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Hey /diy/, I'm currently going through a welding trade program at my local community college, and I'm surprisingly good at it. Anyway, I'm thinking about making a small side business after I get a job. I was thinking I could make and sell trailers, small boats, and metal desks, as well as do any kind of project a customer would need. Now, my question is, what kind of machines do ya'll think I'd need for all this. I'm thinking a plasma cutter, a MIG machine, and a TIG machine. Does anyone have any recommendations for all this?
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So, my plan was to build a good and cheap home theater system using a COTS receiver but making the speakers myself. Turns out that was a stupid idea because the cost of parts is outrageous. Even if I made the cabinets myself I would save money buying the speakers outright, and thats not DIY enough for me. So, my new plan is to buy some nice used speakers and maybe refurbish them if necessary. The problem is I can only ever find the things in pairs. So, how would I go about matching up different sets of speaks to give me good fronts and rears (and maybe sides if I have the cash to go 7.1) and keep everything sounding even?
I've been checking out the local thrift stores and I've found an old pair of Pioneer CS-707s that are in good shape (foam is solid, no tears in the cones, etc) and are listed as "Working". Would these be good to build a system off of? If I buy all full range speakers would I even need a LFE subwoofer?
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So my Kenmore fridge crapped out yesterday (runs but no cooling) and as this happened
before 5-6 years back and I had fixed it before, I immediately suspected the start relay and
capacitor (see pic) and looked up the part on-line at the Sears website, which wants $23.00
But instead of waiting on shipping, (and keeping my food in an ice filled cooler) I was hoping
to find the part locally and after a quick search, located a place not a mile away.
So I pop in today with the parts and at first sight, it looks like a decent place (open shelves
and racks visible in the back piled with appliance parts willy-nilly) and ask the guy about
His first words are that capacitors never go bad(!) then he says he doesn't have the parts
anyway but he can order them... for $74! ... for _just_ the fucking capacitor!
I'll also add, he had refurbished stoves, fridges and such but the prices I saw, were the
same as _new_ stuff!
Needless to say, I turned around and walked out and ended up ordering them from Sears
but they're scammers also, as I suspect they don't really want to sell you parts and would
prefer you call one of their repairmen to do the same 5 min job for 10x the price, as their
shipping prices / times suck ass; $10 standard shipping, but I wouldn't get it for 2 fucking
weeks, so I had to up-grade to the $20+ shipping to get by the 8th (total cost $54).
Stupid fridge and stupid greedy repair guys...
Ideas, tips ?
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Hey /diy/, not used to this board but it may be adequate to ask for help there: I have a room in a student residence, without curtains. There is only a shutter. I can't drill nor screw nor superglue anything to the walls, but I would find something to fix some curtains.
This is what I thought so far:
-finding very light curtains, holding them with a little string fixed with paste or hooks with suction cups.
-sewing/fixing succion cups to the curtains (little piece of fabric in this case) and putting it directly on the windows. Cons: those are sliding windows.
Ideas, tips ?
>pic related, it is absolutely this kind of windows