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Switch with 2 black, 2 white, 2 ground and 1 red wire connected to ceiling light and a receptacle?

I am living in a condo and the owner has asked me to replace a switch from a dimmer to single pole to operate a ceiling fan. Upon inspection the ceiling fan has one 14/2 cable coming in with a black ...
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Basement egress question

I'm considering remodeling one side of my basement, adding a new bedroom. I've been researching egress codes and it's not entirely clear to to me if my basement meets the egress code now, or if it ...
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What is the maximum number of average sized people that can stand in a standard upstairs bedroom of 12' x12'?

Of course there are many different types of construction, but assume average since generally buildings have standard compliance codes and construction companies will do at least the minimum required. ...
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Does anyone have any idea what this is?

This reddish-brown thing came up over 4 months. Is this mould or something else entirely? We found this under our latex mattress protector and that has a little bit of it too.
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Calculate bedframe strength

This is the bed frame that I have build now, the part in red is something I have created but did not dare to attach it yet. I have used Spruce wood for everything, and the long side of the frame is ...
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Replacing a bedroom light

My bedroom light has burned out and I do not know how to replace it, because I do not know how to get this screw thingy off.
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Changing out receptacle that is controlled by a light switch

Help Please! This is the first time I am attempting any electrical project. I changed out old receptacles with new ones in our master bedroom. I used Leviton standard outlets 15A-125V. Question #1: ...
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Installing a dimmer switch for a ceiling fan

I have a ceiling fan with a lights that have to separate switches- one to control the fan on/off, and another to control the lights on/off. I want to put a dimmer on the light switch only but I most ...
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How to secure a stacked ikea kura bed

So I have 2 kura beds I want to stack them on top of each other. Something similar to image below. My question is how do I secure it. It will just be 1 bed, so the top kura bed will not have to ...
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How to prevent the slats coming off the side beams of a baby's cot?

Recently somehow our son's cot was broken and I had to take out the frame to see and it had loose slats and other parts coming off. How can I keep the slats in the side beams and make sure they are ...
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Attic Temperature Affected by Insulation

I recently moved into the attic and converted it into my bedroom, There was insulation on the floor but none on the walls which made it uncomfortable to live in considering its the summer. I got a ...
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Optimal fan placment? -room layout [closed]

The door is always closed. The dark green means possible placement on the floor. Should the fan point inward, outward, at the wall? Thanks!
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Arranging small niche as storage space

In our bedroom with have a low but quite deep (~180cm) niche under. The ceiling there is so low (max 140cm) that to search and take things out from there you need to kneel down. We keep there many ...
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what kind of bug is doing these holes?

holes are popping up in walls and ceilings of both bedrooms
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How can I best divide a connected two room into separate bedrooms?

Renting an incredible apartment with two other friends, catch is that it is 2-3 bedrooms 'depending on disposition'. The room/s in question are shown in the photo. What's nice is that each would have ...
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What are the sturdiest types of joints for my lofted queen bed frame?

I'm building a lofted structure that includes a queen bed, storage stairs, and some storage space over my door. Here is a rudimentary mock-up I made in PS. All the vertical support beams are 4x4s ...
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Constructing a simple silent bedframe: felt pads for connecting surfaces?

I will construct a simple wooden bed, nothing fancy. The main concerns for it are quietness when moving, and stability to allow adding small hooks, latches and whatnot to the sides. It'll be either ...
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mount bed to aerated concrete wall

I want to mount a bed frame to 2 aircrete walls with a pillar on the unsupported corner. I've heard that anchors can tear out parts of the wall if overtightened. My question is for a load greater than ...
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Need Wiring diagram to Help Rewiring a Bedroom and Bathroom to prepare for smart home system

I need a wiring diagram to help with the re-wiring of a bedroom and bathroom. I will use 14/2 and 14/3 for all lights, then 12/2 and 12/3 for all outlets, ALL LIGHTS will be LED. The whole home will ...
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Central supports for bed

I have an old Ikea bed with this kind of central supports: The problem is that these central supports are flimsy and tend to fall on the side, and I would like to find a way to secure them. For now, ...
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How do I seal my bedroom door for soundproofing/reduction?

I have a hollow bedroom door in my apartment. I can’t make any modifications to the door that are permanent—nor can I replace it. Anyone outside the room can hear an interior conversation with ...
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Circuit breaker adjustment

Two of the guest bedrooms in my house are under the same circuit breaker trip switch. I just found out that I can't have a 1500W room heater plugged inside each of those bedrooms at the same time, as ...
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Sloped Floor: Quick Fix for Bed and Desk

The room I'm in is about 8' wide x 16' long. It slopes fairly heavily, primarily width-wise. The bed and the desk both go against the long wall, meaning the slope either results in a raised head or ...
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Hanging a 21.5kg whiteboard on my wall. Will it hold it?

I have a question concerning the firmness of my wall. By looking at my wall it seems to be a stone wall, 9-11 cm thick (I am an IT student, so I have only superficial knowledge about this case). I ...
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Why has one of my two propane fireplaces suddenly gone completely out?

I have two open propane fire places one in my livingroom & the master bedroom right beside the livingroom. I have been using them both with out the logs in the fire place for a month or so now, ...
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Protections from CO/CO2 Poisoning in Rooms?

I'm aware that there is little risk of CO/CO2 poisoning in typical house rooms in the US, even after long periods (A few hours, maybe a day) in a particular room. How is this accomplished, and what ...
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Breaker trips immediately

I am new to this site and appreciate all your help. I tried to replace a light fixture in one bedroom with a newer, heavier one. The house was built in 1971 and has 2 circuits for all the lights. ...
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How to Stop Squeaking of a Lofted Bed

The bed in question is a Viv Rae Nadia. I assembled the bed, put the mattress on, and stored several things on the included shelves. Any sort of movement makes a squeaking noise through some parts of ...
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Is the discoloration on my bed frame rails mold? [duplicate]

So the wood panels lay on top of the metal beams, it's a bed frame but I noticed these spots on the metal and rubbed them off and smelt like rotten eggs please let me know 😑
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Is this mold? Black? White?

Guys I need to find out what this is- it's also on my wooden bed racks
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How to take apart this bed frame joint with hidden screws

How can I take apart the pictured bed frame joint? It doesn't have visible screw heads on the outside of the footboard (image 1), and the recess in the runner that contains he screw is covered by some ...
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Building a bed, need to make sure the weight would be supported

building a bed (first time building something) and looking to see if the weight would be supported. I have a friend who has a ton of lumber available for me for free (works in construction) and due ...
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Are these signs of bed bugs?

I find these bugs crawling from under the bed : I don't know what they are. I haven't seen them on top of the bed just on the floor. But I've been getting rashes all over my body even though I didn't ...
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Why is there a white wire connected to multiple black wires in my light box?

I have a total of four receptacles a ceiling fan and a light switch. My line voltage comes in from the first receptacle, then comes out at the ceiling fan, then is wire nutted to the three other ...
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spraypainting - is it hazardous to spray paint metal in your bedroom?

I have a 9 foot metal baseboard heater that I spray painted with some cheap enamel spray paint by color place. It says non toxic when dry, and that it can be used for interior and exterior. It has a ...
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Murphy bed baseboard clearance

I'm planning to buy and install a wall/murphy bed of some kind as part of a renovation of a weird little building in my backyard (former owner's sculpture studio). Because of this building's past, it'...
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Removing metal apliques from wood bed frame

we just bought a second hand bed that has a metal apliques in the head frame (hope I'm saying it right) that we'd like to get rid of. It looks like it's glued in. Is it safe to use something like a ...
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Mounting a tv on a sandstone wall

I just bought a new TV for my bedroom, and I want to mount it on the wall. The only problem is that the walls of the house are made of sandstone and if i mount it directly to it, it won't hold. I was ...
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Do you need a supporting post when building a mezzanine/loft bed?

I want to build a mezzanine/loft bed in my room but I don’t want a supporting post. The mezzanine/loft bed that I want would be roughly 4m by 2m. Both 2m sides would be attached to a wall one of which ...
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Better option to place tubes from indoor and outdoor units in AC

Currently AC(split ac) is positioned as shown in the image: But now i would like to move it to another place, here i cannot change position of outdoor unit. Changing AC indoor unit position will ...
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Polystyrene scent in bedroom

I want to store boardgames on the top of the wardrobe in my bedroom. Unfortunately, there are a few screw and wooden lists on the top of it, which makes it impossible to store anything on the ...
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Sound Proofing the wall between bathroom and bedroom [duplicate]

Is anybody able to recommend the best way to sound proof my wall which is adjoined to the bathroom. I'm gutting out my bathroom and having it refitted which new shower, bath and etc and relocating ...
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What would be a realistic way to lever a pallet bed?

I'm planning to build a pallet bed base, like this one or this one. The main problem everyone state about pallet bed bases is the dust that gather beneath. Thus, I would like to engineer a way to ...
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Noisy bed after being painted

I just painted my wooden Ikea bed a few days ago, and it is now way more noisy than it used to be. Is it something that will go away with time, and is there something I can do to make is less noisy? ...
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Wiring for Bedroom - how to express design to electrician

I bought my first flat a couple of months ago in north London and for my first bit of redecoration I wish to get my bedroom up to a really nice standard. Before i go into picking out wall coverings ...
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How to enlarge grommets

I've installed a telescoping curtain rod that's 1-1/2" in diameter, and bought curtains with grommets that turned out to be only 1.6" in diameter (outer diameter 2.7"). Unsurprisingly, the grommets ...
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How to handle expansion of wood when attaching a bed to the walls of a room

I would like to carry out a similar project as the one described in this thread(Can I use bolts to attach a bed to the walls of my room?). I have seen several similar projects but they do not seem ...
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How to repair broken bed

One side of the bed has totally come off. See pictures for the broken side plus the screws that are attached to it . My question is that is there any scope of repairing this bed so that in the future ...
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Make 16 square meter room operable for two persons [closed]

I have really serious question to me. We have flat with two rooms. One is beeing used by me and my brother. It is 16 square meter room. There are two beds and two desks and some old shelfs. I have ...
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How can I tightly join two perpendicular pieces of wood in a loft bed from the inside corner without access to the outer side?

I'm trying to assemble a double loft bed from Ikea (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80160867/), but the problem is that it's 80" wide and the room is 80" wide. This means that there's no ...