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Attic storage help

Just bought this home and finally moved all objects from A to B and need more storage. I know, who would have thunk it? https://imgur.com/a/c4nJDnF In short, 2x6 16oc and would like to put 23/32 OSB ...
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Looking for ideas about storage space access in attic

In the attic of my house, the volume where the roof comes close to the attic floor is arranged as a storage space. I don't know the term for this but it's very common where I live and I found some ...
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Placing roller covers in a can of paint?

As part of a remodel, my general contractor contracted some painters to paint a room. Two cans of paint and one can of primer were left over from the project. Every single one of those cans had a ...
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Can porcelain tile be stored in an attic which will exceed 100 °F?

I need to store spare tile in my Florida attic. Is there a temperature issue when storing ceramic or porcelain tile?
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How to water seal roll-up storage door?

I'm trying to solve a water intrusion problem with a poorly installed roll-up door on my shed. Part of the plywood is exposed when the door is closed, so anytime it rains or snows the plywood gets wet....
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How to reconnect power to the back storage unit?

I have a back storage unit that has to be reconnected. There are only three wires coming from the main building. One wire has three white stripes on it, and the other two are solid black. How do I ...
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Is this the right way to frame an opening under my staircase?

I want to take some studs out to use the space under the staircase of my split level home. If I were to chop the studs off, add jack studs and make a 2x4 header would that be the right way to do this? ...
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Can I use lumber that has been stored outside?

Last October I started a basement remodeling project. I needed to take the lumber that was stored in my dry basement and place it outside. The types of lumber are as follows: pine, oak and cedar ...
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Storage Limit in Truss-supported Attic?

I recently purchased a home that has access to what appears to be somewhat usable attic space. There's a 2x2 foot hatch in one of our upstairs closets that grants (not so convenient) access. In the ...
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How much weight/storage can my garage attic hold?

I have a 3 car garage and want to see what your all thought about my ability to store Christmas lights and random other boxes up there. The setup is: two 2x12s (placed next to each other) on 24 inch ...
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What can hold more weight, a wall stud or a ceiling joist? [closed]

I'm planning on building some custom wood-framed storage near the ceiling of my garage. The things you can buy online seem to always be ceiling mounted (Example: This product) However, I also found a ...
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Creating moulds to store fragile or important objects [closed]

Sometimes when I buy stuff they come in a box that has a black foam inside it. This foam has cut outs to hold that object. Its quite interesting. I have some fragile and valuable objects that I want ...
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How can I anchor a tall cabinet to a pony wall or half wall? [closed]

I have a half wall around 40 inches tall. We were thinking of using that wall for storage. The cabinets we are looking at about 60 - 65 inches in height. Any ideas on how to anchor these cabinets to ...
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Advice needed for choosing drop-down attic ladders

We are going to install a drop-down attic ladder for easier access to storage. I don't know anyone with one of these however and none of the local home improvement stores have any on display, they are ...
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Drywall over old roof and shingles

We’ve added a garage addition on to our home. The new roofline of the garage encapsulates an existing first floor roof. I’d like to incorporate the area above the existing roof into the new garage ...
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What is the best way to store Lithium-ion (Li-ion) and Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) batteries used for power tools?

I have power tools that use Lithium-ion batteries, and i have power tools that use Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) batteries. I only use these power tools maybe 5 times during the summer months. What is the ...
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Adding storage above garage ceiling

I'd like to add some storage space in the ceiling of the garage. It looks like someone got a start on it already. There looks like a 16 foot 2x4 nailed into the top of the wall on both sides with one ...
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Are these knee walls load bearing

I bought a new construction house a few years ago and the attic was advertised as ready to be converted to a rec room. It is mostly framed, with knee walls and has lighting, an initial gfci outlet ...
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Closetmaid Shelving

So I bought some used closetmaid shelves and for whatever reason they did not have all the track system pieces. Basically just got the shelves. My question is, can I just use regular brackets to ...
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Choosing materials for an outdoor storage box

I'm planning to build an L-shaped storage box to keep outside, and I'm interested in your thoughts on suitable materials. It'd look like two steps of a staircase, with the top of each step liftable ...
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How can I add framing to my garage ceiling to support a loft?

Our gable-roofed block garage has a partial loft that we use for storage. I would like to finish the other half to expand useable attic/loft storage. There are 2x8-18 at 16” on center which span the ...
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How to store partially-used construction adhesive tube [duplicate]

I use small 295ml caulking tubes of PL Premium construction adhesive for small repair jobs around the house. I usually only use a small amount of adhesive at a time; not a full tube. How can I store ...
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Bypassing an inverter using manually operated switch

I am in the design process phase of a home project where I will be adding a hybrid solar inverter and battery storage into my home setup. We will not be connecting a solar PV array. The goal is to ...
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How can I box off this consumer unit (eg. inside a cupboard) with limited wall access?

My recently-built house (~2010, UK) has this slightly odd placement for its consumer unit – eg. low to the ground in the corner of the front room of the house. Everywhere else I've lived has usually ...
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Spare part identification for replacement purchase toolbox latch/catch/clip/hinge/toggle for holding the case closed

I'm looking for a replacement for this in my toolbox because it broke: Can you also help me find the correct word to use. I think of locking latch/catch/clip/hinge/toggle for holding the case closed ...
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Looking for steel pipe glides that have ball bearings for smooth movement and that can hold a lot of weight [closed]

This may not be the right place to ask this, but I'm not sure where is really. I'm looking to build something in my home that slides in and out on steel pipes, about 1.5-2" in diameter, and that ...
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Shelving unit for shed [closed]

I have recently bought a 12x8 ft shed. It has been assembled and ready for use. I am thinking about how to improve the storage area inside it. This shall require getting shelves. I am thinking of ...
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Trying to identify garage wall storage "system" that IS NOT slatwall or pegboard

I've googled how to identify "wall storage type," "hook type," "attachment type," etc., and all that EVER comes up are slatwall and pegboard, which look nothing like what ...
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Can I enhance truss storage capacity above my garage with a beam? [closed]

We are getting ready to move into a new house that has storage above the garage ceiling. I was told it could hold 40 lbs per square ft. The trusses are spanning about 20 ft. Can I put an exposed beam ...
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Does a refrigerator need to be run periodically to stay in working order?

Last time a refrigerator failed on me, I ended up paying several hundred dollars extra because I needed a fridge NOW. This time, I replaced it when it seemed to be running too high a percentage of the ...
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Best way to install Kitchen Shelves next to existing cabinet?

To increase storage space, I want to install 3 shelves (above each other) near the edge of my kitchen cabinet, and near the edge of the wall, and above the kitchen ceramic. Each shelf is about 75cm ...
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attic flooring above garage

I'm planning to have simple storage on the attic above the garage. The size of beam I measured is 2x6 and around 11 inches apart. I will only work on the 2/3 of space to avoid the area with wires. I'm ...
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Building insulated room for server racks in a storage unit [closed]

For this question I am not necessarily looking for complete answers. What I am hoping for is a place I can find complete information (a book, youtube videos, etc). I am renting a storage unit, and I ...
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Trying to figure out the function of small compartment

I recently moved into a new flat and in my room I found a small space with a door. It has a horizontal opening on the upper and a smaller opening on the lower side and there are two pipe openings (...
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Is this garage attic storage platform safe?

We're converting some of the attic space in our garage for storage and I'm hoping someone here can help with some concerns I have about the work that was done. I'm handy but not in construction and ...
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How important is the bottom airflow in firewood storage?

We store firewood leaning against the house walls on the northern side, on a concrete pavement. There isn't space elsewhere. We consider laying the new supply of firewood on (treated) planks (parallel ...
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Correct wooden batten size to support heavy item on drywall

I'm going to install the Ikea Boaxel wardrobe storage system and because I have plasterboard walls I going to screw horizontal battens into the wall studs and then attach the 2m Boaxel vertical rails ...
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Can I move this IKEA Pax storage system connector piece?

I'm living in a place with an IKEA Pax storage system installed by previous owner. I'd like to adjust the shelves to where I need them to be. However, this connector piece blocks one of the places I ...
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Correct use of hygrometer in storage space

We have a small house and a lot of stuff (camping gear, winter coats, books) is kept in a storage facility. The place we had first was very humid, then I bought a hygrometer and found another space. ...
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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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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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