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3 points · 2 days ago

What makes this different from the hundreds of others?

2 points · 3 days ago

I believe what you're looking for is sill seal. I wouldn't put underlayment there.

Nest. I have three of them with 6 room sensors simply awesome.

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3 points · 3 days ago

Can you outline what the advantages are compared to a traditional scheduled thermostat? I see these mentioned all the time but I don't understand why one would be beneficial.

The key benefit is it detects when you leave the house and turns off/down the Ac/heat. Saves a ton on energy. It has a load of other features but to me that's the biggest benefit.

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5 points · 3 days ago

Well, I leave the house for work every day at the same time, and I get home from work every day at the same time. If that's all it does, then I don't see any advantage over a schedule thermostat to be honest. I guess I'm not the target audience :)

Hello, a friend is spraying the foam for me. I am just translating the problem to here. Would you know the difference between a hornet and wasp without seeing the nest? I thought hornets are a lot bigger than a wasp.

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If you want to know what kind of bug it is, you're in the wrong place. /r/WhatIsThisBug would be more appropriate. We're here to give you advice on how to do DIY projects, not guess what kind of insect it might be.

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7 points · 6 days ago

what if somebody like me is now going to be using the attic as an extra room

Then you should pull the appropriate permits and have it converted to living space by someone who understands how to engineer the space such that the roof will remain intact, your use of the floor of the attic for living space won't compromise the structure, and your energy bill won't skyrocket.

You're asking the wrong question here. The question you should be asking is "what do I need to do to convert this part of my attic into conditioned space?" or possibly "what is necessary to convert an attic into living space?"

Original Poster0 points · 6 days ago

It’s already carpeted and has lights and outlets and such

I’m only using it to have some privacy to record music, nothing more

I’m just wondering if I can close these vents while running an air conditioner or space heater for a few hours a day here and there

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5 points · 6 days ago

It's properly drywalled, floor properly structured, properly insulated, properly wired, and has proper HVAC support? That last one it sounds like is at least missing, and if you can still see these spinning vents, then it sounds like the insulation and firestop drywall are probably missing as well.

I mean, it's your place, do what you want. Block off the vents. What do we care? :)

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3 points · 6 days ago

If you can remove the treads without damaging them, gluing them would be a good solution. Otherwise, screws with plugs, or those special screws that break off.

5 points · 6 days ago

Maybe some arborvitae in front of the upgraded fence, or some other fluffy evergreen?

5 points · 6 days ago

They are for building the saw into a bench, and to my knowledge are not for adding support wings. There simply isn't enough structure under the table to support the additional weight.

Additionally, by increasing the distance from the blade, you're increasing the risk of kickback on an already poor saw. This is a serious safety concern.

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3 points · 6 days ago

Drywall saw if you don't care about horrible edges. Trying to use a hole saw by hand isn't going to turn out well.

Drills are cheap and useful, why not just invest in a basic one? $10 at the local pawn shop?

6 points · 6 days ago

So the conclusion of this story is very simple: don't trust anyone, even past you. And if possible try to check and predict how your changes will affect the system before moving it to prod (customers don't like being testers most of the time). If possible try test, test and test you solutions in test before moving to prod :)

I think you've missed a couple of key lessons:

  • Each microservice should do one thing well. Yours has two different types of things that it does, which is a design problem.
  • Testing. Your automated testing should have verified that the "push" messages coming in were going through the right code paths and queues. This may be related to your "test, test and test" comment but that sounded like load testing to me instead of functional testing.
  • Each service should be as simple as reasonably possible. In this case, it sounds like all you needed was a priority fifo queue instead of a regular fifo queue, where the special messages could just have been given a higher priority. No separate workers, no special casing, just a single priority parameter. This is already included in RabbitMQ.
  • Services need to be monitored. If you had been monitoring the average time a message remains in that microservice on a pretty graph on your dashboard, you would have immediately seen the problem as soon as you pushed the code to production, rather than months later. If you had alerting turned on, you could have been notified when things got out of hand when your advertising campaign started. Monitoring isn't just a good idea in a microservice architecture, it's a flat-out requirement. It will not work otherwise because there's no way to keep an eye on all the interacting pieces.
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But yes, you can. Also, /r/woodworking.

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13 points · 7 days ago

This is not a support forum. /r/learnprogramming is the appropriate place to ask. Asking here violates this subreddit's rules.

Original Poster-30 points · 7 days ago

the subreddit that down voted me but gave no answers?

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21 points · 7 days ago

You think that getting a few downvotes in a different subreddit gives you the right to break the rules in this one? I suspect more downvotes will be arriving for you shortly. Best of luck with your problem.

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3 points · 7 days ago

This sounds like an all around bad idea. Wall framing isn't designed for lateral loads, and if it's bearing weight from above it, you're potentially introducing structural problems into the building. It's probably also against the terms of your lease. Check with your super, who is the best resource you've got for knowing what's actually inside of the walls and what's possible.

2 points · 7 days ago

Do they have rocklers or woodcrafts up your way? Where I live there are several around town, and they offer classes where you get to walk away with something at the end of it. A table might be a bit of a big project for a one-day class, but it would at least be something to look at.

5 points · 7 days ago

The material has already been removed: the white finish. What you have is a scratch into the finish that needs to be filled in, not material on top of the finish to be removed.

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By tile, what do you mean? Asbestos is almost unheard of in porcelain or ceramic tile. If it's vinyl tiles, then it's more likely. There's no way to know for sure without a lab test, as the fibers are too small to be seen.

If you're planning on DIY demolition, get a sample into a lab. Western Analytical is a good mail-in one. It's $30 for the first sample, $20 for each additional, and their turnaround time is only 24 hours. You can also skip the testing if you go ahead and treat the floor as if it has asbestos. The crystalline silica in tile, grout, and thinset isn't great for you either, so the precautions won't be much different, although disposal might be harder.

If you're paying someone else to do the demo, it's their responsibility to get it tested, as they will probably want a chain of custody.

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Asbestos is almost unheard of in porcelain or ceramic tile.

This is true, but the mastic used to hold them to walls and floors often did.

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