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Ok guys I need some advice. I bought and installed this toilet a few months back in my downstairs bathroom, toilet works fine except that the seat won't stay up. It's a dick wacker. The toilet is level, I've adjusted the nuts under the seat a 1000 times but to no avail. There is a bunch of other people online bitching about the same problem with this model. My question is, does anyone have any ideas on how to remedy this situation without something obvious and stupid looking?
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>>952195
This is fucking stupid. Do you even duct tape?
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Take the seat off. Piss and shit standing up like a man.
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>>952201
Not bad, but Im afraid the hardest part about that will be teaching my girl and our 7 and 9 year old kids to do the same.

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Well /diy/ I bought this tube tester/ voltohm meter and all I can find is pictures of it, nothing else. No schematic or anything. Now onto another issue with it, the meter itself vibrates when trying to read the tubes. Could that be because of AC current leaking through a bad filter capacitor?
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>bad filter capacitor

Could be open circuit.
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There's current going through it, otherwise it wouldn't be spazzing out like it's doing.
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>>948730
If it's anything like mine you're going to want to spend a day reworking every solder joint in the thing for starters, ongoing mechanical stress to sockets and switches tends to introduce fractures in the connections over time.

You'll also want to replace every cap in the damn thing. Pull the lids off and show us some guts shots so we can point you in the right direction.

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I just finished installing new Formica laminate counters and when I used a butt joint instead of a miter. When I laid the second piece down, I noticed that the joint was great up to about 5 inches back from the backsplash. Now there is maybe a 1/32 gap (maximum) down to 0 gap over 4-5 inches. The front is tight. Any ideas what to use to fill the gap and so I can then try to color match it?
>pic semi related
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i don't get it where is the gap?
at the back? the backsplash will cover it
at the join? sand down the edge to the right angle for a better fit. once the join is good fill with sanitary silicon
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>>952911
The seam is like the picture I posted. The backsplash doesn't cover the whole gap and the laminate is installed now so I can't remove it.
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>>952924
cant see shit in your picture
>cant remove it
did you glue it in? didn't you check the fit first?

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I've always thought hotel rooms were more comfy than my own place.

How do I make my place look like a hotel room?
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Steal furniture from a hotel or shop at ikea
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>>950956
get better lighting in your house
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>>950956
Anon you have just provided us an image of what you want your home to look like, just look at the picture and copy it.......

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/diy/,

I want to activate a button or switch wirelessly, specifically my powerbutton my PC, so that I can turn on my computer from another room and remote desktop.

Any suggestions on the easiest way to do this? I could set up raspi thats always on to just activate the switch but something is telling me thats total overkill.
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>>952907
>something is telling me thats total overkill

Cause walking the next room over is too much. Hell since you made it there you might as well stay.
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get one of those cheapo wireless remote light turn on/off things and mod it (or if you can find a 3 prong version, no mod needed).
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>>952907
i just use the wake-on-lan feature on my remote computers.

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Just started woodworking and I have 3 or 4 projects I am trying as a total beginner, and a few of them require 2x4 'frames'.

What is a good, sturdy way to join these as a beginner? I've been doing angled screws at the end with wood glue but it doesn't feel too sturdy.

I have a basic set of tools, nothing too specialized to woodworking - is there a better way to join these I could use with what I have, or am I looking at something like a Kreg Pocket Screw Jig?
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that frame is as crooked as your mothers dick
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don't join the idiots who got sucked into buying an overpriced piece of plastic, just so the company can sell you overpriced screws

either toenail it, or glue and screw
done properly, it will be plenty strong as long as it fits the use intended
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It would help if you were to post what it is you are trying to make and the task it will be used for.

You're a mug if you get conned into using that pocket hole shit. At best it's useful for applications where you're fixing in panels into cabinets and there is no load on it.

If I were to guess by looking at the castors you have set up I'd presume its some sort of trolley.

You're better off setting up something in a 'rail and style' pattern so the load is directly on the castors and spread over the wood grain, rather than...
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I always been stashing away various lenses Ive came across, but can you actually do something fun and interesting with them, besides burning ants?
Pic related is what I have (only the tiny black one is diverging lens)
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oh and I also have three fresnel lenses + the triangle head assemblies from an overhead projectors
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>>952708
Layer them all and see what sort of magnification - or death ray - you end up with?
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>>952708
Burn ants

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This is my first pc build what do you think of it?
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Why is this in Diy? Why are you buying an asrock mobo? 2x4gb wtf why not 2x8gb. Its 2016 8gb is laptop style.

Why are you buying new you consumerist scum?
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Get A MD instead of intel, better performance for better price. Also, buy a small SSD to install operating system on, while using the HD DVD for installing programs and games.
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>>952756
I fucking hate autocorrect so much...

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I'm trying to incorporate two bearings on the ends of same axle into my DIY contraption.

The problem is mounting them in alignment. Currently the main issue is 15mm I.D bearing being used on 14mm axle. Centering is achieved by a strip of metal wound around axle, but the stack of washer, split washer and nut still manages to tilt the bearing.

Another, albeit smaller issue is that the "housing" for 35mm O.D. bearing is made by 32mm hole saw and then expanded by hand using a file.

How do i fix this? Completely different approach or some tweaks...
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>>952630
use two bearings with a spacer between them

you need to increase the distance the rod is held in by
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>>952639
Hmm.. good point. Won't i end up with even more "braking"? E.g. if i fail to align those two same end bearings, I'll get +2 drag points.

Maybe just using a longer strip of metal inside the bearing might help? Like pic. related.

But to be honest, if i'm buying more bearings i might just get the correct I.D. ones. AFAIK, getting 15mm thread axle would be more expensive. It's just that i had these laying around.
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use self aligning pillow blocks, small ones are like five bux

wrapping shim stock around allthread is janky as fuck tho

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I'm back, is it getting prettier? It's a straight cool system with electric heat. T-stat was a honeywell T3110d so I used lovely relay logic to make it sequence properly. Screw you guys, I'm pleased with myself.

Last thread was great, my favorite was about my apparent lack of professionalism. I'm in school, I'm saving that for when I can call myself a professional.
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>>951982
>I'm saving that for when I can call myself a professional.
Start now and gain the respect of your peers.
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>>952011
I'm the guy in class everyone goes to for help. I already have respect from my peers, I like to see others trying to flaunt their weak bullshit. It gives me erotic pleasure when people think I care.
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>>951982
I'm 12 and what is this?

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Tools thread?

I just picked up a Dremel 3000 for £50.

I looked around and it looked like the Chinese equivalents would be extortionate for shipping, so I ended up going authentic.

Did I do good /diy/?

P.S. using it for general DIY, and cutting shallow slots in 1.5mm mild steel for my laser engraver build.
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>>949490
you did... ok.
dremels atm are at their worst, and they all have a terrible reputation. go easy on it and repair as soon as anything starts breaking. first thing id do if i was you is open it, change ball bearings to ceramic, make sure everything is oiled up
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>>949498
Thanks.

What would you have recommended instead?

I was aware of what you said, but everything I read pointed me to the dremel, primarily because of the availability of spares. The RTX from black and decker looked good and cheaper, but had issues finding replacement brushes for example.

Again, I don't imagine Chinese knockoffs would be better n that respect. At least this thing comes with 24 months of limited warranty.
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>>949490
Dremels are decent
I have heard people say that the bare bones cheaper dremels are better than the more expensive multi speed ones.

I have never really seen proof of that.

I have bought a dremel multi max oscilation tool, and I have a regular dremel rotary tool.

I had almost immediate buyers remorse for both tools as they were a bit expensive, but over the years I have run into unique problems that were solved with having them lay around.

I think everyone should have a dremel laying around

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So I installed a ceiling fan light kit and it doesn't work for some reason.

I checked the wires that said they were for lights with a multimeter and they were dead. I tried all combinations of light switches and things of that nature but nothing works. The fan works fine though.

What could be wrong?
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>>951773
>what could be wrong?

You didn't wire it properly.

...But if you don't have power at the switch then tripped breaker.
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>>951773
how old is your house? and have you lived in it for a long time?
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reason why i ask is that if you live in an old home (like i do, house built in 1939) the house has more than likely had electrical added, changed, amended, tapped, removed, repaired or disconnected in one way or another
this is also assuming that the work done over the years was with at most a qualified electrician and at least a deranged enthusiastic do-it-yourselfer with no knowledge of wiring (more than likely it is usually done by someone...
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>>952294
forgot to mention
i helped an electrician friend of mine (he had over 30 years of experience) move my old ancient panel box from main floor to the basement
we carefully labeled lines from the panel box and marked them to the circuits in the house
at one point he disconnected an entire circuit from the panel and we both thought it was dead
he picked up the line and got a shock - he just shook a bit and said it was still live - i touched it and fell back, convulsing like an idiot
turns out that after...
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I have 2 broken wires for my life proof case so I decided to combine the parts that work to make a wire that works again but it somehow doesn't work right the wires aren't touching but I only get sound when I add that splitter and plug the earphones in half way. What am I doing wrong?
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>>952202
The wires are shorting, the splitter isolated the microphone part out
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>>952208
Well having the splitter on worked before and I just disconnected the green wire but that cuts sound completely
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>>952215
Shit nigger what are you doing

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Any student recommendation on buying average projector for dormitory room, basically media consumption.
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Rented one from my university to play xbox. Projectors put out a lot of heat and even with the window open and a couple fans going that little room got hotter than hell. Just something to consider.
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>>950058
Thanks! Will take that in consideration.
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What is your budget? There is a few portable 720p DLP LED projectors under $500. You just need space in the dorm room and a blank wall to project your video on. If you don't have room then just buy a first surface mirror on ebay and use it to reflect the image from the projector on a wall with only 12-15 inches depending on the zoom level of the projector.

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Does anybody know what this is? i want the original image for
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>>951804
A poorly made model from either porcelain or clay, painted, with fake fur glued to it.

Never seen the pic before, but what you posted shows exactly that if you look at the details.

Try a reverse Google search or something or ask in the request board /wsr/, not here, and please stop waisting board space and our time.
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>>951804
It is something by this artist,

http://anyaboz.deviantart.com/

http://anyaboz.deviantart.com/art/Persian-Cat-Room-Guardian-390915035
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>>951804
a very bad shoop

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