house heating and cooling
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hey /diy/, australian here.
I'm struggling with all the info on heating and cooling for a 2 story house, just wanting to check if my current idea is a decent one (house currently under construction).
For my needs i think that a ducted electric heating/cooling system is the best for the general house (cheaper unit than gas, higher running cost) and a freestanding gas heater in the main room would provide a nice feature and a cheaper heating solution for the winter months (girlfriend will run the heater flat out in winter).
should end up costing about 1k more than the gas ducted system all up, but i can just heat the main room most nights and the one bedroom upstairs through the night if need be.
So basically, are freestanding gas heaters relatively efficient? Or would i be better off getting a ducted gas unit.
What are good brands/what to look out for with freestanding gas heaters?
Any other things i should be thinking about/general advice would be welcome.
Am carpenter, have tools.
Trying to keep it as cost effective as possible.
If i left any info out let me know, only just started posting here, thanks!
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Hello /diy/, I have a litter box for my cat, like the one in the picture. It's a good solution because without the cover litter goes all over the place, there is some problem though. Even if I clean it every day, it still smells, so my cat needs to pee with two feet outside of the box. Which is a little cruel, if I want to be a good cat owner.
I have already taken the lid off. So I'm thinking of cutting the cover open at about half its height.
I'm having second thoughts about cutting it though, because I don't want to destroy it, in case I want to use it again. So is there any way I could make some sort of "fence" to replace the cover with? The "fence" needs to stop litter from going out of the box, from the sides, so it needs to extend ~8 inches over the litter box and I want it secured on the litter box.
It could probably be something like cardboard, but I'm thinking that probably woudn't last long and it wouldn't be so steady, etc.
The thing is that it needs to be removable, for me to be able to take it off and clean the litter box easily, otherwise it will be very difficult to clean the litter. It also needs to be on the inside of the litter box (won't be so good) or on its lips (better). On the inside there will be a problem of it getting dirty, with piss, etc, I wouldn't want that. It couldn't be just on the outside, simply surrounding the litter box, that would be counterintuitive, because litter would still get on the floor.
So the better option would be something resting steadily on the lips of the litter box (in a way that litter wouldn't get out between the "fence" and the litter box). How can this be done?
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Hey all, sorry if this is more /g/ material.
I'm doing a teardown of the New 3DS (not the XL version, the regular one that's not available in the US and thus lacks an iFixit guide like the other model).
I've gotten to the motherboard without issue, but now I'm seeing these strange plugs that don't look at all like ribbon cables, and I'm not sure what to do with them. I know there's a few that will need to be unplugged on here, so I'm apprehensive about going forward until I at least know what they are and how to unplug them.
I tried taking some photos but I'm not sure how much they will help (they're very small and hard to focus on).
Thanks to anyone who can help me out.
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I've been contemplating building a tiny house (200-300 sq ft) at some point and have been gathering photos for inspiration. I was thinking about the basement and thought, why not have the basement be larger than the house footprint? I haven't seen many houses that have done this as it is both structurally complicated and therefore expensive, but for the sake of simplicity, this is what I had in mind:
25' x 10' house footprint, 35' x 10' basement.
So this leaves a 10' x 10' not covered by the structure of the home. With this being said, how would it be waterproofed as Earth will be covering it?