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Goys,

This is to report back on my self install A/C adventure. And mainly to piss off Jaded A/C GUY - bet your racing stripes are kinda worthless, huh?

Anyway, > I had acquired a used doublewide - needed new A/C system, but local guys deemed my money less worth it "'cause its too far from the city'". I think it was because of the trailer status more than anything else.
> The trailer had no A/C system to begin with. It only had the floor vents and the furnace innards had been ripped out.
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>I settled on a 4 ton self contained by goodman. 14 SEER. I sealed the hole where the old furnace/air handler was supposed to be inside and got rid of that JUNK. Then ran flexible to a metal Y under the house to connect the two supplies on each side of the trailer (via 90-degree metal elbows) to the supply of the Goodman.

> Did a new return air box and placed it under the floor where the Water heater used to be. The Waterheater is now outside in its own mini...
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>>884210
fuck HVAC guys. i hope they get black lung from all the mold in my attic. fucking pricks ordered my part by pony express and its been 3 fucking weeks without heat/ AC. goddamn idiots i could order the part off amazon if my goddamn insurance would let me. fuck anyone who says it would be 3+ weeks before youll have heat. THANKS OBAMA
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>>884218
> After crawling for a while under the trailer, the install was done. TONS of Mastic was used - do not want to mess with this again. The system blows thru a 14 in supply that branches off into two 12 inches, and sucks air thru an 18 in return branched off into one 14 inch opening and another 12 in opening in the middle of the trailer floor plan.
> Ran two 60 Amp electrical supplies to the compressor disconnect and the heating disconnect. (Do not want this fucker...
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How do I make a wing? I can laser cut the ribs just fine but the actual surface is vexing me. If I cover it with something that can actually be bent over the ribs it will deform in wind, if I use something rigid it won't bend over the ribs. how do they do it? It also complicates matters that I want a curved wing.
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We use cloth. Then paint it with a varnish for stiffness.
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>>885661
yep. old school is varnished canvas. New school is thin aluminium over the ribs.

Generally, it's ok that it deforms SLIGHTLY with wind pressure, because it deforms in a predictable manner. you're going to have more issues with the wings flexing if you're expecting it to be totally rigid.

Something more rigid than cloth that may work is steambent wood plys glued up.
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>>885661
For rc planes use that plastic wrap stuff. If you aren't a pussy cover it with nitrocellulose, it's like really light or something

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I've got a pirate shirt that got washed acidentaly with something red and now it has a pinkishness to it.

I thought about bleaching it, but it was originally a slightly tan color and I'd like to keep that.

What do I do. Pic unrlated.
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I considered bleaching it, then washing it with coffee or tea bags to restain it. Think that would work?
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Matey, you should ask this in a /cgl/ thread, emphasis on alreday going "thread". They will be more helpfull.
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>>885498
Dye it red.

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I found a TV outside and it seemed to be in perfect condition but the power cord has been cut off. I opened up the back of the TV and the remnants of the cord was this connected to a 3 pin connector thing.

How would I go about fixing this? I've read about splicing connectors but I've never done that before and I'm not exactly sure how that works and what cords will work, most of the guides just assume you have the other end but I don't.
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For a test just strip the inner wires and stick them in the end of pic related. If it works then do the job properly.
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>>886577
>perfect condition

Anon, they cut the cord because the TV is FUBAR, they don't want it on their conscience that someone might take it home, plug it in and either zap themselves or burn their house down. Some people waste shit simply because they upgrade to a better model and throw the obsolete stuff out but you really shouldn't fuck around with thrown out electrical goods unless you're a competent electrician and have a barren shed or some shit to test it out in.
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>>886701
Actually a lot of the time people will discard their electronic devices on the side of the road in good working order and people will drive around the neighborhood cutting the powercords off and taking them so they can sell them for their copper.

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OK, I want to build my own desk, but I'm not great with carpentry. I currently have a drafting table and a large computer desk which takes up too much room, so I want to combine the two into a single desk.

I want a "drafting table" portion so I can work on my art stuff there, as well as a standard portion which I could put my scanner, tablets, hard drives, etc. on. So I was thinking an L-shaped desk with a drafting table on one side of it. Does /diy/ have any tips/guides on doing this? Also, I'll share my apartment garden pics, as that has been my main project this year.
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Tomato plants which were given to me, they took over my balcony and produced ~100 tomatoes before I tore them down this week due to complaints. I'm on the third floor and they were hanging down to the second floor.
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I also started a hydroponic garden with green peppers. I sprouted the peppers in an Aerogarden, but when they started getting larger, I moved them to five gallon buckets. I'll post a few pictures of those. Anyone who's thinking about getting into hydroponics, don't be intimidated by it, it's super easy stuff and produces quite a bit of stuff quickly. I knew nothing about hydroponics before starting this.
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I have no idea where else to put this. Has anyone got legit close to the same taste of big mac sauce?
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>>884828
Thousand island dressing.
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>>884828
There's a cooking board, you know....
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>>884833
I shouldn't be telling anyone this but here it goes
when I worked at mcd's the real secret, the real way to get the taste you're looking for, is to dip your balls into it, you can't just dip em in real quick though, first, you have to let your balls get some flavor for a few days, it's better in summer time, just don't wash your balls. Then you have to dip em' in there real good, and mix the sauce around with your balls. You want to be careful not to get any dick in there, that's just nasty.

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Your DIY home security? Not these kits you buy ACTUAL DIY security. I live in a not so great area in Milwaukee and have this on the back door. It's a cane used as a wedge to make it almost impossible to open. I also put noise makers on there of old bottles and spent bullet casings.
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>>886123
>dog
>arduino w motion sensor
>cctv
>NRA sign in yard
>dog
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>>886123
>Open the door
>drill through hinge plate into door frame
> sink in long bolt
> cut off bolt head so it sticks out about 1/4"
> close door and mark where it hits on the door side of the hinge.
> drill that side of the hinge plus a bit so it closes.

Now you can't take the door off even if you take the hinge pins...
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>>886123
classic sticks in the window frame
great when you want to keep the window open for fresh air

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Can metals be compressed? I've noticed that a metal coin can remain intact with distinguishable features for centuries even in wet environments but some metal things rust away very quickly.

I watched a video of how the US Mint made quarters and the sheets of metal they used looked pretty flimsy and flappy but after being put under a ten ton press those quarters are solid as fuck.


Does compression change metal significantly? Does it actually compress or do the forces just alter the metal?

I have asked a few questions here about smithing and such...
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I know gold and silver coins can be intact and keep distinguishable features for thousands of years... because gold and silver don't really rust or corrode.

But I think I've noticed metal coins resist corrosion much better than other things.

It might be all in my head.
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>>881486
Nah, you can't compress solid metal. The main reason those coins seem stiffer than the sheets they are punched from is because they are a lot shorter. The extra length acts like a level and makes it easier to bend them. Shorten them up and they before harder to bend.
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>>881491
>level
*lever. Derp.

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My usual technique of clamping workpieces to a table with c clamps when grinding no longer seems adequate. And I've always wanted a vise for reasons of vanity.

What's the best vise for a garage workshop <$100?

Are Harbor Freight vises good?
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I used to use cheap vises at work. Went through 3. Last one we decided not to cheap out and got a Rock River. Big jaws, heavy duty, and got a set of cleats/shoes for it to work with wood and softer metals. If you wont do heavy work on it, go cheap, if you may have some big pieces or use it a lot and dont want it to break... Like always, spend more money.
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>>883870
You can find a good old one at a garage sale.

Ok my dear /diyers/ i went freegan, and i am living off the scraps of upper cast since a month. All is fine and dandy, but I can observe that the food has much shorter shelf life than storebought (duh). I assume that the dumpsterdived food, despite looking good has some spores and bacteria on it that i can't remove using normal washing. Is there some sort of food-safe dissinfectant ( like campden tablets for wine making) that i could bathe vegies and frughts after pre cleaning them?
Any ideas how to prolong shelf life of dumpster dived food?
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>>886682
If there was a way to fo that, the transnational food industries would already be doing it, in order to prolong the food's shelf life.

The reason you're seeing the food go off is because *someone threw it in a bin, because it was about to go off*.
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>>886689

Wouldn't killing spores and bacteriae help? I was considering tablets with silver for water purification. I know that food that is starting to go off more prone to mold, but maybe removing spores could help, a little. I am heart broken when zuccini gets mold after three days of storage and dies on my before i have chance to munch on it.
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try a quick dunk in boiling water

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Picture is similar to my situation.

I have a old house and long ago someone cut a hole in the floor of my basement. It is about 10 feet long, 2 feet wide and the hole is 12 to 15 inches deep - varies slightly in width and depth - not squared up. They then lined the entire thing with about an inch thick of mortar over hardware cloth. It is dry even during hurricanes, so not a sump. Don't know what it is. They covered it with a wooden platform. Shit I'm sick of it and want to put the floor back like it was originally. The hole wasn't cut with a saw, but...
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Theres a dead body in there.
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>>884946
>The hole wasn't cut with a saw
Turkish paw for some turkish bogs.
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>>884946
tube of expanding foam

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hey guys.

where do i find free hardwood (oak, maple, walnut etc)

You will not believe how expensive this crap is.
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i'm really just here for the girl

DIY ideas to sell quickly and to make a lot of money?
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get a job faggot
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drugs
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I'm considering selling home made bread.

It's easy as fuck to make, but people act like you performed a miracle whenever you bake it. Ingredients are cheap as shit, the average loaf of bread costs forty cents to make. But then people who can't bake will turn around and spend $3-$5 for a loaf. Because it's "artisanal".

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ITT: Idiot stories. Whether something you've done yourself, or watched someone else do, tell 'em here.

>Earlier today
>Nephew comes over to work on his car, since "You've got a ton of tools, uncle Anon
>I figure he's changing his radio, or replacing a headlight or something
>I'm in the garage too, tinkering with shit
>"Oh, shit"
>Turn around to...
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In b4 someone 'hurr, if it wasn't crapsman it wouldn't have stripped'
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>Go to change my cousins oil on her 10thousand mile pathfinder today
>get underneath and start ratcheting off the transmission bleed bolt
>special CVT fluid coming out
>surprised it was 3/4 bolt, pretty large for oil.
>Poured fluid back in some hole
>Changed oil
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>Join Army.
>Never even had a driver's license before let alone service an engine.
>First job is driver of an M1068, which is an M113 tracked APC with an enlarged cargo area. Pic related
>First job as drive is to service the vehicle under guidance from previous driver.
>Oil and oil filter change, great.
>Previous driver was just promoted to Sergeant, ain't got time to help some PV2...
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I plan to start a list of diy books on various subjects (woodworking, leather work, soap making, etc) for /diy/ to use. Anyone here have anything they can add or would like see in the list?
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>>805718
http://www.evenfallstudios.com/woodworks_library/woodworks_library.html
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>>805723
Cheers, I'll organize them with some of the other books I have. Eventually we'll have a bigger library to use.
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>>805718
How to build a chicken coop

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