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Sup, my car has this kind of sun roof, it is possible to mod it so it completely comes out?
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>>1003347
It just opens a little bit, I would like to turn it into something like this
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>>1003347
>it is possible to mod it so it completely comes out?

Yes of course.
The problem is you personally dont have the skills to do it.

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So I'm wanting to build a small metal foundry to melt down aluminum cans, but I want to expand to shit like iron and steel eventually so I can start getting into forging.

What would be an ideal material to use as a resilient crucible for the tougher metals?
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Diamonds
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>>1003226
God damn it, use fucking google, you have the fucking library of the world at your fingertips and all you can manage is begging for someone to hold your hand. With your level of motivation you aren't going to get anywhere with this shit anyway. Fuck I hate all the dipshits on YouTube giving stupid people these vapid ideas... You are going to burn your house down and I won't feel at all bad about it.
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>>1003226
do you want to make your own? If not just go to some website that sells them and find one that suits your purpose.

As for melting steel. Well it would be incredibly difficult on the hobby level

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Just bought a house. Back in 78~ish they put in a textured finish in the master bedroom. I read that it may contain asbestos. Has anyone had any experience in dealing with this? The one lab I called wanted over $100 to test it WITH a 7 day turn around. NJ btw if that matters.

Also is there a big difference in popcorn vs stucco? As in the material that makes the texture?
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>>1002149
Ask your insurance company. They test all day, everyday. I bet they get a good deal.
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Whatever the case is, for god's sake OP do not scrape the shit off

Asbestos is something that is NOT DIY
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>>1002159

I didn't scrape any off but I cut off a small piece of the sheetrock for a sample. I wore a mask of course. My thing is I can't tell if it's popcorn or some shitty stucco job. The seller said it's stucco that her dad did back in the late 70's. I looked at the bumps on my sample and tried to see the inside of one but I can't tell if what I'm looking at are the fibers from the sheetrock or whatever material is in the pain.

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Hey /diy/

In two weeks, I'm starting a job as an electricians helper. If it goes well, I'd eventually like to get tested and become an apprentice. I was wondering, what tools should I bring for the first day?
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>>1000422
Ask them.
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>>1000422
Why do you need to spend time as a helper? I have zero experience and am not attending school until August, and I just landed an apprenticeship with a fire alarm contractor. It's probably no difference though, if you plan to stick with the same employer through it all.

Anyway, my boss took me to Home Depot on my first day and picked stuff out. If yours doesn't do that, Commercial Electric, albeit a second-rate brand, sells a cheap 22 piece it with a convenient bag. It does not include a conduit reamer, adjustable wrench, magnetic level, magnetic tape measure, or utility knife. For those, go with Klein, the most respected electrical tool brand, when you can. I would also get a tool belt (one unit is fine for now) a Sharpie, and steel toed boots. Your employer should supply safety gear no matter what. If you are Union, your employer will not supply power tools. You probably don't need them now, but you will need a drill and a band saw, maybe a sawzall. A typical non-union employer will supply these, though you will not own them.

Before getting loaded up on this stuff, ask your employer. A helper probably doesn't need half this stuff.
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>>1000422

screwdrivers
linesman pliers
utility knife
wire strippers

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I want to make prop ray guns modeled after the ray guns seen in old 50's era sci-fi movies but trying to find guides and help on building ray guns just brings up Call of Duty crap and spray painted dollar store squirt guns.

Does anyone have any good resources or advice for making prop ray guns?
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good dubs
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Go to a plumbing suppliers, thats what the prop makers do
Look about and don't be afraid to tell the staff what you're doing, I've found most places are happy to help if they're making a sale
Or go the route of making a model and casting them in a cold form plastic
Also consider if the material can hold a paint job before buying it
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Why don't you draw what you want your ray gun to look like, then find parts that closely match it? May be hard to look for parts if you don't have a final form in mind.

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Hey /diy/, I spent a good chunk of last summer killing time on hamstudy, just for fun really, and got to the point I could ace the second tier practice tests all day. It got me really excited about radio in general, and today is one of the first nice days we've had outside and I regretted not having any equipment, so I ordered one of these cheap USB receivers for use with software-defined radio.

Anybody else ever play with one of these? Not expecting too much out of it, but I'd like to be able to listen to locals on a few bands, maybe pick up some satellite...
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Wait, what is this? A HAM radio USB dongle that I can plug into my computer?
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>>997570
It should pick up most RV in general, but I did get it mostly to try to receive ham. People use them for police scanners and to listen to FM as well.
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>>997579
>RV
RF I mean. Can't type.

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What would be the best way to reinforce some idea desk like the lineman and adults?

Would some 1x2s wood glued to the underside give it any support?

I do not want to screw through the top.

Cheers fellas.
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>>1005383

Goddamn android spell check. Ikea desk like the linnmon and adils.
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>>1005383
are they that cheap?

you could try it, just go through the bottom and use smaller screws

a melamine shelf piece might be good if you can find one small enough
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>>1005395
>smaller screws
No screws.
>>1005383
I think you may have the right idea for reinforcing from sag, but if you're looking to reinforce from sway you'll want to put some kind of crossmembers in place. I'm thinking cables that run in an x along the wallside of the desk, like pic related ten thousand hours in GIMP.

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Where can I get/Does anyone have any ideas for an undergrad-level robotics project a single person can fund + design + manufacture?

I'm interested in creating some portfolio worthy projects to hopefully get recognized in the robotics industry. I have the summer free. I'd like to do something a bit more interesting than the basic robotics projects you'd see on instructables and shit.

pic related is a chassis I have to work with. I'd like to spend less than $300 or so.
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If you don't know how to use and gazebo, ROS, and github, learn that inside and out.

Once you get those down, you can make digital robots, get the design down, then buy the parts you need.

If you go at it like a gorilla on cocane and just buy a bunch of parts you will quickly run out of money and motivation.
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>>1005274
I think that's what I've already done. I bought a bunch of stuff thinking building my own robotic arm and autonomous robot would be cool, but it's really not that impressive.

How would I learn to use gazebo/ROS/github practically? As in learning through application to a project. I would join a team for this, normally - so it's hard looking at the budget for an independent project that would actually utilize these things.
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>>1005274
Also how would you rank the importance of "learning" the 3. And what languages should I learn and perfect?

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What is this and how do I get rid of it?
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>>1005246
ummm, you rinse the sink out? :D

If the "clean" water leaves that residue in the sink, then it looks like you got corroded iron pipes somewhere along the line. That looks like rust.

Water with that much iron on it would be pretty horrible to drink, I'd assume. Does all the water in the building look like that, or just this one sink?
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>>1005248
Just this one sink. I've been gone for three weeks and came back to it like this.
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those are rust marks/residue right?
leave it full of vinegar for a couple of days
(boiling the vinegar for a bit will increase its effect)

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Maybe not DIY related, but I really need some advice and not sure where else to post.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to remove this fucking plastic film off of this LCD screen? There's no edges for me to peel from so I'm out of ideas that won't damage the screen itself.
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Fingernail.
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>>1005190
I've tried. I've also tried lightly piercing the bubbles with tweezers and a needle, but still nothing. The film is extremely slippery and I have no idea how to remove it.

For clarification, it's not supposed to have this film over it because the old screen didn't come with it. Plus the bubbles make it fucking ugly.
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>>1005195
You are trying on the edge of the black area right? That is the LCD panel. Anyway, just keep trying.. that's all there's to it.

Find the edge and keep prying.

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>Gaming pro
You deserve breaking it
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>>1005010
Pic of damaged socket? I'm not really sure how this is possible. I actually fucked up in a similar way, but I fucked the pins on the CPU. I sat there for 3 HOURS with a knife and plastic flat edge straightening pins. It worked.
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>>1005031
Modern processors are LGA, meaning that the bottom of the CPU is just pads, and the "socket" is made up of over 900 pogo-pins.

They ship with a plastic fake CPU to stop you damaging them, but you can still do it if you do something really retarded like put the CPU in at an angle and then clamp it down anyway.

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Sup /diy/?

Looking to get my rental back in order before we move out. When we first moved in this house, our life was chaotic. It's our first rental, we both got new jobs and a new place to call ours. Well, during the 1st month everything was okay. The 2nd month, my Dog couldn't take being home alone unattended anymore (anxiety) and decided to destroy something new. That something new decided to be our carpet the landlord put it prior to us moving in. We don't want to be shitty tenants but I also don't know how to repair this. I've watched a few...
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This pic is about 5 inches to the right of the hole.
All in all, this area is right before a closet and in the middle of two bed rooms.

I was thinking maybe to cut the entire area out and then patch that entire spot but I'm not sure if that'd be easier or more work and complicated.

I'm thinking this picture can easily be patched compared to the other spot.
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>>1004635
>repair carpet
you could get a proper carpet guy in to patch it but you would need some carpet that was exactly the same and it would be obvious and visible
just buy a new carpet

wall is easy just fill it with plaster or i guess filler shit. allow to dry, sand then paint.
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And finally, I'm looking to replace this hole in the wall. Again, I'm not sure how a door stopper allowed this to happen.

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Looking to be my own mechanic and am in need of advice on air compressors.

Is it true craftsman is shit now?

The heaviest tools I'm looking to use include air hammers and die grinders.

How many scfms should I look for? Will 5.8 work?
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Craftsman has been shit for years. On par with any other chicom compressor like the Harbor Freight crap.

Capacity depends upon how heavily you'll be using the die grinder (or other tools). Die grinders use a huge volume of air. Most are rated at a 15sec run time per minute. They'll easily go through 20cfm+ going full bore, constantly.

5.8 will run most die grinders in all but the most demanding home shop situations. You'll be taking a lot of breaks waiting for the compressor to catch up if you're using it for an extended amount of time.
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>>1004239
Depends on who made it for them. Craftsman, Kobalt, Husky, etc. are all house brands. Sears, Lowes, Home Depot, etc. do not make anything, they contract with other companies to make it for them and put their branding on it.

So, find out who the OEM is on the compressor you are looking at and see if they make good stuff. For Craftsman is pretty easy. The model number of the compressor will be something like ###.#####. The first 3 numbers will be the manufacturer code. You wont find this code on their website....
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The Craftsman compressors in your pic are horrible.

Want a lifetime air compressor? Look for a used Speedaire or buy new, but they ain't cheap. They are quiet and industrial quality.

Air hammers and die grinders like CFM so get the largest air tank you can even if your pump is smallish. You can still FILL a large tank with a small pump but refill time will be longer.

Run the largest diameter air hose you can for best flow with die grinders.

Also consider an electric die grinder. Milwaukee 5196s aren't cheap, but develop more torque than...
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Let's say you're making steel ingots for smithing swords.

You can't cast steel swords without them being useless, but can you cast the ingots into certain shapes that will be easier to smith into swords but will still be a flexible and quality finished product?

Pic related. Imagine working with an ingot that looked something like that. Would it end up being a shit blade after you drew it out to its final dimensions?
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>>1004231
>Would it end up being a shit blade after you drew it out to its final dimensions?

There are a lot of factors determining how shit anything will be compared to anything else for whatever purpose you are making it, this being no exception. The question is too broad and you haven't stated any limitations and restrictions, especially with a topic such as metallurgy. Hardness, flexibility, your equipment, skill in material handling, available working temperature and most importantly...
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>>1004248

Well, metallurgy is complex but my question is kinda simple...

Let's say you have three ingots of identical weight and metal. One is a bar, one is a cylinder, and one is the picture in my OP.

You forge all three into an identical sword using identical tools and techniques.

The only variable is the shape of the ingot.

Which sword is best? Does the ingot shape make it easier or harder to forge a sword? Does the ingot shape effect quality?

Literally, eliminate all variables...
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>>1004256
The production method will change depending on your initial material state, including shape. "Best" is relative, and you haven't stated any factor it's best at. The easiest to manufacture will be the one closest to the final design shape.

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My friend is trying to make a patio and is maybe a rerard. i helped him dig it out today, and now that we have a 10x12patch of dirt i asked himwhat the next step was. He doesnt know.

Is it ok to go landscape fabric, then a few inches of rock, then pavers? Would this be fucked in a couple years?

Pic is kindof the look hes going for, 12" or 18" squares with a few inches of pebble in between
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>>1004185
if you live in an area that freezes then you need to dig deeper (18-24 inches) and fill it in with gravel. Then you level it with paver sand, put the bricks on top of the level sand and fill the gaps. make your pavers meet level with the sod to ensure they don't shift much.
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>>1004190
Theres zero chance he will dig that deep. What happens if its only 6" deep in an area that freezes? Thats the main thing i cant find of google
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Every winter the bricks will shift and pop up/sink more and more

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