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>> No. 2562 Anonymous
13th July 2019
Saturday 1:07 pm
2562 Front door blunder
I've just fucked up my front door. UPVC jobbie, and it had fallen to the point that it no longer locked. No more adjustment, so I took the arrowed bit off (2 screws), filed it down a bit so it fits in the hole it should (which then enables all the claw locking gubbins).
Screwed it back in, door shut fine and it scnicked into place. Yay.
Fucking door won't fucking open now. The key moves the latch a bit but clearly not enough.
Fuckety-fuck, wat do. Also, how on earth can this happen? I'm assuming I didn't screw it in far enough, so it sticks out a little further than it did. Very hard to get tools into the gap to poke it in a bit, poxy security...
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>> No. 2563 Anonymous
13th July 2019
Saturday 1:13 pm
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Give the bastard a good fucking shaking!
>> No. 2564 Anonymous
13th July 2019
Saturday 1:13 pm
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Give the bastard a good fucking shaking!
>> No. 2565 Anonymous
13th July 2019
Saturday 1:20 pm
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That was plans 1 through 12.
Now doing bad things with various screwdrivers as prybars, having wound all the hinges to pull the door as far from the latch as possible.
Just need to get it unfucked before the Mrs comes home, It's far too hot for sarcasm...
>> No. 2566 Anonymous
13th July 2019
Saturday 1:44 pm
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Fixed (well, opened, and closes again safely) with about two minutes to spare.
Cue 'why haven't you done other thing yet, I was expecting you to be half way done'.
Yeah, well...
Still, at least the door opens. Off to do other thing. In the foul humidity.

>> No. 2548 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 1:20 pm
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I put in a new light (light A) by daisy-chaining it to the one in the next room (light B) but it's not working properly.

When light B is turned on light A goes off. Light B by itself works ok and light A works properly when light B is off.
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>> No. 2556 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 3:53 pm
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I think you've just wired up the wrong terminals on a two-way switch. Do you own a multimeter?

>> No. 2557 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 3:56 pm
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I'll check it. Does the live "input" cable go in the L or C terminal?
>> No. 2559 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 4:01 pm
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C is your live/input voltage - I bet that's what you've done, put in in an L. This would mean that switch A is only receiving live (common) power when B is switched on.
>> No. 2560 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 4:42 pm
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>> No. 2561 Anonymous
9th July 2019
Tuesday 5:01 pm
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>> No. 2541 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 11:44 am
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Doing up the bathroom which will involve changing the shower, tiles, flooring and basin unit but also ripping up the floorboards and changing the pipes.

Do I do the pipes first then the flooring, then the rest?
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>> No. 2543 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 1:15 pm
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how to use common sense?
>> No. 2544 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 1:40 pm
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get big brain

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 2545 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 2:50 pm
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This website's going to the dogs for fuck sake.
>> No. 2546 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 3:13 pm
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Revengelad has finally won.
>> No. 2547 Anonymous
7th July 2019
Sunday 1:41 pm
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>> No. 2529 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 12:18 am
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how to make a white noise alarm clock?

i've got a little alarm like this and i want to hook up a small white noise generator to it instead of the buzzer

how to do this?

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 2536 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 12:01 pm
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Nice try, big-winder.
>> No. 2537 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 12:23 pm
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Point one of those dyson airblades at your face. That'd get anyone up.
>> No. 2538 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 12:33 pm
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Phwoar yeah it's high noon on my sundial IYKWIM
>> No. 2539 Anonymous
5th July 2019
Friday 2:20 pm
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I know exactly what you mean. But I dont like it.
>> No. 2540 Anonymous
6th July 2019
Saturday 11:42 am
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The thing about insomnia is, you don't need an alarm clock.

>> No. 2525 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 1:49 am
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>> No. 2526 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 8:14 am
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I'd pour his slab, IYKWIM
>> No. 2527 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 9:01 am
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I don't know what you mean.
>> No. 2528 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 8:23 pm
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He had me going till the end there. Grade A jokester.

>> No. 2507 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 3:10 pm
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how to get rid of unwanted soil?

i've been doing some gardening and i have about a dozen bucket's worth of top soil to get rid of.

i advertised it on freecycle but non-one wanted it so what can i do?

would it be safe to put it down the drain? i'd do it gradually and flush it through with plenty of water.
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>> No. 2520 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 8:05 pm
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costs £35
>> No. 2521 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 8:06 pm
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They'll probably waive that if you're on bennies.
>> No. 2522 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 8:18 pm
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Here's an idea:

>> No. 2523 Anonymous
20th May 2019
Monday 4:39 pm
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it's all in the woods now
>> No. 2524 Anonymous
20th May 2019
Monday 4:49 pm
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OP was talking about dead bodies, bet yous all.

>> No. 2503 Anonymous
22nd March 2019
Friday 5:39 pm
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Is it ok to use these flexible pipes to connect the mains water to a cold water tank in the loft?
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>> No. 2504 Anonymous
22nd March 2019
Friday 6:10 pm
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>> No. 2505 Anonymous
22nd March 2019
Friday 8:41 pm
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>> No. 2506 Anonymous
23rd March 2019
Saturday 12:32 am
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No, you should use straight PVCU pipes, using myriad elbow joints to create a climbing frame of pipework which will eventually fail and micturate upon your archive of Knave and Fiesta mags, soft lad.

>> No. 2497 Anonymous
3rd March 2019
Sunday 7:12 pm
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Lads, what is the best product to use when sticking pictures and posters to walls? Something that ideally won't leave marks. I'm just thinking of finally doing a bit of light decorating in my tiny rented flat where a blank magnolia wall is a bit of an eyesore. The contract has that "any marks on the walls and we'll charge you for repainting" clause but I suspect these guys might actually enforce that.

I used to use white-tack but back when I was still a student I noticed it left marks. There's a range of competing alternatives but I noticed some variation in the reviews overall.
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>> No. 2498 Anonymous
3rd March 2019
Sunday 7:13 pm
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>> No. 2499 Anonymous
3rd March 2019
Sunday 7:38 pm
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Seems a bit much doesn't it? I've got to one day get the posters down with damaging the underlying paintwork.
>> No. 2500 Anonymous
3rd March 2019
Sunday 7:59 pm
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Paint the poster magnolia once you're done. Either that or stick a new and unblemished wall over the existing wall.
>> No. 2501 Anonymous
3rd March 2019
Sunday 8:00 pm
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Those command strip things you can get are really good. Except they cost a fortune.
>> No. 2502 Anonymous
3rd March 2019
Sunday 9:53 pm
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Yep. They're the only thing that will reliably stick up a poster without damaging the paintwork.

>> No. 2492 Anonymous
1st March 2019
Friday 8:29 pm
2492 Uhulads
I pretty much haven't touched my guitar in over ten years. I decided to try and get back into playing it again, but give it a bit of attention first, strip it down and clean and check everythings set right.

The neck was never quite right since I bought it, the fretboard was about half a mm higher at the 24th fret than where it met the body. I decided to take it off and refit it, I think the body hasn't been machined quite level, or probably just a chip of wood stuck in there.

Soooo... I unscrewed it, and well, the one screw just came straight out with no resistance at all. Pic related.
There's about quarter to half an inch of the screw left in the body, so I can't get the neck off. Bugger.

Anyone got any suggestions?
There's a few routes I can think of. I've got some crappy screw extractors, but with just a hand drill I think it'll be impossible to get it to bite into the broken surface of the screw. I could just drill it out, but I'd probably do a really good job of fucking the whole thing up completely.

I'm thinking of going out and buying a pillar drill instead, it'll be useful in future anyway. Anyone with a bit of experience in this matter able to give me some pointers about what's the best drill I can get for £100-300? Axminster seems to have some decent stuff.I'm expecting the cheap clarke and silverline type stuff at places like machinemart and toolstation to be crap. And a brand fartool crops up on ebay a lot which is still probably shite but maybe better value.
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>> No. 2493 Anonymous
1st March 2019
Friday 8:59 pm
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>Anyone got any suggestions?

It's not as big a worry as you might think. If you balls it up, you can just drill out a bigger hole and plug it with a dowel - that'd be the proper fix if the wood had stripped and the screw was no longer holding.

If you're going to have a go with the screw extractor, I'd suggest using a punch to make a small indent in the centre of the remaining screw, then a drill bit to make a small concave divot. This will give the extractor more surface to grip and stop it from wandering. Securely clamping the guitar body down will make the job far easier. If you're worried about slipping and damaging the guitar finish, you can make a protector by drilling an oversized hole in a piece of hardboard and holding it in place with masking tape.

>Anyone with a bit of experience in this matter able to give me some pointers about what's the best drill I can get for £100-300?

Axminster are usually a safe bet. Within that budget, I'd be inclined to get a second-hand machine. Good single-phase machines usually get snapped up quickly, but you can get a real bargain if you're willing to overlook a bit of surface rust.
>> No. 2494 Anonymous
2nd March 2019
Saturday 10:50 am
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Was the intonation and action alright to begin with?

You probably didn't actually need to go fucking around with it. Fretboards are designed to have a certain amount of tension/relief in order to account for the scale length, bridge height, all those sorts of things. It's not uncommon to have a slight gap at the neck joint.

Could be wrong but just my two penneth, whenever I've tried to "fix" something like that on one of my guitars I've usually just made it worse.
>> No. 2495 Anonymous
2nd March 2019
Saturday 11:09 am
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The clearance issue caused the strings to rattle against the last fret, even though it came out of the factory with the last fret filed very low, and even after I backed the truss rod off more than I should need to.
When I bought it I didn't know enough to take it back to the shop, and by the time I learnt enough it was too late.
It's not a valuable enough guitar to worry about, they're less than £200 new, so I'm happy to fuck around with this.
It's been sat in a bag in a damp house for so long that the pickups have actually gone rusty.

Thanks for the advice.
>> No. 2496 Anonymous
2nd March 2019
Saturday 12:00 pm
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I think OP was probably moving in the right direction before the screw snapped. Most bolt-on guitars will end up with a shim in the neck pocket at some point to adjust the neck angle. Buzz only on the high frets even with the truss rod slack is a dead giveaway that the neck angle is wrong. Before CNC and micro-tilt adjusters came in, most Fender guitars were shimmed from the factory to fine-tune the neck angle; Taylor shim every guitar they build as a routine part of their neck angle setup.



>> No. 2487 Anonymous
21st February 2019
Thursday 8:21 pm
2487 Securing a UPVC window
I have a UPVC window in my house, one of those ones where the top panel opens from the bottom and it opens towards the outside rather than inside. There's something wrong with the handle meaning it won't turn, which means the window can't be locked shut. Although it's only a small window, it's still a possible route for intruders to get in, so I want to find some way of securing it. Had someone come out to take a look at it, and apparently the locking mechanism is fucked and can't be repaired without getting a totally new window, which the landlord isn't prepared to pay for.

I was wondering if there were any security things I could buy and install myself to stop it being opened from the outside? I've looked at window restrictors but they seem to be more useful as a child safety mechanism than an anti-intruder mechanism.
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>> No. 2489 Anonymous
21st February 2019
Thursday 8:26 pm
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Here you go lad I think this will work.
>> No. 2490 Anonymous
21st February 2019
Thursday 8:33 pm
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or one of these if you really don't give a fuck.
>> No. 2491 Anonymous
21st February 2019
Thursday 8:56 pm
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That's perfect, thank you.

>> No. 2479 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 8:18 pm
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Has anyone built a homemade class A amp? I'm looking for schematics but it seems like there's no real consensus on the pros and cons of the designs. I do want to use transistors instead of tubes simply because they're easier to find.
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>> No. 2482 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 10:38 am
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30W/channel of class A is going to be quite hot, regardless of whether it's idling or running flat out. Any particular reason why you think Class A is what you want?
It really is the wrong way to build audio amps, unless you're working under some quite peculiar constraints.
If you're doing it for fun, then knock yourself out, there's no great difficulty to it - they're simple enough, especially as I imagine you'll also be eschewing feedback.
Note that most modern MOSFETs are crap at being analogue transistors, they're designed to be switches, not to dither around at half-on, when they'll develop hot spots internally and fail orders of magnitude before you'd expect them to.
>> No. 2483 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 5:58 pm
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I just want to listen to a class A amp for a while and see if it sounds any better. I've used tube amps before and I do think they sound better with certain kinds of music, but not enough that I would use one all the time.

I don't care if the output transistors burn out faster because I can just order some more from Digikey or whatever.

A book on amp design would also be nice so I have some idea of what I'm doing. But I'm perfectly happy to just blindly follow a schematic.
>> No. 2484 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 7:00 pm
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Something like https://www.electroschematics.com/3537/2n3055-24-watt-class-a-amplifier/
The wrong MOSFETs used in linear mode - you won't be replacing them every few weeks, more like 50ms after power-on. Linear ones do exist, they just cost a bit more and are very different architecturally.
That linked design uses classic old bipolar 2N3055s for the power stage - as long as you buy legit ones, they're quite robust, but there are a vast number of knockoffs with implausibly small die, thin heat spreader cases and generally smoke fodder.
>> No. 2485 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 8:07 pm
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I was more looking for firsthand accounts from people that have actually built one, but at this point anything is helpful.
>> No. 2486 Anonymous
9th January 2019
Wednesday 10:52 pm
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Can't really help you, then. Good hunting!
Having just completed my first Silicon Carbide FET job - if you're looking to make your life even harder, and want to waste time and money, they'd make ideal class A power devices. Otherwise, probably best stick to good old silicon or vacuum.

>> No. 2473 Anonymous
5th November 2018
Monday 8:03 pm
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I want to replace my 50 gallon cold water tank in the loft. Do I need a 50 gallon one or could I get away with 40 or 25?

My house settings:
one bathroom
shower that runs off mains
22 gallon (approx) hot water tank
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>> No. 2474 Anonymous
5th November 2018
Monday 9:09 pm
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Can't see why the 40 wouldn't be just fine.
>> No. 2475 Anonymous
5th November 2018
Monday 9:15 pm
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In theory, a 25 gallon tank should be fine for a cold water only system. Personally, I'd replace like-with-like just to be sure. If the mains supply to your house has weak or inconsistent pressure, you might need the extra capacity.
>> No. 2476 Anonymous
6th November 2018
Tuesday 5:44 pm
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Just ordered the 40.
>> No. 2477 Anonymous
10th November 2018
Saturday 3:48 pm
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Got the bitch in there now. Only had to spend another 30p on some olives.
>> No. 2478 Anonymous
10th November 2018
Saturday 4:34 pm
2478 OP

>> No. 1531 Anonymous
5th October 2013
Saturday 8:30 am
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Do you lads fancy a pumpkin carving contest?

You've got just under four weeks to work on your designs and hone your carving technique.
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>> No. 2468 Anonymous
18th October 2018
Thursday 1:44 pm
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That time of the year again lads.

Winner can annoy purps into making the winner the /uhu/ banner and get one free shitpost.
>> No. 2469 Anonymous
19th October 2018
Friday 2:05 pm
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I made a very small OwO pumpkin this year as I was feeling lazy. Any candle in it goes out almost immediately due to it not being big enough and it's already starting to crumple.
>> No. 2470 Anonymous
19th October 2018
Friday 2:58 pm
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Apparently cutting the hole from the bottom of the pumpkin and carving it from there rather than the top helps them last longer and not fall in on themselves, as does coating the insides in lemon juice after hollowing them out. Also, if you put cinnamon on the sides after when you go to put a candle in it it'll smell like the flat of that girlfriend that left you.
>> No. 2471 Anonymous
19th October 2018
Friday 4:13 pm
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what part of "lazy" don't you get?
>> No. 2472 Anonymous
22nd October 2018
Monday 9:00 am
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My mate made a harambe one 2 years ago

>> No. 2463 Anonymous
17th September 2018
Monday 3:50 pm
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Is it possible to fit a domestic toilet with flush button on the floor? Think Arriva Trains style. I've had a look online and not seen anything.
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>> No. 2464 Anonymous
17th September 2018
Monday 4:16 pm
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You can get remote flush pneumatic buttons

and floor mounting it doesn't seem an impossibility. If you want a longer tube, you may need a larger swept volume in the button, but I think you can have what you desire.
>> No. 2465 Anonymous
17th September 2018
Monday 4:42 pm
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I can't see why you couldn't rig one up to your doorbell if you really wanted the mechanics of them are really quite simple.
>> No. 2466 Anonymous
17th September 2018
Monday 4:57 pm
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Put one under the toilet seat that acts on release so when you stand up it flushes.
>> No. 2467 Anonymous
17th September 2018
Monday 5:01 pm
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But not everyone wipes sitting down.

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