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1791468 No.1791468 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]


I'm a moron, and I don't know what to use to clean which material. I have already made some metals and tv remotes have color washed away from all the aclohol I'm using while i wipe them down. I know I can't use bleach on any fabric, but I can't use it on practically anything except tiles and ceramic. Plastic is everywhere, sometimes it seems like alcohol can be used on them, sometimes it seems like it's to strong.

How the hell do I clean my house, what do I use, how do I use them, what is safe to use on which material, and how do I not inhale bleach and aclohol vapors all day when I use them to clean?

This is all related to basic cleaning and disinfecting the 2019 coronavirus, of course.

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1791464 No.1791464 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Is there a way to refresh these at home? It's time to get innovative.

I have a couple sets of these but due to current events they are difficult to obtain. I want to use them for oil based paint. They still block solvent odors so the carbon filters are still good, but because I also put on the respirator for sanding I think the particulate filter portion got too clogged over time and they take a good amount of effort to breathe through. Any ideas?

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1791396 No.1791396 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

So I hear the US has less than 200k ventilators. in the case that you are in a rural area and cannot access a ventilator in the eventual event that manufacture cannot keep up with the sick. Do y'all have ideas for it to work? Schematics?
Suppose I have access to a air compressor and electronic parts and tools. what's the air pressure etc that humans can take?

>> No.1791398

Have you looked at the other 5 threads on this? I like the MIT one, but you still need a source of oxygen.

>> No.1791407

no sir. i'm new to town

>> No.1791417

The MIT route is probably the best in the short term since it uses readily avaible supplies, ie small motors and ambu-bags. True ventilators are precision machines able to tune and read inspiratory and expiratory volume as well as pressure and make on the fly adjustments while adding oxygen, heat, and humidity through filter media.

In true emergencies, we'll probably be hand-bagging people.

>> No.1791438

link to post please

>> No.1791440

You could google this and find answers to literally every question you have. Rather than reinventing the wheel, just look at one of the dozens of emergency /diy/ ventilator projects and follow their instructions.

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1791361 No.1791361 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Anyone know how to build a Virtual Presence Device?
I wanna go outdoors.

>> No.1791385

Then go outside faggot.

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1791343 No.1791343 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Aren't those drainage stones? Why the fuck would you want to remove them?

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>> No.1791351

just ignorance i'm sure

>> No.1791354

>drainage stones
Why would anyone want to drain water down next to a foundation?

>> No.1791442

dont remove them, theyre probably there for a reason. do a think about for a minute. show the roof line above that spot, im betting no overhang, and no eaves-trough, the stones are there to keep the fall off from the roof from splattering the house with dirt and digging a trench along the wall that will hold water

>> No.1791444

Because there's a drain down there that takes the water away from the house, instead of having it pool near the house.

>> No.1791448

French drain below. Many people remove the stones above it, shovel on soil, and plant flowers then have water issues inside.

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1791316 No.1791316 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Can you apply acrylic urethane clear coat over oil based paint? (Egc 11 universal clear over rustoleum 2x gloss paint plus primer)

>> No.1791331

As long as the oil is dry, yes. Oil paint can take weeks to dry completely sometimes.

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1791296 No.1791296 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Anyone else excited about the sweet deals on barely used quality tools coming to pawn shops and Craigslist when the depression hits?

>> No.1791299

I hate to tell you OP, but John Deere riding lawnmowers haven't been "quality" since the mid-80's. They're alright, but no better than anything else now, and very overpriced for what you get.

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More excited about all the valuable collections.

>> No.1791364

I'll have my eye out for an iron worker and maybe an excavator. Of course other machine tools will be on my radar as well...

We will see just how bad shit gets before I start counting on finding some deals.

>> No.1791395

that lady swole af

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1791249 No.1791249 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Originally posted on >>>/g/75286226 but that board sucks, so I xpost to /diy/. Open source hardware is a thing and /amg/ has more competent programmers than /dpt/.
Gotta stay at home, so I finally have some time to work towards becoming a open source contributor.
> your repos and who you need if you need some help with your project
> your skills and interests if you look for projects to contribute to.
Ideas of stuff you want to have developed are also welcome as long as post realistic stuff.

>> No.1791289

Nice, I'd like to learn to get better with C, anything I can work on to practice? Smaller projects preferred since I'll probably get overwhelmed otherwise but just send anything you think of

>> No.1791311

Any esp32 projects that need some help? I would especially like security related tools but anything is appreciated

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1791217 No.1791217 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I'm looking for a high quality multipurpose acrylic paint. It will not be used for different kinds of craft works and not for canvas painting. The first things I will use it for is painting a bottle and to dye a cotton string and I will probably use it on wood too and maybe leather.

Can I do all that with one type of paint? I'm looking for something high quality with good and lasting colors. I will only use it occationally, so small bottles is better than big.

I have been looking at liquitex, but it is mostly for canvas painting and I read it's not that great painting. It's just too much info out there for a no-painter like me to navigate. Please help. I'm building a lamp

>> No.1791223

>It will not be used for different
*It WILL be used for different kinds of craft works
NOT canvas painting

Sorry for being sloppy guys

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1791202 No.1791202 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Help me for the love of God please, this thing has been beeping every 30 seconds for 2 hours and I have no way of turning it off. I tried the breakers and nothing worked. I tried pressing the button and it didn't work. My step ladder isn't tall enough to actually reach the thing so I cant rip it out. My neighbors are going to kill me soon. I can feel it. Oh, God. Help me.

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>> No.1791226

Get a broomstick and thrust at it until destroyed.

>> No.1791227

put your bed underneath, and jump from it.

>> No.1791229

Ask your neighbors if they can lend you a taller ladder so you can take it down before they kill you. Or, since your neighbors are close enough to hear it, maybe you should start harassing your slumlord about it.

>> No.1791233

Not op, but 5'10" manlet here. Like many people with disabilities (being a midget in my case) I have to use adaptive technologies to get by.

It's a rare and expensive piece of equipment op, but try getting a step stool. Or even a ladder. You'll thank me later.

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A thread died for this

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1791198 No.1791198 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Looking for a sand blasting tool for my 50l 3hp compressor, wanna respray my wheels, did the first one by hand but had no luck with the deepest rim of it.

Any reccomendations?

>> No.1791245

Just get whatever cheap thing you can find, you're not gonna be using it a lot.

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1791187 No.1791187 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Hey /diy, i got this ergoarm thingie and I need to put my 13" drawing tablet on it, but I'm not sure how, since the tablet doesn't have vesa screw holes, I was thinking about gluing a plank to the back of the tablet and then screwing the holes in, but that may prove fairly destructive for the tablet/backplate, do you have any other inexpensive ideas?

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>> No.1791391

Get a four point scissor arm phone holder. I'm sure larger ones exist.

Use that to create a mounting point.

If you have woodworking skills, you could build a tablet housing. Mathias made a holder for his iPad a few years ago.

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I can't get used to drawing with a tablet but you should get the idea, OP.

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Search for cheap adjustable car tablet mount. Remove unnecessary parts and screw that thing to your arm.

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there's lots of vesa mount adapters with little arms like this

>> No.1791455

glue a magnet or four on the arm, duoble stick tape some steel washers on the back of the tablet.

i did this to my tablet so i can use it for gps in the truck

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1791179 No.1791179 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Does anybody know how to unscrew this screw? It's got this rubber thing around it

>> No.1791190

drill it out its fucked

>> No.1791195

doubt your going to be able to save the screw, the rubber thingy is a grommet to absorb vibration at that attachment location, is the screw plastic? looks like it, why not drill it through, dig the shards out and replace it? if plastic you might fill phillips slot of screw with superglue and press in and hold a well fitting phillips head screwdriver hold firm until glue sets up let cure and try to gently back the screw out.. I could have drilled the screw out and replaced it in less time than it took me to type reply...

>> No.1791199

I just pushed it out... from inside.

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1791173 No.1791173 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

What’s the last thing we heard about bunkerbro guys? Is he still around?

>> No.1791183

Im sure he's in his bunker right now, guarding his toilet paper stash.

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I've completed almost everything on my bucket list. Only two trips left. I was ready to face death, but when I think of the fact that I will never have my own secret underground lair, well, it hurts just a little.

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1791171 No.1791171 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I bought a few cheap shelving units that assemble like shown in the pic (front view). If I were to remove the red pieces, would it seriously mess up the stability of the shelf? I want wider shelves but don't want it to be too shaky or collapse.

>> No.1791211

Yes absolutely. I'd advise buying some brackets to provide a brace under the ones you intend to remove

>> No.1791230

what do you plan to put on it? is that made of wood or metal?

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1791139 No.1791139 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Or nothing will happen and music comes out from speakers without any difference?

Also, the pic I chose is randomic, didn't know what to put

>> No.1791142

No Allex you dumb Italian fuck

>> No.1791250

Hi anon, nice to meet you too

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1791088 No.1791088 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I need to construct a deer fence for the garden this year on a tight budget. I have ordered deer fencing that is 7' high and 100' in length. Due to it's light weight I figure I may want to set posts every 4-6'. I am thinking about getting these pvc pipes as the fence posts. They are 10', so I can bury them 3' to match the height of the fencing. This is really my cheapest and easiest option but I have to ask, is it fucking retarded? Will this not work?

This is the pipe. https://www.homedepot.com/p/3-4-in-x-10-ft-PVC-Class-200-Plain-End-Pipe-57570/100168741

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>> No.1791093

T-posts and welded wire fencing

>> No.1791096

Fuuuuuuuck ok. I didn't think of that and those are good points. So I'm looking at 7' t-posts and if I stretch the material 15' between posts I'll only need like 20 posts.

>> No.1791332

Get those little 2" wood fence posts, they're cheap.

1/2 inch EMT conduit would be better than the PVC if you need to use some weird material.

>> No.1791341

T-posts for the win. rebar might be cheaper. UV will ass rape that PVC in about 3 months

>> No.1791450

This is what I used. 8 feet long T-posts and 6 feet high welded wire fencing. The deer don't jump over it unless they are being chased.

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1791076 No.1791076 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I want to /diy/ a bag that attaches to a bike rack. I'm willing to modify and even to make a bike rack myself if a special design is needed. The objective is to make a bag that attaches quickly to the rack without wasting any time. So I would be doing both, the rack and the bag so I can design them to work together.

There are multiple bike racks and all kinds of different bags on the market but all of them share one fatal flaw: their attachment systems suck and are usually strap based, This is totally time inefficient and frustrating when you need to put or to take your bag quickly.

My solution to this problem is to produce a bag and rack that are designed around a superior attachment system.

Now, my questions is: what type of attachment system should I use to create this project? I don't know anything about attachment systems.

I have two ideas that may work:
-The bag has magnets on the bottom. The rack has magnets on itself. The attraction force should be sufficient enough to hold the bag in place.
-The bag has a rail on the bottom. The rack has a rail on itself. The user pairs the ends of the rails and slides the bag till it locks in place. (similar to the telescopic rail that drawers have).

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>> No.1791189

plastic dovetail strips you just slide it in and it locks in with a little friction

>> No.1791263
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This is already a thing; go check out Topeak's quicktrack system.

It's pretty pricey, but there's nothing stopping you from copying their design, tweaking it a bit, and building one yourself.

>> No.1791315

I didn't knew about this brand. Still, they are kind of expensive for what I can see and here where I live they are impossible to get due to taxation and currency exchange. So I'm still going to create them, aiming the price to be affordable on my local market.
But yeah, that's what I was talking about.

Yes, something like that. I was thinking maybe of three points of contact

>> No.1791319

I mean, it's expensive but the quality is top notch.

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1791075 No.1791075 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

diy something i'm struggling with is adding casters to galvanized pipe table I built.

to be exact the casters would need to be added to a: 3/4 to 1/2 reducer or the option would be to remove the reducer and attach the casters to a 3/4 elbow.

The problem is other than finding a 1/2 or 3/4 expanding caster with threading, I don't know how else to attach it.

My build on my table comes from the photo attached.

Any thoughts?

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>> No.1791201

>install plug/cap
>drill, tap
>screw caster in

>> No.1791216

You only have to worry about the fumes if you are welding or grinding this shit. Otherwise its safe especially after you paint it. You are dumb fuckoff

>> No.1791219

your never going to find a caster with NPT threads, what I would do is find a caster with a bolt that fits inside you pipe and then fill the pipe with anchoring cement.

NPT is what the threads on the pipe are called, casters are going to have SAE/metric threads, not interchangeable

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>> No.1791276

>casters are going to have SAE
But this is not an automotive application.

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1791053 No.1791053 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

3dpg Edition
Old thread: >>1788041

All the info you need about 4D-printing: https://pastebin.com/43ZPzsET (embed)

>Need help with prints? Watch this quick video:

If that doesn't help go fuck yourself.

>What printer should I buy? [Last updated 1-1-2200]
Under 200 USD: Creality Ender 30 Pro
Under 500 USD: Creality CR-1000, Anycubic Chiron, or Qidi X-One2000
Under 1000 USD: Prusa i3 (Mk9 or Mk8)
Over 1000 USD: lulzbot is probably dead
SLA: Anycubic Photon, Prusa SL1, Formlabs Form 3
Buyer beware: some chinkshit clones are too good. :)
Instead of buying a new printer, you could consider building your own: https://reprap.org/wiki/

>Where can I get free things to print?
That will be $5.

>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.1791431

don't you need to fuck with retraction? i want to try printing flex stuff but thought i should just wait until i do a direct drive upgrade

>> No.1791433

Interesting. This is kind of the quality I'm getting too (with some occasional blips that I don't care about).
>Anon above asked if it was viable to upgrade ender to something better if that is possible and what's the best route
Are you talking about me? (>>1791320) Because if so then no, I was specifically asking about making an entirely separate DIY printer.

>> No.1791435

im guessing but a part with few travelmoves should be no issue on a bowdem

>> No.1791437

The secret for flex is to get fucking slow. I mean 15mm/s.
TPU needs more longer time to liquefy in the hotend compared to other filaments.
You also need to crank up the flow/extrusion rate to ~120% because the extruder teeth grip a lot deeper and the feeding gear diameter is reduced. Otherwise you will underextrude. I'm also coasting at 0.4mm3.
As soon as I considered these points I got very good results.
I'm printing TPU with retraction turned off, I should give it a try though. Stringing is quite hefty.

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