So this is something I was looking into, just in the initial planning stages now, and its probably a long ways off but here goes. I want to build an airplane. A hummel Bird, or Ultra cruiser to be precise (pic related)
So what kind of tools would I need? Floorspace? What ways could I could cost effectiveley practice riveting and sheet metalworking in the next few years leading up to the project?
Final question: Are any of you aviatorfags? (Preferably of the self built or atleast DIY maintenance variety)
Its been my life dream to build and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>915400 There was a guy who was slowly building a plane throughout my elementary school life, roughly 5 years. I used to walk by his place everyday, and he'd be working on it. I got to see inside his garage once when a friend I finally spoke to him, he had all sorts of tools, that I would later recognize life. Tools that stuck out were an english wheel, air tools, an array of wrenches and socket sizes, a welding machine, TIG, organized blue print reading board, I guess it took a lot of work. My guess is it would... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>915375 5 to 10K. Most of that cost is tiny appliances and the trailer the house sits on. ( needs to be on a trailer to pass through legal loop holes in most states). The biggest cost is having a place to put it. You're either going have to squat, find a trailer park, or find some land with utility hook ups.
last summer my ps4 stopped showing any signal when i brought it back from a friends house i could still use remote play but there was nothing going into the tv i tired switching cords hard resetting but nothing worked i looked up a bunch of stuff online and concluded the only thing it could be is the HDMI port so i looked up how to fix it and found it too complicated and looked for someone local i finally found one and he said he would fix it for 100$(he said 80 first but i wanted to w8 till i had some extra cash but i didnt care... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey guys. I have to replace a few feet of supply line from the furnace to the house, and rather than spend a few hundred bucks hiring some company I figure I can rig it up myself even though I have no major ducting experience to speak of. Is it essentially just get a few feet of 14in insulated duct and clamping or taping both ends?
>>915343 You do need some proper duct tape on those exhaust tubes. Not the plastic duck tape, metal foil duct tape if you don't want to die from carbon monoxide. I don't think you'll need an insulated duct, but get liberal with the metal foil tape. The better you seal it air tight, the better the heat gets to where you want it. The tape won't hold it in place by itself.
>>915343 Pretty much. There's a reason there are Mexicans doing it for like $12 a hour. Definitely get DUCT tape, not duck tape. It drives me up a fucking wall when people call the Duck brand tape duct. Duck tape will usually last 2 years before it falls off, duct tape will last the life of the duct undisturbed, and Pookie will outlast the duct.
>>915297 looks like crap, dude. If you are going to pay $400-500 for the hardware to actually build your own Oculus Rift, you can probably manage another 50 to pay someone to 3d print a proper housing.
any diy plumbers in here? my shower has been getting slower and slower for the last 2 months, and when I woke up today the water from my shower last night was still there. chemical drain cleaners worked at first but then stopped having any effect. just now I took the overflow cover off, and instead of having a stopper connected to it there was only a broken wire. the snake ran through without resistance, but I think it might just have been too short. it was one of those single use plastic ones I got at walmart.
is there anything else I can do or is it time to call a plumber?
>>915245 is there a possibility that the clog is actually the stopper that broke loose and got caught somewhere down the line? I'm moving out in 3 days so the worst that happens is I don't get my deposit back, but I was hoping I wouldn't have to bail the tub into the sink if I want to shower again before then.
>>915228 Just went through a drain fix myself. Should've just called a plumber, since the cost was barely more than what I spent on tooling.
If you insist on doing it yourself, then get your ass down to a home center like Lowes or Home Depot. Buy the longest snake they have and get one with the diamond shaped head on it. Run it down about a foot and spin it around. Keep repeating that until the drain opens up.
For my house, I had a 50-ft snake with one of those shitty spring coils on the end. Goddamned clog... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm looking to purchase a house and contingent on FHA financing rules the existing detached 2 car garage is too far gone for a quick fix to make it legal again. I'm being told the only quick way to make it work is to tear it down.
It was built on a slab and closer to the property lines than current regulations allow. Tearing it down and putting it up again would mean I have a smaller (width) and shorter (height) garage than was there since it was grandfathered in. Plus it would need a a full foundation which requires a massive amount work and money on our end.
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>>915112 just replace all the wood and siding except one wall then wait a few years and replace that wall if possible your local laws my very considerably and no one knows because you did not post location
it has to be addressed before financing is approved and the existing owners are too old to do anything about it (like deathbed old)
It's located in Massachusetts, it's not just 1 wall its the wood around the base of the garage. It's rotted because the previous owner just tossed his yard waste behind and against the sides. The roof also is about 3 layers deep.
Ripping it down means it would never be able to be rebuilt with the same dimensions or in the same exact location. I read that... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I want to get into microelectronics? Where should I start? How do I get into amateur engineering? I have a math/CS background (including logic and programming), and no serious experience with either electronics or engineering.
>>915031 >I have a math/CS background unbelievable as it sounds computing and electronics apparently do not mix. i do embedded systems and i have people tell me every fucking day how they do computing and they don't get electronics or they do electronics and they can't wrap their heads around software. electronics is pretty much redundant nowadays. if by microelectronics you mean connecting a few SOC's together then what do you need to learn its basically lego. if you... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>915092 CS has nothing to do with electronics, it's basically a math degree with some programming. >>915058 This. Especially this line >if you want to properly learn anything about electronics then go to a library and find the oldest dustiest smelliest book about electronics on the shelves and read it. Anyway: >i do embedded systems and i have people tell me every fucking day how they do computing and they... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
In the bike world, mechanics and those who work on their own bikes make a common practice of greasing almost all threads on bolts with the exception of a few cases which either call for mixture or a dry fit. This is typical, since a light coat of grease will ensure that when it comes time to replace the bolt however many years down the line, corrosion will not lock the pieces together and potentially ruin expensive frames or componentry.
But then I mention my practice in other /diy/ disciplines I sometimes get chastised, as the grease makes the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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