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If I want to have something that runs off three AA batteries run off of a non-battery power source, is it as simple as hooking the ends of it to a 4.5v supply?
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>>963606
Yes.
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Well so it is. Thx!
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Not sure whether to be proud or scared of the future

Hey /diy/, i want to hang 50 of my old yugioh cards from the bedroom ceiling. I haven't been around too many arts & crafts to know what would be best for this project. I was hoping you guys could help?

If possible I'd rather not put holes in the ceiling, or risk tearing the cards too much. I also have a fan in the room. Is there something i can to use to weigh them down, so they don't fly all over the place?
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So fucking underagebant it hurts.
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>>963252
im sorry you never had a childhood
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>>963245
>blue tack
>string
>paperclip

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Good morning /diy/

Next week is my spring break and during that time I'm planning to ginally take care of my garden.

Here is a pic of my garden currently.

First - Find wood pallets. Remove the planks and stain them a dark color. I'll drill them to the bottom part of the back wall up the bottom edge of the wall planters.

Second - I'll plant the top grey part of the wall a white color so it doesn't feel so enclosing.

Third - Paint a mural with spray paint. I'm working on the design right now.

Fourth - Those bricks...
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If you look at the OP pic you can also see a red part of the wall.

Here is a close up and the stucco or whatever was in front of the brick started chipping due to humidty.

This is the only part of the wall though that seems to be affected by humidity.

If i want to board up part of this wall I guess I have to make sure the boards are water proofed to prevent rotting.
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I also found this really old tub of paint. But it's solidified.

I feel like this could be perfect for painting the back garden wall. But I don't know if it can be saved.
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Here is a reference for the first thing I want to do which is taking wood from wood pallets and nailing them against the wall.

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But without access to major machinery or excessively dangerous chemicals, would anyone have an inkling on how to "hollow out" a stump or similar piece of wood so the inside could then be burned to look like this? I was toying with the idea of those "stump out" products but am afraid that if they worked, in any fashion, the structural integrity would be far too compromised.
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With out chemicals or tools, you might as well sing to a tree so the magical fairy inside will leave, and then you have a hallow tree.

But no really, your a pansy.
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>>962548
>But without access to major machinery
You don't need machinery to cut wood. Buy an axe and start hackin. Once you get a bunch out, hack the other side. Remove the rest with a sawzall if you have one, otherwise it will be a long process with a large knife or something. Either way it's simple, you then take it outside, carefully wet only the outside of the log with a rag until it is soaked evenly, fill it with charcoal, burn for as long as you want, then get to sanding a flat surface.
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Hammer & chisel

Any tips? trying to replace a plastic part that broke from the solar roof of my car.

So far, I've seen that fine sand (90%) + bentonite(8%) + water(2%) will do the trick for molding. Is this OK? Are there better alternatives?

Also, will be using wood coal for the kiln. Is propane necessary?
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Too brittle.

Too much oxygen.

You would have to drink a lot of beer to get enough aluminum to cast things.
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>>961460
THat seems pretty non sequitur. Did you read a different thread?
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>>961455
Propane isn't necessary. Built a coffee can furnace and melted some shit on my terrace cause I live in the city. Worked like a charm

This is pretty neat. This guy collects examples of DIY shit that Cubans made due to the collapsed economy. More out of the lack of industry rather than lack of personal funds.

TV antennas made from metal cafeteria style trays were commonplace during this time. Another neat example is using grapefruit rinds as a substitute for beef steak. He said they remove the acidity then fry it in garlic, onions ect. so it tastes and feels similar to meat.
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>>965105
Saw this on YouTube yesterday and it was pretty interesting. I liked the hearing aid recharger and the coconut thing made from a washing machine motor.
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Forgot the link, sorry folks.

>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-XS4aueDUg
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I want those books.

Could've done without the fluffy art school talk though.

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for living in a van, would I be better off buying car batteries or a few back up power rechargeable batteries. Someone suggested before getting golf cart batteries as they're cheaper and would meet my reqs. I want to be able to run a big flat screen LED tv, a high performance PC, a PS4, a microwave, and a fridge at the same time but rarely.
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>>962360

Thats going to be a fuck huge current draw...unlikely you'll be able to keep much of it powered up for much more than 3-4 hrs...go deep cycle gel cells and hope for the best...
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>>962360
>big flat screen LED tv, a high performance PC, a PS4, a microwave, and a fridge at the same time but rarely.

heres what to do. Take each of these vital-for-virtual-existence necessities above, add it to the phrase "average power consumption of .." - Google it, this will give you a figure in watts. Add all these watts up, then, come back with this figure - this is how much electricity you need from your batteries. Plural.

Heres a clue, before you start tho - its too...
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>>962360
>I want to be able to run a big flat screen LED tv, a high performance PC, a PS4, a microwave, and a fridge at the same time but rarely.

You are obviously new to vandwelling.
You are going to be able to charge your phone and run a small very efficient ultrabook.
Maybe a fridge.

You would spend more on your electronics system than your van to be running that shit

Help me solve this puzzle, I can't seem to get this air drill of the air tank nozzle.
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...pull down towards the hose on the knurled part of the brass fitting

if that doesn't do it, unscrew with a wrench at the base of the aluminum drill handle.
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>>965352
Thanks pal literally a minute after posting this I pulled the bearing back and the drill fell to the floor. I laughed at my ignorance.
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Wait. How did you get it on there in the first place without knowing that? That's not the kind of fitting you can just plug in without moving the collar.

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Ok /DIY/, help me out please. So I've bought a new inner tube for my bicycle, but this happens when I pump air into it? What the hell do I do? How do I fix it?
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It looks like the tube is too wide on the side with the air thing.
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>>965768

did you insert it anally to lube it up first?
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>>965768
Looks pinched, pull the tire and reinstall it making sure the bead seats correctly.

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I have a new piece of tech in my home- an AT&T home cell phone. I plug in a handset and it operates as a cell. Saves me 40/month. I want to boost the reception. I assume I could replace the antenna with something bigger and it would give me more bars. It says it uses 850/1900mhz, and the cell boosters on amazon are 200 bucks. As long as I had the right attachment/connection, couldn't I use some sort of wifi modem antenna that costs 20 bucks?
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>>965377
Wifi antennas are 2.4/5ghz, so that would probably be worse.

You could get an antenna of the right frequency for not much more money and use that. You don't need a cellpoh e booster, you have half of one already,you just need a Bette ranetnna and google Fu

If you have two or three bars already that's fine too. Or walk around with your house looking for a better spot.

You can plug it into any pho e jack I. Your house and wire the whole house just go out to your demarc and remove your wires...
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Follow the same rules as positioning a wifi router. Place it as high up as you can. Put it in an open area as far away from large metal objects as you can. Run a cable into the attic if you need to. I find it hard to believe that you'll have range issues at those low frequencies.
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>>965571
These things aren't rated for the attic. They oveheat in a couple weeks.

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I bought some dumbbells a couple of years back from a bootsale. Each one is packed full of weights and I never could work out how to separate it and remove some disks. Its like its all one piece. Any ideas?
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>>965326
Looks like it is welded on caps, you can't take them out now
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Bollocks. That'll be why they were so cheap then. Can't believe anyone would make such heavy dumbbells. I do have an angle grinder. Do you think it's worth maybe salvaging the weights and buying new handles?
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>>965341

Yes

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The weather is finally clearing up and the yard/garage/estate sales are starting back up again. So its the time again! Haul Thread!

You know the rules: No new stuff, no foreign stuff, don't post unless you have a picture.

The following pictures are about a months worth of stuff. A little here, a little there and then a ton of stuff yesterday (Saturday March 19th). The Craftsman carpenters box (the big one) set me back a princely sum of $10. It includes the tray and the original wooden support for the lid. I got the smaller Craftsman at the same sale for $6,...
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Next up is this beautiful Craftsman top box that the previous owner painted tomato red with a rattle can. On a related note, anyone know how to get spray paint off of decent paint without ruining the decent paint under it?

The large clamps are J.H. Williams, the smaller ones are Cincinnati Tool Co. Paid a buck each. Dremel 100 ($3), Craftsman 'Yankee' screwdriver ($4), Stanley Yankee ($2), Stanley push drill ($2), Supreme Versamatic (2 for about $5) and a Supreme Versamate ($2), mortising machine chisel...
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>>965016
All SK tools USA made. Can barely close the lid on it its so packed.

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(didn't post this in /wsr/ as it's more of a discussion than a specific request)

Plugged in a 750GB external drive (fat32, I think it came that way) and had errors while trying to copy some files.

I was able to move 85% or so of the files off onto other drives, but there are still some corrupted files left behind.

During moving and running chkdsk /f, some of the files "disappeared". At last check, there as about 60GB or so left on the drive, but the amount actually visible in explorer was far less than that.

I haven't written...
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chkdsk is destructive, should not be using on 15%+ corrupted drive, just going to make tings worse.

As long as drive still recongised (appears in exploerer, etc), file recovery program (Easus Recovery myself) would be a better idea. Yoos chkdsk /f only for odd minor file errors, and preferably not even then.

Weigh up how much you really need the files as well, 60GB of mostly corrupted data probably gonna stay mostly corrupted, no matter which drive you transfer it to - if films or some BS you can reload, forget em.
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>>964668
well, considering there were only a handful of damaged files on the other parts of the drive, I don't think all of the ~60GB left would be corrupted as well....I did managed to get a few files that were in the same folder(s) before the rest disappeared

but I'll look into it, thanks
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>>964649
Never write to a dodgy disk.

Buy a new disk, image the old disk from it, make a copy of the image, and work on that copy.

If you shag up the copy, you can just copy it again. If you shagged up the image, you'd have to read it from the dodgy drive, and it might not put up with that kind of treatment.

If you work directly on the drive and you shag it up, then it's game over. Assuming it even possible to write to the drive reliably, which it may well not be.

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So trying to wire my rc toys slide switch to a newer one that fits a mount on it. Problem is, it's a 3 stage switch 6 pin, so it has 3 selection settings as apposed to the old on/off selection setting 6 pin to the left you see here. I got 3 main cables, the negatives, the control board positive and the battery positive on the far right. Since I'm trying to rewire it onto the 3 selector, how would I go about doing so so that it's still an on/off switch. I'm still a novice at requiring as I blew up a battery in my face yesterday. Got a multi meter for that now.
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ask /g/
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>>965605
got a diagram of the switch? or a model number? just post what it reads on the side of the switch.

>>965666
also /g/ isn't the correct place. he's not asking if he should go with alienware or dell. diy is correct. albeit he could of posted this question oh /ohm/
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use meter to figure out how old switch works
use meter to figure out how new switch works
resolder wires so behavior of new switch is the same as old switch

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Does anyone know the proper distance for sewage vent spacing?
Ever since we moved in there has been this intermittent porta potty smell, pic related.

Could these vents be the cause?
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Bleach gets rid of the smell. Mix a few cups of bleach in a five gallon bucket, and dump it down there. Use more or less bleach, I'm not sure how big an area there is.

You can do some googling and try to find what bacteria breaks down sewage quickly without leaving unpleasant smells, that might be the best long term solution.


I'm not an expert so take my advice with a pinch of salt.
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>>965590
>quickly without leaving unpleasant smells
That would be aerobic bacteria, which have never, and will never exist in a septic system. Intentionally trying to destroy the bacteria in your septic system is not a good decision.

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