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Cheap way to close wall cupboard

Currently we are staying in a rented house. It has several open cement wall cupboards with different sizes and shapes. I am providing the following image reference for cement cupboards. We placed ...
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What sort of dust is this? [duplicate]

I'm trying to identify the sort of dust shown below. Several days after wiping a surface in my older apartment it shows up. It looks like synthetic fiber, yet there is no vent or isolation material ...
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Apartment dust mystery

In the main room of the older apartment I live in, dust is accumulating very quickly. There is no carpet (only hardwood floor), no curtain, no air vent, no pet, no bedding, no clothes. Previous ...
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How can I remove thick dust on the top of a wardrobe?

I am talking about dust that have been accumulated for years. The options that I've considered are: a vacuum cleaner. However it's container is too small and it's very hard to use it on a ladder. ...
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Economical way to prevent dusting from AAC blocks in your garage?

Two main walls of my garage are made of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) blocks and they produce a lot of dusting. Total surface I need to is around 25 square meters. What can I use to prevent ...
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What is the max MERV or MPR air filter that a 13 SEER HVAC can handle?

I want to determine the maximum MPR (or MERV) rating that our HVAC/furnace can safely handle. We have allergic rhinitis that worsened after moving to this high-pollution, dusty city. There is ...
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which type vaccum cleaner is used for cleaning window grills?

I generally use it to clean window grills, mosquito nets attached to the windows, cupboards (and items in them) and doors (which have designs - because the dust gets stuck within the carved doors, ...
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Easy and effective way to clean a very dirty plastic broom

What is the easiest way to clean a plastic broom (I mean such as the one in the photo) that has collected a lot of floor dust etc? Just hitting it against a wall to throw out all left overs is ...
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I've stripped woodchip wallpaper with lead paint on it. I think I have all the dust in my carpet and furnitre. What do I do?

I'm 17, I wanted to decorate my bedroom and decided to start stripping the wallpaper as my dad is working on other things at the moment (planning on moving house soon). Our house was built around 1974 ...
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Dust and wax buildup on hardwood floor

My wife hired a maid who applied orange-glo to our hardwood floors, but without dusting first (she's not with us anymore). Unfortunately, there are now many areas of the floor where the multiple ...
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How do I seal ventilation vents while sanding a hardwood floor?

How do I stop the wood dust from entering the vents while I'm sanding the hardwood floor? I am thinking that stuffing with newspapers will do the trick, but this may have two flaws: It will not ...
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Are there any tips to prevent or reduce dust when working with drywall?

With regard to patching, sawing, or drilling into/through drywall that is already installed (adding some outlets and ceiling fans), where dust control is a priority (the owner is very tidy), can ...
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what mil thick plastic to hang for dust management

I'm planning a chimney demo and planning to hang plastic from floor to ceiling to section where I'm working from the rest of the house. What millimeter thick plastic would be best? I want something ...
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How long does concrete dust take to settle

I'm getting some wiring done and having the electrician chase the new wires. The walls are concrete so I know that this is going to make a huge mess and need serious work after the electrical stuff is ...
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Would you expect a plumber to put up plastic to contain dust for a basement bathroom rough-in?

I've read through other posts on basement bathroom rough-ins, but haven't found anything. Yesterday, a reputable plumber used a jack hammer to break up concrete in a basement bathroom being added to ...
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How should I contain dust during a remodel?

I am about to start on a remodel project that involves framing in part of the attic for a bonus room. More importantly this will also involve knocking down a few walls near the living room and kitchen ...