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xxindiglow · a year ago
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I saw this in a discord server and wanted to pass it along. I hope it helps someone.
[EDIT: FEBRUARY 18, 2021]
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gaystation4 · 4 months ago
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she snatched her man, her phone & her baby
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spaceshipsandpurpledrank · 3 months ago
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nncastle · 12 days ago
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Wow!!! The banister is finally in place! Everything was rebuilt from scratch, minus the spindles which we salvaged. The deck looks so much bigger now with the Azek TimberTech Vintage Max 2x6’s! Loving it! Next, my husband will route the final decorative bottom panels. Total materials cost for this project: $3K—a savings of $17k-$22k over having a contractor do it. So happy with the way it’s turning out.
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Look at that angle! 😊😊😊
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peachyindeed · 3 months ago
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Replacing drywall this weekend and I thought it would be cute to leave a message for the next people that remodel. Just write today's date and a little message onto the lath. Everyone gave their input:
Kids: Our names!
Friends: Don't blink!
Grandma: Peek-a-boo!
Mr. Peach: Can I interest you in purchasing your car an extended warranty?
Me: Hello Jon. Apologies for the deception.
Also Mr. Peach: In a hole in the wall there lived a hobbit.
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bwwhitney · 7 months ago
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copperbadge · 11 months ago
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NaClYoHo Day 1
Success! Despite the fact that my time and energy were a bit limited because I had to be in-office in-person today, I did 
1. Get out the spackle and the spackle blade
2. Open the sandpaper and tear off an appropriate portion of the appropriate grit
3. Sand down the water-damaged paint in the shower (partially anyway), spackle and preliminarily sand the holes from the screws that mounted the old towel bars
4. While I had the spackle out, spackle the dented corners of the front hallway wall, as well as some old small nail and screw holes in the living room and kitchen
I left the spackle in my toolbag (rather than putting it away in the Home Improvement Bin that Dearborn normally likes to sleep on top of) because I think tomorrow’s task might be to remove the fold-out table I never use from where it’s mounted on the wall and spackle those holes as well. Not sure what to do with the table yet; I might just give it away. I’ve had it for going on ten years now and it’s given me a lot of good use but I think its time may be at an end. 
Also I need to get a small can of white paint to do some covering patches. I doubt I can match the paint in the bathroom and kitchen exactly, since I didn’t paint those when I moved in, but white paint on slightly off-white walls still looks better than massive peach-colored spots where the towel rack used to be. I might even just buy some matte Killz. 
Today’s podcast while I worked was Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend, the latest episode with Elvis Costello, which a) made me want to get into Elvis Costello’s music and b) taught me a remarkable amount about how I should go about learning the guitar. 
Also, Conan brought in one of his guitars for Costello to play, and Costello did a whole song on it beautifully. Conan is a lot more genuine on the podcast than he tended to be when he was doing late night talk shows, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard him be as genuine as he was after Costello finished singing. That was really cool. 
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brokenmusicboxwolfe · 19 days ago
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Just thought I would let folks know I may not respond to folks for a bit longer, and apologize for all the delays. If I don’t say anything to a comment or message, know I still appreciate it.
Currently I have a new crisis. The problem with the wall on Mom’s kitchen is far worse than I thought. Currently it is so bad I could break into the house in a few seconds by just pulling off the clapboards that aren’t even attached on one side. Basically I’m not sure whether the utter lack of security, or the danger of the corner just collapsing has me more worried. All I know is I have to act FAST to fix this problem…with no help, no money, and limited knowledge about such things.
So, to fix the problem I’m going to have to be spending a lot of time hunting for materials in stacks over grown with vines, looking for tools in the chaos of the collapsing shop or toppled bookcases in the shed, using the power tools at a completely different house than the place I will be fitting the wood, and trying to figure out how to do it all with the difficulties of an old house built with relaxed standards.
Like if I am not sorting through wood for pieces long enough and not damaged to use as new beams, or trying to figure out how to hold the wood in place to nail things up without anyone to hold anything, but I’ll also have to be tearing out that part of the floor, not just because it is rotted but because the beam I need to attached to is below floor level. Ohh, ripping through a century of layers of linoleum is going to be sooo fun!
And yeah, my internet is going in and out too. I don’t have time to deal with that. Good thing I have plenty in my drafts and queue so I’ll still be posting…but I still might not seem around.
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dafan7711 · a month ago
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Made tacos for lunch and fixed the kitchen sink's faucet handle. 🤘🥳 Feeling capable and accomplished.
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magic-and-moonlit-wings · 3 months ago
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You know those spring door stops on baseboards that keep the door from opening all the way and slamming the knob into the wall? 
My hall closet does not have one. There’s a metal ring where one presumably used to be, but no door stop. 
This is probably fine. I don’t anticipate slamming my closet door open or pushing it forcefully into the wall. 
But at my parents’ house, the living room door doesn’t have a door stop either. And there’s a crater in the drywall from where the knob has dug in over the years. It’s been repaired at least once, but it keeps happening. 
So, as a precaution, I have used sticky tack to attach a cardboard coaster to the wall where the closet doorknob touches. Cardboard distributes the pressure to prevent cratering, and the flower looks decorative when the door is closed.
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enviromentalnut · a month ago
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Even though policies have changed, I’d like to thank a lot of people who have influenced my life from my home town
Artic dealer fire chief missed big time Spent a lot of time in the shop with other youth learning mechanics
Police officer to his brother a teacher, one still hate math two thanks
Other friends with boats small to holy cow &@$& Some the best hockey coach, I could have
Other family & friends from farmers to firefighters to police to nurse’s and military personnel. Even our waste collectors to processing recycled materials the friendships made the knowledge and how two’s handed down.
Hard to mention everyone but the way everyone was the friendships have shaped me to who I am today. Some are now gone others going old like me lol. Some just beginning their journey
Thanks everyone for just being you and being their throughout my life.
It takes a new journey into satellite photography and I enjoy it a lot. I hope my artwork make someone smile like you all have made me smile.
End of this month the unveiling of my artwork in poster format. I hope you all enjoy
Wheels 🛞 
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gaystation4 · 2 months ago
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reblog to help me find a plumber... your follower could be my next independent contractor.
p.s. im new here so please be kind 🙇🏻‍♂️
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actsofquetzalcoatl · 6 days ago
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I'm gonna mclose it.
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nncastle · 6 days ago
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We had salvaged some of the hand cut ornamental pieces from the gazebo when we rebuilt it and used them to add a little flair to the new deck. Now all that’s left is to paint.
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peachyindeed · 3 months ago
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I left Mr. Peach on his own for a few days and, predictably, he got up to no good.
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rocking-grizzly · 15 days ago
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Repair Of Gira 841xx Blind Control
We had a short power outage today. Nothing special. But why is the display of my blind control blinking and tells me 12.00 o´clock?!
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Let´s find out whats wrong!
Before you read any furter: Be aware that the device is running on dangerous high voltage that may harm you. If you are not a trained professional, you should led do them the job.
First I checked if any circuit breaker had shut off - no, everything was fine and the supply voltage was measured at sweet 230V AC. Everything correct. I set up the time and then waited for 5 minutes. After that time I unplugged the control unit from the flush mounted relay and again waited for 5 minutes. But after just 2 minutes the display already was dead. In the manual is written that this unit should keep up the memory for at least 6 hours. Maybe there is a bug inside - can we set it free?
Disassembly - quite easy:
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Unplug the control unit and flip it over. Look at the sticker, this unit was produced in week 42 of 2006. Maybe there is a dead battery inside?
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There are two clips on each side. The plastic casing is so soft, I was able to unlock the parts using my thumbnail.
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Let's take a look at the inner casing. Here the clear topcover is also secured by some clips.
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You can find then on the left, right and top side. Maybe you need a small slotted screwdriver to unlock them, but always be gentle.
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Lift up the clear cover and gently pull out the PCB out of the case. Avoid to touch the golden contacts on the PCB and the rubber contacts on the display and pushbuttons.
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This thing here is a capacitor, suitable for operation on 5.5 volts DC, and it should hold 0,1 Farad - spoken more common thats 100.000 µF! Really huge!
Soldering:
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Does the capacitor still hold that charge? I marked the positive and negative on the PCB to not mess up at reassembly...
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Yep, ~slightly~ less than 100.000µF...
Is there anything useful in my collection than is able to substitute that crappy capacitor?
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Hey, cool! More than double the capacity, the pin distance is also fitting, but in that direction it won´t fit. And when we flip it 90 degrees, it can´t be solderd correctly. That's too bad...
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But I got my multimeter handy and figured out, that the negative is also running on the other side of the PCB. Very nice! A little bending on the positive pin, et voila - as made for this purpose.
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Fits more than perfect.
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Reassemble it in reverse. Correct time set, nothing exploded, and after half an hour still alive! I won´t test if the device now will keep up for 12 hours now...
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Non commercial - For private use only
Now you may have a little, delecious cup of coffee as reward!
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If you are to slow, Rumpel will drink all the coffee by himself!
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sportsandlaughs · a month ago
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