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In a fit of edgelord rebellion against my divorcing parents I took a pair of scissors and inscribed the word "FUCK" on the wall, and now that I've come to my senses, I need to know how to fix the wall before they find out.
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>>1007429
Go to a big box store, get some fast dry spackling compound and a plastic drywall knife. Scrape the spackle over the indents, let dry, paint. Could be done in an hour, probably two.
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>>1007429
Carve "fuck" repeatedly across all walls and when they seem upset just say that's just the pattern of the wallpaper and it has always been that way. Also hang two nooses in their closet so they know that they've been successful parents.
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>>1007430
/thread

though next time, it would be much manlier to play the punch-the-wall-and-see-if-you-can-hit-a-stud game

What's the cheapest/most efficient way to distill water? I don't really want to go out and buy a distillation flask or professional condensor, what can I rig up instead?

Reason: city water is shit, kinda like that Michigan scandal, want to make it drinkable water.
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Brita filter
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>put heavy glass in middle of bucket/bowl
>fill bucket/bowl with water around outside of glass
>cover it with saran wrap
>put a weight in middle of saran wrap
>place in the sun
>wait
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>>1006874
Is the saran wrap covering both the glass and bowl? And the sun would give enough heat? Would it be worth it to line the bowl with something reflective like tin foil/find a bowl that's reflective inside?

Shit thread.
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Sup /diy/.

Does anyone have any experience with eink display drivers? Can you run them from USB, VGA or HDMI? I want to make a secondary reading display for my laptop.

http://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/b/bns-solutions/e-ink-quick-start-kit?WT.z_Tab_Cat=New%2520Products

Can you plug any display matrix in this controller?
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https://www.visionect.com/product/development-kit-with-133-e-ink-display/2

Prob more what you need - at $2k for the 13.3" Dev Kit linked, or 5k for a 32", slightly more expensive than the $70 for your original. But $70 is not cheap if it dont work either, it looks like a 4 y.o. limited segment controller only - doubt will do what you want.

Someone who knows this stuff maybe have better idea tho, I dont.
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>>1006457
Thanks.

Could you maybe wire up the board directly to the VGA pins and drive it from a laptop with a software solution?
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>>1006457
Presumably the cost is in the embedded board + support + software license.
$2000 or $5000 for a display, even if it were 80% of the cost, would be excessive and pretty much guarantee that no one will ever do a volume order.

What am I doing wrong?

This tool keeps kicking my ass despite practice and watching tons of youtube tutorials. Thanks to all the catches I got I fear putting the tool to the wood.
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>>1008978
Note the height on the tool rest in the videos your watching for learning. It may be your issue.
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>>1008978
Nobody know what you are doing wrong, we just know you are doing it wrong
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>>1008979
I've experimented with the tool rest incessantly. I really think I'm too peabrained to learn how to use the skew chisel without hands-on training.

All the other lathe tools I handle just fine though.

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Long time lurker, first time poster.

I recently bought a loft with high ceilings and a sloping roof. There is a sprinkler system attached to the roof with a central spine at the highest elevation and three 'legs' that extend both sides of the slope. Along each 'leg' there are three power outlets controlled by a switch panel. By neighbors hang lights and I was looking to do the same.

I was able to hang pendants at the lowest elevation (14.5') but cannot hang anything higher due to height. I was looking to hang string lights along the central...
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I've been working on a solution to this very problem. Details are hush hush at this point but until I have it patented I can only release a sketch. I can also tell you the key to it's functionality is pallet wood and a strong shipping container base
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>>1008606
Rent a smaller lift, extension ladder?

Hell maybe even one of those telescoping light bulb changers?
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>>1008622
Oops

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Hi there,

I got this fucking hole in my wall that i have to fix for my landlord.
I don't know the materials or what's that kind of walls are called so i can't search on the internet. If any of you guys know, i'll be glad to learn.

Sorry if this is not the right board
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Learn to google drywall repair.

And you're not going to match that texture (wallpaper?) anyhow. Is this now our weekly /diy/ I fucked up my landlord's property thread or is it just graduation time and every frat idiot is moving out? Geez
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I said i didn't know how this was called, but thanks for your response.
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Next time, try trigger discipline

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I just moved into a new apartment and there's this black stuff on the walls.

Looks like there was a fire here or something.

It's everywhere.
I tried to clean it with soap and water, it barely did anything.

Then I tried mr clean magic eraser and it scrubbed the paint right of the wall.

What do I use to get this shit off?

Thanks.
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>>1008483
Most people would use paint

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Hey /diy/ i have a garden but since i live in southern California i need to conserve water and I end up loosing a lot of water to evaporation. I was thinking of setting up a pergola with wide spaced rafters over the garden to reduce sun exposure allowing the soil to retain more water. Can anyone attest to how well this would work and how it would affect the more sun hungry plants such as my citrus?
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>>1008168
Maybe you should just plant plants that are native to your area so you dont have to worry about it?
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>>1008168

post pic of the garden OP
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>>1008168
Wait...are you putting anything on top of the rafters? or just leaving it open?

So I am about to build a router fence but I don't understand it completely. Can someone please tell me what is the purpose of the slots that pic related it telling me to cut into the face and the sub face?
I understand the slot on the side of the base is to attach clamps, but I don't see the point of the other slots so I am guessing I don't completely understand the power of the router fence.

Thanks.
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>>1007741
So you can slide the face along the sub face thus being able to make it longer or shorter ?
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>>1007741
The face boards can move left and right to compensate for the size of router bits. You dont want a large gap between your face and your bit
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Ahh I got it. Thanks.

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This place I'm looking at has these odd jacks next to every since outlet. I think they're for phone lines. Should I replace the whole gang or just clean it up and leave it? I'd have to patch a new drywall at every box.. The place was built in the early 70s and it's interesting then you could literally plug your phone in anywhere in the house.
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>>1006550
Others have been painted over like shit
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Id use the existing wires to pull Cat5e and wire the whole place up. Essentially that's what they did just circa mid century. .
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>>1006550
never seen 3 gang lengthwise covers like that

but yeah, see if you can pull some ethernet cable if you need it. attic access would help with that too.

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Heya /diy/, what is the best (preferably free) electronic circuit simulator? What do you use?
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Are there any good open source simulators? I'd like to know because I've let the magic smoke out of a few projects myself.
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>>1005714
Haven't tried it out yet myself, but MultiSim Blue.
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>>1005714
Literally the OP in the electronics general thread answers your question, you hopeless fuckup.

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Looking into casting my own stone with aggregate and cement but having a hard time sourcing the correct additives/recipe.

Anyone know?
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As a geologist, I can assure you that does are a natural product, and not cast. If you want to mold a concrete block, the general receipe is 1 cement, 2 sand, 3 gravel, all by volume rather than mass.
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*stones, not does
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>>1005534
Sorry, pic was only to show what I'd like to make. There are different admixtures and curing procedures used in the industry for improved durability, etc.

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Hello all, I was wondering if anyone had any idea what might be going on. I have a payne furnace and A/C. The other day I noticed not much was coming out of my vents even though my AC was running. So I turned on the furnace and the same thing happened. So I turned both off and the fan on. I heard the fan run or something run. I could feel air coming out of a small hole near the red circle but above where the blue circle is would be a closed vent in my system. Which I wouldn't feel anything coming out of.

After turning everything off and back on it suddenly decided...
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>>1005472
Sounds like your AC coil is plugged. Either from dirt (when was the last time you changed your filter) or its frozen (again, dirty filter, dirty coil, leak in refrigerant system).

If you can open up one of the panels on the AC coil part (the box sitting atop the furnace) try looking in there for any reason air might not be getting through.
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If your coils are clean and it's locking up for no reason it could be low freon as well. You need a license to do the freon so you may need to pay someone. First though do what anon said clean and in freeze.
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>>1005472
Don't mean to hijack your thread but if we're doing HVAC general I have a question.

My outdoor compressor won't turn on in the hot summer days and lately the only thing that puts it back in motion is tapping the capacitor plate. I've heard that I might need to replace shit because it could be losing its charge but in most of those cases they say spinning the fan blades manually with a stick will get it started and in my case that won't work. Any advice guys?

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Ok so i want to make some chainmail, but i dont want to have this gap thing that most modern chainmail has inbetween each circle, so how do i take my chainmail to the next level without sacrificing durability (making a solid loop)?
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cut rings with extra length => hammer ends => drill through both flats => rivet

Or Use a jewelers saw and then solder each ring. The next levels are more durable
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>>1005460
easiest method is for a cheap additive welder, an high temp adjustable grip, and the right metal rods. Make like normal, vise, spark, move to next link, repeat
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>>1005460
spot welder and pliers. remember that you can weld shut half the rings before you assemble.

The traditional method was to hammer the ends of the loop flat, make them overlap, and rivet them together.

I have a few nice lil carbon fiber splinters in my finger. (Was a dumb fuck and grabbed a part) Barely visible.

drew a dot of blood when I tried to dig one out.

Am I gonna die? Don't know how to get these little shits out and I don't want to spend my day tomorrow at urgent care.
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AFAIK carbon fiber is nontoxic and your body will push them out anyways if they're not lodged too deep. Are they all projecting outside your outmost layer of skin?
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ive head a story that some guy got a CF splinter in his bloodstream, somehow it made its way to his heart and he died or something.
no fucking idea if ture.
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>>1003947

For the most part. They're on the left thumb, on the inside of the thumb next to the web. Can't feel them, but I can see them. There was a longer one that got lodged in there, was able to get most of it out but there's still a bit remaining. (Literally a single strand)

I've gotten all sorts of weird shit in my body from raw porcelain to lacquer paint in my eyes so I mean it's anyone's guess

>>1003948

If this was true...
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sup diy,

Planning on renting this basement for approx 300 usd a month in downtown The Hague/Holland. I will live here for about four years by myself. So, it's obviously a cool space to live for a 21yo guy getting his degrees.

Anyway, I have some cool ideas for this extremely large space.. and hopefully you have some too.

So far:
> paint one of the brick walls dark black and hang loads of old metal advertising signs on it
> a couple of serious speakers and an amplifier for some good parties

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>>1001711
>renting
>painting the walls
>building new walls

You made sure you're allowed to do this shit?

Does the landlord live in the house while renting out the basement? I'm sure he'll love those parties your throwing too.
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>>1001712
Yeah, I can paint stuff and build a wall if I want to. Legally you can do pretty much everything cosmetic as long as you tear it out when you leave.

No, the landlord lives in a nice villa in a rural area. I don't know how he got to own this property. Ayway, it's not like the parties will be daily or with more than 20 people.

Please stick to sharing cool ideas.
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>>1001711
Looks like that club from the movie Blade

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Hey /diy/

I got a coon problem (not niggas) and need fresh ideas for ridding of them. Any options are appreciated, and i'm fine with killing if it works. Not many powertools but plenty of resources to build traps. Again, cheers
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What are they coming around for? Food, trash, etc. Or are they getting into the house?
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>>1008820
it's the trash they're after, i got one with a live trap but the others are smart. There's also easy prey for them around like moles and stuff
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have a shovel? attack at night. aim for the back of the neck with the blade of the shovel

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Hi,
Haven't used my TV for a while, need it now. I have a problem with the remote. All the keys I've used regularly work, but I need the "OK" key and it doesn't work.

Here is a pic a the remote's circuit. Green : functioning key. Red : out of order key.
Already googl'd and shit, so I tried,
- use a pencil to add graphite (conductor) both on the circuit and the key, didn't work
- desperate solution from a completely opposite theory : clean with alcohol (...). Obviously didn't work.

Any ideas with daily life...
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with more research, it seems I'll have to buy conductive carbon coating.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvAu_GtdSPQ
https://www.amazon.com/Caig-BCG327782-Caikote-44-Kit/dp/B00E1QYYC4

had to buy a TV adapter when they changed airwave TV to digital
and now they're switching to digital + HD, I want my OK button to try a channels search before having to buy another adapter for HD digital
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>>1008791

Why assume the contacts are the problem? The only way they'd become non-functional is if they got coated in something (like spilled drink) or just got worn off outright. They look to be in good condition and you already cleaned them, so it's likely an issue elsewhere.
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>>1008827
the problem is with the buttons I use the least, so maybe oxydation? (didn't spill anything)
I'd say oxydation + by cleaning I probably removed the carbon coating
yes the problem could be elsewhere, but most buttons work, so that discards a lot of suspects. Maybe the circuit is broken (I tried to push the button very hard), but I don't see any cut with the naked eye.

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My 96 chevy s10 is a 2.2l 4cylinder. The A/C blows cold and hot but it only will blow through the defrost and leg vents. It does this on all setting, except when I turn it off.

I live in southern Louisiana. I need my a/c.
Would /diy/ help me diagnose and fix what is wrong. it feels like it will be a simple fix.
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There is a little gate that is controlled by a motor that allows the flow of air, it's pretty basic, getting to it however is not. It means disassembly of the dash, that's plastic and brittle from 2 decades of sun and heat.

Or maybe that gate is for the heater core? it's been 10 years since I did anything like this on a car.
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http://sparkys-answers.com/2011/11/1996-chevrolet-s10-air-blows-out-of.html
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>>1008729
Your vents are vacuum controlled. If moving the control doesnt flip the gates, you probably have a vacuum leak somewhere.

Has it started to idle shitty or anything like that?

Also, reminder to replace that fucking coolant. Those 2.2ls last forever, as long as you keep the coolant clean. Especially with a 94-97, had finicky heads that liked to blow gaskets.

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Is it worth fixing? Basically you put the blade in and it turns on like normal but the blade isnt moving anymore so it's obviously useless and I need it because I scrap metal for a living. Have no idea what happened to it or what's wrong. But if like to try and fix it myself. What should I do?
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>>1008352
1. stop shopping at home depot
2. stop relying on the cheapest tool you could buy for your living
3. stop making your living by stealing other peoples shit
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>>1008352
If nothing else, take it apart and put it back together just for fun. Sometimes you can visually spot the problem with tools like this.
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Sounds like there's something roached in the drivetrain. Probably the pinion gear off the motor. Common weak point on cheap reciprocating saws. It's garbage.

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Hey /diy/

Picked this flask up yesterday and it had a little metal disc with a stupid weed leaf on it. After prying that off theres all this old glue (pic related) that I cant pry off, is there some solvent or something I can use?
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>>1007528
Try Goo Gone or some similar citrus based glue remover. Might need something stronger though.
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>>1007528
Acetone always works wonders form me.
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thinners or degreaser

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hi guys I'm new here, can you guys lend me a helping hand? I recently wanted to replace the bulb but I don't know what kind it is thanks!
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>>1007464
why don't you start with "i had to replace this bulb, pulled from <fill the gap>"
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Sorry Anon, but I just wanted to be friendly.
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>>1008335
being friendly would entail providing as much useful information as possible

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Alright /diy/ers, shop full of tools, budget of $0. How can i fill this oxygen tank? 46cf
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With oxigen?
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>>1007333
Yes.
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>>1007334
Are you aware that specialized chemical plants are built to the purpose, right?
They mainly use air liquifiying to achieve it. You know how hard and expensive is that process?
My best bet is to run some electrolysis reaction that releases O2 (since the rest ofthe reactions i know consume it) and then compress it. But with out any calc, i can guess that you'll need like 10 to 100 times the volumen of the tank in pure O2 to proceed to compressing, wich i'm not entirely sure that can be done with home...
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Making a 208cm (82inch) wide 108cm high (43inch) wooden tool wall with some offcolour random planks I have laying around. An extra bit will go in the corner. Will paint it red/white/blue (Dutchfag), illuminate it from above and use nails/hooks/magnets etc. to keep the tools in place. Heavy tools go on the bottom.

Any /diy/-tier tips that can make it that little bit better than my uncreative mind could on its own? Google has retarded suggestions like just sticking the tools in foam.
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You can outline tool positions in chalk, looks nice and you won't mix them up, not that that matters
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>>1007104
sticking tools in foam isn't retarded, it is called shadow boxing. It is how you know where tools go and what is missing at a glance. It is meant for cabinets though. On a wall you outline the tool and fill in the outline
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>>1007104
Grandpa style nice

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Winter came early, my air conditioner that was supposed to heat my bedroom broke, then the radiator broke and now all I have is an ancient heater that I have to turn off before going to sleep
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>>1006991
Wool blankets. Over you and under you. And large testicles. Either find a pair for yourself or get someone with a pair to share your bed.
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you have 2 options, use more blankets, and different kinds of blankets, wool filled quilts are awesome, but thick fleece blankets are pretty damn good too, get the queen sized ones and fold it in half and get in between it like a taco, put a thick plush comforter under a thick heavy blanket on top,, you'll be toasty as long as it doesn't go under freezing

if it does get below zero c, get a winter camping sleeping bag, you'll feel weird at first but you'll stay warm

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Fixing radiator or reverse cycle air con not an option?

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Hi /diy/. I have a bit of a pickle.

I have this seven port USB hub, four ports USB3, three ports USB2.
One day the USB2 ports stopped working, USB3 ports still work fine, I noticed maybe a day later that the USB2 end of the hub was very warm. I opened it up and giving it a bit of power found that the source of the heat is the USB2 controller chip (U4).
I have tried to find a short to ground to no avail, USB7 looks a bit dodgy but not enough that it would make the controller chip overheat.

Even then, if I find the fault somewhere else what is the likelihood...
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>>1006894

sounds like your chip failed, and there's no reasonable prospect of spontaneous revival unless you can get Jesus to lay his hand on it.

death: it's part of life for both man and silicone.
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>>1006907
Well, my soldering iron arrives tomorrow. I guess I will rip and tear it off the board.
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you're gonna fuck it up with the soldering iron. even experienced people have trouble with SMT components. fortunately, it's very easy to just cut the pins one by one: press down with an x-acto knife. you can leave the discarded pins behind, or scrape them away getly using the iron.

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My country is heavily restricting sales of thermite so I thought of making my own. But I want to be able to create something purer and better quality (then that DIY shit you often see on YT).

I have money, time, lots of tools and a creative mind.
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https://warosu.org/diy/thread/S1000157#p1000171

Also, don't shoot my dog when you raid my house pls.
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Nice try
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>>1006324
Aluminium foil > blender > ball mill.
0000 steel wool > bleach to make rust > water to rinse > sun to dry > blender > ball mill.

At least that's what the internet tells me.

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I am renting a house, and would love to be able to have a place to sit, eat, grill etc, but there's no deck or patio area, see pic related is theback door. The landlord also won't let me build a patio for some stupid reason and wants it left with the stairs just ending in the lawn.

Is there something I can throw down on the ground to make a temporary patio like surface while I live here?
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>>1006137
Bricks, pavers, etc
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>>1006137
Nothing that won't kill the grass underneath it.

I suppose you could mount growlights underneath a platform if you were really crazy.
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>>1006137
maybe pallets, depending on what you can find

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Ok, so I tried this thread over in /adv and got bitch slapped, with one exception, for no real reason. Yes the key is stupidly simple. Yes any moron could pick this lock. But how? Why is the lock this key opens a joke? What is a technical explanation of why this is a bad key? I need this when I go to wreck the apartment management. And now, the earlier post:

So I come home for lunch today and some asshole is trying to rob my apartment. It's a small studio. I'm in the doorway, there's no other way out. He's hiding behind the wall separates the kitchen...
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Is that you, Irish Stu?
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>>1005918
No Irish Stu here. Just some guy that got his day wrecked by an asshole trying to steal his stuff.
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>>1005916
Is that seriously your key?


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