[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y] [Home]
4chanarchives logo
Archived threads in /diy/ - Do It yourself - 109. page
Images are sometimes not shown due to bandwidth/network issues. Refreshing the page usually helps.

File: 71Vd2i61-oL._SL1500_.jpg (142 KB, 1500x1500) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
142 KB,
Is there any way to DIY these Pur water filter replacement filters? Cant I just open up the one i have now and change whatever shit is in it?

I live in an apartment and the water from the faucet tastes like ass but we cant install one of those built-in filters or below-the-sink filtration systems so this is really all we're left with, but these replacement filters cost like $5 each and only last six weeks or so
22 replies and 5 images submitted. Click here to view.
...$5 over 6 weeks is only 84 cents a week. How is this a problem?
Sand. Literally a bucket of sand.
File: 1444631281476.gif (761 KB, 364x240) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
761 KB, 364x240
Don't listen to this anon unless you want to get sick.

Your best bet would be to replace the activated charcoal granules inside with - you guessed it - more activated charcoal granules. If you don't have activated charcoal available to you, you can try powdered regular-charcoal, it's just not going to last as long.

File: 20151115_113843.jpg (3 MB, 4160x2340) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
3 MB,
Hello /diy/. I come to you today with a perplexing problem. I need to smash this big piece of obsidian into smaller, more workable chunks.

I do not have acess to any power tools that would be able to cut anything this large. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
49 replies and 14 images submitted. Click here to view.
Smash it with another rock.

That's how they used to do it.
leave it in a river for about a thousand million years. take it out when it has eroded to a usable size

>power tools
do you have access to normal tools?
bolster chisel and a club hammer.
Ask you're mum to sit on it.

File: HDD motor.png (1010 KB, 592x665) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
HDD motor.png
1010 KB,
So I finaly found a use for an old HDD-Motor I salvaged once. Now I need to actually drive it. Of course I could buy an ESC to do the job, but at that point I could also just buy a propper RC motor.
So I still got the curcuit board of the HDD and found the driver.
Its http://www.littlediode.com/datasheets/pdf/Datasheets-L62/L6232B.PDF
My aproach would be disconnecting the LIN Vref and/or PWM Vref pin/s while leaving everything else connected and inputting my own speed via either voltage or PWM.
Do you see anything obviously wrong with that?
15 replies and 8 images submitted. Click here to view.
File: table1.png (10 KB, 787x252) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
10 KB, 787x252
Upon closer Inspection it seems like 6 pins are used for commutation and thereby control the speed. Those 6 pins are connected to a WD61C12-WM which seems to do more than just controling the motor speed. Guess I hit a dead end here.
Any easier ways to drive an HDD motor?
>The commutation sequence is provided by the user via six inputs
In other words, you would need a microcontroller to cycle the IN pins to make the motor spin.

Something like the following does the commutation sequence automatically:

There are Chinese boards based on that or similar parts:
- Control by pot: http://www.ebay.com/itm/5V-12V-DC-Brushless-Motor-Driver-Board-Controller-for-Hard-drive-motor-3-4-wire-/181924211939
Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
File: chaser_74hc595.jpg (25 KB, 369x337) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
25 KB, 369x337
>to cycle pins
>mfw 0.15$ shift register..

File: oiQv2reh.jpg (40 KB, 1024x576) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
40 KB,
Acquired some old jamma boards in need of TLC. Looked up cleaning and saw this. Surely thisbia trolling?! Washing a PCB with chips on, in hot soapy water?


Pic unrelated
19 replies and 1 images submitted. Click here to view.
Not really, but you can use alcohol instead, if you want to.
in an industrial setting PCBs are actually washed in baths of soap and other funky stuff so it's not a troll
however, you have to consider that soap leaves residues
not really a problem if you have one of those chemicals that is specifically meant to remove soap residue from surfaces
or distilled water to wash it down after the soap does it's stuff
or just use isopropanol, ethanol or any other readily available alcohol instead and call it a day
hell, i've even used acetone.. after convincing...
Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.

Thanks, I'll have to look into this. Using water, soap and electronics flya in the face of everything I've been taught.

File: DMD_PrincessAuto_1_610px.jpg (182 KB, 595x350) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
182 KB,
What's your experience with tools here? Anything you like or don't like? Ask an employee anything. For those of you who don't know it's like Harbor Freight but the Canadian version.
24 replies and 3 images submitted. Click here to view.
Does princess auto still sell surplus window motors? I need several of them for a project but I don't see them on the website. The nearest store is two hours away and I don't want to go there for nothing.
Depends on which one you go to. Our surplus carries several items that aren't on the website. I would call the location directly and ask for someone who works in the section.
you could fucking call them on the phone you putz

Sup DIY masters of the universe

I'm trying to setup a virtual machine of Ubuntu for school and its going well.........at least up until the part where a section of the screen to the right is missing and I cannot hit the next button to finish installing it

Is there any way to fix this or did I do something wrong while installing the whole VMware?
20 replies and 2 images submitted. Click here to view.
Dunno, I use Virtualbox (even though Oracle is evil).
Tab should let you switch between the two. Or arrow keys.
It'll be something wrong with Ubuntu, not something wrong with VMWare.

If it were Windows, you could just tab around the dialogue and press the button even though it's offscreen. Linux has historically been terrible for keyboard accessibility, and I doubt it's improved much, but you could give it a go. Alternatively, why not use the console-mode installer? Even Ubuntu can't fuck that up.

Why are you doing the setup by hand and not using VMWare's Express Install, anyway? Alls you...
Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.

File: king-and-twin-bed-bedroom.jpg (330 KB, 1600x1200) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
330 KB,
Hi /adv/, does anybody have experience making a bed that they'd like to share?
My cabin has an 8x8 room which will be the bedroom. I like big beds and there couldn't be jack of floorspace anyway in an 8x8 room so what I plan to do is have the whole room a bed (that lifts up for storage underneath)
How would one go about making a bed? One that lifts up for storage underneath, at that. I imagine I'll probably have to have the mattress custom made since 8x8 is even bigger than a california king. Bedmaking thread!
12 replies and 1 images submitted. Click here to view.
The mattress itself I'll probably have made through ultrabed.com but I'm wondering about the frame itself that the mattress part sits on.
Check to find any local manufacturers.

Where i live theres a mattress company that makes all the mattresses they sell to the public. Extremely high quality, and pretty reasonable prices too compared to the name brands being sold by third parties.

They made a custum bed for me to fit this oooollld mahagony bed frame i got at auction that was between a full and queen size. The owner came out to my place to double check my measurements. Delivered it three days later personally to check the fit himself. All for the same price as an equivalent featured serta
You would have to get a pneumatic system to move the top frame up and down, but its dangerous and really expensive.

make a decently tall frame using thick studs on the end so you have enough room underneath.
Or you can make a regular height bed, frame it out, then install roll out cabinets below.

Like this
309 replies and 123 images submitted. Click here to view.
prolly works great,,,, in Seattle
File: BP Vest Info.jpg (301 KB, 1194x1452) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
BP Vest Info.jpg
301 KB, 1194x1452
File: Cheap Heater Info.jpg (521 KB, 484x3438) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
Cheap Heater Info.jpg
521 KB, 484x3438

File: 167678789678557.jpg (115 KB, 900x609) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
115 KB,
Is there any way to remove crazy glue off of plastic? I tried nail polish remover but doesnt seem to be working well
18 replies and 1 images submitted. Click here to view.
acetone (which is what's usually in nail polish remover) should dissolve superglue, but it will also dissolve many plastics. If it didn't dissolve you might have polish remover that has low or no acetone content.
>crazy glue off of plastic
no, they are bonded into one plastic
Just an idea: Try rubbing alcohol.

File: is.jpg (6 KB, 341x255) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
6 KB,
Hey guys I've got a problem with my water heater tripping a breaker in the breaker box. When we first discovered this, we flipped the breaker back and it stayed on, the water heater started running again and after about 20 minutes it kicked the breaker again. At this point it kicks off immediately after flipping it on. Does this sound like a Tstat issue?

Are water heaters something that I should call an electrician or a plumber for? I talked to 2 electricians (who didn't come out), one said it was probably an element going bad while the other suggested a problem...
Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
17 replies and 2 images submitted. Click here to view.
cool thanks
"power is off during this test"
does that mean ALL of my power? like I should flip the main breaker in the home?

File: 1114151334 small.jpg (338 KB, 1328x747) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1114151334 small.jpg
338 KB,
Can anyone on here help me fix my dryer?
I've got a kenmore elite that seems to have a short somewhere in it. I'll be posting some pictures and a short video as well.
I am no electrician, but I imagine if someone were to assist me in the process I might be able to figure this out.
27 replies and 7 images submitted. Click here to view.
File: 1114151334gif.gif (2 MB, 2678x1507) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
2 MB, 2678x1507
Lol, I failed pretty hard with that first pic. let me try again.
File: 1114151335a.jpg (3 MB, 3188x1793) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
3 MB, 3188x1793
and a front shot
Here is the video
vid dot me/ipGo
hopefully my voice isn't too annoying.

Any ideas on what the issue might be and how to fix it?
Or any additional information I might be able to provide to help figure it out?

Can you find plans for exactly this folding bench and table https://youtu.be/TqMd5ZVVpCg
I found some plans but smaller and worse version
15 replies and 6 images submitted. Click here to view.
File: fucking shooting.png (752 KB, 1768x992) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
fucking shooting.png
752 KB, 1768x992
You need fucking shooting even more so than the French.
I watched that film but It's not the same unfortunately
File: fucking drwoning.png (1 MB, 1768x992) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
fucking drwoning.png
1 MB, 1768x992
it's exactly the fucking same, without the fucking cup holders

What's a cost effective way to attach myself to a tree to do this?

I am thinking of just winging it, but I heard if you are a cripple, you can't be a real mothafuckin G.
61 replies and 20 images submitted. Click here to view.


I was thinking of getting some rope, a carabiner, and making myself a rope harness. I used to climb, so I know how to use them, it's just that rope is $120, and I have no idea where to buy rope/carabiners in the US locally.
counter argument :

You will be remembered as a real G if you die while doing it freehand.

Allow me to retort: If I fall, I am probably going to fall on my feet and break both of them in the process, but not die. The tree is like tree stories high - not fatal fall height.

So far Home Depot and Dicks don't carry rope. Wtf fgts.

File: Dust_bunnies.jpg (2 MB, 2592x1944) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
2 MB,
This isn't necessarily /diy/, but what are some good ways to cut back on dust in my house? I've tried air purifiers, cleaning more often, etc., but nothing seems to help.
13 replies and 1 images submitted. Click here to view.
Cheap you seals. Have someone come and do some kind of pressure test, I forget what its called. It will tell you if your house has air leaking in. Find where the leaks are and seal that shit up.
A fish tank
A water fountain
Less fabric furniture.
no smoking.
>cleaning more often
This gives us no frame of reference. My 11 year old nephew I take care of started cleaning his bedroom more frequently this year. He cleaned it once, up from zero.

Vacuum carpets at least once a week with a hepa filtered vacuum.

Vacuum and launder soft durfaces once a week. Couch, linens, drapes, etc.

Hard surfaces should be wiped down 2-3 times a week.

It will take a month or two to see an improvement. It also doesnt hurt to open the windows...
Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.

File: 1114150607_HDR.jpg (1 MB, 3264x1836) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1 MB,
Hey /diy/, the fuck is this on my smoke detector battery and how do I get it off? I need to replace this to stop the horrible beeping.
11 replies and 1 images submitted. Click here to view.
The fuck is what on your smoke detector battery? It has a smoke detector on it if that's what you're asking.

No seriously, just pop the battery off the connector. It's not rocket science here, just a 9v battery terminal.
See, I tried that, but the connector wouldn't let it go even using a screwdriver as leverage.
Ask your little sister to help if you're not strong enough.

Pages: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33] [34] [35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40] [41] [42] [43] [44] [45] [46] [47] [48] [49] [50] [51] [52] [53] [54] [55] [56] [57] [58] [59] [60] [61] [62] [63] [64] [65] [66] [67] [68] [69] [70] [71] [72] [73] [74] [75] [76] [77] [78] [79] [80] [81] [82] [83] [84] [85] [86] [87] [88] [89] [90] [91] [92] [93] [94] [95] [96] [97] [98] [99] [100] [101] [102] [103] [104] [105] [106] [107] [108] [109] [110] [111] [112] [113] [114] [115] [116] [117] [118] [119] [120] [121]
Pages: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33] [34] [35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40] [41] [42] [43] [44] [45] [46] [47] [48] [49] [50] [51] [52] [53] [54] [55] [56] [57] [58] [59] [60] [61] [62] [63] [64] [65] [66] [67] [68] [69] [70] [71] [72] [73] [74] [75] [76] [77] [78] [79] [80] [81] [82] [83] [84] [85] [86] [87] [88] [89] [90] [91] [92] [93] [94] [95] [96] [97] [98] [99] [100] [101] [102] [103] [104] [105] [106] [107] [108] [109] [110] [111] [112] [113] [114] [115] [116] [117] [118] [119] [120] [121]

[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y] [Home]
[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y] [Home]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the content originated from them. If you need IP information for a Poster - you need to contact them. This website shows only archived content.
If a post contains personal/copyrighted/illegal content you can contact me at wtabusse@gmail.com with that post and thread number and it will be removed as soon as possible.