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Why does water accumulate on the hardwood floors in my 1930 home?

My home was build 1930 and nothing has been updated. In my downstairs bedroom under anything that sits on the floor from my bed, night stands, dog crate, and other things the floors will puddle with ...
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How do I make light blue paint more interesting? [closed]

My room has a very dull blue paint that causes boredom. I was looking for ways I could liven it up a bit.
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Can I add a socket to my boiler power circuit?

I would like to add a socket for my daughter to charge her phone and tablet by her bed. her bed is against the cupboard which houses the boiler, inside the cupboard is a socket which the boiler is ...
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Basement Bedroom Repair to Original Configuration (Does this count as a bedroom again?)

We purchased a 1978 multi-story house that stated it was 3 bedroom (BR) and 3.5 bathrooms (BA) with a partially unfinished basement. There is a room in the basement partially finished with a closet ...
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Attaching second layer of drywall — is there something I can do to ensure it doesn't ruin the base drywall if I have to remove it eventually?

I'm new to DIYing, so please excuse me if something here sounds off. I'm planning on a DIY vertical slat accent wall in our bedroom in our rental apartment. Since nailing slats directly into the wall ...
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How can I keep screws secure over time in a loft bed kit?

I just ordered this bed and a lot of the reviews say that the screws loosen and have to be retightened often. I'm wondering what the impact to the wood itself, over time, if I used wood glue in the ...
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How to reduce the noise from a kitchen to a bedroom?

What are some ways that I can use to reduce the noise from the same apartment of a bedroom? The room is one door and wall separated from a shared kitchen, which is sometimes busy and noisy. I'd like ...
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How to whiten a white Ikea mattress cover? [closed]

The cover of my mattress has gone grayish and yellowish, it looks bad. But on Ikea's website it says "do not bleach". Is there still a way to make it more white? Perhaps not as white as it ...
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Is this bedroom healthy to live in, in relation to kitchen, refrigerators and microwave oven? [closed]

Is such a bedroom healthy to live in? it is separated from a kitchen by a wall, There are two old refrigerators and one old microwave oven in the kitchen against the wall? (all are standalone with ...
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What can I use as cheap poles, to create my own room dividers? [closed]

Son lost job because COVID, can't afford mortgage. My living room has empty space, where he can put his bed and desk. But Room Dividers and Partitions are too expensive! I want to life hack my own ...
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How can I black out sunlight BEHIND my condo's windows and vertical blinds?

To block sun light, I taped aluminum foil and garbage bags to window. then condo board lawyer mailed me warning letter. They violated condo's bylaws and she ordered me to take them down. Without ...
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Fire safety for room on interior of home

I’m looking at a house that has a room on the interior (highlighted in red below) with no window/door to the outside of the area. Knowing that this isn’t fire code compliant to be considered a bedroom,...
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What is this weird knocking sound in a wooden closet?

A month ago my girlfriend and I moved into a new place, and it has a big closet in the bedroom. Since day 1, we kept hearing knocking noises on the wooden doors, only at night, and it happens every ...
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High bed, long brace removal

We have high sleeper bed that will fit sideways across our narrow bedroom(194 cm). We are adapting it to fit snugly against the walls. There is a window with a radiator underneath that will be partly ...
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Can I mount electrical panel on exterior of bedroom?

I am reading that the meter cannot be mounted on exterior of bedroom wall but what about the panel? This corner of house is a straight shot from the pole which is where the meter and a disconnect will ...
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Temporary window treatment options? (shades, blinds, curtains)

I have a sitting room-turned-guest room, and with summer going into full bore the room brightens up too early in the day for sound sleep. It has become a problem. The room has several large windows ...
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How do I remove this bolt from my bedframe?

This is my first time posting in this forum but I wanted to get some help from y'all regarding removing a bolt from my bed frame. I bought a used bed frame and I need to dismantle it to shift it into ...
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How do i unscrew this bolt to take apart the bed frame

I have this couple bed that need to disassemble but have no idea how to unscrew this bolt in the pictures. I have never seen anything like this in my life. Thanks in advance
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What type of curtains do I need to buy?

Our bedroom is pretty bright from the streetlights at night and the sun in the morning. This affects our sleep quality, so I am thinking of buying blackout curtains. I never bought curtains before and ...
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stiff textile material for simple underbed “drawer”

I have a 90cm x 200cm bed in a corner of my room. I want to use the floor beneath it as storage, but in a way that I do not need to crawl under it to get the stuff in the corner. I have a PVC floor; ...
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Can I use a car jack for a broken bed leg?

I have a steel bed and one of the legs is broken. I think the bed leg would require welding but then I got an idea, why not use one of these jack stands: 2 Piece Pair 3 Ton Heavy Duty Adjustable Jack ...
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Taking apart wood bed frame with no screws

This bedframe seems to have a slot joint system but I can't seem to understand how to take it apart. There are two pegs I think will allow me to slide the side out but I'm not sure how to get the pegs ...
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What do I need to do to prepare to remove a textured (popcorn) walls?

Questions: What are some things I should definitely know? What will be behind my popcorn wall? (The original wall we put the popcorn over?) Since masks are out of stock because of the Covid19 virus. ...
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Adjustable height bed with table

I am trying to create a very simplistic bed, with four legs and a top. I want its height to be adjustable up to 8 inches, which would then also serve as a table. How do I make the legs adjustable up ...
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Are these screws for bracket enough to support adult queen bed?

Picture of bottom right corner showing the foot board and side rail connected with the bracket, and the bed, at https://imgur.com/a/XtlnM1Q and couple more pictures https://imgur.com/a/BMBi8KX. The ...
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DIY Murphy Bunk Bed

I know how to build it. I just need to know how to keep the top bunk stable and not fall off when carrying a 170lb person. This is what I have put together so far. If I missed something please ...
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How can I cool a small room without using more than 2kwh of energy per night?

I want cool a small room with something that uses less than 2kwh per night with more cooling effect than a simple fan. The room is on second ground with 2 windows and one door and is about 15m2. I ...
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Help, can I still fix this?

A few weeks ago, the door knob started to become loose with greyish wood/sand chunks falling out of the gap between the doorknob and the door. Currently thinking of getting a handyman in to have a ...
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Is it okay to not varnish wooden furniture before use?

I recently bought a bedframe, but due to budget constraints, I didn't choose the varnished option, just 'unstained raw timber' - which is smooth, but not varnished or stained, as described. I'm just ...
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What do add to prop/raise the curtain rod a few inches away from the wall?

I am about to install a curtain rod onto the wall. The problem is I want to add a few inches between the curtain and the wall than the default length by the curtain rod. I wonder if there is any item ...
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Can I run a #12 outlet branch and a #14 light branch off a 30A breaker?

Was wondering if i can feed an entire room with one 30 amp breaker, 10/2 to an attic junction box, then break out 12/2 for outlet daisy chain (four 15 amp-type outlets) and 14/2 for a light circuit.
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Wiring is dead in 4 outlets

I have 4 outlets that are dead in my 2nd floor bedroom. I checked the wiring and the wiring is dead no juice. The circuit breaker is not tripped. What would cause the wiring to die?
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Newly put together wooden bed and the one screw bolt on the headboard decides to thread?

I just recently bought a new wooden framed bed, flat pack basically. Everything is fine, all except this one long screw/bolt that decided to thread inside the headboard. I applied the same pressure as ...
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After installing new 3 position fan switch, fan doesn't turn

After installing new 3 position fan switch, fan doesn't turn and motor hums in forward position but doesn't turn, nothing in reverse position
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What could cause a drawer in a bedside table to become stuck?

Firstly, I apologise if this has been posted in the wrong place but I thought it would be worth starting here! I have a bedside table with three drawers - I'm in no way whatsoever a DIY person, so ...
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Best distance between bed slats?

When using a pocket spring mattress with a pine bed frame, what's the best distance to leave between the pine slats to reduce wear? Looking online, I have seen various space recommendations ranging ...
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Need help with wires - Replacing bedroom light fixture with ceiling fan

Hello, first time here and I'm in need of some help. I am trying to replace my simple light fixture in my bedroom with a ceiling fan. First thing I want to do is take off the original ceiling box and ...
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5 Wires in Light Switch

I have 5 wires in the back of the light switch. It looks like there are 2 ground wires (copper, no coating) one from the breaker and one to the light. They go into different holes and then are coiled ...
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How can I separate two lights currently controlled by one switch?

one light is by closet and one in center of room with a fan and they both work off one switch with one set of wires jumped from closest light to farthest light. How can I control one light at a time
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How would you join two twin beds?

I've got two twin beds "joined". There are basically four independent components: two mattresses and two bed bases. They are pretty uncomfortable to sleep on. They shift as I move at night. They aren'...
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Yellowing around crown molding

I live in an older home (built in 1929) in NJ and one of bedrooms has yellowing showing around all the crown molding. The room is below the attic and the attic is insulated above the ceiling. I don’t ...
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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 ...