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3/4" BC plywood should serve you well. It's fairly smooth and will have adequate strength in this application. The question becomes one of rigidity. If it proves too flexible, add another sheet of 1/2" or 3/4". If you're able, cut it to roughly 2" less than the size of the box spring (so it's slightly recessed all the way around), round the corners, and ...


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You'll probably be better off buying another box spring, cost and usability, around me I can pick up a full size box spring for ~$30 new while plywood is running $20-30 depending on thickness. The box spring is supposed to be, well springy to some extent. If any of the box spring is still standing the mattress and the rest of the box spring will distribute ...


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Where is the damage in the box spring (middle/side edge/corner) and how much of it needs reinforcing? If the damage is in the mattress with seemingly good supports all around, just about any plywood half inch or thicker is going to work fine for this purpose. Since its going to be 100% non-visible, buy the cheap stuff. If its on the edge or corner, half ...


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I would start by turning off the circuit, pulling out the outlet and ensuring the ground wire is connected. If the wire is connected, but still showing as not connected, I would get a cable tracker and follow the wire. The cable tracker has a sender that sends a signal through the wire, and the receiver listens for this signal. You can use it to follow ...


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Since your home was built in 80 we know there is a ground. To track down the open, turn off the breaker and find all the dead outlets. It would be rare for a general purpose circuit to only have 4 outlets. The break in the ground is probably located at the first outlet you have an open ground. But may be the outlet prior. These 2 outlets would be where I ...


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Ceiling fans are not generally silent. There is some motor hum, which may be transmitted to and reinforced by the ceiling, and there is some "white noise" as the blades cut through and move the air. Yes, some are quieter than others, by design or by the luck of installation. Whether yours is typical or not is best answered by your visiting a few friends ...



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