Hey /diy/, I need a piece of furniture for all my vidya geams. I was thinking one of those cube organizers might be nice, but they're all either tiny 2- or 3- square cupboards that won't hold everything, or they're giant monsters that would probably pick my TV like 5 feet off the floor, assuming they can even support my oldass Trinitron behemoth at all.
So, my next idea was to try and build something myself. But then I remembered that I have no experience and only a few tools. I'd like to get into woodworking/metalworking, but I've never really... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Step 1: give up trying to have everything hooked up to the TV at once. Step 2: put each system in its own box with the games and accessories if possible Step 3: rig up some video inputs and a power outlet so you can easily hook up whatever you want to play
>build huge coffee table in shape of SNES or NES controller >hollow it out and put hinges on it so it can store stuff inside >place laptop or micro-ATX style PC inside >install emulators and frontend like Hyperspin >place all controllers inside table for storage with UBS-controller adapters >bonus points your giant table functions as a controller also
What kind of things do you carry everyday? I'm trying to become a more handy person ( have the right tools around at the right times, etc. ) and am looking for a good fixed blade for DIY-based tasks. Obviously there is a tool for every job, including blade shape, is there a good all-around option?
Also, can anybody tell me what the tool in the middle of this blade is supposed to be? I know what the other tools are ( hex wrench, bicycle spoke wrench sizes 14/15, O2 key, bottle opener and both inches/mm ruler ( inches on other side ) but can't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Two cell phones, a wallet, a gun (Glock 19 at home, .38 derringer at work), a knife (Kershaw freefall at home, Milwaukee fastback utility knife at work) and a Klien 11-in1 whenever I'm actually working. My pockets stay pretty full but 90% of the shit gets done without a trip to the toolbox.
>>987487 Get a face mask, one of those disposable coverall and you'll need a sander. Slowly cut back the layers around the crack and see how far the damage goes in. Fibreglass gets 'rot' so to speak where the layers separate as the epoxy has degraded- if the layers around the crack are able to be pushed in then you know its got some serious delamination and that'll generally be out of your amateur scope to fix.
If its still solid, then its a case of fibreglass, epoxy, more glass, epoxy, sanding and then repainting.
Sup /diy/, I'm about to go to my local creek and catch some Northwest Pacific TreeFrog Tadpoles, and this is my setup so far >10 Gallon tank with mesh top (2 currently but I'll add more water later) >3 inches of soil and gravel from the creek >Some local aquatic plants from said creek >A Branch >An artificial rock platform >A few dead leaves >A... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm a teen who has never done diy I'm look in for a project that: >Is hard physical work >Takes a long time >Isn't bullshit hipster crap >is relatively cheap I'm too young to buy tools but I already have the basics. Do you guys have any ideas?
I am trying to fix a power outlet in my bedroom. i have replaced all of them with new receptacles and still don't have any power to only 1 of them. I don't know if it matters but the outlet used to have a space heater wired to it. I have made a picture to explain whats going on
>>986983 So the outlet worked until you plugged in a space heater and now it doesn't? Have you checked all the breakers in the main panel to see if any are tripped? There is no guarantee that all the outlets in your room are on the same circuit.
Vibration deadening materials? I'm trying to make a mount for my motorcycle, to mount my cellphone in the center above my headlight, so I can run my GPS. problem is, my bike has lots of vibration going on. and it slowly moves the mount around and such, and causes the phone to bounce in the mount making a noise.
Anyone have a good idea on how to retard the vibrations going through the phone mount? I also need some for the gastank. as the little rubber boot thats on there now, ain't doing shit, and when the tank gets like 1/4 empty, i get some really annoying... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So much to ask before I even attempt to answer. What is the relative position of the locker to the vent, the type of locker is it, the type of liquid, the type of vent, whether you want the liquid to remain inside the locker or flow outside, whether there's something inside the vent, is the vent covered with something, how much liquid are you squirting and what effect do you expect the squirting to cause, the viscosity of the liquid, why a bottle, whether you have access to any kind of pump or whether you have to build your own pumping system, what's your budget,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey /diy/, I am perhaps a dumbass. I'm at peace with that fact, but I still need some advice.
I'm renting a small house with a septic system, and my waste water is no longer draining well. My landlord failed to mention that the house was not on the sewer grid (and I failed to ask), so I did the unthinkable: I flushed maybe 5 baby wipes, certainly no more than 10.
The house seems to actually be downhill from the tank, and my circuit breaker box has a switch labeled "Pump: NEVER TURN OFF" so I am assuming this is for the sewage.
What... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
You're not supposed to flush that shit down the toilet anyway. Pay someone to snake the line out, not pump out the septic tank. No idea what you're talking about with a pump.. unless there's a sump pump somewhere. You sure you know what a septic tank is?
>>986377 I'm asking for advice because I have very little knowledge of septic systems.
There is (what I believe to be) a recessed pump with a cover outside the house, next to the bathroom. I assume this is a sump pump, but again, I don't know.
Does a standard sump pump have a filter that would catch wipes? I might go buy one of those snake auger things if a pump would normally catch something like a wipe. Amusing the pump outside is what I think it is, there cant be more than 15 feet of pipe between... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
There are numerous variations on septic system design. Without knowing the setup, it's difficult to tell what might be the problem or where to start looking.
My pump system has a pump downstream of the septic tank, pumping the septic tank effluent UP to a drain field on higher ground. But your system might be different, having a sewage sump and pump to push raw sewage (including solids) uphill to the tank. If you have this, it is... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm considering getting a magnet implant in my finger (either ring or pinky finger) however I'm not sure if a) it's worth it price wise and b) if I'd actually get much benefit from it. Pic kinda related, also general biotech thread.
>>984809 The magnets are weak enough that the one wouldn't effect my phone/computer building/bass playing nor would it wipe a credit card however I would be able to have small pieces of metal i.e. A bottle cap or paper clip stick to me
Would there be a practical benefit to using sta-bil to treat gas for a mower during the summer time?
It's usually a few weeks between mowings, depending on the weather. Last year it was a real pain in the rear to get and keep going. Took it apart multiple times to check to see if it was the carburetor.
Slightly unrelated: Anyone converted one to run off propane? I tried before but I probably need to use a regulator before the valves. And now with gas being cheaper, I don't know if it would be cost effective. Though having the darn... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>983418 Shitty mowers are a pain to keep running in general. Back when I was poor I would just buy already running ones for the lowest possible price every few years from estate sales and shit. We're talking $20 for old whatever branded stuff. Eventually I picked up a used Snapper from back before they got bought out and that thing just runs and runs and runs.
You wouldn't want to put stabil in the mower but the gas. If you want a mower that starts but something with a Honda engine. They last forever. The real bitches to start are the tiny two cycle engines on weed eaters and blowers. I bought4 cycle commercial troybilts and have been happy with that for about 5 years now. If it gets hard to start they offer a multi use electric starter for them too. There might be a push mower with something similar.
For the price of stability, I put it in every time I fill my 2-1/2 gallon can. Use that can for mower, snowblower and for chainsaw/trimmer mix. Always know there is stability in the gas so whenever the mowing or blowing season ends there is stability in the tank.
Just got my first vehicle, a used '09 Tacoma I4 with a manual. Only 50k miles. What tools should I carry around in the thing in case it breaks down? They have got to fit inside the cab, behind the seats.
What I've got so far:
Long jumper cables Good bottle jack Fire extinguisher Lug nut socket long breaker bar Combo wrench for battery terminals Combo wrench for battery hold down Adjustable wrench just in case Some ratchet straps, one of which is very large First aid kit A few gallons of water
okay guys, i need helping spray painting a custom skateboard with the image posted but im new to spray painting and wanted to know if primer is necessary before spraying on the deck. its a plain wood grain deck and i was going to spray it matt white and draw the graphic on with sharpie THEN spray over with a clear coat of lacquer. any tips are also greatly appreciated
So, I basically know nothing on this matter and I figured I'm come here for help because I'm sure every single person here is more knowledgeable on the subject.
My wall mounted phone jack got cracked, shattered really, and I'm unable to use it in its present state to connect my router. So I decided to nigger rig it the only way I'm capable of, scotch tape. I don't want to put it back in its casing and screw it back into the wall before asking someone about this. Is this a good idea for a temporary fix, or am I running the risk of burning my house... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>987169 I do a lot of DIY restorations and house improvements for the community, and often times the come to me and say "wah its too dark in here fix it" and it usually a cabinet infront of an exterior window or filthy as fuck windows and theyre too dumb to just rearrange or buy new furniture
Is their a fairly easy way to tell the horsepower of an electric motor? I need to be accurate to with about 1/8th of an HP. I picked up a cache of old electric shop tool motors (think drill presses and table saws) but none of them have data plates. Most of these motors are pre-WWII as they are repulsion-induction types and don't use capacitors. A few do use caps though. Motors of that age tend to be very large for their horsepower output, so I can't just go by the physical size of the motor. They also tend to be less efficient then modern motors so I can't just go by their ampere draw either. Some appear to be from at least the early 20's and others might be as late as the 50's, so their efficiency is all over the map. I doubt any of these motors pull more then 1.5 HP but the smaller ones could be as little as 1/4th HP. Most are about 1700 RPM but there are a few 3400 RPM ones also.
>>986813 I already hit up google or I wouldn't be here. Just to humor you I followed your link. I went to the first 10 links in that, they were all useless. They were either all simple 'volts + amps = horsepower' calculators (not accurate enough) or required I know the efficiency of the motor. If I had the dataplate with the efficiency spec on it I would already have the horsepower. I skipped links talking about cars of course.
hey DIY, I'm trying to execute a painting I've planned. I'm trying to create a 4x4ft pixel art painting. I've already planned everything out on graph paper, but I'm thinking the best way to actually make something this large would be to tile 9, 16x16in wood panels . This way I could use a t-square and triangles to transfer the sketch onto the pieces, and it would also be more easily transportable than one large piece of canvas or wood.
TLDR What's the best way to square up rough lumber as perfectly as possible, and the cheaper the method the better. I don't mind rolling up my sleeves for hard work.
if you were a master craftsman, preferably Japanese, you could use of these to get a perfectly flat surface. but you're not, so forget it. if you can find a small renovation company, you might phone and ask if they'll do it for you. sometimes they finish a job early, and can spare a few minutes when they get back to the shop. alternately, find something already flat and cheap, like wallboard.
>>986647 Long tube helps reduce light that isn't flying straight out of the cutout. May be able to find a spotlight lense on ebay and build your own spotlight. Still just a cutout to get the wall text.
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