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Engagement ring box

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Need help removing this type of horizontal window.

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  • mad-n-fla
    6 points Feb 10,2019, 2:16pm

    Most windows I have seen are removed from the outside.....

  • Aelinthali
    4 points Feb 10,2019, 2:18pm

    Sledgehammer

  • oldphuque-69
    3 points Feb 10,2019, 2:29pm

    There's a tin flange on the face of the window frame and it's attached to the outside with nails. If you can't get to the outside then use a sawzall & rip it out a piece at a time.

  • WaldoWal
    1 points Feb 10,2019, 2:13pm

    I don't see any screws holding it in. I thought the wood frame was holding it in, but you can see where i ripped part of it out on the right and it's actually on the outside of the window.

  • Zero974
    1 points Feb 10,2019, 7:00pm

    You can do it from the inside. Remove the sashes and take a sawsall and cut the top and bottom of the frame in the middle. Should be able to take a pry bar and get in between it at that point. Even if it has a nailing phalange it should come out pretty easily.

  • durp00
    1 points Feb 10,2019, 2:27pm

    dynamite

  • kubotalover
    1 points Feb 10,2019, 2:28pm

    It comes out from the outside of house. Take trim off and maybe some siding will have to come off. This is why you research and ask people how to do things before you do them. You tore apart the inside of your house for no reason.

  • TekOg
    -1 points Feb 10,2019, 2:24pm

    Try waiting to the weather breaks ..

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  • mad-n-fla
    6 points Feb 10,2019, 2:16pm

    Most windows I have seen are removed from the outside.....

  • Aelinthali
    4 points Feb 10,2019, 2:18pm

    Sledgehammer

  • oldphuque-69
    3 points Feb 10,2019, 2:29pm

    There's a tin flange on the face of the window frame and it's attached to the outside with nails. If you can't get to the outside then use a sawzall & rip it out a piece at a time.

  • Highlife2tall
    2 points Feb 10,2019, 2:54pm

    Crowbar n hammer bro, make sure you get the slim wedge crowbar. Start with the corners working it slowly. If you don't give a damn about saving it, smash that shit with painters plastic on the ground so it makes cleanup easier

  • WaldoWal
    1 points Feb 10,2019, 2:13pm

    I don't see any screws holding it in. I thought the wood frame was holding it in, but you can see where i ripped part of it out on the right and it's actually on the outside of the window.

  • Zero974
    1 points Feb 10,2019, 7:00pm

    You can do it from the inside. Remove the sashes and take a sawsall and cut the top and bottom of the frame in the middle. Should be able to take a pry bar and get in between it at that point. Even if it has a nailing phalange it should come out pretty easily.

  • durp00
    1 points Feb 10,2019, 2:27pm

    dynamite

  • kubotalover
    1 points Feb 10,2019, 2:28pm

    It comes out from the outside of house. Take trim off and maybe some siding will have to come off. This is why you research and ask people how to do things before you do them. You tore apart the inside of your house for no reason.

  • TekOg
    -1 points Feb 10,2019, 2:24pm

    Try waiting to the weather breaks ..

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Is it possible to un-bubble veneer?

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  • uncletutchee
    23 points Feb 10,2019, 1:18pm

    Looks to me like it is the photographic veneer not wood veneer. Might try a damp cloth and an iron.

  • TwoStepsSidewards
    7 points Feb 10,2019, 1:16pm

    I mean, maybe? If you want to apply lite heat and attempt to smooth out the bubbles with a plastic/rubber scrapper. But, then your adhesive may be used up or not sticking by the end of the process.

    Plus, if that's your dishwasher there to the right. I'd imagine it's the steam or heat from there that's warping it which will happen to any adhesive stick product.

  • MpVpRb
    3 points Feb 10,2019, 6:58pm

    Looks like shitty contact paper, not veneer

  • pala4833
    1 points Feb 10,2019, 2:33pm

    That's contact paper, isn't it?

  • riverrat88
    1 points Feb 10,2019, 7:12pm

    It wasn’t the best results but I’ve poked a hole with a needle and put super glue in before and it looked mostly normal. The key was being able to apply pressure across the whole surface for it to turn out well. I used a clamp on scrap 1x4 to apply pressure. Some turned out better than others.

  • shaynnalexis
    0 points Feb 10,2019, 1:37pm

    I’d try using a credit card to smooth it out. Then try the slit method.

  • acatinasweater
    1 points Feb 10,2019, 7:23pm

    Dig some change out of the couch cushions, go to wal-mart, and buy another roll of veneer. Peel off the original, clean the surface with acetone, and apply the new stuff. May be worth asking if they offer bookmatched or sequence matched veneers for a nice upgrade.

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  • uncletutchee
    23 points Feb 10,2019, 1:18pm

    Looks to me like it is the photographic veneer not wood veneer. Might try a damp cloth and an iron.

  • TwoStepsSidewards
    7 points Feb 10,2019, 1:16pm

    I mean, maybe? If you want to apply lite heat and attempt to smooth out the bubbles with a plastic/rubber scrapper. But, then your adhesive may be used up or not sticking by the end of the process.

    Plus, if that's your dishwasher there to the right. I'd imagine it's the steam or heat from there that's warping it which will happen to any adhesive stick product.

  • MpVpRb
    3 points Feb 10,2019, 6:58pm

    Looks like shitty contact paper, not veneer

  • crazy_about_cats
    4 points Feb 10,2019, 1:17pm

    Try taking a small blade and cutting a slit to release the air and then smooth it out with a credit card. You may replace the bubble with a small but flat wrinkle.

  • pala4833
    1 points Feb 10,2019, 2:33pm

    That's contact paper, isn't it?

  • riverrat88
    1 points Feb 10,2019, 7:12pm

    It wasn’t the best results but I’ve poked a hole with a needle and put super glue in before and it looked mostly normal. The key was being able to apply pressure across the whole surface for it to turn out well. I used a clamp on scrap 1x4 to apply pressure. Some turned out better than others.

  • shaynnalexis
    0 points Feb 10,2019, 1:37pm

    I’d try using a credit card to smooth it out. Then try the slit method.

  • acatinasweater
    1 points Feb 10,2019, 7:23pm

    Dig some change out of the couch cushions, go to wal-mart, and buy another roll of veneer. Peel off the original, clean the surface with acetone, and apply the new stuff. May be worth asking if they offer bookmatched or sequence matched veneers for a nice upgrade.

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Can this light pull switch be fixed or do I have to replace it? I've never worked on fans.

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  • brock_lee
    10 points Feb 08,2019, 12:05pm

    Just replace. Those are available at any home center or online. Just need to know if it's an on/off or a high/med/low chain switch.

  • PaPaw85713
    3 points Feb 08,2019, 1:06pm

    The replacement is like $5.

  • WhatUDeserve
    2 points Feb 08,2019, 12:05pm

    If the chain broke that far in, it might be less hassle just to replace the little switch part. You should be able to find it at one of the big box home improvement stores.

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  • brock_lee
    10 points Feb 08,2019, 12:05pm

    Just replace. Those are available at any home center or online. Just need to know if it's an on/off or a high/med/low chain switch.

  • PaPaw85713
    3 points Feb 08,2019, 1:06pm

    The replacement is like $5.

  • WhatUDeserve
    2 points Feb 08,2019, 12:05pm

    If the chain broke that far in, it might be less hassle just to replace the little switch part. You should be able to find it at one of the big box home improvement stores.

  • adolgov
    2 points Feb 08,2019, 12:11pm

    I’ve done this without buying any parts. It is actually very easy. This video helped me: https://youtu.be/eyTXroga8Lo

  • chaotic_zx
    1 points Feb 08,2019, 12:46pm

    I replaced mine not long ago. Get wire nuts that will fit the wires. Get the proper switch. There are three and two wire ones at the Home Depot/Lowes.

  • tedgerto
    0 points Feb 08,2019, 12:35pm

    you can do this, not bad

  • mthans99
    -6 points Feb 08,2019, 1:13pm

    New ceiling fan $80.00, 45 minute replacement time.

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I made a cutlery draw organiser for my new YouTube series 1 hour build https://youtu.be/Q1CuF4EGWA4

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  • Mack3y41
    1 points Jan 26,2019, 6:42pm

    Link to the video here😁

    https://youtu.be/Q1CuF4EGWA4

  • Mack3y41
    1 points Jan 26,2019, 7:38pm

    Drawer*

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  • Mack3y41
    1 points Jan 26,2019, 6:42pm

    Link to the video here😁

    https://youtu.be/Q1CuF4EGWA4

  • Mack3y41
    1 points Jan 26,2019, 7:38pm

    Drawer*

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What to do behind this sliding door skirting board wise?

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  • Lancs_wrighty
    3 points Jan 19,2019, 4:52pm

    The wall with the door, fill it to the floor, sand it down and paint it the colour of the wall, ensure the door doesn't rub up against it. Make sure the finish to the skirting is at a 45 degree angle away from the wall this will help it look finished. It will also catch light and not look "run out" causing a darker edge than the rest of the board. Paint the 45 degree angled cut out to match the rest of the board. Job done.

  • LarryHero
    2 points Jan 19,2019, 4:19pm

    There is mm of space. I think the plasterer should have plastered all the way to the bottom. Any other options apart from getting a plaster back in?

  • Skel_Estus
    2 points Jan 19,2019, 4:31pm

    Does it need to be that close? Could you change the hardware on the door, bring it out a bit and get some material on the wall?

    If the door is solid core, you could modify the bottom of the door to allow trim behind it, such as a low profile base or even just a strip of wood.

    Either way, bare plaster is an eye sore.

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  • Lancs_wrighty
    3 points Jan 19,2019, 4:52pm

    The wall with the door, fill it to the floor, sand it down and paint it the colour of the wall, ensure the door doesn't rub up against it. Make sure the finish to the skirting is at a 45 degree angle away from the wall this will help it look finished. It will also catch light and not look "run out" causing a darker edge than the rest of the board. Paint the 45 degree angled cut out to match the rest of the board. Job done.

  • LarryHero
    2 points Jan 19,2019, 4:19pm

    There is mm of space. I think the plasterer should have plastered all the way to the bottom. Any other options apart from getting a plaster back in?

  • Skel_Estus
    2 points Jan 19,2019, 4:31pm

    Does it need to be that close? Could you change the hardware on the door, bring it out a bit and get some material on the wall?

    If the door is solid core, you could modify the bottom of the door to allow trim behind it, such as a low profile base or even just a strip of wood.

    Either way, bare plaster is an eye sore.

  • foxhelp
    1 points Jan 19,2019, 6:47pm

    Could do a metal, plastic, or mdf strip cut to size

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Where would I find a frame similar to this? I can't even figure out what it's called.

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  • yeteee
    5 points Jan 14,2019, 7:38am

    https://www.amazon.com/Better-Homes-Gardens-Baroque-Mirror/dp/B00O29N7UA

    30 bucks on Amazon, if you search for baroque oval frame, you should find more

  • WetBottomBurps
    3 points Jan 14,2019, 8:55am

    Secondhand/OP-shop.Looks like a mirror used to live there.

  • RunsOnRum
    2 points Jan 14,2019, 5:54am

    Hopefully gonna craft something up similar to this. But I can't find anything on eBay that's within budget 😒

  • Daannii
    2 points Jan 14,2019, 9:15am

    Goodwill, salvation army. Find something you like then spray paint it the color you want.

  • agha0013
    2 points Jan 14,2019, 9:23am

    Look up "Ornate oval frame" and you'll see quite a few options.

  • Lenolamick
    1 points Jan 14,2019, 9:44am

    Is that Great Tiger's skull?

  • trustinrocks
    1 points Jan 14,2019, 9:24am

    I would Google for "wood hunting trophy plate".

    EDIT: plaque or pad.

  • NICOLAWRITES
    0 points Jan 14,2019, 10:49am

    Disturbing.

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  • ForeverAbone-r
    26 points Jan 14,2019, 5:56am

    This post really doesn't belong here. Would fit better in /r/whatisthisthing...but here...

    https://aminoapps.com/c/horror/page/blog/baroque-skull-scultures/6PMF_zuWxxQEPEm0b1bnb3rkWqWRLPG

    That should help you in your search.

  • sansimone
    17 points Jan 14,2019, 7:56am

    Oval filagree frame

  • Manic_Miner
    10 points Jan 14,2019, 8:45am

    The style is called 'Rococo'.

  • Scottishbich
    11 points Jan 14,2019, 6:00am

    Ikea has a mirror frame like this. Take the mirror out. bam!

  • yeteee
    5 points Jan 14,2019, 7:38am

    https://www.amazon.com/Better-Homes-Gardens-Baroque-Mirror/dp/B00O29N7UA

    30 bucks on Amazon, if you search for baroque oval frame, you should find more

  • WetBottomBurps
    3 points Jan 14,2019, 8:55am

    Secondhand/OP-shop.Looks like a mirror used to live there.

  • RunsOnRum
    2 points Jan 14,2019, 5:54am

    Hopefully gonna craft something up similar to this. But I can't find anything on eBay that's within budget 😒

  • Daannii
    2 points Jan 14,2019, 9:15am

    Goodwill, salvation army. Find something you like then spray paint it the color you want.

  • agha0013
    2 points Jan 14,2019, 9:23am

    Look up "Ornate oval frame" and you'll see quite a few options.

  • Lenolamick
    1 points Jan 14,2019, 9:44am

    Is that Great Tiger's skull?

  • trustinrocks
    1 points Jan 14,2019, 9:24am

    I would Google for "wood hunting trophy plate".

    EDIT: plaque or pad.

  • NICOLAWRITES
    0 points Jan 14,2019, 10:49am

    Disturbing.

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Trying to install a dimmer switch. But wires don't match up? Here's what the original looked like. The new dimmer has 2 reds 1 black and 1 green.

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  • pribar
    5 points Dec 29,2018, 3:10pm

    That looks like a 3-way switch. What is the new switch?

  • Creepiepie
    6 points Dec 29,2018, 3:09pm

    Dont do it if you dont know how.

    It looks like its connected to another switch elsewhere, thats why it has an extra wire

  • Jbpsmd
    3 points Dec 29,2018, 3:09pm

    Fairly standard replacing single poles. Read the answer section. Has a graphic as well

    https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/95440/replacing-old-switch-with-2-red-wires

  • deco23
    1 points Dec 29,2018, 3:16pm

    Put the red and white wires on the new plugs red ones. Black on black and if you look in the back of the box the plug goes in you will see green screws. And a wire in it. Use that wire for the green one or also called the ground wire.

  • fatboycfo
    1 points Dec 29,2018, 3:30pm

    It's a traveler wire it goes to another switch on the same circuit ie to switches control same light outlet

  • hypnotoad3012
    1 points Dec 29,2018, 3:35pm

    It's a 3way switch. Should be a diagram in the package for this application. Follow those directions, From the photo, it looks like red and white are the travelers and black is the common. Green should go to the bare or green in the box. It isn't connected to this switch, it should have been.

  • xpen25x
    1 points Dec 29,2018, 3:17pm

    Turn that switch on the side where the white and black is. I will say it's wired with the wrong colors right away. Looks like white and black is connected through the tab

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  • pribar
    5 points Dec 29,2018, 3:10pm

    That looks like a 3-way switch. What is the new switch?

  • Creepiepie
    6 points Dec 29,2018, 3:09pm

    Dont do it if you dont know how.

    It looks like its connected to another switch elsewhere, thats why it has an extra wire

  • Jbpsmd
    3 points Dec 29,2018, 3:09pm

    Fairly standard replacing single poles. Read the answer section. Has a graphic as well

    https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/95440/replacing-old-switch-with-2-red-wires

  • BobEnsor
    2 points Dec 29,2018, 3:09pm

    Black to black Red to redRed to white Green to green screw or bare wire in back of box

  • deco23
    1 points Dec 29,2018, 3:16pm

    Put the red and white wires on the new plugs red ones. Black on black and if you look in the back of the box the plug goes in you will see green screws. And a wire in it. Use that wire for the green one or also called the ground wire.

  • fatboycfo
    1 points Dec 29,2018, 3:30pm

    It's a traveler wire it goes to another switch on the same circuit ie to switches control same light outlet

  • hypnotoad3012
    1 points Dec 29,2018, 3:35pm

    It's a 3way switch. Should be a diagram in the package for this application. Follow those directions, From the photo, it looks like red and white are the travelers and black is the common. Green should go to the bare or green in the box. It isn't connected to this switch, it should have been.

  • xpen25x
    1 points Dec 29,2018, 3:17pm

    Turn that switch on the side where the white and black is. I will say it's wired with the wrong colors right away. Looks like white and black is connected through the tab

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Does this look like asbestos?

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  • VToutdoors
    12 points Dec 29,2018, 5:15pm

    blown cellulose insulation

  • asbestos_biscuits
    15 points Dec 29,2018, 5:15pm

    Just don’t eat it regardless

  • deco23
    5 points Dec 29,2018, 5:58pm

    100% not asbestos. In homes, asbestos was used to insulate pipes and used in floor tiles. Rarely would you find it in the walls. I am a carpenter also use to do asbestos removal, this is not at all asbestos. Just blown insulation.

  • LeRaft
    3 points Dec 29,2018, 5:16pm

    It could be the lighting but it looks a little blue to be asbestos.

  • cupcakinAF
    2 points Dec 29,2018, 5:17pm

    I dont think so. Just an older style of insulation I believe.

    *wear a mask regardless haha

  • Baneken
    2 points Dec 29,2018, 5:19pm

    Probably not asbestos containing, it doesn't look like vermiculite to me.

  • Stavica04
    2 points Dec 29,2018, 5:34pm

    Looks like mineral wool, rock wool. Hard to tell by the pic, but that's what it looks like to me. Do a Google image search of "old blown mineral wool insulation"

    Tip and something to think of. But if it's blown in the ceiling, chances are it's in the walls. Shiplapped walls with pockets cut out at the top of each 16" spacing were then blown with that insulation. If you have heat loss issues or high cost of heating, that may be your culprit as mineral insulation tends to settle and shrink after time.

    Good luck :)

  • RandomStranger456123
    1 points Dec 29,2018, 5:23pm

    How old is the house? It doesn’t immediately look like asbestos, but the lighting is not great.

  • nifficulty
    1 points Dec 29,2018, 5:25pm

    Nope.

  • rudolph2
    1 points Dec 29,2018, 5:49pm

    Asbestos is usually applied to steel or concrete structural members to crate a one hour burn barrier to a fire. This appears to be loose fiber glass insulation applied by blown application. So I’d guess not.

  • Jr00mer
    -4 points Dec 29,2018, 5:25pm

    Asbestos has a particular smell... Best way to identify it is to insufflate a small amount, similar to doing a line of cocaine...

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  • VToutdoors
    12 points Dec 29,2018, 5:15pm

    blown cellulose insulation

  • asbestos_biscuits
    15 points Dec 29,2018, 5:15pm

    Just don’t eat it regardless

  • deco23
    5 points Dec 29,2018, 5:58pm

    100% not asbestos. In homes, asbestos was used to insulate pipes and used in floor tiles. Rarely would you find it in the walls. I am a carpenter also use to do asbestos removal, this is not at all asbestos. Just blown insulation.

  • CrnlButtcheeks
    9 points Dec 29,2018, 5:16pm

    Does it taste like asbestos?

  • LeRaft
    3 points Dec 29,2018, 5:16pm

    It could be the lighting but it looks a little blue to be asbestos.

  • cupcakinAF
    2 points Dec 29,2018, 5:17pm

    I dont think so. Just an older style of insulation I believe.

    *wear a mask regardless haha

  • Baneken
    2 points Dec 29,2018, 5:19pm

    Probably not asbestos containing, it doesn't look like vermiculite to me.

  • Stavica04
    2 points Dec 29,2018, 5:34pm

    Looks like mineral wool, rock wool. Hard to tell by the pic, but that's what it looks like to me. Do a Google image search of "old blown mineral wool insulation"

    Tip and something to think of. But if it's blown in the ceiling, chances are it's in the walls. Shiplapped walls with pockets cut out at the top of each 16" spacing were then blown with that insulation. If you have heat loss issues or high cost of heating, that may be your culprit as mineral insulation tends to settle and shrink after time.

    Good luck :)

  • RandomStranger456123
    1 points Dec 29,2018, 5:23pm

    How old is the house? It doesn’t immediately look like asbestos, but the lighting is not great.

  • nifficulty
    1 points Dec 29,2018, 5:25pm

    Nope.

  • rudolph2
    1 points Dec 29,2018, 5:49pm

    Asbestos is usually applied to steel or concrete structural members to crate a one hour burn barrier to a fire. This appears to be loose fiber glass insulation applied by blown application. So I’d guess not.

  • Jr00mer
    -4 points Dec 29,2018, 5:25pm

    Asbestos has a particular smell... Best way to identify it is to insufflate a small amount, similar to doing a line of cocaine...

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I needed a router guide for rifle racks I made for my dad's Christmas present, so I printed one.

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  • taffy3350
    2 points Dec 28,2018, 5:51pm

    ...why not just print the rack?

  • vehicularmcs
    1 points Dec 28,2018, 5:45pm

    This was my first real router project. I printed the actual guide from cheap Priline PETG in two sections to fit on my small printer, and screwed them to the board shown. It took about 6 repositions to cut each rack section (74" long racks with 39 slots each). If I had it to do again I would make a master guide from plywood from the printed sections that was much longer. I would also figure out a way to quickly remove some of the material before bringing in the router. Overall I'm pretty happy with the final project, though.

    More pics here.

    https://imgur.com/a/pko654c

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  • taffy3350
    2 points Dec 28,2018, 5:51pm

    ...why not just print the rack?

  • vehicularmcs
    1 points Dec 28,2018, 5:45pm

    This was my first real router project. I printed the actual guide from cheap Priline PETG in two sections to fit on my small printer, and screwed them to the board shown. It took about 6 repositions to cut each rack section (74" long racks with 39 slots each). If I had it to do again I would make a master guide from plywood from the printed sections that was much longer. I would also figure out a way to quickly remove some of the material before bringing in the router. Overall I'm pretty happy with the final project, though.

    More pics here.

    https://imgur.com/a/pko654c