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Trying to figure out if they sell a 3 pin connector like the one shown, but with a switch in the middle. I tried googling all over and couldn't find one for a 3 pin, only for 2 pin.

If not, how hard would it be to make a switch that connects to a 3 pin connector so that I may turn it on and off at whim?
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>>1014415
Damned easy. What is each wire used for? Is it for AC or DC? Do you want to switch all three wires or just the 'hot' wire?
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>>1014417
Not OP but for three pins you have Power (DC), ground, and PAM. 4 pin just adds a tachometer signal.
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>>1014415

Just get a toggle/rocker switch and put it inline with the red wire. Leave the ground and tach (yellow) line.

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So builing a similar smoke house to this, but for the wooden frame door how do you stop smoke from seeping out of it? Theres barely anything on this topic actually
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Look at your pic, especially the top of the door. Does it look like they are concerned about smoke seeping out?
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>>1014181
no, but i am hence why i asked.
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Buy big ass o-ring, use them to seal the door, use them as gaskets

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Does /diy/ use paint sprayers?
Can anyone recommend a good model for small projects?
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>>1014007
>small projects
Be more specific.
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For small projects? Use a paint brush.

For models use an air brush, not a sprayer.

I'm thinking of using one tomorrow for a small rabbit hutch but that's more for fun than efficency.
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>>1014007
They're only good for painting complicated areas like pipes, textured surfaces, filigree, etc. Anything else, a roller or brush does the job much faster.

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Found the attached switch in my apartment living room and not sure what its linked to. I found it in the off position.

It's a 2yr old apartment in the UK and has a mains powered smoke alarm.
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(a) it sets off a fire alarm
(b) it sets your apartment on fire

- pick one. Its Bongoland, its a two year old flat - it will be there to fulfill some bullshit new safety reg, it probably isnt actually wired to anything.

Speaking of safety reqgulations, tho:
>mains powered smoke alarm
-nope.jpg - may alos be mains connected, but must function on battery only. Which is not entirely unsensible, elctrical fire starts, mains trips, you still asleep, etc.
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>>1013832

someone installed it sideways, you stupid
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>>1013832
Thats the button that launches the nukes.
Your hows use to be an old cold war black site.. It should have been removed but wasnt.
IF YOU JUS THAT ITS ALL OVER, THERE IS NO GOING BACK

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Sup /diy/nosaurs,

How are your gardens doing?

This is my 3rd summer in my home but my first time gardening. The first year I had to save up for a roof, then the second year I had to refill my savings after the roof. So this year I made it a mission to do the garden.

I decided to do a 4x4 and an 8x4. It's a little cumbersome how I built them so next year I am going to do a massive one and combine them.

In the larger one Ive got peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and bushbeans. And in the smaller one I've got 2 more tomato plants, beets, and onions....
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>1/2
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>3/4

Clean up
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1/1

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I want to build the Eiffel Tower (3 meters) to my garden. I do not have a 3D printer.
SMAW welding is a good idea. What else do I need?
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>>1013404
You need a garden, which you dont
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>>1013417
Are you absolutely that I?
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>>1013404
You'll also need an influx of Muslim immigrants.

>inB4 Frexit

hi there guys i have some land i inherited in the Yukon near the Yukon Alaska border it's in my moms name but i'm able to do whatever i want with it,we went up there about 4 years ago and here are some pics of it.

my grandfather used to have a gas station up there back in the 60's but i can't find any part of that actual building.

my question is this, how vital is it that i get it surveyed or can i rely on gov't maps and a handheld gps unit to make my own fence around the land and after wards how hard would it be to mill my own lumber from...
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the road
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>>1013282
I've always wanted to build a cabin on some land out in the country but don't have any large amount of disposable income to put towards it

Anyways I remember watching a video of someone using a homemade sawmill called an "Alaskan Mill" using just a long chainsaw and some wood
video here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAIs8VLFbls

>1.a garage that can hold a camper or rv
you can probably found a book on torrent about building garages

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>>1013282
I don't think surveys are really necessary but you should definitely have all your existing facilities located. Get a measuring wheel and map you property lines. You should also do a good clean out of all the property before building. Don't build a rigid garage, quansets are all you'll need if you want to just store an rv.
Driveways/ approaches are easy but definitely rent a bobcat or mini-excavator and install a culvert.

A room in the house i just moved into has a window that looks into the laundry room. I'd like to put a picture behind it but can't decide how to light it. I'm thinking i could either make a 2 inch mdf box and throw some leds inside or put leds around the inside of the window and just glue the picture to a panel and stick that up. The opening is 48 x 48 so it would be large photo paper.
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Matte acrylic with polished edges. Shine light in from one edge - whole damn thing glows. Its how LCD backlights work. (There are some diffusing foils and powerful wizardry, but in principle it is that simple.)
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How thick would I need? half inch? Could I run LEDs around the perimeter?

And basically, you're saying put the acrylic in front of the picture like in a picture frame, then put light in through the sides?
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Ho shit, dont let the inspector walk your house. The laundry room might be unpermitted and he'll force you to tear it down.

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I want to create some sort of sticker stencil to lay on the surface I am painting, and use a blade to cut out the individual sections to paint. But the letters have to much room for error. Any suggestions? Pic related
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Sorry if how I explained it doesn't make sense. I'm just trying paint this graphic exactly like how it is on something.
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use tiny art knives
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that logo seems doable, but yeah, those "S"s, "C" and "O" are gonna fuck your shit up
steady hands, scalpel with a fresh blade and good luck

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So I bought a cheap screen door and installed it. Stupidly I didn't check if there was enough clearance for the existing door handle and sure enough there isn't. Any ideas how I can get around this? Thought of adding an architrave but that will only lessen the gap at best
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Build a frame around the door and attach the screen door to that. Can use a 2x4 or something to give a little extra space for the screen door to stand proud of the original door frame.
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is that an existing exterior door?

need better pics
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make a loop from this: http://www.avaryacht.sk/files//lana---prislusenstvi/3/Popruh-PAD-2_5cm1.jpg
and attach it with a screw

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So /diy/

I'm trying to figure out a way to make a speaker portable when its made for a power outlet

I'm thinking about taking a car battery and then transforming the voltage but I dont know how much volt the speaker is using

It says requriment 60 watts in the manual but how do i make volt to watt

I am a giant tech-Moron so Hope someone you can help me
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You aren't just a tech moron...
How about giving us some relevant info such as make/model.
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it'll say how many volts on the power adapter
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>>1014103

Wattage = Amperage x Voltage.

Amperage = Wattage divided by
Voltage

Voltage = Wattage divided by Amperage


As long as you know the value of two of these, you can calculate the third.

Therefore, to run a mains speaker on a car battery. In the USA mains voltage is 110-120v AC. So at 12v you'll need ten times the amps to convert it from 120v to 12v. If in the UK Mains voltage is 240v, therefore the amperage will be twenty times as high, in order to run at 12v.

If your...
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Sup /diy/

Finally got around to working on my surplus gun box a bit. Removed all the inserts and sanded down with 80 grit to remove some of the roughness. Needs some chiseling on the bottom to smooth it out a bit, then a lot more sanding.

Should I leave those muzzle rests in on the back or take them out? I'm thinking about leaving them in as an homage to what the box used to store.

Also, dark stain or just teak oil?

For those who haven't seen the past threads, basically I buy surplus army crates and turn them into minibars.
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This is with the muzzle rests removed
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>>1014025
personally? leave the inserts in. Work them into the design where and if applicable but leave the history intact. And not dark stain.
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>>1014029
I'm with you on the inserts.

Not sure about the stain though. I went with a fairly light stain on my last one and felt like I could've gone plenty darker.

I don't know if this is the right board or not for this, but I could really use some opinions


The neighbors behind my aunt's house recently added to the fence to heighten it, there's no alley, so for privacy I guess.


They paid for it, and had came to let my aunt know about it and blah blah blah.

Anyway, the fence looks like shit and there's a big mess left over of sand-like concrete and piles of dead torn old vines. We don't care about the vines, but there's still quite a mess in our backyard now.

I looked over...
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>>1013815
Here is how our side fencing looks for comparison.

The back neighbor's side looks close to this in terms of quality
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>>1013815
>>1013817
Is the wall right on the property line or is it on their side of the property line? If the latter there is generally nothing you can do. Look into 'good neighbor fence'. Sometimes the local codes require them, most times they don't. Since its their fence they can make it look like whatever they want. You can either put up your own cover or live with it.

If its right on the property line, IE some of it is on your side, some of it is on...
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>>1013836
I have no idea about the property line.

I figured the fence was right on it, I mean it should be, all the fences are like that in this neighborhood (no alleyways)

Google didn't turn up much about good neighbor fence laws, this is Texas if that helps any.

I just feel like we were wronged with it, even though we didn't pay for it. Looked better before, and now in order to make it look decent we'll have to pay money we hadn't intended on doing.

I don't believe the landlord...
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anyone do any sewing? pic not related
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i do, what do you need?
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>>1013752
i dont, what do you want
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>>1013752
From time to time.

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I found a motor perfect for my project. The only issue is that its shaft is in metric for 3mm.

https://www.pololu.com/product/3039/specs#note2

Meanwhile, the gears I have are meant to be for 1/8 inch shafts.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#7297k11/=1304ruo

Is it possible to just use those gears with the shaft since it's only a 0.007 inch difference? Or would I be better off finding a similar motor but with a 1/8 inch shaft?
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I forgot to mention my project is a small model which needs the motor to provide power to repeatedly push back against spring-loaded lever.
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>>1013669
You can get a drop of glue in it, or something
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>>1013671
or shim with with 0.007 shim stock (or a bunch of aluminum foil )

or bore out the gear a little more and make a press fit sleeve

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