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I honestly don't know where to put this thread. But something tells me it's better suited here.

I need to raise the temperature of my house to at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit. 130-140 would be preferred. I have an unfortunate infestation, and I'd like to nip it in the bud before it takes a toll on my health and sanity.

I have a wood stove, and I go out and cut my own wood. I was hoping this would be the cheapest/ safest method to heat my house too the needed temperature.

Is there a formula on hand for how hot my house will get? As in, how much will the temperature drop the further you get away from the stove and stove piping?

Any other bases I need to cover?
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depends on your isolation, you should do this with a software
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Op, too had an infestation and I considered raising the temperature but in my situation I would have had to do it with propane or electric. So I tried something different I put a 5 foot piece of pvc pipe on my shop vac, this let me vacuum every nook and cranny of my house floor to ceiling with with ease. I was able to eradicate my problem with my shop vac, give it a try if anything it will severely put a dent in the problem. Having said that what people usually do with raising the heat is they use a temperature monitor with probes in various parts of the house this will let you know when the house is up to temperature. Keep us updated.
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Find and caulk every hole in the house, then leave a few cubic feet of dry ice out over about a week. It should suffocate everything. If you want to be hardcore, buy a cannister of carbon monoxide and leave it on just before you leave.

WARNING do NOT do this if there is any chance that someone could show up. Leave warning signs just inside the house in case someone does.

DO NOT INITIATE THIS PROCESS WITH A DOOR CLOSED! Keep a door or two open until you walk out the door. Prop it open to ensure it can't close on you.

DO NOT leave any pets inside. Everything inside the house will die.

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Hey /diy/ my girlfriend's stupid fucking dog tore a strip out of our carpet and I need to fix it. Besides throwing the dog out are there anyways to fix the carpet
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If you have spare carpet you can pull a strip out and dry wedging it into place with a blunt woods chisel. If no spare carpet or you own the house, put up with it and either way kick the fucking shit generator.
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Self bump
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>>1243380
You will have to buy some new carpet

I have a house built in the 1960's with two bath tubs fitted with hair traps similar to that shown. The drains are now slow and I can't snake them because the snake can't get through the trap. Liquid plumber hair dissolver helps a little but the drain is still too slow to take a shower without the tub filling.

The idiots who built the house didn't leave any access panels so I have to open walls/ceilings to get to these damned things. I managed to get to one through a closet to see what it looks like but I can't get purchase on the bottom plug to remove it.

Any ideas as to how I can clear these without opening up my walls? A water bladder won't work because the drain is attached to the tub overflow. Same problem with a plunger or compressed air.

I have no idea if there is a strainer inside of if it works like a big P-trap.
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>>1243182
>I have no idea if there is a strainer inside of _or_ if it works like a big P-trap.
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>>1243182
>it works like a big P-trap
this
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>>1243185
>>it works like a big P-trap
>this

except that proper P-traps are self-scouring, meaning they don't fill up with hair or dirt.

However, as seen in pic related, you can repair a drum trap by sawing the bottom off and putting a coffee can on it and sealing it up.

apparently they suck so much they are not allowed any more:

http://www.startribune.com/how-bad-are-drum-traps/203360321/

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I've been using my electric toothbrush recently to clean off small parts instead of doing it by hand and it works surprisingly well for removing things in small crevices. I was wondering if anyone had "repurposed" their toothbrush base into an oscillating tool. It seems like it would be powerful enough for to cut plastics and maybe soft metals, or as a miniature sander, if you had the right attachment. Would this be possible/has it been done, or is it a dumb idea?
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>dat feel when posting the wrong pic
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>>1242803
I've heard lots of women re-purposed them as sex toys.
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>>1242803
its incredibly common to use toothbrushes, including electric ones, for cleaning grease and stuff

id doubt its efficiency as a racker for lockpicking but theres no reason you cant get softer or harder brush heads for polishing and the like

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So I have this pipe wrench
Is it useful?
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>>1241688
aren't all stillsons ratcheting by nature?
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>>1241688
Does it work? If so, yes.
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Handle moves to clear objects a straight handle might not clear with sufficient room to swing.

I'd keep it. You can never have too many specialty wrenches.

I have this old radio with a vinyl player (turntable, pickup) module. It's from the 70s. I want to make it work again. The pickup module is working I lubricated the motor and you can hear sound from the cartridge (the thing with the needle that reads from disk) when a disk is played. I resoldered some detached joints on this board but it still doesn't manage to pick up the signal from the vinyl player and play it through the speaker. I would love to make the radio work too. So what else should I be looking for on this board? Also I checked some capacitors (the big ones and some other small ones) with an ohm meter and they seem fine.
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Is putting foil on a window to block all light a bad idea?

Someone told me it would make my room even hotter in the summer.
But I can't find any good info on Google
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>>1236137
OP, are you ok? Whats going on little buddy? You are loved.
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You'd think it would make a great curtain due to its mirror like properties. The more light that is reflected away the better. Do it
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>>1236137
I use an emergency blanket. They act like a one-way mirror though. So, at night people can see in if you don't have blinds closed. It doesn't make the room hotter.

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takin apart this fanuc,
sorry i had to start with out you, but i had to get it out of my dads truck before he found out, so i needed to lighten the load
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joint6 had a servo + harmonic gear attatched which is where the end of arm tool would go. my boss looted that gear before i got it, which sucks because it looks like that was the only harmonic gear in the lot
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>>1230810
>takin apart

what for, anon? Is it still functional?
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this is the gear train for joint 5, not what i was expecting, but still nice, the next pic shows where the motor mounts

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Can somebody provide me with a service manual for Marantz MCR611 or MCR610? The only manuals I can find are paid ones. Thanks in advance.
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I've never really posted on this board but here it goes.

How difficult is it to change/fix a deadbolt locking mechanism? My front door to the apartment has a fucked up deadbolt that won't lock. The key can't be inserted at all and it looks like somebody might have tampered with it.

I live in an apartment complex and my property manager is a Puerto Rican asshole who takes months to respond to work orders.
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>>1242962
easy. Get it at a hardware store and you can probably get them to set it to your old key if you want.
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fuck re-keying it, just replace it and go about your business. if the manager spic says anything tell them you needed it replaced and couldnt wait for them to fix it. they dont need to be going in your apartment at will anyways stealing your shit.
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>>1242962
Same here, I took it apart and there's a small rotating part that just shattered under stress.

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