David D
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Trying to identify the names of ikea hardware
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It's part of an IKEA TYSSEDAL Bed frame. Part number 124401 Assembly Instructions Ikea will be the only place to find a part like this. According to Ikea: Sometimes things don't go as planned. If ...

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Are air coolers as effective as air conditioners?
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Depending on your environment an air cooler may or may not be effective. Here's a chart to help you determine if your situation would be a good fit. Air temperature is in degrees Fahrenheit The ...

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How do I straighten my bent metal cupboard frame?
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There is good information given on how to bend steel tubing. The door won't close because the door frame is bent, not just the leg. Here's a drawing to illustrate the issue. It is one thing to get ...

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Solution for covering carpet glued to concrete on a balcony
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It's a pain in the neck but you need to remove and dispose of the carpet. Anything you put on top of it will only cover a nasty mess that will get worse over time. Once the carpet is removed you will ...

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Can I cool my south facing wall by spraying it with water?
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Evaporative cooling is less effective in places with high humidity. There are mathematic formulas for how much water will be needed to cool a specified surface area by some number of degrees and they ...

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Pictures Covering Home Theater Speakers
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Googling "acoustically transparent fabric" returns a variety of companies that provide materials that advertise the characteristics you require. For example: https://fabricmate.com/fabric/acoustic-...

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What material can I put along a sharp, thin metal edge?
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Two thoughts First - "edge molding" or "rubber trim" comes in a variety of sizes, types, hardness, shapes, and prices. Here are just two examples taken from many from one of many ...

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Joints between paving stones - A breeding ground for weeds. Sustainable control?
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From the picture you already have your patio installed. To implement the polymetric sand solution or the mortar solution requires that you Pull up the pavers Clean out the sand/dirt between the ...

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Burning Rubber Smell From Drill Press Belts
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A burning rubber smell comes from friction between the belt and something else. A well adjusted belt should not smell on break in. Possibilities: Belt rubbing on a pulley that's out of alignment (...

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How can I make a room feel bigger than it is?
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Ways to make a room feel big (not a complete list): Cover one wall with mirrors - this may be extreme but it is effective. Even framed mirrors make a room feel larger. Increase the amount of light in ...

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Is this Landscaping Caulk on Outdoor Retaining wall Steps
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It's landscape adhesive. The link you provided is an example. Caulk is used to fill in joints or cracks between spaces to prevent water, dust, etc. from entering the crack. Usually around windows, ...

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Gluing concrete blocks for landscaping
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For the three or four concrete block retaining walls I've built none of the concrete block manufacturers mentioned using glue. I have used concrete glue for capstones and the pavers that sit on the ...

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What is this dark stain on my flooring and can I fix it?
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There are three possible ways to fix this. Drying, sanding, bleaching, re-staining to match the existing stain, apply clear coat. This option requires that you are able to match the new stain to the ...

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How to remove an old bosch drill chuck?
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If this diagram represents your drill: Then it looks like you: Chuck up an allan wrench. Use a thin wrench that fits the flats on the shaft in the first picture. Turn the allan key against the ...

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Green Glue with wall tiles for soundproofing?
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I'm skeptical that these panels will help with soundproofing. I didn't see anything in the description of the material that called out it's soundproofing characteristics and it does not seem to be ...

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Does painting over stylized wall tile in bathroom look good?
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Will they look OK? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If a buyer likes how it looks you are golden. Here is a portion of an article from Sherwin Williams on painting tile. Most ceramic tiles ...

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Prevent sun shade pole from rotating in base
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It's going to take some caution and some experimentation to arrive at a solution you can live with. For light wind Alaska Man's suggestion seems good - tighten the wing nut/loop bolt in the base. If ...

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I want to mount a table top of 270cm by 40cm how many brackets do i need to place and how what kind of bracket should be used
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How many brackets do I need and what kind of bracket should be used? You need "L" brackets that are rated to support the maximum amount of weight that could possibly be placed on the shelf. Here is ...

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DIY Desk / DJ Stand from Acrylic
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It would be good to prototype your concept before purchasing materials. The idea is to uncover unexpected issues inexpensively and reversibly. Get a chunk of 3/4 inch plywood (or something ...

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How do I find out what is under this ceiling cover for hanging a Charleston/Joshua Swing?
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Following up on Jim Stewart's suggestion... An alternative to finding a support beam strong enough to support 1,000 pounds, drilling a hole and screwing four heavy duty eye bolts would be to build a ...

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How to hide fasteners on a horizontal wood fence?
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You can make a fence out of wood that does not show fasteners on one side but there will be fasteners on the other side. A fence design like this one could work: https://www.diypete.com/how-to-build-...

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