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How to best support garage storage suspended from slanted ceiling?

Fairly new to handyman work here so I'd love to have some of your expert help! I've looked all around for ways to suspend garage storage from a ceiling but none of them are dealing with a slanted area ...
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Can portable oil-filled heat radiators be stored on their side?

I just bought a surplus lot of 30 portable oil-filled radiators that turned out to be laid flat on their sides (the orientation of the individual boxes were not visible). So debate arose that I ...
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Two unfinished storage areas at the intersection of sump hole in basement. Partly finish outside that, keep costs down

I want 8 foot (53" clearance from poured wall) and 14 foot (35" clearance from poured wall) storage closets to meet where the sump hole is, covering up some pipes, leaving the space above ...
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Is there a way to rejuvenate an old bottle of Gorilla glue?

I have a fairly large (2 oz) bottle of "Original Gorilla Glue" which has been sitting on the shelf. I used it once or twice occasionally, but now it has gotten somewhat hard and crystallized ...
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Adding "floor" to unfinished attic with blown-in insulation

I'm in the process of converting our attic into a useable storage space. We have no basement and a small garage so it'll have to be our main storage area, so I'm hoping to make it user-friendly and as ...
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Any potential problems storing a new in box refrigerator long term

We are having a new house build that is scheduled to be done in about 9 months. We need to purchase a Fridge for the new house and have been keeping an eye on sales to save money. My question is if we ...
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Snowboard Storage

I want to store my snowboard as follows: Put 4 x 12" rods straight out from the wall, only 1" from the ceiling Slide board onto rods, underside of board along the ceiling (bindings down ...
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Storage for household stuff [closed]

My wife and I decided to renovate our kitchen and living room. We hired a renovation company for both the kitchen and the living room but the old furniture and other appliances such as the TV and ...
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What would cause one tool chest drawer to fail to lock?

I have a Harborfreight U.S. General upper tool chest (part #64440) that is only a year old. The upper right drawer fails to lock. The remaining ones do. No tools are blocking anything as the drawer is ...
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How can I store PVC pipe in the sun and prevent UV degradation? [closed]

I handle the PVC pipe storage system in the yard for my company. The yard is a totally open area and pipe is directly exposed to sun light. In the summer the sun is high and due to this lots of pipe ...
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Can I add insulation to my attic and put down plywood so I can walk around more easily?

My house was built in 1992. There are currently faced batts of fiberglass and a few inches of white blown-in insulation that is both scattered in some areas (mostly over the master bedroom from ...
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Can I store FRP outside?

I have about 7 4x8 sheets of FRP (fiber reinforced plastic) for a winter project in the house. The FRP is outgassing some obnoxious odor. It was purchased at a big box store. The FRP I have is ...
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How to determine storage capacity needed for water runoff tanks?

My region gets an average of 12 inches of rain per year, and 24 inches of snow per year. Nearly all of the rain falls in huge monsoons at the end of the summer, so I have to store everything that ...
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Is it ok to store a table saw outdoors in a crate?

I recently purchased my first table saw - a Ridgid R4518 or similar model number. My only 'indoor' storage space is a small side shed that houses my water heater - it's very difficult to get the saw ...
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Can I store a Corian sink outside

I have two pieces of Corian - one is solid with some small wood braces underneath and the other is rather large with a built in sink. I don't know the material the sink is made of. It is not metal. ...
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Can I use an unplugged freezer as storage if I leave it open overnight? [closed]

My concern would be moisture buildup/mold. But if I leave it open overnight, maybe that would be enough to prevent mold?
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Do I drain my washing machine pump for long term winter storage?

I'm putting my washing machine into storage for 10+ months in a garage that is not insulated and will experience sub-freezing temperatures for multiple months. The question is: should I drain the pump ...
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Gasoline Storage [closed]

I have gasoline stored in a metal drum. The Drum is up on wooden horses. The drum is grounded with a heavy wire and connected to a copper rod into the ground. I assume a lightning strike nearby could ...
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Is it possible to fit a 5000 litre tank on a normal rooftop?

I currently have a 750 litre overhead water tank installed. Is it possible to install a 5000 litre water tank in the same place? Would the weight be a concern? The house is a two storied buliding ...
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Should I store my staple gun with the handle up or down?

How should I store my staple gun long term? Lever up like this: Or lever down, like this: I'm worried about the strength of the spring over time.
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load bearing stair components

I've just opened up the under stair area with a plan to convert into storage. Can anyone tell me what parts A and E are doing in the following images? They don't appear to be load bearing to me. I ...
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How do you remove the wall spacer from Ikea Besta 141413

For the Besta IKEA cabinet I put the spacer 141413 in the wrong holes and now it won't come out. The cabinets are pressboard and I am afraid if I try wd40 or oil it will make the sawdust puff up. ...
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refrigertators that go into storage

just bought a new refrigerator. it will be used in our SUMMER cottage. We always winterized our old refrig, by emptying it, cleaning it, unplugging it and propping the door open. We were told we ...
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What is the most affordable means of storing 3,000+ gallons (11,000+ litre) of rain water?

I'd like to setup some rainwater storage, collecting water from the rainy season, so use later on the garden. The hardware stores sell water storage containers, but to store 3000 gallons (11,000 litre)...
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What are watertight storage solutions to protect objects from flood water?

Our home is prone to occasional flooding during the rainy season. There was only one time in 26 years where our home was devastated by the flood reaching up to half of the 2nd floor. This destroyed so ...
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fireproof corner in basement?

My hillside house's outside walls are made of fireproof rastra and there is an occasional possibility of wildfire in the area. There is a crawlspace with dirt floor. We would like to build under the ...
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consumer-grade modified atmosphere storage?

I hope this is the best forum to ask this question on: Where we live, mould is basically inevitable on anything that we put into storage for more than a few weeks, esp. on sensitive things like shoes....
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How can I seal the lids on water collection barrels?

I'm working on a rainwater collection system. Due to space limitations, I have arranged the barrels in a 2x2 configuration (as in the picture) Problem with this configuration is that I can't get a ...
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Lift for storing stuff above my fridge

I want to lift stuff (chairs or a baby stroller) and store them above my fridge. I was thinking about installing some floor to ceiling rod and somehow connect a winch to pull some platform up and ...
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How do you store a magnetic base and a dial indicator to prolong their life and retain accuracy?

I'm getting into turning with a lathe, starting small with some decent-used tools from the local ebay(trademe) and some janky chinese-grade tools. But I want to learn Best Practices. Right now I ...
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Garage Ceiling Truss Load and Distribution Options for Overhead Storage

Last summer I hung two 4'x8' overhead ceiling racks by using 4x4's across multiple trusses. The only point that actually share a truss are the mounts closes to the wall. As janky as this is, It's ...
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Store Refrigerator, Keeps Doors Open How Often

I plan to store refrigerator in my residence unplugged. I cleaned it well with all soap, 409 and disinfectant, and left doors open to dry out for few days. They recommend to keep Doors Open for long ...
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Why do unused Refrigerator Appliances Grow Mold, while unused Cabinets and electronics don't?

I have a refrigerator that I thoroughly cleaned out and washed with soap/baking soda, and let thoroughly dry. They always recommend to keep Doors Open for long term refrigerator storage. This prevents ...
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Wanting to add storage over garage

So I have picked up woodworking as a hobby and find myself becoming pressed for space in the garage. I looked in the attic and this is the layout: Is it possible to remove these angled supports and ...
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Add storage to hidden attic space above garage?

I recently discovered that I have an unfinished attic in a guest bedroom on the second floor of my house, above the garage. The overall area is behind the closet in the bedroom and is approximately ...
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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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Does this wall look sound?

I want to hang pegboard and some French cleats on my garage walls, which have some cracks in the masonry. Are these likely to be cosmetic or structural defects? Assuming I hang everything from the ...
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Paint brush storage

I was looking at a method to store my paint brushes after use. Specifically a natural hair brush after using poly or spar urethane. I saw this question about cleaning, but that’s not really what I’m ...
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what ground cover to use under bike storage shelter?

I recently built a lean-to style bike shelter in the yard; no walls, with a sloping roof, and big enough for 4 or 5 bikes. At the moment it's bare earth on the ground, does anyone have any ...
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Food safe varnish or paint

I'm making a set of drawers that will be used to store food. I'm using plywood and to seal it and make it easier to clean I'd like to use either varnish or if that's not possible, paint. Is there a ...
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Is wiring laying alongside an attic access opening a code violation or safety concern?

I have a new house nearing completion in Manning, South Carolina, with all non-metallic jacket wire. However, the scuttle holes for two retractable stairs and attic lift had wires blocking access ...
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How to support 4x4 posts on cement driveway

I'm designing some outdoor bike storage as a free-standing shed. It will go against a house on an existing cement driveway. We're renting, so I can't drill into the driveway or do any other permanent ...
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Can I safely remove/reattach the back of a fitted wardrobe?

I've recently gotten a new flat, and the second room has fitted wardrobes along one wall (e.g second picture). I would like to put a TV and playstation in one of these as I don't need the storage ...
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Storing comsumable dry goods in your car in the summer? [closed]

I live in South Florida where the summer sun has no mercy. I drive a new van and I've taken steps to keep the inside cooler during the day. I live in the van for weeks at a time and need to store ...
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How to stuff a portable storage container?

I plan to renovate my house by next week. So I need to shift my valuables to the new house. I have arranged to use portable storage containers for the move. But now I have doubts about the packing ...
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Storing equipment in shed?

I want to move as many tools and equipment from inside house to a recently repaired shed. I was wondering, whether I should be worried about how equipment -- particularly electrical -- would be ...
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What is this thing's purpose?

So for part 3 in the continuing saga of weird stuff in my house, the garage. In particular, this odd looking thing attached to the wall: I thought it might be a shelf, but all of the supports are on ...
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What material will block/deflect heat from sunlight outdoors for a storage unit?

did not know where else to post this, but I am sure here someone can help. Besides insulation such as fiberglass, cellulose, styrofoam, what material similar to maybe a plastic will not absorb heat ...
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How close can garage overhead storage be to fire sprinklers?

I've recently been looking at getting overhead storage racks for my garage which has several standard pendant sprinklers. The racks I am looking at are 4' x 8' and have rigid brackets, vertical posts,...
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Is it likely that this single skin brick wall can support a large kitchen cabinet?

I would like to hang an 80cm x 80cm x 37cm cabinet on this single skin brick wall (where the ladders are currently hanging). The bricks are 10cm deep. The span of wall, each side of the pier, is ~...