>>961832 Did you break off his ass? What's the chunk behind him?
I use a 3 prong approach.
1. Slow acting baits. Bugs eat it then go back to their nest, take a shit, then die. At the nest, mom roaches eat the dead ones and feed shit to the babbys. The corpses and shit are all toxic and everyone gets a taste. The tapes are convenient, but even better is the big syringes that let you squirt it under chime ledges or other places where a trap doesn't fit.
2. Egg stoppers. It's a hormone liquid.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Does it matter how electricity goes though a lightbulb?
I understand the basic fundamentals of electrical systems, but I have an antique chandelier with wires hanging out without sockets. I have no clue what wire is positive or negative, but I was wondering is it really matters how the power flows through the bulbs.
If it passes though the filament then won't it work either way?
I'm living on the move a little bit and I'm thinking about making a little tea chest to store all my teabags ( I like to have variety. )
I've got a prelim design im going to work on, and I had a quick search for some food safe and good sealants, ( interested in beeswax and olive oil. )
I'm just wondering if there's one that I could try and use to keep it relatively "smell tight" ( I'm guessing air tight ) atm I just store all my teabags in a little tupperware container and the smell is getting into each... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Don't use olive oil it will spoil, in fact you shouldn't finish the internal surfaces at all, just the external with whatever finish it will be fine, I own 2 tea caddies one is shellac finished one is varnished.
The one I have just uses a lip to seal the box and it keeps well.
Dont use ply inner, find something dry and neutral ash, hickory, beech and do a thin 5mm lining of the internals.
>>961676 >>961678 even with th beeswax? it's a mix but there's more oil than wax, so good point, duely noted, should I coat it with wax anyway? I don't want to use varnish or too "chemically" unless I have to, not a nutter just personally like "renewables"
>>961678 could I just make the dividing walls entirely out of those woods you've mentioned? I don't have too many tools to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Okay /diy/ I hope you can give some advice. Someone messed up and I need to get it fixed, correctly. (This is my aunt's house, I'm the nephew trying to help.)
Initial set up: Most are familiar with evolution of a porch: someone wants a patio, so a thin cement slap is poured, later someone wants a covered porch, so walls are built, a roof, and sunroom exist. Original patio is shallow (3 or 4 inch) and at a slight slant, as it was an outdoor patio.
Initial problem: Skunks dug under the shallow foundation of that sunroom. As time goes by, the dirt under... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Fixing it, they're way: So the boyfriend digs under the room, gets out a bumper jack, and jacks the room himself, lifting it another 2 or 3 inches. Mean while the crack in the foundation is worse, then a crack forms on the wall. They pour cement under the east and west wall. The south wall gets no treatment, so it is actually hanging with a 2 inch gap underneath it. They pulled the threshhold from under the door, so there's a 5 inch gap under the door. This was back in October/November, just before it starts getting cold, and we have a literal hole in the wall, 2 inches... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>961497 You know that if the boyfriend has enough pull to already have done work on it, and he's still around, your work will be pretty much futile, right? At best he'll downtalk it ad nauseum and make it a total pain in the ass for you, then he just might rip it out and do it his way anyway.
Anywho, your plan seems okay, as long as the sinking has actually stopped. Not sure which load bearing wall you're having issues securing, and what crack in what foundation? If the house foundation is the issue, stay... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
ideally, you need a mushroom-shaped stake, a torch for heating, and to "raise" the dome- but there's no point even explaining how, if you dont have the equipment. its cheaper just to buy a shield boss from any reenactment website. you can depress down, to dish with just a sandbag, but it thins the metal, so you need to work with 14 or even 12ga sheet for that. whereas with raising you can do it in 16ga.
>>961410 look for a thick wall tube with the inside diameter of the dome diameter. Fasten the sheetmetal with screws/clamps, whatever. Start hammering your way dowm. If you have explosives you could replace the hammer with water over the sheet and the explosion will push the metal to the right shape.
how do i start welding? i have access to a big welding machine, a welding mask and some scrap metal. what would you guys advise if i wanted to make something like pic related? it seems like a pretty simple design to me, using an old gas cylinder with a square hole in the front and a metal pipe as exhaust, what would be a good first step learning to weld?
>>961295 This is probably your best bet, you could either spend your time looking up tutorials and practising a lot on scrap or you could just spend a little money on going and doing a short course. It's not a hard skill yo learn so it shouldn't be a long course.
On a side note, if you do plan to learn by yourself, your first step would be to learn what kind of 'welding machine' you have (MIG, TIG etc)
>>961290 Professional welder here. I work in the automotive industry and mostly do small parts and aluminum. I learned in highschool then a two year cc program. Honestly the best way to learn if you have the time, and aren't considering it as a profession is lots of YouTube videos and scrap metal. Stay away from tig welding it's way to complicated to start with. A good MIG welder is best thing to use for this project. Just remember, 90% of welding is fitment and metal preparation, and 10% knowledge and experiance.
hey guys, new homeowner looking for drainage help. i have an area along the side of my home where water is puddling. i know it needs to be regraded. can i do this tonight or will i have to wait for dry conditions. i dont want to do a half ass patch job but we have a break in the rain coming soon and i want to solve this tonight
So I want to build a go kart, and I'm using a 30,0000 rpm brushless inrunner. I think I want to go with a timing belt drive system. The motor can output 1.5 kW, and I need a belt that can withstand both the high rpm and power. What sort of belts and pulleys should I use? The motor has a 8mm d bore shaft and I need a 1:5 ratio. I also will mount a #25 chain sprocket to the output pulley, I don't know how I could do that either. If someone could help point me in the right direction that would be lovely, I'm just struggling to know what to Google and how to understand... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey /diy/, I want to write a simple code for arduino which will detect local peaks and troughs. I am working on simple blood pressure circuit to enhance my electronics skills.
What I have right now is a pulse similar to the one in pic, with around 120mV and 80mV for the systolic and diastolic peaks. I would like to sample a pulse or two using the analog input pins, and return the peak values so I can print them onto an LCD.
I have tried simply googling it to no avail, and while I am interested in programming, my knowledge is somewhat limited. If anyone could... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
in the simplest terms - you observe the sample and compare it to the previous one, you will also need a variable signalling the current state.
so, you asume that the value is going up, and keep substracting last value from the current one until the result is negative (which means current sample was lower than the last one).
this is the simplest method and will likely not work very well - it would be worth doing some sort of low-pass filtering on the signal because it is very lkely that noise wil locally make the signal go the other way, if you filter most of it... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>code for arduino this is what's wrong with the arduino ecosystem in a nutshell. once you've got the data, the algorithms will be the same regardless of the platform. do consider that when looking for tips. that said, i vouch for this >>961210 rolling average, then check for step difference
I currently wear it. Have been for 8 months. Overall the experience has been good. Every two weeks you put a new set in. When I first got them, I had a bunch of aligners glued to my teeth. Which are like little nubs that click into the retainer. You have to wear them for 20hrs a day. Ah basically I brush my teeth after every meal and put em back in. Definably changed my eating habits. Overall earth are sore. Depending on the week, certain teeth are more sore than others
Hello /diy/. First time poster here, did try to search a bit around google and in here, didn't find much so I'll try my luck. Apologize if this is posted often.
My leather chair (nothing fancy or expensive leather really) is starting to crack after 3 years of use. How can I prevent this or fix this? Some kind of lotion I presume? Someone suggested olive oil but I'm not too sure about this. Anyone here know any products that work well?
Pic is of my chair and the wear. Thanks in advance.
Hey guys, I was practicing desoldering on an old MoBo and i stumbled upon the guy in the pic (ALI M5819P). I googled for a while looking for a datasheet but no luck... Not even translating from chinese really helped... I found the product brief, I know it's a real time clock but that doesn't really help me, so if anyone could suggest me what should i google, maybe equivalent chip or something like that I'd be really thankful... Also, tell me your stories, what do you do in these situations? Do you just throw them away or keep them hoping for later?
>>961085 When it comes to this situation half of /diy/ are hoarders the other half throw everything away. Im guilty about keeping some things Ill probably never use, but then when I throw it away I will need it in 3 months. I once had a piece sitting in a bucket for 10 years, threw it away and then needed it about a week later.
But with this being an anonymous chip I don't think its anything spectacular and I would chuck it.
I have been doing electronics for quite some time, and have hoarded lots of components..
But during my studies to become an EE, I have come to find that used ICs, semiconductors and electrolytic caps are of low interest, as it tend to deviate much in tolerance, might be damaged partly by use, and from the process of harvesting and resoldering..
Ofcours some components might be worth salvaging..
Stuff I do salvage is mechanical solutions like rare pots, buttons switches, some large... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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