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Myself I like the idea of having water pipes where I can see them, if the work is done well. I've had too many problems with pipes run in areas like crawlspaces or outside walls that get too cold and freeze. Then you've got a big mess to find and replace the leaking pipe. If the frozen pipe thaws while you're at work or away, one heck of a lot of water can ...


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Since this seems to be an ongoing problem for you, I might suggest a somewhat more formal approach to it. For instance, use magnets to attach toweling to the top of the radiator shell and let the duble-thickness of that towelling (magnet inside the fold) drape all the way to the floor - that should basically shut-down air flow through the radiator from top ...


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In Russia, they just left the windows open. A photo would help. In general your towels or foil are safe to use, the towels will probably work best. You want to block airflow as much as possible, then, once that's good have an insulating layer. Or just a good talk with building maintenance about installing a flow restriction device on your line. A down ...


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If the plan is to take it with you, leave the base and make the appropriate notch in the Murphy bed. It should not harm the integrity of the structure of the bed frame. Do what you can to confirm this.


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The "correct way" to install this is (in this order) to install the drywall, paint, install baseboard, install flooring, finish baseboard and flooring (assuming it's not tile or carpet), install shoe molding. The drywall should not touch the floor. The baseboard both protects the drywall and hides this gap (which is there to allow for expansion). Wood ...


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This isn't an answer that will solve the problem, but rather provides context. I grew up with this sort of stuff, working with my father as a finishing carpenter until I started my own career. However, the majority of our work was in new houses, so not a lot of renovation jobs. In my experience, baseboard can either be installed before or after the tile, ...


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Not enough pressure in the system to guide the flow of hot water . Raise the water pressure using the flow control valve to 24 pounds and see if this corrects the issue.


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The problem with all wood based products is their hygroscopic tendancy to absorb moisture, this can result in swelling and consequential problems. This can also occur when you have climate extremes in temperature and humidity i.e. very dry days (e.g in winter) to very humid days (e.g in summer). To overcome this we use a sealer. i.e.for solid wood it will be ...



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