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I want to order a metric tonne of road salt from Alibaba, but I have never done this before. The quotes I have received are really good (150-250 USD).

Can anyone here give me an idea of what to expect? Does FOB basically mean I have to arrange for it to be picked up at a shipping port? (I live in north america). What additional costs can I expect?
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No offense. Go to /biz/
They will help u out brah
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>>916243
Go CIF.
Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) is a trade term requiring the seller to arrange for the carriage of goods by sea to a port of destination, and provide the buyer with the documents necessary to obtain the goods from the carrier.
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What can you get it locally for?

After shipping costs, port fees and import duties, and shipping from the port to your location I seriously doubt you could get it cheaper than locally sourced

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sup /DIY/

so ive got this project and i have to explain the two welding processes (gas welding and arc welding)
im a bit stuck on what the joining techniques of each are and the operations of each

also whats do arc welding and gas welding differ when it comes to the function or would you weld the same project with either or?
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fuck off mate do your own homework
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Here's a good start

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welding
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>>915826
This.

How hard is it to research online?

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Hey guys. I have to replace a few feet of supply line from the furnace to the house, and rather than spend a few hundred bucks hiring some company I figure I can rig it up myself even though I have no major ducting experience to speak of. Is it essentially just get a few feet of 14in insulated duct and clamping or taping both ends?
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>>915343
You do need some proper duct tape on those exhaust tubes. Not the plastic duck tape, metal foil duct tape if you don't want to die from carbon monoxide. I don't think you'll need an insulated duct, but get liberal with the metal foil tape. The better you seal it air tight, the better the heat gets to where you want it. The tape won't hold it in place by itself.
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>>915343
Pretty much. There's a reason there are Mexicans doing it for like $12 a hour.
Definitely get DUCT tape, not duck tape. It drives me up a fucking wall when people call the Duck brand tape duct. Duck tape will usually last 2 years before it falls off, duct tape will last the life of the duct undisturbed, and Pookie will outlast the duct.
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might be better to go with pipe? not sure how many degrees the insulated piping can handle being plastic on the inside and right next to flame box and whatnot

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Oculus Rift never look so simple...
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this is a shitttttt
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>>915297
looks like crap, dude. If you are going to pay $400-500 for the hardware to actually build your own Oculus Rift, you can probably manage another 50 to pay someone to 3d print a proper housing.
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>>916049
its a casing for a cellphone with built in gyroscope that can mimic to an extant an Oculus Rift (or cheaper smartphone to watch 3D movies).

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I want to modify my bidet so that it will spray water directly on my ass hole. Mine is similar to pic. related, how can I do this?
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use magnets
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You need a swivel spray nozzle.

Kohlr makes some. But it may mean replacing the faucet hardware.
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>>915088
Simply bend over a little and press your asshole against the outlet.

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Anyone here familiar with Smooth-On? I've noticed occasionally when I'm using their moldstar 16 resin it turns opaque white, when normally it's clear. Does anyone know why this would happen?
Pic related, how it turns white at the top (the top was exposed to air, if that might be relevant)
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Do you put it through a vacuum before pouring?

Try just mixing it slower
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>>914791
Actually, you use pressure to prevent bubbles. 60 psi usually. You must use a airline drier on the compressor to ensure no moisture gets in, which can cause bubbles..
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>>914796
>Actually, you use pressure to prevent bubbles. 60 psi usually. You must use a airline drier on the compressor to ensure no moisture gets in, which can cause bubbles..

No, you don't. You degas it in a vacuum chamber, and then you MIGHT put it under pressure to cure if that doesn't produce satisfactory results.

Just putting it under pressure isn't going to help the bubble problem. It'll just make the bubbles smaller.

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Hey /diy/ I accidentally cut my self with a knife like a dumbass and I don't know if I
should use hydrogen peroxide or not
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How deep of a cut?
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It's not that deep
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No, rubbing alcohol.

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sup /diy/
I'm not very much into DIY but my dad is pretty handy. Is there any tool that I can get him as a gift that he isn't likely to have but will appreciate? He is a very pragmatic man, so he has most things in his toolbox already and doesn't think anything more fancy than that is necessary. Preferably something under $20, I'm poor and unemployed.

The nail holder in pic related is what I think I have in mind, more or less. Is it useful?
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>>918591
I would be insulted if someone bought me a nail holder.
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>>918592
Is this because of some DIY pride that implies you don't need one? Sorry, I have two left hands, I don't know these things at all.

But if it is because it's too cheap or pragmatic, then I don't think my dad will be insulted at all - if he finds any use for it whatsoever, he will appreciate it.
How about something like this wristband? Do they actually reliably hold nails or what?
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What does he do for a living? If he's pragmatic he'd appreciate tools for problems he may face on a day-to-day basis. You didn't provide any information and only showed pics of a couple of stupid gimmicks.
i.e. if he were a carpenter he'd shove that nail holder up your ass sideways, or get laughed off his site showing up with a magnetic wrist band. That's what a tool belt is for. Need context.

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Alright, so I just lost an auction for a large satellite dish I was going to convert into a parabolic mirror, and there probably aren't going to be any going up on auction for a while.
Does /diy/ know any techniques for making one other than making a satellite dish shiny and chrome?

Pic unrelated, and probably not edible gummy candy.
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>>917505
Is revolving a big drum of fluid out of the question?
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>>917521
If I can find a drum I don't see why I can't revolve it.
Like, I have eclectic drills and stuff, and other things that spin.
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>>917521
>>917528
But no, I'm not going to revolve it on a permanent basis, wouldn't even work since I have to track the sun.

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First time here so I apologize if this is the wrong board to be posting my question.
I'm a college student and I want to begin a hobby that I enjoy but can earn some extra money. I love to work with my hands and I've been looking at metal beads, tags, etc.
From what I can tell, its basically called metal smithing or metal working. I want to begin making small little keychain or necklace things like pic related. What tools do I need in the beginning as an absolute amateur to begin? I can only think of the basics such as sandpaper and some type of saw.
I'm...
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If you want money, go to work.
Hobbies are generally money sinks, unless you're pretty good, which in turn takes time and money.
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I want to find something I can make and sell. Just something (ideally unique but I know thats hard to manage these days) that i could sell on etsy or the like for a bit of extra cash.

I have a TIG welder, basic wood and metal working tools, basic knowledge of micro controllers and electronics.

I need ideas. I have friends making cutting boards and pepper mills but that market seems saturated. What else?
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>>915588
If we give you ideas, what happens to our get rich quick scheme? Think about it.
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>>915588
Fasteners made of gummy bear material.
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>>915588
Well there is the thread about the guy trying to make a large dildo or something? Custom dildos?

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Didn't see any in the catalog. Post your simple questions here

If I want to install a double-DIN car stereo but one of the slots it would replace has all the A/C controls, is there some way around that or do I have to settle for a single-DIN stereo?
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>is there some way around that.
- If your AC control was all electronc, maybe possible (theoretically) to move it - but, where the fuck to? Has manual rotary dials, etc. - Nope, no way whatsoever - replacing your car for one with a double-din be fucking easier.
>I have to settle for a single-DIN stereo?
- Basically, Yes.
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>>912764
That looks like a BMW e46 radio. There is a kit/mod to move the AC down to occupy the gap below. I think it is called the AC Climate control relocation kit (supplied by BMW)

Google "install double din in e46"
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>>912780
- yeah, dropping an 'all electronic' e46 AC control a notch maybe possible - find me an(y) example where they have done so where previously manual rotaries (as pictured) were installed tho..

If the rotary controls are/were also a simply removable electronic panel (?) maybe possible. If the rotaries are controlling vents manually on stalks or some shit, I really, really would not be in any hurry to be fucking around trying to relocate these, personally. Not that the /diy/ electronic AC control relocation...
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>Made thread about my delivery drone design
>/diy/ neckbeards attack it
>"Delivery drones are stupid!"
>"Nobody will waste money on this!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXo_d6tNWuY
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>>908396
And now where are you, Father Eamonn Hunter? Working with pygmies in the South Seas. And where am I? On 4chan gloating about a crap idea that will fail once people start realising that throwing stuff at them is hilarious.
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>>908396
Amazon announced drones like 2 years ago. Where the hell have you been?
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>>908409
And the faa hascshit all over this several times

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After watching this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5PJDzOOFCA
I've decided to learn it. What are the best resources to learn this language?
My English is not the best but I doubt resources in Arabic exist for me to learn it.
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>>916644
http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/e/languages/esperanto.html
https://www.duolingo.com/
here ya go thought this would be help-full also >>>/int/
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>>917976
Thanks
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>>916644
So is someone gonna come up with comedy nicknames for all these weirdos with absolutely nothing in common except a fixation with a pointless man-made language?

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I'm thinking of buying a bit of land and I want to build a small stone cottage/hut/shed to sleep in when I visit. Nothing too crazy inside; about five by three yards or so with a fireplace and a stove for heat/cooking, no electricity needed, a bed. Illumination would be provided by paraffin lamps and candles, maybe a generator outside if I really wanted electricity.

Now, I've had no experience whatsoever in building anything more than a wooden shed, so any points would be welcome.
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>>911627
You could easily lay a foundation and build a wooden structure.
It would be easier and probably cheaper than masonry work.

Do you need a foundation for a stone building?
It would shift with the ground right?
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>>911627
I hope you have stone on the land preferably shale
other wise you will pay out the ass
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>>911627
Kerosene is nasty stuff, especially in an enclosed space. Get an led lamp with a rechargeable battery.

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