100 times a year but almost never totals the car
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>>2786522
Those cars are pigfat anyways. Weigh more than a truck in the 80s and 90s did

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Any tips on working with copper pipe? I need to do a whole house of plumbing for myself.
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>>2781994
When working with long pipe that has bends in it how are you going to turn the pipe to fit intoa thread? Think about that while your polishing your nipples.
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>>2780602
the tig function on those is usually DC only, so can't do aluminum.
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>>2777217
>If exposed to UV
OH fuck, I have to get those unshielded mercury lamps I keep running in my walls out now!!!!
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>>2780602
You don't need all three electrical processes for hobby use. Most users are better off with a portable 120/240v or a 240v MIG (not FCAW but you can run FCAW wire in a MIG without gas). CO2 is cheapest shielding gas and a cylinder of CO2 holds more than one of MIG mix because CO2 stores as a liquid.

Then (or instead of MIG as it's more useful) get an oxy-acetylene torch which is much more versatile, portable and requires no electric power. You can cut using propane from a BBQ cylinder (which are threaded for CGA-510 aka POL thread to match acetylene regulators). Modern fuel gas regulator soft parts are gasically omnisexual and work with LP, acetylene, and propylene etc. Use appropriate cutting tips. Heating tips don't care. Acetylene is for gas welding. LP etc are for cutting and brazing (brazing should get much more love).

I find it odd that so many moderns unafraid to grill a steak fear gas welding or imagine it difficult. There are MANY great Jootube videos showing explicitly how to do it. You can solder, braze, melt, cut, harden, anneal, bend and more with a torch. No one electric machine does that and despite my collection of industrial welders I often reach for my torch. Jeweler torches do finer work than conventional TIG. The little sets used by HVAC peeps are a fine way to start but buy used US made so you get cylinders you know you can exchange for refill. Some offshore mystery meat cylinders aren't DOT marked.
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>>2780598
it's kind of a lot of flux - that much is just going to drip on the floor - they sell flux with solder in it that is easier

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Have this fan that turns on but doesn't spin, I also don't hear any of the components moving or feel any current going through it at all, is the motor dead? Just asking if it's worth saving at this point.
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>>2786375
This is what I mean by it still turns on.
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yeah idk anon, maybe if you hit it with a rock it will start working again.
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Nevermind, I thought it was salvageable but the motors dead, it's ogre, mods, delete this thread.

Captcha: GRRXD
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>>2786374
There's always is a single blow thermal fuse. Did you have the fan anywhere hot? Or could it have been overloaded with dust?

The fuse will be intimate with the windings, so you may have to do a bit of picking apart. It's highly unlikely that the windings themselves failed.
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>>2786374
the triacs are blown

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>I'm new to electronics. Where to get started?
It is an art/science of applying principles to requirements.
Find problem, learn principles, design and verify solution, build, test, post results, repeat.

>Incredibly comprehensive list of electronics resources:
https://github.com/kitspace/awesome-electronics
Additional resources below:

>Project ideas:
https://adafruit.com
https://instructables.com/tag/type-id/category-technology/
https://makezine.com/category/electronics/
https://hackaday.io

>Don't ask, roll:

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Samefag is posting to himself in his premature ejaculation thread. heh
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post more backwoods deathtrap electrical experiments the twilight of the past thread was a wild time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WavTP2Viovo
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>>2787566
>Even it being just 500ma?
>1100V
lol. lmao.
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>>2787721
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCxj33I-9s0
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>>2788035
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2OImtgX3OY

Does someone know how to build a turmonuclear submarine ?
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>>2781811
it's pronounced nookyooler
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>>2780454
How many smoke detectors are you able to procure?
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>>2780454
Australia doesn't. Just use batteries and coincide drug runs with the new Somalis to make a distraction elsewhere.
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>>2780454
Not DIY fuck off retard non-serious posts should be banned why did you think it was funny you numb digger?
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>>2786398
good job bumping the thread you apparently hate so much. do you not even know how to sage?

Why haven't they invented a ductless clothes dryer yet? I'm at the point of just running the stupid thing outside.
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>>2785187
No, mostly natural gas.
However There is still lots of people who heavily supplement their heat with wood.
It’s pretty dry in the winter, we have no “heat index” or whatever you call it.
The funny thing is, those evaporative coolers aren’t sold here and it’s the most efficient place to do it because it’s so dry. You just have to build your own. Undoubtedly some kind of scam.
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>>2783283
just put it outside in the air works most of the time of the year
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>>2784708
>TWO FUCKING hours

meanwhile my free ~15 year old 30A whirlpool in the basement does it in 30 minutes. the washer is even older.

also how the fuck does a dryer tube even get that bad? Ive never seen one so full of shit like that. or even full of anything at all besides some fine dust coating the inside of the tube.
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I hang my clothing from a couple wires inside and its dry in like 5 hours.
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>>2783684
>People who aren't apartment cucks have clotheslines.
Some do.

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hi anons
I got a PSION ORGANIZER MODEL XP (one of the first pocket computers introduced in 1986) with the ever rare HP BARCODE pen, and a comms link. This runs mostly flawless but coding for it is a pain without a adapter for the comms link that works with modern machinery. Pretty sure the comms link is 24+ pins.

And I got a receiver apart of a larger stereo set, although I only got one of the speakers for it.
SEARS RE-1205 would be the model, with exactly zero instructions. Main issues are the static that is encountered with most of the potentiometer controls, especially when switching functions, the volume knob works fine, but the mode/func switch (AM, FM, FM AUTO, 8TRACK, etc) tends to not switch over to the function properly and needs a bit of wiggling to get it stuck on the proper function. Would this just be loose contacts inside the potentiometer itself? Otherwise the 8track door for inserting tapes is somewhat broken, and the display cover covering the FM/AM display is loose.

Final thing I got is pretty much a vintage "BOOMBOX" manufactured in KOREA by MTC with the model number MS-3022, can't find info at all about it and there is barely any online mention, and the only thing I've found related to it was a larger/more deluxe model with shortwave radio capability (MTC-3030).

Anyway the only thing wrong with this is the tape recording function being broken, and playing cassettes inside of it being broken, I already ripped it apart but can't find the drive belt or figure out why it's not recording onto tapes. The buttons for the cassette player often tend to stick/not work properly too, especially on play/record.

any anons here skilled or knowledgeable in vintage electronics repair?

Picrel is internals of the MTC-BOOMBOX
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ask in the electronics thread
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>>2786172
will do anon

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How can I install mosquito netting on a European window that opens inwards? I live on the 4th floor, so I obviously can't install it from the outside.
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>>2783208
that's a big mosquito
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>>2783269
Other bugs still exist retard
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>>2783290
for you
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>>2783141
Wouldn't know. Virtually every window from the last decade here has them like this. Probably you can order some and retrofit them easily.
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>>2783141
Try to get a metal met and build a frame the fabric ones break very fast

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Is this Fiberglass? Just moved into a place, have bad credit so it's hard finding anything good. Should I do anything about this?

This is my dishwasher
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>>2785576
>Is this Fiberglass?
yes
>Should I do anything about this?
clean that dirty ass dishwasher and pop the toe guard back on, what are you even asking
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It might be missing a couple of small screws that will normally secure it to the dishwasher, the insulation is likely there to make the machine operate more quietly. It might just snap back in
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That comes with the dishwasher, theres sposed to be some in the rear and front to make them quieter.
It came with it.
Its not functionally important but stop fucking with it.

You just moved into a shitty rental, why start taking things apart and making it even more clapped? You obviously dont know what the fuck you are doing so just stop. Its probably not going to be nice, but you fucking with it likely will just make things more effed and then youll never tell anyone and itll be one more fucked toe guard with 3 different screws all stripped on crooked.
>t. Building maintenance

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Does anyone know the best method for making a circular cut into the lower portion of my computer chassis? I know very little about DIY and am not sure if using a jigsaw would be appropriate for this project. I want to conceal a pringles can stuffed with some towels on the bottom so it can be used as an all in one goon device. I got the idea because there's a bunch of usable space inside the chassis. Plus it has a nice carrying handle and would look very inconspicuous when sitting on my lap on public transportation.
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>>2783451
Anon I swear to God if you destroyed a perfectly good not just CRT but full macintosh computer just so you could turn it into a skibidi toilet protogen fursuit iPad holder...
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>>2783451
Now this is shitposting. You should team up with that sexbot guy in the other thread. He's pretty experienced at making hideous sexual contraptions.
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OP wants to masturbate, be gay on public transit. He wants /diy to help.

No
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>>2783451
Don't do it anon, the plastic brittles with age.
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>>2783451
what the fuck did you do to that mac

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How to make perfume myself. I really enjoy floral ones and chloe, Rose Damascena. But it's a bit expensive. Is there cheaper alternatives or ways to make it myself ?
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There's a lot of clone fragrance companies that do a decent job. Check similar scents and reviews on fragrantica.

Making your own that's anywhere near as good as commercial ones is impossible, many of the ingredients are restricted use or outright banned in (your country) and can not be imported in raw form. Ambergris, for example, is illegal in the US. You're pretty much limited to essential oils and synthetics to DIY.
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If I could drop a recommendation for a good clone company, try Alexandria Fragrances. Their stuff is pretty good, but I find some of them taste a little too "edible" like, I like the smell but I want to eat it. Some don't have that problem like Dapper 1959 is really good for me.

Just order a sampler set first.
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Creating perfume at home can be a fun and creative endeavor, but I must advise against using unsanitary or potentially harmful materials like feces or ants. Instead, I can suggest some alternative methods and ingredients to achieve scents reminiscent of your favorites, Chloe and Rose Damascena, at a lower cost.

1. **Essential Oils**: Essential oils are the building blocks of perfume and can be more affordable than purchasing pre-made perfumes. You can find essential oils of rose, jasmine, or other floral scents to mimic the fragrance of Chloe and Rose Damascena.

2. **Carrier Oil Base**: Mix your chosen essential oils with a carrier oil like jojoba oil or almond oil. This not only dilutes the essential oils for safe use on the skin but also helps the scent to last longer.

3. **Alcohol Base**: If you prefer a spray perfume, you can use a high-proof alcohol like vodka or perfumer's alcohol as the base for your perfume. Mix your essential oils with the alcohol and let the mixture sit for a few weeks to allow the scents to blend together.

4. **Experiment with Blending**: Play around with different combinations of essential oils to create a scent that resembles your favorite perfumes. For example, to recreate the scent of Chloe, you might blend rose, peony, and magnolia essential oils.

5. **Research and Learn**: There are plenty of resources available online and in books that can teach you more about perfume making and scent blending. Invest some time in learning about fragrance families, scent notes, and blending techniques to create your signature scent.

Remember to always perform a patch test before using any homemade perfume on your skin to ensure you don't have any allergic reactions. And while experimenting with perfume making can be fun, it's essential to prioritize safety and hygiene in your ingredients and methods.

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Have problems getting started The yeast I am using will not activate? Old? Wrong Kind?
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>>2785952
There's a whole general on it bro. Hbg. The catalogue is your friend.
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>>2785960
look at OP's pic. he's not the smartest guy around.
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>>2785960
I figured it out- Just picked some white chunks from the girlfriends panties ( she has a yeast infection) and now it`s doing fine. Starting to work as it should.

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When electricity prices peak during the winter, buying firewood becomes cheaper than electric heating. This got me thinking, would it be viable to use the heat generated by burning wood to generate electricity as well?

A steam engine doesn't have a great efficiency in turning heat into motion, but if heating is the primary reason of burning wood, the amount of heat "lost" to the building around the engine isn't really lost at all. And with heating taken care of, a 2 horsepower engine producing 1 kilowatt of power would be enough to run the rest of the household appliances as a bonus.

I looked into steam turbines as well, but apparently the steam would have to be extremely hot to avoid reducing their lifespan. Steam engines on the other hand are way less picky about the heat and moisture, and have greater tolerance for manufacturing imperfections. The main issue I can think of is how to get the pistons tight enough that no steam gets out, because any moisture escaping the closed loop of boiler-engine-condenser could cause moisture damage to the building. So, what do you think?
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>>2785447
Indeed. Gasification was used because ICE are close to an order of magnitude more efficient than single-expansion steam engines so it made infinity more sense to convert available fuel to something usable in an ICE than use incredibly inefficient piston steam engines, which are only about 5% efficient. >>2782569 is an absolute fucking retard for suggesting using them, a fucking TEG (thermoelectric generator) can do 5% efficiency without moving parts, I cannot over emphasize the complete and total retardation of that steam faggot
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>>2782569
>Everything worth doing has been done
If I had a penny for every time this was said in human history.
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>>2769103
why buy wood? just burn free shit. like neighbor's houses or trees in local park
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>>2783017
how much watt has one of these ?
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>>2769103
>When electricity prices peak during the winter
Is this some hellhole-specific thing? I live in a house now but two years ago and before that I lived in various apartment buildings and they used electric baseboard heaters which were on a separate meter. They were charged a discounted rate versus normal residential electrical usages. Baseboards were charged 6.5 cents per kWh while everything else was 9.5-10 cents per kWh. We don't have time of day pricing or anything. I hear places like California are insane these days though and also want 50 million people to all drive electric cars on top of it lol.

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Where is the best place to obtain such products?
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Bumping for interest

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Any diode laser owners here? I tried engraving some leather and the edges look like shit, and I can see lines in the engraving, despite setting the engraving to 15 lines/mm. I adjusted the eccentric nuts so it travels a little smoother but I haven't tested it yet. I also don't know how tight the belts should be but they're not saggy or anything like that.

This engraving was done with a 1.6w laser (Aufero laser 2's standard laser)
1000mm/s
100% power

Idk whether to slow the laser down, use less power or whatever else and I don't have much material to test with so any suggestions would be helpful
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Use a test grid to figure out what settings look best for the material and your laser. Put that grid on a scrap piece and then keep it somewhere as a reference.


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