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2624348 No.2624348 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

any resources to become familiar with lawnmowers? There's a job opportunity to fix them for a landscaping company, pay and all is very appetizing.

>> No.2624353

find them on the side of the road and try to make them run again without buying any parts. you'll learn you don't want anything to do with them. fuck small engines and fuck carbeurators

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2624328 No.2624328 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I have a small fridge with an ice box at the top. How can I modify it so that it doesn't make ice, but still keeps the fridge cold?

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2624305 No.2624305 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

This is a picture of the skirting on my ceiling. How would you go about fixing it?

It's my house, and I'm trying to fix the imperfections before painting it. I'm thinking of cleaning it up with a chisel and using either plaster or silicone to fill it, then paint over.

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>> No.2624308

put up moulding

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It is the moulding. You mean tear off and replace? I'll be pulling off half the moulding through the house if that's the case.

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You can use a chisel or scraper or utility knife to remove any loose material and then caulk the edges with painters caulk (not silicone) and smooth it with a wet sponge or your finger to get a uniform bead and to pack it up into any gaps and crevices.
Plaster will just shrink and crack/ crumble eventually and silicone doesn't take paint well.
Picrel is what you want, just basic caulk.

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I went to the store and got an equivalent of what you suggested, by fluke it's nearly colour matched, but will paint on top

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2624298 No.2624298 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Don’t see one.

The elbow on picrel keeps popping apart. I thought the top of the elbow would be threaded but there is nothing there. How are these supposed to work?

>> No.2624319

You probably either need a new one/parts and fix whatever is causing it too much strain which broke it the first time.

>> No.2624323

Is there anyway to test joints besides simply turning the water on? Because I don't want to have to open the wall and fix the bathroom shower piping I installed again.

>> No.2624368

It’s not strain really. It’s as if a cap or something popped off, so the pieces fit together but after a few uses it pops apart again.

>> No.2624369

Try looking for a brand name and model. Then contact the company for the missing part. Sorry I can't be more help.

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2624258 No.2624258 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

How hard is one of these to install for the layman? Is it worth it to buy a heat pump mini-split as opposed to the A/C only versions even if you already have propane heat? Seems like they are pretty much all heat pumps, plus the tax credits... just seemed kinda dumb to buy heating ability when I already have propane boiler/in-floor heat.

>> No.2624265

>currently sitting under the cool breeze of my 4 zone diy mrcool pondering the haters boiling in the stew of their own bodily filth
Do it anon

>> No.2624290

>How hard is one of these to install for the layman?
You need HVAC freon loicense, or way to get gas in case you accidentally into the air.
> Is it worth it to buy a heat pump mini-split as opposed to the A/C only versions even if you already have propane heat?
Heatpump is 100% worth it, because it costs about as much as propane to run, but you won't run out of electricity. Depends.
>Seems like they are pretty much all heat pumps
Yes, because they are sold worldwide, and people like to use them for heat in warm places. And even cold.
A valve that turns AC into heatpump is really cheap, like 10 USD on aliexpress, so they tend to install it anyway.

>> No.2624291

Oh yeah, multi-split is hard. One mini-split - easy.
If you're gonna do it, here are couple suggestions:
1) get copper tubing bender (to avoid kinks)
2) apply refrigeration oil on flaring tool before flaring
3) apply refrigeration oil on thread when tightening nuts.
If you dont have AC oil, you can use engine oil or whatever, just dont use lots of it.

>> No.2624346

>but you won't run out of electricity
until you do
Viz texas

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2624255 No.2624255 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I've been cooming on the same spot on my desk for the past year without wiping it down afterwards and now there is a thick resin like substance that's stuck to the surface of my desk. I tired to scrap it off, but it's like trying to chip away at stone I'm afraid of damaging the desk. Is there any nonabrasive solvent that will dissolve it?

>> No.2624256

You're afraid of damaging the desk?

>> No.2624287

Yeah it's my cousin's desk I borrowed and I need to give it back to her

>> No.2624307

well thats a cheap piece of shit melamine board. you could spend 5 dollars on 91 iso and scrub it off with the thin laminate coating. you could likewise just measure the diameter of the desk and replace the entire desktop for about 20 dollars.

>> No.2624312

Will that damage the surface? I don't want her questioning why there's a stain or scratches there.

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2624242 No.2624242 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

are we allowed to watch and enjoy content from a creator without agreeing with all of their beliefs and opinions? like they do something clearly wrong and retarded...can we just shrug and continue?

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>> No.2624283

mustie1s shit is great. Just a dude fucking around with shit from the side of the road.
Pakistani truck shows you really can do anything if labor is cheap enough.

>> No.2624284

>non-Christian unsubscribes

>> No.2624286

No you're not allowed, the based 4chan police will come get you if you do

>> No.2624288

Their feelings towards you as a patient arent going to change their core philosophies. Its going to directly impact their prescribed treatments and recommendations.
Its a gigantic red flag you even talked politics with a GP, let alone learned all about his deeply rooted beliefs.
I expect doctors to vote right wing simply for tax breaks, but if they bring the shit up like they are invested in all of the other stances and platforms its a huge no go.

You go to a holistic quack doctor, you get quack holistic advice
You go to a nigger doctor, you get affirmative action college degree, borderline illiterate advice.
You go to a far right doctor... Lets not pretend they havent recently championed stances that are militantly against doctors and treatments and the medical field in general.
Doctors have constant, ever changing procedures and protocols and continued education. You dont want a doctor set in his ways, or too arrogant to change.

Reminds me of Essential Craftsman clamoring on about how he's too much of a pussy to use a CPAP, so he just tapes his mouth shut at night. Then he gloats about how everyone should be skeptical of anything their doctor says, just go ask your friends about what treatments they should do!
I do love that he came back and threw a huge disclaimer on his second video about how fucking dangerous it is and how it can kill you if you are ~70% of the population.

Real smart, guy had never heard of Sleep Apnea before his doctor told him about it, and took advice from other people who had never heard about it. Genius.

>> No.2624289

Dont worry, they are usually so loud and obnoxious, its pretty easy to not subscribe in the first place.

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2624226 No.2624226 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Can I weld exhaust pipe with a stick welder?

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>> No.2624231

Isn’t that the worst welding technique?

>> No.2624232

I will pray for you

>> No.2624235

>>2624231 it is if you have no idea how to weld

>> No.2624243

No, stick welding is by far the worst welding technique for exhaust. By a large margin

>> No.2624254

Flux core is ugly, and the wire costs more than solid core wire.
So relative to standard MIG, its sucky and nobody likes it.
The problem is, nobody is actually comparing it to Stick, because nobody fucking uses stick. Its dudes who have high end MIG machines running gas calling it shit.
They are also calling Stick garbage too.

Fluxcore is actually cleaner and prettier (marginally) than stick is.

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2624198 No.2624198 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

All my tools were recently thrown away (just a hodgepodge of cheap/free shit I acquired over the years) and I have a $2k budget to resupply. I just spent $1k at Home Depot on various Makita tools, but think I'm going to return everything, save for the free batteries. Picrel looks like a good deal, but honestly I don't have any projects lined up atm just feel a bit naked without power tools. Should I wait til holiday season? Any advice on good deals rn?

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I am a serious DIYer i went with Milwaukee mainly because of their impacts. I bought a 1/2" and 3.8" fuel and use them all the time. And once you invest in something with batteries you want your tools to all be able to use the same battery pack. I slowly accumulated my tools by needing them to perform various jobs. My Sawzall probably sees the most work followed by the 1/2" impact.

>> No.2624280

Fair point, luckily I only bought into them today and will be returning what I bought anyway.

>> No.2624297

Milwaukees M12 line kicks ass, with all sorts of small random useful tools. No other 12v line comes even close.

>> No.2624299

Can that line even drill a screw through a 2x4, or cut one with the circular saw?

>> No.2624303

>or cut one with the circular saw?

I have a M18 Fuel circular saw and it cuts noticeably slower than a corded saw. It is handy when you need it tho.

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2624144 No.2624144 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

So for context, my CRT TV identifies as a grayscale CRT, despite being born a color TV. I want to for the 100th time take it apart and see if there's anything sus looking that I replace or reflow the solder on in the hopes of fixing it. I got sick of discharging it via screwdriver so I made this....thing.

Will dumping a bunch of electricity down the earth pole of an outlet flip the main breaker (considering that only ground is connected)? My electrician friend was kinda unsure about it, I think he said something about the breaker measuring the diff between neutral and earth and as neutral isn't connected it might be fine.

t. retard who repairs his electronics but doesn't know anything about electricity

>> No.2624183

No, it shouldn't trip the breaker. If you have a GFCI on the circuit you discharge to then it might trip. Even if it does, just reset it. If your wiring is properly grounded you'll be fine.

You do know that instead of a plug you could've attached an alligator clip to the end and clamped it onto anything metal that's grounded right?

>> No.2624209

>CRT TV identifies as a grayscale CRT, despite being born a color TV
jesus what year is it

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2624051 No.2624051 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

First off, I know that the numbers aren't accurate, but getting accurate numbers is too much effort to add nothing to the concept.

So this system where you funnel 100lbs of water down from 10x10in to 1x1in should theoretically raise the water pressure to 100psi. But it doesn't. Why not? I know I'm dumb for asking this but there's no stupid questions. So what's missing to make this not work?

I'm trying to design something to use just the weight of water and gravity to increase water pressure, without electricity or anything, so if there's any ways to do that, please tell me

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>> No.2624143

>Are you sure that's right?
You sound vaxxinated.

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not an expert on burger units but isn't psi pound-force and not pounds?
you're correct that the pressure from the weight from your object would increase by a factor of 100 but hydrostatic pressure is only dependent on the height. just think of it as a one square inch tube that goes from bottom to the top. it has a weight and exerts a force on that one square inch.
but i'm not going to do hydrostatic calculations in burger units, i don't hate myself that much yet

>I'm trying to design something to use just the weight of water and gravity to increase water pressure, without electricity or anything, so if there's any ways to do that, please tell me
here, what do i win? but you're not going to get any flow rate out of this. not sure what you're trying to achieve and depending you're going to violate the first law

>> No.2624158

oh wait i suppose you could drain the upper reservoir once it's in its lowest position, raise the piston with a spring, refill whatever you want pressurised, and fill the reservoir again to repeat the process, but honestly i'd just get a pump

>> No.2624168

Just put a lid on it and attach an air compressor to it. Then you can pressurize it to whatever you like without needing four more years of engineering school.

>> No.2624208

....or just get a pump

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2624047 No.2624047 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I need to make several 1-3/8" holes in some stainless steel drums. Did I fuck up by buying this ($179) over a step bit or holesaw?

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>> No.2624122

>stainless steel drums
What thickness are we talking? That sounds miserable. Do you care about the edges that a hole saw would leave?

>> No.2624225

I've posted this before, but make sure there is no residual flammable material in the drum when you drill the hole, especially if it is closed head. People blow out their eardrums or worse all the time when a tiny bit of gasoline or solvent is left over in the drum and they drill into it and make a spark.

Sorry, I don't know about your choice of tool, just don't want to see someone go deaf over this.

>> No.2624247

I would have got a nice hole saw, or look for a used mag drill+cheap annular cutter.

If the drums are thin a holesaw would have done fine.

>> No.2624301

Should I just ask my local machinist to do it, and can I make sure it’s not a bomb before bringing it to him?

>> No.2624302

He’s really reasonable, last time I asked him to drill a 1.5” hole through 1/4” stainless it was only $12, but it was just a tiny little tri clamp cap, a drum would be harder to deal with I’m sure

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2624029 No.2624029 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

How profitable is gold refining and selling your own bars?

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>> No.2624180

ok i will FUCKER

>> No.2624191

You can just say it's stolen.

>> No.2624192
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You will never be a foundry.

>> No.2624271

Shhhhh, we don't say that around it.

>> No.2624316





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2624016 No.2624016 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

This thread is about stories you have when you made some big bad financial mistakes, like gambling your life savings on stocks or buying expensive luxury items. Tell us how much you lost and what way you recovered. I think it's for to learn if anons ever worked 2 or 3 jobs and what they learned from the experience. I am currently in an tough spot. After working for 6 months earning 1800 a month and saving away 1600 and then switching jobs and earning 2140 for 3 months i blew away my money. After this experience 1k is all that remained of my balance and if i lost my job that was it . Luckily I have fought hard and although my intitial reaction was fear and heavy anxiety, it planted the seed to want to work more and harder and really love grinding. That's why i am starting my second job this saturday to increase my monthly salary by 19 percent. I know have 2,9k in my bank account and this taught me to be humble, build an emergency fund, learn that i can fuck myself over worse than inflation or goverment and that I should spend money by investing in myself when I got the chance. This thread isn't about me, but after making many threads, I really haven't heard anything from 4chan that spoke to my predicament or inspired me to hustle and work more/hader. Let's go!

So why did I post this on /diy/? It's because you guys know money is time and you're livingin reality about the fact that you have to exchange your time for money, so yeah.

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>> No.2624139

hey hey take it to /o/ asshole

>> No.2624205

take this shit to /lgbt/ you fucking faggot

>> No.2624239

Take this to /r9k/ you pink assholed breedable fuck muffin

>> No.2624259

How about getting 1 decent job instead of working 2 mediocre jobs you dingbat
Spend your time and money making yourself worth more, then find an avenue to make said money.

>> No.2624268

wrong board idiot

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2624012 No.2624012 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I'm trying to repair my EXCAVATOR by myself so i can continue to dig under my neighbor's house. It is fucking old, so it is hard to find all the components I need on internet and some of them haven't the ID. I found a manual:
"KOMATSU PC02-1A and PC03-1 operation and maintenance manual"
But the PDF version of this manual costs around 100$!
Is there any website where I can find this PDF knowledge for free as it should be? (I tried with my already known websites but nothing).

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>> No.2624022

This. Gonna have to get nonlinear with your search, and probably learn what would otherwise be a bunch of unnecessary things on the way.

>> No.2624115

I don't really care about helping you but;

>so i can continue to dig under my neighbor's house

I'm intrigued by this

>> No.2624129

>so i can continue to dig under my neighbor's house.
You know what? I don't want to know.

I'd just buy the manual. A quick google search popped up a couple sites selling the manual for $60 or less. Once you have it, scan it and upload/torrent it to spite them.

>> No.2624132

Don't pay for digital manuals. It's a Mexican scam. Only buy copies from eBay

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2623937 No.2623937 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

>how do i use this thing properly?
i work in not so disciplined company i guess, and i barely got any instructions, or different one from each person(no bad blood, just how it is)
>is metal bits on magnet big deal?
should i clean them off after each hole, and obsessively make sure magnet is clean, could it be weakening the drill? also i take bit longer than other people, do i use bit of force. also how long do blades last usually?

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>> No.2623955

is putting metal plate below metal im drilling(given its bit thin) stabilize the drill? or im being stupid? cant find specific answers exactly on youtube, but g2g for basics

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>is metal bits on magnet big deal
If you're using the only kind of magdrill I know of which is essentially a little drill press on a big magnetic brick, yes cleaning that shit is important. If you have chips and dirt on the contact points you risk the drill moving and you're fucked.
Do it right, like all processes the setup is important.

>> No.2623971

>also i take bit longer than other people, do i use bit of force
Forgot to mention it is fine to use some muscle as long as you're wetting that shit with rapidtap like you're about to go balls deep

>> No.2623981

thats what i assumed thanks. also i gotta use pin thats not too big for blade right? like just couple millimeters longer

>> No.2624026

Yes, metal is what the magnet holds on to.

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2623913 No.2623913 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I'm doing a front windshield replacement on an old car.
OEM seal was a butyl seal with a copper-ish 12v heating wire inside to heat it up for easy install/removal. Replacement is not deliverable. Is applying a thin heating wire into a butyl sausage and DIY'ing a viable option?

>> No.2623985

Weird. What kind of car? All the new stuff uses urethane adhesive. Any reason you can't use that?

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2623906 No.2623906 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

How do you fill water into a barrel using a hose and barrel that are airtight?

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>> No.2624055

You pump out the air. The water will replace it.

>> No.2624146

Practically speaking?
Fit the hose to the vessel as normal.
Feed a thinner hose through the real hose.
Rotate the barrel so that the outlet is highest.
Feed water into the barrel through the narrower hose by pushing it.
Or drawing the air out of the larger, thereby sucking in water through the narrower.

>> No.2624210

Use an air vent with a check valve.

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You need a spot for the air to go, ideally on top of the liquid you're dispensing. If it's airtight the whole way through, you'll need two hoses; no other way about it. Pic related will keep pressure equilibrated while gravity dispenses the liquid. If it's flammable or reactive I recommend a nitrogen or argon sweep, as well as grounding all containers.
Also, this is a stupid question/questions that don't deserve their own thread kinda post. Post more ladybots now.

>> No.2624367

lol you have just transferred the problem to another tank that doesn't have the airtight issue

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2623892 No.2623892 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I want to completely block the sunlight from a window like this. I'm tired of taping alluminium paper against it every summer.

Any cheap ways to achieve it?

Also a bonus, a mosquito net would help a lot.

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>> No.2623915

* 3d printed my own handle

>> No.2623924

Blackout curtains truly work and mine are great. The angle your windows are at is really fucky but a way around it may be getting a second bar to hold the bottom. It is not ideal but may be your best option.

>> No.2623925

looking at the picture, that room is clearly not above the trees.

>> No.2624035
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Two way mirror foil, and one of these on the inside.

>> No.2624046

cut out some light filter like they use in filter? maybe beige colored.

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2623829 No.2623829 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I'm doing the skirting in my house, and was going to scribe/join all the corners, but the local hardware store has these things for internal and external corners that you use instead. Are they any good, or am I going to regret it?

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Not sure if it matters, but it's floor skirting I'm doing. Will be a combination of nails and glue.

>> No.2623850

Never used them but honestly cutting trim with a chop saw is so easy I can't really see the point for a one-off job. Now if you're a construction company churning out cucksheds by the hundreds, then it starts to make a lot of sense. Faster and less chance for Pedro to fuck it up

>> No.2624185

Fair point, I thought they might look nicer than my first attempt at skirting.

I don't suppose you have any insight as to why a lot of the tutorials use super glue+activator on their joints instead of wood glue? I know wood glue is slower drying, but would the super glue joins break the second your Mrs aggressively vacuums the house?

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