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Recently discovered i have a moisture issue in a corner of my basement. Not nearly as bad as the one in the pic as what little mold / mildew there was was contained to the back of the drywall and the 2x4's studs and baseboard (the guy who built it did not use treated wood for the stuff making contact with the floor... i know)

Now i have kept an eye on it and it takes a serious fucking storm to get moisture / water there. BUT its still an issue and i cant re-finish the room until i fix it for good.

The wall has some stair steping hairline cracks but as far...
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>>1013656
If the masonary is cracked and ground water is coming in, you will have no choice
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what about relevelling that corner? cracks don't show up without a reason
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>>1013662

There are no water stains on the wall which leads me to believe its coming in at the footing.

>>1013717

There is a gutter downspout that dumps water near that corner, and 2 more in the back of the house the dump it near there.

That side of the house is opposite the side that gets heavy rains but with 3 down spouts there thats still a lot of water weight put on the corner.
If i redirect the flow of water im hoping that is enough to solve the...
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Oh boy, /diy/ looks like I got a package! Wonder what's inside!
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Just kidding, not gonna go through all that unboxing bullshit on a board this slow. But it's a free $200 fluke multimeter that they gave me for nothing. If anyone's interested I'll tell the story of how y'all can get your own.
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>>1013535
no fuck off
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Buy $600 worth of fluke tools and return them?

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http://www.gizmag.com/flirtey-drones-deliver-medicine-in-us-first/38102/pictures

>FAA approved

/diy/

BLOWN
THE
FUCK
OUT
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>>1013437
/diy/ is all about delivery drones

Just not gasoline powered ones
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>>1013437
OPs delivery drone is a shit idea and will never work != all delivery drones are shit ideas and won't work

Does the Flirtey drone use a combustible engine?
Does the Flirtey drone force the company to design and build their own software for the drone to work?

No?
So /diy/s criticisms were spot on
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>>1013437
the fug - collect your urgent medical supplies in confort, safety and convenience with a-fucking-literally 5 minute car journey from airport to clinic..

..or choose to duct-tape-n-cardbord-box load them into a random autonomous flying object, assuming the weathers nice, and hope for the fucking best - go on, live a little dangerously! - its only critical medical supplies, after all.

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Wife ordered some new wicker furniture for our deck. Got a set that includes a table like pic related. Didn't notice the glass top when getting it apparently. Unlike pic related, it doesn't slot into the indentation, just kind of floats on top of the rounded edges (it's almost exactly as wide as the table). Only thing included was a 1 inch bumper pad with four little nubs. Doesn't look like it'd really do much - maybe cut apart the single nubs could buffer the edges but since it was packaged seperate from the table, I'm really thinking they sent us the wrong size top.

Any ideas how to secure this thing so it doesn't fly off and shatter at the first bump or stiff breeze?
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>>1013340
look for some brown drawer liner
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>>1013340
>it doesn't slot into the indentation
Go home Ikea, you're drunk.
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>>1013340
>it doesn't slot into the indentation
Make an indentation for it to slot into

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I'm replacing my kitchen faucet but the new faucet's cold supply line is too short to reach the shutoff valve. On the old faucet the cold was longer than the hot which made it fit just right.
This new one has the hot line longer than the cold as in pic related. So is it possible to switch these out in the actually faucet/handle or do I need to get an extension?
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>>1012981
Why not just switch the lines on the valves?
Surely that will fix the problem correct?
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>>1012986
Like from the lines that come from the shut-off vales? Could you re-explain?
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>>1012988
The hoses that come off the valves and connect to the faucet
Why couldnt you just switch both of them?

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sup /diy/, I need some help

So I have a ton of succulents, most of which I've had for 2+ years without any issue. I picked pic related up a few months ago at a market (it looked healthy at the time) but within the last week it's completely deflated. I'm assuming based on my googling that it's rotting inside.

Can I still propagate this to try and save it sort of? Or is it completely toast? I've never had any other issues with other cacti or succulents I have, so I'm not sure what caused it to become like this.
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>>1012475
Remembering back to days of a few Botany classes, at this point, it may be best to try to salvage it by replanting it's own roots in a different pot with proper growth-inducing soil.. Of course they would have to be healthy roots and not dead.

I forgot the technical name for this process but it should work if you upkeep well.
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What is your climate?

In tropical conditions we can partially bury cacti with dead roots and they tend to just sprout new roots out the body or little nubs that yours has there.

The soil type sometimes doesn't matter because I have seen them shoot roots out on beach sand or even bare concrete during the wet season.

Generally they seem to be happiest when they medium, or lack there of, that they're in dries out between showers/watering
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>>1012507

I live in Canada, it's a purely indoor cacti.

Are you saying to just partially bury what I have? Isn't there a way to propagate it that's more robust than just shoving it in soil?

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Hi guys!

I would like to buy a kid's pottery wheel to make some incense burners and sell them around, maybe making a few small pots.

Any suggestions?
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Pic related.
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you're better off going to a local studio/community college and taking a few classes. possibly renting out kiln space and buying studio time.

that bake clay isn't worth shit for anything other than grandma's shelf decor.
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>>1012452
that's the kind of info i was looking for, thanks.

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I don't know what it's called, or the brand name but the tool is a metal shear. it is hydraulically operated and uses a foot pedal. I need to adjust the foot pedal and possibly addjust the blade. Please help me. The whole blade does not come down at once, it works off a pivot point like GIANT scissors. The closer to the fulcrum the more power...any idea the proper name of this tool and any useful links? please help.
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it is called an alligator shear
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Used these machines for years. Is there a question? We called the machines, depending on the type, piranhas, iron workers, plate shears etc.
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>>1012286
Goldie search hydraulic plate shear or hydraulic sheet metal shear turns up quite a few results. As far as maintenance and blade adjustments I would look to manufacturer for guidance as different machines will have different specs for blade spacing. For example one of our machines would not cut thin metal for shit unless shims were installed behind the blade to get it close to the other blade. Another machine had an adjuster based on the thickness of the material you were cutting, and a guide for where the blade should be set.

How would you install a bike hanger in an apartment? I'd rather not have a massive hole I have to patch or get interrogated if the landlord decides to pop in.

Thoughts? Seems like I'd dress up the room a bit.
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>>1011843
Build a stand to hold it. The lower part of the stand doubles as a cabinet for bike paraphernalia or whatever.
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>>1011844

This man fucks

Not a bad idea, some galvanized pipe should do the trick, easy to get too.
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>>1011845
Personally I don't like the look of galvanized metal. I also don't like building things out of pipe.

I'd use some good old fashioned wood for the cabinets and some posts with grooves at the top to hold the handlebars. Then 2 more shorter, thicker posts to hold the pedals.

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Whats the best way to go about cleaning this shower?
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>>1011453
it looks clean, what are you talking
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>not sure if dirty or yellowed from age
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>>1011455
Its not filthy but there is some staining Id like to clean up

>>1011456
Could be

I'm planning on making a PVC nerf rifle/cannon to use with the oversized Nerf mega darts. Now, there's plenty of plans out there for combustion style potato guns, or CO2 powered cannons, but I can't seem to find any solid plans for what I want.
I just want to fire this little dart with as much power as reliably possible, without needing to do things like recharge a separate tank, or refill some sort of fuel. Any ideas?
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Here's a shitty example of the design I'm leaning toward right now. Pump on the bottom to pressurize the larger tank up top, with a valve just past the tank to release the air. It obviously needs reinforced and made in a way that's comfortable to hold, but that's the basic functional plan I have in mind. Anything majorly wrong with it, or any better way to do it?
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Get a Schrader valve stem from napa. Use a bike bump with a cam-locking hose so you can either leave the pump attached or drop it when you have an air compressor handy

Don't forget to use primer with your cement. Also google around for the magic PVC gun ratio so you know exactly how long to make your barrel in relation to your tank, and the correct diameter for the tank and valve. A stubby barrel will result in the payload leaving before the majority of the air has time to do work on it
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here

the fewest parts possible to get you launching shit

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I just bought a 1969 CT90 that's been neglected for a few years, It's not too far from running but I want to do more with it than just that. I want restore it. Here's the problem though, I know virtually nothing about painting or metal finishing. It's rusted in a few spots and the chrome bits are a little rusted. I can clean the rust up but I'm not sure how to prepare a surface for painting or how to paint for that matter. The chrome really has me worried though, chroming kits online are really expensive and have some really nasty chemicals, so I've...
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>>1011109
Well you either want to do it yourself or you don't. There's no quick fix for bad chrome. Nothing that looks good anyway.

You might want to do a bit more reading online about metal treatment and prep because, no offence, you sound clueless and I'm pretty certain you'll bodge it.
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>>1011109
Looks "to clean" for a 69 unless it has been stored very well indeed.
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>>1011292
It will be worth more as an original if OP doesn't fuck with the cosmetics.

It's old enough to interest Honda collectors. OP should visit Honda forums.

Anyone on /diy/ have made their own pc case?
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>>1006817
I thought about it, never got around to it. It's too much hassle desu, you can get a nice metal case for $25. You wouldn't save any money building it yourself unless you had scrap metal laying around.
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>>1006817
kinda
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>>1006885
Did you put stand offa in it? Or does pi not need it?

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Does anybody have any sewing experience? I enjoy basic handsewing and for the past few months I've been focusing on sewing plush toys. I designed a basic one which came out quite well but now I'm trying to design a Teepo plush from the Tales of Xillia game.

Pic related is a prototype out of scrap fabric/denim, my third complete redesign. The geometric shapes and curves are proving to be an absolute nightmare to get right, real slow trial-and-error shit. I'm normally fine with that but it's taking so long and constant failures are killing my mood. I...
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>>993783
Official plush for reference
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>>993784
Fill a sock with cotton, I dunno.

I just take shit off old clothes and put them on slightly less old clothes. Replaced the buttons on my denim vest with leather buckles from old boots. Put leather on the shoulders, that type of shit.
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>>993783
I have very little experience with this but I found that pointy areas that taper off tend to get distorted the most. It's hard to explain but you have to cut the fabric more round that you think it should be. Even then it's easy to get unexpected results.

The only thing I have ever sewed is this pig toy but I think it came out well enough. I did add legs and proper eyes but don't have a photo since I gave it away.

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How to do "aguas locas"?:

this is a mexican (well, at least it is very famous in mexico) alcoholic drink, in english it would mean something like "crazy water", i would recomend it if you want to do a party and you would not like to waste a lot of money.

ingredients:

1.-a full water carboy (preferably, the ones that are about 15 or 20 liters)

2.-6 flavored mix drinks (preferably, kool aid, also, you will need more if you want to use more water)

3.-Vodka or any other alcoholic drinks (i would preffer tonayan, but i dont know...
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Dann son you just explained how to make koolaid with vodka in it great thread
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>>1013457
epic original recipe man

koolaid with vodka
so original
so new
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>>1013457
>mountain dew
>crystal light lemonade packet
>vodka

Best drink mix ever

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