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push fit Plumbing Fittings

Shark bite, proline, etc.    They seem to work fine in places that have plenty of room... the sort of places that I'd have no trouble with a solder fitting. But in locations that I almost have to work by braille, places so tight that getting a torch in is nearly impossible, the places that an $8 press fit elbow seems suited for,  in those locations, the press fittings  leak like seives!  Then the release tool wont release the fitting, and it is a huge headache to tear apart. Do they leak if pushed in too far?  if slightly out of alignment?  and if one is in a location where precise alignment isnt gonna happen, Then what to do?

Topic by Toga_Dan    |  last reply

Snap-fit design

Hello all, The left panel in the image I have uploaded represents aluminium frame, 1mm thick. What I would like to do is design another aluminium or plastic piece that can snap into the inside of this frame (something like the right panel in the image). The frame, once positioned in, would be a permanent fixture. I have looked at different kind of snap-fit joints but I'm not sure on what's the most appropriate design in terms of simplicity and functionality. Another issue is calculating the actual dimensions of the snap-fit joints. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Topic by Ribenaisnice    |  last reply

The best fitness plans?

Hey, ive been researching a lot of different fitness trends and exercises, and i was looking on how to combine them into a fitness schedule. I prefer bodyweight exercises with minimal equipment (jogging, planks, push-ups, etc.). i am fairly fit as it is, but like i said i need a plan. I go for 3km jogs twice daily, and every 3 days i do over 100 push-ups.

Question by Shadowwalker2551    |  last reply

jewelry box fittings

I am making my daughter a wooden jewelry box and want to spiff it up with brass fittings - corners, edges, etc. I can't find a supplier. All local stores have cabinet fittings ( drawer pulls, hinges, etc.). Any suggestions? If I bought thin brass sheets would I need special tools to make my own fittings? i want nice sharp 90 degree angles and curved edges.

Topic by lhomeniuk    |  last reply

Will this GPU fit in my computer? Answered

As recently as January I've bought a new GPU for my HP Pavilion Slimline (2009). It works great (AMD Radeon 7750) however, my PC is coming up with problems here and there. If I however choose to change computers, I saw this one that has decent performance, but the GPU is terrible. It's a low profile but doesn't do well on BF3. On my current computer and GPU I'm able to run BF3 on Medium graphics perfectly no lag at all. I would guess maybe 40FPS. So my question is, if I were to buy the HPE H8 1360T desktop pc, would my AMD Radon HD 7750 GPU fit in the HPE H81360T? The Radeon came with 2 different holders for the back and I used the smaller one, but would the larger one fit? I measured it as about 4.75 inches. If it's too small, are there any custom fittings to make it fit? Would my GPU be compatible with that PC? Thanks! (Im buying it from too for about $720)

Question by knexpert1700    |  last reply

Instructables needs a Fitness category

I was browsing and thought that we really need a fitness category or contest because instructables is really about making stuff and and a huge part of fitness is making stuff to maintain health.

Topic by jcsuperman    |  last reply

High Pressure Oxygen Fitting?

Does anyone know what type of fitting/threads are used on common high pressure oxygen gas tanks used for welding/cutting.

Question by seedorfj    |  last reply

Gas engine bike fit Answered

Can I put my gas engine in the back of my bicycle. I bought it and even though I measured(not good enough it seems)it will not fit.

Question by mphillips13    |  last reply

Fitting Horse Swing to a Tree?

I have a horse swing for the kids brought some years ago and now come to fitting and find no instructions on how best to fit to a tree - any ideas? If i just tie it to one point on the tree it folds up and twists, not swings - before I try and fool around, would be nice if someone could advise the best? Thanks

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Shorten the lead on a light fitting.

I bought this ceiling light: As you can see from the picture, it seems to fit fairly snug to the ceiling. However, when I got it home I found that the cable length was slightly more than a metre! I mean, who has ceilings that high? Anyway, I thought it would be no problem just to cut the cable down and refit it into the ceiling rose. My wife pointed out that the instructions say, "Caution! The length of the cable cannot be altered." The fitting has 4 x led bulbs. Can anyone tell me if there could be a problem if I shorten the lead? Frankly, otherwise I will take it back for a refund.

Topic by Pateesh    |  last reply

i need headers... that fit.?

So my set up is, I have a 366 big block from a 2 ton grain truck. and before you say there is no such thing, it is a real motor. I have one, it is the smallest big block but its a big block. with a SM465 granny tranny and NP 205. normal headers wont fit the starter is in a weird position the starter solenoid is in the way. I need to find cheap headers that will work? do you know where I can get some? this pic was taken without the starter on. we tried to put the starter in afterwards and ya it did not work lol

Question by vince 09    |  last reply

air tube fitting (seal)

Greetings, I need to pass an air tube (1/8 or 1/4") through a plastic soda bottle (or milk jug) and need to seal the penetration point with some type of rubber gasket -- that the air tube will pass through the center. note: been looking all day. I think I might not be searching on the correct word. I've seen these silly things, but can't seem to locate one today. They are like little rubber donuts with a slit around the center (for wall of jug)

Topic by jwells    |  last reply

What doesn't it fit here?

Hi everyone;  I wrote an instructable last week and I tought it could get featured. However, the instructable didn't get featured. I think the project is a good and original idea but I don't know what I did wrong. I checked the Featuring Checklist and I should have at least a featured in channel level. Maybe I'm forgetting something, so thats why I'm asking for help here. The instructable im talking about is Ghost Lamp. I'm not looking for a homepage featured, because it must be an epic one, but at least a channel or category featured. Should I may change the intro image? Did I write poor instructions? Is my English so awful?   So much thanks to all constructive responses.

Topic by plugable    |  last reply

HELP PLEASE motorised bikes How To Fit Fit a multi cog

I am trying to find how i can fit a multi cog to my wheel and as it is not your normal set up and i need it just like the picture, how to do it a Nth American own the bike and i can't get thru as my emails get rejected and i can't get thru and they know how they did it ....these pics explain better what i want Thanks Any one .........................

Topic by maccaorgordon    |  last reply

A old coat

I have a really nice Plugg polyurethane snowboarding coat that doesn't fit me anymore but I want to make something out of it. Wearable if possible. Thanks.

Topic by Yerboogieman    |  last reply

Should I post this?

I'm about to undergo a diet (well, somewhat) and exercise regimen to get rid of all this excess fat I've gained over the last 4 years. I'm pushing 198, and I really don't want to break 200 at 14 years old, even though I am 6' 1". I've got a 40" waist, so my gut is big. I'm slimming down mostly because my dad is big and is at risk for becoming diabetic, and I don't want to follow him down that road. Oh, and looking good helps too. If I get my fat % down far enough, I might give one of those "six pack abs" iBles. The regimen was created by me, just from things I've read on the Interblag and been taught in Health class. Sure, I know there's Kiteman's Law, but I really don't know, or think, that my way of going about things would help somebody else, and if it did, do y'all think Instructables is the right place for it? That said, perhaps a forum topic would be best, or a slideshow? I could set it up like Rachel did with her polyphasic sleep experiment, updating it whenever possible. I just want to know what y'all think, really. Anyhoo, thanks!

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Topic by AK1928    |  last reply

Fitlight trainer using arduino

I want to make a fitlight trainer with arduino. I want to make it with leds and LDR ligtht sensors. A random light pops up and when you hover over the sensor it sets it to LOW and then another random light pops up and over and over. Can anyone help me with this idea? I have the code for one light: int LDR = 0;     //analog pin to which LDR is connected, here we set it to 0 so it means A0 int LDRValue = 0;      //that’s a variable to store LDR values int light_sensitivity = 20;    //This is the approx value of light surrounding your LDR void setup()   {     Serial.begin(9600);              pinMode(13, OUTPUT);      } void loop()   {     LDRValue = analogRead(LDR);      //reads the ldr’s value through LDR     Serial.println(LDRValue);       //prints the LDR values to serial monitor     delay(50);        //This is the speed by which LDR sends value to arduino     if (LDRValue > light_sensitivity)       {         digitalWrite(13, HIGH);       }     else       {         digitalWrite(13, LOW);       }   }

Topic by JordyK4    |  last reply

Looking to manufacture a piece of fitness equipment

I am looking for a manufacturer to help produce a new piece of exercise equipment. A professional prototype is needed. 

Topic by Vin723    |  last reply

tap and die do not fit together

Hi...this is also posted in the "community" forum, sorry for the duplication. For the bolt/nuts I have that are cross threaded or damaged I bought a tap/die set. Then I dropped it on the floor and it's all jumbled up. And the sizes on the taps/dies are very small....hard to see. So I thought I'd match them up by fitting them together but none of them fit together (die/tap). I'm curious, shouldn't they fit together?

Topic by mark815    |  last reply

I need something that fits the discription!

Please upload a project suitable to this group!

Topic by maeve    |  last reply

Can i fit a V6 in a prius? Answered

I was thinking, ( just toying around with ideas) i could rip out the hybrid system, then put the engine in hachback area.

Question by The Dark Lord    |  last reply

Charger for my fitness tracker watch Answered

I've lost my charger for my mykronoz fitbit 4 watch, and there isn't any available online for purchase, is it possible to make one myself?

Question by Brief_bright    |  last reply

Making a measure device to fit on quadcopter

Hi i wish to make a measuring device and placing it on a quadcopter soi can measure at hights that are difficult to reach, but I don't wish to use a  bouncing signal, but use like a pen with sensor in it which can be brought down onto a flat surface to mark the start of a measurement and then moved to new location and do the same, what electrical equipment do I need to do such a thing. 

Question by DMTarmey    |  last reply

Building boxes to fit existing doors

I have about five Tasmanian Oak cupboard doors and they are an odd size (W:490cm x H:575cm). I want to use some of them on low-hung overhead cupboards in the kitchen. They have a board insert with a plan board on top and sides. They would look good, I think, just lightly stained and sealed or painted white in the farmhouse style. Problem is, because they are not a standard size and I cannot by stock cupboards to fit. I thought I could buy mdf or pine boxes to attach them to but the odd size makes this difficult too. So then I thought - I will have to build them myself. As I am a total novice, does anyone know how I can do this, tactically and in the most economic way? Thank you in advance ...

Topic by calyad    |  last reply

What amp would fit these speakers?

I'm looking to buy an amp to hook some speakers up to but I don't know the specifics of what I should be looking for. I'd like to get it from a store and know what to get ahead of time. The speakers are two combo woofers/tweeters and rated at 200w peak power and 4ohms. How many watts should the amp be? The amp needs to take bare red/black water, have a 3.5mm line in, and plug into the wall. This isn't going to be part of a big home theater system, just a little unit so what would be a good cost of a low end amp? Thanks for the help.

Topic by Ronmarru  

What amp would fit these speakers?

I'm looking to buy an amp to hook some speakers up to but I don't know the specifics of what I should be looking for. I'd like to get it from a store and know what to get ahead of time. The speakers are two combo woofers/tweeters and rated at 200w peak power and 4ohms. How many watts should the amp be? The amp needs to take bare red/black water, have a 3.5mm line in, and plug into the wall. This isn't going to be part of a big home theater system, just a little unit so what would be a good cost of a low end amp? Thanks for the help.

Topic by Ronmarru  

American light fittings, working in a UK house

Im fitting 2 external light fittings purchased in the US in a UK house. The fitting have an inbuilt PIR sensor.  Most fittings of this type here are designed to be wired straight into mains voltage but given this has a built in PIR sensor could that cause problems on the fitting working in the UK? US mains voltage is 110-120v @60Hz UK is 240v @ 50Hz Im trying to find the best option to ensure they work so would 2 such fittings still work on UK current if wired in series with a 150w DC output transformer when they run 2 60w bulbs or Is there some other solution I am not thinking of ?

Question by Bob909    |  last reply

Mens Dress Shirt into womans fitted dress?

I want to make a mens dress shirt into a fitted dress...i want the style to stay the same! how would i go about taking it in...with out ruining it??

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Cheap DIY exact fitting car mats? Answered

I have car mats that slip and slide everywhere and I don't want to pay 70+ dollar for exact fitting car mats. Can anyone create an instructible on how to create your own exact fitting door mat for cheap? My friend's father done it with some material from homedepot, but my friend doesn't know how to do it! help please~

Question by playcs    |  last reply

How to fit a HDVR 150 rearview mirror?

Greetings to all, First of all, I want to say WOW to all of you. Your are all  an amazing and unique group. Now to my issue in hand, I  purchased a HDVR-150 rearview mirror for my 2005 Chev Silverado 1500. The clips do not expand to fit on the pick up mirror.  I need all your input to make it fit. I was going to return it but, I know that there are a lot of creative people on this site. I hope that you will join with me to meet this challenge to make it fit.  I would truly appreciate your assist. Thank all, Len   

Question by Boriqua    |  last reply

What would be the best gun to fit this description?

True trigger, Magazine (Preferably removable), Good range, Looks good, Good stock/butt...

Question by Dante-sama    |  last reply

where to buy: *threaded* aluminium pipe/fittings

Hello everyone! I have been searching the web for a good source of aluminium pipe (between 1" and 2" thick) with threaded endings and matching fittings. Can anyone suggest a good source? Searching the instructables forums I read about, but they don't seem to have threaded fittings (only of a slip-on, use-a-set-screw kind). Any suggestion greatly appreciated! Happy '09! James

Topic by james.kirin    |  last reply

Can I fit a 10W heatsink in a zippo? Answered

I want to put a cree XM-L LED in an old zippo, and I want to know if anyone knows how to fit a big heatsink in the top part of a zippo lighter, not in the base, and preferably able to buy everything from a hardware store, not ordered online.  Also, does anyone know how to anodize aluminum for added heat dissipation?

Question by jduffy54    |  last reply

how AVR fitted within a circuit programmed?

I want to know how the circuit should be modified so that it can be programmed through ISP programmer while it remain on the circuit no need to take it off. a link or diagram might be useful thanks

Question by UmerJavaid    |  last reply

Making ear buds fit super cheaply

Hi, I'm dealing with dollar store ear buds that (surprise) fall out easily. I would like to modify this but I can't spend much. I don't have access to a workshop, most tools, or sugru.

Topic by Robert1234567    |  last reply

Help fitting a low voltage indicator into this circuit?

Hello,I know very little about circuits and electrical components, so please be kind.Attached is a picture of a simple circuit. "A" is a 4,5V AAA alkaline pack, "B" is a latching pushbutton switch and "C" is a nicrome wire.In the simplest and cheapest way possible, this circuit needs to alert the user if the battery pack goes below 3V. The indication signal needs to be a "beep", just like a 9V fire detector. (I can't have a LED signal).After some googling, I found that a 3V "low signal relay" could be one option. I prefer to use wires, and not a PCB in my circuit. My questions follow below:1. Is a low signal relay this the cheapest and simplest way, or are there others?2. What components do I need to achive the "beep" and where in the circuit do these components go?3. Will these components draw any power in standby mode, or do they only consume some power when the "beep" goes off? Because if they draw power continuously, I will need to add an extra (coin cell?) battery, as I need to save my alkaline pack for the nichrome wire. The extra battery shoud last for min 3 years.All help highly appreciated.Thanks!/Karolina

Question by karolina81    |  last reply

"Steps" in instructables don't fit my needs

I am writting and instructable which will be rather long (5 hours of works to make the "thing", about 20 photos to document everythings). I like very much the "steps" because PART of the instructables fit really well in them, basically it's good for telling "do that, then do that, then that". BUT, often between steps you have things that are not steps, in my case there is : -Introduction (how I've found the idea, skills and knoledge involved, ...) -Discusison about why I do what I do in the steps (when I tryed 4 differents solutions, I want to include the discussion so people learn, but in the "step" I'd just want to put what must be done, not the things which did not work. So, what I'd like to write my instructables is : -Chapters will allow to put texte about the project, but not about how to do it (introduction, discussions, sourcing the parts / material, references, links to other instructables, ...), chapter would have their own comments and pictures. -Chapters would zero or one "Working Sessions", which correspond to a set of step one should do in a row (same tools involved, same place, no need for things to dry, ...). They would include a name, an optionnal "time definition" to tell how long / when the included steps are made ("days one", "days two", "after glue has dryed", "once the plant has grown more than an inch", ...), and a "preparment" part (including the needed tools / material for the steps, things to check for security, ...), and, of course, one to any number of steps. -Steps would only tell "how to DO the thing", no discussion. They would include comments (for help on how to do this particular step), and pictures. It would be very fine grained. As an example, you would have 'step 1 : cute the tube, step 2, sand the edges of the tube", and you could have one photo for each of those steps. Actual steps are more like "step 1 : introduction (nothing to do), step 2 : "cute the tube in pieces, sand them, and glue them together" (thought other people may make 3 different step for those three actions). -A special view (aviable only to registered users ?) would present only the "working sessions" with their steps, so you can have "full view" (with blabla) when you read about the instructable, but only the needed tools / part / time and steps when you are actually doing your new BMW Z3 Mario Kart Mod'. Also, I'd like to be able to refer "working session" or "chapters". If i write an instructable about making a mushroom shaped led lamp, maybe I'll want to write all the part about doing the mushroom and puting the leds in them, and then say "no make the power supply and put the resistors as describbed in XXXXX". Of course, the "XXXX" (chapter of working set) is not part of my instructables, but would be included when I select the "working sessions view". Mmm... I am a Domain Analyst, I work with computers and all... I Hope what I just took the time to write makes sense and don't bother everybody :-$

Topic by treg    |  last reply

Has anyone made a Fitness Anywhere TRX themselves?

Has anyone tried to make one of these themselves? Somehow I don't think this is $150 dollars of material.

Topic by doc.walsh    |  last reply

New Light Fitting Smells Of Fish When Hot

Hi, I have just fitted a new light fitting. After it gets hot (60 Watt filament bulb) The room smells of fish. I believe that the smell is coming from the hot plastic, probably from the plastic that holds the shade in place. I don't want to reduce the wattage, The label on the connector says it is rated for 100 Watts. How can I get rid of the fish smell? Thanks

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Will 700x35c tyre tube fit in my bike 700x28c?

My tyre says : 28-622 (700*28c-28*1 5/8*1 1/8) I'll attach photo tube Will it fit for my bike?

Question by Eui seokJ    |  last reply

Contest Entrees which barely fit Contest Theme

Sometimes a contestant barely fits the contest theme. Sometimes it clearly does not. Can an entry be disqualified for not being of the theme? Some projects seem to get votes for being cool regardless of whether they are entered in the right contest.

Topic by Toga_Dan    |  last reply All Types of Fitness Questions Answered Here!

Hey all! This is here, also known as "Em", your virtual Fitness Trainer! Recently i have been getting a lot of requests to start a forum topic on fitness, exercise and nutritional advice! Well here it is. Please post any type of questions you may have that concern any area of fitness and i will try my best to answer them!! I promise i will reply to every question ask, so don't be shy! Just to get you started here is a 2 exercise videos i recently published on Instructables! Simple Push up Matrix Intermediate Push Up Matrix  I'm looking forward to helping you reach your Fitness goal, so ask away!

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Will a 700x38 bike tire fit on a wheel that is currently a 700x28?

My wife and I recently started bicycle touring. She is not too comfortable on certain trails/roads with a narrower tire on her bike.

Question by Tony N ShariJ    |  last reply

Are there any inexpensive EMT fittings to make conduit shelving?

Gas pipe (steel bought in plumbing with threaded ends) is pretty commonly used for shelving because you can get threaded pieces, joints, flanges, etc easily and it's incredibly strong....but it is too expensive and way stronger than I need. I haven't been able to find good fittings for EMT conduit, and I'm considering ordering a custom made batch of them from a manufacturer but I wanted to check if anyone here knows of a place I can't find. 

Question by moonismyhome    |  last reply

How do I fit a homemade chandelier with lights?

I want to fit a chandelier, I made at home, with either LEDS, if they can produce enough light to fill a small room, or Compact fluorescent bulbs. How do connect various bulbs to one cord that can be wired into the ceiling and plugged into an outlet. As a side question are lights that are wired into the wall just electrical cord plugs with the head stripped off?

Question by puregoldner    |  last reply

Need tiny items to fit in tube 3"x2"

Need tiny samples or items to fit into a 3 1/2"x2" tube for a mental health fundraising project: Beauty samples, grooming items, tiny tools, tiny toys/stickers, pencils/pens, craft items, jewelry: you are all probably more creative than I am, so any ideas (especially harebrained) are welcome. If you could tell me where to look or who to contact for samples or tiny items, I would appreciate it.   If you have any to get rid of, please send to Sue Clark, PO Box 851943, Richardson, TX  75085.   Thank you so much.

Topic by SueC1    |  last reply

Potty training seats to fit elongated toilet seat

Super easy and cheap fix to make potty seat fit elongated toilet seats!   Materials needed: 1/2" pvc pipe 7.5" long total length, rubber tape that sticks to itself (fixes leaks in plumbing pipes) and one child's toilet seat with hook slot at rear of seat. Cut 45 degree ends on each end of the pvc - or measure your toilet seat from underneath.  Put rubber tape on ends of pipe, tape pipe to toilet seat using the "hook" hole underneath - rotating pipe so that it "grabs" the toilet seat as shown on photo #2.  You can use a little longer pipe if you want - this just ended up being 7.5 inches for me - but you want to force the seat to be at the very front of the adult toilet seat.... Hope it works for others! Pam

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