Can you help me keep my truck running?
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I have the ugliest, noisiest, stinkiest 1996 Chevrolet S10. Paid $2500 for it 6 months ago, because I had no other options. But hey, it gets me from home to college. That is what I need it to do for the next 6 years.
1996 Chevrolet S10 Extended Cab.
2.2L 4-cylinder motor.
It leaks oil bad, but never leaves it under the truck so I assume it is leaking onto the hot exterior of the motor and burns off. (I breathe in these fumes when driving, though you can really only smell it when you come to a complete stop like at a red light.. I assume that is because the fumes have a chance to sneak into the cab.)
I think I see where the oil is leaking out; which is right on the side of the motor just above a spark plug.
I also have this thing on the top of my motor and that looks to be another possible source of oil leaking.
Anons please help me, I need this thing to keep going, if it decides to fall apart I'll be in a pretty bad position.
But I swear to you, if this thing gets me through med school, I will keep it till running in my possession till death. Upon which I will write in my will that I want to be cremated and mixed with gas and driven off a cliff into a pit which will become our final resting place.
Dimmers for lighting
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I want to dim a 120W halogen lamp in my room, like max brightness to work / reasonnable to live / low for guests, chill and stuff.
I bought a cheap (~14€) touch sensitive switch, it worked fine but made this constant buzzing noise, louder than my PC or shitty fridge. Unbearable.
I brought it back to the store and bought the classic shit I see everywhere in public places, pic related. 39€ plus fucking 11€ for the front plate. It works smooth, except it won't switch on. You can raise the light level with "+", lower it with "-", or switch off with the big button, but pressing the big button again does nothing. You have to hold on the "+" for a while to increase level from 0. Like I want to stop by the button and press it for 5 seconds every time I want light...
Do you guys know anything about good dimmers for average price ? I can afford a little investment if it's worth it but 120€ for a switch is too much for me.
The ideal thing would be an analog-like round knob or sliding button thing, with a classic on-off switch on the side, but it looks like nobody wants simple designs, and all I can find is uselessly complicated UI like pic related. Am I asking too much ?
TL;DR : I need a simple and reliable dimmer for halogen bulb, pic related is shit, wat do ?
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Anybody here have experience Waterproofing a basement? I'm renovating a 60 year old house with a cinder block foundation. On a slope, the uphill side seeps water into the basement through the mortar during torrential rains.
I called a basement waterproofer, who came and checked it out. Gave me a list of things to try before he dug up the outside of the foundation.
Since then I have
>Put covers on basement window wells
>Cleared downspout drainage
>Sealed driveway expansion joints
(Concrete slab driveway on the uphill side of the house)
>Dug up foundation gardens, ran plastic underneath at an angle, and mounded the dirt.
Doing all of this has reduced the amount of water coming in. A few weekends ago we got a drenching rain. What would have been a noticible dribble coming from about 2' above the slab is now coming from near the floor, and is just enough to moisten the wall. Pic related.
I threw my hands up and called the guy back, expecting him to suggest digging and sealing the outside. He gave a few tips for the garden, but said we should try an interior wall sealer. Reading reviews on Amazon for products, I can't find any reviews that have updates on durability over time. I want to put a framed wall in front of the blocks to hide piping, and cabinets in front of that. I'd like to avoid water damage, and reopening it year to resist. Any suggestions?
>Tl;dr very small weeping of water in basement, any suggestions of products to seal it up?