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?
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.
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
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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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>>922451 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.
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.
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>>922415 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.
>>922371 >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.
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?
>>922340 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.
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.
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.
>>922312 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.
>>922308 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.
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