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How to fit a screw into a drilled big hole on wall?

For this you can use wall drilling anchors as shown in the images below. They are also known as wall plugs or rawl plugs. You can get them from any hardware shop.
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How to fit a screw into a drilled big hole on wall?

If there is no wood at all behind this spot anywhere, a plain wall anchor may rip out over time - curtain rails hold curtains which can be heavy, and can flap around in the wind creating vibration ...
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How to fit a screw into a drilled big hole on wall?

As strange as this might sound, provided there's a stud back there, you can use toothpicks to fill in the hole. The toothpicks can bite into the screw, and provide friction against the surrounding ...
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How to fit a screw into a drilled big hole on wall?

The wall looks like plaster or drywall (aka sheetrock). You insert an "anchor" into the hole and thread a screw into the anchor. plastic anchors for plaster or drywall But if there is solid wood of ...
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What is this nut called and can it be removed and reused/replaced?

I wish comments would allow pictures, but what you have is something generically called a "push on fastener" I have to disagree with jsotola, I consider them "barely reusable", ...
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How to fit a screw into a drilled big hole on wall?

For oversized holes in wood, lightly tap in a glue coated dowel and redrill the screw hole. This may require widening the hole to the next available dowel size. For holes in un-backed drywall, use ...
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Why are Fauxwood vertical blinds not as thick as Fauxwood horizontal blinds?

It is just a guess, but something held vertically from the top and still be straight, doe not need to be thick at all. Now take the same piece of material used horizontally and it will potentially sag ...
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Can I paint a window roller blind with spray paint to reflect sunlight?

As your objective is to reflect the light, rather than explicitly paint the shade (more impractical), consider the following. One can purchase silver reflective mylar sheet from various sources (...
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System to roll up outdoor blinds that came without cords

Would need three pulleys, a short and long cord and a hook/boat thingy/holder to hold the cord. Attach the long cord to the short cord before pulley B. Pulley A will be at the far end of the blinds, ...
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How to heatproof an eastward sliding glass door

The blinds absorb energy from the sun, but your problem is... they're inside. So the sun just heats the blinds, which then heat the room. Blinds or curtains make the room darker, but they do nothing ...
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Why do my blinds keep popping out of their mounting clips?

I see several possibilities: You're yanking on the cords way too hard. You think you've got the blind snapped into the clips, but one or more really aren't snapping in properly. This really is easy ...
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Connecting Motor wiring

Well it seems completely straightforward: tien li kou huo xien <--> xien xiu qi "L" t'ou tien li kou leng xien <--> xien xiu qi "N" t'ou tien tung ma t'a lan xien <--> xien xiu qi "...
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How to fit a screw into a drilled big hole on wall?

Instead of a dowel you could squirt some wood glue in hole and put wooded toothpicks in until you can't fit anymore. Wait a few hours and break off the toothpicks flush with the drywall. You should be ...
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What is this nut called and can it be removed and reused/replaced?

Called things like locking clip ... But I get them off by preloading them with one small screwdriver then tweaking each of the locking tabs in turn with a second small screwdriver so it moves off.
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Can I paint a window roller blind with spray paint to reflect sunlight?

Silver color doesn't reflect sunlight to a significant degree. Shiny does, as with a highly polished metal surface. Spray paint on fabric doesn't get you shiny. Also, it would be very difficult to get ...
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Why do my blinds keep popping out of their mounting clips?

Those clips are a pain. The key is to be sure the front clip is fully engaged. It should clearly wrap around the blind channel. The bracket angles down a short distance and then vertical. That ...
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How do you invisibly connect polymer ball chains?

Cut two of the balls in half, heat up the cut sides and fuse them together. (probably you want a slight excess (over half) as there will be some ooze when you're smushing them together) Alternatively ...
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How do you invisibly connect polymer ball chains?

The pull cord is fused into a loop of that length at the factory. It's most likely done with heat, since plastic likes to melt, ooze, and form a single solid when heated. The pre-fuzed loop is ...
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How to sand plaster corner using oscillating tool?

I would forget about power tools and get a 1" chisel. Trace out the area with pencil and shave out the area with the chisel. You're talking about a very small area so it shouldn't take long. ...
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Is there a name for open-top curtains?

I used to work for Lowes and I believe you’re referring to the cordless cellular shades that you can control from the top or bottom in order to maintain privacy and allow plenty of sunlight in as you ...
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How to supply 12 volt DC to all the windows in a new house build

You just answered your own question, “how do I splice 30 connections” / “breaker box for DC”. However only one breaker box/service panel/load center on the market is capable of supporting DC, and ...
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How do I uninstall a velux blackout blind?

Adding an update to Peter Mounce's answer from: https://zebbakes.com/2011/06/21/how-to-uninstall-a-velux-black-out-blind/ The Mr McDonald method at the end worked for me in a couple of seconds, and ...
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What are these blinds and how do they work?

This blinds are called "Venetian blinds. If the blinds are very long they have guide cords at both ends. This is the case in your situation. From the first picture you can see two sets of cords ...
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Shall I keep windows and blinds open during hot summer days?

Freeman's comment is exactly right. The optimum approach depends on delta temperature, humidity, breezes, how long the sun shines directly into a window, etc. Get a couple thermometers (and humidity ...
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Sprayed foam sealant into window blind's headrail, immobilizing it. Blinds are also screwed directly into frame. How to remove (has picture)

If I understand correctly, you've sprayed expanding foam into the head of your blinds. It has now fully encased all the working mechanism of the blinds - the rods, gears, strings, etc. You could take ...
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What glue to hold wooden batten to ceiling for window blind

Is it 1cm plaster? If so, the hanging load capacity is limited by the plaster, not the glue. Any vibration from movement of the blinds will eventually weaken the plaster and the integrity of the ...
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How can I prevent the light leaks on the side of blackout motorized blinds

Your problem is that light bounces. White looking surfaces reflect a broad spectrum of light, and even black looking surfaces can reflect substantial amounts if smooth/shiny. You can see from the ...
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How to change color of polyester roller blinds?

Truthfully the best option would be to replace the blinds in the color you want. If you really don't want to do that, I can recommend Vinyl and fabric paint. I have used this paint on automotive ...
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System to roll up outdoor blinds that came without cords

I actually did build the accepted answer, I am just posting this so I can add some color and notes. But it's the same basic design. I used 1/8" braided nylon cord, largely because I already had ...
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Hang blinds inside window frame on drywall only?

No, you cannot support your blinds with two pieces of paper, because that's all there is in drywall to resist the tension force pulling out or at an angle. The contained gypsum is strong to ...
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