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It is the old Pushmatic panel which is said to cause fires and needs to be changed but he said it looked good That's the exact opposite of true. Pushmatic is immune to the "bus fire" problem they refer to... and is arguably the finest consumer-tier panel ever made. There were two panels from that era (Zinsco and Federal Pacific) that had serious ...


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We used a 'white repair' type laundry product, bought from the local supermarket. It is specifically for whitening rather than colour runs. It worked very well. It contains sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate or 'oxygen based bleaching agents', very different from chlorine bleach.


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Try Clorox2, or Hydrogen Peroxide, or Sodium Percarbonate or Oxyclean, (it's all the same stuff) instead of chlorine bleach. Chlorine bleach reacts with some brighteners to turn them yellow or purple.


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Option 1 looks good - you could screw them into position or fit spacers between. Consider spacing the slats so they match the pocket springs... Another possibility is to put a board over the slats then there would be no gaps.


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Answer = Neither Best long term approach: You buy a quality box spring and leave slats as is. In the US they are practically giving these things away not sure how it is in other countries. Box spring will disperse weight to edges. Removing the spacers will degrade your bed as it looks like the spacers are connected to both sides - so they are not ...


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TL;DR Totally normal, don't worry about it. This is typical. My house is very much the same. What actually can be really useful is to draw a diagram of each level of the house with the receptacles and lights numbered to match the breakers. Keep a copy next to the breaker panel for reference. Most likely you do not have a big junction box somewhere splitting ...


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Dark curtains will reflect far less heat back to the outside, and thus heat up in the sun and radiate that heat into the house. So it's not just infra-red light (a.k.a. heat light) and visible light passing through the curtain that heats the room, it's also how much infra-red light is absorbed that matters, as it raises the temperature of the material. ...


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I doubt either of these curtains reflect a lot of heat. They probably absorb way more heat than they reflect. The amount of light let in shouldn't greatly effect the heat absorption of the curtains. Your new ones will still do the job even if more light passes through them. Think of a light bulb across the room, you get the light but none of the heat.


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Much easier approach IMO: Just cover the existing slats with sheets of whatever cheap sheet material you can easily buy. 1/2" or 3/8" plywood or chipboard or hardboard ... anything at all will serve the purpose you want. No modification needed to your bed. Buy what's on sale. The sheets of material can be cut into pieces that are easy to ...


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Those fasteners are called cam locks or cam bolts. Here are photos of a cam lock nut and a cam lock bolt (or screw, or stud). Your photo shows quite a large gap, especially at the lower left. Cam lock fasteners are not intended to draw a joint closed; they really should only hold it snug after the pieces have been fully pressed together. Try rotating the ...


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I would use something a little less rigid since you probably want to be able to snug the screws down the road. Wood tends to shrink and deform, and if you lock the screws you won't be able to do followup snugging. I'd use a low-strength threadlocker compound. This should allow snugging without needing to remove screws and reapply.


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That's pretty normal and I would try to de-emphasize when selling. If they let you have one label that says "bed 1,2,3 and bath" then do that. When selling a house don't want to lie to anyone but you don't want to scare buyers away. Let their inspector point out the cost to upgrade and all of that stuff. The point is you want them to get to ...


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You'll have to remove the shelves and have the and have the edges cut to make room for the mirror. There's a possibility that the actual hinges and opener could be adjusted to allow for the additional space. The mirror could be assembled using mirror tiles from your home store and heavy duty double sided tape. As a last resort, you could mount a mirror on ...


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You need to cut the back of each shelf the mirror will touch. As it isn't exposed cutting the MDF shouldn't effect the look. You will also need to buy a pretty light weight and thin mirror and just glue it (adhesive caulk) it to the door.


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Of course some buyers might try to use it against you ... just as they can use anything at all as a negotiating point. But I think for most buyers meticulous labelling of your breakers will make the house look better. It shows the seller has pride and care and removes one element of the unknown in the purchase. Your negotiating position, if they attempt ...


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On the assumption that the metal L shaped length is there to support the slats: either two plates of thin plywood (3mm), one on either side, long enough so they don't block the lateral slats - so maybe 6" long, high enough to span top to metal, wth 4 bolts/nuts through, 2 either side - a good way away from the crack. If you can find some 1mm metal plate,...


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If this was my project, this order: New tile on the outside/step in of shower. (Can shift a little, but before LVP flooring.) New ceiling fan in bedroom. (Any time before paint, as trade availability. Earlier is better, as electrical can sometimes be invasive and messy.) New luxury vinyl plank for both rooms. (Make sure subsequent trades protect the new ...


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It’s usually just the house settling depending on how old the closet is could be the cause if not that it could be cracking caused by the house settling if no cracks sometimes wood can release stress in them causing a weird pow noise.


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This answer takes the question literally and offers a way to cool the room without assuming you are cooling a person or even that there is a person in the room. Buy a small air conditioner. With 30 seconds of searching I found one that uses 400 watts. Maybe you can find one that is even smaller or even more efficient. Insulate your room as well as you ...


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The OP provided an answer in his question. It reads as follows: I forgot to add a conclusion. I contacted the manufacturers and they said they had never seen their doors crack so easily before. Without any argument they replaced the doors straight away. The replacements are still going strong without a crack > 6 months later. It appears, therefore, that ...


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Get a moisture meter - hygometer - they are $20. If the RH is above 55% you will get condensation. Dogs and humans will naturally give off moisture. Depending on your cooking habits (boiling water with no fan?), showering habits (with no fan?), dish washing habits, laundry (hang dry inside?), number of occupants, plants, etc, you will have a considerable ...


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Certain sealants for floors reduce permeability. If you have a sealant or its over oiled it could be inhibiting the woods ability to "breathe". That is to say absorb and dissipate moisture. Have you added spray foam insulation under your house or added some kind of vapor barrier under your house? If you have been updating and insulating in an old ...


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I like that blue and I choose something close too it for my room. I made one wall behind the bed an accent wall using wall paper. White furniture and trims work nice with this color, black or dark wood items not so much.


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You probably can provided the circuit is RCD protected. All new sockets must be RCD protected. And the boiler must be plugged into an unswitched socket outlet. This is so the only way of isolating the boiler is withdrawing the plug, which guarantees isolation of live and neutral. Some switched sockets only switch the live.


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The wording of your question is very confusing. If there is a wall receptacle near where she wants to charge her stuff, just buy an adapter that plugs into a wall socket. If the socket is too far away for her charge cords, go to a store and buy a longer charge cord. I have charge cords 10 feet long just for that purpose. If this does not solve your problem ...


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Any method you choose is going to affect the existing drywall. Patching small holes in drywall is simple and easy but patching dozens of holes is more work than patching just a few. If you use drywall you will have to use dozens of screws to attach it to the existing wall. If you use a more rigid base then you can get away with just a few fastener points. ...


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