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1512061 No.1512061 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Can wood be permanently magnetised?

>> No.1512082

>>1512061
yes, drill hole, put in magnet

>> No.1512103

>>1512061
it's diamagnetic so no.



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1512045 No.1512045 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Looking to find some info on this crate before I even touch it. Was going to put some records in but it’s not wide enough so I want to sell it to rich white people. Anyone able to point me in a direction to find out more about the company?

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>> No.1512256

Well, if you google image search "soda crate" there is stuff that looks like there may have been a common manufacturer or an industry standard way to manufacture. That is an obscure brand and I bet you can get a pretty penny if you find a sucker. Common shit is upwards of sixty bucks.

>> No.1512276

>>1512128
My gramps is dead but if he was alive he would not respond because he hated americans

>> No.1512280

OP are you going to put a finished surface on your counter top?
It's starting to trigger my autism

>> No.1512285

>>1512045
>blackie too dumb to google
I found a crate just like it in 3 minutes. Same company, same look. Not club soda though.

>> No.1512665

>>1512285
I'm too dumb too, but can't you prove that with a picture? I spent a great deal of time searching for OP. I already said that I'm dumb.



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1512030 No.1512030 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

unpatched edition: >>1507025

>RULES
0. Electrics ≠ electronics. Mains wiring goes to /qtddtot/ or /sqt/. PC assembly to >>>/g/.
1. Do your own homework. Re-read all documentation/datasheets related to your components/circuits, and do an honest web search, before asking.
2. Pics > 1000 words. Post schematic/picture/sketch/9001.5 hours in MS Paint with all part numbers/values/etc. when asking for help. Focus/lighting counts.
3. Read posts fully. Solve more problems than you create.

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

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

>Principles (by increasing skill level):
Mims III, Getting Started in Electronics
Platt, Make: Electronics
Geier, How to Diagnose & Fix Everything Electronic
Kybett & Boysen, All New Electronics Self-Teaching Guide
Scherz & Monk, Practical Electronics for Inventors
Horowitz and Hill, The Art of Electronics

>Design/verification tools:
LTSpice
falstad.com/circuit/circuitjs.html
NI Multisim
CircuitLab
iCircuit for Macs
KiCAD (pcb layout software, v5+ recommended)

>Components/equipment:
Mouser, Digi-Key, Arrow, Newark, LCSC (global)
RS Components (Europe)
eBay/AliExpress sellers, especially good for component assortments/sample kits (caveat emptor)
Your local independent retail electronics distributors
ladyada.net/library/procure/hobbyist.html

>Related YouTube channels:
mjlorton
paceworldwide
jkgamm041
eevblog
EcProjects
greatscottlab
AfroTechMods
Photonvids
sdgelectronics
TheSignalPathBlog
BigClive

>Li+/LiPo batteries
Read this exemplary resource first: https://www.robotshop.com/media/files/pdf/hyperion-g5-50c-3s-1100mah-lipo-battery-User-Guide.pdf
>I have junk, what do?
Take it to the recycler.

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>> No.1512761

>>1512742
I don't think that will work for your purposes. You would be better off using a central air tank and routing from that. Paintball stores can probably get you a decent deal.
You may also want to try hydraulics instead.

>> No.1512767

>>1512751
>doing this pleases my autism

it would please our autism, and you might get some replies, if you posted your circuit.

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1512789

>>1512767
hope this helps

>> No.1512795

>>1512789
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waEC-8GFTP4

>> No.1512804

>>1512795
what do you mean



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1511987 No.1511987 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I have a rotted baseboard that I broke up today. I found this (see pic) growing on the back of the wood. The board was just below a window that looks like it might have had some water come in at some point. Did a little digging, think this might be called alternaria, but can’t be sure. Anyone know what this is? Thanks

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>> No.1512002

>>1512000
I meant it probably isn't black mold, not sure if other molds grow in an electrical type "fibonacci" pattern

>> No.1512107

>>1512000
>>1512002
OP here, I'm thinking now that this isn't your standard "mold" but just fungus from wood rot. I think it's fairly standard, just well formed because of the moisture factor. Nice trips btw.

>> No.1512630

>>1512107
Dead fungus seems more plausible to me

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1512632

uh oh

>> No.1512792

>>1511987
It's poria, pack your shit and burn the house down, it's the only way to be sure.



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1511976 No.1511976 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

There's a bird in my garage. How do I catch it? I have tools.

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>> No.1511988

>>1511978
I would have to make one. I don't have e one on hand. Might try to fashion one.

>> No.1511999

>>1511978
Ok I made a net. The bird shit on my mushrooms so it's personal now.

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1512001

>>1511999
Checked but forgot pic.

>> No.1512633

Open the door turn the lights off and leave for a while it should fly out on its own

>> No.1512653

I'm sure OP caught his bird but, to add my experience, I had a bird in my two story house and it was easier to catch than I expected. Just keep walking towards it and letting it fly somewhere else. After about fifteen minutes, he was psyched out or tired and just let me pick him up and put him outside.



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1511941 No.1511941 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Say you have an upper and a lower half of a tube. You want to put them together, mechanically. How do you design them to do this without welding or gluing in the strongest possible way?
You have a CNC machine and can mill out anything you want, but it has to come together as a pipe.

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>> No.1512022

>>1511963
You take another pipe and screw it in?
>>1511986
No, I mean upper and lower like a C or a U, not as a pipe someone cut in half.
>>1512007
As high a pressure as possible.

>you can make an arbitrary amount of steel parts on a CNC machine, what do you manufacture and how do you fit it together to create the pipe that can withstand the highest possible strength?

I'm thinking you make a lower and a upper half, make like jigsaw pieces coming up and down, then move them backwards. You get some hole to fill in, put a plug there.
You make this construction quite thin, maybe 1/3 of overall thickness, then you make it go up and down to mate better, and form a tight-ish seal.

>> No.1512063

>>1511941
I don't get it.

>> No.1512066

>>1511941
jam them inside another tube, OP is the guy trying to make a gun barrel in two pieces.

look into barrel liners or modern carbon fiber barrels or something.

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1512070

>>1511941
CNC a barrel, I mean tube, with a slightly smaller inside diameter than the outside diameter of the halves you want to join. Heat it up and press the halves into it

>> No.1512101

>>1512066
>>1512070
That could work, but it would need tubes of a specific dimension. Also, it needs them to be quite strong, or otherwise the gas will expand into the cracks.



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1511936 No.1511936 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

What do you feed algae so it produces more oil? Im trying to diy my own biofuel and I heard certain foods make more oil but also algae eats sunlight and co2 so I'm confused

>> No.1511954

>>1511936
Put them in clear tubes, bubble air into them.

>> No.1511984

>>1511936
What strain are you growing?
Botryococcus braunii?

>> No.1512008

>>1511936
Air and sunlight, if the sun isn't enough buy some lights to help

>> No.1512039

>>1511936
nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium always helps



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1511877 No.1511877 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Was driving through the state of missouri today and stopped to fill up. All the gas pumps have this fucking plastic sheath thing over the nozzle that needs to be depressed by pushing hard against the filler pipe. Is this just a missouri thing? Do other states have this?

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>> No.1512625

Gas station I worked at 20 years ago upgraded to these while I was there, accidental spills almost completely stopped.

The fact that it will not pump unless the sleeve is compressed is great, amazing how many people pull out nozzle while it is pumping.

>> No.1512629

>>1512621
It’s true though. You could drop a cig into a puddle of gasoline and it will put the cig out.

>> No.1512640

Didn't know there was so many dense imbeciles on /diy/

>> No.1512659

>>1512187
if everyone drove with an iota of common sense and respect for others we wouldn't need stop lights but the only thing anyone cares about when driving is "me me ME I need to be one more ahead just ONE MORE AHEAD!!"

>> No.1512791

>>1512629
because the air/fuel ratio isn't correct
same reason you can weld a gas pipe, no air in it.
same reason they used to catch arsonists, windows shut and too much fuel doesn't burn.
same reason you can flood an engine, too much fuel doesn't ignite EVEN WITH A SPARK
nothing to do with spark vs burning, if you have fuel oxygen and heat you will get fire, its the fire triangle.

petrol could reasonably ignite from a cigarette if its warm enough to evapourate, diesel is much more difficult.

here is a video to explain it to you
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zph5usgWkN0



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1511875 No.1511875 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

can someone explain to me how does this regulated power supply work? I am not really understanding it

>> No.1511889

>>1511875
bump

>> No.1511892

>>1511889

ask in >>>/diy/ohm/ and you will get answer

>> No.1511895

>>1511892

lol. page 10 they need to put the crack pipe down and make new thread



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1511872 No.1511872 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Title says it all. I'm grinding my teeth in my sleep, but I'm not paying big cash for a fucking mold. I was thinking of carving out a wooden piece that would fit snugly on the 4 front teeth, but what if I swallow it and die?

All thoughts and replies appreciated.

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>> No.1512421

>>1512248
Yes, surely homeopathy is a better solution to teeth grinding than a bit of rubber that makes the problems of teeth grinding go away...

>> No.1512442

>>1512421
>looking for root causes and not just treating symptoms is quackery
ok

>> No.1512448

>>1511872
Search for “thin moldable mouth guard” on amazon. Mine came flat and after molding perfectly snaps onto my teeth

>> No.1512456

>>1512421
but it does not make the problem go away, you just cant grind anymore?

>> No.1512535

>>1512421
>medicinal grade supplements
>homeopathy

Kys.



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1511827 No.1511827 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

What is this fucking connector? It's a fan header on a small NUC-like PC (manufacturer is Qotom), but it's insanely small. Fan headers on normal sized motherboards are way bigger. I've done some digging around and figured it might be a JST-SH or Molex PicoBlade connector, but I'm not sure at all. I'm guessing this type of connector is commonly used on laptop motherboards.

My end goal is to try and find a cable that connects to this backwards as fuck connector (female) to molex KK (female)

For anyone wondering, I'm trying to find a cable that can connect this small little cunt to a 4-pin molex KK connector.

>> No.1511828

>>1511827
shit i fucked up and doubled on the last line

>> No.1512310

I'm guessing it's a PicoBlade.



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1511761 No.1511761 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

How can I hide construction from satellites, drones, and planes? Want to build a concrete underground bunker and tunnel system by excavating, building, and covering. Lots of camouflage netting maybe?

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>> No.1511852

>>1511844
you could make a canopy frame out of damn anything you want and stretch camo tarp or whatever you want over the top
pvc pipe is a cheap easy diy method to make canopy frame. only trouble would be how tall and wide does it need to be and do you have to deal with wind. wind will blow your shit away if its lightweight and not anchored well

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1511861

something like this made of pvc pipe and covered with camo netting
trouble is they get weak and flimsy the bigger span they get.

>> No.1511873

>>1511761
Find a place with a source of running water. Build a normie house into the side of a hill. Lay pipe from up stream to your property, feeding into a fountain. Lay pipe going down stream that withdraws water from the fountain. Connect that down stream water to your underground lair, use that to dispose of the rock you excavate after you powder it. Or: have a clearly visible garden about an acre large, have a compost pile. Mix in powdered rock into the food waste you add to the compost pile. Spread the compost over your garden. To make powdered rock, purchase or construct a ball mill.
To afford enough concrete to make any underground structure of appreciable size, consider purchasing a cement company.

>> No.1511951

>>1511761
Do the construction at night, make sure to have all the equipment either inside the bunker or far away.

>> No.1512111

>>1511761
kimmy j?



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1511728 No.1511728 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Hey.
Need advice how to make at home so ultra smelly water or whatever. I mean ultra smell that its pretty hard rid it from carpet or wood.
Some chemicals or is it possible to buy some thing like suestroming?

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>> No.1511795

>>1511790
>butyric acid
Looks great. Mix with what ? I need extra smelly something that people will hate forever.
>>1511789
B is full of closet homosexuals. Thread there die after 5 minutes. nobody will ever help me there

>> No.1511961

>>1511795
>Mix with what
nothing
>>1511728
>surströmming
>Fermentation continues in the can, causing it to bulge noticeably. Species of Haloanaerobium bacteria are responsible for the in-can ripening. These bacteria produce carbon dioxide and a number of compounds that account for the unique odour: pungent (propionic acid), rotten-egg (hydrogen sulfide), rancid-butter (butyric acid), and vinegary (acetic acid).[7]

Maybe you should just rot some eggs?

>> No.1512316

>>1511795

maybe we wont help you here either. this seems to be the wrong board for whatever your intentions are. kindly fuckoff newfag

>> No.1512628

Cat piss and eggs and you can buy stink bombs that smell like eggs or burning flesh, leave a bunch of roadkill in there like cats in the walls and fish in the vents buy a gallon of deer piss and hook it up to a sprinkler reduce down and burn black cola

>> No.1512656

prawn paste. a tiny amount the size of a grain of rice will stink forever and you can buy it in huge blocks at those foreign food stores. just dissolve it in the water and you’re good to go, the smell gets worse with time as well.
this info is powerful, dont be a cunt with it



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1511722 No.1511722 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I got nest thermostat v2 second hand and I wanted to attach it to a fan-coil system in my condo. I hooked up the G, R, W, Y wires but the nest is complaining about the lack of a 24vac common wire. The old thermostat didn't use one, so where on this diagram can I connect a common wire? There seems to be only dedicated wires for G, R, W, and Y. While searching around I found a post in another forum that if you connect a wire to any ground point that will also give you 24vac but I don't know how true that is. There's already two unused wires going from the fan-coil to the thermostat to use for the 24vac. Thanks for any input.

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>> No.1512777

>>1512175
yes and conect that wire to the c on the nest

>> No.1512782

>>1511994
You do not understand English or are just a fool and an idiot. I would have to guess you voted for your hero T rump if you can even vote.

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1512786

>>1512782

politics is not /diy/ >>>/pol/

>> No.1512790

>>1512242
It's e24, and the picture displayed on the nest highlights the lack of a common wire.

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1512793

>>1512790

thank you



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1511702 No.1511702 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I finally got my standing seam roof installed it rained its dick off today and no leaks! fuck yeah Im the goddam best fucking roof installer on the planet.

I was the guy with the blue tarp on his roof a few months ago.

>> No.1511707

hell of a thread, anon.

>> No.1511709

>>1511702
congratulations! hope you have a dry and drama-free winter.

>> No.1511710

you got damn right.

your speaking to roofing royalty over here.

>> No.1511735

>>1511702
Happy for you, anon.
Does it snow where you are? You may want to do something to keep a snowfall from sliding off all at once, and taking the gutters with it.

>> No.1511767

I appreciate the concern but this master roofer lives in Louisiana.



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1511699 No.1511699 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Hi, maybe this is the wrong board for this, but you are all the most practical of this site and the ones most likely to work real jobs.

So my question, is anybody a rigger? Specifically a telecoms rigger? I'm currently a fibre jointer in the UK and I've applied for a job in the UK as a telecoms rigger, i'm wondering to what extent my skills are transferable, what the rigging job entails and what I should say in the interview.

Regards.

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>> No.1511769

>>1511765

I've got other job offers which are equally as good doing what I know how to do, but I'm interested in rigging from the telecoms perspective. 5g is the future and I want in on it, but I'm not gonna lie about my experience. I want to know here what's entailed in this line of work, what they can expect from me, what I should anticipate to learn about or know for my interview, without lying un-necessarily.

>> No.1511775

I hope you get it good luck.

>> No.1511776

>>1511775

Thankyou.

>> No.1511802

>>1511699
anyone here has the screenshots from the thread about the Tower climbing guy that reported
how common sabotage was in his trade
like workers making traps and manipulating safety equipment
because they were all working independently and whoever did the job first got the money.

>> No.1512249

bump



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1511586 No.1511586 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

why the fuck am I sealing rocks? did the tile merchant get me?

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>> No.1512131

Just seal them or you’ll get Mrsa and Sars.

>> No.1512212

>>1512115
So? Rocks can't get sick

>> No.1512240

>>1512212
Oh, well, if you plan on never touching them then sure, do whatever. We all thought you were going to shower in their or something.

>> No.1512282

>>1512212
they will filll your bathroom with spores, mold mildew and such. do you want that stuff growing wild in your bathroom?

>> No.1512458

>>1512282
>>1512240
>>1512117
>>1512115

City folk.

Mold mildew and fungus are all the same things and they need more than rock to grow on, as long as you clean the shower on occasion life will be fine. Even if you don't, any square foot of forest floor will have more fungus and bacteria in it than that shower will ever be able to harbor, fuck, a shovel full of dirt from the back yard probably can outdo a neglected shower with unsealed rock.



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1511563 No.1511563 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Any other journeyman tradesmen having issues with the new generation of apprentices? I’m talking about this generation Z fresh out of highschool in the last 2-3 years. I never seen such a lack of care about their work/job, or an unwillingness to listen to the journeyman they’re with as well as phone use, and just general shit attitute. Is this just my company or have you guys experianced this too?

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>> No.1512666

You can race D'S nuts down your nut hole

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1512745

>>1511781
>>1511891
>>1511960
>>1512065
>>1512086
>>1512088
>>1512090
>>1512093
>>1512110
>>1512366
>>1512367
>>1512370
>>1512376
>>1512386
>>1512389
>>1512415
>>1512423
>>1512464
>>1512560
>>1512577
When do we ban these larping man-child boomers off of /diy/?

>> No.1512754

>>1512745
Welcome to 4channel. User names and upvotes are inevitable.

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1512779

>>1512754
>Welcome to 4chan

god I feel old

>> No.1512797

>>1511563
Consider yourself lucky you have any at all. I'm a framer in new england and the only help I can get is boomers with broken bodies or X'ers in and out of prison with substance abuse issues. I'm 25 and started as a laborer when i was 16. Never worked with anyone my age or younger. Solo framing can be comfy sometimes, but it's mostly just back breaking. I offer 16/hour for an untrained laborer, but nobody wants to build houses anymore.



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1511558 No.1511558 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

well, here is a classic.
How do I repair a mug so its still usable with hot liquids and is food safe?

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>> No.1511779

>>1511558
JB Weld
Once cured it's not toxic.
>>1511559
That's why I use shitty mugs in the shop.

>> No.1512518

Use glazing to glue it back together, fire in kiln.

>> No.1512524

>>1511559
>/diy/
go to >>>/buy/

>> No.1512537

>>1511558
>still usable with hot liquids and is food safe?
Any kind of glue, like super glue, that can hold the pieces together again, will not be exactly "food-safe" or "hot water-safe" for that matter

ask yourself, do you want to drink or eat from a dish that is partially made of superglue chemicals?

>> No.1512658

>>1511779
You seem like a wise anon. Ever tried baking soda and super glue. I don't know how water tight it would be but its great for things too delicate for JB. You too OP>>1511558
It would probably be invisible if you are neat. If it leaks, you can get a plastic cup and warm it up and use it as an insert for your cosmetically repaired cup.



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1511539 No.1511539 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Hey /diy/ers. So i have an unfinished basement, that is approximately 600 square feet. In the entire basement there is only 1 single electric outlet, other than the 220 for the dryer. How difficult would it be for a novice to run a new circuit (breaker box is in the basement as well) and add a few more outlets in. I wouldn't need to fish through walls or anything, since the basement is, and will probably always be, unfinished.

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>> No.1512100

>>1512080
One standard floor or stand alone heater takes about 1450 whats on high or roughly 13 amps. one slim line LED tvs 55 inch take around 3 amps. Stand alone LED floor lamps take around 1/5 amp. A lap top around an amp.

>> No.1512102

>>1512096
Do all the wire with out any connections and let him do it with you having all the parts. Or just man up.

>> No.1512113

So you did not ask about the 200 lb gas line or 200 amp/main breaker switch so I am going to tell it at you anyway. This story happened to me many years ago when I was a young 50 year old. Our big ass complex had a big make over area. They had the spot before you dig guys come in and mark off the under ground utility's but knowing how slack the utility's were they did not bother with keeping the location wires in line with the pipes. When the contractor was dinging up the foundation for a new basement they followed the flags but cut in two a 200 lb gas supply line on our property . Of course security called me to go out and figure out what to do about it. It was a 2 inch plastic line blasting gas out. The whole area smelled of gas. Being me and never a pussy, I grabbed an empty coke bottle and climbed into the gas filled hole and shoved it into the broken pipe. Fuck I was a hero for half a second. That bottle shot out about ten feet. in a few moments the fire department showed up and the cops shut down an major intersection in Atlanta. They asked me to go into our 5 story slimeball owned education building and kill the power because it was close by and filling with raw gas. I went in to the main switch room and pulled the leaver and a giant arch lit the room.. Ga Gas showed up and shut off the gas leak and it was then my job to turn the switch back on latter that day. So being a man up guy I just do it.....fuck I pop up the switch and it wont go in. Now this is not a little light switch, it is a massive three poll metal guillotine switch made out of copper about an inch thick and each prong about a foot long, all three of them. I take off the cover of the switch gear and see that the copper has formed balls on the edge that is blocking the thing from going home. Like I said we are a hands on kinda of shop. TBC

>> No.1512120

The contrast here is that most chief engineers in big buildings are fat fuckers and mostly hang out in their office and make phone calls to get anything done I get a file and cover the part you hold with electrical tape. Then I file the live blades until they are smooth enough to fit back it. It was only 240 v 3 ph but about 3000 amp supply from the transformer. I have one more story if you want me to tell it at you.

>> No.1512151

>>1512100
Yeah if you're planning to use a stand alone heater down there you should only plug it into an outlet that has nothing else plugged in and has its own dedicated circuit breaker.



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