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Does it matter how the chuck on a drill is set when it is stored?

When I put away my drill for storage, should I be concerned about whether the chuck is fully open, fully closed, or somewhere in between?
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Can I build storage in front of heaters?

We're in an NYC pre-war apartment building. Under every window, there's a built in radiator: Each has a knob that supposedly shuts the radiator off but it doesn't always work. Meaning you can ...
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Storage racks - plastic vs Bronze inside room

I am thinking of putting storage racks in one of my carpeted room. I looked at the bronze one, big and heavy at costo and I thought they would not be suitable for placing on carpet because They are ...
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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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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 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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Lumber Storage to Prevent Issues

Previously I had access to commercial style storage racks purpose built for lumber. Now I live in a smaller home. Is there an optimum arrangement to storing lumber in a garage or basement that will ...
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Running computers in basement storage room safely

I have kinda an odd one. I'm mostly concerned about fire safety here and am not concerned about power, I already know how to handle that properly. I have a somewhat large basement with an unfinished ...
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How do I attach storage shelving/rack to the floor?

This is perfect for holding our computer servers. MUST be these measurements (60x24x84) We need it to bolt/attach to the floor so it won't tip over no matter what. What is a way to do that with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Can I hang over-the-door organizers from exposed drywall?

One of the walls in my laundry closet is open into the adjacent closet between the ceiling and the raw edge of the top of the drywall (about a foot gap). Is it safe to use over-the-door hooks to hang ...
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Curtain to hide storage under stairs

We store bikes and other unsightly things under stairs. How would you go about putting a curtain with a drawstring in front? Here's someone who did something similar: diydiva.net/2010/03/how-to-...
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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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Will Modifying a Wardrobe Box for Temporary Use/Moving ruin its structural integrity?

I have some time between leases that I'll be living in a temporary location and I picked up a wardrobe box (a large box with a cross-bar for hanging clothes). I'd like to try to store most of my ...
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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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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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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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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)...
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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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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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Simplify the shop, reduce storage space… use hand powered tools [closed]

Sometime ago, I read something online, magazine, somewhere. It was the story of somebody who ran a chair making shop at Williamsburg (or similar venue). The shop owner went to use a hand held ...
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How to create craft paper storage

I am looking to make storage for my 12x12 papers and my 8.5" x 11" papers. I want to make it with lots of shelves and not sure where to start.
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How to store small computer equipment in a home context?

I have a small network at home and with time more and more small equipment was added (such as the Internet box, a RPi, powered hub, external USB drive, etc.). Right now all of this is pretty much ...
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Connect Unistrut/Superstrut to the garage ceiling

I'm planning on building storage above my garage door using an 8' x 4' platform from plywood and 2x4s. One 8' side would attach to the garage wall with lag screws. The other 8' side would be attached ...
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How Should I Store Antique Furniture?

I have some fairly large/heavy antique wood furniture (ranging from 30-90 years old) that I need to store in an in-ground unfinished basement, potentially for a few years. At the moment it's mainly ...
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How do I build wall-mounted shelves?

I've spent the past few months getting my flat renovated, and would now like to build some bookshelves across two of the walls in my living room, and around the corner that joins these walls. The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I create inexpensive storage? [closed]

Do you know of any origami techniques or related cheap alternatives to save or store things like socks, kitchen stuff or other small objects without having to buy heavy and expensive furniture?