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Hi /adv/, does anybody have experience making a bed that they'd like to share?
My cabin has an 8x8 room which will be the bedroom. I like big beds and there couldn't be jack of floorspace anyway in an 8x8 room so what I plan to do is have the whole room a bed (that lifts up for storage underneath)
How would one go about making a bed? One that lifts up for storage underneath, at that. I imagine I'll probably have to have the mattress custom made since 8x8 is even bigger than a california king. Bedmaking thread!
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>>901874
The mattress itself I'll probably have made through ultrabed.com but I'm wondering about the frame itself that the mattress part sits on.
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Check to find any local manufacturers.

Where i live theres a mattress company that makes all the mattresses they sell to the public. Extremely high quality, and pretty reasonable prices too compared to the name brands being sold by third parties.

They made a custum bed for me to fit this oooollld mahagony bed frame i got at auction that was between a full and queen size. The owner came out to my place to double check my measurements. Delivered it three days later personally to check the fit himself. All for the same price as an equivalent featured serta
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>>901874
You would have to get a pneumatic system to move the top frame up and down, but its dangerous and really expensive.

make a decently tall frame using thick studs on the end so you have enough room underneath.
Or you can make a regular height bed, frame it out, then install roll out cabinets below.

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Hey guys I've got a problem with my water heater tripping a breaker in the breaker box. When we first discovered this, we flipped the breaker back and it stayed on, the water heater started running again and after about 20 minutes it kicked the breaker again. At this point it kicks off immediately after flipping it on. Does this sound like a Tstat issue?

Are water heaters something that I should call an electrician or a plumber for? I talked to 2 electricians (who didn't come out), one said it was probably an element going bad while the other suggested a problem...
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>>901831
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html
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>>901835
cool thanks
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>>901835
"power is off during this test"
does that mean ALL of my power? like I should flip the main breaker in the home?

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Can anyone on here help me fix my dryer?
I've got a kenmore elite that seems to have a short somewhere in it. I'll be posting some pictures and a short video as well.
I am no electrician, but I imagine if someone were to assist me in the process I might be able to figure this out.
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Lol, I failed pretty hard with that first pic. let me try again.
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and a front shot
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Here is the video
vid dot me/ipGo
hopefully my voice isn't too annoying.

Any ideas on what the issue might be and how to fix it?
Or any additional information I might be able to provide to help figure it out?

Can you find plans for exactly this folding bench and table https://youtu.be/TqMd5ZVVpCg
I found some plans but smaller and worse version
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>>901777
You need fucking shooting even more so than the French.
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I watched that film but It's not the same unfortunately
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>>901792
it's exactly the fucking same, without the fucking cup holders

What's a cost effective way to attach myself to a tree to do this?

I am thinking of just winging it, but I heard if you are a cripple, you can't be a real mothafuckin G.
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>>901767

Notes:

I was thinking of getting some rope, a carabiner, and making myself a rope harness. I used to climb, so I know how to use them, it's just that rope is $120, and I have no idea where to buy rope/carabiners in the US locally.
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counter argument :

You will be remembered as a real G if you die while doing it freehand.
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>>901769

Allow me to retort: If I fall, I am probably going to fall on my feet and break both of them in the process, but not die. The tree is like tree stories high - not fatal fall height.

So far Home Depot and Dicks don't carry rope. Wtf fgts.

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Hey /diy/, the fuck is this on my smoke detector battery and how do I get it off? I need to replace this to stop the horrible beeping.
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The fuck is what on your smoke detector battery? It has a smoke detector on it if that's what you're asking.

No seriously, just pop the battery off the connector. It's not rocket science here, just a 9v battery terminal.
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>>901711
See, I tried that, but the connector wouldn't let it go even using a screwdriver as leverage.
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>>901713
Ask your little sister to help if you're not strong enough.

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Sup /diy/ Im buying a mini lathe tomorow and i was wondering if any of you guys have one and what projects or tips you might be able to offer me if you would be so kind. Ive used lathes before but ive been wanting my own for the longest time so im going to buy a cheaper one to start off with and work my way up as I dont got lots o cash at the moment.

>Anyone got any projects there proud or shit I love to see others works.
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>>901657
Sten gun
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>>901676
Whats that supposed to mean? I dont think i could make a sten gun. Though that shit would be cool though
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>>901685
Anyone can make a sten gun. It was designed that way.
There is a thread on >>>/k/ with the build plans

Have fun and don't get v&

I would like to make a security system that can notify me remotely that a motion sensor has gone off.

Is that possible? I want them for the primitor of my property outdoors.
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How would you like the system communicate? Wifi, cell, radio, land line, etc?
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>>901624
I have Wi-Fi at home but am not always on Wi-Fi at work. But I have a 4G LTE phone. Can that work? What about radio? How far in miles can they work? I work about 15 miles from my house
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>>901625
I meant for the security system itself. It needs a way to dial out to you. If where ever it is going to be placed is within range of wifi then that would be the best and cheapest option. Next best would be using a land line or a cell network for connectivity but they both have monthly costs. You would only roll a custom radio solution if you're so far out in the sticks that there is no land line or cellular options.

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Hello /diy/

I have a small project where i need to power about 2000 LEDs. Just normal 5mm 3v leds. How would i go about doing that? I was hoping some old computer charger could do the trick, but i'm far from an electronics expert, so i don't know exactly how. I dont need to be able to control any of them individually, they have to light up all at the same time. I was hoping to make a big grid, and wire all of them in parallel, so i can hook them to a single power source.
If i did that, and have a 19V DC computer charger, what would i need to do, so i don't...
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Take the 19 volt lead up the ass
Snort the LEDs one by one in your lungs
Congrats, you're a Christmas tree!

>hurr durr how do I do X...


lmgtfy.com/?q=How+to+wire+many+LEDs

Start from there, then ask a specific question.
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>>901461
I did dipshit, i asked if it was enough to put a resistor on one of the wires, and how big it would have to be in that case. Now, can you answer my question, or are you an idiot from every angle?
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>take 19 Volt lead up the ass
>eat LEDs
>plug in power cord
>???
>Profit

Alternatively, try to put at least some effort in it, Nigger

lmgtfy.com/?q=How+to+wire+many+LEDs
Get educated, return with a more specific question

>Hurr durr I'm too retarded to do my own research


lmgtfy.com/?q=How+to+wire+many+LEDS

Any suggestions on how to make one? Fire is the primary option
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Pool maintenance fag here. You need at least 2 inch pipe to get sufficient water flow.
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A buddy of mine owns/runs a tree trimming operation. He heats everything with wood. Has a wood boiler for how water. One for heating the house including radiant floors. Runs a smaller third one for heating a pool.

The units aren't cheap but you can't legally /diy/ your own without getting it tested which would costs tens to hundreds of thousands. Plus he has unlimited wood.

You could possibly /diy/ your own pool heater because it's probably not subject to the same requirements as a water heater or boiler.
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>>901436
There is such a thing as a wood-fired hot tub. Basically, it's a firepit inside of some tubing that water from a pool flows through. Should be a good starting point.

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I have a PSU similar to this (this is just a Google image) and I've broken it.

When I was charging a battery with it a while ago, I noticed that once I turned off the PSU, while the battery was connected, the voltage needle indicated the voltage on the battery. Based on that, I assumed that you could also use a PSU as a voltmeter.

Then I tried to do the same thing again some weeks later and, I don't know why, but the wires immediately went super hot, burning my fingers and melting the plastic sheathes.

Now the thing doesn't turn on. Why did...
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>>901412
It was a 12V battery btw.
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Bump
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Maybe you connected it backwards. Or maybe you were just unlucky this time.
Assuming the PSU uses normal components: no particular reason why it couldn't be fixed.

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Anyone got experience with soundproofing?
I want to nail two doors together, with an egg shell layer between them, will that work? Any other cheap ideas that I can use?
I am desperate, I am living with my aunt, who is bipolar, and I need a way to insulate myself from her madness.
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>>901308
Just use earplugs.
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>>901308
ear plugs
also it is the door gaps you should worry about
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>>901312
I will be dealing with those.
What is a good and cheap material to fill the gaps with?

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Today I made DIY proud
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>>901291

Drying meat?
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Just a air filter per the best design on her
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>>901291
excellent/10

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This is not about the password!

An old Fujitsu laptop won't boot except from HDD. The BIOS password works, but the BIOS itself is altered and won't allow changes to the boot order. This makes it impossible (for me?) to flash the BIOS.

Now I assume disconnecting the CMOS battery will not erase the password. But will it reset the BIOS to factory default?

I take the password still working as an indication that it is saved outside the BIOS, which I assume is hacked. So if removing the battery does not affect the password, will it affect the BIOS?

Could...
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No, removing the CMOS battery won't change the BIOS code... Sounds like you need to reflash the BIOS directly. You're probably not interested in investing the time to do that, so learn your lesson and buy a new one.
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>>901240
yes disconnecting the cmos battery will reset the password and clear the cmos. which is like the ram that the bios runs in. it will also force the computer to refresh the cmos.

source: used to work in a computer store where the same customers would repeatedly return because their password "simply didnt work but they were typing it in properly." some laptops require long disassembly in order to access it.

the password is saved in the cmos, not the bios. even the fancy drive locker bios shits can...
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>>901245
I also recommend adding an easily accessible switch or just a wire or pin of some sort that allows easy bios resets by just opening the hard drive bay or wherever.

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Hey, what are some common hardware sizes? I'm not entirely sure where to begin. I am designing a project that will need a few nuts and bolts and non of it is load bearing. Is there a common hardware convention I can find? If I go to home-depot or something there are thousands of sizes.

Any help would be great thanks.
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#8 phillips / 1/4" hex are common and all over everything.

7/16 9/16 1/2.
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>>901156
>#8 phillips / 1/4" hex are common and all over everything.
>7/16 9/16 1/2.

>imperial
top kek
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>>901156
thanks big help

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