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What is this triangle shape thing that holds the bottom of shade to the door

I am wondering what is this triangle shape plastic thing that holds the bottom of the shade to the door? I need to buy multiple of them but I don't know the name.
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Can anyone identify this device, attached to roof in living room corner?

A friend of mine found this device in the corner of the ceiling in the living room of his recently purchased house. The previous owner has no idea what it was. One of the KDU connectors goes into the ...
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Need help identifying “pre-stripped” Phillips screw

I am trying to remove some screws with some very annoying heads. The screws look like a regular Phillips head but have the center rounded out. This makes a normal Phillps head screwdriver slip as if ...
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What is this grill-like thing on my chain link fence?

New house, just found this in far backyard, behind a tree and under a jungle of vine weeds I ripped out. Seems like an odd place. What might it be, or used for?
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What is this thing on my wall? Some sort of alarm?

On the wall in the hallway of my new house is this thing: It's about 6 inches to a side and mounted right at the top of the wall. I assumed it was a wireless chime for a (since removed) doorbell, so ...
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Drill Bit Accessory Identification

I have a set of DeWalt drill bits, and there was one piece included that I don't know the use for. Pictures (quarter for scale): The set includes a magnetic sleeve as well, but don't think it is ...
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What is this scissor-like accordion contraption called? [closed]

Below are some examples of the contraption I'm looking for. What's this scissor-like configuration called?
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What are these capped, metal pipes in our yard?

We've owned this home for 5+ years now, and these pipes have been bugging me. Even moreso now that I'm looking to do some landscaping right over one of them. The house was built in the 60's in a ...
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Identifying non-standard flange fastener/nut

Can someone please identify this non-standard fastener/nut with flange. The thread is 10mm (it fits a 10mm threaded rod) and the diameter of the flange is 20mm. The thread pitch is 1mm if that helps ...
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Is this odd device some kind of lightning arrestor or primitive fuse? Help identify

I found this in a junk box in an attic of a house built in the 1940's. The original house owner repaired appliances and took stuff in trade, so it may predate the house. It is on a ceramic base. It ...