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I had a woman come up to my home, seemingly a city worker, and ask me a few questions about my recently purchased home. Confirming bed/bath number, confirming crawlspace, and down payment. Then she went around the back yard and took a few pictures. Is this normal?
Also, i'd like to know if there are any good DIY home security measures beyond get a gun.
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I am thinking about making alcohol, including distilling it to get higher concentration. I am looking for things like what mixture to put the yeast in how long, what kind of distilling apparatus is good, what kind of heating apparatus for distilling, how much i will need of what, etc, as well as any misc tips about it. Thanks
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So I decided to get rid of some nasty linoleum flooring that came with the house when I first bought it and replace it with decent tile. However, after I took it all off, the linoleum left this black stick residue that's not coming off. I tried scraping, sanding, acid, and a wire brush but to no avail. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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I'm making a water distillery for camping (Fractional distillation).
I need to join this 1.5" copper pipe to this stainless steel water bottle. I'd prefer to be able to open it up for cleaning. I don't have calipers right now, but there's just about a Popsicle stick thickness of room between the outside of the copper pipe and the inside of the water bottle opening. Whatever I use will need to withstand high heat from a rocket stove, right up to the shoulder of the water bottle. Of course it needs to be vapor tight, but doesn't need to be pressure tight since it won't be under anything extreme pressure.
I was thinking of something similar to the the washers used to fit sink drain pipes together, only metal. Like a standard pipe insert for a compression fitting. Something I could tap into place for a snug fit, but still take apart by hand. Another option is to cut off a piece of the pipe itself and flange it so that its inside diameter is 1.5". Just making a flanged ring like that might work.
Any other suggestions or tips?
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Hey /diy/, thought I'd share my first woodworking diy since I was a kid. Was sick of the garage being a mess, and didn't want to pay crazy prices for shelves, so made my own, and got my son to help to get him into some diy.
It's 3mX2mX0.6m. Made out of 35x90 structural pine, and some 16mm MDF that I got from gumtree.
Made a little swing away workbench on the front out of some spare MDF (where it was cut to fit the compressor), some spare 35x90, and some hinges.
Also chucked my spare surround sound amp and some little htiab speakers on it for some tunes while I fuck around. Still have to add a power board, and sort out the aread behind the bench a little.
Worked out well for a few hours work, and got an excuse to buy a circular saw.
Feel free to post your garage setups, keen to see what other anons have done.
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hello DIY, im looking for some advice
i want to buy a drill press, since ill be starting soon to work on some metalworking projects and some accesories for my bike, and when i was looking at the shop, they offer a 13mm one and 16mm, so my question is
wich one should i get? 13 or 16mm?
tl;dr: wich drill press should i get?