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You don't say how high off the floor you'd like this cabinet mounted. To mount the cabinet properly on the wall, you'll have two forces you must counteract properly. If you fail to counteract either of the forces, you'll hear a crash sound. From this point on, when I say cabinet, I mean the cabinet and the heaviest contents it would ever have. Force 1: The ...


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I'm in the process of seismic reinforcing my house (built in the 1910s) and from what I've seen, yes that wall was originally intended to be a shearwall. It has a doubleheader and the diagonal bracing was -- for the time -- their attempt at giving it some shear strength. It might have originally clad in plywood or plaster and lathe -- now long gone. You ...


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An option which might take a little work is to reverse the hinges on one or both doors so there is no direct visual path from the bed to the wall area illuminated from the office.


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Hang black felt - it eats light quite effectively. You want to make sure that it's fire-treated, or apply a fire treatment yourself, since "things like curtains" (which it would be) are a big problem in spreading fire fast - if not treated to prevent/reduce that issue. Other black (or dark colored) fabrics may work, but the surface on felt is particularly ...


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It might not help with air flow, but hanging a lined door curtain over the inside of the office door will stop the light escaping the office, and you will still hear what is going on in the bedroom.


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My short list would be: 3M Command strips Blue tack / "poster putty" Double-sided foam tape


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Protect Wires If there is any electrical wiring on that wall, it needs to be protected from accidental damage - e.g., nails/screws. The rules apply even with the walls open, but then it is quite obvious where the wires are so it is not an issue. Typically this includes, for wires not in metal conduit: Cables should be run through holes in the middle of ...


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Yes, with the diagonal bracing and the uniform horizontal boards of which some were replaced, along with the "paper" that has some missing spots that just happens to be were damaged boards/siding used to be, I would say it is a safe bet that was the exterior of the garage at one time before the neighbors house was built. If it were my garage and I wanted to ...


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My guess is that if you can't find something pre-made (which would be by far cheapest thanks to the efficiencies of mass production), the best way would be to have two panels: The back panel would be an LED panel, protected by the front panel from being hit by the ball. The front panel would be a plastic (i.e.,transparent) panel with sensors - perhaps in ...


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If your main goal is privacy, take advantage of the fact that you are in Florida. You can grow things. Grow a hedge. source: https://www.ehow.com/info_7984475_plants-hedges-southwest-florida.html Bob Vila gives 10 options for Florida hedge plants here. https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/the-best-10-plants-to-grow-for-backyard-privacy-50057 Hedges will ...


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I'd be amazed if a pantry wall was loadbearing There are stairs behind the pantry. The floor joists must end at the stairs, therefore they must be supported by a loadbearing wall. Therefore the back wall of the pantry must be loadbearing. Having another loadbearing wall only 2' away at the front of the pantry would be unlikely but... Your front of pantry ...


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The framing above the pantry door is not load bearing. The doorway to the left of the pantry in the middle picture is load bearing. You can tell by the solid header.


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That didn't get that way by itself. In multiple-switch situations, it is quite common for both switched devices to be powered from the same circuit. Hot wires are switched (neutrals aren't), so we are working with "hots". A switch connects supply hot to a switched-hot wire (that is only energized when the switch is on). Since both switches use the ...


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Does the fence need to be solid for privacy? If not, consider a chain-link fence. You set the poles, unroll the fencing along and attach it to the poles with wire clips, then if you want to avoid having it sag, you run a pipe or just a thick wire along the top through eyes on the tops of the poles. When you get to the end, you rent a come-along fence puller ...


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The wire nut in the middle has three black wires going to it, so it's likely the feed in, that then gets daisy-chained out to other fixtures. Looks like all 4 neutrals (one in, one out to other fixtures, and the two to the fixtures switched here) are commoned in the wire nut at the back of the box. From that live junction, it then feeds the switch on the ...


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