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Trying to "retire" my old 360 controller and put it in a display case while taken apart. Not sure where to get the shadow box or what size i should get. Ive also seen people use Styrofoam blocks with spaces cut out to fit the peices. How should i go about doing this
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what do you want to do?
Put a 360 controller into a shadowbox after ive taken it apart, but im not sure how to mount the parts to the back of the box
just hook up a shocker in the controller and fuck with people

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I rented an old house this summer (the house is about 50 years old). It's my first house and I'm really happy with my choice. However, the bathroom stinks really bad... Any suggestions? I've already tried buying one of those bathroom air fresheners, but it seems now the bathroom smells like shit and perfume.
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bleach spray everywhere
Call landlord. If you've been using the sink and shower already, then the only thing left to stink is the toilet's wax/rubber ring.

Does it smell like sewage/shit or just musty/mold? It could be leaking water in a wall I guess.
Sewage shit I'm afraid. And I'm pretty sure it's coming from the toilet.

I bought this heat tape today to keep my pipes from freezing again. Had a really tough time even getting it nicely around the pipe but once I plugged it in, nothing happened.

Are you supposed to atleast feel some kind of warmth with a hand when it's plugged in? Or did I get a malfunctioning once?
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The "tape" looks similar but has not indicator light and has an europe plug.
read the instructions
I did, it says that it will work if the thermostat reads less than 3 C on the pipe but I applied the thermostat to the place there the pipe is frozen so I imagine it should be cold enough there.

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hey /diy/
so my goal is to build a plane, i have no problem with that so far.
however i'm not familiar with the regulations.

can i fly this plane ?
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Yes you can fly it anywhere, don't you know china is a land of freedom?
i'm not Chinese, that pic isn't me.
You can't fly a chinese plane outside china

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Hi /diy/

So this is the first winter in my new house and with temperatures dipping below zero, I'm starting to accrue frost on the inside of my windows. My inside temp is 72 and humidity is around 20%.

Is there an easy way to fix this before it saturated the wood around the glass?
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Plastic on the outside of the window. Pick it up at any hardware store.
"new house"? Your window is single plane and there is gap in the frame to let air in otherwise it cannot be this serious, this is a fucked up window install, you will need to replace the entire frame if you ever hope to fix this, no amount of plastic sheeting will protect you from single plane glass plus a non-standard shit frame
Sorry, by new I meant new to me.

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I want to make an air filter using water as the filtration medium. I was going to try making a small prototype before making something bigger, so I was thinking of using a 2 gallon bucket and some acrylic tubing. Would a cpu fan be powerful enough to push a column of air down through a tube through the center of the bucket and into the water? I was thinking of a 1-1.5 inch tube.
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Also, what would be a good power supply for the fan? I have some spare phone chargers, but they either have too low voltage output, or too low/high amperage output. For a typical cpu fan that wants 0.5, 0.7, or 1.0 amps, how many amps would be too much to power it?
There is no way a cpu fan can do it.
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the humidity will drastically increase in your room as water will act as a humidifier.
also a CPU fan will never be powerful enough, it has design flaws that makes it incompatible with pressure difference.
i'm not sure but maybe use pic related ?
you'll also need an air stone to make the bubbles smaller.
I'm thinking of making an electrostatic precipitator, maybe it would be a good alternative for you too.

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Hey guys! Im interested doing a bookshelf. I would like to do a mini book shelf that wont take up too much space inside my bedroom.
Im new to /diy/ can you help me with the materials and tools i need and ideas(design) Thank you.
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> can you help me with the materials and tools
Yes we can, if you show us your plans and tell us about your skills and available materails
>i need and ideas(design)
google "bookshelf", "cool shelf", "crazy bookshelf" or whatever. Pick a few designs, think about them, adapt them. Then present them to us. After that we can help you iron out potential problems.
Pic related sir. That design is cool with me.
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a bookshelf is the simplest thing anyone can make. go to your local big-box store, look for shelving wood, it looks like the pic, and is typically 8-14 inches wide, by 8 feet long. the front side is covered in veneer so it looks good. you need 2 pieces for the sides, say 1'x5' and 5 pieces for the shelves, 1'x2'. for each shelf, drill 2 holes thru the side pieces, and drive 2-in screws thru the middle of the shelves, after drilling pilot holes. when you stand it up, it'll be all wiggly, so you need to add a cross-brace in the back to make it solid as fuck.

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I stopped using gas years ago to switch to electricity only. The gas company closed and capped the meter for me as well.

Fast forward to 2016 some dude from the gas company says since we havent used it for like 10 years they need to excavate and cap the main pipeline underground for "safety resasons". I found this ridiculous. What if I want gas again in the future or sell the house to someone who does?

Is this a scam? Do they have legal right to do this? Wouldnt this bring my property value down?
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I ask on DIY hoping someone with construction knowledge (and maybe some legal knowledge) would help.
Totally helps. Because we're all mind readers and master stalkers.

So for an answer...

You need to slow down and read, son.

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Tell me how to git gud at homebrew
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Oxygen is the enemy. ONLY allow it when pitching yeast.
How do I know the condition of the beer otherwise?
Visually check krausen and bubbling of the airlock. Apart from that just wait and check the gravity at the end. It's not like there's much you can do about it during primary fermentation. Well, apart from maybe pitching some more yeast if fermentation doesn't want to start.

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As should be sharpened cuticle clippers. At the beginning of cut paper, but it is not an indication of the severity! After sharpening cut non woven cloth.I honed myself and only manually
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> dat fucking music

How did you hone them comrade?
К coжaлeнию пepeвoжy c oнлaйн пepeвoдчикoм и пo этoмy нихpeнa нe пoнял ((
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I went to a vacation a month ago and when I came back, I find my pillowcase and end up like this.
The dark spots you notice are happened to be molds from the moisture from my room.
I tried soaking it with chlorine for a few days, and after that, nothing seem to take effect.
Any help to get rid of the stains?
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Vinegar should kill it, but you'd need to wait for it to essentially die and crumble out of the fibers (assuming they have not been permanently marred by the mold) before the discolouration goes away. I'd try hitting it with vinegar, letting it sit for an hour or so, then a few days out in the sun followed by a wash.

Or, ya know, a new pillowcase from goodwill for 20c..
I like my case because it's custom-made, and it pays double because of the stitching.
I'll try anything as long as these bastards are gone. I can try hydrogen peroxide mixed with hot saltwater and chlorine and go for the overkill.
How long will I leave on the basin for it to disappear instead of an hour, overnight?
Yeah, if you can. I was going to suggest an overnight soak but didn't know how much [chemical] you had on hand, but if you're keen to and have enough to soak it completely, give it a shot.

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My room looks very bland and depressing - there's nothing on the walls; it looks like some kind of a prison cell.
What kind of /diy/ projects would you recommend to decorate my room a bit? Something which involves space, science, tech and /v/idya related photos, led lights, RaspberryPi (I have one), speakers, etc. would be nice.
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The only thing you listed as having is a Pi.

Do you have other supplies? A budget? Any tools? Access to someone else's tools and knowledge of how to use them?

FFS give us something.
Buy a canvas or two
Get a custom stencil and paint your walls with a cool design in bright colors. Better yet make your own by hand with painters tape

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So I have this spool of 12 ga pure copper, very high quality speaker wire that I purchased more than a decade ago, back when copper was pretty cheap.

Can I use two pairs of these wires, encase them in some sort of sheathing, and terminate them with a plug and socket myself? The only thing holding me back are possible code violations and how insurance might react if there's a fire somewhere in the house. Though I'm sure that if I were to make this, it would be as perfectly safe as any other extension cord you can buy. I just want to stay by the book, just in...
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USA btw.
>how insurance might react
Don't worry anon, because you'll be dead.

Have you ever felt old speaker wire after it's been sitting on the floor of a living room for a decade? I wouldn't trust that shit.
insurancefriend here.

Depending on your carrier, you'll likely be covered as most policies cover general stupidity.

Enjoy it going on your claims history that a homeowner generally makes poor decisions like using speaker wire instead of wire designed to carry 120volts.
>your permanent record!
Yeah thats what it is, and its how actuaries set rates to insure your historically dumb ass.

Then, if you ever sold the place you'd have to upgrade it to code if it were installed to the house.

tl;dr don't...
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Hey diynos! I know some will say this is an /o/ question, but I just can't deal with those retards. I just got an inheritance from an aunt. It's enough to take a year off and just drive. I want an RV, but not the flimsy crap that they try to foist off as basically a rolling hotel room. I want something I can take way north on the north american continent without worrying as much about snow, rough roads and crap like that. Would I be better off buying a pic-related, or buying a surplus military vehicle and converting it myself? Basically decent off-roading to get somewhere,...
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If funds, time and skill permit, I would be going ex military custom job all day every day. Milspec will always be more beefcake than civvy (unless you're paying stupid amounts of money, in which case again, should be spent on a custom solution that does everything you need if you have that kind of dosh) and you won't feel so bad about punching holes through the thing to run your own gear as you would a brand new vehicle.

Whats your budget?
I'm looking at about 120-150k. that would stlll leave me 200k to enjoy the year.
Don't go ex-military. That's way more Toughness than you need and its going to get godawful mileage, which will cost a money when gas goes back up in a couple years. Just buy a van and convert it, unless you are going to do serious off-roading.

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I found one of these. What can I do with it?
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You can do as much as your limited Intelligence will allow you.
report yourself to the nearest homeland security offices and admit your thought-crimes immediately.
only one thing you can do with it op
up the bumhole it goes

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