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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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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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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 ...
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Fixing up a 1920 rowhouse - front wall - to insulate or not

I tore down some 70s wood paneling in my front bedroom of a 1920 rowhouse and there is no insulation except for the plaster on top of brick. Someone told me just to put on sheet rock(the plaster ...
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Can I add insulation on the outside of a bedroom wall adjacent to garage attic?

I have a new construction home, and one of the bedrooms is adjacent to the attic above the garage. The room is always a couple degrees cooler than the other rooms, so was wondering if I could spray ...
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how can I Soundproof a room without wall modifications

My My room is right next to the staircase and basically I have two neighbours that does a lot a noise, the ones right next to me and under me, the noise doesn't go through the floor but by the ...
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Convert Den into Bedroom

I'm looking at a house that has a room that is listed as a den. It looks like a bedroom without a door or closet. It does have a regular sized window for a bedroom. What would I have to do in order ...
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How do I use a headboard intended to mount on a wall onto a bed frame instead?

I bought a headboard online without realising that it does not have legs. It's just an carved wooden plank that has holes on the back for it to be hung on a wall. I live in an apartment and I do not ...
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Outlets that work only part of the time

In one of the bedrooms there are two outlets that work part of the time if you plug something in you might have to wiggle the plug to make it work. The bedroom next to it the closet light does the ...
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is my murphy bed doable and safe?

I want to build a murphy bed from scratch : I don't know if that kind of structure can be made without drilling in the wall to fix the frame and without making some large base. for Now on my 3d ...
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How to deal with baseboard heating causing problems with a headboard?

I've got baseboard heating along every wall in the master bedroom. The bed I bought has a headboard that's tenuously bolted to a frame which doesn't exactly match. On top of that, the baseboard ...
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confused about ceiling wires

I need to install a ceiling fan i bought, but the wires are not matching up. On the ceiling fan the wires are blue, black, green, and white. The wires from the ceiling that i need to connect to the ...
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Do I need to finish or top coat oil-based stain so that it doesn't rub off on a bed?

I built a headboard out of 1x4 common boards and stained them with Minwax Wood Finish Honey Oil-Based Interior Stain. Since the finished product will be in close contact to bed sheets, pillows, etc. -...
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Is it OK to paint bedroom plain yellow? [closed]

I have a 4 by 3 m room which I painted yellow. However it's only the first layer of paint, but when I'm in the room (in the daylight) my skin and my clothes reflects that yellow like there's a yellow ...
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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 to secure a top heavy tall iron headboard

I have an iron headboard that is 80 inches tall in the center. It's very top heavy - and just plain heavy too. If it's just mounted to the bed frame would that be enough to keep it from falling ...
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What type and size plywood is appropriate to reinforce a box spring for 425 lb user?

My boxspring is crumpled in pretty bad in one section and its causing back issues but i can't afford a new bed. i was told by the physical therapist to get plywood to stick between the mattress and ...
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Ceiling fan noise is it normal or abnormal?

I recently installed a new ceiling fan in my bedroom . A Case Endeavor fan. It wobbles a little bit, really a 'little' (maybe it is me) so I've been attempting to balance it . However the larger ...
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How do I find a break in my ground wire?

My last bedroom has three outlets, and are all showing "OPEN GROUND" from my tester. The third one is adjacent to the other bedroom, and that outlet is also showing "OPEN GROUND". The others in that ...
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Can I safely use a 9w LED bulb in place of a 40w incandescent?

I bought a reading lamp that on the box says: Max 1x40W The shop also sold me an LED light bulb that says: 9W=75W So my question is, can I use light bulb or not? I am confused between the 75W and the ...
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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 many outlets can you put on a 15amp breaker? [duplicate]

how many outlets can you put on a 15amp breaker ?
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How to buy Air conditioner?

We are planning to buy AC for our small bed room for this summar. I am really confused with the specification described in the show room. What does it mean 1.5 ton AC ?? What is that rechargeable fan ...
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Is it work making a small bedroom smaller by installing built in booksheves? [closed]

I have a 100 square foot or so bedroom in my townhouse that is my guest room/library/yoga room. I really want to add built in booksheves around the window, essentially reducing the room size by about ...
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One room colder than the rest

My sons room on the second floor is colder than the rest. It is on the southwest corner and is the furthest from the furnace. I have hot water baseboard heat which is warm to the touch. His windows ...
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Building code requiring rooms to have internal windows?

I am staying at the Radisson in Colorado Springs this evening and I notice that some of the rooms, in an extension built about 15-20 years ago, have large security windows facing into the hallway. The ...
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Blocking the light from a window that spans up to the ceiling

I wonder how to block the light from a window that spans up to the ceiling. I want the room to be as dark as possible. Here is the setting: An additional constraint is that I cannot remove the blind ...
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Best way to level a room and lay temporary flooring

I need to lay some temporary(about a year) flooring in a room. The house has a crawl space under it and the floor droops slightly, about 1/2 an inch in the center. It was suggested to me to that I ...
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Bonding a neutral and ground together to get the power to work and junction box junction box

My plugs won't work in some parts of my house. But if I go up in the attic To a junction box . The only way I can get the power to work in thoses places is to put a jumper from the neutral to the ...
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Is spruce wood a good choice to make a bunk bed?

I decided to make a bunk bed for my room as it is small and I need a desk. I'm a beginner at woodworking and I need some help. I have made some "plans", I will put 7x2m stakes, 4x1.40m each around ...
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Best place to put Microwave Oven

What is the best place to keep Microwave Oven in home? I thought to keep it my kitchen but my electrician said not to put it in kitchen along with LPG (but didn't provided any specific reason). What ...
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What type of material is flexible but not too much, water proof, and can tolerate 80°C temperatures? [closed]

The idea is to build an electric pad with an non-coated heating wire (~1.3 Ohm/metter): the pad must be flexible under the bed sheet (like this one) but not too much (to prevent it being crumpled ...
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Coving around borrowed light doorframe

Have a 70s build house with covered borrowed light above the doorframe. How would one go about fitting coving in this case to achieve a quality finish? I can either (1) attempt to route the coving to ...
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Does it matter whether a bedroom door swings in or out of the room?

I am looking to install french doors to help brighten the room just outside of a basement bedroom I am currently planning (egress window added and all per building codes). All the other existing ...
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Heater causing dry uncomforatable air

My bedroom is a bit cool so I started using an electric space heater (that doesn't have a fan). I noticed it makes the air very dry. What's the best way of counteracting this? I was thinking of ...
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Leaning against a window

My bed is right up against a window. I prefer to lean against something and sit in bed while working. Is it safe for me to lean against a closed glass window? Is there any way I could fashion ...
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How can I repair a bed with adjustable head (manual) that is broken?

I have bed with adjustable head broken. I don't know what I need to fix it, and how this part is called to buy it (I guess it sold in Ebay?) I have more one bed with that part that work great, So I ...
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Ideas for bracing a bed's side rail

We bought a bunk bed and installed both of them on the floor. Through extensive kid use, the partial-length side rail worked loose -- twice. I suspect that the bunk ladder would have provided more ...
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How to fix bed slats?

I'm wondering if there is an easy but reliable way to fix this slat under my mattress (see attached image). It's an Ikea bed. Any suggestion? I was thinking of flat metal pieces screwed into the wood ...
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What do I need to use a headboard?

I am hoping to get a headboard like this one. What do I actually need to use it? Is the common option to use a metal bed frame or is there some other type of bed structure that I should be using with ...
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How to remove a bed slat holder (without breaking it)

Is there a trick to remove those plastic slat holders without breaking them? Ps: There is only a few milimeters gap (5 mm maybe), not enough for a small screw driver to play with the pin. (No way ...
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How could our sliding mirror doors have cracked so easily?

I purchased and installed a set of sliding mirror doors 2 weeks ago. In the space of two weeks all four of the doors have developed cracks in them. A couple of them are at least a foot long. I have ...