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How the fuck do these mother fuckers keep getting into my apartment?

My place is spotless and usually always is, sink is empty, bathroom is dry, no leaks in any pipes, the only place I can think of is the dishwasher that's backing up, but I never use it and it seals closed so I don't bother

I don't have plants or any fruits/veg laying around. All my food is in the fridge or in the counter.

I put out vinegar traps and in two weeks, they caught about 10 total. So it's not like I have an infestation, but they're getting in somehow

There's...
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It's the same one all the time, the ones in the traps are decoys
It's trying to claim the apartment as it's own by convincing you you're crazy
It's how they do it in the wild, nature is wonderful
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>>1000154
They may be drain flys, not fruit flies. We once got a small "infestation" in our clean apartment because they did some maintenance on the pipes and these fuckers showed up.

The problem is that they reproduce so quickly, like in a matter of hours, so you have to get rid of all of them at the same time. What finally worked for us was leaving lit candels right next to every drain in the apartment, then turning off all of the lights. Since the only light the flies could see was the candels, they would...
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Ive had a straight infestation fixed by putting some old fruit or wine in dish soapy water, in a jar with a cone or seran wrap trap, anything with a small opening. They cant resist the scent of fermentaion, and they cant eacape the surface tension of the soapy water

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What design for a selfmade helicopter would be the safest?

Aka. what design won't make an automatic beheader.
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>>999705
The designs already in use obviously thats why we use them.
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>>999705
>what design won't make an automatic beheader
i think you have to worry more about not crashing
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> What do you think of Helicopters?
> I think they're a great way to get killed.

No matter what you do your homemade one will be a deathtrap.

How do you guys who live at home embark on diy projects?

I am 25 but live with my parents because this area is economically very expensive and I don't make enough to live alone. I want to do DIY to try and make home feel like I belong here but am having difficulty in doing so

My main idea is that I want to build an outhouse in the back garden primarily for myself. My parents deny me however, and insist I am not allowed to do so.

Their primary arguments against the outhouse are ridiculous and all have very easy, logical counterpoints.

>I...
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I can't imagine how disappointed your parents are in you. You're 25, living at home because you don't earn enough to move out, and your solution to the situation is to build yourself a private shithouse in their yard? Outstanding.

You should have told them you want to build a shed for other projects, then dug a pit inside and shit in that without them knowing.
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>>999186
Acually I would have thought they should be proud of me.

I was NEET for 2 years and managed to get a job and I work harder than either of them. I pay rent. And guess what?

They caught me shitting in the garden about 5 months ago. Which is why I want an Outhouse. I don't like shitting indoors. I am solving a problem with the households ability to function.
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>>999191
I will grant that building an outhouse would be preferable to seeing their son secretly shitting in the garden, but lets be honest here, both are well below the threshold of acceptable behavior for an adult trying to make their parents proud.

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I want to get a small milling machine that can go succesfully over aluminum and maybe steel if at slow speeds. It has to be monophase and available in Europe. Possibly less than 1000€.

Any ideas guys?
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> available in urope
> under 1000 uropean pesos

How small ?
The optimum bf 16 vario seems to fit the bill.
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Within those parameters the biggest that can fit in a table and is somehow easy to transport/dissasemble.
Basically not a 3 tones milling machine.
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why not just put a milling table on floor drill press?

Probably not the right board to post this, but do you think well paying blue collar jobs will ever make a significant comeback in the US? Seems to me like that ship has long sailed
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>>997093
go to >>>/biz/ for that
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>>997093
Nope. Manufacturing jobs are going to be going away worldwide over the next century. Labor costs in the third world are raising, international shipping ain't getting any cheaper or faster, and the cost of automated manufacturing is going down year by year. The factories will come back because, with labor costs much reduced and infrastructure in the first world being better, it will be cost competitive and simpler to produce nearer your customers. That said, those factories will being employing dozens of people and...
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>>997109
look forward to a bright future with universal basic income. You can afford a cubical sized apartment that will make the one on fith element look spacious. But its ok you'll be zonked out on legal pot and staring into your oculus rift all day.

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>I attached about 4000 books to my living room wall and ceiling.

https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY/comments/4mqaio/i_attached_about_4000_books_to_my_living_room/
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>>1004453
I like the wall but I'm not so sure about the ceiling, how are they held there?
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>I own books I'll never ever read
fucking dumb fuck.
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>>1004453
what a waste, the books look like they will collect a lot of dust and you cant even read them.
This is a stupid idea. If you use bad books make it seem like you read that shit, If you use good books it is sad that you destroyed them.

How are you going to clean your floor without the books getting wet you should have put a baseboard
How stupid are you.

Besides why are there 6 twilight books in there. I would not want that on my bookshelf and you put it on your wall. How did you even get these books?

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>>1004170
They are decent tools that are over priced. /thread
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>>1004170
The local woodworking specialty shop is a huge Jet and Festool dealer. Ive felt the tools up and gotten mini spiels about them from workers there.

I cant imagine them being worth how much they cost.
Though their track saw seems really nice.
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>>1004170
AvE cracked one open and found shitty parts. Enjoy your kardashian of tools.

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I have a robot toy that I never threw away. Now I want to salvage it for the electronics inside and the motors in his limbs but I have no idea what these electronics are and if they are worth salvaging. What are these? Also will post more if you want me to.
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>>1003984
those are all basic parts. If you have a multimeter you can test if a lot of those are good. The transistors will be a bit hard to use without datasheets but you can test the values of those too (although that would require a little knowledge of electronics and building circuits)
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>>1003984
google
how to identify electronic components
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Capacitors, resistors, transistors, and a potentiometer. nothing there is worth over $2 so up to you if its worth your time.

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Hello there /diy/, I'm looking for some sort of information that serves as an all encompassing guide to woodworking/carpentry. Essentially, I want to get to be able to make simple furniture, tables, chairs, desks etc.

Does anyone know of any books that serve as a good introductory guide?

Pic unrelated.
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>>1003819
There is no such source.

Get a subscription to Fine Woodworking for a year and see how you like it.

Audel's makes a great carpentry guide

Watch the New Yankee Workshop, too.
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>>1003835
so there's seriously no books out there that teach carpentry? Doesn't sound right
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>>1003819
Time Life "The Art of Woodworking"
25 volumes and used to be available via torrent

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How easy is it to build your own speaker cabinets? Can I replicate famous amps? Isn't it just speakers, a box, and some wiring?
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Quite a bit more complicated than that, research operational amplifiers. But to answer your question, yes you can replicate it
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It's quite literally a box, wiring, drivers, and cones. Driver and cones will end up costing the most if you want the same ones in name brand cabs. The housing is shaped and designed with acoustic physics in mind so your best bet is to copy one exactly. Then all that's left is to wire it up and make it pretty.
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>>1003802
>It's quite literally a box, wiring, drivers, and cones.

What are cross-overs? What are amplifiers? Please, tell me how you can have a bass, treble and volume adjustments using only wires? Do you just throw some drivers in a box and call it a day? Cause you sure are making it sound simple... But it ain't. The only thing simple here is you.

This is my attic I'm trying to convert into a loft bedroom. Just finished getting closed cell insulating down and put up vapor barrier. I wanted to put up wood paneling for the walls but all my local home depot and rona have is shitty looking knotty pine and it's expensive as hell. I'm in Canada if that means anything.
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>>1003642
ever heard of Drywall bro?
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>>1003646
stfu bitch
>>1003642
Just move your house to america so you can be closer to better stores.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yDjaj2zP9U
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>>1003642
Just get grooved plywood

Or drop by a building recycler, there's three nearby me and I live in a town of only 80,000

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Hey /diy/, sorry if the pic is shit but I wondering if someone can identify what kind of bug this is, I have bug spray but I need to be specific on how I should kill it?

I crush them during this season and I can't be for certain what the fuck it actually is, as I am seeing them on my bed at night and sometimes early in the morning, can someone help?

Pic related, I wasn't sure if it's a bed bug or termites.
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Can't really tell anything from the pic.
Might just be a common clothes moth tho?
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>>1003617

It's kind of wingless when I killed it, so I couldn't be certain what it was. Though the back of my neck was irritating, I had thought I got a termite bite.
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>>1003615

Also don't want to forget, there's some holes in the wall, how can I get them fixed as well, if it can leave a opening for bugs and pests?

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I know literally nothing about electronics, but I scavenged a hair dryer motor, still works fine. What would I have to do if I wanted to connect it to the mains power supply.

I want to put a dimmer switch on it also, to regulate the air flow into my forge.
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>>1003561
>What would I have to do if I wanted to connect it to the mains power supply.

Whatever was done when it was still a hairdryer. Just lose the shell and keep the electrics.
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Why did you take the hairdryer apart? Most hairdryers some ability to change airflow. Seems to me like you are trying to over complicate it and are now in over your head.
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>>1003561
See if it'll run off of a 12VDC adapter.

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sup /diy/ need some help finishing up this very incomplete diagram of some lights I need for night fishing, trick part is that one switch needs to turn on both lights, while the other on switch needs to turn only the back light on for anchor.
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>>1002667
http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/semiconductors/chpt-3/introduction-to-diodes-and-rectifiers/
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>>1002672
how helpful for the OP
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>>1002667
try this.

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I like model railroading
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Its good to have hobbies.
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Agreed. Show us your setup OP
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>>1002544
Every fucking year we have a nice little gardening festival in our neighborhood. Guess who shows up and wrecks up the place with their little plastic fucking tracks and their little scale models of Santa's shitty workshop? TRAINFAGS. You faggots have no decency, sitting in your yard chairs huffing and puffing about those kids trying to get past your shitty rope tied to two by fours that protect your stupid little plastic trains. They're not special you cunt. You special snowflakes don't belong at a FUCKING...
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