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I'm so sick and tired and creeped out by all the bugs and rats and other critters that live in my crawlspace. Also, the space under my shed has become a breeding ground for rabbits and other vermin.

What is the most powerful poison a layperson can buy? I want to kill everything that lives down there, so I want a good all-purpose poison that is simply incompatible with all forms of animal life. What are my best options?
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Shotgun with light loads, pour petrol on the survivors and burn the cunts to death.
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>>995610
>so I want a good all-purpose poison that is simply incompatible with all forms of animal life
Not exactly the greatest idea, but various gases are used for that and at least in some countries some of them are sold to normal people. Phosphine is one of the more popular options. A more diy option would be carbon dioxide, but I don't know how practical it actually is, since it's just an asphyxiant.
The thing is that you need to bag everything so that the gas stays there and...
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>>995610
Avoid poison
Acquire cat
Wipe hands on pants

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UKfag here

I found an abandoned hobo mudhut in the woods

For an experiment, I wanna do really primitive upgrades to it, stuff so cheap it isn't gonna get nicked. Stuff that a backpacker would appreciate if he spends the night travelling through.

Any advice?
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a ventilated fireplace/stove would be my first pick. You can make one out of a paint can and a coffee tin.
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Go to a car boot sale and pick up some old woodworking tools

Then start building shit at the location. Chair or two, Bed frame. Plug up holes. Put down a wood floor for starters

build a wood stove for heating and cooking, collect cans to tunnel the smoke out

find some cheap long candles and mount them around the place.
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>>998646
>inb4 hobo returns and rape/kill/eat OP

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How would I approach making my own portable flag pole that's
A. Under $13
Then
B. Disposable
Or
C. Collapsible in a way that wouldn't make it a weapon

I'm going to a Trump rally this Friday and it's going to involve a lot of waiting initially so I bought a 3x5 Gadsden flag to wave while I fend off protestors at the gate, but once I get to the front of the line TSA will be confiscating any thing that could be a weapon, any ideas?
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I was thinking buying a stick from Lowes as the disposable option, not sure if it would fit in a trash bin however
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Well first youre going to want to reevaluate being a Trump supporter... in the event that you decide to continue in your misguided ways, google search diy suicide... God Speed
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Collapsible tent pole.

Selfie stick, put a go-pro on the top and get some hip footage.

Or do the classic and buy a festival flag pole for less than €10.

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It can be fixed?
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Just... No, please kill yourself
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>>998223
Technically yes, but, there's just no way.
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Yah here's some tape
or try a hot glue gun

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Tried google. I found similar but not mine. Anyhow I bought an 09 fifth wheel. What I thought would be the easiest project has turned into a pain in my ass. To save money I'm cleaning the blinds but replacing the valence. I got the side boards off. That was easy. But I can't take the top off without removing the blinds, can't figure out how to remove the blinds without removing the valence. Soo. Im stumped.
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>>998153
Valence bracket I can't get to.
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L bracket from another set of blinds in the bedroom. Didn't have a cover
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Self bump for help

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I didn't pay my electricity bill and they switched it off, how do I turn it back on?

They had to actually send somebody out to do the deed which makes me think I can switch it back on myself.
I don't care about them finding out because I'm moving apartments in just over a month

Pic related, the meter.
I think I can disconnect the tamper proof case from the wall without destroying the security seal
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Here's something you can do yourself: pay your bills.
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There's probably a phone number on the bill you didn't pay. Try calling it and they will come and turn on your electricity after you pay your bill.
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There's no supply to your meter. Time to pay your bill.

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I need to create one of those simple heart monitor you can put on your fingers. All the information is right here in the link and the LabView code is already finished, but I'm an idiot so I don't understand how I'm supposed to make the hardware. Which is pretty stupid because you only need a led, a photoresistor, a shunt resistor and some type of filter which I don't understand.

Can somebody help me?

http://www.ni.com/white-paper/14248/en/
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>>997661
Lemme just google all that for you real quick ...
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>>997668

I can pay $80 for anyone willing to help
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>>997661
google potential divider for an ldr/shunt resistor circuit.

google passive bandpass filter
Capacitors pass AC and block DC, so if you have a capacitor to 0v it will short out AC effectively blocking it. a capacitor between input/output will block DC from reaching the output but pass AC to the output.
You should do a little research on signals if you want to learn more, look into fourier etc, all signals are made up of combinations other signals etc.

this is my favorite calculator:
(google okawa...
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I work at a local pool as a lifeguard/pool cleaner.

Its currentlt overrun with these retarted giant mosquito eaters. (Crane flies whatever you want to call them)

Everyone says they lay larva in your lawn. But there is no lawn around the pool.

Is there somthing i can put up that will drive them away?
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Why? Your second sentence is exactly why you want to keep them. Not get rid of them.
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>>997581
They dont actually eat mosquitos. Theyre just look like giant mosquitos, thats how they got the name.

Theyre obnoxious
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>>997583
Eh, I thought as much, since I never heard them doing it. I don't find them annoying, and they're kinda cool. Some species' larvae is known as bloodworms which are excellent fish food.

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Hey /diy/

So I'm going away on vacation for about a week in july and I'll have a number of plants (tomatoes etc) sitting on a covered deck that need to be watered at least once every day or two.

The best thing I can think of to water them while I'm gone is a pump on a timer that'll draw from a large reservoir (one or more 5 gallon buckets, I have a lot of vegetables in pots to water) to water the plants every set amount of time.

The problem is that my deck has no power outlets to power the pump and I have no windows that lead to the outside that I can run a cable through.

I live in a brick apartment building with what appears to be holes cut through the exterior brick for fiber optic cable insulation; two rooms in my apt have these wallplates that 'appear' to be heading outside onto my balcony that carry these cables.

Would it be feasible to put an extension cord through one of these to the outside?

Does anyone else have any good ideas as to how I could rig up a system to water my plants? I'd prefer not to ask a neighbor to come over everyday if possible.
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>>997369
2 liter soda bottle drip system?
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>>997374

I am going to guess this involves twisting tubing in such a way that water only comes out slowly?
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>>997369
I've used battery operated programmable hose valves (Battery Sprinkler Timer) before and the batteries for what I had lasted quite a while and would definitely last a week, seems mine lasted over a month if I'm remembering correctly.
If you can prop up the water reservoir you could rig up one of these to release water. You'd need a garden hose connection off of the reservoir to the valve then a manifold (PVC pipe and hose bibs) off of the valve that distributed water using enough smaller hoses to reach...
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Hey /diy/ I've only ever hear of one ship building school where I live, but I was wondering what kind of resources would be needed to make a ship the size of pic related.

I know there's some places that sell tall ships, but none the size of a spanish galleon, and if they are that size they are powered by a motor instead of having sails. Which I think would be best.

I was just wondering if you guys could tell me what you know about wooden shipbuilding.
Thanks.
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dont feed the trolls, unless they are drolls.
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>>996731
>what kind of resources would be needed to make a ship the size of pic related.
If you have to ask, you don't have them. Unless you have an entire forest of old-growth hardwood just lying around, you won't even get started. What's your budget and timeframe?
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>>996731
I think you may be misunderstanding the size of a real galleon.

They are BIG.

We are talking as large and some times far larger than a small apartment building.

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Anyone know how to fix this wire that got cut outside by accident. I have no tv or internet. And I don't want to get charged by verizon to do this. All I could find so far was this: http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-a-cut-TVinternet-cable/

but that's for a round coaxial cable. How do i do it for a flat coaxial cable like this?
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>>996609

Please explain yourself, friend.
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>>996610
i saw this wire sticking out in the front yard when i first moved in. I had landscapers doing some excavating and they cut it by accident. Now I have no internet or TV.
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>>996609
extra pictures

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Does anyone know of anyone that still makes old school power switches/buttons like this? I mean with the art deco styling, not just a beefy on/off switch. I'm restoring a few vintage machines that had all of their power switches replaced with standard light switches and they look like shit. EBay has them of course but they are $60+ and I don't have the budget for that.
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>>996283
Once like this would be fine too.
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>>996285
Does need to be new either, just the right look, working/repairable and cheap.
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I used the DPDT version of this on an old shaper I restored. Off/Forward/Reverse.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-motor-switches/=12hyaoy

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what is that white knob(?) and why is it needed (it were in that cable sock.
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making a portable Air-conditioner. and I'm currently extending a remote which (with that white knob)
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>>994389
>what is that white knob(?)
wire coupler
>and why is it needed
couples wires together. Have two wires, want them to become one wire? Wire coupler.
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>>994402
Also called a wire nut.

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Hi /diy/,

I'm interested in building myself a plasma ark speaker, but I'm a still rather new to diy.

I've done the basics like building my dad a 2ch usb powered speaker for his birthday, and soldering my own micro USB cables, but I don't know enough to follow schematics and stuff.

My family owns a pc repair shop, so I have access to cheap or dead atx and laptop power supplies for components.

Will I need anything extra?
Anyone know any super easy noob friendly guides?
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get ready to burn / explode some large package transistors
> magic smoke? alligator clips? what are heatsinks?
its pretty advanced stuff cause of high power
look up someone else who has done and use their schematic. build it like they do and listen to their considerations
https://www.google.com/search?q=plasma+speaker+schematic
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>>994095
>but I don't know enough to follow schematics and stuff.

Please stop. That's like saying you can't follow instructions by Ikea. Also "i don't know enough about x" is a shitty mentality to have if you want to learn a trade. If you don't know something, you look it up. You look up schematics, other people's experiences, order parts, put everything together on a breadboard, test and then solder onto a either a custom PCB or a prototyping board.
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>>994095
>Will I need anything extra?
The main component of every plasma speaker is a flyback transformer, they can be obtained from old CRT TVs and monitors. Also a power supply of 12 volts or higher and 3 amps or higher.
Anyone know any super easy noob friendly guides?
Not that I recall, but the easiest circuit you'll find with decent performance is the 555 based one, I'll post the schematic when I get home.

I highly recommend you try to play with discrete components...
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I never had a shop class available to me during high school or college.
So i have volunteered to do some work with habitat for humanity in hopes of learning how to do some basic house things
i.e. framing, siding, insulation, landscape, and painting

any other good charities or companies i can volunteer with to build my /diy/ skills??
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>>987039
Going to school and getting a job are typically the ways to acquire skills. You're relying on a bunch of know-nothing volunteers building budget houses to teach you shit? I'd become an apprentice before I do that.
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>>987044
you could start by killing yourself if you are this poster
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>>987044
They have actual contractors showing volunteers how to do tedious tasks

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