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Hey DIY, how are you guys doing? I'm running into budget issues with my tools for work. I'm looking for wrenches, reasonably priced but better than HF quality. But I need sizes from 1-3/16 to 2 inches and 24mm to 40mm.

Also, I'm a mechanic for a prominent rental company while you suggest things for me, I might be able to help you find the right tool for your job.
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What is your fucking budget dumbass. Kind of important information to provide. There is a big difference between saying you can spend $50 and you can spend $400.

How much can you spend per wrench or how much is the total you can spend? You need about 50 wrenches, right? Do you need them right now or can you do some digging first? Awaiting your response.
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Yeah I fucked up.
Probably around 200 for each set metric and SAE. I don't think I need every step in metric usually 32 34 36 40 are what I end up borrowing.
I'd also like to get a set of crows feet the same way.
Time wise, I have access to my coworker's boxes and unless their using it, its not an issue but I'm tired of asking.
As much as I would love to have a snap on set, I don't use them enough to justify having them in snap on wrench over 1-3/16 or 24-25mm. I'd still like American steel but I'm willing to flex a little for like Gear Wrench or some other quality imported tool.
Application is mostly for use on hydraulic lines and fittings. Occasionally on pullies I can't get a socket on. Seldom high torque applications.
And because I'm so rural Snappy is the only place I can reliably get warranty.
I have looked at blackhawk as that's what one of my coworkers has, but the black oxide finish on those tools is already rusting and he's only had them for less than a year and I'm in the high plains which is pretty arid.
pic semi-related one of the bigger pieces i work on.
>but better than HF quality.

stop with that bullshit. maybe their electrical tools suck, but their best quality sockets, both regular and impact are excellent and cost way less than elsewhere. also their open end, box end, and combination wrenches are fine if you buy their best.

I can't speak for their ratchets because I already had plenty.

buy a good Harbor Freight socket and try to break it. Post the pic here if you succeed without doing anything crazy like smashing it with a sledge hammer.

my sink sprayer broke and im not sure how to fix it. im able to put it back on but the head comes off after a couple of time that i use the sink, i guess an important piece fell off under the sink. now, when i turn on the sink, the water just comes through the hose. is there any way i can turn off the water to the sprayer hose
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go to home depot and buy another one for 10 bucks you dumb retard.
you see that clip thats in the pic
that holds the bottom piece from falling off
if you lose that you're fucked
buy a new one and in the meantime turn the valves under the sink to the off position
can i just get that little c clip?

and also, if i turn off the valve, wouldnt that turn off the water for the faucet too

So my brother's rabbit bit off the connector to usb fan. He tried to fix it but apparently it just shuts off the laptop when he connects it. This is what he brought me, any Ideas what to do?
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also, the two wires (black and red) seem to be almost "glued" together, do you think there could be a short circuit?
Possibly. It looks like he pulled them out and shoved them back in the connector, but he did it backwards.

The red wire should go to the post that's in the + side on the back. It looks like its backwards in your pic.

I would probably take the connector off and remove it from the board. Then just solder the wires directly to the board.
I think I would also tape the whole thing to the usb plug because there's not a useful amount of wire left and it's just going to break something dangling.

In b4 someone jokes about eating your brothers pet. Because hurr hurr rabbits

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If I want to do some plastic welding and not get cancer, what hardware is advisable? I read on one site that a 3m 7500 mask with 60926 p100 filters would do the job, but also recommended the 3m 6000 full face cover to also protect eyes from fumes. Most of what I work with is ABS and I don't expect to do it very often. Is a full face cover worth the 4x cost increase on amazon?

Pic not related
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You can also use North half masks with the p100s
My question is more if I need the eye protection, ie. Will ABS plastic fumes cause eye damage or any kind of damage through exposure to eyes?
why not just do it outside with just a faceshield?

I want to build something that beeps loudly when there is a powercut. The simplest design possible. I'm thinking some kind of capacitor connected to a siren that activates when the power drops. How would I go about making it?
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12v battery charger, 12v battery, 12 volt siren, 12v relay. Wire relay so that when the power is on from the charger, it is energized, and the siren is off. Soon as power cuts off, relay fails closed and completes circuit from battery to siren. Done.
That is exactly what I was going to post.
That is exactly what I was going to post.

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I bought some acoustic foam almost 2 years ago, however over the time the white foam turned yellow / orange and now I'm stuck with a couple of dozen of said yellow foam.

Why do they turn such colour and is it possible to restore it white or dye it?
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maybe they expired
>is it possible to restore it white or dye it?

I think foam just does that because it absorbs freon from the air.

If you do paint it, you should ask the guy to add a shot of black, so he'll know you are a pro.
I think painting them would compromise the sound absorption capability.

Is it safe to piss into a condensator pump?

Are there any long-term complications one should expect?
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probably fine why wouldn't it be?
probably wash it down with plenty water or else it will fucking stink
> What. The. Fuck. Is. This. Question. About?
I want to make a hole in my club house that people can piss into and have it pumped to the ditch

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My shaper is having an issue. Working fine yesterday cutting a bunch of tenons. Turn it off, go to restart a bit later and it makes a nrr nrr sound and barely spins. Motor is extremely hot. I never smelled any burning electrical smell in the shop but I'm worried I cooked the motor.
I let it cool overnight, still does the same thing this morning.
I'm in the electrical box this morning ruling out other issues before I take the motor out. Obviously I've disconnected the power.
In the photo, the top left thing smells a bit burned. How can I test it?
The motor still spins freely by hand, what else could be causing this?
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Found the problem. Start capacitor melted. Leads came out the top and juice everywhere.
How close does the replacement start cap need to be to the original?
This is original.

Someone I know has a concrete walled garage that is built into the side of a hill. Snow falls and collects on the hillside which pushes against the window during snowstorms (New York). She asked for my help and is suggesting that I put a plexiglass dome over the window but that seems expensive and ridiculous. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can protect this window from snow being pushed up against it (without boarding it up)?
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Just throw more glass at it.

A 24" by 36" piece of 1/2" toughened glass would cost about 80 bucks here.
This window gets used regularly fall/spring/summer so I'd rather not seal the whole thing up with more glass. I was thinking a barricade or something to keep it away from the window.
how about she gets off her fat ass and shovels it? i know she's fat. don't fight me on this.

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My grandad has given me this globe drinks cabinet he bought in the 50's. the paper imagery on the outside is peeling off and it has seen better days.

What should I do with it? Looking to restore, repurpose or upcycle it
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going to be real tough to restore the map. I'd suggest reglueing as much as possible them putting a thick layer of poly on top the prevent any further oxidation.
Don't mind having to peel the map off completely, just looking for a good alternative to the map
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>looking for a good alternative to the map

Hello guys, I was thinking about making my own desk, I'm gonna be using 25mm thickness pine wood sheet, where should I put some reinforcing beams? Cause I don't want it to bend/snap in half, I'm open to suggestions about changing materials and thickness unless it makes the desk too heavy/thick, need to be able to mount a diving wheel so maximum thickness should be under 50mm, also where should I place the legs for it to be stable, thanks guys
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What are you planning on putting on a desk that a 1 inch thick piece of pine will need to be reinforced? are you planning on using a 3 foot wide, 1 inch thick slab of pine for the top?
Dimensions should be a little distance from the side of the table so we can actually see where the lines are, thank you.

Pillar at each corner, a member going across the length of it to prevent sagging, and cross bracing between the legs to prevent swaying.
I'm gonna be putting two computer screens, the part on the left will have my soldering station and diverse components/scope/etc
Is this picture any better? I've changed the design slightly but I'm a complete newb, I've never done any woodworking in my entire life

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Hey /diy/,
How would i go about making my own diamond sharpening plate? They're expensive as all balls for a set and I have access to diamond grit.

Would it be a matter of surface grinding a steel plate and loading it with diamond using some sort of adhesive? By far the biggest issue I think, would be making sure the stone is really flat after the grit is glued on, like a thousandth or 2 of an inch.

Any ideas?
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PROTIP: Tools meant to make other tools should probably just be purchased. Becuase those tools have to be very exact, and were made with tools more complicated than you will ever understand.

Also, just get a normal fucking whetstone from your local korean grocer. I have one and all my knives are shaper than disposable razors now.
>Just buy stuff
Shoo, DMT shill!
This is a DIY board m8, plus I already stated I have access to diamond grit, I also have someone who can surface grind a steel plate dead flat for me, so sticking the diamond to the plate while keeping it flat seems to be the main issue thus far.
No you retard, just get a cheap ceramic norton wetstone. Diamond just embeds itself.

my Onkyo is acting Wonkyo. Generally the right speaker is a little louder, and as I increase volume they even out. Just a minute ago though, the left speaker was full volume and nothing from the right. I turned the receiver off and on and now I have full right and no left, even with increasing volume. Huh.

This should be a matter of scrubbing some eletronics with rubbing alcohol or some such, right? I'm totally at a loss here but I can't afford anything new like this, pls halp. Pic related is not the exact model but super similar, I will have to look on the bottom to see what it actually is
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clean the pots and the switches
something i need to ask, when i open this thign isnt it possible to shock myself badly even when its been unplugged? how do i avoid that? im retarded about this shit
dont touch the big power filter capacitors

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hey / diy /, how i could build a jericho trumpet ?
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check out air raid siren (mechanical not electric) schematics. Basically the same thing
Be sure to weld it to your car exhaust.
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Looking at something like this, aluminium housing with holes in it, turbo compressor and ball bearings- then run lots of wind through it

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Could i make safe tattoo ink by mixing glycerol and crushed wood coal? Thank you /diy/ <3
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are you in prison?
Most materials for doing tattoos are cheap, especially ink.
Yet people STILL regularly post here asking how to make ink.

>never change, 4chan
I am not in prison, no. But supplies here are hella expensive, and i'm still in training. So i don't have a lot of funds to spend. I'm from a pretty poor country, and all the prices are EU standard. I have heard of pencil graphite ink and sut ink, but this seems as the safest way to make it.

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