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Please help with the problem >>1491366
>Washer leaks but stops leaking when I put it on delicate cycle. What do?
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Just as there are standards for fasteners that make it easy to decode dimensions, thread pitch, etc. by part number, is there such a standard for springs?
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>>1491393
No. Just length, spring rate and max extension for stretch springs / max compression for compression springs. If you cut one in half the spring rate doubles. That's all I know about springs.
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I don't like hauling around my 300mm calipers so I've decided to get some pocket calipers. Are the cheap ones accurate enough for woodworking? These are the ones I'm thinking about getting. It's the cheapest one with a locking mechanism.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mini-Brass-Sliding-Gauge-Vernier-Caliper-80mm-3-25inch-Pocket-Double-Scale-Ruler/283166753508?hash=item41ee0dc2e4:g:vpEAAOSwfBFbmIvj:rk:44:pf:0
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Two motorcycle questions. I have a 1982 Honda Magns

1. I've just been told that I should lubricate my carburettor diaphragms with sewing machine oil, but I couldn't find any information about that online. Have you ever heard of lubricating carb diaphgrams?
2. The same guy told me that even though it's a four stroke, I could add a bit of transmission oil (same as engine oil in this case) to my fuel to help lubricate the engine. Any thoughts on this? What ratio of oil to fuel would you use?
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>>1491501
I should add with the second question that this bike has a reputation for poor oil flow to the cylinder heads.
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I'm installing some lighting for a cabinet and want to attach an aluminum channel for some LED strips to the bottom of a glass shelf. It won't weight much and I'm thinking of just gluing the channel on. Does anyone have any recommendations for a clear adhesive I can use or installation tips? Where I attach the channel will be visible from above, so the prettier the better.
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>>1491501
1. I only know a bit about 4-stroke Rotax engines. They are coming with Bing CV carburetors and no diaphragm lubrication is required.
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>>1491501
Ask /o/.
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>>1491501
>lubricate my carburettor diaphragms
that doesn't make any sense

the gas side will get washed off and if it's so inflexible that oil makes it better it should be replaced
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>>1491501
/dbt/ might be helpful on this
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Anyone know where I can get an aluminum plate cut and drilled for cheap? A 300x30x3mm plate with some holes drilled in.
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>>1491390
Post model and serial#. And pic of leak
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I want to build a simple lever press for getting oil out of olives myself, and other liquids out of other things, too. Yes, I know you can buy simple cast-iron presses from China for cheap.

It seems the most common press was called a trapetum, which was two hemispherical stones in a basin that ground up the olives, and I guess simultaneously pressed the oil out of the pulp. I don't exactly have the room or skill to go carving 300lbs of stone, though. I have seen simple presses that use a class one lever, with a basket of olives as the fulcrum that you press down, so I'm gonna try that. Since I need a really heavy anchor for the end of the lever I plan to cast it out of concrete and use PVC to cast in the slot in the middle. Everything else is pretty simple: a bucket with holes in the bottom, a press plate cast out of concrete with some kind of pole in it. The hard part is how to connect the lever to the press pole. Since the connection point will vary based on the volume of the bucket, how do I connect them?

Pic related.
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Need help cleaning fridge coils. I moved the fridge and cleaned off the back. Then I removed the grill / bracket in the front, and pushed in a little duster broom - but there was no dust. I looked underneath and its just plain metal... Whats up with that? where are the coils? how do I get to them?

And what is that plastic white thing hanging down? it looks like i'ts about letter size paper ( 8x11 ). Did I break something?
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I went to use this after a decade of never being used and the piston was frozen in place. I managed to get it moving using 3-1 on the rod and down the rod hole but it was still jerky and required much effort.
How do I fix this? Can I take it apart and lubricate the piston ring I assume is inside?
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>>1491501
sounds like you got fuddlored.
leave your carb diaphragms (and your carbs in general) the hell alone. nothing is supposed to go into a CV carb but fresh gasoline and clean air. old dude's probably thinking of dinosaur-era SU carbs with oil-filled dashpots.
also, this is a 4stroke, the gas/oil mix doesn't go to any places that need oiling.

>>1491503
'under-oiled' is a myth founded in the true and inevitable consequence of running a cam-in-block engine so low on oil that the oilpump starves the camshaft and it smears the bearing journal. once this happens even a little bit, the camshaft chews down through the head unstoppably. filling the oil back up doesn't do anything except to quiet the horrible knocking down enough to sling it on craigslist as 'needs carbs cleaned'.

(ps. flowing a massive surplus of oil to your heads in an aircooled motor is stupid. the valve train doesn't need it, and now your oil temperature will skyrocket.)
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>>1491815
looks like the typical vise handle joint would work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zXfydde_nE
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>>1491467
hook scale maybe?
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>>1491390
wear more delicates

>>1491507
be advised that LED strips will generate a bit of heat, and choose your adhesive appropriately
DAP clear window/door/siding sealant might be good, it claims 400°F endurance,
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We've got a ceiling fan/light fixture and the bulbs in it tend to flicker or dim with no discernible pattern.

The fan and the lights are hooked up to different dimmer switches, and I've heard that dimmer switches tend to unreliable in the long-term. So is that the likely cause of the issue or is it more likely that the fixture is getting old?
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>>1491861
>where are the coils?
If there is a fan underneath in the back, it pushes air through a condenser coil formed into shape that allows the fan to do the cooling.
You may need to remove the hardboard/cardboard cover on the back at the bottom.
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>>1491865
Disassemble it number 11 in the diagram is the plunger. The plunger is usually made of rudder check to see if it has hardened or has been damaged.
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HOW THE FUCK DO I ORGANIZE TOOLS AND SHIT

IT'S A FUCKING MESS

I CAN NEVER FIND ANYTHING

GOD HELP ME
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>>1491975
A light fixture doesn't have much to it, check if the contacts are there and connect, check if the wires didn't break. If these are not the problem the dinner is more likely.
Did you maybe add a LED bulb lately? LEDs can't be as easily dimmed like traditional bulbs.
You can dim them to some extent but eventually they just go out. You'd need a pmw signal to dim them for their full range.
Also possible that the dinner if it's a potentiometer is just old. In that case replacing makes more sense. I'd say check the easy things first and if that doesn't help get a new one.
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Fuckers keep smoking down stairs and it comes through the vents and probably cracks in the floor. Yes or course I have tried to ask them to stop and call the landlord. Nothing is making then stop. How do I prevent the smoke from coming up?
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>>1492105

Plug the holes, add a filter to the vent.

Or be a decent human being and convince them to stop. To be truly effective you'll need to stop the cause.
Also if there's a lot of nicotine coming up they lower your apartments value so you have a reason to make them stop or can make the landlord take care, they will not want to loose property value.
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>>1492098
Drawers, pegboard, organizer inlays for tools. Signs and colours can help as well.
File them away. Make a logical system. Clean it all once and then stick to it.
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>>1492098
labels you write on and stick to drawers

large akro bin buckets for various things, one for hammers, one for pliers, one for snippers, one for screwdrivers, etc.
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>>1491390
Why was I born?
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>>1491503
lol that would never make it into the cylinder head. Like others said ask the daily bike thread /dbt/ on >>>/o/
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>>1491900
>(ps. flowing a massive surplus of oil to your heads in an aircooled motor is stupid. the valve train doesn't need it, and now your oil temperature will skyrocket.)
Isn't that how the motor is cooled though?
Instead of a coolant as a heat transfer medium that then travels to a radiator to be cooled by air doesn't the oil serve the same purpose as do the fins on the cylinder head?

>>1492057
Thank you anon. Does part 2 & 5 thread on?
It also looks as if the handle threads to a small threaded rod (8) and that assembly then threads to the long rod (9) and then a nut to keep the piston assembly on.


>>1492098
By having ocd. Hang up peg board and buy a bunch of hangers at harbor freight. Group like tools together when I possible. Make sure every tool has a home and have discipline when putting them away. Don't chuck it back in there. Periodically go through everything to see if you need to shuffle things around.
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>>1492103
no LED bulbs recently. I don't think I mentioned, the dimmer just plain doesn't work anymore, it's either on or off now.
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>>1492156
Your weren't.
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>>1491996
I took the back off a while ago, and did vacuum off whatever was back there. I thought it was a fan/engine though - but I don't really know my way around a fridge.

Any idea what that white plastic hanging down is?
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>>1492167
Yes number 2 and 5 thread on. Number 8 is a return spring that was on some models.
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>>1491501
>>1491503
The fuel is usually the lubricant. Generally don't need to add any oil to the fuel ( But if necessary 150 to 1). With your added remark to the second question from the service manual it look like the oil is only filtered if it goes to the main bearings on the crankshaft. So look at the oil quality or any debris that may be clogged in the oil passages.
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Help me /diy/, you're my only hope.

I picked up a cheep Chinese precision screwdriver set because my more expensive kit with a ton of removable drive tips is actually too thick and chunky for a lot of jobs.

Anyway, it has this round driver in it. It's literally just a round cylinder tip and has an illustration of a clock with an X through it.

Wtf is this for? Google dotcom had no answers.
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>>1492587
here's a better pitcher
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>>1492589
is it magnetic?
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>>1492592
I thought so at first but no. I found it on ebay etc and in the item description it says "1 x round head screwdriver"
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>>1492594

it's a punch, it has a million uses.
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>>1492594
This ebay description says its a magnetic pick up tool.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/162295375403?rmvSB=true
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>>1492167
i put white colored drawer liner in the bottom of my tool box drawers.
makes it alot easier to see what whats what in there
i never understood the trend of always having black drawere liners in an already dark, crampt space where multiple small objects are being stored, presumably for ease of organization and access
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>>1492587
>a clock with an X through it.
>>1492640
>This ebay description says its a magnetic pick up tool.
clock with X - keep away from (mechanical) clocks and watches
magnetize balance spring - watch stops
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>>1492637
I guess so, still seems weird and random thought

>>1492640
nigga they're makin that shit up because they don't know what it is either. it's not magnetic, not even a little bit. and why the hell does it have a weird picture of a clock designating it. just weird.
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>>1492654
because you don't put magnets next to clock mechs
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>>1492659
it's not magnetic anon ;_;
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how the fuck do i break the wheel on my tractor free? it's a JD B. I have a giant ass wheel puller hooked up to it, pulling with a pipe wrench only got me so far. I go out most every day and hit it for awhile with an air hammer and PB blaster before i leave. I've heated it up three times with an OA torch but couldn't move the fucking thing

what do i do next? how the fuck do i move 70 years of rust?
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>>1492660
maybe its been demagnetised.
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>>1492666
Start by removing the lug nuts.
I kid but I honestly have a hard time believing there's nothing more than rust gripping it that hard.
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What are some food-safe adhesives/epoxies I can use to repair a ceramic bowl? Bowl broke and I kept the pieces since they were large enough, but I can't find anything suitable at Walmart.
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I have a lot of tool steel sheet metal that is 1mm & 2mm thick. I'm doing all manner of projects with it and I use cutting discs to shape it. I don't need to bend it. I'd like to drill holes in it without annealing it. What is the best drill bit to use for this? I have a drill press and cutting fluid. Would 8% cobalt HSCO jobber work? I don't have proper equipment for using carbide.

>>1492688
Guess why it is so fucking cheap?
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>>1492740
Most of the time tool steel is in the annealed state, so it can be machined then hardened then ground (if needed). Prehard is sometimes used, usually around 40 rockwell, which does machine pretty well with HSS. Saves the hardening step if you don't need it really hard (60 rockwell+). You should be OK with regular quality HSS drills, keep an eye on them and touch them up when needed.
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>>1492772
That should be read "regular, QUALITY, hss drill"
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>>1492726
cyanoacrylate? It's used in surgery and should be pretty damn safe
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>>1491390
Used wax for the first time and my desk attracts quite a lot of dust. I could swipe it every 3 days and take off a noticeable amount (although the desk itself is grey so it's noticeable only when collected with a cloth). It feels a little tacky although it's been a long time since I waxed it. Did I perhaps use too much wax? What do I do if that's the case? If it's not the case, is it simply how wax is?
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I have a sandisk clip sport mp3 player that broke some time ago, the screen does not work (it's just white from the backlight) and it appears unresponsive to all button inputs. it also will not produce and sound through the headphones.

Does anyone know where I can find schematics for this thing? I don't really know what exactly the problem is. I don't think it is the screen itself, battery, or headphone port, and I don't think it has to do with any of the buttons or the card slot. So it seems to me like maybe theres a bad solder joint somewhere, a chip is damaged, or a small surface component is broken.

I have dropped it a few times, but these drops never caused problems. the device broke on an extremely hot and humid day, so I'm afraid that maybe a short occurred.

What should I do to diagnose and fix the problem (apart from buying a new one)?
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>>1492773
>>1492772
lol This is fully hardened tool steel, HSS bits just turn to mush with not much but marring to the workpiece.
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>>1492779
wax on,
wax off.
you missed the second part. buff hard with clean rags until they stop picking up wax.
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Looking to get a benchtop bandsaw. Looks like a lot are hot shit, but the Rikon 10 inch has pretty good reviews, and then i saw it's more powerful brother with a better motor and some other nicer things for about $60 more. Anyone have any experience withbenchtop bandsaws? I make chairs and a bunch of other things out of wood so I figure this will make my life a lot easier.
https://www.rikontools.com/product/10-306
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>>1492785
I love these things (I had like 4 Sansa Clip+s).
For schematics, might have some luck on the RockBox forums, but that's more about the software.
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>>1491390
Does anyone have tips for a new inexperienced construction worker? I got hired off a good reference for an interior finishing job. I have a bit of experience with tools from high school but way below the level of the rest of the new hires. What got me wondering is today I had my hardhat on the able in the lunch room and was told not to do that. I didn't ask why and I'm usually just trying to follow what the rest of the crew do.
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>>1492978
unfortunately I don't think rockbox supported the clip sport so I don't know if there will be its schematics there, but I'll check. thanks for the pointer.

by the way, what do you use now and what would you personally recommend? If I can't fix my clip sport, I may get another or try something a bit different.
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>>1492985
>I had my hardhat on the able in the lunch room and was told not to do that
ask why. sounds like they just messin with you
>I didn't ask why
you need to ask why. but they're probly just messin with you.
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>>1491390
FUCK ITS COLD

Its freezing below zero outside and my thermostats fucking retarded

(Pic Related.)

>Honeywell thermostat for central air/heat system.
>less than 5 years old.
>i have it programmed on a 7 day schedule to be 69°F during the day and 70°F at nite.
>fuckign thing is always putting itself to sleep or something because i wake up in the middle of the nite freezing my ass off
>go downstairs and check the thermostat
>it's like 66°F in the house. fuck
>thermostats supposed to automatically control the heat and keep the house at 70°F
I have to get up 3 or 4 times a nite to go push the "run" button to activate the fucking thing.

Why does it go to sleep like this?
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They’re not just messing with you. The hard hat on the table, or any headgear on a dining table is unsanitary.
General advice from a manager in construction - always stay busy, walk with energy and keep your job site as clean as you can. A lot of times people don’t know if you’re doing everything correctly but anyone can tell when things a sloppy and look like crap. Good luck.
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>>1493019
>hat on the table, or any headgear on a dining table is unsanitary.
ITS A CONSTRUCTION SITE. NOT AN OPERATING ROOM
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>>1493016
Ever think of having it serviced???
Or just put in a new one??????
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>>1493064
no, of course not. What a ridiculous idea.
I have complete faith and every expectation that random anonymous people on the internet can divine the solution.
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>>1493066
Ok.good luck anon
hit it with a hammer. Works every time
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>>1493016
It's going to the pre programmed energy saving mode that's built into the thermostat. You can override it by turning the temperature up manually or turn the temperature up manually then press the hold button. It will keep it at that temperature until you push the run button.
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Want to get myself a drill so I can stop borrowing my grandad's as I'm doing more and more DIY work around the house recently (hung a new gate, putting up shelves, hanging doors, etc.)

Just wondering if I should get a regular cordless drill or an impact driver as there's a couple of minor projects I want to do that involve masonry drilling (want to put a couple of eyebolts in the ground outside and a ground anchor for my motorcycle, might involve 6 or 8 holes at most)

Would I get away with doing that with a regular drill with a masonry bit or would I need an impact driver? I've never drilled concrete paving stones before.
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>>1493120
depends on the drill you gonna buy and the money you are willing to spend, also how much you are willing to spend, me and my father build a whole (8m*10m) howse with just a milwaukee m18 and a hilti hammer drill so it is certainly possible. you can generally get about 300 work hours out of a m18. but again it depends on what you want to do exaclty and how much you are willing to spend.
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>>1492798
Then you would have a hard time even with carbide and a good rigid machine.
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>>1493012
It's common sense that you don't put your dirty hat on the table where you and others eat. Same with your tools.
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>>1493120
an impact driver is a powerful screwdriver. what you're looking for is a hammer drill.
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>>1493145
>>1492740
>>1492798
I got an 8% cobalt jobber and it works perfectly.
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What is the best metal file and pattern for shaping a hammer face that has shallow dents and flare that needs removed? It is a second hand, homemade hammer that's about 150 years old and looks like a mushroom, but the mushrooming isn't too bad and there's no cracks or spalls. I'll be using the file to reshape a few chisel points and heads as well.
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Where can I buy a shit ton of mini leds without breaking the bank? I've tried looking on aliexpress but I'm either using the wrong search terms or what I'm looking for is actually 3 dollars a piece. In looking to have maybe 50 running at once and I know they shouldn't be that expensive.

The ones I'm talking about are small enough that theyre typically soldered directly to a breadboard.
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>>1493094
>pre programmed energy saving mode that's built in
>makes it so it doesnt work as the end-user desires
>makes it so you have to use a work-around
>that uses more energy than if it just operated normally to begin with
energy saving appliances were a mistake.
but i suppose the builder/developer received rebate incentives for installing this shit.
stove top is the same way. trying to heat up a pot of soup, and the fucking burner turn off/on randomly. wont just turn on and stay on a set heat, it constantly fucking turns itself off
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I've got end grain to end grain glued together for a dice cup and it needs sanding. I know the joint isn't strong but I have to sand it flush and I want to know if the joint is weak to twisting motion or thrusting motion more.
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I got an old welding table were the top is a 4x4 plate of mild steel and it's pretty rusty. Im going to clean it up, but how do I keep it from rusting again while it still being conductive? The only thing I can really think of is galvanic primer, but then its zinc fever city and most of the coat would probably be burned off pretty quickly anyway.
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>>1493151
That's a HSS drill. A good one. If it's drilling perfectly then you aren't "fully hardened", probably aroung 40RW, prehard, machinable by HSS. Your other drills must be cheapos.
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>>1493195
>if the joint is weak to twisting motion or thrusting motion more.

If thrusting means pushing the glued joint together it should be incredibly strong. If twisting tries to shear the joint, that will be less strong. a bending force or pulling force is more likely to break end grain glued together, because as you said, it's not a great way to join wood.
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>>1493199

I just lightly sand mine whenever it gets too much splatter build up. I'm using an AC arc welder and conductivity seems to always be pretty good so long as there's a bit of pressure between the piece and the plate.
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>>1493203
>I just lightly sand mine whenever it gets too much splatter build up.

and some vigorous scraping, obviously.
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I'm looking for some reasonably priced, very durable cloth. The dimensions I need are 2' x 30' (or larger sizes that can be cut into multiple pieces of the correct size). Any recommendations?
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>>1493203
>Prevent rust
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>>1491390
Anybody know where I can get small electrical engines online? I wanna try building a small robot and have the engines in his joints.
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>>1492799
I did buff off, a few hours after each layer and been buffing it recently several times but now it seems I can't pick up any wax, yet the surface feels a bit tacky. Did I not buff it hard enough right after waxing perhaps?
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>>1493200
It is HSCO, which is mid-range. HSS is low, HSCO is med, and CARB is high, but brittle.
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I need to change out a defective thermostat, however the new one I bought has an RC, not an RH connection like my old one. What do I do?
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>>1493462
>the new one I bought has an RC, not an RH connection
It sounds like a COOL only thermostat
Most heat and cool thermostats have RC and RH.
what are the terminals for the other wires marked as?
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>>1492580
Thanks m8
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>>1493462
The new thermostat may only have 1 power in. Do you know if you have one or two low voltage transformers supplying the thermostat? How many wires are supplied to it?
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>>1493143
>300 work hours out of an m18

Different anon, but good to know. I bought an m18 probably a year ago, and only really use it for homeowner kinds of projects. I've probably put a good 50 to 65 hours on it, but I can already see it wearing out. It's nice to know that it still has 80% of its life left.
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so I'm between an electronics and mechanics associate career. been reading the curriculum for each career but I wanted to know more from guys that are already on the trade
I wanted to know the day-to-day of any mechanics/electronics guys lurking around, how was the place where you learnt all you know, all that stuff
thanks in advance
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>>1493214
Durability of a cloth is determined by the material it's made of, as well as the type of weave used to make the cloth. So felt isn't very durable because it's a compressed synthetic fiber, but leather is naturally durable. Synthetic fiber can be very strong though, if woven properly and tightly.

I would recommend leather, denim, or a heavy canvass. All 3 should be available at Wal-Mart for cheap. Any craft store will also have what you're looking for, just go down there and see it and feel it for yourself.

Also, fabric is usually sold as 54" wide by however long you want. A 54" width and 1 yard length is referred to, simply, as a yard.
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>>1493528
Thanks!
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>>1492641
It depends on what the tools you're storing are and what they do, ie how dirty they get. Black works great if you're a mechanic working on cars, white will be useless after awhile.
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>>1493247
electric servo motor might be what your looking for
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>>1493169
aliexpress should have them literally for pennies a piece by 100 count.

i got like a pack of 100 leds for less than $10 on Amazon i think.
aliexpress is way less on everything.
i believe there is a sticky or an /electronics general/ thread that has a list of online vendors for electronics stuff
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>>1493067
im about to hit it with a hammer all right.
and smash it into pieces
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I need a bunch of things (plug and socket) like a 3.5mm jack, but doesn't need to transmit anything, so effectively they could be made of plastic for all I care. I just need them for their staying power when plugged in and ease of pulling out, if that makes any sense? It doesn't really need to be that shape, but something similarly sized that will stay when plugged in but not be hard to pull out. If you guys don't come up with anything, I might just end up making a mold and casting some fake plugs and sockets or something.
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>>1493544
forgot to add a picture for visibility dang it
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>>1493153
depends on how much material you want to remove with each stroke.
i use a rough cut bastard file to sharpen machete blades. it can remove the material pretty quickly depending on hardness of what your filing on
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>>1492460
Keeps the cool air being pulled in from mixing with air exiting the condenser that’s hot. It’s not a perfect barrier but gets the job done
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>>1493522

one wire, was going to both RH and R terminals on the old one. New thermostat has R and RC but no RH marked. In the manual I think it says to connect RH to R and R to RC as well as remove the jumper it came with but I'm seriously confused as this is the first thing I've ever attempted to wire myself.
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>>1493601

also, if say I were to wire it incorrectly, what would happen?
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>>1493546
You might be able to get some super cheap banana plugs/sockets. They are simpler and you might find some cost-effective in bulk compared to building sockets and things to stick in them securely.
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Has anyone ever gotten this message on their phone? Your device is corrupt. It can't be trusted and may not work properly. LG dynasty
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>>1493601
Did the old one have a jumper? if so that means you have one power transformer for the system. Attached is a example of one wired.
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>>1493026
Being a big tough man on a construction site doesn't buff your fucking immune system. Would you lick the sweat from your coworker's headgear?
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>>1493631

I don't know, here's how the old one was wired. It was one of the old round ones that had been on there for a good thirty years.

This is also the clearest image I had, so I'm sorry if you can't tell.
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>>1492985
Didn't your mom teach you manners? It's because you put your grimy hat on the table where people eat.
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I've only ever stained and varnished wood but I want to do something different. I want to make paint something neon with acrylic paint and I need it to be durable. I did some research and found that you need a white sealer as a primer and then clear coat to make it durable. Is that the best method? Can I use varnish instead of clear coat?
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>>1491861
Why they put the fucking coils in the bottom is beyond me. I pull the fridge out, put some plastic sheeting behind it on the floor and blow it out with an air compressor. If you have a box fan you can put it behind the fridge with the intake facing the fridge to help direct the flow
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>>1492105
10 lbs of dry ice and leave for the weekend
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Have no hydro can't pay the 2000 dollar bill what things can I do to not die in winter in canada. Also don't have heat. Or a car.
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>>1493640

Alright, went ahead and wired the new one up, with just the R wire to the R terminal. There's a jumper connecting the R and RC terminals that's out of sight.

I can get the fan to come on but neither heat or A/C will.
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>>1493913
>I can get the fan to come on but neither heat or A/C will.
maybe the problem wasn't the old thermostat ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

connect the red wire to the white wire
if the furnace doesn't come on you have other problems
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>>1493915

like tie the wires together or red wire to white terminal?
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>>1493916
either way
you'd probably be more certain if you took the wires out of the terminal strip and put them together with a clip or wire nut
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>>1493923

what kind of clip? I know don't have a wire nut.

The old thermostat also could control the A/C okay, but heating was intermittent, sometime it would work and sometime it wouldn't.
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>>1492098
>ORGANIZE

I find it helpful when sorting through my tools to designate boxes for types of items. Eg: automotive, electrical, household, pliers, wrenches, screw drivers, sockets, etc. Then once you have them broken up into manageable groups you can decide how to permanently store them.
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I'm not sure which trade to pursue. I like the idea of pipes and such, but I don't want to fix toilets. I considered electrical work, and maybe it's nonsense, but I've heard working around electricity makes you lose your marbles. Any tips?
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>>1493925
>what kind of clip?
alligator clip / jumper wire / just twist them together - it's only 24vac
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>>1493925
>>1493941
thought about it a little more:
loosen the screw for the white wire
pull it out of the terminal
loosen the screw for the red wire
insert the white wire in with the red wire
tighten screw
furnace should come on but will not turn off until you remove the white wire from contact with the red wire
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whats the thickest sheet steel i could form with a 1 ton hydraulic press?
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what's the best cost efficient way to build a loft bed? also, source on the pic pls
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>>1493949
with 1 ton you can fold 12 inches of 30ga in a v-die.
force depends on the area you're trying to bend. there are online calculators for simple bends.
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>>1493935
HVAC
make 6 figures
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>>1493770
>implying construction workers care about hygiene or sanitation. much less even understand it.
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>>1493634
just sayin, construction workers dont care about that stuff.
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>>1493946

done so, nothing is happening and I've left it like that for almost 10 minutes.

Probably just gonna call an HVAC guy tomorrow because its gonna drop down real cold tomorrow right.

Also, shortly after I took the first picture of the newly wired thermostat the red wire came lose and I had reattach it, while doing so a bit of the covering came off so the wire is bare quite a bit far back into the wall. I wasn't able to slide it back on so I left it off, would this effect anything?
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>>1494035
the insulation off the red wire isn't the end of the world as long as it doesn't touch any other wire bare spots.
you should be able to slide it back on by pushing it on
the white wire is now connected to nothing / the unused terminal.
move it one place to the left to put it back to normal.
if you had it in with the red and jumper wire and it didn't do anything then you have furnace problems
some furnaces have an on/off switch for the power near the furnace.
check for switches there.
also: the covers on most furnaces have an interlock switch.
if the cover is not on properly it could interrupt power to the furnace.

put the white wire back on the W terminal
turn the thermostat to HEAT
set the temp to much higher than current room temp (set as high as it will go)
go to the furnace and check the blower access cover (take it off and re-install it to be sure)
look for switches that may control power to the furnace

if it doesn't come on, call the guy
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>>1494061
after typing all that I remembered you said the blower worked (Fan)
for the fan to work the power is on at the furnace
so, never-mind about all except moving the white wire to W terminal
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>>1494061

the white wire is on the red terminal in the pic, its just that the light is shitty so you can't see it clearly.

Switch by the furnace is on, checked the interlock switch on the blower part (that I use to change filters) and the pilot light is lit (although it is burning more yellowish than blueish I've noticed)

still nothing. What I don't understand is that the A/C was running fine on the old thermostat but now it won't come on either, even though I'm turned it down to the minimum it'll go.
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>>1494066
>the white wire is on the red terminal in the pic
I looked again. I see how the bare part bends over to the R terminal.

Is the control valve on the furnace set to ON?
I've gone on a service call and found the valve on PILOT before.
Tap on the side of the valve with a stick (hammer handle)
I had more than one valve that became 'sticky'
It'll still have to be replaced but at least you'd know what the problem is.
Check for thermostatic safety devices around the burner assembly.
If you see one with a red button, push the button.
pic related would have wires connected to the flat terminals.
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>>1494073

Thanks for helping me.

Actually the knob was in pilot mode, I guess when I lit it a couple days ago I forgot to turn it back to on. Furnace is running now, but the A/C still don't work.
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>>1493614
no, but googling it pulls up a bunch of solutions
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>>1494080
>Actually the knob was in pilot mode,
At least you admitted it.
>>1494080
>the A/C still don't work
Check the breaker for the outside unit.

If someone can help you:
set the thermostat to COOL
set the temp to as low as it will go
turn the thermostat back to OFF
while you are outside, have the helper turn the thermostat back to COOL with the temp still set to lowest
listen for a CLICK - this is the contactor (relay)
the AC unit or the thermostat *may have a delay timer of from 2 to 5 minutes before activating the contactor
If you hear the CLICK but the unit doesn't come on, the contactor is probably bad - burned contacts
If you never hear the loud CLICK it's still possible the contactor is bad - open coil
It's more likely to be wiring - I see quite a few damaged wires from weed-eaters
(trying to clear weeds/grass from around condenser unit - weed-eater cuts low voltage wire)

I can help tomorrow afternoon and evening but I'm leaving for Cancun early Saturday.
I may not be able to offer any help after that.
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>>1494105

I'll try that tomorrow. However we'll be selling this house in a couple months and the furnace and ductwork will need to be replaced beforehand (furnace is ~30 years old and the duct-work is rusting with holes in them) anyway if something is wrong with the A/C I'll just have it fixed when that work happens.
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>>1494108
pic related is all the thermostat does
If it calls for heat, it makes a jumper between the R and the W terminals
If it calls for cool, it makes jumpers between RC and Y and RC and G.
The yellow wire is for the contactor and the green is for the blower in the furnace.

I'm glad we got your heat going anyway.
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Looking to buy a general use vice. What are some features I should look for and good brands? And this is going to sound stupid but does anyone have info on how to properly use one i.e. tips and tricks? Thanks

Oh, also curious to what those jaws are for on the bottom.
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>>1494136
The pic you posted is a kind that's good for general purpose use. It swivels both horizontally and vertically, so you can easily position it for different tasks. The second set of jaws are for holding pipes and other round things. I'm assuming you're rather new to DIY stuff, and don't have specific task requirements in mind, but just want something that will work for most things a handy homeowner might use a vise for.

Features to look for:
4"-6" jaw width and opening with solid construction (compare weight to similar-sized vises). Bigger (and heavier) is better, but price increases fast at larger sizes.
Constructed of ductile cast iron or steel. Gray cast iron is cheaper, but it's very brittle, and can explode if you overload the vise or it has a casting defect. Ductile iron and steel are not only much stronger, they fail gracefully.
Vertical axis swivel. A standard feature, but not universal. Lacking the ability to reposition the vise as needed can add a lot of hassle. Get one with two locking screws rather than one.
Bolt holes in a flat base. The standard option, but there are others. Lets you bolt it to a table. See below.

Vises are pretty simple tools, and if it has the features above (without reviews that raise red flags) it should work well for you. Wilton makes excellent (if expensive) vises. High-end vises are intended more for industrial use, where they have to take years of unreasonable abuse, and they’re priced accordingly. You probably wouldn’t notice much difference, but you might keep an eye out at garage sales and such for a used Wilton or other premium vise. I have a few secondhand vises, but I bought my big one new (Tekton - generally a midlevel brand).
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>>1494136
Extra features that you might find useful:
Horizontal axis swivel. Like your pic. It can be nice, but it adds cost and the marginal benefit is smaller than the vertical swivel
Pipe jaws. Some standard vises have them, and they can be nice, if situational.
Manufacturer-made soft jaw covers. A good vise will have hardened jaws, which can mar most things it would hold. Aluminum or plastic covers can prevent that. They’re easy enough to make yourself, but some manufacturers make ones to fit their vises.

Using a vise:
Bolt it to a heavy work table. Mass adds stability, especially if you’re hammering on things in the vise (either in the jaws or on the anvil - that flat part on top). Ideally, the table would be anchored to the floor or massive enough that it wouldn’t matter (like an acorn table). Putting the vise at an accessible corner is usually best, but if it is along a side instead, have it close enough to the edge that the rear jaw face projects out over the edge of the table, so that the vise can hold something vertical that extends below the table top.
If using flat jaws rather than pipe jaws, position the thing to be clamped so that it presents a flat surface and a large area of contact. Positioning requirements may necessitate other arrangements (e.g. holding a pipe at right angles to flat jaws), but that does reduce stability. In cases like that, having the object contact the throat of the vise can prevent it from turing in one direction or the other (but not both at the same time).
Lubricate the threaded rod and load-bearing sliding parts with a lubricant grease. Clean and re-lube if it feels sticky or gritty (disassemble the vise for this if necessary). From time to time you may wipe any other exposed metal parts with a light oil to prevent corrosion.
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>>1494136
If you are a man of reasonable strength, do not use a length of pipe or other means to extend the length of the handle for greater leverage to tighten it. Vises are engineered to withstand a certain amount of stress, and parts are sized to fit the expected need. There is usually a good safety margin, but using it hard will shorten the life of the threaded parts. Using a cheater bar to loosen a stuck vise is fine, but grease it after un-sticking it. Conversely, if you’re not a particularly strong man, you probably don’t have to worry about breaking the vise using its handle.
If using a vise with a horizontal-axis swivel like in the image, you don’t have to tighten the horizontal axis locking screw. The clamping pressure will hold it in place.

Some tasks you might use a vise for:
Holding a lawn mower blade for sharpening.
Holding a piece of wood for drilling or cutting.
Holding one end of a metal rod to bend or cut it.
Flattening a tube.
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Is making wide boards from 2x4's dumb? I know it would be easier if I went and got 3x1's or something but I have a heap of 2x4s laying around and figured I could just rip them thin enough on my table saw.
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>>1493614
That's what happens sometimes when you read trump's tweets.

>>1493879
Kek
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>>1494181
>I'm assuming you're rather new to DIY stuff, and don't have specific task requirements in mind, but just want something that will work for most things a handy homeowner might use a vise for.

I've done basic /diy/ for years but there have been times where I really could have used a vice. I just don't have much experience with them other than holding things. I know you can also hammer things on some models as well.

Thanks for your help.
>>1494182
>Bolt it to a heavy work table
I hope this is heavy enough but I fear not. I don't really do heavy work/hammering though because of a back injury.
>>1494183
>do not use a length of pipe or other means to extend the length of the handle for greater leverage to tighten it.

Luckily I am aware of this. I've seen all sorts of things break because some moron didn't think about how materials/designs behave.


Here's my bench. Not much but it's what I have. I plan on mounting it on the corner.
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>>1494183
>grease it after un-sticking it.
Forgot to ask you what grease to use. Another thing I don't know enough about. I wish there was a cheat sheet for various things like grease, adhesives, types of screw and purpose etc
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>>1494208
>I hope this is heavy enough but I fear not.
Should be fine, if not ideal. It will shake if you use those hammers on it, but not a huge amount. The small bottles may tip, and loose items may work their way across the table over multiple hits. More weight in the vise will make a big difference in the amount of table shake for a given hammer strike, since the stiffest part of the system will be the inertia of the vise rather than the inertia or strength of the table. A rule of thumb for sizing an anvil is that the weight of an anvil should be at least fifty times the weight of the largest hammer used on it. A reasonable vise for you probably won't be that heavy, but it gives an idea of the range over which increasing weight can make a significant difference.
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>>1494216
If I'm hitting anything I'm probably going to clear at least the fragile and small stuff off.
Thanks for your help. I have a much better idea now.
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>>1494209
Doesn't matter much. It's not a very demanding application, but different options have different qualities that you may consider. A thick, sticky grease (lithium grease, heavy grease you might use in a grease gun) is good at keeping water out, but can trap dust, and may need more frequent cleaning. A dry lube like graphite or teflon may need more frequent applications, and it won't keep water out as effectively, but it won't trap dust. A lighter grease like silicone is somewhat in between.
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>>1494227
Speaking of grease and since you seem to know it well I could use some help on my sunroof. Nissan calls for Vasoline but it's useless. As soon as the sun heats it up it melts and flows away.
The remaining grease is thick and cream colored.
What should I use?
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>>1494229
not him but lowes and home depot sell Waterproof Grease in a sqeeze tube next to all the bathtub handle rubber replacements. Like $2.97 a tube.
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>>1494021
I don't know much about it, what's the apprenticeship look like?
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I have to get the ethernet wire at floor level. Which is the best solution? I was thinking about a small piece of wood covering it, so nobody trips on it. Then painting it the colour of the floor. Ideas for this or alternatives?
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>>1494290
>remove skirting from wall
>run ethernet along wall
>replace skirting with channel removed to allow space for ethernet wire
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>>1494239
Thanks, I'll check it out.


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>>1491390
Do I need a bench vise for working on my car or can i hold off for a while before buying one? Also what size should I get. 125mm, 150mm, 175mm? The 125mm can be fitted with a rotating base. Thanks in andvance!
>pic related
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>>1494388
>Do I need a bench vise for working on my car

You rarely use a vise for car repairs unless you are fabricating a part and need to saw it or bend it or something similar. Once in a while you will remove a part and need to secure it to break loose a fastener, but that's rare for me.

Get a vise when you can and when you have a good solid surface to mount it, and get at least a 6 inch (150 mm), while a 125 is still an excellent tool to own, a large vise is a good investment.
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>>1494290
>>1494291
I'm renting. I can't do anything minimally invasive.
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>>1491390
making a custom enclosure which will be part of a home theatre setup out of 2mm thick aluminium.

the plates which make up each face will be joined on the inside by 90 degree brackets and epoxy, but I would like something to make the outward 90 degree joint look presentable.
What can I use that won't look like shit?

I don't have the equipment to braze them together.
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Good way to clean up silver rings?

Got these today, want to clean them.
Bonus friend gave me a coin too.
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>>1494493
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>>1494229
White lithium grease would probably work well. It's stable over a wide range of temperatures and resists most weather. Formulations vary a bit, so go for a thicker one. It might be labeled for exterior use, for garage doors, or something like that.
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>>1494466
Weld, grind, and polish, of course.

But if you don't have the equipment for that, put a small aluminum angle on the outside of the edges, mitered at the corners where they meet.
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>>1494456
What about a hallway runner or rug or something for it to run under?
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>>1494818
Kitchen and living room are part of the same room. The floor tiles change between them, and the wire would run through that separation. It would be weird to put there a rug, I think.

I was thinking about something like this, but smaller and on wood, like the living room's floor.
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>>1494408
ty, 150 or 175 it is then.
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Can somebody reccomend me a Dewalt impact that can handle normal screws as well as lug nuts etc? I heard the normal adapters tend to flex. Based in Europe if that matters.
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>>1494872
Unless you're using Xbox hueg screws on a regular basis you need two different size guns. Lugnuts require a LOT more force to go in than say, a deck screw. You'll have the wrong gun in physical size and in its power output.
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>>1494456
You can buy conduit specifically for interior use. When I worked at an electrical supply store we sold them in white and beige iirc. You can paint to match/hide it too.
There also is something specially designed to cover it if it's going to be walked on/over. It protects the cable and the person from tripping with its tapered shape.
Or use Wi-Fi unless Ethernet cable is critical to whatever you're doing.


>>1494388
>Do I need a bench vise for working on my car
Not usually but it comes in handy. I would get one anyway. You might be able to finish a job without one but you'll have less frustration and take less time with one.
You'll find uses for it more often than you think.

>>1494656
Confirmed what I was thinking, thank you.
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>>1491390
What is this called and what is it used for?:
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>>1495012
Another pic
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>>1495016
>USCG stamped on it
looks like a part of some kind of rigging harness, safety belt strapping, swivel buckle or such
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>>1495016
it's a hydrostatic release unit, it lets a life raft automatically deploy when the boat sinks.
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>>1495028


>>1495033
Thanks fellas that makes sense. My father in law was a captain on the great lakes.
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>>1495012
>>1495016
Google says it's wood.
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>>1495072
she can google my wood, if you know what i mean
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>>1495086
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>>1495086

the worst thing about 4chan is the children who think anything sexual is oh so fucking funny.
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>>1495090
kys
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>>1495098
Why?
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what's the best trade for an introvert who works best when alone?
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>>1494872
An "impact driver" made for screws doesn't have the torque for lug nuts. You could use one to snug up the nuts before tightening properly, but it won't work for proper tightening or loosening unless you have a particularly powerful driver and a car with very small lug nuts. As for which to get, both impact drivers and impact wrenches from major brands are pretty capable of handling typical screws and lug nuts respectively, with much of the difference being speed, special features, run time, etc. rather than the ability to do the job at all. That's a decision for you to make based on your budget and priorities.
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>>1495205
i also need to know this. i hate people. bump for answers
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>>1495311
Same, where's the beef
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>>1491390
I have a tubeless mower tyre that won't hold air so I'm going to put a tube in it.
The tyre is a 20x8.00-8
If I buy a 20x8.00-8 tube, does that mean it will fit INSIDE a 20x8.00-8 tyre?
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>>1495205
Unibomber
>>1495327
Why don't you check for leaks first? If you have a nail etc stuck in there you're only going to pop your tube too.
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>>1495432
It has always had a slow leak since I bought it
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>>1495434
Imo you should still find out what it is. Hell, it could even be that the valve stem is loose. Did you thrown on an old tire that's cracked and dry rotted?
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>>1495441
I wanted to remove it and inspect it/see if it was the valve stem, etc
It sat for a while and the bead broke, and I tried my damn hardest to remove the wheel but it's seized on the axle tight.
So basically I can't get the tyre to seal with the rim (I tried the ratchet strap/rope trick), so I figured since it had a leak anyway I might as well just chuck a tube in there.
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What year and model is this Toro walkbehind reel mower? I’ll post S/N plate in the next.

Found it cleaning out my great uncle’s house the other day. Lived in the garage all it’s life. What are the chances of it running? Are there still parts out there for it? Is there a market for them that doesn’t require me to ship this heavy bitch across the country? I’m in the north east.
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>>1495453
S/N.
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>>1495443
>(I tried the ratchet strap/rope trick)
What's that?

>I figured since it had a leak anyway I might as well just chuck a tube in there.
Go for it
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>>1495461
>What's that?
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>>1495311
>>1495322
well I don't *hate* people, I'd just rather be alone
>>1495432
eggsdee
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>>1494904
>You can buy conduit specifically for interior use.
Thanks a lot.
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>>1495327
Have a friend help you, the wheel is only keyed on the axle. Hit the axle with a hammer and have your friend pull on the wheel. Use PB Blaster but it will come off eventually. have you taken the valve stem core out and tried adding air? Is the mower off the ground because that will help seating the bead. Just plug it, find the leak with some soapy water and plug the shit out of it.
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>>1495455
>>1495453
That thing is from the 70's, probably wont be able to get parts for it anymore. I have some old John Deere stuff at my work and when it breaks it's done. Considered obsolete and parts are NLA
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>>1495463
Thanks
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>>1491390
I want to make a wall bed to open up more space in my bedroom, would it be worth it to buy a Murphy bed kit or just buy the supplies myself? (don't have much woodworking experience but it doesn't seem super difficult)
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>>1495504
That’s what I thought. Think anyone is looking for original parts on these? It’s fairly niche, old lawnmowers but any point listing it or nah?
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>>1495478
What's the verdict /diy/?
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my glasses frames have some kind of thin coloring layer thats peeling off

what can i do to stop it from spreading?
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>>1492587
that means they had no time to finish the head on that screwdriver
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anyone here hvac? im shopping for some furnace filters for my house.
Amana AMH80803BNBC takes 16x25x1 filters, manufactured apr 2017.

I have been looking at 3m and nordic pure filters and see some nordic pure MERV 14+Carbon filters, but see some posts online where people are talking about the high merv filters in a 1" platform are too restricting and fuck with your hvac system, so less merv is better.

suggestions please?
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>>1491390
How sensitive are traditional (carbon brushes, commutator, etc.) motors to field coil orientation?

Stripped a '70s Kenwood for lubrication, marked the coils with a sharpie, and now it's sad. Is a degree going to make a difference, or is lining up sharpie marks good enough?
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>>1493016
Change the hysteresis setting, or just set the target to 74.

Thermostats don't switch on the moment it turns 69.999999999, because heaters don't like being switched on and off all the time. The amount the thermostat waits before switching on and before switching off is called hysteresis.
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I didn’t think this was worth starting a thread for son ill post it here, any welders on here? I started training as a stick welder about 4 months ago and picked it up pretty good, this company I work for is multi trade and out of financial necessity I signed up for an apprenticeship and now I’m doing all plumbing and literally no welding. On the one hand I need this prevailing wage work to pay off some debts and tickets but on the other I want to weld and gain experience so I can work towards being a RIG welder. All my friends and family are split on what’s I should do, some say I ought to suck it up for now and others say I shouldn’t waste my time if it’s not what a I want.

What do you guys think?
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Are PLCs really the future?
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>>1492666

A really stuck wheel on a car, you loosen the lugnuts and drive it a bit. A tractor, no idea.
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>>1495453
1955 Toro Sportlawn 21 in. There are still parts for the engine not so much for the mower. Craigslist or Uncle Henry's
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>>1492666
Remove the wheel hub retaining collar. Then with a wheel hub puller thread in two bolts with the same thread pattern in to the hub (Do not use the bolts from the retaining collar. All thread works great). Attached is an example of a wheel hub puller that will work.
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>>1491390
source on that image, doc?
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Best way to insulate my shed for the upcoming harsh California winter?
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>>1495898
Not sure. I don't even remember what board I found it on. Maybe biz.
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>>1495898
https://www.deviantart.com/f1x-2/art/High-Tech-Hate-558012584
Made by f1x-2 AKA Josan Gonzalez. His works can be found through that DeviantArt link and at https://www.artstation.com/josan
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>>1495579
Maybe something to do with coding or remote network management.
>>1495790
>hysteresis
Not the anon you're replying to but thanks, I learned something new.
>>1495830
Ask if you can get more time welding. I'd still look for another job anyway. If your goal is welding then you're wasting time, which waits for no man.
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>>1495938
>harsh California winter
Anon, I,....
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>>1495938
You'll be fine, just wait for one of raging forrest fires to get there.
If you can't wait then do the same thing that you would do in a house. Buy a bunch of rolls of insulation and a staple gun.
And take down those poptart boxes, why would you do that?

>>1495997
California is a big state and has mountains. My aunt lives near Paradise (now burned to the ground) and they get snow up there.
I'm surprised she lived desu, her shed and front yard were on fire and she fled on foot.
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>>1495938
One word,..
Programming Socks
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>>1496002
Why can't you traps stop being such attention whores?
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How do I insulate a window AROUND an extension cord that is stuck into it? It's a temporary measure, but I can't have the utilities skyrocketing while I wait to make a better solution. The gap is about half an inch wide.
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>>1496009
Post pic
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>>1496013
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>>1496019
stuff some insulation strips in the opening
strip insulation might be easiest. but stuff whatever insulation you can in there.
then tack up some some kind of plastic tarp curtain that you can draw to a close over it and seal the gap, and easily open it again when needed

insulate it ans seal it
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>>1496022
Some of that rigid foam board insulation would make it easy. cut a narrow length of foam board insulation to fit the size of the gap.
you could make a hole for the cord to go thru the insulation too.
then seal the whole thing around the edges with whatever tape you like
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Dow-Common-0-55-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-Actual-0-55-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-Residential-Sheathing-R3-Faced-Polystyrene-Foam-Board-Insulation-with-Sound-Barrier/1000168167
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>>1496019
They sell foam strips for windows. There also is a kit that has doubled sided tape and a plastic sheet that shrinks tight when heat from a hair dryer is applied.
The only issue would be working around the extension cord but I think it's possible.
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>>1495996
>Ask for more time welding

I actually did but according to the rules of my apprenticeship I’m only supposed to do prevailing wage work and my company only managed to get one PW job and it’s all plumbinf until at least Jan or Feb of next year. Also keep in mind I’m 24 with zero plumbing experience
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I'm looking for a phone that resists being tossed around relatively heavily. Preferably not Chinese.
What brand/model are there beside Caterpillar?
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One outlet and the ceiling lamp in one of my rooms stopped working. Other outlets work fine. What gives?
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>>1495997
It's 50F right now and I can no longer play dota properly.

>>1496000
I would have to use some kind of foam insulation, but I think I have the solution, I'm going to move my set up to the floor, and build a small area that's insulated by blankets, like a blanket fort.
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>>1496165
Check the breaker box.
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>>1496201
Everything in it's proper position.
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I want to make some custom jewelry as a birthday present next year. I have a 3D printer and can make my own silicone molds. I saw people using tin for jewelry, but it appears to be relatively soft and hard to galvanize.

In summary, I need a material with these properties:
- can be melted at home without building a giant furnace
- can be galvanized
- can be worn as jewelry, as in not cause any shit like lead does for example, even when the gold layer is rubbed off
- durable enough to not just fall apart or dent easily

Anyone here any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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How can I discourage birds from sitting on some parts of house, without causing any harm?
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>>1496275
"galvanized" means "dipped into liquid zinc", that doesn't seem like something you'd do for jewelry, did you mean something else?
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>>1496275
>>1496312
>Electroplating
gonna need a Baghdad battery if you want it to be authentic
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Every emergency hand crank charger I've seen appears to be fragile trash that'll break after 30 minutes or use so I was thinking of building one that's a bit more robust. I'd like to put a charge counter on it that'll down down how many turns are required till the battery is full.

My question is: with these hand crank generators does the speed of turning matter? If you spin the turbine 500 times in 1 minute, will it be the same electricity generated as turning it 500 times in 1 hour?
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>>1496311
Owl scarecrow

https://www.amazon.com/Ohuhu-Deterrent-Scarecrow-Rotating-Repellents/dp/B07D6QSL5Z/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1542066646&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=rotating+owl+head+scarecrow&psc=1
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>>1496331
>If you spin the turbine 500 times in 1 minute, will it be the same electricity generated as turning it 500 times in 1 hour?
more or less.
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>>1496311
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0ZbykXlg6Q

play this bird song every 15 minutes. They do this at the local Indian casino to deter birds. It'll probably scare away every single bird in ear shot though.
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>>1496312
It just means coating in zinc, any method can be used.
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>>1496331
What you would actually need to make is a foot pump type crank

for the most part it's worthless unless you're in a dire emergency.
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>>1496332
I don't think this will work.
They will get used to it.
My pet bird will get used to a thing within a day
>>1496340
Even factory-made systems don't work for a long time.
Street birds sit on electric wire, and on steel beam (20x20), and obviously, shit on everything underneath.
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>>1496378
https://www.amazon.com/Defender-Plastic-Spikes-Bird-Control/dp/B008LSV61A/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1542070376&sr=8-4&keywords=pigeon+spikes

Put this or similar where birds usually sit and shit from.
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>>1496379
Okay, I think I've seen such things in local hardware store.
But what about wire?
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What can I soak this in to clean it?
I believe it's brass.
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>>1496474
Hot piss
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>>1496474
baking soda
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Hey guys - Are these the mains? Am I gonna die if I touch them?

Why isn't this shit locked up better if its lethal? This used to have a tag on it ( I assume a tag isn't going to stop anyone ) , and now it doesn't have anything.

How can I secure this thing?
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my outdoor lamp died - changing the bulb didn't fix it - so I assumed it was the ballast. I had another one of these in the garage from the previous owner. So I opened box, installed it - and this doesn't work either.

I do have power going to the lamp ( 120v on black/white wires ). It could be coincidence that 1) first light went bad and then 2) second lamp was old and busted...

How can I test if this thing is functional, needs a new bulb, or if I should just trash it and order a new one for $40.
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>>1496493
call the power company and they'll put a new tag on it.

Yes you'll die if you touch them.

See how much it would cost to get a new box installed, that's why no one has secured it. you could screw a little hasp and lock to it. It won't really slow the power company down. They have some of the best padlock cutters in the business
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>>1496498
can I just drill a hole, and padlock the fucker? I feel like getting a new box would be expensive.

I don't care if power company needs to cut it.

can I padlock the fuses too?
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>>1496499
The fuses should have a little hasp already just for you to put a lock on.

Putitng your own shit on the left will probably mean your UL listing is gone, technically, but I can't imagine it being significant.

Get the company to put a new tag on it firs.t
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>>1496500
>mean your UL listing is gone

if my house burns down will insurance try and fuck me over it :?

on the left, that screw is supposed to screw into something that is non-existent. Any idea what that is called? I'd like to just go buy another one.

>>1496500
yes, that hasp is there - I'll drop a lock on it tomorrow. thanks!

>>1496498
thanks! I expect they won't fix the box though right?
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>>1496312
Well shit, my bad. I was thinking about gold plating.
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Bit of a meta question..I want to get into selling woodwork projects online and I want to know what the most cost effective way to get the items to the purchaser is. Any general guides for this sort of thing? From Aus.
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>>1496165
>>1496201
>>1496203
Still looking for assistance.
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>>1496537
Is there a GFCI on the circuit? Is the bulb burned out? Does the circuit have multiple switches, particularly a dimmer switch? Is it actually one circuit for both the light and the outlet, or two? Is the wiring up to modern code? What have you investigated so far?
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>>1496165
if they are on same circuit there might be break in it somewhere
you would have to figure out where cables come from and inspect there
junction box or another outlet
if it's different circuit they are probably dead because china
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What are the chances this is an actual chinese innovation? I just wish we could get along, but they would have to stop being thieves.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/Grizzly-T-Slot-Work-Table-with-Stand/T25953

wood top workbench with aluminum T slot inserts
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What the fuck? This is at an indoor pool I work at.
How the fuck do we fix all of this condensation, and why the fuck are these tiles applied in a way that fucking rots and adhered with something that fucks up like this in the first place?
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I bought 5 of these remote relay switches on Ebay and they all turned out to be complete shit.
three of them were completely scratched and the other two stopped working after 5 minutes.
is there anywhere i can buy reliable electronic components online?
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>>1496623
Yes, by not buying from some random Chinaman on ebay, but a trusted seller/manufacturer instead.
This shouldn't require explanation.
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>>1496634
i forgot to mention that there arent any electronics shops in my area. and when i try to buy something straight from the manufacturer they want x10 the price
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>>1496611
(assuming your architect wasn't a total fuckhead) somebody's played with the ventilation controls or wedged an airtight door open.
grab someone who vapes; use their stupid cloudzzz to follow the airflow. it should come IN through the changing rooms and go OUT through the showers and pool.
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>>1496641
There are plenty of trustworthy online stores for electronics, you don't need a local store. Also, I didn't mean buying directly from a manufacturer, I meant buying products of a trusted manufacturer (at the [online] store of your choice).
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>>1496649
Can you please give me an example? iv only shopped from ebay so far
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>>1496646
This condensation is happening both in the change rooms and the foyer. Does that change the equation at all?
I'll try following airflow, though. Maybe I should draw up a diagram to make sure I'm not being retarded, here.
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What are some good laced metatarsal guards for welding?
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>>1496653
I doubt my examples would help you unless you're from central Europe.
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>>1496649
ask in the electrical subthread, but...

https://www.mouser.com
https://www.platt.com/
https://www.grainger.com/category/electrical/ecatalog/N-bi5Zh9e
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>>1496598
>I just wish we could get along, but they would have to stop being thieves.

we get along pretty amazingly. what are you talking about? they are Americas manufacturing wing. Who cares if they grey market a bunch of shit in the process.
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>>1496331
>>1496357
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWzxq0aCfLE
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what trade should I learn if I just want to be "that nigga who fixes shit"?
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>>1496857
General Contractor
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>>1496800
>rickandmorty.intellectual.pasta.txt

>>1496493
>>1496499
>>1496500

what is this thing called? I have no idea how to order one, or where I'd find one...
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>>1496865
A bracket?
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>>1496865
90° angle bracket?
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>>1496878
think its a "padlock hasp kit for electrical panel" - shit is like $20.

https://www.zoro.com/wiegmann-padlock-kit-waplkjic/i/G0588621/

going to suck if it doesn't match the size of the slot on the panel
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>>1496906
update. "flat padlock eye"
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>>1496653
Assuming you’re American:
Digikey or Mouser for electronics, Automation Direct, and McMaster Carr for industrial shit.
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>>1495691
Newer furnaces can (typically) handle a load like that without issue but high MERV will certainly restrict airflow and lower the efficiency of your unit. If you have asthma, live with a smoker or have like 15 cats you’re alergic to then MERV 14 will be great. If you just want clean air MERV 8 is more than enough and won’t slow down your airflow.
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I already installed a new outlet and pulled a 20A cable into the box for a new garage outlet. I figured that there would be space for a new breaker because of all the empty spaces in there, but there are no tabs on the bar for a new breaker to fit onto. Am I out of luck, or is there some way to fit one on?
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>>1497127
All of the others have this type of connection to the bar
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>>1491390
I’m going to a knitting circle for the first time. What can I expect in terms of types of people
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>>1497172
wives and widows, forty to seventy. they've all got autistic grandsons so you'll be in good hands.
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>>1491390
I have an itch to make a traditional smokehouse. I'm short on resources.

1. Anyone have any sites they can recommend?
2. Why are European smokehouses round?
3. If you were to build one, would you have the fire inside (traditional), or go with the next pic - external fire and wood storage.
4. Stone tips? Thinking of harvesting out of a local creek. I've done small retaining walls before and also cinder block.
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>>1497535
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>>1497535
Find used outhouse, remove the seat, done.
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>>1497183
you forgot gay old grandpa, 1 hipster 30 year old. Is it a stich and bitch? what city? might be some cool people there, or just angry fems.
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>>1491390
I need some brainstorming help please.

I'm rigging up a retarded device for someone with a caulk gun as a base.

Basically It's going to hold a bottle of formula for a kitten to suckle on,
the main points are:
>stir in some manner, not to mix but just to keep it from settling and forming a film
>keep heated to a range of around 2-3 degrees

The stirring part I was going to simply have have a timer on a vibrating rig to just shake it every 3 mins or for a few seconds.

The heating part is what I'm having trouble with, mainly how to measure the temperature of the formula within the plastic bottom that will be held in place on the caulk gun without actually touching the formula in some manner.

I was going to simply measure how much heat it takes to maintain the temp of the formula in the bottle to the desired temp, and then replicate it with a heating coil.

buuuttt I thought of a very real problem, that amount of heat would start to raise the temperature of the formula as the kitten drinks it, because id be less volume and the same heat would be applied.
Any ideas /diy/?
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>>1491390
I have an unknown internal thread I need to attach to an M8 Shaft, anyone know of a good way of measuring internal threads, short of buying a bolt of every different size?
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>>1496653
American ist covered.
If you're from Europe:

Hobby/lowest price for small amounts:
eBay/Aliexpress.
If you want quality and reliability:
Mouser
Reichelt electronics (German)

You can just Google most parts.

There's a bunch more. Generally speaking you'll need to accept that eBay/AliExpress takes time (a month or two shipping).

Maybe (Digikey).
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Need to fireproof some bare insulation (PIR foam) inside a metal shed. Is there any sort of flame-retardant fabric or plastic sheeting I could use, or is plasterboard (sheetrock) the only option)? Not so much the cost as the logistical nightmare of getting standard-size rigid boards to where they need to be (no vehicle access, car too smol to fit full 1.2x2.4 sheets).
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>>1491390
I located a place where i can buy 1mm (19 gauge) stainless steel sheets, but i have to concerns:
1. They have the common one (pic) and a darkish one
2. I want to make eternal fantasy and historic armors (like the ones from 40k and from classic civilizations), which one should i pick?
3. What kind of coating do i have to buy?
4. I will use a hammer, but what kind of tools do i need? what kind of cutters?
5. Do i have to heat the steel for a few seconds? (i saw that method in another blacksmithing thread)
Help please
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>>1497631
>caulk gun
I've been here too long. I read this as a cuck gun.

>Any ideas /diy/?
Yeah, don't do it. That's really something that should be done by hand for a few reasons, one being monitoring its feeding and whether it's struggling to feed. Second playing with temperatures on something a living thing is going to drink is a bad idea.
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I need a new utility flashlight but other than maglight (which I'm not happy with over the years) I don't know of any other brands. Any other flashlight tips would be appreciated.
>>1497710
Yeah, buy one of those thread measuring things that has a bunch of different sizes on a wire that lets you either screw it into something or screw something into it. I forgot what it's called but I'll report back when I do.
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>>1497631
How many kittens are you raising, what's the story here?
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>>1493199
You can buy "weld through" primer to stop your steel stock from rusting on the shelves. Im not sure how will it would hold up on a table top, but worst case you could just reapply it when the table won't be used for a while. Or maybe look into depositing mill scale into your table?
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>>1497618
I would rather not give out my location. It is taking place at a library
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>>1497744
>Yeah, don't do it.
>Second playing with temperatures on something a living thing is going to drink is a bad idea.
You literally microwave the formula before giving it to them, you clearly have no idea what your talking about.

>>1497748
girlfriend fosters kittens so shes constantly bottle feeding and this was her idea.
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>>1497813
You know what I meant. Trying to automatically maintain a temperature with a heating element has the potential to overheat the liquid and scald the poor thing. I'm not saying it can't be done, it can. My worry is whatever you cobble together will fail. Hell, you want to use a caulking gun.
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>>1497863
I take back the caulking gun comment, I see what you want to do with it. That's clever, I'll give you that much.
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Quick question for PCB fags out there. Can I increase the amount of current that a copper trace can carry by just adding solder all the way along the top of the trace? The trace is currently 0.025" wide of half oz copper, but I need it to carry a lot of current.
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>>1497883
Yes, that's standard practice.
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>>1497907
Cool. Thank you!
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>>1497883
Why don't you just use a wire at that point?
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>>1498064
I can fix it on the next rev of the board, but for now I only have one and I need it working immediately.

The trace in question runs between surface mount connectors that would be difficult to wire. It's a lot cleaner and faster to just thicken up this one trace as a quick fix, then fix it for real in the artwork for next time.
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>>1495621
Matt varnish like what modelmakers use to stop the paint chipping on their miniatures
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>>1497631
Won't the milk go rancid if you keep it at temp?

Besides that, you can use one of these little all in one thermostat modules
>https://youtu.be/yVD0zkZTe00

It does pretty much everything you need
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>>1498274
They're really cheap so you could buy two, one to operate the heating element and one as a safety feature. If the milk reaches too high a temperate it could shut off the supply
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I'm having trouble deciding a sheen for my bedroom walls. I'm stuck between matte, eggshell, and satin. I used satin for the first coat but I feel like the gloss takes away from the color. I have a second gallon of the paint in a matte finish ready to go but am hesitant to commit. The room isn't that bright and I don't expect the walls to get that dirty. Which finish would look the best?
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>>1498274
Yes, it last about 1 hour, she basically just wants like 2-3 so she can put it in their cages during feeding time and basically do all the kittens at once, instead of spending 20 mins on each one in a row and end up spending like an hour feeding you know, basically a giant time saver.

And thanks, something like that is exactly what I was looking for, but it has one drawback that I still can't think of a decent work around.
The temp sensor isn't going to be touching the milk itself, since it will be in the bottle being held by the device.


>>1497863
>>1497864
Thanks, it snapped in my head when I saw it getting supplies for another project and im kinda proud of the stupid idea lol.

And ya, I'm worried about that too which is why I want multiple temperature senses on it with only one acting as the heat controller and the rest all just safety shutoff devices.
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>>1498360
this should be its own thread





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