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.
>>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.
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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>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.
>>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.
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.
>>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.
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?
-Desired dimensions are 4-5 feet long, 3feet deep... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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.
>>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.
>>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... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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
>>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.
>>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.
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.
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...
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.
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?
>>1018249 In all honesty, probably not. Best suggestion would be to heat it up closer to the melting temperature of the glass (another ~300-400ºC beyond the melting point of aluminum) and see what happens. If you try, please post results (I'm curious now).
>>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.
>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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