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Hey guys been in my house 5 years. Got a stupid size laundry room 25x13. The furnace, and water heater are in a dumb place. Any ideas on where i can move stuff or build things for more space. Need some ideas on what i can do with this fucking room. Building is not an issue im pretty handy and my dad been in the construction for 35 years.
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I don't have a working camera atm so no pictures, but I have a creek which stretches for several miles off my property. It flows into a pond, and then through a drain onto the rest of our valley. I've been cobbling together a tiny dam setup using large creek rocks and grass turf. I also use moss and the river plants to build a little land bridge with an outlet for the water in the middle. I've been concreting flat stones into the bridge with mud. The hope is that the grass roots grow and connect, creating a rope like barrier holding the rocks and dirt in place....
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>>964270
It shows no signs of losing integrity and the dirt on top has harden like concrete due to having been sopping wet when I put it there.
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>>964270
The first time it rains heavily it's going to burst.

But more importantly...why?

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Do you want anything electrocuting?
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zzzt
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topsy

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So I have had this guitar for several years now.
Pic isn't mine but exact guitar with different pick ups. Recently the coil tap on the tone knob stopped working correctly and has to be engaged to have tone at all. And also the switch works in rhythm but lead has a short and if I flick it enough it works.. is there anything I can do short of driving it 30 miles to the closest music shop
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>open control cavity
>use a small drop of flux on the solder joints
>touch them with a soldering iron for 1 or 2 seconds until they melt
>remove soldering iron from premises

They should be shiny now and the joint should be good again
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>>963833
Thanks I will try this.
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>>963825
According to Dave, disuse can cause oxidation of guitar electronics. He says first thing to try is working the shit out of them: roll your pots back and forth like crazy for several seconds with the side of your hand, flip your switches the same way, then blow them out with compressed air if that fails. It's free, won't hurt the parts of they really are broken, and quick. And Dave's pretty damned cool, so it's worth a shot.

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So, I just had a random thought and hope this board is the correct place for it. You do have some high-tech stuff here, so I think it's at least somewhat appropriate.

How likely would it be to create a system that scans a signature on a piece of paper and then perfectly replicates it with a pen?
I can't even begin to think how I would use such a thing, as I'm not sociopathic enough, but it seems to be a fun thought excercise to relate technological progress to long-standing legal practice. I'd be surprised if no one has tried this yet and if the...
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sure it's possible, but pointless, since copying it by hand would be a lot faster and easier
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So you want to make a Autopen
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autopen
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/president-obamas-autopen-when-is-an-autograph-not-an-autograph-574822/

Sounds like they beat you to it op
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So here is the deal. The ONLY use for forging signatures is to make fake autographs from famous people with well known signatures.

It is useless for artists since it would be a tied to a piece of work that would also have to pass.

It would be useless for most modern celebrities since a large portion of the value of a signature is the story associated with it and since their signature isn't generally worth that much.

It would be useless to forge legal documents since anything of any real importance needs to be notarized.

It would be useless for financial fraud (checks and shit) since those signatures aren't even looked at unless fraud is reported and even then a real investigation would be launched.


So basically the only place it would make sense to do this is autographs from deceased people. Even then, how many autographs from George Washington do you realistically could pass off before you were called out? Not to mention it would be much cheaper to just find the signature and copy it using a light table.

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Hello /diy/,

I've always wanted a garden since I was little and I'm really interested in growing my own food.
That being said I live in a shitty apartment with no garden and I won't get one in the near future.

I live fairly close to the edge of town though and know a few pieces of land close to a river that no one seems to frequent or care about. Pretty secluded and "innawoods".

What tools do I need to clear some space for gardening? I'm thinking of setting up in the middle of some overgrown field so my plot will be harder...
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>>963778
>>>/out/
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>>963811
Specifically homegrowmen thread.
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>>963778
see
>>>/out/714202

You can still grow a surprising amount of food indoors in an apartment.

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Hey diy/
do you know how to disassemble this type of battery? a Bosch 10.8V 2Ah.
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there seems to be no joint on the casing. So im struggling to get out the battery pack
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>>963770
that top metal piece, which is bent. is what im trying to replace. and to get to it i need to get out the battery pack from the bottom (right side)
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Hi guys I need help. It's midnight and I've had a leaky faucet for a few months presumably. I just checked and the problem is in the basement sink. The copper pipe is sexposed and all the way fro faucet to the tank there's no valve. The issue is in the hot water part. Can I some how just temporarily block the faucet? Can't really find a solution. Thanks.
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>>963678
So
You have a basement sink, and that faucet is leaking

By leaking you mean its slowly dripping when the facuet is shut off?

And there is no shut off valve to turn the water off?

Let it keep dripping.
Tomorrow turn the water to the house off, and replace the seats and springs of the faucet, or if its a shit faucet just replace the whole thing.

Its odd to not have a shut off valve, you can install one pretty easily and cheaply if you wanted to though.
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wrap the end of the faucet in duct tape to seal the leak.
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>>963680
Yea it's a basement sink and it's all hot water. the last water bill was 2x regular.every 3 month period was ~80 m^3 but the last one was 120m^3

Mainly there's no shut off valve fro hot water from that faucet to the heater. Basement is unfinished so all the pipes are exposed. It's also not dripping it's basically pouring, when the hot water valve is off.

>Tomorrow turn the water to the house off, and replace the seats and springs of the faucet, or if its a...
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What's a reliable, homemade heating pad?

I keep seeing sock with rice, and I've tried that, but I'm scared it will burst into flames one day, it had been browning after some use

I really want something that has good transfer to the skin, so I can get it hot and wrap something around it for insulation and keep it warm for awhile
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>>963638
Hot water bottle. They are a specific thing different from just a 'water bottle' filled with hot water.
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>>963638
rice in pillow case in microwave will also work.
but yeah, just get a hot water bottle
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>>963638
I recently fucked up my thumb and used 2 cups of rice in a sock. Nuke for 1 minute. Rice isn't going to burst into flames OP and it's cheaper than buying a hot water bottle.

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Does anyone know how to convert one of these to a wall plug?

I assume I'd need a wall adapter and the female part of the plug. I'm just not sure how to wire it or what volts to use?

I think 9v is what would work but I'm unsure

Cheers.
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>>963616
find the type of battery it needs and get an appropriate wall wart and attach the dc +- to the battery terminal +-
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>>963616
didnt we allready tell you about 3 months ago?
and what do you mean you "think" it runs off of 9v. 1 no it doesnt. 2 open it up and look.
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I had one that ran off 4 d cells. I wired in a 7.5 v wall adaptor. Worked good.

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I recently bought a server rack with an ibm blade center H and blade center E but they require so much power that I would need to get a contractor but I was wondering what parts I should get for this to be easier and if there was a way I could do it myself.
Pic unrelated
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>>963563
How big is the run from your switch box to the rack? How much power is your rack going to need? Does it need an ups system? I don't reccomend running the cable or hooking up to the switchboard yourself but knowing what you want is going to make getting a lower quote easier.
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>>963568
Idk how much it's going to need cause I've never run it before but the H has 4 2880W power supplies and the E has 4 1800W ones. I have 2 ups alreday, one of them plugs directly into the wall and the other needs to be wired in as well. The run is not very far and I already have a lot of heavy duty cables

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Why is /diy/ the best board on 4chan

Literally 0 shitposting ever, just anons assisting each other in their pursuit of self improvement, when relating to diy projects.
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>>963444
Trips aside, obvious bait is obvious.
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>>963448

How come? I've never seen a single shitpost, I doubt this board even needs a mod.
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>>963450
You haven't been here long enough then.

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So my shower is leaking, dripping from the ceiling below.

I specifically put the shower head facing directly the drain for 5 minutes, nothing. Sprayed it on the edges, and it started leaking. So it's leaking from the grout

How do I resolve this issue?
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Silicone?
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>>963425
geocel 2300
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Remove old sealant from the bottom edge of the shower and redo it properly.

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Read thru a post awhile ago about these and now ive come across one that i can have if i want it.i dont do a lot of mechanical stuff at home like setting bearings or die cutting.is this still a cool item to grab or itll just waste work bench space?
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>>963380

It's only useful if you have need of the item...If you don't need to use it, then it's useless to you...
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>>963390
Yeah but you never need it til you need it.i guess my question is more about whether or not having this press could expand the variety of free time projects i might try.if its strictly industrial then nope,i have no use for it.

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Are molly setters worth it? Or is using a screwdriver good enough?
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Depends on the number of molly... I ended in buying one, cos it is a lot more efficient and easy ! So yes, it is worth.
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>>963360
If you're going to use one or two in a lifetime then no.

If they're something you might use here and there then yes. It's hard work doing it by hand and using a drill or impact driver makes it easy for the teeth on the fixing to chew up the plaster board.

I've never heard them called mollies before though.

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