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I want to make my own RO system in my apartment, but all the DIY I can find is large scale and/or corporate shilling of premade systems.
Anyone have their own system? How do I get started? Tips?
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>>1234876
>posting pic of a tranny

Why?
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>>1234876
this is /diy not /b, consider posting relevant images.
here's your (you)
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>>1234894
Geez, okay, here's a relevant image. I repent.
I live in a city in the Southern US. I did some research on the tap water here and it is wayyy over the recommended flouride limit, and there's literally a pump jack across the street so there's a lot of sediment in it. Brita filters can't hold up.
Is a 3 stage filter ok for this purpose?
Does it have to take up my whole kitchen, or can I just keep it under the sink?
How do I start this project?

Hi everyone. A friend gave me some mint from her garden, as i once said i'd love to grow mint. It's so nice, but i never grew anything before. How do i make this plant survive? Should i just plant it in a pot and water it and wait till it grows? I was thinking of hydroponics since it sounds cool and i want to produce the most i can for cooking/tea/mojitos, but since i wasn't expecting it i don't have anything set up. How would you proceed in order to maximize the plant's chance of surviving ? Thanks in advance, soory fr bad engles, have a nice day everyone.
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>>1234835
Ask your "friend"
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>>1234841
>Ask your "friend"

Normal people actually have friends who grow mint in their gardens but maybe the friend does not know how to grow mint in a house or shed or van or shipping container or boat or bunker or whatever OP lives in.
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>>1234845
Tru dat. Plus she really doesn't know, as it just happened to grow in her garden somehow

Hey /DIY/, moving into a new house next week and I've been trying to figure out how to condition the right corner of my garage so I can set up an L shaped desk with my PC and video games and related. I get all four seasons in my area, so I would actually need to retain heat in that area of the garage. My question is, is there some type of insulation panel that can be installed and removed in a clean way? I'm renting at the moment, but I'll be able to buy this house within a year or two, but I don't want to do anything permanent until I actually know I'm buying. Would insulating one corner even be possible it would I just have to do the whole garage?
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>>1234758
By the way, I've searched on Google, only to be met with acoustic insulation panels, which is clearly not what I'm after.
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>>1234758
why garage.....

put some hooks in the ceiling and hang some thick moving blankets to form walls, or frame simple 2x4 walls and cover with foam board
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>>1234766
I don't have any empty rooms in the house and I like to be as far away from everyone as possible when gaming/doing schoolwork. I like that idea, but in the long run it's probably be better to just finish the whole garage right? I just want it to be a workshop/gameroom since I work on cars a lot and I'll have one of my projects in there at some point.

Hi /diy/, I have a huge project I'm starting soon but I really have no idea what I'm doing. I'm just gonna youtube everything and figure it out. Maybe ya'll could give me some tips or ideas??

http://imgur.com/a/I7p4S

I'm gonna fix up this room. No matter how hard I'll scrub these bricks, this white salt/mineral mixture will always come back and fall onto the floor. I've thought about using brick sealer but desu I don't think it's worth it at ~$50 a gallon. No idea how many gallons I'll need, so I think i'm just gonna drywall it all off. So far my plan is to break off those wooden archs, cover that section w/ drywall, build a frame/drywall under where those archs are, fill up those windows up to the joists, and build a ceiling. I have two heat vents that come into here as you can see in the pics, but when winter comes I don't think they're really gonna do shit unless I have the room more closed off. I also think I wanna just put a "movable" wall in front of those giant sliding windows. They're kinda nice.
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Some questions: (keep in mind I've never done anything like this, but I work w/ hand/power tools for for my dayjob)

>When filling those windows, should I just throw a stud or two in there, or should I build a little frame? Those three posts that come up don't go as high as the rest of the wall, but I ultimately want it to just be one wall that goes up to the ceiling, how do I handle that?

>I'm thinking about just slapping drywall on the joists to build a ceiling, but in two places those wood/metal things (http://imgur.com/6Kbk80U) come down a few inches below the joists. How should I handle that? It would look dumb to cut the drywall around those pieces but I also don't really want to/know how to lower the whole thing.

>Anybody have any experience with brick sealer? The exposed brick does look nice, but I don't wanna drop $50 on a gallon of sealer just to realize it barely covers anything, also I don't know how efficient or long lasting it might be.

Any other advice or ideas would be great. I'm not entirely sure yet what I'm gonna do about everything

pic is a basic 3d model I made in sketchup to get measurements.
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>>1234605

Brick looks cool though. Talk to a brick mason and see what he says. Maybe call some over to get estimates on repair and listen to how they'd repairs it. Then soy.
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>>1234605
>Hi /diy/, I have a huge project I'm starting soon but I really have no idea what I'm doing. I'm just gonna youtube everything and figure it out. Maybe ya'll could give me some tips or ideas??
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>http://imgur.com/a/I7p4S
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>I'm gonna fix up this room. No matter how hard I'll scrub these bricks, this white salt/mineral mixture will always come back and fall onto the floor. I've thought about using brick sealer but desu I don't think it's worth it at ~$50 a gallon. No idea how many gallons I'll need, so I think i'm just gonna drywall it all off. So far my plan is to break off those wooden archs, cover that section w/ drywall, build a frame/drywall under where those archs are, fill up those windows up to the joists, and build a ceiling. I have two heat vents that come into here as you can see in the pics, but when winter comes I don't think they're really gonna do shit unless I have the room more closed off. I also think I wanna just put a "movable" wall in front of those giant sliding windows. They're kinda nice.
Ok what you need is lots of plastic bottles and mortor mix.

Step one. Piss in the bottles.
Step two stack
Step three apply the motor
Done!

No need to cover the Windows, the light should go threw them!! Also no need to thank me. Your welcome!

I'm all about diy. Bees make their own honey.
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>>1234600

there's another thread about bees. well actually it's about honey. honey containers, to be specific.

ever read the book that uses letters for words?

C D B.

D B S A B Z B.

I used to think that book was hilarious.

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I'm replacing all the guts of the toilet. We've owned the house five years now and it was overdue. I'm ok with everything so far...

Except the overflow valve, the plastic 'nut' on the bottom will not budge at all. It's an American Standard toilet newer not sure what's up. Any tips?
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>>1234588
If you're replacing the overflow and flapper seat with a new one, just break/cut the old nut off.
If you want to re-use it, why are you taking it off?
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>>1234588
assuming you are replacing the flushvalve,
best is hand saw from the inside or across the width
you can also use flat head screw driver between nut and valve body to pry inwards to start breaking it inwards
you can use pliers to break the threads of the flush valve inwards, breaking it into pieces as you go. If you get one slit cut or sawed anywhere along the nut or threads, it'll unscrew or pry off, if it doesn't just fall off on its own.

Not out of the ordinary to saw or break away old nuts on flush valves
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>>1234588
take the tank off the bowl

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I am looking for books on furniture design, since all the literature that we got in tradeschool, apart from 4 pages, only dealt with the technical aspects of cabinetmaking. All that we learned about designing stuff was basic knowledge about proportions (golden ratio) and the standard heights for tables and other types of furniture.

So basically I can accurately draw and craft any type of cabinet, door or table i want, but everything i design looks like standard 1980s ikea furniture, due to me having ZERO design skills.

Any help would be greatly apprechiated. I am especially interested in any books that deal with designing classic American, rococo and art nuveau furniture.

Being able to design stuff like pic related is my dream, so help me in getting there guys.
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>>1234572
dude, pretty much every designer develops their own style. I'm not sure what you're asking. basically, design a box, add decorative elements to it.
The best inspiration I have is go to the library and look at architectural digest magazines to see the details of houses/furniture from various decades.
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>>1234572
Just try to imitate designs you like and after a while you'll develop an eye for it. Then you can start to change the designs how you want or come up with something original
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>>1234572
>design
>basic knowledge
>golden ratio

Design is not about knowledge but about a flair, it is not maths, and golden ratio (and other muh mythical cosmic numbers or ratio) is a dead meme, very dead, don't even go there.

Look at lots of examples and lurk in relevant reddit or pinterest or similar.

>standard heights for tables and other stuff

This you can just google, I can already see a pdf containing everything you need to know from 1 google search.

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I want to make mummies, but I obviously can't make real ones. Is there a good way to create fake, but very real-looking mummies? I can provide real teeth for that authentic look but I need to make the actual mummy out of something else.
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What's your budget?
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>>1234573

Money is not a concern.
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>>1234555
Why can't you make real ones? What's stopping you?

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What is this your of display called? Do they all have the same pinout? The bottom rightmost segment is out and I don't see any loose joints.
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Vacuum fluorescent display. Eevblog did a fix video on these
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>>1234411

Right most segment on all the displays? Typically they're multiplexed.
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>>1234413
>Eevblog did a fix video on these

You expect me to survive a whole video of that incessant screeching?

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What is the best way to get a live video feed straight to screen? I would just use an rca jacked camera and some basic screen but the quality is too low for me. I would want something like 1080p
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>>1234410
Yeah rca doesn't do anything like hd.
I think rgb is the oldest that will do anything close to hd.
Find a camera with an output and a screen with an input and away you go.
Hdmi is your best bet probably but its not raw, it's all encoded by the camera. Two different cameras at the same resolution with different encoding routines will have different apparent quality.
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>>1234417
Hdmi would be ideal but theres always some sorts of os behind it. No plug and play
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>>1234436
Tho this could be done with a rasp

Is it easy to fit a bath panel?
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Do you get paid for starting moronic threads?
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>>1234384

are you saying it's really easy or really hard to fit a bath panel? Your communication skills could use some work.
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>>1234386
>>>QTDDTOT
sage

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Do you want to build a bow?
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>get a piece of wood, duh
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>make some designs
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>make one that fits your piece of wood

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Hi /diy/, i'm trying to build a "custom" keyboard like pic related, and i need help. I don't care if it looks ghetto as fuck as long as it works.
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I have to work with a cheap membrane keyboard and a soder
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This is in order to create a cheap practice midi pedal board
i dont care if its inputs are keys from the keyboard i just want at least 21 keys in that order
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and what help would you be needing then, squire?

have you bought the individual keys?
have you arranged to make or acquire a case?
do you have the skill to solder to the tiny traces that go into that black blob?
do you have a multimeter (or continuity tester) to figure out the current keyboard's array?

Rate my dumpster dive computer part AC unit. What kind of/how many thermoelectric plates should it need to cool ~100sqft?
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>>1234151
shit/10

you could buy a window ac unit or three for the amount of TEC you would need. probably more than 1 15A circuit too.
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>>1234171
What the fugg, 200 dollar 2kW window units cool 500+ feet, and five packs of 60W thermoelectric plates cost 20 bucks. How are AC units special, what technology do I need?
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>>1234175
Are you retarded? Refrigerant and compressors do way better in efficiency than fucking Peltier plates

What is objectively the best way to make a room smell good?

Wax melters? Candles? Oil diffusers?

I find myself disappointed with how weak or short lived most things I try are.
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>>1234139
>Clean your Damn house
>put dried cloves and lemon rind in open air bowl
>leave window cracked\turn on circ fans.

If you're looking for the easy way, buy Zepp odor control bombs. Your place will smell like clean laundry for literally weeks.
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Remove the dead rats in the wall! Works every time.
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>>1234139
Fresh air. It also helps if you keep your place clean...

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