>>958094 Oh this again. Well to sum it up: its going to suck balls. Preparing food, going to the toilet, sleeping, cleaning yourself, having a social life, storing stuff; its all going to suck. Why are you doing this? Just apologize to your parents and they may let you move back in. Seriously though, you do not want this.
I'm 29 and buying a house for the first time. I never wanted the responsibility of taking care of a property myself, but now I'm at the age where it's just the right choice.
I know absolutely nothing about taking care of houses. My main question is what kinds of common maintenance tasks do I need to perform? Outside is partially brick, partially hardy plank siding, inside has hardwood floors and granite countertops, fireplace is NG, the gutters are pretty freaking high up (like 20 feet) and already dirty. Is it pretty safe to clean gutters at that height... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>957777 Have a home inspection done (you are doing that, right?) and it should point out any obvious problems or troublespots assuming your inspector has half a brain.
If the water heater and HVAC units check out, keep them. The water heater could be a concern from a failure/leak standpoint, but get the HVAC stuff serviced if you're worried about it breaking down. Do remember to replace filters on the furnaces.
Probably your biggest enemy is going to be water. You've already noted the gutters. Personally... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
-change the furnace filter(s) regularly during the time it's being used -get the ducts cleaned to remove old dirt -if there is a dryer, once you get a dryer, vacuum the lint out the dryer/vent pipe -if there are drapes/curtains/anything that might . might want to have them cleaned
-I'd highly advise checking out the insulation situation asasap; that's one of the best investments you can make
-make sure you know where all the shutoff valves are for when the **** hits the fan
Not a home improvement person by any means but if I remember right you should be able to get a decent estimate by tapping lightly on the wall with a hammer or something. The sound over a stud should be noticeably different than hollow sheet rock. Not foolproof but a good help.
Was looking to get off some scuff marks/scratches of this table. I stored it outside with a blanket on and somehow it got all these marks on it, I posted the before and after pic. I already tried general cleaner and it didn't do a whole lot, is there a good product I can use?
>>956994 That's the gist of it, yes. You gotta make sure that the new rom is compatible with the donor board, so to speak. If you're gonna burn the same game on the new IC then you've nothing to worry about.
I want to make a small reflecting telescope. But I don't want to grind the reflector. It will be tiny, maybe 4" / ~10cm diameter.
Is there a cheapass source for these things?
I'd need a primary and secondary reflector for a 4"x70" telescope. I don't care if it's window glass, neither surface nor temperature stability will have to be very good. It's more a proof of concept and a toy.
I've considered just getting a toy telescope and cannibalizing its mirrors. But I haven't found one cheap enough.
>>954976 Check the cloudynights.com classifieds such things aren't uncommon there, eBay may have something too, plenty of cheap mirrors and such from China. Though desu grinding such a small mirror, especially at a long focal length, will take very little time as it will be a pretty flat mirror, and there will be little need to parabolize it. Even basic window glass of some thickness would be fine.
I learned how to make it on a trip to America and got the idea to start making it and sell it in the UK. The only issue I could see is the meat I was told to use is so expensive I'd struggle to break even. I was told to use eye of round, is there a cheaper cut that will result in the same quality jerky?
Over here a 50g bag costs about £2.30 in stores, how close could I get to that price with homemade?
>>948076 You can really use just about any cut of meat you want. With fatter cuts, you'll have to trim more fat off, though. Top round and bottom round work well. Experiment with whatever you can find. Even if it isn't optimal, it should still be edible.
I don't know about the UK, but in the US random cuts of meat go on sale pretty often.
I just hope the quality of UK beef is better than the quality of UK sausages~
>>948076 You can't just make jerky and sell it. In order to sell foodstuffs in the UK there are significant regulatory hurdles negotiate. You can't easily just do it in your home kitchen. Do you have substantial financial backing for this venture?
I have these spots on my ceiling. I think they're wet spots, but I'm not sure of what. They've been there for years, and when I first noticed them, I heard an irritating persistent bumping sound, that stopped when I tapped the ceiling with a metal water bottle.
Turns out we had rats, and they have since been killed with rat traps, but I still have these spots on my ceiling. Have I been imbibing moldy/poisonous rat germs in my body?
I don't think it's fluid from a carcus since the mouse traps that killed them were not laid above my room.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
MythBusters is having its series finale in about two hours, followed by a reunion special (?). All day on Discovery they've been doing a marathon of the show, and tomorrow they're doing this whole lineup but a little different on The Science Channel. Anyone else watching? What do you think about the show ending?
so /diy/, i finally took my old flash gun apart since it broke 2 years? ago. the capacitor kicked the bucket, obviously. that wouldn't be a problem if it was some kind of widely available cap, but its a 1200uF 330V thing, 30mm across and 45 mm high. No luck on mouser or anywhere. The thing is that it needs to be in these dimensions, since it's housed literally in the hinge of the flash.
I could get a 250V replacement, but i'm pretty sure it'd get fried, i could go for a cap in larger dimensions but it'd need to be mounted somehow outside the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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