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+1 option #4, plastic standoffs. "Any thoughts on the most robust way to anchor the posts?" You said you are renting and can not anchor. Take some five gallon buckets and mix up some cement, fill the buckets with the cement and put an eye bolt in so it stick out of the top. Put a nut and washer on the threaded part of the eye bolt that will be in the ...


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Are you able to put down bricks or cobblestones? Or Pre-cast concrete pavers? Ideally you want a hard surface that won't be muddy in the rain, and will allow rainwater to drain off. It should therefore stand slightly higher than the nearest drain. Bicycles aren't heavy, but you still want a flat base layer of compacted sand to support the pavers/bricks, ...


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This sounds like an issue from a physical damage standpoint While the NM cable only needs to be protected by guard strips if it's within 6' of a scuttle hole in your case, as per NEC 320.23(A) (referred to by NEC 334.23): (A) Cables Run Across the Top of Floor Joists. Where run across the top of floor joists, or within 2.1 m (7 ft) of the floor or ...


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Changes in conditions can kill equipment in environments like you're describing - especially involving high humidity. When the temperature falls at night, the moisture condenses on every available surface. The next day as the air heats back up, the moisture evaporates. If the day/night temperature swings are big enough to cause significant condensation, then ...


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@Ecnerwal and @UnhandledExcepSean, I believe you are correct. Looking at this thing from below, I can see screw holes where a speed bag was probably mounted in the past.


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The packing and weight restriction questions are things you should be asking the moving pod provider. They can give you their recommended procedure to safely pack the pod and how to distribute the weight in a safe way. Any restrictions on weight are going to be fully dependent upon pod design and usage scenario (stationary storage or transport storage). In ...


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You should not store any items within 18" of the ceiling near a sprinkler head. The items can obstruct the water flow of the sprinkler if it goes off. NFPA 13 (2013), Clearance to Storage, has a requirement in 8.5.6.1, which states, "Unless the requirements of 8.5.6.2, 8.5.6.3, 8.5.6.4, or 8.5.6.5 are met, the clearance between the deflector and the ...


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I'd have no qualms hanging a kitchen wall cabinet on a single skin garage wall. 37cm deep sounds like a base cabinet. That's going to give scope for larger loads. Should still be fine though. The closer you hang it to one of the piers, the better.


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It is probably safe, but I don't believe that you need to remove the screws. If you loosen the left screw on the L-bracket (the screw into the wall), it appears that the smaller piece with the keyhole will slide up. Before I moved anything, I would take a step-stool, a flashlight, and a mirror, and see if I could see down the crack in the back. Maybe you ...


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Easiest way to protect them is to fasten a board to the floor/joists on either side. I would paint the boards a contrasting colour so they are highly visible. Slightly harder, but probably even safer would be to split 1.5" waste pipe in half lay it over the pipe, and secure it with pipe hanger tape (metal pipe with a hole per inch)on either side.


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zip-lok bags work well if you plan to re-ruse the brush for the same purpose in a few days (as an alternative to cleaning the brush) but if you used a two-part paint clean the brush because two-part paints can set in the absense of fresh air.


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Not indefinitely, you'll saturate the wood handle, and the ferrule as well; as you paint, mineral spirits (you didn't say paint thinner) will crawl out of the ferrule and dilute and contaminate your paint. The first few square feet using a recently cleaned brush are a mess. I dry my brushes by hanging from a nail or string. That's why brushes have holes ...


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We store a lot of brushes in cans of water. As long as the paint/varnish/etc. is oil based, excluding air will be enough to keep them usable for a long time. I have one painter who swears that some of the brushes in his pail have been there decades. The two things to watch out for are rust and evaporation. You want just enough water to cover the bristles,...


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In parts -- The smell from any paint or varnish is a result of outgassing. Leave the doors open and that should disappear in a week or less. If it doesn't, or the paint remains "tacky" then strip and redo with fresh paint. Unless you are storing foodstuffs unbagged, there's no direct contact between food and the drawers, so it's a nonissue. If you are ...


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Technically I don't believe these violate the codes as they are written but they do seem to in spirit. If any of these are bothering you, it is up to you to make them safer. Add runways or shields to protect them or case them with split pipes - anything to get them out of harms way and keep you from tangling with them. The codes are meant to provide ...


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Strong winds or heavy snow will destroy that structure as you currently have it planned (if it would even be able to support it's own roof). Imagine that this structure is not a structure, but a stool - if you sit on a stool where the legs are not tied together somewhere other than the top, the legs of the stool will want to push outward at the bottom, and ...


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I'm going to treat this question as "how do I keep my home cool when it's a tiny home (often vehicles) and solar gain is my enemy"? Because that would be on-topic here. Solar gain is your enemy And to be clear, it is an order of magnitude worse than any other source of heat, even ambient temperature. From the sun's perspective, it casts 100 watts on ...


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Last year I renovated 2 homes. We packed 90% of one home into a pod that was left onsite. The other was packed and moved. The most valuable and essential daily use items were moved in cars to our temporary housing. Think carefully about everything you'll need, and some things you'll want (special blankets, children's toys, your favorite skillet) and keep ...


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I put paint I glass jars and stored it for 10 years it mixed right up.


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For cleaning mud vessels don't use any soap, bleach or any chemical. Clay pot absorbs them. Use wood-ash, charcol or sea salt.


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