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>> 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
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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
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>> 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.

>> No. 2324 Anonymous
23rd September 2017
Saturday 7:03 pm
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How much would a little skip like this cost to hire?
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>> No. 2325 Anonymous
23rd September 2017
Saturday 7:39 pm
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Dunno. You should probably call the number on the side of the skip.
>> No. 2326 Anonymous
23rd September 2017
Saturday 7:57 pm
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Here's my research from the last big project I managed.

The one in your photo is probably an 8-yard.
>> No. 2460 Anonymous
9th September 2018
Sunday 1:40 am
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Can we make a sport out of seeing how much it is possible to verload a skip?
>> No. 2461 Anonymous
9th September 2018
Sunday 2:06 am
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You couldn't measure it by pure weight or volume alone since people could cheat via extremely heavy materials or by resting some huge blimp on it. I would recomment the natural log of mass*maximum cross-section.
>> No. 2462 Anonymous
9th September 2018
Sunday 3:03 am
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The Chinese would dominate it, if their salad bar pisstaking is anything to go by.

>> No. 2452 Anonymous
18th June 2018
Monday 10:51 pm
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Sorry to do this chaps but I need some ideas. I have been tasked with setting up vertical dividers on a concrete block wall, to support some tall & rather heavy objects. My manager doesn't have any ideas and I have only a few hundred pounds to spend on approximately 40 dividers.

Currently the best idea I have is as shown in the picture - a bunch of steel tubes cut to length, inserted into a wall flange socket such that the tube is perpendicular to the wall (pointing outwards at the person browsing the stock). I'm thinking each divider will consist of one tube at around knee height and another at shoulder height (with nothing connecting the two because the elbows and additional tubing would cost too much). Some kind of safety cap on the ends of each tube of course.

My main worry is that they simply won't support the forces one them, as the longest would need to extend around 130cm from the wall. Would greatly appreciate any better suggestions. I am aware that pre-made industrial solutions exist but they run in the hundreds of pounds for each rack.
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>> No. 2455 Anonymous
19th June 2018
Tuesday 1:10 am
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Have to agree. If you're not qualified to install something that could potentially hurt people then don't let yourself get talked into doing it. Not just for your own sake but out of essential moral principle.
>> No. 2456 Anonymous
19th June 2018
Tuesday 8:29 am
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Another vote for 'fuck, no!'
a) block walls just aren't rated for loads like that, things will just tear out
b) it will be your fault.
>> No. 2457 Anonymous
19th June 2018
Tuesday 10:24 am
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further - especially long unsupported poles at knee and shoulder height. Customers are going to be battering into those, swinging on them, climbing them, even without your heavy stock hanging on them. Without some vertical support at the non-wall end, this reeks of failure.
>> No. 2458 Anonymous
19th June 2018
Tuesday 6:50 pm
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As other lads have said, don't take on the responsibility. Get something off-the-shelf which will come with a certificate telling you exactly how much weight you can put on it.
Shop around industrial racking suppliers to try and find something suitable.

This seems to be the sort of thing you're looking for:
>> No. 2459 Anonymous
19th June 2018
Tuesday 9:51 pm
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Ok I have taken everyone's replies into consideration (much obliged), and modified the plan to this.

I will also hire someone else to do the installation to make sure it's secure. Only ordered the parts for two dividers for now. I'll give them a stress test after installation and if all seems ok we'll go ahead with the remainder.

This is great and I appreciate the link, but
a) they don't extend far enough, and
b) the quantity needed makes the total cost about 4-5 times what we have to spend

>> No. 2438 Anonymous
10th March 2018
Saturday 5:26 pm
2438 A damn good rodding
Feeling pleased with myself - bought rods, cleared blockage, didn't fuck up, didn't get covered in shit. Heart-stopping moment as the vile bolus of horror hurtled through my open pit and headed downstream in one foul dollop, but it didn't seem to hang up on anything.
Now for a really satisfying dump. Life is tolerable.
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>> No. 2439 Anonymous
10th March 2018
Saturday 5:36 pm
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I once got someone around to clean my blocked drains - I saw the largest mountain of poo I have ever seen. The dude just dealt with it. I wanted to hug him.
>> No. 2442 Anonymous
10th March 2018
Saturday 8:37 pm
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What, after you'd made him shower and change his clothes first?
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10th March 2018
Saturday 9:54 pm
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>I saw the largest mountain of poo I have ever seen. The dude just dealt with it.

When you clean drains day-in-day-out, chances are that he has dealt with much bigger poo mountains before.
>> No. 2448 Anonymous
11th March 2018
Sunday 4:07 am
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No doubt about that at all - but I had never seen a metre cubed plus pile of poo before and I never want to again. What surprised me was it didn't look anything like what you see at the sewage or water works - it was just a huge fucking pile of poo under a manhole cover in my garden.

Have the utmost respect for the people who do these kind of jobs - there is a funny little man at work who spends the entire day going to each floor and cleaning out the gents shitters; I try to make sure I say hello every time I see him.

>> No. 2384 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 4:02 pm
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I was gifted for Christmas, separately, both a power drill and a magnetic knife rack. Please no comments about my parents' combined attitudes to radicalising their daughter.

My idea was to attempt to mount the rack on the side of my kitchen cupboard, as the kitchen is tiny and I have a mortal fear of drilling my walls. It comes with some assembly bits like rawl plugs and two types of screws.

Will this work? What kind of screws do I need? Should I try to drill into the sides of the cupboards (quite thin, IKEA units) at an angle to sit the screws in? Will they need a plug or can they just sit in the cupboard if they're wood screws? I've weighed the knife rack with all the knives I intend to use on it and it'll probably come out to under 1kg. I think that should be fine.

My dad's not picking up his mobile and the only person more afraid of the combination of me + power drill than you is myself. Thanks in advance, lads.
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>> No. 2441 Anonymous
10th March 2018
Saturday 8:00 pm
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I'm not him nor have I used one of those monstrosities, but since it's a whetstone that does the angle for you, I can say that it'll razor sharpen a dull knife in a minute or two, and you can absolutely rescue dinged knives by grinding away on a coarse stone for a while then gradually using finer stones. That might take a while, depending on how fucked the knives are, but probably no more than 20 minutes for civilian damage, and it's quite a zen process.

There are still knife blokes who seem to appear in cookware shops on certain days who will regrind your knives proper. I don't really understand who they work for or why they only charge 2 quid a knife, but if you run into one get him to work his magic.
>> No. 2445 Anonymous
11th March 2018
Sunday 12:37 am
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I use steak knives in the kitchen. Never need sharpening.
>> No. 2446 Anonymous
11th March 2018
Sunday 2:19 am
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Why does he go to all that effort to clean it up and then not sharpen it properly?
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11th March 2018
Sunday 2:46 am
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Most people are morons on some level.
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11th March 2018
Sunday 8:22 am
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He does, I'm guessing you skipped to the end and were seeing the comparison to a cheap un-sharpened knife.

>> No. 2395 Anonymous
28th February 2018
Wednesday 12:21 pm
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It's been a shadow of its former self for a long while, and I guess getting destroyed by Amazon. But will miss it.
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>> No. 2423 Anonymous
1st March 2018
Thursday 9:01 am
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True enough, I'd just have to think of a better name for it.

Semiconductor transfer technician.
>> No. 2424 Anonymous
1st March 2018
Thursday 5:33 pm
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> isopropyl alcohol
I've bought it off ebay before no problems, although only a little 100ml bottle.
>> No. 2425 Anonymous
1st March 2018
Thursday 7:24 pm
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RS do free next day delivery on aerosol cans.

>> No. 2426 Anonymous
2nd March 2018
Friday 8:27 am
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I worked there for a long time, and in a different timeline I might still have worked there. I always said they were circling the drain.

Management were a complete set of tossers, and to make matters worse they took on a load of plonkers from Comet when they shat the bed. Within a decade it went from a handy shop to get a 15p battery connector, to a poorly staffed rip-off where the same connector would cost you £1.69, if they even had it in stock. Too much reliance on min/max stock levels and margin over volume, which drove away near enough all the trade business.

Still, I'm going to laugh when it turns out they'd been siphoning off the pension scheme too. I might go and visit my old boss just to laugh at him about it.
>> No. 2450 Anonymous
16th March 2018
Friday 7:06 am
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Just saw this in El Reg -


Fucking hilarious.

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