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1794968 No.1794968 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Is pic related a useful purchase for the diy home mechanic or is it just an expensive meme

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>> No.1794973
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Completely ripped the suspension off my car with the harbor freight one, useful when I don't feel like turning on a compressor.

>> No.1794975

They ain't all that. They're best for removing rusty old fucked shit. Totally useless for assembly.

>> No.1794976

Unless something has changed in the last year or so, the corded ones are all fairly weak for some reason. Good for lug nuts, but can't break anything loose you couldn't easily do yourself with a breaker bar. The battery ones are fucking strong as hell and can absolutely get stuff you couldn't realistically get with a breaker bar, with the advantage of fitting in smaller spaces than a breaker bar (extensions etc rob you of power from the flexing so you should always try and avoid them as much as you can). I have an air one and it is also strong. But if I didn't already have a large compressor I would probably go battery nowadays.

>> No.1794979

>Is pic related a useful purchase for the diy home mechanic

In a word, FUCKYES.

But get a battery powered one. The corded ones have no balls.

>> No.1794989

I have a cordless one. I like it a lot, especially more than the pneumatic counterpart, but it's overkill for how much I use it.

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1794965 No.1794965 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Has anyone made the switch to rechargeable batteries? Any brands to recommend? The reviews of the amazon basics read pretty unreliable

>> No.1794966

I bought the EBL brand and they have held up pretty well over the year I've had em.

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1794920 No.1794920 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Working on a mech, just about done too!


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Its shit, yet I'm jealous.

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1794878 No.1794878 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I want to add a 240 outlet to my garage, watched a few videos and looks simple enough. Problem is none of them show how to route wires through your wall? The breaker box is in a laundry room adjacent to the garage so its not got far to go. Any good videos showing how to do that?

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>> No.1794893

Thats no fun, wheres the fire hazard? Wheres the DANGER?

I was thinkin something like this shit? Should be fine to run a welder on right?

>> No.1794896

And would yall' recommend a GE or Siemens breaker?

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Seriously...hire an electrician if you can’t even figure out the proper breaker to add onto your existing panel

>> No.1794947

what AIC rating should I get on my breaker?

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1794837 No.1794837 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

This should be illegal.


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>> No.1794909


self leveling compound. its common sense when putting anything over concrete. you need to use self leveling compound which is basically a concrete type mix. it will find its own level and when it does the floor is good to go

>> No.1794924


Can you specifically point out to me what you think is wrong with what he's doing?


Yes and that's going to add $$$$ to the customers cost. I would personally try to level every basement slab, but some people just don't give a fuck about uneven floors and the extra cost for them is make or break. Some slabs are done well enough from the get go that you don't really need to level.

Back to the OP, the guy does it better than 90% of contractors, most just put vinyl directly on the slab, or they use the dri core garbage.

>> No.1794938

they should epoxy it

>> No.1794987

Floors "uneven" because of the lens on the video camera you fucking retard.

>> No.1794988

he thinks lens distortion is the floor being uneven?
Holy kek.

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1794819 No.1794819 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I'm trying to figure out how to make a little Bluetooth controller, for a cheap vr headset, be powered by USB cable instead of two AAA's.
The obvious issue, to me, is the voltage(I'm not sure how much output a phone would have to power something through USB): 5v would be far too much for a 3v accessory.
More obviously would be the wiring itself: it can't be so simple to just solder the positives and negatives to the batter terminals, since there's two sets, and I don't know if just bridging the terminals in series would remedy that issue.
Any knowledge will be helpful.

>> No.1794836

Buck converter to turn 5V down to 3V, anf then solder to the two battery terminals. Two of the battery terminals goes to power the device, the other two are there to connect the + of one battery to the - of the other, so you can leave that one alone.

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1794714 No.1794714 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Trying to build a treehouse for my nephew. Having a hard time getting the lumber up into the tree. My father recommended that I buy a skyhook. Which brand would you recommend? Should I order one through grainger or amazon since this covid shit is going on?

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Home made. Or should I say DIY.

>> No.1794809

Did you use your bedroom door as a bender?

>> No.1794810

on a different note how are you fuckers building treehouses that dont kill the tree? I built 3 treehouses in my life and every one has killed the tree.

I am just going to build treehouses on stilts

>> No.1794822

are you fucking high? thats half inch stainless round stock. Hooks the sky like a SOB.

>> No.1794824

Consult an arborist if you care about the trees, they'll tell you if/where you can put the bolts. Make sure timbers and lumber don't rub off bark, don't core the heart. I have one going up in 3 maples, an ash and 4 big ass timbers I sank 5' into the ground and sonotubed last year. I had to be really careful that the auger wasn't hitting any of the tree roots so the vertical timbers are pretty far from the tree.

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1794707 No.1794707 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Is there a way to resize a tube without a reamer for high pressure stuff? I need to use a piston for something (I won't go into details) and I don't have the money for the reamer so I dunno if I could use something else? I have 10mm (inner diameter) and 9mm tubes, is there a way to get one to around 9.7mm? I was thinking about electroplating it but I dont know how that would work, are there any other ways I can make the tubes smaller/ bigger?

>> No.1794763

If you can't even afford a reamer, you obviously can't afford any of the other tools you might use to do this. You can't do it with a hacksaw.

>> No.1794855

we cant accurately assist your nigger rigging without knowing the application of your system

>> No.1794862

If you got a gas stove or propane torch. Heat it up.and dip.it in water. Keep repeating it will.open it up a tiny bit every time. It might fuck the temper up but I've done this to.impact sockets and they worked fine.

>> No.1794992

Just look up how barrels were made back in the day mate, we've been making guns for hundreds of years.
Btw it'll be way more expensive than a $30 reamer

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1794666 No.1794666 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Just got this PSU from a friend for free to be converted into a cheap lab bench power supply. However, when I try to short the Green and Black wires the unit won't start The unit works fine, was running in a computer prior to me receiving it. I've heard that there may be some sort of protection circuit and/or that the unit requires a dummy load

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>> No.1794719

Generally they need a dummy load (resistor between the correct pins)
Bought one of these a few years ago and it works really well

>> No.1794724

>just looked at the price
Shit, I'm pretty sure I originally got that for way less than twenty bucks.

>> No.1794726

yeah someone else recommended one of those too. Might just go that route and cut my losses

>> No.1794784

You can get these for a couple of bucks from Aliexpress

>> No.1794791

Yep Ebay too

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1794664 No.1794664 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Trying to find a longer version, any idea what this type of bolt is called, I'm not sure what to search

>> No.1794668

Class 8.8 is medium carbon steel, quenched and tempered and includes all Sizes below 16mm.

>> No.1794672

Socket cap screw.
You killed a thread.
next time put a question like that in SQTDDTOG

>> No.1794691

those threads look like there Ok. . . . . haha I see what you did there! Oh humorous man you!

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1794645 No.1794645 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Hey /diy/, im looking to get into plant breeding, in particular tulips and also basil. I have no idea where to start, though. Any resources for this?

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>> No.1794688

Basil isn't strong enough to support itself that large. To get to bush size plants need some woody stalks like tomatoes or peppers have.

>> No.1794690

Basil absolutely develops woody stalks after a certain size.

>> No.1794715

And when it goes to seed and gets woody it tastes like shit, this is why you're supposed to prune whenever you see it start to flower.

>> No.1794716

Yeah i know, but what i want to breed is a type of basil that doesnt really lose its flavour when it turns woody.

>> No.1794833

This is why you gotta snip the fucker, it will bush out like crazy the more you harvest.

Also OP, breeding takes a ton of time and waiting.

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1794579 No.1794579 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

MADE FROM CHINESE inverter welder machine

>> No.1794682

OP is so smart with his flash tube switch schematic.

>> No.1794692

It's a simplified schematic for a half-bridge SMPS.

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1794546 No.1794546 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Just link dump cool projects you've seen recently, no matter which topic. I am sick of sitting at home being bored because I am too uncreative to come up with a good project myself. If you have any project ideas for stuff you won't do anyways because you don't have the required skills (e.g. you're a woodworking fag and have an /amg/ idea) post them so other anons can have some fun.

>> No.1794549

Not really inspo but interesting anyway. Someone may need it when hacking some household devices.
Also check out Ben eater if you haven't already

>> No.1794667

There are a lot of project ideas on homemadetools.net

>> No.1794753

These are too many though to look at all of them and they are poorly sorted, but otherwise nice page

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1794513 No.1794513 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Good morning /diynosaurs,

Hope you are all well!

I come asking for some advice from any of you woodworkers regarding picrelated.

My missus bought this bench-table thing about a year ago and has asked me to treat the wood with wax as recommended by the store.

The wood is sort of petrified or like drift-wood, very dense and the places where knots used to be looks black as if treated or sealed with heat or fire. I'm really not sure.

Anyhow, I'm looking for tips re:treating it with a clear wax I have. The missus is mist concerned about any change in colour post waxing.

Thanks in advance anons!

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Thanks, did that and over 24 hrs it absorbed the wax, but still changed colour a little bit, pic related.
Perhaps another 24 hrs and it will be more. In the grain of the wood and the cracks, the wax can be seen creamy white colour.

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>> No.1794581

Thanks for the contribution anon.

>> No.1794591

Oils like linseed and varnishes change color over time. I don't know that a wax will have those issues.

>> No.1794771

Any treatment will change the colour a bit, waxing will make it a bit more saturated looking, but it will fade in half as it gets absorbed into the wood. As it's really cracked and crevaced you'll get plenty of places where the wax is not absorbed as it just sits on top, so i recommend putting it into the sun for a bit so the stuff melts and gets into the pores.

Looks like a bitch to treat and i don't get the reason to keep a bench that looks like it's going to fall apart, but if make sure to get in every nook and cranny it'll be fine. Wax is also relatively colourless, unlike linseed, so it'll look more or less the same

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1794500 No.1794500 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I'm planning to use a solid core door from Home Depot/Lowes as a desk top. I know it's not supposed to sag like a hollow core door, but my questions are:
Will it support the weight of 1-3 monitor arms clamped on the edge and how well will screws hold into the particle board core that makes up the inside of the door?

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>Will it support the weight of 1-3 monitor arms
Arms don’t have much weight, so yes. Are you putting monitors on them? How heavy??
I’ve put heavy stuff on hollow core doors for years with no problem... I try to use the area near the supports, to be most stable.

>> No.1794536

Instead of using screws, run a bolt all the way through the door and put a large washer between the bolt and the wood on the underside.

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Might be OK depending on how much the monitors weigh and what the span is between the desk supports. If it does end up sagging you could attach some angle iron to the edge to strengthen it up. Shouldn't look to janky if you paint it and use button head screws.

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1794478 No.1794478 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Hi /diy/. So I recently obtained a briggs and stratton vanguard 14hp as a pile of parts for $20 and have started putting it back together. I don't want to spend money if it's not necessary.
1. The oil ring is broken, the two compression rings are fine. Can I just run it without compression rings, and put super heavy oil so it doesn't smoke too much?
2. I used some oil resistant crankcase sealer instead of a real gasket, and as a result the engine is slightly stiff because (I'm guessing) removing the thickness of the gasket caused the clearances between the crankshaft's thrust bearings to change. Will this just lap itself to the right tolerance when I run the engine or will it destroy it?
3. I used solder wire crushed in between the head and block in place of a head gasket since the old head gasket was blown. Will this be a problem? I made sure to seal all the oil passages etc.

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>> No.1794596

The 8-year-old Oil Consoomer

>> No.1794611

>oil ring
oil a length of jute twine and pack it into the oil-ring grove by winding-in several layers as tight as possible

>> No.1794613

Now this was the kind of advice I was looking for. Thanks. I assume this is something they used to do on those ancient stationary engines?

>> No.1794678

we used a oiled fibrous packing but I don't remember the type of fibers

>> No.1794733

>solder as gasket
i will put this in my repertoire

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1794432 No.1794432 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Hello /diy/ I have jars from the grocery store that had pickles jams and other preserved food in them.is it a good idea to reuse these for pickiling,fermenting and canning,and is this even a safe idea

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>> No.1794744

They would be fine for storing cum or piss. Maybe fingernails too.

>> No.1794749

yes. people have been doing that since they first came on the marked.

>> No.1794782

The lids will be fine, just check the little gasket inlay once in a while. I have been doing this forever

>> No.1794793

No its not safe. Even mason jar lids that are purposed for this are a suggested one time use only. The heat degrades the rubber gasket and could potentially leak. In jam/jelly recipes as an example, if you are reusing lids it is suggested to seal the top portion of the jar with heated paraffin wax that you poor on top right after putting the jam/jelly inside, before pasteurizing. It's an old school method of canning.
In theory if a vacuum forms and the lid sucks down it should be safe and with things like jams or high sugar stuff it will probably be safe. But I wouldn't risk this with anything that is pickled, not acidic or low sugar.

>> No.1794861

i'll reuse jars for quick pickles/kimchis that i keep in the fridge for awhile, but you absolutely should not try to do canning or any type of long term storage with leftover jars. use canning jars with new lids. do your research if you plan to do canning without getting botulism.

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1794381 No.1794381 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Quick question. Im installing a new range hood with a top side duct opening of 7". All of my existing duct work through the roof is 4". I plan on slapping a 7" to 4" reducer on top of the hood. I should be fine, right? The hood cfm is 300 max with a high and a low option. Am i good?

>> No.1794391

yeah it'll be fine.
may add wear to motor if you run it on high a lot but even then who gives a shit if it goes bad in 8 years vs. 12

>> No.1794411

punch in the amount of 90's and stuff

>> No.1794683

Just make sure to do the bends at 7", don't reduce until after all the bends. Turns are the airflow-killer.
7" at 300 cfm is pretty low static pressure, hopefully the fan can produce enough.

>> No.1794694

4" is only good up to 80 cfm

>> No.1794874

Just re-run the vent pipe in 7" like a Chad instead of hobbling your poor appliance.

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1794368 No.1794368 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Should Have Bought A Prusa Edition
Old thread: >>1791053

All the info you need about 3D-printing: https://pastebin.com/43ZPzsET (embed)

>What printer should I buy? [Last updated 4-7-2020]
Under 250 USD: Creality Ender 3 Pro
Under 500 USD: Creality CR-10, Anycubic Chiron, or Qidi X-One2
Under 1000 USD: Prusa i3 (Mk9 or Mk8)
Over 1000 USD: lulzbot is (mostly) dead
SLA: Anycubic Photon, Prusa SL1, Formlabs Form 3, Elegoo Mars

Instead of buying a new printer, you could consider building your own: https://reprap.org/wiki/

>Where can I get free things to print?

>What CAD software should I use?
Solidworks, Inventor, AutoCAD etc. all work, but Blender and Fusion 360 are free for most users, that doesn't include (you).
Variants of Solidworks, Inventor and AutoCAD may be free depending on your profession, level of piracy and definition of ''free''.

Resins and their curing time.

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>> No.1794958

I already have ABS, it's a long story but I got some as a gift and I just don't want to waste it.

I've looked into PETG a little, it seems kinda finicky but not nearly as much as ABS. I guess the bigger question here is if a stock Ender 3 can use it.

>> No.1794962

PETG is a little stringy compared to PLA, but it prints nice structural parts with a little dialing in.

I've printed PETG on a stock ender before, but you might want to pick up some higher temp bowden tubing just to be safe. I think you can get some for under 10 bucks from th3d.

>> No.1794963

Yes, but not to its full potential due to it wanting to be printed around 240 which breaks down the ptfe tube. An all metal hotend fixes that though.

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The default scraper is shit. I recommend pic related, at least for getting under the edges.
The default bed is somewhat flexible, isn't it? You could take it off the metal surface and flex it to pop the print off. If you're using the glass bed, I don't think you have to worry so much about scratching the finish. Most of the "scratches" I make on mine end up disappearing anyway when I wash it.
If you want an easier time getting underneath the lip of the print, you could print with a small brim that lifts up fairly easily, and gives you a straight plane to the underside of the actual print.

>> No.1794972

Not that anon, but I found the default scraper works fine if the edge is filed down just a little. Aside from the squared edge there's not really anything wrong with it.

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1794361 No.1794361 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

build with raspberry pi w/ wifi, superdroids robot chassis, and his smith sex machine, online now


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