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So, I have a shitty unpowered, 4-port USB hub as well as a 5V/2A USB wall adapter laying around. I plugged the hub into the adapter and have plugged a few gadgets into it, thinking I can make a sort of multi-device charger out of the thing. Right now I've only plugged three things into it at a time, but they seem to be charging up just fine.
The question: is there any reason why this shouldn't/won't continue to work, and is there any reasonable chance this could do damage to my equipment?
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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 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.
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My '95 civic has some weird idling problem. Its a 5-speed and whenever stopped (or more specifically, not in gear) the engine surges between 1500 and 2000 rpm. Sometimes after driving for a bit it'll start to surge less, about 1000 1500.
I checked some boards and read about checking the PCV valve. So I did, and it was undamaged. So then, not being a mechanic and really knowing what I'm doing I found this thing (pic related) on the passenger side of the motor.
I'm not sure what it is, but it has four plugs. Two of which are corroded and falling apart on the inside, the other two look brand new being a shiny gold color.
Can /diy/ tell me if this is related to the idle problem, other things to check for the idle problem, and what the fuck this thing is and why shits corroded to hell?
will bump with pics I took of the plugs.