Don't know if I can get help here or not, but my ceiling fan lights blew out all at once when I flipped on the wall switch. New bulbs don't work, but the ceiling fan still does. I'm trying to bypass the wattage limiter to see if that fixes it, but I don't know how to reconnect the wires. It's got three wires - a blue one that connects to the pull chain switch, a red on that connects to the 9-pin connector, and a white one that's crimped to three wires from the bulbs. If I disconnect those, what do I reconnect them to?
Looking to build pic related in my back yard. Ive checked google and seen a bunch of different ground attachments for securing the posts but Im not sure which is the strongest or if I should even use them.
What Im trying to figure out is, because i'll be swinging around on this, what is the best method to secure this into the ground and have it completely solid without any movement?
>>1096749 You know the round posts they use for small electrical poles? I'd go to a lumber supplier that sells to the public to buy that. The key is burying it about 4-5 feet down for maximum stability, but less would work as long as you're using cement. Make sure you dig a decent radius, don't get lazy or cheap out. Keep your actual bar lengths as close together as you can without making it difficult to use, so as to avoid the bars bending over time.
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This isn't so much of a DIY question as it is a standard home maintenance question. What would be good service to use of testing one's basement for molds, mildew, radon & carbon monoxide. Recent family health concerns have lead me to want to check if the home is the issue. Would any basement restoration service do?
>>1096283 Hijacking this thread for /diy/ question, my apartment bathroom shower area has a fuck ton of mold, as I have not made any efforts to clean it in 2years~ . It's getting anyone because now the floor of the tub is getting slick from the mold. What is the best way to kill it easily?
>>1096203 What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I'm the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I have a porcelain doll with some small hands and a few of the fingers are chipped off. I don't know where they are now.
Is it possible with some sort of material, to mold new fingers and then paint over and repair the doll's hands so they are whole again? The hands structure are much like this one here (fingers merged together), with two of the fingers halfway chipped off
>>1096111 Is it possible? Yes. Will you ever get anywhere close to making it look decent? No. The coating is baked on when they fire the porcelain. Anything you "paint" on later where never match and will look worse.
I have an old Webber grill. These bars have rusted out for like the 3rd of 4th time in its history. They are collapsing in to the bottom so it's time to replace them. This time, instead of shelling out some major buccaroonis for new bars, I'm thinking about a /diy/ solution. I don't have a lot of tools to work with, and I'm not sure what gauge/ metals I should use. I am thinking if I can find the right size piece of sheet metal steel at a right angle, I could just take it to a garage and have them lop off the bars in the correct dimensions.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I would only need (2) of these if that was the case: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-2-in-x-96-in-x-1-16-in-Thick-Aluminum-Angle-800047/204604756?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal1_rr-_-204604755-_-204604756-_-N
From that pic they look like around/between 1x1x1/16 and 1-1/2x1-1/2x1/8 formed angles. Surface looks like plain hot rolled steel. also: >rusted out for like the 3rd of 4th time in its history
You can get angle iron at large hardware stores. The difference is that the "bend" wont be rounded like that but a 90 degree sharp point. You can get them in stainless too but it's a lot more expensive, harder to cut, and may not be locally available (shipping cost). Stainless also transfers heat slower.
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Hello /DIY/ I was wondering the best way to make armor for cosplay like my pic. I was thinking about having a papercraft base with paper-mache to give it the hardness and thickness. Any other idea, suggestions?
>>1095988 Here's how you go about it, it will definitely need a base of some type that will be the bulk of material, foam is excellent for this because it is easy to carve with a $20 harbor freight hot knife but you can go with wood or something else just cut the rough shapes as close as possible to the final shape, then grab some bondo and gloves and give it a healthy coating of bondo bigger than the final shape. You don't need to make it perfect because the next step is sanding, use 36 then 80 then 120 then 200 grit... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Someone explain the imitation crab meat meme. Is it just from this image? I get the feeling the way you guys use it there's a little more to it. I understood the pallet and shipping crate ones after a couple days and I've been on this board a few months now.
PS Nice board very informative even though [s4s] is better
>>1095632 We'll tell the story slowly, but I have to warn you, this is a slow board.
This one time a guy came on here and asked where he could acquire I believe it was a ton of frozen, imitation crab meat. This was before bunkerbro to my recollection, however at the start of the shipping container nonsense.
So I have a problem where I keep learning new skills that I will never use. For what ever reason this week I have an itch to find gold. There is no gold in my state (Indiana) except for specific glacier run off, but as luck would have it, there is such deposits and a large stream in my back pasture. The only thing left to do now is try to find some gold. Problem is I don't know what the hell I'm doing, so are there any amateur/professional gold prospectors here who would like to give me some tips that I may be overlooking?
As for my sluice I'm planning... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What's the best scroll saw? Or what are the things I should look for in a scroll saw? Is the Dremel scroll saw hybrid a meme? Also, some saws' speeds are two-step, some are adjustable, does it really matter? Going to cut wood mostly but maybe plastics and acrylic shit too but not that much I guess.
>>1095472 I dunno, but a family member recently came across an old scroll saw at a sale and got it for me for Christmas. I never really wanted one, so I've got no idea what to do with it. What are some ideas/what are you gonna use yours for?
Hi my internet friends. So, my tool box lock broke and I need a good idea about how to fix it. For now I did some redneck repair but it's not a solide solution and if I don't fix it properly I will end up with my tools all over the floor any time soon.
Thanks Anons I know you can help me, I need to know how to start producing this. I work with a lot of nice wood (amazonian) and have free access to tools and labor. Were do I import this tech, and who can help accomplish this. i) the magnets ii) the circuit board iii) the receiver. Money is no issue.
So I want to do a little, art project if you want to call it that; I want to make a transformer action figure look more "realistic". Basically what I want to do is replace virtually all the plastic pieces with die cast metal equivalents. Other things I'd want to do is make working pistons, wire leds, and perhaps somehow incorporate silicone and faux fur for the "beast mode". If I'm ambitious, later on I might re-engineer the toy entirely to include more points of articulation and better ways to cleverly disguise the robot mode when it's in... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I Need to build a new PC for Gaming and Graphic Design. Seeing as I have little to no idea how to do that a friend of mine put a few parts together for me and I was wondering if I would run into any obvious problems or if any of the parts he recommended to me have better alternatives.
Hello /diy/, /o/ here. Wanted to know if you guys had ever built a can crusher?
I have some leftover wood i was going to toss but figured i could make something handy. I want to build a can crusher so i can give it to my dad since hes on the older side now and hes having trouble bending to reach crushed cans from off the ground.
I have the tools and a little bit of carpentry experience (mostly putting up safety handrails and forms for concrete pours).
Im trying to find plans but i keep running into those Pay-to-see-Plans websites.
>>1095162 Cant build anything too big and he doesnt have enough cans to warrant building a rig like in the vid. Thought about going the pneumatic route but that would require me buying him an air compressor and i know he cant be fucked with that.
I have a set of old shocks i took off my truck, any way i can retrofit them for can crushing duty?
Just bought a 1963 house in the US and it's all 2 prong outlets with a few incorrectly wired 3 prong (no ground nor gfci). Kitchen is wired 3 prong correctly, but no gfci.
I'm moderately electrically inclined (software dev by day) and looking to learn more about this. I have and know how to use multimeter and outlet tester.
My testing indicates the boxes are not grounded so I can't just pop in new outlets and ground them to the box. Can someone confirm that this is not bx cable? I am unfamiliar with spotting the different types. Am I going to have... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1095114 I think so, too, but was hoping to avoid it.
I went up in the attic to take a look and the cable is stamped with "dutrax type nm 600v" of the 2 wire variety. Would it save money if I ran the wires, but left them completely unconnected? Googling says I'm looking at $7,000-$12,000
I have two fairly old welers, one 20w the other 25w. I'm trying to solder components to a pcb for the first time and the solder wasn't flowing into the pads at all (I used flux) so I figured something was wrong, I used my laser thermometer gun on the tips of each iron and they're stuck in the 400-500f range, where they should be up at 700f for this application. What could be wrong here? I put the tips in a glass of vinegar and filled the tip-insert area of the iron with vinegar for like 4 hours, some rust came out from inside the irons but the max temperature... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
clean those tips, dampen a paper towel and fold it over a few times so its 8 layers or so, and once they heat up rub the tips on the paper towel all. then tin the tips by applying a small amount of solder.
how old is your solder, is it flux core, are you using flux if it isn't. solder oxidizes over time and doesn't flow as well.
i have a detached garage i'd like to be a gym & studio, which will contain my computer, musical instruments & equipment, and fitness type equipment.
i live in a very humid area during the summer.
some people tell me to insulate the garage door. some people tell me to enclose the garage door. i want to air condition the space. i don't want it to be a "garage" anymore. the area i live in is very humid during the summer.
so, who is stupider, the people who tell me to enclose the garage, or the people who tell me to insulate the garage door?
>>1095039 It's a small space. So just throw some blanket type insulation on it like in your pic and crank up the AC.
Proper insulation would vastly decrease the amount of time the AC has to run. For that you would have to build a proper insulating wall over the door, but also over all your other walls (which are almost certainly single walls with lousy insulation value).
i recently bought one of the silicone plug molds (pic not mine but that's what it looks like) to make my own plugs at home and i'm trying to figure out the best material to make my plugs out of. i've heard resin is good but that clay is also a decent material. i just want /diy/'s opinion before i buy something i regret.
>>1094975 With that small of space, woodburning and woodcarving (like carving a spoon) would be your best bet. Maybe balsa wood projects like model building. It really doesnt translate well into real woodworking later down the line when you get a garage though.
To be honest, the typical furniture building and other big woodworking you tend to think of is loud and messy which isnt suitable for doing in an apartment.
Some time ago, there was a TED video where a guy who wanted to save crows came up with an idea. Basically, he wanted to develop an automated small dispenser and collection station that would train crows to bring "shiny objects" to the dispenser and deposit them there in exchange for a food reward. Peanuts in this case. These stations would be controlled by a small laptop powered by a 12 volt battery and solar panel so they could be placed anywhere. The potential is obvious. Most crow populations live within close range of humans and they have adapted to live in urban... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I've thought about this. You could make an algorithm that determines the relative value of objects and distributes reward accordingly. That way the crows selectively learn to pick up more and more valuable objects. Could also lead to crows stealing your shit around your house obnoxiously.
>>1094742 I would train for coins, jewelry and gold. Pretty easy for them to focus on these and not become household pests. I think a lot of people have thought of it. It's the actual doing it that is the key..lol. It will take time and money to develop, although I think that the TED video guy did try to market a base kit but I don't think it really got off the ground.
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