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Bathroom vent is noisy when it's windy outside

The vent fans in our bathrooms make loud clapping noises when it's windy. I can open/close the doors to the bathroom quickly and hear the flap clapping because of the pressure change. Is this ...
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Best way to reinforce double-gates for high winds?

Background I live in an extremely windy area where it is not uncommon to get gusts up to 40, even 50-60mph. My property is completely fenced in. The fence itself has metal reinforcement posts that ...
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How would you frame this chimney chase?

FYI: No inspections or permits, I live in the middle of mostly nowhere. But, of course want to do this "right". Details: While face on the right is 9/12, face on chimney side is 11/12. This ...
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How can I make a lightweight structure (sukkah) stronger and more windproof?

I have almost no DIY experience (unless you count computers). I bought this https://www.sukkahdepot.com/product/classic-sukkah-6x8-with-schach/. You can get a better sense of its construction from ...
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Quickest way to circulate outside air thru house?

All but one major room is part of a single path through home, from a window on one end to a window on the other. In the evening I want to bring in cooler outside air as efficiently as possible. If ...
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Reducing wind noise inside

Living in suburbs west of Denver, we sometimes have rather windy nights. Tonight it's blowing about 25mph from the west, which means mostly parallel to my bedroom window. The windows are about 12 ...
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12v Off Grid System

One of my clients wants to add a refrigerator to his mobile office (sailboat) that runs off a 12v battery bank (x2 225ah deep cycle AGM) and add x2 100w solar panels and a 400w wind generator to ...
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What is the name for fixed metal venetian blinds?

I am about to build a canopy/enclosure for heat pump outdoor unit to protect it from strong wind and angle rain. It needs to cover the unit all around but still allow free air flow. Ideally the walls ...
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How to locate the source of an outward wind-draft, that's going outwards from my room's window?

I have hung up a wet cloth over my window's curtain rod. The idea is that it's going to naturally cool the incoming wind. I ran into some issues during this setup, but after some effort I solved it ...
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How to attach electrical wire to messenger cable?

I have an old wire THHN going from pole to pole that lights up a sign. The wire is a 70' run (17' above the ground) with no messenger cable, thus, weighing on itself. Also, the wire is solid copper ...
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How much force can a concrete block fence and wood stud hold when installing a large shade sail?

I have a standard concrete block fence. I want to install a large 20 x 26 foot shade sail, or two 20 x 13 shade sails by screwing hooks into the wall, and the other end into my house via the studs. ...
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How to hang a "Coolaroo" shade-sail?

We'd like to hang a Coolaroo shade-sail over our elevated deck, but are uncertain, how to best attach it. Deck is adjacent to the house's second floor, but the walls have no hooks and are covered ...
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Sturdy privacy barrier on rooftop

My townhome has a rooftop deck. A waist-high wall about 10 feet long separates it from my neighbor's deck. The other walls are taller, maybe shoulder height (~5 feet). I would like to construct some ...
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Prevent artificial turf from getting lifted up by wind

My apartment has a balcony on the 4th floor of a building, which I covered with artificial turf to make it look nicer. The problem is that the wind lifts up and folds the artificial turf all the time ...
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Storing energy from small wind generator to power led garden lights

I want to create a small wind generator using a bike generator (se picture) to power some led garden lights during the night. I have so far created a 1m in diamater wood propeller and a rotating ...
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High Wind-Resistant Retrofit Construction

I have an unfinished detached two-story garage that is about 20' x 24'. Before I start putting on the make-up and lipstick I want to (if possible) make improvements to the structure beyond the basic ...
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Why are the shingles blowing off my year-old home?

My house is new construction and approaching its one year warranty anniversary mid April. The house has its back to a cornfield where it gets pretty windy.. i think the highest this year way 65mph.. ...
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Is it OK if the house's roof makes noise

I moved from Europe to the USA(OH). I noticed a couple of things that worry me. Every house in the US that I entered makes cracking or squeaking noise. I never experienced this in Europe buildings. I ...
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Will this fence provide good wind resistance? (And is it a correctly built shiplap fence?)

This fence was built with angled boards. The guy who did it said that would help with wind resistance. The fence is about 90 feet long, and the part of it down the fence line gets hit pretty hard when ...
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How can we allow wind to pass through but prevents outsiders from seeing into

I lived in an apartment. The wind feels good. However, we only feel the wind when we open the door. We want to allow the wind to pass through but we do not want to allow others to see inside our ...
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What is the best type of 6 ft wood fence to block wind in a yard?

We moved into a newly built house and I had a large clearing done. I was short sighted and had the loggers clear too much. Now we have a big very windy yard. I am going to plant trees and put of feces ...
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How to darken a room without hurting airflow?

I am a sucker for open windows. My room has two windows on opposing sides, and I get an amazing flow of air between them most hours of the day and night, and I want to keep it that way. A problem ...
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How can I secure a shed with a skid foundation in a windy location?

I'm planning to install an 8'x8' composite storage shed in my backyard on a 4x4 skid foundation. However, my house is located in a very windy location. In the past 4 years, I've had my wooden privacy ...
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Brand New 2 Stories House vibrates when it's windy

I had a house built a year ago and ever since I've moved in, when it's really windy outside the second floor of the house vibrates. At night I can feel the bed move. It's making me very nervous and I'...
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How much will a board-on-board (shadow board) fence reduce the wind load?

I have had problems with a fence on one side of my garden because of wind in Montreal. The posts end up leaning away after a few years. Part of the problem might be how the posts were put in (perhaps ...
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What could I use as a metal body for my DIY wind turbine?

I'm building a Ametek wind turbine, similar to the one in this YouTube video. I'm having trouble figuring out what I could use for the metal body, preferably something I could buy from Home Depot or ...
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How can I keep the front door from blowing open?

Whenever there's a windy day, our front door blows open (letting the weather in and the animals out) unless we throw the deadbolt. It's not a big deal when we're all inside - it's become second ...
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