I have hunting land up in Northern Minnesota with no grid ties. I truck in water since I am not there for more than a week so a well would be a waste of money and time.
I have a few car batteries that I got for free that I use for lights. They are hooked up to cheap solar chargers (Harbor Freight) to keep them charged between visits. I bring a small generator with for power needs. Cabin has a wood stove there for heat.
I use an outhouse to shit and a tree to piss. I keep a sealed bucket of hydrated lime in the outhouse to cut down on the smell and I move usually... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What if my power needs are a little more intense? I was thinking of growing my own vegetables, and the only way to do it is hydroponics. I have access to a large indoor area that can be used to house it.
>inb4 weed farm
It's not, but there's really no way to ask without making it sound like it. Solar is nice, but I'd only be seeing the sun half of the year. I'm going to need to get creative with power needs, and storage.
Can't use wood stove for heat either, not enough wood. Preferably electric heat.
>>1015700 Electricity is not a good option for heat. What do you do when your power generation fails?
I assume that this, like 99% of other of the grid posts on /diy/ is just fap material to you.
If you're in a tundra area, fuck growing food. Hunt. It's what indigenous people do in the tundra. Grow some potatoes in a bucket to get some extra calories.
For heat, stick with a fuel and make sure your dwelling is insulated to high fucking hell.
Consider fuel oil or propane. Get a giant out door tank and have it filled once or twice a year.
You can generate power with fuel too. That is how a generator works.
Since you're going to scrap the idea of growing veggies in the middle of the tundra, what are your power needs really going to be? Maybe a small tv or laptop to watch DVDs?
Since this is 4chan you're going to say you need internet which means you have to go with satellite internet. As long as you don't go full retard, you don't need some high end gaming PC, you need something minimal like a chromebook or a tablet. You want something with next to no current draw.
You'll want a smokehouse to smoke meat and fish. You'll want it to be bear and animal proof.
Ten thousand three hundred and twenty five dollars.
Was the steel used in this box folded a thousand times and is strong enough to cut through tanks?
How do the Snap On salesmen get poor mechanics to pay this much for a tool box when the money could go 1/10 of the way on a fucking home mortgage instead? Why would the owner of a shop pay this much for a box? Do they hire the world's dumbest accountants to budget the cost of tools for them?
Hey /diy/, recently I installed these screws to prevent my stepfather from preventing me from not allowing me to lock my door for privacy and safety reasons and to prevent invasion of privacy, but somehow I need to how to get rid of these things, even worse he's installed them into the back door of the computer room where he now is so the door can't be opened.
Best removal method? My dremel slicing tool didn't seem to do any good, since it's a kind of sheet metal screw.
-Can the head be grabbed with vise grips? If it's a panhead style one way screw, most panhead style one way screws can be removed using a visegrip to unscrew them out.
-There are commercial removal tools, I own a set of these screwdriver like tools but rarely use them, but don't go and buy one, since there's many kinds and they're very expensive, and not guaranteed to work.
-Use a dremel tool with cutting disc to slot the head and use regular screwdriver to remove. If you do... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I knew it was a really bad idea to mount the car battery up high like that, but I was too impatient to weld a place for it to go lower down. I got two feet, fell over sideways, and tore off most of a knee ligament. I can still walk and ride a bike fine, but anything that requires a lot of agility will cause a serious sprain right away. Ligaments don't grow back.
What does /diy/ think of ordering tools and shit from China?
I want to get into diy but I'm a poorfag. Prices online are much better than local and the products look alright. For example, a heat gun from Bunnings is $49, or $26 from aliexpress. I understand it'll most likely be off inferior quality, but how bad can it be?
1500W adjustable tempreature hot air gun Carved oil sludge heater oil sludge softening electric engine heat gun Europe plug http://s.aliexpress.com/3qUnmYZv (from AliExpress Android)
New Blue Cordless Welding Pen Burner Butane Gas Blow Torch Soldering Solder Iron Gun #ZH078 http://s.aliexpress.com/YnY3QjyA (from AliExpress Android)
F85 Mini 22mm 5PCS Sharp Rotary Diamond Cutting Discs Disks Dremel Tools With A Rod http://s.aliexpress.com/fABR3ymu (from AliExpress Android)
Jesus Christ. Kids these days. Back in my day, we had to fix our own shit because we were too poor to pay somebody to fix it, not because we only had enough money to pay the mechanic/plumber/etc. and weren't able to buy tools. It was necessity, /diy/ BECAUSE you're a poorfag.
I was at my parents house and they're building houses on the other side of the community. This driver got lost and proceeded to turn around in front of my parents house which is at the end with a circle. Managed to clip the mailbox 25 degrees. When I asked for info he starts crying, says its his third strike, and is going to lose his job. Didn't know what to do. Ended up talking to a supervisor over the phone. Feel like a piece of shit /diy/. Cost this guy his job over a mailbox? How much of a POS am I? If it was my house I wouldn't mind much but their neighbours... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1018419 >Cost this guy his job over a mailbox? How much of a POS am I?
It was not ONE mailbox, obviously he has a history, which proves him UNSUITABLE for his job, he crying about it doesn't change a fucking thing, if he is a danger to everyone else, then he shouldn't be doing it
So guys, I'm a bit of a noob to this stuff, and I'm wondering what would be the best way to put a 3d wizard on the side of my zippo. I want to draw the wizard design myself. Any idea on how I could do it?
Guy used to do it at the local flea market, it was $25 plus the cost of the item or you could bring an item in. He used specialized equipment that probably cost a good bit of coin, but he did zippos, dog tags and blocks of glass as well as anything metal that was relatively flat(he had a knife blade on display).
>>1018240 Used engravers are usually expensive, so best to /diy/ the design then have it lasered or mechanically engraved. Any trophy shop can do that. Ask what format they want the drawing in so you can bring it as a file.
My bedroom is next to the bathroom. I can hear everytime someone pees. It's been like that for the last 6 years, and it's finally killing me slowly. I have to turn on music when I hear someone going to the bathroom. And my brother is a inconsiderate asshat who is most likely aware he's too loud but still doesn't give a shit. I have to sleep with headphones on, with rain sound so nobody wakes me up.
What materials are good to cover the wall of my bedroom? Wouldn't want to cover the bathroom's wall because the shower would get whatever material... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Not sure if this general has been done before or not, but
Discuss locks, brands, technique, theory, etc
Beginner's Guide: -lockpicking101.com is a good place to start -You don't need a bunch of fancy stuff for lockpicking. A tension wrench, a small hook pick, and a half diamond pick work wonders. Save your money for locks -be gentle -a cheap deadbolt (Kwikset) with removable pins goes a long way in the beginning
>>1018042 not expert here but looks like there is no way to take that housing apart. there might be a master key [that a lock smith would have] that allows the lock barrel itself to slide out thus exposing the pins etc.
Hey guys, i just got an arduino uno from my parents and started playing around with it, now my brother (who works in some electronics business) brought me a bunch of stuff to build around and i have absolutely no idea what it is or what i can do with it. I'd appreciate every bit of information. I have basic information about capacitors, resistors and leds. pic: nr1
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