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I have access to a lot of free gravel and sand.

I'd like to utilize it to make some graveled pathways if possible. What are some methods of making the paths in a way that no vegetation grows from beneath the gravel or at least minimize it to the point where maintenance is easier?

Something relatively permanent would be great, so no 'cides/weed killers which require regular spraying, dont feel like spending cash on that shit.
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>>991655
They sell plastic sheeting for that purpose, measure how big your path is going to be, width and length, go to pretty much any hardware store/garden centre and they sell it in a huge roll, you lay that down and then put the gravel on top and you're done.

If you want specific plants to grow through it (say in a garden bed) then just cut a hole in the plastic and plant your plant where the hole is.
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>>991678
>plastic sheeting
Thanks m8, seems like just what I need.
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>>991689
Just make sure it's the plastic sheeting that's designed to for garden beds, you want it to have holes in it so that water goes through, otherwise you'll end up with pools of water and that won't end well for anyone.

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Looking to build my first subwoofer this summer. What are some reliable brands for drivers and other related parts?

Also general audio threat
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>>991592
Dayton
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>>991605
I looked at a few of theirs on Parts Express, they seem nice but I wanted reassurance. Do you know any common problems people who chose Dayton normally wind up with?
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>>991612

Cost of shipping and duty fees if you live outside the US...

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Homebrewer here, I've been brewing for about 3 years but have been limited in my options for upgrading equipment due to living in a small place.

I'll be moving to a house in a month or so and plan on buying a used fridge to convert to a fermentation chamber. Not sure yet if I plan on going the STC1000 route, or a pre-wired thermo-controller (more expensive), or even doing something like brew-pi with a dedicated web server. Side by side fridge with freezer side being a kegerator is also an option.

I'm interested in hearing from others who've...
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Been brewing with an electronic BIAB setup for a year now and extracs/kit n kilo for a year before that.

I set up a fermentator fridge with an stc-1000 and a tiny space heater and I'm really happy with the results I'm getting. Right now I'm working on an enclosure for my thermal probes and integrating temperature logging to the setup.

The picture is the second enclosure I've made for the STC-1000, it sits snugly on the fermentator. I'm doing my first lager yeast brews now and am using the https://github.com/matsstaff/stc1000p project...
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>>991464
very cool.. I've just been using a water tub with frozen water bottles and rotating them out during hot weather to control temps.

There's so many ways to go with this it's kind of overwhelming when trying to decide what avenue to take.

I definitely want to be able to ferment lagers, and an automated system that slowly ramps up temp and incorporates diacetyl rest is ideally what I'll end up going for.

Does your stc1000 just control fridge side temps, or freezer and fridge?
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>>991473

It's a full fridge, as in, no freezer compartment. I can easily fit 2 buckets in it.

I also have a keezer that's using an unmodified stc1000 for maintaining an appropriate temperature.

I have a third one that I've used for mash temperature control. Like I said, I have a BIAB setup so I control the element for the mashing period. That coupled with sustained recirculation via pump keeps the temps pretty solid throughout the process.

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Hey there diy, you guys are the only useful board and I need your help due to google not showing me anything productive.

The spout of my tub does pic related. When the shower is on it just has water coming out of it still in pretty steady smaller streams. The thing at the top you pull is stuck, I can't push it or pull it without the spout flexing and making me feel like I'm about to break it.

I tried google but I must not know the proper words, everything that comes up involves the spout leaking while it's off and that's not the issue I'm...
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>>990666
Turn the water off to that. Unscrew the entire spout, take out the stopper. Use a wire brush up inside to get all the build up out. Put rest into vinegar for like a day repeat brushing until clean. Replace the rubber sealer/ring thing.

It should work fine after that. Or buy a new one and screw it on instead. Remember pipe tape for the threads.
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>>990677
>turn off the water

The only access to is this, not the main source. Am I fucked?
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>>990683
Oops, pic related

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Bought this chair from a funeral Parlor. I don't know if this is the right board to come to but I was wondering if anyone could give me any information on it
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Side view
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Look for markings on the underside and post pics
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>>990653
Probably not the right board to come to, unless you want to restain or reupholster it or turn it into a jet pack or something.

Looks cool though!

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How do I fix this
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>>990569
By paying your landlord, probably from your security deposit.
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>>990571
I need answers not keks
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Remove the molding, remove the corner bead, scrape off the existing mud, replace the corner bead, mud, prime, paint, reattach the molding.

Sup dyI, so long story short. I bought a house that was foreclosed on. Has roof problems and mold issues. Any tips or advice on getting it in livable condition?
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Tear it all apart, burn it, and build a new house on the foundation.
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That would be way to expensive.
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Fix the roof dummy

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Can annybody give me some advice on what kind of desktop cnc mill i should get ? I need to be able to mill sheet metal, alminium and steel, max 3 cm thick. I need to make a lot of little parts, so i need something strong enouch and fast enouch. I have about 1k budget, and yeah i know u can diy it but not enouch knowledge on the subject and i dont have the time to get into that right now. Anny advice would be much apreciated
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Shameles self bump
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>>988601
Do you need CNC or DRO?

/diy/ likes sherline tools, mill and lathe, and you can spend a little more later to make it CNC.

you will not make a 3cm single pass in steel, but it could be done in 3-5 passes.
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>>988601
I don't know shit about CNCs, but handling aluminum vs steel is like buying a handsaw for wood and a sawzall for steel. 2 totally different ballparks regarding price. I could be wrong though.

Anyhow, from my Google experience, buying a standard mill and motorizing it is cheapest option to cnc.

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Need a comfy snug cabin for my property, what's the cheapest way to go about it? is 7000 for pic related good?
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Well, building one? I'm not sure what you're asking. Are you asking how to build one or how to buy fag/shill?
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>>987194
Well, they come completely empty, I would use it as a starting point to make something liveable
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>>987185
This is probably the cheapest route. You can't build an empty cabin for that price. Also quicker too.

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Pic related, it's my wireless phone charger magnetic car mount made from a HDD magnet, some zip ties, half a sticky mat and the guts of a $3 Chinese wireless charger.
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>>987126
i work on a farm and nearly everything is held together with baling twine. nigrigged as fuck, the whole god dam place.
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>>987126
the united states economy.
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>>987137
are you a Rothchild?

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When building a wall you start with the studs, then add external plywood, fill the space in with insulation, add internal plywood, put house wrap on the outside and then put put on the siding right and whatever internal finishes you want right?

For roofs you build the structure, add external plywood insulation, internal plywood, tar paper and then shingles right?
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>>991860
>external plywood
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>>991882
Is that not a thing?
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>>991860
http://www.newhomesource.com/resourcecenter/articles/a-step-by-step-guide-to-the-home-building-process

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So I have too much time on my hands and I want to make shit.
The problem is I know fuck all when it comes to being a handy man and crafting stuff.
So what can I make?
Im thinking working with wood
I have the basic tool set
Help me please
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>>991677
I kind of want to make a bow
I want to make stuff that is useful
Stuff than can be carved
Idk I just want to know easy stuff to make that I can make and get some experience working with my hand
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why don't you try google faggot? maybe you could start by doing something yourself instead of needing people to tell you what is interesting for you. if you would have just fucking lurked the board before immediately posting your autistic op you would have found something inspiring.
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>>991684
I have spent some time but for some reason all the results are from Pinterest and websites like that
Easy projects result in
>how to make a tampon shelf out of pallets
Or some stupid shit

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Hey diy- made a raided garden (pic related). There are 3 natural barriers- house , wall and deck.

What is best way to keep deer out? Water chaser? Fence? What kind of fence that would be effective and actually look good.? Thank you!
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>>991662

4 ft of chicken wire and 4 fence posts. Maybe $30 at Menards or similar.
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>>991671
So 4 foot high and 4 posts huh?
Deer will stay out?
Will look like shit?
thanks my man
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>>991673
yes
probably
probably
no problem.

I put up some chicken wire fencing around my two 4x4 beds. It looks not great, but gets the job done.

Fold over part of the bottom to act as a "foot" so animals can't sneak their way under the fencing

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>piece of shit cat chews wires on brand new etyMK5s
>right side no longer works
>chop off the chew piece
>tie wires together and burn plastic off the knots so there's contact
>no soldering iron so this is the best i can do
>connections are completely broken now

what did i do wrong, or do I just need a soldering iron?
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>>990787
yugh... Try burning it off before you tie the knot, you might have a glob of plastic right where you're trying to make contact.

Is the shield of the wire metallic or just some fibrous nylon or something? You're holding it back with tape it looks like. If it's metallic tie those together.

You got all the like wires tied to their same color on the other side? Meh, should make some noise at least, it very well may sound shit still. A couple ohms of a shitty job is the difference between normal...
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>>990791
>Is the shield of the wire metallic or just some fibrous nylon or something? You're holding it back with tape it looks like. If it's metallic tie those together.
It's fibrous nylon.
>yugh... Try burning it off before you tie the knot, you might have a glob of plastic right where you're trying to make contact.
I can try using a butane torch to burn off the rest of the plastic I guess, or I could just try to keep burning the same spot...
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>>990787
Pour your cat a bowl of engine coolant/antifreeze. It will drink it trust me or pour it in its food. It will die. Throw cat in the garbage.

Never worry about it again.

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There is a pedal power project that I've had in mind for awhile now, but I'd like to make it shaft drive.
Would an angle drive out of an electric angle grinder be able to handle a maximum of roughly 120 foot pounds of torque?

Pic not really related.
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And if speed isn't an issue how much would wheel size matter? I've got some wheelbarrow sized wheels kicking around that would help keep the project compact.
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>>990551
>>990558
What are you trying to do with it?
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>>990570
Instead of using a bike chain for part of the driveline.
I'd like to use a right angle drive out of an angle grinder, but instead of running at the thousands of RPM they usually run at. It would be low speed high torque.

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