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Are there any reasons to not remove air vents through an exterior bedroom wall?

If the vents are, as you say holes with a plastic grill on both ends, they are for air circulation from room to room, or what is sometimes called a "jump vent" that allows air to be ...
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How do I disassemble this old bed frame?

Hold the wood frame down. Hit the steel frame up. If like pain use your hand/fist. I prefer a hammer or heavy object/tool. Pull the wood away from the steel hooks. The steel hooks lay on top of ...
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Why will my basement room be one temperature all day but then will be different overnight?

You're not taking into effect the heat generated by the human body. Normal surface temperature of a body runs about 95 degrees and there are two of you and breathing for two adults adds about 3.5 to 4 ...
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Does a bedroom without ventilation violate code?

You don't need a "vent" to provide room heating, and I've never heard of a building code that required one. If you have any electrical outlets in the room, a small electrical heater will ...
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Master bedroom is unbearably hot and stuffy - what do I do?

Have you checked all your supply and return registers to make sure they are open? Are all your dampers open? What about adjusting registers in the cool rooms to allow more cool air upstairs? There are ...
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Are these signs of bed bugs?

From the looks of it, it's called a rice weevil if the colors I see are correct. I don't know much about them but they look the same.
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What order to re-decorate bedroom

Suggested order: Get electrician to look first, and make sure the junction boxes are good and don't need replacing or fixing. If they do this should happen first. Regardless, the lamp and switch ...
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Why will my basement room be one temperature all day but then will be different overnight?

It's body heat alright. Heat from a body that radiates about 90 watts (300 BTU) per square foot. Oh, not your body... a different body that only visits during the day, but doesn't visit that room. ...
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My room gets stuffy and hot

Heating or cooling is not a cure for stuffiness. The cure is movement of air and refreshing it from elsewhere, preferably outside. Have a look at a ventilation system or a HRV system (Heat Recovery ...
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My room gets stuffy and hot

You might be helped just as much with just a dehumidifier. That turns the heat into a drier heat. Also clean every fabric object (sheets, mattress, your closet) in the room, there might be smells in ...
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What is the current state of the art re: bedroom ceiling soundproofing?

modifying the upstairs neighbor's flooring That is the normal solution. My understanding is that in many rentals people are required to have carpeting in most of the apartment, excluding bathroom and ...
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I'm trying to place a bed frame above a UK stair box (do not want the weight on top of the box)

Perhaps a better keyword to search for: "loft bed". Student versions are traditionally semi-freestanding, braced against the walls to reduce the need for diagonal bracing but being supported ...
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Mini Split with Central AC

Possibly. However it might also be efficient to let the mini-split be active and use fan/blower to circulate air throughout the house. One example of this is for dehumidification. On the old "...
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Proper Ventilation of a Wet Crawlspace

I would try to mount a small fan in either the closet opening (and blowing into the crawl space), or in the vent on the exterior wall (blowing outward). This will keep crawl space air from migrating ...
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How do I fix this solid wood bedroom door and frame?

You can use wood filler or even better, Bondo, but beware that this will be a difficult job. To avoid filling the holes, you can use something, to block the filler, for example, a toilet paper ...
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What is a good wood type and thickness for cheap bed slats?

You'll get good service from 2x4s -- no deflection to speak of and no risk of breakage at a low cost. (Buy 10' length, and you'll have no waste.) Softwood 1x2, on the other hand, is likely to flex a ...
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Replacing older interior doors

Replacing the hinges is a DIY job. Using new longer screws is recommended to get better grip. Fill the old screw holes with wood filler, then while it is still wet put a wet tooth pick in it to ...
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Master bedroom is unbearably hot and stuffy - what do I do?

First, have the HVAC system checked out make sure ducts are not blocked, clogged with dust, and the like. But most likely this is not the core problem. Let me ask you a few questions about weather. ...
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What is the bedroom section of a master bedroom with foyer called?

Larger room is "bedroom" and the foyer/other is commonly called "sitting room or area"
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