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Hey guys I plan on building a cabin soon. I am pretty lost on what design and such yet but I do have a question that's been bothering me.
On something like pic related, what's keeping moisture from getting into the vertical wall boards?
I would imagine it's insulated inside between another wooden wall.
But wouldn't moisture cause rot and mold and such?
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For vertical wood siding you have to use a moisture resistant and rot resistant wood like treated cedar or redwood. Its more costly, but the look is there for the vertical battenboard siding. But eventurally, it will fail sooner because of the buildup of moisture.

Theres a few DVDs and books out there regarding tiny-house designs. They're essentially light duty trailers as the base built into a house structure. If its for a long term placement, you essentially level it and block it in like a manufactured or mobile home.
Wouldn't horizontal boards run into the same issue? There's no way to leave them exposed and totally sealed right?
I'm not buying this, I have an old cottage (built in 1912) with the original pine siding. By now it's starting to look the part but that's a hundred years later. Possibly in a very humid climate but OPs picture makes me think that's a non-issue.

This said, I have no answer as to why the place hasn't rotted. Some steps on the way to make it work are:
- Locking panels (no gaps for moisture).
- A breathing paint (don't want moisture trapped in there).
- Cutting the planks...
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Hey /diy/, quick question. Looked for a QTDDTOT thread but found none. Anyway:

I'm building a semi-permanent shelter out in the woods on a friend's property and I have it mostly completed except for one thing: a fireplace.

Now the whole structure is something of a wigwam debris hut, it has a wooden framework that i wove with flexible branches and then covered in bark and leaves. Obviously I need to put a little time into how to safely have a fire inside for cooking and heating.
I was thinking of getting some kind of chimney to route hot exhaust and...
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build a circular hole in the ceiling, and a lid that could cover it.
sized down to what you need
>Looked for a QTDDTOT thread but found none

I found yours.

I found no information on gel wrist rests, although there are instructions online on how to do the rest of a mouse pad. What are the rests made of and filled with? What would be a cheap/easy to get alternative?

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hey lads, i was wondering, do we have any news on bunkerbro ?
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Who is bunkerbro?
why don't you go check the archive or something
I wish...

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I've been getting into crochet recently as a way to pass the slow hours of the night shift. This is my latest work in progress: a circular rag rug crocheted from a ball of bedsheet strips. It's a lot easier than I thought it would be. I think I'll try making a rag basket next.

Do any of you other /diy/kes crochet, knit, sew, or practice other fabric crafts? Show off your creations in this thread, ask other anons how they made their stuff, etc. Anything goes.
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That's cool. Don't listen to the negative people on this board. They're just jealous.
i crochet a bit but my favorite sewing type skill is tatting. Long ass needle creating really intricate stuff :)
Got any pics of your gear, works in progress, or finished pieces?

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/biz/ is piece of shit and only talks about penny stocks and bitcoin. Don't know where else to ask on 4chin

What is the real cost of building a home?

I inherited about 0.7 acres of land from my Great-Grandma and would like to have a house built on it. I have no skills so everything needed to be done would be contracted (besides painting I can paint).

I want a 1,500-1,800 square foot 3 bed 2 bath home. A "cookie cutter" layout that would be cheap to build like pic related. Would go with laminate/hardwood flooring throughout and tile in the...
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You just answered your question, 145k to 350k, depends on a lot of things, location, quality of your specs, design, how and when, etc
Biggest factor is actually _where_ you're building it. In the Seattle area we're pushing no less than $100-150 per sq. ft. If you go to Eastern Washington near Idaho, these prices drop by about 40%.
Source: I'm building one now in western Washington. Prices are absurd.
you could start with a mobile home if you wanted. use that towards buying a lot and starting a house. there are different routes to take just find which is best for you and how to do it the most cost efficient way once you have estimates.

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Whoever did the plumbing in my flat didn't give enough room for the toilet inlet pipe & after a year of awkward strain it has started leaking. Turns out he'd cut the end of the flidmaster to fit but not left a flat surface and I'm guessing its done some damage to L valve & washer.

Already replaced the fluid master & the leaks still there, should I get a long flex hose & loop it around to avoid any more strain? Don't own the flat so can't do anything about where the pipe comes out the wall.

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what... what country are you in? I've never seen incoming toilet connections like that.

anyhow, you'll need to point out in a picture exactly where the leak is.
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Yeah, me neither. Scotland, think the owner of the flat 'finished' up the job on his own. The pipe leading out of the wall is incredibly loose and I've no idea what's going on behind there. I could just replace this setup but it's putting a lot of strain through the wall. Don't want to risk that.

Want to set up a valve & flexible compression hose but there's hardly any room for it to go.

Indicated on the photo where the leak is, cheers!
Sounds like you're a renter of that place, why not contact the landlord and tell them theres a leak in the plumbing system so they can pay to fix it?

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are the two plugs internally wired in parallel or series?
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They are externally linked via a jumper you can snap off. Look on the sides, it will be between the two screws. Also, it's parallel.
All outlets and fixtures on a service branch are in parallel.

Think about what would happen if they were in series. Your reading lamp plugged into one outlet would get no power if you unplugged your phone charger from the other. Hell your phone charger wouldn't work unless you had your reading lamp turned on.
Cont. Afterthought...

A GFCI receptacle plugs are parallel, but they have a line and load side that you have to be aware of when writing it up. You'll know if it's GFCI because it's a fucking brick of a receptical that can be a pain in the ass to fit into the box.

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hi /diy/
need to drive an led at various levels, can't have it flash though. even at high frequency.
currently i have pwm into lpf to get basically a set voltage, resistor to get a current then transistor as an output driver. led can eat around 1A@2-4v when hungry.

apparently i'm stupid because i should use a mosfet instead of a transistor to reduce power consumption. I have read about 7 or 8 things about mosfets but they might as well have been in chinese.

apparently i want to give the mosfet enough voltage to get into some transition mode but...
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Why can't you have it flash?
If you're using your transistor as a constant current source, both MOSFETs and BJTs will dissipate pretty much the same amount of power.
PWM (flashing) drive has much higher efficiency.
If you want both high efficiency and reasonably low ripple, you need some variant of a switching regulator. There are specialized ICs for driving LEDs that way.
Not an expert on electronics but you can try using a high pass filter on the drain side of the MOSFET. Most of the heating occurs at the low frequency components of the waveform. The high pass filter also doubles as a current limiter.

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Alright, simple as this. Will thermite reaction, produce an almost pure form of iron, or is there aluminum mixed in? assuming I use aluminum and iron oxides.

Today I was sitting around staring at a wall, and thought of this. what happens if you made a simple greensand mold and put a tall cylinder on top of it, and cap off the cylinder with some sort of lid, then packed in tightly the cylinder with thermite and placed the cylinder back onto the mold. and lit it. Would it cast iron?
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It's used at least in railroad welding.

Where do you think the aluminium goes?
Well if it doesn't absorb into the iron, it turns into a slag of sorts.

but asking me questions, based off my question, makes you a huge asshole. you're not being witty or making a point.

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I have to pick a platform for a project I want to make. Which microcontroler would you recommend?

I want to develop a custom control board for electric unicycles, currently they all have chinese made ones with no open source software and appalling quality. Most appear to be using a ST 32bit stm32f1 series chip. Amusingly they don't even use this chip to run the motor controller instead adding a second microcontroller to manage the the timings for the 3 phase motor and hall sensors.

Should I stick with the ST stm32 series or is there better options? I don't...
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The good thing about the STM32 controllers is that the evaluation boards have a debugger and programmer on them. You could get a STM32F4Discovery board which has an accelerometer on it. Generally the F4 series have an FPU (great for spatial calculations) and it's fast (up to 168MHz). For control of the motors you could use dedicates ICs (not MCUs). TI and co. have ICs which are 3phase controllers w/ integrated mosfet drivers and they accept a PWM pulse as input. Then you could simply use DMA (or software) for controlling a timer peripheral.
All I can say is Freescale's dev boards are total shit and to not buy shit from them.
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STM32 seems like the most popular choice. I'm a little lost on the motor controller though.

None of the controllers go anywhere near the volts/amps I need.
Do I just connect the controller output to another layer of larger mosfets?

If I use a controller like this it handles all the regen braking circuits? All I have to do is pass Engine / Brake and reverse data to it?

any of you /diy/kes do any home demo/renovation work? I have a place built in the 30s that I'm having tested for asbestos (ceiling tile, plasterboard, flooring) and I'm shitting bricks.

aslo, how do all these retards on HGTV rip down walls with out a care but as soon as they hit some duct work wrapped in white stuff they flip out?
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>I'm having tested for asbestos
Best just to keep asbestos covered up and pretend it doesn't exist. You get fucked having to remove and then dispose of it.
Like the other dude said, its really fuckin expensive and just fine if you leave it in place and put another material over it.

If you're removing flooring throughout a small 2 bedroom house, expect a $5000+ bill to get rid of it. Not to mention a few hundred dollars just to tell you what you already know. A special company with special licensing removes it, and then they take it to a special disposal site. Its NOT something the average home-gamer is legally permitted to do. Same goes for any materials testing positive for lead.

For flooring, you're...
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a while ago i had a bunch of electrical work done to replace all the knob and tube. this meant taking down a wall to run wire. I have a bit of experience working for a general contractor so I knew the basics of spotting asbestos (white pipe & duct wrap, floor tile, etc) but I never knew that it could be in the plaster board or joint mud. also, it is plasterboard, not plaster and lath that I have.

Looking back when I was younger, I have gutted god knows how many kitchens and bathrooms in historic homes with...
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The new house I rented has hospital's white floor, bright white walls and bright white cold lamps. I'm trying to improve the mood of the place and since I don't have money to paint the walls, my last option is redoing the lighting.

We don't have IKEA on my country so I tried diffusing the light with cream yellow paper and orange/yellow polyester fabric but they don't give the proper atmosphere.

Any ideas? Do I need to have more than one light source? I'm having trouble finding interior lighting 101 on google. I read that the lighting...
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Lower wattage bulbs or dark lamp shades
..pair of ray-bans, and good is.

You get 'daylight' (light-spectrum emulating) bulbs, but they are really, really fucking white and not what your wanting at all.

Just use a mixture of different sources, lower wattage, proper incandescent bulbs, pref. on a dimmer - maybe, some uplighters, 2nd hand shop will have something old-school with a heavy shade - LED's are really, really, not what you are wanting either, srsly.
Isn't possible to keep the cold lamps but shade them in a way I get the same light from an incandescent bulb?

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Acquired some old jamma boards in need of TLC. Looked up cleaning and saw this. Surely thisbia trolling?! Washing a PCB with chips on, in hot soapy water?


Pic unrelated
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Not really, but you can use alcohol instead, if you want to.
in an industrial setting PCBs are actually washed in baths of soap and other funky stuff so it's not a troll
however, you have to consider that soap leaves residues
not really a problem if you have one of those chemicals that is specifically meant to remove soap residue from surfaces
or distilled water to wash it down after the soap does it's stuff
or just use isopropanol, ethanol or any other readily available alcohol instead and call it a day
hell, i've even used acetone.. after convincing...
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Thanks, I'll have to look into this. Using water, soap and electronics flya in the face of everything I've been taught.

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I've got this bastard, game original Xbox gamepad, harvested a trigger to repair another one just like it.
Any ideas?

I was thinking a fightstick for PC unless one can magically hook it up to a 360, maybe also use the motors for a tattoo gun.

PIC related, one of the motors, how do I get the weights of without ruining it?
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>PIC related, one of the motors, how do I get the weights of without ruining it?

hold the weight in a vise.
use a punch to push the shaft through the press-fit hole.
Thanks for the tips, any other ideas of what to make of the parts?
or if you leave the weights on it, make a vibrator lol

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I've just been learning how to use these. I have one IC and I've powered a string of LEDs with an Arduino, then moved onto driving a 1 digit 7 segment LED display and then a 4 digit version with multiplexing.

Now I want to elaborate with multiple LED matrices to make a large (at least 24 by 24) matrix (out of 8 by 8 ones most likely).

What are my limits with a single Arduino and its 5V supply, if I start daisychaining shift registers to drive such large displays?

At what point would I draw too much current?
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with a shift register like that you can put all the leds on at the same time.
usually with more leds you make them into a squareish matrix, have a string of shift registers on the x and a separate set on the y.
turn on the leds one row or column at a time

then you calculate the power drawn from a single row or column because thats the maximum draw at one time

max draw from arduino is probably like 1A or something have a look at the regulator see what its rated at.
Is that the transistor looking thing next to the DC in, or one of those round tin can things?
>Is that the transistor looking thing
probably its a to220 package if thats what you mean yes. check datasheet.

you can use a separate power supply as long as you connect the 0v's together.

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