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I was just over my buddy's house and I heard some loud gargling noises coming from the basement when his laundry was draining. I went down and looked and I realized it was because the drain coming down gl from his double basin sink was undersized. It was this type of drain, which then stepped down to basically a garden hose. I'm going to change it for him, but my question is, will upgrading to a full 1 1/2 drain assembly alone be enough, or should I also change the drain style to a straight tube down with the second basin leading into the down tube? The water was coming...
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>>972250
This is what I was thinking of changing it to.
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>>972250
it could also be because the plumbing might not have proper vents
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>>972250
Just upgrading the diameter should be enough, unless it's a really high flow washer. Don't forget the P-trap (there isn't one in your pic)

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How to make a soldering iron from pic related?
24V 2A DC output, and also has a voltage adjuster
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>>972141

step 1: take apart toaster
step 2: put heating element from positive to negative
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>>972143
>take apart
The supply has screw terminals right there already
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>>972146

... yes, but you need to take the heating element out of the toaster

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So I want to sculpt, mold and cast a thing. I don't know much real life about the subject and I don't want to fuck up $200 worth of stuffs.

So here's the plan: sculpt the thing with sulfur free oil/wax clay, one piece mold in platinum cure silicone, cast in platinum cure.

First, that's a thing you can do with these products, right?
Second, the mold is going to be deep, but not high detail. How the fuck do I get the clay out of the mold?
Third, I don't have a degasser, what do?
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>>972120
if you have a University nearby, maybe get in touch with some people at the foundry (if they have one), those people are really helpful and might even do that for you since they usually have the equipment for that sort of thing
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>>972525
foundry=metal casting?
Also, dragon dildo
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>>972120
Smooth on products have a line of silicone that works pretty well without degassing so long as the item you're making doesn't have any large undercuts.
However, casting silicone in a silicone mold runs the risk of the two bonding together.

I would suggest male sculpt, mold in one of Smooth on's rubbers, then cast in silicone. Or at the very least, research what sort of release agent to use in silicone to silicone casts. Good luck!

>>972649
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Is there any possible way I could fix this?
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>>972102
you're gonna need to buy a new plug and solder it on anon. it's the only way. it'll cost you like $2 but you gotta find someone who can solder it up if you can't. it's a simple job
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It's a small iron-on patch and I am not sure which color it would look better on.
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the darker one
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>>972014
I think it goes better with velma's shirt.
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>>972014
i tought it was a single shirt orange/red and it looked good

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Good morning DIY <3

I have a little question for you. I mainly use my ps4 for netflix/youtube, and it's draining my battery like hell. I can just turn off the controller in the menu, but it's a 15sec operation, and it pauses everything while I am doing it.

So I want to add some kind of switch, from the battery, to manually turn off the controller.
The thing is, I don't know what kind of switch/button I should use. Any recommendation?
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>>971973

And here is where I'd like the switch to be. Right under the ext port.

And for the ext port, did anybody ever tried making a charging dock for the ext port?
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>>971973
Just take a battery out.
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>>971982

Not really the kind of solution I'm looking for

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Hi /diy, what should be the thickness for a 100x200cm glass top supported by two trestles? A 15mm tempered glass is enough to support max 50 kg of objects?
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pic related the right dimensions
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>>971960
It really depends what you're going to put on it, i it just going to be a laptop? or is it going to be 4 screens and a desktop? Are you going to have things like a printer on there? Books?

Tally up the weight of all the objects and then add more for the weight added by your arms when typing and more on top of that to be safe and then come back to us.
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>>971979
Well OP wrote he was planning for max 50kg of objects.

I am tired of live centers dying on me.

What is the best I can get for $100?
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>>971723
how the fuck are you abusing them?


just use a bunch of dead centers and grind them down when necessary
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>>971723
Dieing how? Are the bearings going to shit or what?
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>>971741
Yup, I killed two of them. The ones I used just can't take the axial thrust of a real man.

They're the cheap Chinese sort. I feel like I need to go American made on this part even though I'm poor.

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I have a ton of citric acid powder(250 grams) just half a teaspoon of this stuff can make a pie inedible.

What can I do with it? Preferably something sciency.

I was going to make gummy candy, but I still don't have the hang of boiling sugars.
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>>971691
Put enough in a shot of vodka to make a sludge with some sugar too. Ultimate kamikazee.
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>>971691
why do you have it
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>>971706
I bought two supplements from a company on amazon (OP pic), and they randomly e-mailed me saying I could pick a third. I really like sour candy.

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Wtf took them so damn long?
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>>971676
Remind me again why this is exciting?
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>>971679
If you need told I geuss you don't get it.
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>>971687
Obviously he wouldn't be asking if he did get it.

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Hey guys, I don't have any local places that make purpose made refractory cement, and there aren't any home and garden shops that have fire clay or anything like that to mix a proper refractory cement myself (my town has a Lowes, and that's it.)

That said, for a home-made aluminum foundry, would Portland Cement be acceptable?

I do know that if I were to use it, absolutely minimum water to prevent steam issues and explosions, but would it work at all? (Pic unrelated)
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>>971672
Bamp?
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>>971684
C'mon /diy/, halp. If it's a stupid idea, then tell me. I already suspect it is but would like to have a second opinion.
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diy is a very slow board, give it time.

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Am AC tech
Go into lowes for hose nozzle
See a lennox Air conditioning booth
manned by a dumpy looking kid
Ask what kind of compressor a lennox mini split has
looks in a catalog of AC units that have air handlers
get handed card for a ac company in my area that are notorious non workers and pot smokers on jobs
was told to call them and ask

Even in my own company there is crazy incompetency.
This is my first AC season alone.
I did a 40 minute AC tune up yesterday cleaned airhandler of dust changed filter inspected blower wheel and motor
went...
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>>971642
People would rather pay lazy mexicans less for half-assed jobs and most of the time, clients are clueless and think they fixed it properly.
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>>971642
Most probably installation for the first is done by the noobs. Bcoz its easier.

When it comes to servicing. They just remove the dust by chemical wash. Check capacitor, refill the gas.
This are basic things to be done.
Not sure, what checklist you have..
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>>971913
Refill the gas

Nigga it only needs more because it's got a leak.

Service should be clean indoor and outdoor. Check pressures and supply air temps. Check electrical.

Adding gas is a bandaid fix and in australia at least illegal with out fixing the leak

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How i can get the repair manual of ford ranger 2000 in PDF, i already search and cant find anything, please help...

Pic related, but not my truck
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>>971631
If you are too retarded to find the manual having us spoon feed it to you ain't gonna help. You aren't even on the right board. Hell, you might be forgiven for asking about this on /v/ instead of /r/ but you fucked that up too.
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why dont you go to the AUTO BOARD /o/ and ask there. since your fucking manual isnt DIY and we arent going to just hand you info when you didnt even look for it yourself.
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>>971631
Go to fordrangerforums.com or the rangerstation.com or any other ford ranger forum
pretty sure they have links for all that shit

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How good are 'fuel bricks' made of paper and various organic waste, compared to just (buying and) burning wood logs?

Waste paper, grass clippings and leaves are fairly easy to come by, so I'm entertaining the idea of producing my own bricks.

I'm wondering if the effort put into making them is worth it, or if they're just a meme I shouldn't fall for.

Does /diy/ approve of them?
Please share your experiences. Thanks.

Just a couple questions that come to mind after doing some research:
>What...
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I think you seldom see paper in these since it might be more cost efficient to use it for recycling.
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I use this to start fires in my wood burner. Cut the larger bricks into 1-2 inch cubes.
I get it in sale every spring for about $2us per box at Walmart. They always get rid of their seasonal items.
You might save some money by making your own, but what is your time worth?
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>>971560
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG9DKYCklLw

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I got this old fan laying around and decided to do something with it. Got a 9V battery, shaved the 3pin connector off and connected red to + and black to - and fan did spun, but slowly.
Can I take 8 AA batteries (8x1.5V) and connect them in series to the fan to make it spin in full RPM? (12V)

Also, can I do anything with the yellow wire? Or am I restricted to using a potentiometer (or whatever a variable resistor is called) to change the RPM?
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>>971462
Yellow is for monitoring rpm. Use red and black to power the fan.
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>>971475
So, yellow is output? Maybe I should use Google...

Update: pics of insides, it's brushless and ball bearing, well, that was written on the label anyway
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>>971481
>Update: pics of insides, it's brushless and ball bearing, well, that was written on the label anyway
it's a normal PC fan. it is brushless, but the driver circuit runs off 12vdc. (at least, it's supposed to run at full speed when connected to 12vdc)

you can control the speed by adding different amounts of resistance to 12vdc.... but using a potentiometer is risky, since the current flow is inversely proportional to the potentiometer's resistance.
,,,,,,
Normal potentiometers are *not* high-current devices, usually 2 watts or less. What happens when you adjust the resistance very low, the relatively high current (moving through the tiny active portion of the adjustable resistor) burns out a small section of it.

The 'correct' way is to use either a fixed-value resistor, or (if you want the motor speed to be easily adjustable) you use a potentiometer controlling the bias of a transistor capable of withstanding the motor's current rating.

Pic related: what the inside of a Zalman Fan Mate looks like.

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