Made this dog house for my new pupper last week. Just a sheet of ply butted, glued and screwed together with some tech-7. I put some left over ceder on the exposed edges to stop the rain seeping in and the top is just a piece of counter top I had around. Painted with some external paint to hopefully help extend it's life span. All I have to do now is try and train his dumb ass to go into it.
I just bought a old library card catalogue so I can sort and store my Magic: The Gathering cards as bitchin'ly as possible.
I've been attacking the top and sides with Goo Gone to get rid of the leftover packing tape and sticker residue, and that's taking a while. On the bottom is a thin rubber/plastic strip that the university put on the bottom to protect it from the custodians' brooms and mops. What's that strip called? Wondering if I can buy a new strip, or put something similar over it. I could try to remove it, but honestly,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1051762 The strip at the bottom is called a toe kick plate/strip. You can get them at home depot. They are usually pretty cheap, but can be expensive if you decide to get one made out of brass or something.
>>1051771 above anon is right, toe kick/toeboard/plinth - but its basically just a bit of wood - if thats got rounded corners, its complete custom thing.
IKEA sells standard kickboards, those clip onto the cabinet feet tho. I dont know why you need to remove existing, jut recover in a new piece of vinyl, or replace with new (non-rounded edge) kickboard. Various concepts furthered here:
Hey /diy/. I need a solution to a problem. I want to get a hot water tank for my mothers house. For the longest time she has been using the propane stove or the wood stove and she wants hot water out the tap. The problem is there is no place in her home to put it. She has a water block water system where everything goes to a main water block with valves on it. Its on the outside wall, the apartment is in a large metal building. Its weird i know, just go with it. Large metal building, concrete pad, long rectangle apartment. Outside wall is where the water block is and its insulated... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
while your question is slightly convoluted, most of the modern electric on-demand water heaters are great - small, cheap, and hot as you like. Putting one in a living room shouldnt be a problem, as long as its near the water supply?
The problem would be, have you got a sink/drainage already? If not, I'd put in a complete sink/under cupboard unit thing (IKEA-type/cheap), mount heater underneath sink, feed from/drain to your water supply. Thats about 200 EUR/$ or whatever for the sink/unit (or maybe $20-$40 second-hand), another 100 EUR/$ for the heater, and whatever... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1051472 From what i read, it takes an absolute piss load of electric to do on demand and I don't want to run a new circuit. That would take far to much work on the wall. We have absolutely zero codes in my state beyond the basics for electric hook up and sewage.
Do you mean a drain pain if it leaks? I planned on putting it a few inches above the ground and haaving a small drain pipe (with a flapper to keep the cold out) going through the wall and just pouring out in the metal building. The floor is gravel and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Found a 12v cordless drill, battery is dead (according to the "dead battery" led on the charger). I have an old DC adapter that delivers 12v and 2.5amps. The battery charger delivers 7.2-14.4v 2.6A to the battery. Can I use my 12V 2.5A charger to power the drill?
Heh. I was looking at doing this just the other day. The amperage is about half what you'd ideally want, which means you could burn up the power supply if you work the drill too hard so keep that in mind when you're using it. Lookup "cordless drill to corded" on youtube. There were a few vids that show how to do what you're wanting to do.
Makitas are nice but those batteries weren't the best. I have 2 identical sets with 2 batteries per set and all the batteries are dead. I'll have to see about rebuilding the batteries with lion and changing the charger innards.
I need to replace this resistor? in a power supply, already replaced the fused but this is also broken, the circuit worked but this was smoking. the supply is very old and I can't find a replacement so trying to fix it. is this a carbon resistor? if so what type? can anyone tell me the modern equivalent i need to replace it with?
Hey /diy/, I have a small apple/pear tree orchard in my back yard that recently started losing limbs. Upon closer inspection i saw lots of little holes where the limbs broke which looks like some sort of wood boring insect. I have not seen the insect itself but I live in Wisconsin so termites are unlikely. The non fruit bearing trees seem to be fine. There are a few types of apple/pear specific wood boring insects that i have narrowed it down to but i cant find specific insecticide for them. Is there some sort of broad spectrum insecticide i can use that would work? Anyone... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Sub zero temps won't do shit. Even if the insects themselves die their eggs or larva will survive. Call a nursery or good landscape company and ask what kind of systemic pesticide you need to kill them since they're actual trees. Systemics are drawn up through the roots so they arent a super quick solution but they're the best bet. Also ask whoever you call about how to prune Apple/pear trees to limit limb death and the wounds it causes. It will help prevent diseases and pests.
>>1051207 I cut a piece of yoga mat/ used some duct tape and put a strip around my bedroom door as in the mornings the sunlight comes through the back sliding door and shoots down the hallway. This fixed it, but looks ugly as fuck. So idk up to you.
>>1051207 Theres multiple options at home I'm provement stores. The "whisker" type is meh grade. The rubber type (hollow tube basically) is better but you have to have the exact height or it will fail sooner..
>>1051183 (OP) # When it comes to plasma speakers there are basically 2 kinds, flyback and tesla coil. Tesla coils can achieve more volume and they're more impressive, flybacks have less volume, but they can be powerful too, they are a lot simpler to make than a tesla coil. I've only built the latter, with a 555 circuit. The key to a nice 555 flyback speaker is to use a preamplifier at pin 5, which will drasticallt increases the volume. This is a low power one I built a while ago, the most powerful one I built... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What is something that I can self-learn and get a job in with no college degree or previous experience? There HAS to be some technical shit that nobody bothers with that you can learn from a book. I don't mean something crazy, just the average $35,000 salary.
I'm tired of trading crypto, looking for burger flipping jobs, and getting no financial aid for shitty schools. It's time to invest into myself. I have enough for whatever books I need.
>why /diy/ this is the only board that seems to know how to do just about... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1051132 I lucked into a job at a steel factory a few years ago and I make 45k minimum for 40 hrs a week. When we're busy and I get OT I make more like 55k. That's my day job and all I needed was to be able to read a tape measure and do basic math.
As a hobby I do home renovations. I started with a few tools and a readers digest. I got my first shithole house for 150k a year and a half ago and it's currently valued at 200; will sell for 250 in spring. By the end I'll have invested ~35k. My next house... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I bought one of these cheap mini compressors and a socket converter for home use, I tested it for a second out of the box and the compressor seemed to be working so I turned it off right away, I didn't connect the cable extension (that in the figure) yet. Now I connected the cable and the head that I needed to the compressor and tried to turn it on again, but for some reason something seems to be stuck and it only gives small "kicks" like it's trying to rotate but something is blocking it. The sphygmomanometer (is this the right name?) doesn't seem to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1051127 kek well, I removed the head part and when I turn it on, the "plate" inside the head goes up and down at the same rhythm of the "kicking" sound it makes, though if I don't keep it steady, the whole head comes off and I can see inside below the plate. The "rotor" which pushes the plate up and down is the origin of the sound and it's rotating with intervals, all pieces seem to be in place from here though.
I wonder if it's a problem with the converter instead? the red... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1051135 (cont) Looking at it more closely, I see there's some sort of valve on the back (see arrow in the pic), and from inside looks like it's detached from the motor part but I can see there's a spring-like thing on the motor on the back where it faces the valve, though from this angle can't tell whether it's broken or just made like that, I don't know much about this kind of mechanisms.
I'm a college student and want to track how much I'm spending on groceries, gas, fun stuff, school shit, booze, drugs, etc. I've looked up templates online and most of them are either much more complicated that what I need, or they're total garbage.
How do I make a decent spreadsheet tracking my weekly expenses?
I'm interested in recreating vintage electronics. Are there any good Web sites that offer plans for these types of things? I'm looking to build radios Farnsworth and tesla inventions and other things mostly from scratch. Any help is appriciated
If you want a good intro into this sort of thing, begin by restoring old electronics and retrofitting new hardware into them. People will pay over a grand for one of those radio/record player living room pieces that has been fitted with Bluetooth, a new amp, and new speakers while keeping the functionality. Old coworker of mine does this as a hobby since he lives in an apartment and doesn't have room for large machinery or really much power tool work. Start small, like a Bluetooth enabled 80s alarm clock then go backwards and research as you move into more vintage electronics... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Buying a new Dremel but I used to be able to find bits that were made from off-brand companies that worked really well but were also fucking inexpensive! I can't seem to find any of those websites now and Ebay and Amazon arem't really coming through either. Anyone here have places they go or know of; also, Dremel general! If you've got em'- post em'! Inspire me to greatness, friends and share your rotary tool thingers here!
Buy the black and decker Dremel. It's much better in every way. Cheaper and doesn't break as easily. I'm a welder/fabricator and I use the Black and Decker, as well as a die grinder at work and in my own little shop in my garage, I use the Black and Decker.
The Dremel's electronic contacts aren't as sealed as well as the Black and Decker's.
>>1050740 Im soon to be working on a system to convert from distributor to coil on plug. Will try it with Arduino first. Ive got a to trigger signal and a sync signal that should fire so i can start at the right coil, then after each pulse to a coil, switch the signal path to the next, and loop around.
>>1050740 i fixed/rewired a thermometer so that it's completely disconnected from the battery when off. idiots designed the thing with the switch after the regulator. also there's no reason for a reg + 9V battery, it can run direct off 2AAA cells.
It's easy to mod these things to run off an ac adapter (and I already did), but is there a way to keep backlight always on? It only stays on for few secs if you tap it or the table, if you clap your hands or if you press a button in the back. Which, it makes it virtually useless if there's darkness in the room.
So I can get 28 Can lights and a Leviton MC 7024, and 8 programable dimmer packs for 300, the only problem is, what do I hang them on? Theres a little hole which looks like a wingnut would work to hold them on but what about c clamps? Would they be ok? Pic related
Buoyancy is about how much water it displaces vs. how much it weights. if you want to increase its load size, you'll have to either increase the amount of water displaced (ie. increase its footprint) or lower it's weight. When it comes to boats you also have the whole problem with stability, but that's way harder to tackle
>>1050450 Finally someone that understands buoyancy.
Seriously dude, you just made my day. I've had to explain how some of the floating houses in Europe use huge concrete blocks as a flotation device because of how much water these massive blocks displace for their weight+a house on top.
>>1050275 Buy seeds now OP, everything will be on clearence soon. You can just stick them in any pot with a drainage hole. Fill bottom with pebbles, then some decently fertilized soil, soak, sow and leave in window sill. Touch soil daily to see if dry, then water.
Protip: You can leave the seeds in a glass of water for twelve hours before sowwing and it jumpstarts germination. (Not usually nessisary for herbs)
Source: I do this and I grow; chives, basil, cilantro, parsely, thyme, mint.
What is shit tier? The internals don't need to be particularly expensive and you can make it cheaper by omitting the volume control. Or you can ditch the RF stuff altogether and make an imitation theremin using light sensors. They're cheaper.
>>1050151 Nope. They are the same Chinese garbage that every other cut-rate importer sells these days. Wen hasn't actually made their own tools in 30 years.
You might find a better one used on CL for that place. Post the nearest one to you and I will have a look and see what is good. Also, is $65 the upper limit you are willing to spend or can I look for ones that are a bit more?
>>1050151 They're ok for what they are- light duty drill press for hobby work and do just fine. If you want to spend a bit more money, you can get a Hafco series press which is much higher quality, 16speeds and while they're about 3x the price, they're 10x the drill.
hey there, can anyone give me a hand on using sealed lead acid batteries?
ive googled about the topic but most pages go too in depth or are focused on arger more complex batteries/uses that i have intended. im pretty sure someone here can help me easily.
so i bought a couple batteries like pic related to be used on a portable recorder and also in a diy portable amp poyect im building.
main question is: how should i recharge them? i understand smart chargers are the best but they are abit pricey for low budget stuff im trying to do. i have a 12v 7Ah and a 4Ah (but i also have couple of 6v i got from the trash).
anyway, if i connect a dc 12V 1A adapter straight to these batteries... will that do the trick of recharging them? i read somewhere that i should charge them one hour per Ah capacityof the battery. example charge 7 hours my 7Ah bat. is that correct?
how about using a voltimeter to see when they re charged? what voltage should tell me they are charged? also how much is considered "uncharged".. i used one and after going down 10v it came down really fast to 9v and then my unit could not use it anymore.
also, i understand these bats dont have memory.. so i could use them a bit and charge them etc.. is that good? or should be avoided?
thats it, anyway, any pointer or do or dont you guys could give me would be really apreciated. and also sorry for my b ad redaction and english as its not my main language, im trying my best here, sorry! and thanks :)
Modern SLAs are really, really robust. If nominal voltage is 12V, they should read 13.5-14V when totally charged. Is your 12V power supply adjustable? Don't try to charge a dead battery with 14V straight off the bat, get the voltage about 5-15% higher, let it equalize, then bump it up another 10% until you've leveled them out at the max voltage. It may take quite a while, depending on the output of the supply and the capacity of the battery. If your supply isn't adjustable throw a 50ohm power resistor in series and call it good.
Speech recognition consists of whole heaps of common algorithms combined. Bayesian networks, trigram shit, phoneme recognition etc etc. Lots of open source programs for this, most famously Sphinx. Google for the rest.
I tore out the pegboard in the garage (which sucks balls - never do this) and replaced it with a heavy duty implementation of French cleats. So for most of this 3-day weekend I've been dreaming up tool racks. Haven't quite figured out how I want it all organized, but that's the nice thing about French cleats. You don't need to know, just start building racks and tool holders and let it all come into place later.
You can see the vise on the left. I'm not sure if I like this configuration, since the cleat gets in the way. I may take off the opposing french cleat from the vise and drill two large holes in the base instead. I would make a mount by making a board with two protruding bolts or large dowels to hang the vise.
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