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Lately my quite life has been fuck thanks to my neighbours little kid. I am not entirely sure if it is the new couple living right from me or the ones living under me or both. I am not sure if it is the walls being too thin or all the cracks. There are even two outlets, one of them unusable and fucked. This room, my current bedroom, supposedly was a kitchen once so the rooms of my neighbours should be their kitchens too. I don't have a lot of money and I am not expecting anything, but I am very stressed at this point. If I wasn't socially retarded I would have talked...
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>>986261
Here is another pic. I have my doubts about the heating too.
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>that wallpaper and flooring
What country OP?
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>>986271
Eastern Europe.

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Hello /diy/
I am but a humble desert dwelling third worlder south of the USA.

I am looking to nigger rig me a deep cycle battery solar powered UPS for my shitty workstation as to deal with the usual summer KwH price hikes that swarm us here.

Googled around but all I could find was get shit from Harbor Freight (Doable, since I live near the border) that costs a shitton compared to my humble coin.

How could I go into building something not so costly from OEM parts I could get from Alibaba?

I know almost jackshit about converting AC to DC or whatever...
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>>986194
You wouldn't be online right now becuase it;s night phaggit
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>>986194
I've read that people switch to laptops to drastically reduce power consumption. That said, you need to determine how much power your system will consume & how long you want to run it. Also need to determine how much sunlight & size of array you will need to be able to refill your batteries to cover your needs.

You'll need:

PV's (size to be determined)
Charge controller
Deep cycle batteries
Pure sine-wave inverter.

Quick and dirty way is to get some panels up, wire...
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>>986212
>>986212
I usually just run CAD programs on it, so I doubt it consumes as much as a gaminc/memecoin digging rig pc would.

Sunlight exposure isn't a problem, we rarely get overcast days so i would not need to switch to mains power as often (perhaps at night if I do need to keep working.)

Tis' will do as for the initial research. Thanks a lot.

>>986195
I sleep at night faggit

Looking at building a tiny house.
My girlfriends parents have a pretty large area to put it on on their property.
My main question for you guys would be what to do about shifting.
Want to try and avoid having to walk to the main house to use the bathroom.
What options do I have?
I know my work had a small septic tank installed under an office portable and honey bucket came and emptied it every couple weeks but I can't find out how much that costs or if they would even do that for non commercial buildings.
Any ideas or thoughts?
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A trailer would be your better option.

A separate septic systemfor your tiny house would probably cost more than the house itself (assuming you use used wood like many other timy house builders use.) And would also possibly violate that zoning laws that require a certain square footage for a residence. (Might try to twll you thag the house is no longer mobile.)

Many tiny houses use a wood chip composting toilet, which sounds horrendous in such a small space.
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>>986146
Just buy an RV.. you will get more out of it, then a tiny meme house.

I don't care how much I love someone, if I have to smell their freshly baked shit on a daily basis. I would lose my shit. shitting basically in your bedroom, that's what a tiny meme house is.
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>>986151
The tiny house idea is great if using recycled materials and being clever about keeping costs down. But i do get your point how some people doing them dont get the point and waste more money that its worth on them.

>>986146
Ever thought of using a bucket with a seat on the top. You could make a proper frame in the house to make it look tidy. Then have stuff to scoop on top of it to keep it clean. Empty as needed.

Try checking out Kirsten Dirksens you tube...
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Looking for an air compressor and would like your advice /diy/, what do you use? Looking for variety of uses (painting, cleaning work space, cleaning dust from electronics, other air tools)
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>>986107
Don't like that one much. Got it for a Christmas present and it's good enough kinda but it's too small and runs all the time and literally tries to run away. It's too light, when the compressor runs it vibrates and spins and slides around.
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>>986107
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Harbor Freight 21 Gallon Oiled 135psi.

There is literally no reason why a homeowner would want something bigger. Unless for some reason you do a lot of sandblasting at home.

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What does /diy/ think of Colin Furze?

https://www.youtube.com/user/colinfurze/videos
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>>986023
Certified absolute madman.
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>>986023
He's fucking crazy and a genius. Also really fucking rich.
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>>986023
Mad cunt
His hoverbike was really cool

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How are these made en mass? I assume they are all turned using different jigs, but how can I make them quickly and easily at home?
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>>985985
>How are these made en mass?
here ya go:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFBs1e-emLI

> I assume they are all turned using different jigs, but how can I make them quickly and easily at home?
You can't.... you can buy them way easier than you can make them yourself.
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>>986008
what a job
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>>986008
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For metalworking lathes you can get accessories called 'expanding mandrels'.
With those you could drill the hole through the beads, mount them on the mandrel and then cut on the outside surface... but I don't know if wood lathes have the same kinds of head stocks?
None I've seen did; they only had headstocks meant for grabbing pieces of wood.
I do metal tho, I dunno much about wood machines.

If you search for "wood bead machine" on google, there seem to be...
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I found these boots in the freepile
right heel is lopsided
what would be a good tool for shavig these even?
and what would be a good tool/method to get them as close to even as possible
ideas?
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I di have an angle grinder
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>>985960
Belt sander would be the best option
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>>985960
I wouldnt touch it with an angle grinder

I agree with the belt sander, or a disc sander.
If you could find someone with a bandsaw that has a proper fence it would work too.

The cheapest and most accurate way would to just flat sand them.

Get sand paper, and a really hard flat surface. You could get a cheap sanding block too. Attach the sandpaper and just go back and forth till you get the bad heel flat.

Then you measure how much material you took off, and then sand the other heel down to...
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The quickest and cheapest way is to put it on a stick, and grind it against the road out of the door of a moving vehicle.

Hey /diy/, so I just bought a house that I'll be moving into next month and was wondering if there are any good handyman books out there I can buy for home maintenance/repair/upgrades that I can do myself?

I'm not entirely inexperienced with hands on labor, I went to vocational high-school for carpentry, and have worked various landscaping and manual labor jobs in my youth. I've also amassed quite the number of tools in my time as my family and friends discount auto mechanic and repairman, so I'm pretty well equipped to carry out most work. But seeing...
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>>985824
If you want to build a shed here some recommended reading.
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>>985829

It's got a shed on site already but I may need to expand it or completely redo it depending on how cramped it ends up being once I actually start moving my tools and whatnot into it.
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>Renovation 4th Edition by Michael Litchfield

(I like this book more than any other for its simple explanations and detail of brand names for material, reads more like a guide than a textbook or reference)

>Carpentry 6th Edition by Leonard Koel

(Carpentry bible, if you took any classes that were worth a shit you should have or be familiar with one of the editions of this book.
>International Building Code, Should be a 2015 edition, codes are updated every three years...
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I just finished restring and leaning this Tektroninx 502A, Im still waiting for 3 tubes that it has missing before I can turn it on for the first time after cleaning it,before it just made a dot, so the HV was there and it gaved some life but had missing 3 tubes and a transistor, now I dont think I will found a identical transistor so I will have to substitute it probably ,but its in the power supply so I ques it shouldn't be that complex

the missing transistor is a 2n214, with wat could I substitute it ??

Im planing on using this scope on vintage tube amp...
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another pic
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>>985822
Full time amp tech here.
NTE103A transistor will do the job.
https://www.tubesandmore.com for uncommon nos tubes
If you're building amps, you wont really have much occasion to use it. I only have to fire up my scope to track down parasitic oscillations. Do the filter caps while you're in there replacing the transistor. Cool piece of equipment you have there.
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I am repairing the crt tube, I mean the socket is lose so I removed it and there were 3 broken pins on it, any idea how to re-attach them back ?

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Hey guys I just bought a Dewalt combi drill but It only came with a 1.3 ah battery and it's nowhere near enough runtime. I need to get a second battery are all Dewalt lithium ion batteries ok to use? Also I saw some knock off batteries online which are half the price. anybody had experience with knock off batteries? pic related is the drill I bought.
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>>985804
Nice black & decker you got there. You should have gone with Makita.
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>>985805
it's not at tool snob thread mate. but I've got a makita sds and its a very good drill.
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>>985804
Yo, 2ah, 4ah, 5ah - as long as same-voltage XR, will work, just larger batteries, greater capacity, longa-runtime. Your original charger should be good for those as well. I asked previously for XR knock-off recommends, no bites - be likewise interested if anyone has?, or, go by AMZ recommends. Its difficult to say anyway, you need a long-term test to be sure - if they dont burst into flame on first use, its all positive from there on..

>>985805
Yo MAKITA'NON...
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I'm working on a side hobby involving streaming/recording and voice acting. Every room in my house is shoddy for soundproofing, so I can easily hear my family and they can hear me. I don't want to interrupt them, but I also don't want to hear them in my background noise if I'm recording or if I'm on a stream (normally I'd use Audacity but it's still noticeable sometimes).

I'm moving out in roughly 3 months, so I'd just like advice on any audio proofing materials I should look for that I can at least bring with me, in case the...
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>>985777
OH look this thread again.
You cant sound proof a room with 150$
so your wifes son is just gonna have to listen to you get cucked.

If you have trouble with recording get a super cardioid microphone it won't pick up your crying in the background
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>>985777
Lol. You might get some dampening but nothing spectacular. In order to be completely silent and vibretion proof, you need to create a floating room, where you have pockets of emptiness and soundproofing insulation surrounding the whole room so the noise that dips past your dry wall, sound proofing rubber, and another layer of drywall. Dry-rubber-dry-soundproof foam. For the floor you need to create a subfloor and insulate that. Qyality plywood and a layer of sound proofing rubber, then comes in the empty, your making...
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>>985786
And if you can't. Get seinhesier hd598's. Theyre amazing for the price, sub 150. You get great low ends and high ends, very flat response. They WILL be underpowered if you don't hook them up to am external power source, i use an audio interface, my buddy uses logitech speakers that he can control vol and bass with. That's honestly your best bet to get the best mixes and be blast tunes you're making at high volumes without disturbing anyone. Good luck

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Can I make something out of this or should I just throw it away?
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>>985751
Buy a case for it and turn it into a portable dvd writer, like I did.
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>>985751
You can rip out the laser and pop balloons until you blind yourself, if you're into that.

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Hello, I need some help and maybe you have an awnser to my problem, see I'm trying this new hobby where I want to engrave runes into onyx or other stone. The problem is I don't know what tool to use! Anyone has any experience with this or has tips and tricks?
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Buy yourself a Dremel brand Dremel and some diamond tipped engraving bits. It'll run you around a hundred bucks for a quality one, but you'll be able to get a cordless one with five adjustable speeds for that.
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>>985743
Get a foredom or really anything with a flex shaft and foot control. Its twice the cost but about 100x better
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>>985908
this. get a plugs-in-wall flexible shaft rotarly tool driven by a motor that couldn't fit in a dildo

anyone made a cheap hydraulic press using a bottle jack?

(it would only be used for light weight jobs)

ideally I'd want to use a decent piece of metal with threaded rods keeping the top and bottom attached, but I see people just sticking thin angle iron on either side of a couple boards

how much pressure do you think those could take?

I already have some 4x4s; would it be better to attach some 2x4s on face instead?

some good examples:
http://www.van-vliet.org/dempseywoodworking/appleciderpress.shtml
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/60368
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>>985725
use some of those square tubes they use to make sign posts out of
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or use 4 threaded rods and some steel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_LSPX8cNaE
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>>985732
I've seen that before. Cheap and simple but it seems like a pain

He ended up killing it later by pushing it too hard

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Is this an alright buy to start out whittling?

Are gloves/finger guards necessary if I want to keep my fingers? In which case, which properties should the gloves have? I'm warned that most kevlar/leather gloves are too bulky to use for whittling.

I particularly need input about the knife, I'm totally unfamiliar with the brand, anyone got some experience with it?

other than that, just general whittling thread
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Omg. Delete this basket. Learn about knifes first. Learn about sharpening first. And get wood from practically anywhere else.
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>>985712
thank you for your contribution
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>>985697
Disposable-blade utility knife. Spring for one with good ergonomics.
A bulk pack of blades.
Wood from a hardware store. Any wood will do, but start with a softer wood for practice. Cut workable chunks with a saw.

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