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Within the next 5 years I want to start construction on a house. Does anyone know any good books or online guides dealing with architecture and blue print design? I've built additions and rooms in basements before. I have uncles who are a plumber and a finish carpenter, and my step dad is a former electrician(all with 20+ years of experience) and I'm a rough carpenter of 2 years with a little experience in paving, electrical, plumbing, and hvac.
tl;dr What are some good resources for home construction, and how feasible that with a few years of planning, prep work, and knowledgeable people is it for me to build my own home?
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I am definitely going to build a wind-generator(s) that will power the water boiler (for showering) and hopefully a floorheating in the bathroom, maybe few bulbs. Do you know anything about it, if yes, what kind of turbine would be best, most efficient? There are quite a few designs.
I'll dump them.
Feel free to join in and talk about wind-power, solar-power or even magnetic motors that you put 10% power in, and get 100% out (1A in, 10A out).
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I got all these cables with a total length off more than 100 meters.
They are some sort of internet cables.
I have gray ones and black ones.
The gray ones have the following text printed on them:
> NOKIA KABEL-THIN-NET 0,9LZ/2,6 AF LOW LOSS ISO/8802/3 - ANSI/IEEE 802.3 10 BASE 2
The black ones have following text printed on them:
> RG58C/U MIL-C-17F
I also have a couple of BNC-Male-to-2-BNC-Female-Splitters, some with terminators on them (50 Ohms)
What can I do with it? I have some camera's at home for video surveillance, but it seems they use RG59 cables.
Is there a way I can convert these to be used with the camera's? The cables seem pretty alike.
I also have a wireless card with interchangeable antennas (RPSMA connector), can I use these cables to place my antenna on the roof?
Are there other things I could do with these cables?
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I've been wanting to get more handy (specifically with woodworking) for a while now and every now and then it comes up in conversation with my mother.
Recently she went to a auction. She picked up a Montgomery Ward's Powr Kraft 8" Tilting Arbor Saw model 3480A and gave it to me. She got it for $1, not that that matters but if its a bust it's not as big of a loss.
It came with an old owner's guide. It didn't come with a motor. It's got a bit of rust on top and underneath but nothing looks eaten through or damaged or anything and I see online that I'm can remove the rust by using mineral oil or wd-40 and a scotch brite pad. Tilting and raising the blade are both a little slow, but easily doable. And I'm able to hand turn the part I figure the motor belt connects to and turn the blade. It doesn't glide, but I don't know if it's supposed to. It doesn't feel like there's any difficulties.
Keeping in mind that I'm a layman, if I were to get a motor for this would it still work well? Is there some facet to this that someone like me is/would be overlooking? Sorry if it's too difficult a question to answer without photos, my camera broke a while back and I haven't had the need to replace it.. This pic is similar.