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I'd consider Mylar film and spray adhesive. Heck, you could probably repurpose some snack bags or party balloons and help save the planet. It can be applied to any shape you like if you cut it into strips.


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The best thing is to use rigid ducts instead of flexible ducts. A little harder to install as you have to figure out (and possibly do some cutting) exactly what pieces to use for your specific installation, and typically you need to attach several pieces together instead of one long tube. But avoids a lot of the issues of lint collecting inside every "...


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I don't know if the exact match you're looking for exists, but you can get decora inserts (for the type of plate in your picture) that fit one, two, or three keystones. It'll be plastic rather than metal, but the plastic will match the keystones while the metal matches the box.


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If you are trying to use solar heat to cook , I would get polished aluminum . Such reflectors are used for light fixtures. They are light, strong , not affected by water, and will not break when you drop them. I measured one from an aquarium light and it is 0.011" thick. They can also be cleaned better than a painted surface. Most painted surfaces get ...


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The best hack is one that has already been specifically engineered: They make remote buttons for them, the pictured style is one of several options. Go to a good commercial plumbing shop and you should be able to get more info.


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That stuff is called Unistrut. Comes in a variety of configurations. Keep in mind the normal way to attach to it is put special clips with springs that latch into those tucked-in grooves. They're not just for strength. When you see stupid pricing on the Internet, that's the "I don't want to sell it" price, or to be more precise, the "I don't want to ...


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Use the mylar film. Make a frame on a board and glue the edge of the mylar film around the frame. Make a hole and fit an air valve - all this has to be airtight. Pump up the mylar film to form a parabola and then cover it with resin and fibre. A couple of layers should do. Once hard you can cut around the edge and you have a very reflective and light mirror ...


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You could try these heavy-duty mounting squares They're rated for up to 1 lb. According to the specs, your switch weighs 0.6 lbs. It will fall every time someone trips over a cord, but that is preferable to the whole shelf coming down like with a screw or zip-tie.


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I think you're on the right track, especially in considering TWO saws, one high-speed saw dedicated to wood and another very different low-speed saw for brass/steel. The wood saw will be fine (but messy) with alumin(i)um. You should know a couple more more points. First, the kerf on nearly all bandsaws (except sawmill types) is pretty much identical ...


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The nice thing about children is that they will grow larger and this problem will eliminate itself (although this will then be the least of your worries). So, you only need a temporary fix. I am envisioning a piece of clear plastic tubing with an internal diameter close to the size of the handle. (A hose clamp could be used, if absolutely needed, to keep it ...


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The other answers give good advice without actually answering your question. Have you considered cutting two holes in a shoebox and feeding the duct through the holes?


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If you really must have the dryer where it is, and drape the duct like that, then buy some flexible ducting as used for wood burners. It's quite easy to bend around, but the wall is a lot stronger than what you have there. It's designed in part to be an insert in chimneys. That's the answer to the question, but not the answer to your problem. That's to re-...


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I wouldn't bother. Nothing pliable enough to stretch over and stay on the hammer head is going to survive being used AS a hammer for more than a few whacks. That's especially problematic for a "square" headed hammer, i.e. corners are just going to poke through in no time. For the few times per year I need a rubber hammer, I just went out to the cheap Chinese ...


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A rubber crutch tip could work. They come in different sizes. I bet you can find one that will fit nicely.


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To use this as a subpanel you would have to buy a seperate ground block and grounding lug with enough spaces for your circuits or maybe two that could be combined with #6 or #8 bare copper. Then your bare stranded ground would connect to this new ground block and your neutral wire would connect to the lug where the bare stranded ground was connected before. ...


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Here is the location of the bonding strap that links the two neutral bars. It could likely be removed if so desired, but those two should stay linked and be tied with that strap to neutral so that the plug on neutral AFCI and GFCI breakers can operate properly. To use it as a sub-panel, you would add a grounding bar tied into the metal casing (where as you ...


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You'd have to remove the bonding jumper, and install a separate grounding bar. Notice in this image, there are clearly separate grounding bars installed.


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A humidifier is required to increase humidity. They come with a humidistat or you can use some smart thermostats to control them. Running the fan/furnace will not clear any accumulated CO2 or other molecular indoor pollutants. You would need to exhaust air from your house and bring in fresh air. Normally you don't need to concern yourself with CO2 unless ...


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You really need to think about relocating your dryer closer to the vent. Then add some rigid duct. Also, most dryers have more than one exit point for the vent, check them out.


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Yes, they are called “rising butt hinges”. The “joint” is at an angle and as they rotate it gives vertical movement. Here is a link to one such product: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rising-Butt-Door-Hinges-Stainless/dp/B00GK5QLY8


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The price you see online from a construction supply companies is often a "list price" that is above what a contractor actually pays, so the contractors customers can't easily shop their prices. Kindorf B-995-10 (sku 785991758801 or Powerstrut ps200 h3) isn't often used, and probably would only be stocked by a construction supply company. Often electrical ...


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No Paint at all. Spray adhesive and aluminum foil. Or aluminum foil duct tape, but the former will (almost certainly) cost less, comes in larger sheets, and can be made smoother if the substrate is smooth. Alternatively, aluminum flashing (natural/unpainted) for a more robust hunk of fairly shiny metal that can support itself between some lightweight ribs to ...


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I own a roofing company and have used both products. Our go to shingle is the GAF timberline, but from time to time we will upgrade someone to the OC duration. One of the benefits we found with the OC is the nylon nailing strip. We don't have any nails blowing through and if we need to rip on up, most times the nails come with it. So as far as what the ...


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We have a Kohler Model K-10433 that has a pushbutton near the spray head. Pushing it one way gives a stream and pushing it the other way gives a spray. It will remain in whatever position it was in when the water is turned off. However this unit was installed back in 2009 so I don't know what Kohler may have available now.


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A horizontal saw is really only useful for cutoff work. A large vertical saw is useful for some types of metal work other than just cutting off tube and bar stock. Blade length hardly matters on a large metal-cutting saw, as a blade welder is usually included as part of the saw, and you just buy blade-stock in large coils and weld to suit. Room height and ...


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Stand-alone filters are basically marketed in two capabilities -- big stuff or small stuff. Big stuff is visible dust (specs you can see floating in the air when sunlight hits it). Those filters are aimed at people who want to reduce how often they need to clean what collects on surfaces. Small stuff (many allergens) is mostly too small to be very ...


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You want very stiff taut wire. Otherwise you will have to pull it VERY tight to pull it to the limits of its springiness so the sound won't get dampened by that spring action. Also preferably nonconductive. Maybe something in the FRP/carbon fiber family. My vote is for fiberglass electrician's pulling tape. Nonconductive, stiff and mad tensile ...


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I guess we can pick up cleaning stuff here. I like borax powder for scrubbing. 20 Mule Team borax is a brand in the US and it is cheap. You should be able to get it in a big cardboard box. It is a light abrasive but will not scratch the tile. I use plenty and it does not have chlorine or acid in it that could cause trouble. Mostly I like that it is ...


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Although this is asking for product recommendations I think discussing different types is ok. I have not used Hardie Board without sheathing but believe it is listed for use without sheathing. A buddy of mine really likes the cement panels they make. I have not used it but he started using it ~10 years back I have used their plank products when properly ...


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There's no rule that all your bends need to be plumb and/or level - these things flex for a reason. Move the start collar to the left (in the picture). Rotate it so that instead of making a 90° straight up, it goes up and to the right. Make your next 90° continue that "up and right" direction until it clears the top of the main trunk, but doesn't ...


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