You might be able to give me some insight as to what I'm doing wrong here, /diy/.
Some background: I'm on a bicycle racing team, and many of the races we do have significant climbs on them, and the lighter you and your bike are overall, the faster you can climb.
Water is heavy (a full bike bottle is about a pound and a half), so a common trick is to use a condensed gel-type carbohydrate source instead of water bottles, and get your water at the feedzones instead.
I'm racing on a budget, and buy maltodextrin 50 pounds at a time, to mix my... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1017947 >So far as your link is concerned: >Why the fructose? >Why the liquor? >Why the pectin? You don't actually have to answer those questions if you don't want to, I've emailed the author at the link you posted with questions.
Im lookig for a few pointers to start me off. Google has let me down. Ive got this old PC which had a failed Hard drive. I want to put an old blank HDD in and install a lynux system. Thing is the bios dosent recognise the hard drive. Any tips, or ideas folks?
I have to split a couple of cables, but have become to paranoid to just rat-tail. Currently poorfag so can't get a soldering iron but I have a hotglue gun and a shit ton of self-vulcanizing tape. How safe would that be in the long term?
>>1017789 Depends on what is going through the wire, if you're running a light with a double A battery it's probably safe. If you're running an audio system in your car it very well could catch on fire. If the cables ever separate enough they can arc and cause a fire(or if there's flammable vapors it could cause a flash over or explosion).
What I'm getting at is that there's no way to know if it's safe unless we know what the application is.
I can tell you that it won't work... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1017808 Simple on desk lamps. And a laptop charger. On one of the lamps I twinned the strands individually, applied a good layer of hot glue, twin two layers of vulk tape on each cable, apply another layer of glue in between the cables and then two more layers of vulk around the finished cable. On a scale 1-10 how safe does that sound?
Yeah I have been soldering before but the iron broke a couple of months ago and now I'm almost scraping pennies just for good (lot of paid dept last month)
I need your help with what should I do with it. My room is too dark and I prefer the brighter light in my room than what it is currently. So I've been thinking about painting that dark wooden ceiling into the white or light grayish color. English is my 3rd language so I don't know how this type of ceiling is called or that shit that supports the roof. Anyway that straight wood that supports the roof would be painted in dark oak color, and the rest would be in light grayish color. Do I need to sand it down or not? The ceiling wasn't touched for over 30 years,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
My sink is clogged, and I can't run the dishwasher because the sink gets full of water. When the sink gets full, it drips out through the bottom of the garbage disposal. I want to take the U pipe off the bottom and see if that's where the clog is, but I don't have the tool to do it. what kind of wrench do I need? what should I be looking for? what should I expect? I am practically illiterate when it comes to stuff like this, but it has to be done. I would appreciate some suggestions
Have you tried running the disposal when it is full of water? 10/10 times my sink is clogged on the disposal side it's because the disposal has stuff in it and not the trap, either stuff that my wife added and forgot about or clogged with fiberous stuff like to much onion peel at once (it was a weak disposal.)
Hey /diy/, I want to purify my home's air. I've heard moss is a good way to do that as well as being a nice ease into horticulture. I have a question though, I've blended moss up along with adding milk to the mixture and applied it to some pieces of wood I've found around my neighbourhood. How often do I water the moss? It's quite dry and I'm afraid to water it too much and get mold/rot.
Also, I believe the moss I've applied to the wood is pleurocarpous. If that's any help
>>1017660 Wild moss in a blender with milk and water, paint it on some kind of substrate. Wood, rock, whatever. If it doesn't hold moisture well (like a rock) use a spray bottle from walmart or something to mist it with water to keep it MOIST but not dripping wet. This is because moss is not technically a plant and has no root system and so can only thrive in damp areas. Keep it out of direct sunlight (or limit the direct sunlight) and around room temp. If it dries out it will either outright die or do dormant. Don't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What would be better - a set of screwdrivers or a set of removable heads for one screwdriver?
I'm working on getting a decent toolbox for home and I just have several regular screwdrivers so I'm wondering what you'd recommend. Obviously I'm not a professional and I'd be using those for small repairs and furniture assembling at home.
>>1017363 Handle with multiple bits. Get a very nice handle that fits well in your hand. Bits are disposable. You will lose them, break them, and buy more. Make sure the handle accepts standard sizes. In my experience ratcheting handles aren't that useful. The old Easydriver is the only time I've liked a standard ratcheting screwdriver but they don't make them anymore and the knock offs are crap. Bit storage in the handle is also pretty useless. I like handles with solid cores. None of that rubberized plastic... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1017363 Secret technique I just learned in the last couple years, watching Midway USA and Clickspring.
Get your box of cheap hex bits, and grind the straight slots to the exact size of your screws if you don't have one. Bits are cheap and replaceable. Or find the exact right bit and label it. Like I just labelled the bit for my 1911 stock.
Hex screw drivers are amazing and in most instances there is no reason to not use them. I got a hex torque screwdriver, as well as adapters for my big boy torque wrenches.
The... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
hey /diy/, CAD designer here. i desperetely need a 3d mouse for my work, however they're expensive ash shit and i'm a poor student. is there a way i can build one ? are there any cheap Chinese ones i could buy ?
Hey guy /diy/generates! Helping my dad clean out an old shed behind a house he just bought, and there were several finned radiators in there. You know the ones for hot water, right? Basically a copper tube with a shitload of washers soldered on them? Well, my girlfriend is a pinerest addict, and she shows me stupid shit all the time, but I remembered a pool heater built from black PVC, and I got an idea. I have a pretty decent sized garage, (20x 24 ft) and I was thinking about adding heat anyway. Here is my idea: Take a plastic barrel, insulate the fuck out of it for heat storage,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1013839 Not that I know of more than you, making a wood pipe is basically wood carving. The biggest thing about wood pipes is proper usage, care, and maintenance while using it. That way it doesn't get destroy or has it lifespan shortened.
Hi, just bought a house and I can't get the fucking bed I just bought upstairs. I've found that there is a step I need to remove... if that's possible? What's the best way to do it without damaging it completely? I only have a hammer. Girlfriend gets home in 3 hours and I need it done before then. More pics to follow...
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