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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 update this very stubborn antique bed frame so the mattress fits properly?

How stubborn you ask? Well the bed frame has three issues, but really only one and the other two are only a result of the first: The rails are too short. Not by much, maybe an inch. Maybe even less....
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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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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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What options are available to hide a TV in the bedroom?

I'm having a wardrobe fitted in the master bedroom of our house, and I'm in a bit of a conundrum as to where I'm going to put the TV. The room itself isn't big, when the wardrobe's fitted it will ...
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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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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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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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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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Do I need an egress bedroom window if I have a walk-out exterior door?

I have a basement with three hopper windows and a walk-out door. There's also a staircase that connects the basement with the upper (main) floor of the house. If I build a bedroom, do I need an ...
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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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How can I figure out why my bedroom light won't turn on?

I changed the bulb though it was good still. I changed the switch. From the breaker box it goes; bathroom light, hall light, bedroom light, porch light. All other lights work just fine.
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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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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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Bed frame legs don't touch floor

I got a bed frame from someone and after assembling it, the wooden legs in the middle of the slats don't touch the floor. They touch the floor only if I press down hard on the bed. Is this supposed to ...
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How can I compute the force with a fulcrum on a Murphy bed?

I've built the following murphy bunk bed: It rotates around the circles (the fulcrum) into a closed position: I decided to buy gas springs (the retracting kind) to assist in closing the bed. Using ...
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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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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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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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What affects air quality indoors after home improvement?

We installed a new A/C in the corner room of our house a little while back, because we wanted to use it as a nursery. Installation went fine and the little one sleeps in there every night. A few ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I raise my bed frame cheaply?

If the bed were a few inches higher, I would be able to store my suitcase beneath it. Is there anyway to raise it and still be able to support a person lying down? I may be looking for something like ...
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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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What are your recommendations for bedroom recessed lights in a step ceiling?

While remodeling our bedroom we are considering recessed lighting. The bedroom has a seating area also - the bed area is 14' x 15' and the seating area is 10' x 9' (overall length is 24 ') and the ...