I bought a used 1/2 Armstrong (standard, black oxide) ratchet for 5$. Turns out the reason it was at goodwill was because they sheared the pawls off trying to unbolt something (probably with a cheater bar).
A rebuild costs ~30$ A new old stock one on ebay is ~60$ You can get any number of quality ratchets for slightly more than the rebuild kit.
At what point should I throw it away vs repairing it? It is made in the USA and feels like a quality ratchet.
Trying to build a complete enough set of OK tools for as cheap as possible now that I have moved... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>941472 >doesn't have a complete toolset yet >has three 1/2" drive ratchets, planning on getting another
Dude, just save up around $300, then wait until father's day. Sears will have a pretty damn complete socket and wrench set on sale (ship for free to the store), and then stop nickling and diming yourself to death.
Craftsman isn't the best, but the warranty kicks ass, and if you're not turning wrenches for a living, they'll... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>941474 Oh, and their sale usually includes SAE and Metric, a driver set, and allen key set. You need to add in pliers, full screwdriver set, and then whatever other random shit you'll eventually need.
I would like to make my own gps tracker, Im used to using pic related, but the distance it can reach is max 2km in the forrest, and i need more distance, I thaugt about i could make something like tracking a phone? over gps? anyone got any ideas?
>>941468 after 2km or so i loose signal to the dog, i must go in the car and search the dog, if i come around 2km near him i get his signal again. it is the same with the gps from my friends also i use the older model too
I am trying to soundproof a room in order to contain my roommates snoring. This is a low bass sound, so it is tricky.
I have planned a three phase project to reduce costs. (See diagram) The problem is soundproofing is expensive for a poor-fag like me, and I am trying to essentially make his snoring inaudible, even the low bass rumbling.
I have a couple questions then:
>Is there any sort of cheap material I could stick on the walls to first test where the best "hotspots" are?... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>941336 This is a mind over matter thing. Stop letting it get to you. It's not the snoring that's keeping you awake, it's you noticing the snoring, getting aggravated at the snoring which activates your sympathetic systems which keeps you awake. It's literally the same thing as like if someone gets chewed out at work/is expecting something bad to happen the next day, and can't fall asleep because of it.
If you really feel you need to do something, buy a loud ass fan to inject some white noise.
Acoustic foam is nothing but pretty to look at, especially to bass frequencies and foam, bass traps etc are basically room treatment not sound proofing. You'll be wasting your money.
For soundproofing done right it is usually effective to build airtight rooms within rooms. You need to decouple these from anything which can transmit vibrations and add mass to surfaces to reduce vibrations where you can't have a sufficient quantity of air.
The cheapest solution would be to build a sealed box around your bed and ventilate... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I recently bought a DC inverter for a battery box I put together, and I want to use it to power my projector; However, when I have it plugged in, the power input on the projector makes a nasty buzzing sound, so I've cut the juice to it so I don't damage it.
I'm thinking it's under amperage. Is there any way to get such a setup working?
Define buzzing sound? Depending on the type of inverter this may be normal. Could you check what sort of output signal the Inverter is supposed to give out? If it's Modified Sine Wave, then you can expect the buzzing sound.
Most inverters put out a modified sine wave, which is ok for some things, and not so great for others.
You would think though that the projector would have a power supply circuit that converts the ac back to DC and has some filtering on it. My best guess is that the projector has a step down transformer that is chattering because of the not so smooth sine wave out of the inverter, in which case it shouldn't be too harmful.
>>941212 If you don't want to build/carve/model it by hand, you'll have to look past consumer grade 3D printers and be willing to spend a whole lot of money, or find a service that offers high quality printing for a fee.
Otherwise, just buy some polymer clay and practice sculpting.
>>941184 What do you need to calculate? Pendulum frequency depends on length and force from escapement also I guess. To go from 1 second to 1 minute you need a gear ratio of 60:1 to go from minutes to hours you need a gear ratio of 60:1 There are probably a billion different escapements you can pick but I doubt you would find a book about it. If you want to make the gears from scratch the only resource I know is woodgears.ca, guy is mentioned in diy regularly and he has some weird wooden shit. If you want metal... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>941116 Prime culprits are the faucet itself (open it up, check seals, blockages, etc) or the hot water feed line/feed valve. The feed will be under the sink and should have a valve to turn it off, hot will be on the left if it was installed correctly. That will let you check the line. Next culprit is the valve itself, which may not be opening fully. It's not hard to replace, but will require turning off your master water supply for a while. Final culprit is the faucet itself, which will be the hardest to fix because you'll... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Is there anything productive to do with these? Certainly can't refill them but they seem completely sturdy and rather well made to be truly disposable. I have a small pile I've refused to toss of empty propane cylinders of the torch and camping flavor.
My first though was to chop the top off and use it as the internal wall of a can crucible but you can only make so many of those before you have a hoarding problem.
So, I'm having trouble with my sound system in my truck. What it is doing: My subwoofer is trying to produce sound, every now and then it will hit, but immediately stop. From what I can tell, it might be my RCA cable, the guy who hooked up my system popped open my fuse box under the dash and wrapped it around a fuse before plugging it back in. It worked great until about a month ago. Fuse is not blown, and when I swapped fuses (moved the cable from one fuse to the other) it continues to do the same thing. Anyone have any advice so I don't have to re-run any cable?
>>941082 Check all wire connections. Most importantly your ground make sure its large enough gauge wire. Is the setting on your amp allowing the correct amps received from your headunit through the rca cords. is it wired properly to matching ohms value.
Is steel powder or steel shot more efficient? how much metal do I really need? what thread should I use for sewing? Is fishing line strong enough? Where could I get metal powder? I live in Serbia so no artist shops or DIY shops.
>>941214 I would hardly consider them weapons. A friend used to work as a bouncer in a very shitty town, and those kept his hands safe. >>941078 Your best bet is getting them online. You won't make them better than bought without spending more.
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