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Gluing Magnetic Knife Rack/Holder/Strip to Inside of Backpacker-Style Wooden Food Locker so I can remove it later

I don't like having my cutlery loose on the floor of my food locker, so I bought a magnetic strip for my knife, fork, dessert spoon, teaspoon and chopping knife. Now I just need to affix it to the ...
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Feedback on my temporary support wall?

House info: 1960s ranch; basement below, attic above Project: Remove existing window, and reframe wall for larger window in exterior load bearing wall; portion of exterior wall framing removed during ...
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Connecting a detached building to 30 amp plug

I have a detached building that I want to move in the near future (after my house is done). Can I wire it to a 30 amp plug like an RV would do that way it is still mobile? More specifically is it ...
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Indoor Putting Green - Not Level [closed]

I have a finished basement with a floor made up of square, 8" ceramic tiles. I have a putting green placed on top of the floor that is made up of interlocking hard plastic modules, each about 2 ...
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Capping a bathroom faucet?

I have a bathroom faucet that leaks hot water. There's no valve between the hot water tank and the sink. I figure I have a few options in the short term: Drain the tank before replacing the washer ...
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Interior wall help--temporary

Attempting to build possibly temporary walls in finished basement to construct a bedroom in a currently large open area.It appears I can tie into ceiling joists, however the floor is ceramic tile and ...
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Fixed Double pane window temporary repair

Shattered the exterior side of a fixed double pane window. Is it possible to remove the remaining pieces of the broken pane without the interior side falling out? Every glass company around is booked ...
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What are good ways to deal with an area that needs temporary floor covering?

I recently posted a question about using peel and stick tiles on chipboard substrate as a temp fix. I started to write this as an answer to that questions, but realized that my answer was becoming ...
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Temporarily relocating an electrical panel while rebuilding a room

The room where our main power supply comes into the house is actually an old converted porch. Several inches of the wooden frame, including the sill plate and band board, are buried below grade and ...
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How to put carpet over hardwood in apartment, inexpensively, and removable without nails or screws?

My apartment has hardwood. Some people may like this, and it's fine for the kitchen and dining room. But for the bedrooms and living room I want carpet, which has both benefits of noise reduction and ...
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Making a temporary walkway

I recently had a sewer line replaced, and part of the walkway to the house was dug up. I'll be getting a new walkway put in sometime in the summer, but until I do, and especially when the spring ...
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What can I do about small cracks in fireplace (unused) caulk during freezing weather?

It's 1 (one) degree F outside and I discovered some very small (less than 2 inch) cracks/holes in the caulk between my fireplace surround (wall) and the hearth that extends out from the wall (see pic ...
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How to support a load bearing wall when no temporary wall can be constructed?

I am replacing a 4 ft doorway in a load bearing wall with a 4 ft pocket door, which necessitates replacing the header in the wall with an 8 ft header (4 ft of door + 2x 2 ft of door pocket). The wall ...
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How can I temporarily adhere plastic conduit to a brick wall?

I am putting up an IP camera on my front porch, using Wifi for data and an extension cord to a nearby outdoor power outlet. I have put the power cord into a cheap round 3/4" plastic conduit. The ...
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how can I Soundproof a room without wall modifications

My My room is right next to the staircase and basically I have two neighbours that does a lot a noise, the ones right next to me and under me, the noise doesn't go through the floor but by the ...
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Hanging clothes on a line between concrete pillars without drilling

Question says it all: I'd like to hang a "light" load (say 30 t-shirts/pants) between two concrete pillars, without doing anything permanent to the pillars, like drilling (they are public property and ...
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New dryer, old outlet

We just moved into a rental and will only be there 4 months. The dryer plug is three prong and our dryer is 4. Our landlord is kind of useless so we're not sure if he'll make an effort to do anything ...
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What kind of latch can I use to hang temporary wall panels on a 270 degree angle?

I am building a few temporary wall panels for a little nook in my basement. I would like to be able to put them up and take them down frequently. To do that, I would like to install latches that ...
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How to build temporary walls for a temporary room

I have 2 children that are here for only the summer and Thanksgiving or Christmas. We are wanting to build temporary walls for a temporary room for them in a finished basement with 9' ceilings. I have ...
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What kind of jacks are used for lifting of framing in various situations?

I have two vertical house jacks from the local tool library, which I've used to support framing during extensive dry rot and termite repair: I'm into a section where the house jacks won't work. I ...
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using hardie backer as a temporary floor?

We are planning on tiling our kitchen when we finish our remodel, but can't do it now. Floor needs to be replaced due to water damage, so has anyone ever heard of using hardie backer as a temporary ...
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How can I seal air leaks and otherwise winterize, as a renter?

As winter arrives I am finding cold air leaks all over my apartment. Various parts of my sliding windows, light switches, power outlets, etc. Unfortunately, I rent, so caulk and expanding foam aren't ...
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How to install a new window header that overlaps an old one

I'm attempting to move some windows. I have an engineer drawing up the exact plans of how to make sure it is structurally sound, but my question here is more on actual implementation. In one or two ...
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What can I use to build temporary walls in an unfinished basement?

We have an unfinished basement in central Minnesota. The home was built in 2008, and the builder thought it fit to include XPS insulation covering all of the vertical concrete foundation. So far so ...
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