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A container can support hundreds of tonnes on top of it, as this is what it was designed to do.
What if you turn the container onto its side, so that the earth is pressing against the panels that are designed to take weight and pressure?

Any thoughts? I plan on burying mine later this summer.
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>>1011634
>What if you turn the container onto its side, so that the earth is pressing against the panels that are designed to take weight and pressure?
Sage advice: don't -- you'll still die, because the corners are the only load-bearing element. There are no panels designed to take weight and pressure. Sorry to rupture your dreams.
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>>1011634
I fully support you OP, do it, and post results


hint: you won't
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>>1011634
ok op here is how you make a container into an underground bunker.

1) buy 9 containers
2) fill all the outer containers with concrete
3) cover the entire thing with a concrete slab formed around reinforcing bars
4) bury it
5) drill access hole

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Does anyone here know about plumbing? I'm having a problem which is perplexing me. I'll try to explain it as best as I can.

My bathroom sink is giving off foul sewer gas but only for a few seconds when i run the water. I've come into the practice of stopping the sink with a rubber stopper before I turn on the faucet and then removing it after a couple seconds. I'm led to believe that when the water from the faucet shoots straight down the drain it creates a turbulence that allows gas to escape, and when I stop the sink and let it fill a little bit...
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>>1020402
Sounds like your sink plumbing vent it is blocked. It happens. The P-trap in your drain is preventing the gas from getting into your bathroom (good) but the gas is unable to vent because the vent is plugged (bad). When you run the water gas sneaks in past the P-trap. Running a snake from the roof down the vent stack can clear it, but it can be tricky if its not a strait shot.
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>>1020402
My gut told me to say check your vent as I was reading, and then I got to the part where you said you'd heard a vent can cause this. So have you checked the vent? Also, how many drains use this vent and what diameter is it? It's possible the plumber installed one that is too small.
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>>1020414
>>1020415

I live in a condo, so am not able to do it. I did ask the people who live below me if they had the same problem and they said no. But they probably didn't have a clue what I was talking about.

I can ask the manager if he knows of any issues with the buildings.

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Hey /diy/, first time doing plumbing here. Tail pipe got torn from the sink and when I went to remove the s-trap the slip nut also broke. Any advice for attaching a new pipe to this part? I'd have to cut the pipe if I was going to pull it out because it goes down so far inside of the other pipe. Alternatively I was wondering whether it would be wise to use some sort of hose clamp coupler here instead of removing it. Any advice is appreciated.
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just remove the other end and replace the whole thing
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>>1019921
Sounds good, just wanted a second opinion. Thanks!
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>>1019922
the inside is probably rusted to fuck anyway. as a rule whenever i touch steel plumbing i just start replacing shit. trying to keep the old stuff often just leads to headaches, more trips for parts and just a much longer/harder job in general.

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What kind of solar set up would I need to run two ceiling fans, a laptop with internet, a small refrigerator, a tv, and some LED lighting?
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>>1019848
ceiling fans 100w
laptop etc 120w
fridge 1000w
tv 100w
led lighting 100w

total about 1500w

you will need 100x 15w solar panels

or 10x 150w panels
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Also maybe a plug in for phone changing.
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>>1019854
add 1w

Hey to all anons in /diy/ this is my first thread here(originally a /g/entleman):

I would like to know if i should buy a desk like pic related or build it. I want to maximize cost/efficiency and also be budget friendly (100$-200$ tops)
My questions:

-What wood should i use (best quality/price)?
-what width of said wood should i use?
-what sandpaper to use on said wood for stain?
-any good stain brands?
-im 5'9" can anyone recommend desk height?
-any general tips?

Notes:

-Desired dimensions are 4-5 feet long, 3feet deep...
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>>1019693
You want to make a desk, but you have no experience or tools, to save time and money for fuck ups, and if you are prepared to spend 200$ anyways, just get one from ikea.

What wood depends on preference really, you can use any wood. Soft wood is easier to work with and cheaper but is soft. Hard wood is nicer. The quality is the price.

What width... is up to you.

What sand paper is up to you, some people like rough texture.

Stain... not sure.

26 inch for you.

tips: expect fuck...
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>>1019697
I have experience on measurements and things like that, but I've only worked with metals and no woods
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>>1019701
do you have saw? glue? clamps? screws? screw driver? pencil? tape measure?

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Sup /diy/nosaurs?
Any of you familiar with video doorbells? I'm in the market for a decent system after a fiasco regarding some chinese wifi "smart" one that was recommended to me. Now most of the info I find online is either branded or really vague. Is there no good radio based video systems? The idea of app based systems really looks appealing because I can just buy cheap tables and put them all over this house provided I have a good enough wifi signal, the house itself is big and that would be realy handy because many of the areas where one spends time are very far apart, but after such a shitty app that keeps crashing and requires you to set up again I'm concerned of that side of the product.
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Well given this is a diy board, why don't you look for a wireless ip camera that has IO ports and rig your own doorbell. Most Axis cameras have onboard IO, two-way audio and a fairly decent api.
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>>1019598
depends what you actually want, there is a number of systems where the doorbell acts like a IP phone (you can run a DIY PBX out of an old PC) and the camera is ONVIF capable, so you can connect it to a surveilance system.

But they aren't exactly cheap and quality does scale with price. Really neat though, the doorbell dials a phone, if nobody picks up, it can dial a different one and the ONVIF camera means it's easy to have it record onto a server.
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>>1019612
This would actually be ideal, was my first idea, probably cheaper and actually be more of a learning experience than most of the stuff I could buy. But sadly, and even though I know this is the diy board, an actual diy solution does not fly well with the owner of the house. And he insists in buying an out the box system. With the as few wires as possible policy.

>>1019616
Its just has to be a means of controling an electric lock and properly identifying the...
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Would this be safe to put in a shower?
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>>1019187
how? like direct in the place where you shower?
doe it have a super high IP ? NO? then NO
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Spray some water on it after its been on for a while and find out.
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>>1019189
Lets say I wanted to put it on the wall here opposite the shower

So I'm putting in a concrete gutter and I want to know how can I make the concave shape. My plan atm is either to take a trowel and shape it or to cut some pvc in half and lay it on top to form the concave shape
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Does pvc sink in concrete?
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>>1019108
Laborers form it after they pour the general shape of the concrete. Make sure your forms can hold and try not to fuck up.
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>>1019109
No. As concrete sinks and tries to level it will lift the PVC unless it is also filled.

>>1019108
Why cut pipe in half? Buy a length of PVC guttering and use that. Dig your trench, drop the pvc in and pour concrete in around it. You will have to span timber over it to stop it from lifting. Make sure you use a relatively wet mix to fill all voids.

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Hey I just picked up an Adult Trike like the one pictured.

It currently has a basket that's 21 inches wide and 15 inches long.

I am currently looking for a box to ad a cooler esthetic feel to the bike and be a bit more secure for cargo.

The problem is that it's hard to google containers by measurements and it can be longer but needs to be about 21 inches wide because that's the measurement that goes between the rear wheels.

Also I need to keep the weight down so the container needs to be light as possible.

I have thought about...
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>>1018965
>Go to hardware store
>Measure toolboxes
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>>1018965
You are probably looking at using a 24 litre cooler, most of those tend to be about 16"x16"x10" (H, W, D), there will be some minor variation between brands but you should be safe enough with a 24.

>>1018969 Thread, this is probably the best way to do it.
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>>1018965
This you OP ?

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All of the sudden there was a ton of mini spiders on the ceiling. I tried to smash as many as possible, but I'm completely tripping thinking about those little suckers crawling all over me while I'm sleeping.

Normally I don't have a problem with them as long as they keep to themselves. However there was no mass-procreation clause in the sublet agreement they signed.

Do any of the improvised solutions actually do anything against spiders? I saw something about diluting bleach and spraying them with that. It sounds promising.
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>>1018723
Vacuum cleaner.
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Get a few bigger friendlier spider that eat smaller spiders and just let them loose in your room and then they will protect you in your sleep. Unless you're a pussy.
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I don't mind spiders, but don't let them build egg sacs indoors.

How can I DIY one of these standing desk thingies?


Just something I can put on top of my already existing desk and will be simple/quick to raise/lower.
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Those things are expensive for a reason.

I'd consider making something like pic related. You're not going to be able to fiddle with it constantly, but you will be able to adjust it.
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I just use a standing height desk and a drafting chair (any tall adjustable chair works) for when I want to sit down. Much simpler.
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>>1018690
what are you going to use the desk for? how much weight does it need to hold?

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Hey anons,

I'm trying to find a book about karmic glazes.
Something that explains the hole procedure. From mixing the minerals to the kiln.
Any suggestions?
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>>1018277
No idea, but if you find the a Wikipedia page, the external links usually has some good resources. I'd give that I try.
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I know how to use Wikipedia.
Satements like :'suspension of various powdered minerals and metal oxides are applied' aren't enough.
I need a collection of colours, mixtures and how to use them. Chears anyway...
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trying to improve my tile painting....
so c'mon, somone's got to hav something!

is it safe to place a light bulb in a plain mason jar?i want to build a bedside table lamp using a jar and the fixture of my old lamp, any ideas?
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>>1018261
Just use an LED filament bulb.

That's what all the hipster bars do.
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>>1018262
ty
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>>1018261
Depends on what kind of bulb you use.

Incandescent bulbs can really put off a lot of heat.
Your glass bottle wont care, your metal cap wont care, your fixture wont care.

But there is a chance the bottle will get hot enough to be a problem for your desk.
I have a half sized appliance sized incandescent bulb on my mini drill press, and it makes the body of the drill press get HOT. Ive been trying to replace it its so bad.

It wouldnt look that cool with a CFL bulb in it.

like
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can anyone tell me if it possible to infuse glass and aluminium together, I tried chunks of glass with molten aluminium but the second you work on it all the glass falls out..... can I make the glass and aluminium stick/fuse together?
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>>1018249
In all honesty, probably not. Best suggestion would be to heat it up closer to the melting temperature of the glass (another ~300-400ÂșC beyond the melting point of aluminum) and see what happens. If you try, please post results (I'm curious now).
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>>1018249

what can wet glass to aluminum?

...the difference in thermal expansion rates can't be good tho
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>>1018249
You want more molten glass and less aluminium, I've seen glassware which had some sort of artsy alu inclusions put into it, but the difference in melting points probably makes this fairly difficult to do.

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>freezer fan is iced up and doesnt work
>decide to de-ice it
>syringe boiling water onto it until it starts to turn again
>works for 5 minutes
>electrics go out in the fridge
>fan stops spinning
>now both fridge and freezer are broken

any ideas are welcome. or you can just laugh at me. gonna cost me $110+ to fix it tomorrow.
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>>1018201
>put water in motor
you have to be 300% retarded to do this
but it's easy fix, just take it apart and clean off the oxidised areas and re oil it
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>>1018201
for future reference, a $30 steamer machine works better
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Why didn't you use a hair dryer?

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