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Sometimes you can use a soldering iron to weld the parts back together
If it's polystyrene, you'll probably get the best bond with modelling glue - it's as close to a weld as you can get with that type of plastic. You'll want to get all of the epoxy off first though - otherwise you won't get a decent weld. Since it is obviously a high stress part, I'd drill and pin it with piano wire in at least a couple places. That said, I ...
Forget trying to glue it, repair it some other way. "McGyver" it. Like maybe buy a lock hasp of appropriate size and use the staple, which is the piece that the lock shackle would go through (see picture). Sorry I could not find a picture of just the staple. Screw the staple to the speaker body and the staple hole would rest in the base, aligned with the ...
If your window structure allows, you might also consider making an "interior window insulating panel". Essentially an interior "storm" window that can be installed and removed as needed. This site has all the details: http://www.arttec.net/Thermal-Windows/ I went this route for one window in my house where the plastic just didn't want to stick to the ...
Yes. Heavy flexible sheeting can be used to make a shower stall. Just think like a raindrop and think like a roofer doing shingles. As for fire code, forget it.
I'll give another answer from my own experience.. We did 2 layers with the first layer underneath being bubble wrap. I have an unfinished basement with two old single pane windows. They simply had a curtain over them, but were still losing a lot of heat. I saw this idea online and it seems to work great for us and provides an easy and cheap secondary layer. ...
There are, as always, tradeoffs. First, 1 inch is more than is generally considered ideal - 1/2" or so is preferred as it's less prone to internal convection currents. Yes, plastic window film kits are often installed with considerably larger spacing, but they are also commonly installed on less than ideal windows where they stop actual drafts... Any ...
Try removing the window air conditioner. You're not honestly expecting to use it, and being indoors will lengthen the unit's life.
Tightening the transparent plastic is mainly for cosmetic reasons. As long as the tape stays in place, the plastic will do its job of preventing air flow. If the kit is exposed to buffeting winds strong enough to snap the plastic sheet back and forth, it could tear or pull off the tape. So you want it to be as tight as possible. In general most people find ...
The hairdryer step is for two reasons: To prevent noise in drafty situations, and to improve visibility and aesthetics. If you can live without either of those, it'll work just fine. One possible solution to your pull-away problem would be to apply the double-stick tape to the outside face of the window trim (perpendicular to the wall surface).
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