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Yes, this can be remedied by using a "goof plate" pictured below. If the outer diameter of the lockset is 2" or larger this plate will work. I do believe they make smaller ones if the lockset is smaller. The UPC for this product is 049793095244- Model # U-9524. Package includes 2 pieces-One for each side.


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If you really want that, you can use an MWBC It sounds like you want to throw more than 20A into a room. That can be done. But you really, really need to bone up on the particulars of Code, because this is easy to dangerously botch. You can use a multi-wire branch circuit, which uses a /3 cable to provide 2 hots and a common neutral. You are able to then ...


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Since you are cantilevering off the wall, the verticals must be exemplary. This is a very significant structural side load. I would consider Unistrut, and it must be tied to studs proper, never to drywall itself. If the stays (diagonal cables) came the whole width of the bed, they would carry up to 100% of the occupancy load if the person is rolled out ...


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You might get yourself a house wiring book and brush up before you have things smoldering. :) You can't reduce wire size like that. #12 and #14 have no business on a 30A circuit. You can increase wire size from the panel and then reduce it downstream to prevent voltage drop over very long runs, but I doubt that's necessary here. If you do, be sure to label ...


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I count 6 wires in the box - I have circled the extra black which immediately diverts out of frame. Anyway, this connects like a normal switch: Pigtail a ground to the switch then all grounds together under the same wirenut If the switch needs a neutral, pigtail it, then all neutrals together Each of the two remaining black wires to the switch


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Based on your wiring color and photo, I'm going to assume this is an older house in the US. First a few things. Sometimes there are wires in a box that just pass through and go somewhere else, so all the wires might not be used by the switches or outlets in a given box. It's not unusual to have 5 wires in a switch box. Also, the ground wire is there for ...


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I have that same arrangement. When you strap the mattresses together, the frames will not move any more. The frames only move because when you get an arm or leg in the crack between them the mattresses move apart, then the frames stay with them. Solving the mattress issue solves the frame issue. You can get that strap and cover, but the cover is a pain when ...


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What I would actually do: For sale: two twin beds. Want to buy or trade: one (double, queen, king) bed. It's the simple solution, it's the right solution, it gets rid of the fundamental problem at a fundamental level. Your pictures do not inform about the bedframes very well. Standard iron frames could be easily conjoined with hose clamps, or bolts, or ...


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Not finishing wood is perfectly fine. It will be more prone to collecting dirt and stains than finished wood, but if you don't mind that, it's still fine. If your budget allows, you can also apply finish yourself, some of which are quite inexpensive and relatively easy. But you don't have to. If at some later point you feel that the dirt and stains ...


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Many designs have legs at both exterior corners, but your design uses stays, the stays should reach more than half way across the platform, else they and the hinge will be seeing magnified loads. the top end of the stay should be as high as possible on the frame. perhaps consider folding stays instead of telescopic. The ladder should rest on the floor when ...


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As noted in the comments, you * NEED * to be positive that this isn't 70s vintage, because of the possibility of asbestos. If this was my house, I'd send a sample to a lab. What's behind the wall depends on the vintage of the house itself. If it's post-50s, it's probably a manufactured board product like drywall. Prior to that, it's apt to be some kind of ...


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Make a couple of nicely finished wooden blocks. Can be painted same as the wall or to match / contrast with the support you show.


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That looks like the board just slides upward. See the slot underneath the board? Lift up on the board with the pegs, and gently tap the board with the slot downward using a hammer or something. The board with the pegs probably has some J hooks that slide into the slot and hook over a peg, dowel, or whatever that crosses through the slot. Edit: Here's a ...


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What is the diameter of the screws or size? 1-1/4" screws will have plenty of withdrawal strength and since there are 4 or 5 you really don’t need more than 3/4”. Wood screws that will fit the holes will provide plenty of strength. Since you have 1-1/4” those brackets will be stronger than the 2 pins they hang on.


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The knob hole looks larger than the knob. I want to know if the hole is 2-1/8" (54mm) diameter. If it is, then you have a standard doorknob hole, but the wrong doorknob assembly. If it is larger than 2-1/8", then have the landlord or home insurer fix it, because this is a big, big mistake! What were they thinking? There is no reason I know of to drill ...


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I'm in the Nevada desert, old west. I would simply get an old 2x4 or similar, sand it lightly, fix the surface with spray lacquer or polyurethane, and attach that between the anchor and the wall. If you are near the beach, a piece of driftwood may work. If you are an urbanite, use of a piece of pallet may work. Something that fits with the decor you have in ...


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