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Storing comsumable dry goods in your car in the summer? [on hold]

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 can I store Latex paint for the long term - a decade or longer?

So I have a bunch of partially used latex paint in 1 gallon and 5 gallon buckets. How could one store and keep the paint viable for years to come? Could I just vigorously shake the buckets once a year ...
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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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How can I create low-cost, fire resistant, hidden in-wall storage?

I've taken all the sheetrock off of an interior wall for some renovations we're doing. What I would like to do is use a section of that wall to create a fire resistant hidden storage compartment. It's ...
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Is it safe to store a wheel/tire set in my garage loft area?

I'm not sure how much they weigh. I assume around 50lbs a piece. Here is the area I will store them in: https://i.imgur.com/Ys2LnOf.jpg Any specific way I should arrange the load or am I worrying ...
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Remodeling garage to include an attic storage area for gutter supplies

Garage is 22'x 22', I removed the 2x4 rafter ties that were spliced and on 4' spacing , replacing them with a 22' 2x6 every 2'adding a knee wall on each side creating a 10'W x 20'L x 5'H at the peak. ...
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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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How to prevent odor in clay pots, resulting due to drinking water storage?

We use clay pots to store drinking water in summers. Clay pots keep the water cool. The water lasts for 2 days and then I wash the pot with soap and fill the water again. There is no tight lid for ...
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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 ~...
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Castors for under stairs storage unit

I'm going to make a slide-out trolley/shelving unit to go under my stairs. This will be made to fit fairly snugly into the area to maximise usable storage space (I'm planning to make it 1-2 cm ...
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How to fill an airtight box with a gas? [closed]

Any idea how I can fill a standard, airtight plastic storage box (45 litres) with Argon? The naive solution would probably to "pour" Argon into the box since it is heavier than air, but there must be ...
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Am I using packing tape wrong? [closed]

Whenever I get a roll of packing tape, I hook the tape under the little teeth underneath the blade (pictured). Yet somehow, after I rip off a couple pieces of tape, the excess escapes from the teeth ...
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Is my attic floor over my garage strong enough to use it for storage and maybe as a small work area?

I would like to use the attic space above my 2-car garage for storage of items around the house and garage, and if possible, utilize some of the space as a small work area. The previous owners left ...
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How to waterproof outdoor storage bench?

I want to build a bench like this that can open on top to storage stuffs inside Source: http://myoutdoorplans.com/bench/storage-bench-plans/ I will use composite decking boards (extra got left over) ...
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Need info on block for a vinyl storage shed

I am putting up a 10 w by 8 deep vinyl shed. My intent is to build the base out of concrete block. I am want to put a solid base of block. I am then going to put 1/2 in thick pressure treated sheets ...
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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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How can I add a wedge to a U-haul ramp to avoid the step down from the truck bed? [closed]

Sometimes, I use U-Haul trucks that have a loading ramp that comes out of a slot in the bed of the truck. The problem is that because it is coming out of the slot, the ramp is about 2 inches below ...
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How to prevent mold in stored joint compound

Joint compound comes in larger containers than I need. I have had this problem for years where storing opened but unused joint compound leads to mold growth, usually starting within a week or two. I'd ...
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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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How can I attach things to the inside of a shipping container without compromising the water tightness?

I just got a shipping container for use as storage/workshop and need to figure out how to attach things to the container walls and ceiling, without causing it to leak. I'd like to hang a garden tool ...
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Will it damage my washing machine and tumble dryer to be left in a shed for storage

I have a Miele washing machine and tumble dryer, each worth around £600, that I bought last year. I just moved houses and my new already has a washing machine and dryer. Would it be safe to wrap ...
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To keep or not to keep: attic panels in a closet

I have two of these wall panels in a walk in closet: Behind them is crawl space over a garage ceiling: I’d like to remove the panels and replace with flat drywall, effectively closing this space off ...
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Is it safe to add shelving to truss members in my attic?

I have a (I believe it's called) "W" frame loft: (sorry about the quality of the pictures - maybe I should ask in the photography Stack Exchange how to take such pictures) There are no floorboards, ...
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Storage of portable (but bulky) power tools

So in the course of this renno, I've acquired a few larger/more bulky power tools (portable table saw, compound sliding miter/stand, 13" planer, etc..). Currently I am using the soon-to-be kitchen ...
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Best household energy storage

We recently had photoelectric panels installed. We have 8 kw. In Germany this is subsidised and we reckon to break even in about 9 years, just by selling it and by own use during the daytime. Anyway,...
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Remove attic bracing for storage

I want to run 4 horizontal 2x4s and add a plywood sheet to use as storage in my attic. The studs would run through the middle of the frame. The problem is that there are 1x4 braces where I want to put ...
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What are the names for a light-duty hoist/pulley system components?

I'm planning to create a storage rack for tires in my garage, similar to this one: Only that my garage has high ceilings, and I want to hang it way higher. It's not safe to climb up the ladder with ...
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What is an alternative to a cement truck that would allow more working time?

I'd like to know if there is an alternative to a cement truck. I'm planning to build a sports court which requires me to build a concrete foundation. I asked the cement company and they said the ...
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Storing items in washroom (protection from moisture)

I've moved into a flat which has a washroom (shower, washing machine and sink) which is relatively huge in comparison to the rest of the flat; How might I be able to store items in this room without ...
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Can I suspend garage storage from the ceiling alone?

I am planning to build garage overhead storage using 2x4 similar to this. My questions are: Do they need to have one side support from side wall or can I have them both side attached to ceiling ...
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Is it safe to store paint in a furnace room?

I currently store my paint cans, mostly latex but a few oil-based stains, in my furnace room. I'm not certain if latex paints are dangerous to keep near flame sources, but I'm fairly certain that oil-...
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Protecting metal shed from rain

My parents brought a large (6*40)metal storage container many years ago. They live in warm weather ( San Diego) but it does rain on occasion on the container leaked. My dad and brother tried numerous ...
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Can I stack my boxed air conditioning units for storage?

I pulled out the AC units from the windows and have put them back in the original boxes that they came in. Can I stack them one on top of another for storage? I know not to stack the units normally, ...
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Pull-down shelf in cabinet

I have a small kitchen and the uppermost cabinet shelves are inaccessible without a stool. Ready-made pull-down shelves are simply too expensive, so I'd like to build my own. What kinds of hardware ...
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Installing a transparent window in waterproof tool boxes

I have a bunch of waterproof toolkit boxes that I usually keep in the shed, which are IP67 rated. I'm horribly unorganised and frequently switch tools between them, so I can never quickly work out if ...
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Reinforce ceiling joist for ceiling storage

I am planning to build ceiling storage in garage. One side of it will be hanging from ceiling joist the other one will be attached to the wall. The joist that I am planning to use 20 ft long and ...
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How to support existing above garage-door storage platform?

I recently bought a house that has above the garage-door storage. This is hanging from the roof, which means that if you look at the house from the street you can see very faint waviness because the ...
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How can I stack my toolboxes stably?

I have two toolboxes that look like the picture below, with handles which lie down but still make a "bump" about a 1/2" high in the middle of the top so I can't make a stable stack when not in use. I'...
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How to secure the bottom of a moving box?

How to secure the bottom of a moving box, so that it doesn't accidentally open up while lifting when it is filled with heavy items? Searching on Google suggests that I should use a good packaging ...
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Best way, if needed, to dehumidify storage room?

We are building a new garage with apt above and storage room at the back in Houston TX. It's replacing a small garage with back storage room which was very poorly constructed and had major moisture ...
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How can I help pantry cabinets stay cool?

My pantry doesn't have air conditioning, and recently I noticed (using a cheap wall-mounted liquid thermostat) that the pantry itself got up to 85°f degrees (it was >100°f outdoors). I don't know what ...
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What are the proper materials and method to hang heavy-duty shelves in a garage for storage?

I am hoping this isn't too wide of a topic since garage storage can vary greatly from person to person depending on what's being stored. In my case, I will be storing power tools like my circular saw,...
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Thermal Energy Storage heat loss coefficient

What I am looking for? I am trying to find a source which is stating typical heat loss coefficient of a thermal energy storage or a buffer tank. Problem Most of the resources I've found so far, ...
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Where would my cable modem go based on this structured media enclosure's components?

I was at a model home the other day and checked out its structured media enclosure. Inside, it had a "Standard 4 x 10 Voice Distribution Module" and what appeared to be a "1 x 6 3GHz Video Splitter ...
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What are the consequences of allowing paint to freeze?

Insulating and heating my garage sounds like a pain. What are the consequences of simply allowing water-based latex paint to freeze in the winter? Is it ruined forever or does it just need tons of ...
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How should I choose between a pegwall or slatwall as a tool storage solution?

I'm interested in putting up a tool wall in my garage/workshop. Taking into consideration the price, strength, ease of use and versatility. Which of the two boards will be best for the job and what ...
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Is 12 by 20 feet garage big enough for today's cars?

My house that I am moving in was built in 1950s. It has garage which 12 by 20 feet but I measure the length and the exact measurements are 11.4 inches (internal width) and 20.4 inches (internal length)...