Hello all and happy holidays. I just moved in to a new house and my room has this huge hole leading to the living room and kitchen. The noise can be unbearable at times and the lack of privacy is frustrating. so I've been thinking of ways to cover up said hole that would block out some of the sound. I can't do any construction because we are only renting the house but i was thinking of filling it in with some sort of foam or Styrofoam blocks, then painting it or covering it with a curtain. any thoughts or advice is greatly appreciated.
>>906753 If you want to go off the foam idea you should try measuring out large foam boarding and make what is basically a giant puzzle piece for your wall. Slide it into the wall and hang a blanket with a cool design on top of it.
>>906753 use acoustic foam. Try tacking up a thick curtain on each side first, it may solve a lot of the problem. (It won't drop it a ton, but may be 10db is all you need.) If that doesn't work, then yes, use acoustic foam. It won't help a ton because drywall doesn't block sound very well either, as many apartment owners have found.
/diy/, make me aware of some basic thermography and how could I improve the situation.
The pic is made from outside. The windows are supposed to be new, triple glass. Northern Europe, so heat insulation is important.
You can see that there are three places that the heat is leaking from. Is this normal that: 1) the place you this gypsum stuff on the wall is where the heat is leaking? 2) the place where the window connects to the frane is where the heat is also leaking? 3) the place where the glass pane is connected to the frame is where the heat is leaking... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>906623 it look slike where the glass meets the frame and the gap where the window closes.
the dar filler in the wall might be thinner than the rest of the wall OR the heat from the window gap could just be warming it up. compare it with the sides if they are filled in a similar fashion.
just because its red doesn't mean its actually hot the seals where the window closes will always be warmer than the rest because there is a gap look at the scale, there is what 9C difference? at -4 you are doing pretty... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
There is a really annoying clicking noise coming from my computer's PSU. I know it's the PSU, and I know it's not its fan. Has this happened to anyone else? What could it be? Recorded it: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1ddXMOu21nJ
Also know this: PSU's aren't serviceable, it's just a plug in replacement. So get a new power supply and get over it. Want a shock of a lifetime? open up a power supply and fuck with it. So do yourself a favor, get the wattage rating for his unit and go buy a duplicate or 100 watts more. End of thread.
Does anyone have any experience with sewing from patterns and perhaps pleating? I'm trying to sew a male hakama from this video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x8FzXetBc0 but due to my retardedness with numbers and sizings (why I tend to always give up and just eyeball shit and produce inelegant looking, if practical, results) I can't seem to wrap my head around it. I can't correlate the measurements required at the start of the video with the template and scaling it properly is alien to me and I could use a good hand from someone experienced.
If I were you, I would take my measurements and the formulas in video into the calculation and draw all the pieces on a spreaded pattern paper (maybe newspapers) on the floor, then without trying to scaling the small model I would sew it with pin needles/basting at first. Because overall the model is simple and what would give elegancy is the precise measurements and ironing.
>>906648 The problem is even the measurements don't make sense. Let's take the 2nd and third ones with measurements on an action figure I got (practice making a small one out of scrap fabric before I blow money on the full-sized one going in blind)
A is 3.5cm (11cm waist - 1cm side flaps x4, answer is 7 divided by 2). That's fair enough.
F is A (3.5cm) - 1cm pleats x4 ... -.5cm divided by 2... my answer is negative? How the fuck does that work? Am I being hyper-retarded in basic math here or is there... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>906471 Sounds like Fimo (or your regional equivalent) will be the shit you need, thin parts like outstretched arms etc tend to crack away from clay as it dries and shrinks, and the end model will be brittle as fuck. I don't know if you can bake ceramic clay in an oven, but I do know all the details I tried to build onto my models (mechs mainly) would often be broken off once the piece was fired (assuming it didn't droop before it dried)
>>906479 >Welp. I don't think I can find this stuff where I am.
Really? Where are you, and can you not ship it in? Some other brand names I've seen are Cernit, Premo and Sculpey, the base material is referred to as polymer clay. Google around on that if you can't find a local brand, google may fill the gap for you under a sponsored ad or something.
> So there's just no way to make pottery with a kitchen oven, huh? Not as far as I... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Ok so long story short, I live in a massive basement with no natural light coming in, and no outdoor space in which to do this... I wanna make an aquaponics system in my basement apartment. Yes, I have gotten permission to do so... my question is regarding the lighting.
I've been reading up and apparently alternating between cool white and warm white lights is optimal, but the light bulbs are expensive as fuck and need to be replaced every year and a half or so. Any more permanent way I can do this? It'll be hooked up to a car battery, because I'm cheap... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>906451 2 things, 1 I GUARANTEE that you're paying more for additional gas to run the second generator than you would paying for electricity. 2, if you want more permanency go LED, they'll cost more but last a decade or two. Also cost less power.
actually, WHY are you using a car battery? are you doing ebbflow or nft for the hydroponics side of it? And before you get started doing all this, consider asking around the neighborhood, someone might be down with you paying for use of their backyard with... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I've got an OLD oudoor central ac unit that is leaking freon around the charging valves. Is it possible to replace the valves?
I have freon to charge the system, but do not have a way decompress the system and store existing freon in a bypass tank. That I can think of. I'd like to not waste everything in the system since the stuff is worth its weight in gold now.
I figure this is as good a place as any to post and ask this, seeing as we don't have a Home and Garden board. I'm moving into a 536 square-foot studio on January 30th. I also have the option of living with a few friends of mine, but I'm kind of in the "I'd rather live alone" mood. Do you guys have any tips or things you would do to make a studio seem more like a 1 bedroom? Any particular type of room-dividers or things with multi-purposes? I'm looking into buying a bed that also has storage on the bottom, to condense more... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>906428 This is a picture of the actual studio. I had the idea to buy an entertainment system, and sat it up in a way to where it seems like a wall, with the bed on the other side, somewhat out of site. Then on the other side of the entertainment system, have a futon and coffee table.
Sup /diy/ I'm a poorfag. Being that I live right around abandoned warehouses, buildings, and train yards I thought there might be something worth value in there. How do I find copper wire to scrap? What else of value is good to scavenge?
>>906334 This. Scrapping is hard as fuck. Harder than working construction and more dangerous too. Cleaned up my family farm when I couldn't get a job, made 3k in a summer, but got injured a few times, worse was got sprayed in the face with ammonia when I cut into an old AC coil, thought I was going to die in the middle of a field.
Also, vandal scrappers can fuck right off. Cause $30k of damage for like $300 of copper.
I just bought brand new files for the first time. They're NOS Nicholson (USA-made). I've heard that new files should be "broken in" by filing brass and other soft metals for a while before filing steel. How long should I spend filing brass before I can move on to mild steel? Or is it okay to use a new file on steel so long as I use light pressure?
Also, is it necessary to keep separate files for aluminum?
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