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I'm building shelves into a closet and wanted to find the studs. I found an old Stanley intellisensor 77-110 stud finder but it is not working so I opened it up and found the red and black wires were not connected. I tried to figure out where they go but no luck. Are there any electronic nerds out there to help me out? I have a soldering kit already

TLDR: where do I attach positive and negative wires?
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How did they come lose? They look like they go off to a speaker, but can't say. Did you strip the red wire?
Have you tried just a new battery? Flip the board over.
They look like they're for a speaker or more likely a buzzer - the bit that goes beep when you find a stud.

Check the casing, shit grade buzzers are usually glued or moulded into the plastic so that the wires rip off when someone pulls the thing open. Might be marked with polarity, probably wont be. Try it one way around then the other if it doesn't work.

Replace the battery.
I am not kidding, you can use an app to do that. Most phones have a good magnetic sensor for the compass.

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How to keep cast iron work tops rust free without much maintenance, and without imparting a greasy feel to it? I do a lot of /diy/ stuff on top of my table saw, it being the flattest and sturdiest surface I have. But even leaving a palm print on it tarnishes it.

Johnson paste wax - felt amazing to the touch, but barely any protection, tarnishing occurs within a few days and any moisture on the top would surely result in surface rust

WD-40/light penetrating oils - significantly improved protection, oily residue

I will not try a heavier oil or grease, because obviously despite being the best rust protectant, the surface has to be at least sort of clean to the touch. So basically, rust protection and 'feel' seem like inverse properties. Are there any substance that bucks this trend? Or perhaps, is there a good hard-coat that could be applied to bare cast iron to keep it dry to the touch, yet durable enough to work on and totally rust proofed?
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You could paint the top. The few thousandths of an inch error induced by paint won't affect woodwork.
Spray on carnauba wax maybe?
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There's also this, which is supposed to be great, but it's pricey.

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I wanted to make a simple constellation in a jar project as a gift. But I want to paint the jar black, and not paint the "star" parts, if you get what I mean. How would you go about making removable "stars" (sort of stencil, if you will)? What to use as a shield for the glass on those spots, that I can remove after spray painting the jar? I was thinking corrector pen, then I scrape it with my nail after the pain dries?
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Masking tape?
Yeah actually, I went for masking tape. Just seemed like too much work. :D
Maybe mark the outside with a clear crayon like what you get in easter egg dye kits and paint over. Or layer masking tape over wax paper and make pin holes.

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I want to convert my arcade stick to have a female printer cable connector (pic related) instead of having its own dedicated USB wire.

How difficult will this be to do? I have some soldering experience but would essentially be going in blind.
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That is an USB-B connector
Modifying it should be easy, as you'd just need to run 4 wires from the current connector to the new port.
And you'd need to cut some space for the connector.

Why do you want to do this tho? Seems rather pointless.
you'll have to file/cut/melt out a hole for the centronics connector. you may have to pick the wires a little carefully ( 25? in a printer cable )

but why? do you not want anyone else to use it?
Are you trying to bring out each switch on an individual pin? That's going to be a bit more work than just replacing the connector.

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Does it look good ? or like shit ? Dear Welders, tell me your experience and help me with information to make a better welding. Thank you anons!

Peace and Love upon you!
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I'd pay.
The seam is beautiful.
Kinda hard to tell, but it looks like the flange weld was a little cold.(looks convex at the part facing the camera-could just be the pic.)

I'm not a welder but spent years in a fab shop.

You may like this place:


When dumpster diving is brought up it's look at with scorn by some people on here because they say it's just hoarding. Let's talk about what USEFUL components we commonly find in discarded/old electronics and where to find them. Actually, any type of found thing you use in whatever you do can go ITT as well. Let's try to talk about components that are actually being used not just glued onto something to look cool.
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Old CRT monitors are super useful to me right now because I had the crazy idea of combining light guns and video synthesizers.

I remember piles of them being everywhere less than a decade ago, but it was over a month of dumpster diving before one showed up. I'm now hording three of them now.
Just a though, but why didn't you start a thread on "How to source electronic components for free" instead of dumpster diving.

This thread will devolve into people talking about that one great score they got 6 years ago, people saying they grab everything, people calling them hoarders, people saying they would shoot anyone who dived in their bins, and the other regular posts.
Also, put an ad on CL. People will give them to you for free so they don't have to pay to bring them to the dump.

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What are some flooring options for a mobile home? I was thinking of laminate but I read online that because a mobile home never settles, it could become uneven and laminate could snap or break if you step on certain spots that may be humped or bowed in.

What about those laminate planks that mimic laminate/hardwood flooring? Anybody here have experience with mobile homes? I just bought one for $15K and it has some nasty carpet.
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It should be fine, we have some in our place plus tile in the bathrooms
>mobile home
Shag carpet.
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Just turn the carpet upside down seed and water lightly.

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A while back there was an anon on here who was compiling a website with links and pdfs of /diy/ related books and such. Would like to know if anybody has the link or if the anon is still around.
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i compiled infographs and ebooks over the past few years and posted it in the last infograph thread - don't know if im who you mean

Nice one thanks.

OP there's shitloads on thepiratebay. Just type in woodworking or mechanics or diy or whatever you're mad for.

this shit better not have any trojans

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wanting to get a Picture off of my MS Windows 10 avatar picture for my log in.

the file appears to be (.accountpicture-ms)
which cant be converted or opened in anything other than windows explorer. But it's a picture? or two pictures in different formats I'v heard?

Im wanting to use the picture for a social media picture.

I ran into a post that may have an answer but OP just assumes you know what file stream is and that you know how to fluently code. I just want a fucking picture... why'd microsoft have to go and make it impossible?

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>open in Explorer
>crop in Paint
>save as .jpg
Was that so difficult?
The Preview feature you see in windows explorer is a jpg,png,bmp, etc photo viewer, the file is none of those. You may see .jpg typed at the end, but that was my own edit trying to edit the extension to a jpg but as you can see by the files properties that it had no effect, yes I when into my folder settings and clicked the option to view file extensions in file name, thats what i tried to edit but only resulted in failure.

Not so easy is it?
check your file associations.

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So I'm basically going to be inheriting a house from my grandfather in about a year or two. The house is in a nice, established middle class neighborhood. It's a three bedroom house (including the one in the basement) and I'm going to add another out of extremely large laundry room. It's in good shape (as in structurally sound, etc.) but it needs a lot of cosmetic work. Luckily, my dad is a professional handyman and do all of the repairs, remodeling, etc.

I've got a few questions. How tough is it being a landlord? How is living with your tenants?...
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Being a landlord fucking sucks if you are the one that deals directly with the tenants. Having a manger do everything is the only way to go. Storage facilities are where it is at.
Well I'm mostly going to rent to a few friends. I'm going to be pretty serious about my selection process. I'm going to have to know they're responsible, have steady employment, trustworthy, and all that jazz. I'll be living in the house too. What do you think would be a fair rent price?

I'm going to have a "community room" where I'll set up a tv, a few sofas, and maybe a pool or a foozeball table. They'll have access to the washer, dryer, and kitchen if they choose to use it. And they have a pretty decent sized yard to do other shit it.
Pay an estate agent to manage your property and tenants. You'll lose some of what you make but it'll be alot easier and come with less stress.

I have a Max Air compressor. How do I connect the valve to the compressor?
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Need to see more of the compressor OP
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>I have a Max Air compressor. How do I connect the valve to the compressor?
You could use any line with the correct end fittings, but normally there is a copper line connecting the compressor to the tank.

Pic related: on a better brand, the hard line will have some kind of heat-radiating fins on it. I dunno where to buy this stuff tho; I've only ever seen it in compressors and HVAC equipment. ....Smooth copper line will work also, if that is all you can get.
it appears to be connected.

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Hi dinosaurs

I have pic related. It is broken and won't build pressure past 100 psi, and motor won't cut off. I have already bought a replacement. What is worth salvaging off of this thing, versus just scrap metal?
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The receiver. You could have it in line from your new compressor and have a potentially larger air capacity.
Sounds like its just a seal or maybe the release valve. Fix it.
I had thought about this. I was thinking of mounting it somewhere and building a shop system with one of those iron pipe condensation radiator setups. I tell myself I don't have room right now, but then I tell myself that shouldn't be enough of a reason to scrap metal the thing.

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I'm trying to figure out a flowchart for this process of wrong betting. I hope i'm on the right board to do this. If i'm not please refer me to a better place.

This is a strategy of betting in the game of craps. My goal is to create a Computer program that will replicate this process in order to test to see if this author is full of shit or not. The problem is, is that i'm not sure if i have my flowchart drawn correctly. I came here to get a second opinion on this.
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Interdasting, but just remember the house always wins. Gambling is for suckers, I'd expend my energy elsewhere
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OP here. 4chan's servers crashed on my side. I'll finish uploading the rest of the documents

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Is there a special trick to finding a replacement drill chuck key? Lost the one for my drill press (an inexpensive, tallish China model with a 19mm chuck.) Lost years ago, have never been able to find a replacement, but that said I'm not sure how they're sized. Seems like there should be a standard diameter of at least the key end, specified, so that you can get an exact match, rather than just buy-and-try like pic related.

Thanks for any help.
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Keys are sold in relation to the Chuck aperture.
Thanks. Assume by aperture you're referring to the max drill bit size it can hold. I'd always suspected there was a chart like this with chuck key numbers, but have never seen one, so thanks for that.

I'll order one of these quad tools and see how it goes.
Years ago, a buddy gave me a bench top drill press. I bought the same universal chuck key pictured. the teeth on the chuck are too worn. So I use two adjustable pliers to change bits. Just too cheap to fix it.

DIY weatherized hole tutorial

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4 seriuos tutorialheads only
Hes ded
What the actual,bro

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