I am looking to build a house out of plastic, kind of like legos. For many reasons, plastics last forever, cheap, ETC. I am looking for anyone who might have any knowledge about such things, construction advice or plastic advice. Star wars episode 2 has houses made out of plastic and can be made to look like anything you want.
>>991455 It's be excessively expensive, not cheap. And the strength/stiffness of most plastics would mean every part of the house would have to be oversized compared to any other material.
Let's go over the advantages: Novelty- yes, it would be moderately interesting Longevity- I guess, but a decent wood frame house will probably outlive you just as easily. That's literally it.
Disadvantages: Extremely expensive Difficult to find/make suitable materials Incredibly inefficient materials (picture a PVC pipe compared to a steel pipe, there's no comparison) Pieces would be difficult to effectively connect/bond together There are no design codes you could follow for plastic construction
And let's not forget the biggest reason of all why it won't work.... Fire.
If your house burned down, it would probably A) melt around you and collapse before you could escape and B) kill your entire neighborhood with noxious fumes.
There is usually a lot of plastic in modern construction. Rigid foam board insulation, damp proof courses, vapor membranes, roofing membranes. If you had tons of money to blow you could create something crazy with ETFE. However you still make the structure out of wood, concrete, steel or masonry.
For a cheaper option, look up things you can do with Polycarbonate cladding. Lets a lot of light in while still maintaining a level of privacy due to its translucency.
So I needed to change over the washers in my basin taps and thought "no big deal, I've done this enough times before at other houses I've lived in", but the tap spindle in this one is seized and stuck pretty damn firmly. I have applied a number of doses of WD-40 hoping that would help but to no avail.
I came up with the thought of holding a can of compressed air upside down and spraying the shit out of the spindle near where it enters the housing to see if the metal would contract just enough to break the seal. Is this a good idea or am I likely to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
hey, /diy/kes, I love crafting, and I am planning on making a sculpture out of paper mache using paper, obviously. Ill seal it, prime it and paint it after. I've done this sort of thing before, like for shitty school projects, but never this big. It will be a life size woman-deity. I need to know about your experiences, thoughts and, most importantly, what is the best way to make the STRONGEST paper mache recipe I can?
Looking for some advice on a project I will be undertaking soon. A couple weeks ago, I had a porch built, and with the left over scraps I want to build a housing for an address display. What I'd like to do is put a few small solar panels on the top of the display, and a light + battery pack inside. That's where it goes a bit beyond my know-how. I don't want a super-bright bulb (it's shining through frosted glass/plexiglass so it doesn't have to be super bright), but I know whatever bulb I do end up using will be the determining factor for the battery... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>990765 >What size bulb would you recommend? Lol man, bulbs use a lot of power, you'll need to use a far bigger battery and solar cell, just use LEDs, a fraction of a watt of LED power will be the same as a lightbulb that uses a couple of watts. >What specification for batteries would I need to last through the night using the recommended bulb? Assuming 12 hours of darkness per day, and given the dimensions you gave, I think the best would be to use... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>990930 Finally, to turn off the lights during the day you'll need an LDR sensor module, unless you're willing to learn how to use operational amplifiers as comparators and make your own circuit. This modules are quite simple and will output 5 or 0 volts depending on if light arrives to their sensor, they usually can be adjusted with a potentiometer to choose how dark you want it to be for the lights to turn on. Since you've got 5 volts at the output you'll need a logic level MOSFET, if the signal is... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey fellas, I need my bench vise to be attached to a rigid surface and none of my workbenches is hefty enough, so I fixed it to a little brick wall in my shop that is about dick-height . At first it seemed alright, but it got loose fast because the brick is hollow (pic related). Any tips on what anchoring technique I should use?
So the water has gotten in from the plumbing fixtures on the roof , causing mold in the wood , not the whole roof but certain spots. I have a friend who can fix it , but wants to charge me 1270 for it. is this reasonable ? And he also wants to reshingle the whole roof so it won't happen again. Yay or nay ?
>>990580 I live in Southern California , i think it might just be leaks around the plumbing fixtures since that's where it drips in and wasn't sealed up right. What would you guys say is a reasonable price ?
DISCLAIMER Aight buddy, you're almost certainly going to die. If you don't dehydrate you'll starve or die of exposure. There is a very good chance that the way you have lived your life up to this point has left you completely unsuited to live in the wild or off the grid. That said, let's get to the real advice.
FITNESS Start working out, like now. When you're off the grid every bit of power that you use to build your home and get you food/water is going to be man power. Make... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey /diy/ I'm wanting to increase RPM of this motor, pic related is from an ice cream maker and I find that it doesn't turn the dasher/paddle fast enough which results in in a worse product. Other than changing the gears what can I do?
All I know about the motor itself is it's 120v/60hz
>>993201 Get a mirror, preferably a dental style one, look where the split is inside. If there are staves/whatever-they-are (bracing maybe?) you're kind of screwed. You're looking at taking it apart (ungluing it) and doing major surgery. If not you can glue in a strip of wood, but you'll need deep reach clamps to do it and I don't know if they exist.
>tl;dr yes you can, but it'll cost you. Is the guitar worth it?
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