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Does replacing old dirt pads on a swamp cooler make it cool better? I just moved to a dry area so I'm not very experienced. Swamp cooler works great until it hits about ~105 degrees then it only makes the house tolerable. Will replacing them make it work better? The pads look pretty dirty so I'm planning to replace them anyway.

Pic is not my pad.
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Are swamp coolers the new shipping containers?
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>>1014361
Are they talked about a lot here now? I used to lurk here often until a few months ago.
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There are charts that show how much cooling can be expected relative to humidity, cleaning won't hurt but don't expect much

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Hey /diy/, I want to make a small scale ghetto forge with what I have lying around.

So far I have:
A Large Coffee can
A Propane torch
Steel tubing
Some concrete

The place I work has pretty much every tool I need to work but I was having some trouble with the lining/refractory chamber part. Most forges I've seen or have researched use clay, ceramic wool or just plain steel, I was wondering if a coffee can with a cement lining, or mixture of cement and sand would work? I've heard some peopel saw cement is works but won't last long and other...
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>>1014307
http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/rutland-chimney-sweep-furnace-cement-16-fl-oz

it's like $6
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>>1014307
Concrete is trash for this, dude. Get some real refractory cement. Forges get very hot, and the point your burner flame strikes is going to get destroyed very quickly
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>>1014307
You're overthinking it. Just dig a little pit in the ground and blow air into some charcoal in it with a pipe and a bag (pic related).

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Remember me? Had to wait 3 weeks for a part to fix the MIG rig, but progress is going on my firepit again. Pieces cut with hand plasma cutter, 1/8" hot roll steel, lots of angle grinding.
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Before the first seam welds.
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nice, what is it going to be?
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>>1014215
That's some good fit up with hand cutting, can't wait to see it completed.

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I'm in the market for a new jigsaw. I've always had corded, the one I'm currently using is an old Bosch D handle that is almost as old as I am but it's solid. It's only now that it's starting to show signs of age. I wont throw it out but I'd also like something that's cordless to make life on site a bit easier.

I have had battery jigsaws in the past but it was in the day before lithium batteries.

My question is not what brand to buy or what jigsaw, I'm going to match my current platform and the reviews I've read...
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>>1014211
>It's only now that it's starting to show signs of age.
Replace the bearings. Motor brushes too if it uses them. Probably get another 30 years out of it.

As for new tools I couldn't tell you. I've got an old metal bodied Craftsman from the '60s that still worked very well. Its on its 3rd set of brushes, second set of bearings and 2nd power cord.
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>>1014214
pretty much this, did this with my old drill from year pottery and my circular saw, wich took me a time to find fitting parts.
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>>1014214
>>1014570

Yeah I'm gonna fix it up and hold on to it but that's not what I'm asking.

I need a cordless to make life at work on the job site easier.

I'm asking if anyone has experience using barrel grip jigsaws for metal work

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hay /diy/
I want to make pic related

https://www.paulcbuff.com/vlx.php

it's not avaible in Europe and there are not real alternatives in the market atm, plus I need it to be 220v.
I was thinking of just rigging something like a LiPoFe4 motorcycle battery and a 1000w inverter... thoughts/ideas?
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>not real alternatives
it's just a small crappy UPS though?
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>>1014140
>It's just a small crappy UPS though?
Can't be. It recycles at 330 watts per second.
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>>1014141
Nigga, watts are already joules per second. Watts per second makes no sense.

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I have seen this at a couple of job sites how safe is it and what size shoud the supply wires be if I make one?
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Those neutrals tied together might be a code violation
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>>1014080
Grounds should be to neutral. Box should be double insulated and outlets should be gfci.

Doesn't really matter though. Jobsite people are either not children or so dumb whatever safety you do doesn't matter.
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>>1014080
Why do his feet have faces but his head does not?

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For the gf and am open to ideas to improve it.
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a piece of shit that doesn't work
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>>1013944
anal eviscerator
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>>1013947
Kind of lol she don't like anal after I got ruff once haha

HI /diy/!

I want to build a table. My Idea is to get wooden board, which should be as natural as possible. Then I wnat to maul(i dont know if this is the correct word for this but I assume) it in the middle. Afterwards I want to put it back together with resin and in which are LEDs.
So my question is, if somebody has experience with resin and could give me some tips how to work with it and which i should take. I dont want he resin to be transparent, I would like it to be milky. But not to milky that the LED light cant get trough.
Thanks in advance for the help

Pic related(it should approximately look like this just with the resin with the LEDs added)
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What happens when the led inside resin stop working nig?
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Do you want light coming out of the wood, or just out of a resin blob?
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>>1014024
If the light stops working it stops working, its not the end of the world
>>1014058
actually i want the resin to glow

I'm working on a crt monitor project which involves painting and customizations.
This particular monitor has an indented logo that I want to remove / fill in to a smooth finish.
Idk the specific type of plastic this monitor is made of , but I'm willing to bet it's abs plastic.
What is the best way to fill this logo in?
My research is coming up short.

I already know not to use Bondo because it's like fiberglass shit that will flake off over the plastic.
I'm unsure if simply using any random epoxy will do.
I've heard...
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I'd use an epoxy resin, you could mix it with a filler and make a better Bondo (which uses a polyester resin, nasty stuff).
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>>1013483
I happen to have both JB weld Quick Setting Epoxy (the 2-part syringe stuff) and JB Weld Plastic Repair Epoxy Putty. Are those good choices or simply "yeah it'll do its a monitor i dont give a fuuuuck"??
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>>1013479
Bondo.

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Hi /diy/, first time poster here.

/mu/'s guitar general couldn't really help me so I hope this topic is appropriate for this board.

Anyway, I have a Gibson Les Paul with a chip on one of the corners of the headstock. The corner is supposed to be pointed. However, because of the chip, it appears chamfered and looks ugly up close. I don't have the broken piece anymore (bought it used for cheap)

What are some ways I can restore the headstock? I heard tinted super glue works with small surface chips but I'm not sure if it applies here....
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Barnizar, rellenar y pulir?
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>>1012949
Fill with what kind of material?

Here's a better view
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>>1012942
You will have to rebuild the corner with bondo and then sand it down to shape and refinish it, or you can learn to live with it and treat it as "wear", personally I'd go with the latter as I find refinishing work to be a pain in the ass.

Go check out "Daves world of fun stuff" on YouTube, he covers a lot of this sort of stuff.

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So attached is my little swamp cooler. The moist evap pad surrounds the fan intake and outputs coldish air. However it doesn't really work very well. I'd have to hold the thing, and point it at my face 3 inches away to really cool off. So I'm wondering if these thing can be altered to work better, or if you guys have a better idea for DIY car ac. What do you think?
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>>1012920
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>>1012920
where is it getting inlet air from?
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>>1012974
There are holes drilled in the sides and back of the cooler. But there isn't enough intake, so I've been using it with the lid open and hoping that the pad surrounding the fan intake is enough. The fan itself takes in air from the sides and back.

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So what do you think of my new router table?
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I'd fuck it
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>>1012581
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That would probably be the only time I would ever consider using something that said "Ryobi Table Saw" and be happy with the results.

Nice table there OP

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What sort of DIY videos do you want to see [more of] on YouTube?

What are some of your favorite channels?
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>>1012212
"Yep, that's wood alright"
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Wandel, Sellers, Ramsey, Make It Extreme, Hornberger, Bates, those are the ones i really enjoy.

DiResta is a guilty pleasure, as is AvE and April Wilkerson.
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>>1012321
>wilkerson

I feel weird watching her right next to my wife, but she doesn't seem to mind. In fact, she's asked me to apply some of April's designs around the house.

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anything /fa/, clothes, backpacks, accessories, etc
>pic somewhat related, tyvek backpack inspo
>>11417998
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make your own ghost costumes!
/diy/ /x/ /fa/!
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>>1011721
Okay, here's mine
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>>1011726
Kek

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I accidentally punched a gaping hole in my desk. It doesn't have to look pretty, but what can I do to get a nice flat surface again? A mouse pad goes over it anyways, so its mostly just to keep it level.
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Did you die in your multiplayer shooters OP?
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>>1006903
Yes. The current plan is just to lay down a thin layer pf rigid plastic or metal so that its flat like before.
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>>1006902
>>1006911
You have to be 18 to post here

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