So I just cut my grass and I want to make it look nice. I'm going to go to Lowe's and buy some fertilizer/grass feed to clear up some dead spots, but I have an issue. There are holes like pic related scattered in my backyard, but I'm not sure what they are from. I poured some water out of the hose into one of them to see how far it went down and I didn't manage to overflow it. I googled a little and I think they might be voles or something. I had a problem with burrowing wasps last year but I don't think this is them. I was wondering if somebody... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1003238 Synthetic sinew is great for sewing leather.
For leather pattern, it's really straight forward. You can either just cut a large circle and use some leather cord to synch it up, or get more elaborate and cut/sew the leather. Your call, what's the end goal? How much effort do you want to put into it?
>>1003238 A few tips for you to save you some hassle in stitching and various other things. I don't know what your experience level is, so no insult intended if this is painfully obvious. * Lay out the placement of your holes beforehand, then use an awl (or roofing nail) to pre-punch them.
*Since you'll need to flip the pouch inside out after sewing, definitely make sure to make the opening is a little larger than you think it needs to be. Leather can be a bitch to try and reverse in this way.
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Didn't see anywhere else appropriate, so here we are.
Pic related is louder than God's revolver, and I have hella sensitive ears. I already have tinnitus from being in HS marching band, and the ENT I go to says I gotta stop wearing earplugs. So that leaves me with over-ear style stuff. I'm currently using some 20 dollar 3M ones, the red ones you see everywhere, but they only have a 21db noise reduction, which apparently isn't enough. Anyone have any suggestions? Cost isn't really an issue, it's going on my tool bill.
A couple notes: 1. if your leaving your mouth open, you can damage your hearing because of the Eustachian tube and thin skin and membrane near your auditory system 2. Outer ear wear should cup the bone that sticks out of your skull slightly behind your ear. I forget its name right now, but it can transfer sound into your inner ear and cause damage. They even make some hearing aids that are drilled into this bone, because of its harmonic abilities to transfer noise... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
My family owns a pc repair shop and someone dropped off a dead Korean monitor. 2560x1600 resolution, 30 inch. I cracked it open to try and fix it, and after a while I finally found what appears to be a blown resistor?
I'm looking for a heatgun so I can replace it, but I have no idea what the value of the resistor is. Beside it, it says 24v 403, I'm assuming that means it's 24 volts, and that 403 is the identifier for the resistance of the resistor?
>>1002715 That looks like an inductor not a resistor(note the L403). Also usually resistors in SMD packages have their resistance printed on top. The best thing to do right now is to find a service manual that actually has a schematic in it and find the exact value of this part. Failing that you could remove it and measure but if it has really blown you won't get something meaningful.
>>1002714 Since it's L403, it's much more likely a ferrite bead. Ferrite beads generally have no markings, but the replacement isn't probably critical and even a piece of wire is likely to work (even if it won't fulfill the legal requirements for emissions).
The thing is that ferrite beads do not fail on their own. You either have a short circuit downstream or the stuff before the bead is fucked.
How do I keep motivated? I have done the electrical, insulation, tore our and redid the kitchen, plumbing, but this fucking drywall is killing me. It's my first time and after my first total retarded wall it isnt nearly as bad, but it takes so fucking long and then you have to sand and sand I just want to fucking leave it.
God I guess. Looking at what people charge for this its crazy. The kitchen actually almost looks decent, but I have to do the flooring still, but trying to get all the walls done before I bother with floor and trim because of this little shit.
Trying to build a fucking 400 liner foot fence at the same time as well. Holy shit its like so many projects I just want to shitpost and relax a while ;w;
I'm in the same boat, replacing old shitty plasterboard and wood sheating. I have a few shit spots and have to take my time in some areas with cardboard shims and a 12 pack. It looks to me like you're doing too many cuts and need to just slow down and fill larger areas as you're going to have to do a shitload of taping as such.
Any cheap isolation tips? Want to play drums in there, got acoustic insulation foam and was thinking of drywalling and acoustic caulking. Maybe 3 inch styrofoam on the outside and just put some stucco mud on it
Look, I don't give a shit if you won't buy anything that isn't branded "Snap-On" or "Festool" but one cannot deny there are some real gems lurking among the aisles at Harbor Freight for stupid cheap.
What are some things you've picked up from /diy/'s favorite store that represent solid performance/value?
I will start. Their 8-piece HSS Windsor Design lathe tools are literally rebadged (highly regarded) PSI woodturning tool starting kit. Thought it's the same price as Amazon, you can combine it the 20% off coupon.
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HF airless paint sprayer: worked perfectly, everything was serviable, painted my whole house in like 3 hrs. 260$ bux? Electric pole saw: works perfectly.80$ Don't even need my gas chainsaw anymore. Most of their quick grip style and assorted clamps work just fine as well. 50$ dado stack 2$ 100 security bit set Also, their chisels and other misc. woodworking tools are cheap as fuck and you can't go wrong.
I need some tips on how to scavage this piece of tree trunk, that is still hatched to the ground bu it's roots.
The tree is a "Agave Americana" (i'll post a pic in a bit) that someone cut to make a didgeridoo. I had the idea to use this leftover piece to make a resonance box for a stringed instrument. But turns out that trees aren't very easy to pull off the ground... Although I can get it to wiggle quite a bit.
Any tips? I don't really have a machete that I can use... I do have a saw though.
>>1004596 >Where I can find the the same system of a knife switch ( pic related ) but has a potentiometer ( for speed control ) You won't find any potentiometer that can handle 30 amps. Potentiometers are low-watt devices (usually <2 watts or so, most are less than half a watt) that you apply a low voltage to, and then you use that low voltage or current output to control a power-dividing circuit.
You could use a rheostat. A rheostat works just like a potentiometer (it's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Okay /diy/, longtime reader, first time poster. First of all, forgive my non-standard MS Paint wiring diagram. I've been Googling my ass off to learn about how to make circuits, and I feel like I've learned just enough to get myself hurt or damage my car, so I'm coming to you to check my work and tell me how wrong I am.
I want to add ambient footwell lighting to my car. I have four LED strips that I will wire in parallel. Each has 15 LEDs, for a total of 60--I'm not sure if they're 5050 or 3528, but the difference shouldn't be important.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
In case the wiring diagram doesn't make it clear, I'm accomplishing the "always on" by running the negative side of the switch's "On" output straight to ground, bypassing the factory dome switch. When I do this, if I want the lights dimmer, I know I need to give them less current, so what kind of resistor do I need to put in to accomplish this? I figured a 10 Ohm resistor would add 10 Ohms of resistance, effectively doubling the resistance of the circuit by my figuring, and therefore making the lights half as bright.
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I'll be bumping with cute animals and additional questions. Stuff like: Is parallel the way to go for connecting the strips together? I've heard LEDs actually cause a voltage drop, so I figured wiring them in series would make them progressively dimmer and not matching.
I'll also add that I have a multimeter, and only a very rudimentary knowledge of how to use it.
i cant says YES or NO coz the switch is a mystery. you need to redraw it with a standard notation so we can tell what connects to what inside the switch. use either the left or right representation in the pic provided. personally i prefer the right coz you can follow the current flow, instead of it being a black box.
>>1004472 You can grow stuff in bags if you don't want to dig up your yard or you don't have much in the way of open ground, they are a kind of plastic fabric and with care can be reused for a few years, you can let your seed potatoes "bud" on a window sill and then plant them out, compost mixed with some well rotted manure (60 - 40 mix) will give them plenty of food to get on with, plant the seed potatoes in a half full bag then as the plants grow almost cover them over (leave a few leaves poking out) to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
when the plant appears and grows some, pile good loose soil around the plant. leaving the top half the plant exposed. Keep repeating this every few days. Till your mound gets about a foot and half or two feet high.
when the plant above ground dies. tear the mound apart to get potatoes.
I use those for my components. I dont know how much shit you ordered but definitely buy enough cabinets so you can keep your different values organized. Keeping your resistors and shit organized takes up a lot of drawers. You're also gonna want something bigger to store whatever big shit you accumulate, batteries, power supplies, cords, wire, etc. Save the husky box for tools. A parts organizer like the one in your pic is like fifteen bucks at harbor freight so I don't think you're gonna get a better solution for less.
Whatever organizer you get, ensure that the "ceilings" of the drawers is solid. That is to say, completely enclosed. I like the organizers I have on the basis that they were cheap (like $20 for 64 2x5.5" drawers), but the cutouts in the drawer slots that were put in to save material means that things can get caught/stuck after you close the drawer. Not to mention the fact that if I ever knock the thing over (god forbid), parts are still going to be all over the place even if every drawer magically... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
For most through-hole components, I use these: http://www.mcmaster.com/#4629T34 For surface mount, the compartments are way too big. I use these instead: http://www.ebay.com/itm/SMD-resistor-capacitor-storage-box-Organizer-0603-0402-144-compartments-w-lids-l-/281543611085 ...and since I have like 100 of each, I keep them neatly store in map cabinets, aka 'flat files': http://www.draftingsuppliesdew.com/flat-files/smi-natural-oak-flat-files-with-metal-glides
Looking for a good socket set that i can keep for years. My boss has a Craftsman set he got at Orchard Supply for about 130 iirc and it seems pretty solid. I dont know anything about what names are quality but i know i wont be buying some snap-on 400 dollar set. Any suggestions?
>>1004347 You didnt specify a price range, or what kind of sockets you are looking for. All you have said is that you want good sockets that will last, and then contradicted that statement by saying that a chinese craftsman set seemed solid.
So my laptop doesn't come with a CD drive, but it has this placeholder thing, and a cd-tray sized hole in the side. The placeholder screws came out so I can put whatever I want in there. There's access to some sort of SATA connection inside. I'm looking for ideas for what to put inside! I don't do enough drugs to make it a stash though.
What I came up with so far: -a physical calculator -offline password keeper (push a physical button and it writes it out) -spare beef jerky stash
Any other ideas? I want to do something interesting
Hey /diy/, quick question. My forklift at work, an electric Yale 4-wheel is compromised due to me. I yanked on the cable rather than the anderson connector to unplug the battery cable from the lift, and now the black cable is a little loose in the connector.
How fucked am I, and how can I fix it myself? I can see copper showing on the black cable now, I just want the damn thing reseated. Pls help
A.) Pulled the cable out of the crimp. In that case, not really your fault; that should have been essentially impossible to do. Stuff it back in and crimp it better.
B.) Pulled the contact out of the housing. Again, not your fault if you were able to do it; Anderson plugs lock in once assembled and shouldn't be able to come loose without deliberate effort. See if the pawl that holds the contact in is okay and push it back in if it is.
C.) Pulled the insulation back on the cable. Yet again, shouldn't really have been possible unless it was cut too far back in the first place. Cover it with some suitable tape and it should be alright.
>>1003076 thank you for your response. I was trying to push it back in before I closed the store, but I'm not sure if I accomplished anything. As far as I could tell, I couldn't at this point easily pull the cable or anything else from the connector. The black cable just jiggles a lot, and I can see copper which I don't like. Any tips on a fix?
I feel that makeing my own cf blade would be cheaper than buying one i'm just not sure about a few thing: 1. number of layers i would need 2. if theres some other material it's made out of or if its just carbon fiber 3,advantages/disadvantages of the different mounting options 4. dimensions
Please help me before I fucking snap. I live above a pool at an apartment complex. It's so fucking noisy and I cannot deal with this anymore. Can a sliding glass door be sound proofed? I am totally at fault for choosing this apartment I thought it would be nice to stare at hot chick's but I got were screaming kids. I am going to break my lease and eat 2 grand penalty if I move. I also can move into the back of the apartments but I would like to try and sound proof if possible. I am a terrible handy man, here's a pic of the door. Please help me before I fucking... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1000852 Short answer is no, you can do things like >>1000854 if you want but it won't help a whole lot, it will just dampen the sound, the most obvious choice is just get some ear plugs (Especially for sleep) or some good headphones if you want to watch tv/listen to music.
How the fuck do these mother fuckers keep getting into my apartment?
My place is spotless and usually always is, sink is empty, bathroom is dry, no leaks in any pipes, the only place I can think of is the dishwasher that's backing up, but I never use it and it seals closed so I don't bother
I don't have plants or any fruits/veg laying around. All my food is in the fridge or in the counter.
I put out vinegar traps and in two weeks, they caught about 10 total. So it's not like I have an infestation, but they're getting in somehow
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>>1000154 They may be drain flys, not fruit flies. We once got a small "infestation" in our clean apartment because they did some maintenance on the pipes and these fuckers showed up.
The problem is that they reproduce so quickly, like in a matter of hours, so you have to get rid of all of them at the same time. What finally worked for us was leaving lit candels right next to every drain in the apartment, then turning off all of the lights. Since the only light the flies could see was the candels, they would... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Ive had a straight infestation fixed by putting some old fruit or wine in dish soapy water, in a jar with a cone or seran wrap trap, anything with a small opening. They cant resist the scent of fermentaion, and they cant eacape the surface tension of the soapy water
How do you guys who live at home embark on diy projects?
I am 25 but live with my parents because this area is economically very expensive and I don't make enough to live alone. I want to do DIY to try and make home feel like I belong here but am having difficulty in doing so
My main idea is that I want to build an outhouse in the back garden primarily for myself. My parents deny me however, and insist I am not allowed to do so.
Their primary arguments against the outhouse are ridiculous and all have very easy, logical counterpoints.
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I can't imagine how disappointed your parents are in you. You're 25, living at home because you don't earn enough to move out, and your solution to the situation is to build yourself a private shithouse in their yard? Outstanding.
You should have told them you want to build a shed for other projects, then dug a pit inside and shit in that without them knowing.
>>999191 I will grant that building an outhouse would be preferable to seeing their son secretly shitting in the garden, but lets be honest here, both are well below the threshold of acceptable behavior for an adult trying to make their parents proud.
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