Longboard Wall Mount?

Right, I need some help... My bedroom is really small so I want a way of having my longboard mounted on the wall to save on some floor space, the only issue is that I need a way of having it hanging vertically on the wall but i would like it so I can see the paint job on the bottom of it and so the wheels don't marl my wall. Any ideas or suggestions? thanks

Topic by TJParmenter 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


how to build a x-ray view box?

I would like to build a x-ray view box. I think it is similar to a light box for photography.

Question by drstephob 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How to Mount that ? Answered

******************Disclaimer *************************** So first Of all........ only positive answers...... no negative sentence ...... questioning my ability ,Knowledge , "Right Tools" comment in bio....... if you want to answer , answer ...... i'll thank you........... if you want to comment on me...... sorry but i don't want that stuff......maybe i am a loser.... maybe science is not for me........ but budd i Don't need your advices. (i am pointing to an old man in the community , who does nothing else than to insult others.. sorry old man but i don't need your help.... every other person who wants to help is welcome.....) ********************************************************* So the question is....... that i am about build a pc......... i searched lot of cabinet's onn web...... and ended up deciding to make my own...... and as i searched for diy cabinets i found a wall mounted pc...... i understood everything in that tutorial...... except for one thing...... how to hang that thing on wall....... should i use screws or any kind of mount........and are screws "safe" to hold my costly pc (actually it ate up my whole year's pocket money.). and if so , haw many i need...... what precautions i need to take . ? and one thing more....... what are those rod's called which are holding the glass on the case ? 

Question by _Boltz_ 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Anyone an Idea how to mount something on a Wall without screwing Holes ???

Has anyone an idea how to mount a fold-away table on a wall without drilling holes in the wall ? The problem s that the wall is a chimney. It will be mounted with two hinges so that you can fold it up. Sorry but I cant explain it better. mfg Daniel

Topic by homunkoloss 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


taking the stand off of a dell 1702fp monitor

Hello,I have an old dell 1702fp monitor.Anyone ever take off the built in stand. So it can be wall mounted?here are some shots of the monitor:http://common.ziffdavisinternet.com/util_get_image/0/0,1425,sz=1&i;=8422,00.jpghttp://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Dell-1702FP-17-inch-LCD-Monitor-Refurbished/1706006/product.htmlhttp://www.pacificgeek.com/product.asp?c=232&s;=1910&ID;=88518&P;=Fthanks on any help

Topic by gregdove 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Wall mounted colapsable massage table

High all, I have a room thats designated for massage and physical therapy. Its not a big room, 10 by 13 feet and it has one wall thats also a roof. So working space is a bit limmited. I have a old but strong massagetable thats made out of steel and has a black leather top. As a pressent i got it from my father inlaw so i dont want to put it a way, but it is however taking a lot of roomspace. So i was thinking on making a construction on my wall to mount it on so it can be folded away to make more room for other activities. Problem is... how do i make it strong enough to hold it in place, not only during idle time but most importent, during long massage sessions. The table weighs in at about 70 kilo's, the frame is solid and the legs are rounded aluminium pipes. O, and the design has to look a weee bit atractive... otherwise clients wil walk away thinking "OMG, LOOK AT THAT FREAKY TABLE!!!" Thnx in advance!

Topic by AriedeB 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Vertically Adjustable TV Wall Mount

I am in need of a vertically adjustable wall mount that would hold a 32" LCD TV and raise/lower the tv with 12-24" of travel. I live in an apartment and am on a tight tight tight budget, so I am trying to dual purpose a TV to be both computer monitor and bedroom television. My problem is that when the TV is sitting on the desk, I have to look between my feet to see it from the bed. It just isn't comfortable viewing. If I were to mount it at proper viewing height from the bed, I would be craning my neck to see it. I have scoured the internet and the only mounts they make like this are as expensive as another TV.  I am a novice at this kind of thing, so the simpler and cheaper the better. If I could mount some sort of track to the wall and use a heavy pin to set the height or something like that, that would be an idea. Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you,  Sean

Topic by SlyBlackDragon 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Wall mount a non-VESA monitor?

I have an ASUS ML248H 24" monitor that I want to mount to higher to remove the footprint from my desk and to have a better viewing angle since I usually lean back so I have to look "down," compared to my body position, to look at it at the level of the desk. The problem is that it doesn't have any place to attach an off the shelf wall mount. The only place to attach anything to it is where the base/stand is connected, and it's a funny thing that would be really difficult to replicate (see picture) I've looked through many of the ibles in the subject and nothing seems quite right so any suggestions would be great. The only thing I can think of so far is to use the vertical part of the original stand which would add a couple inches to the depth and act like a lever, multiplying the weight on any thing holding up the monitor, but adds more options for attaching stuff in the form of one vertically oriented bolt hole at the opposite end of the one that attaches the bracket to the monitor, as well as four smaller holes at roughly 30  degrees to horizontal (see pic #2) I was thinking of something like a pipe coming up off the desk or out of the wall but can't figure out how to connect the two pieces so that I can still have swivel and tilt adjustment.

Question by siamonsez 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Mounting an LCD Monitor

Hello everyone! I am working on project that involves mounting a 19in LCD monitor onto a board. The monitor has 4 threaded holes in the back for mounting onto an arm or wall mount. I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of screws to use or has any advice on properly and securely mounting the monitor. The monitor is a Westinghouse 19" LCD. The whole project is going to be a small entertainment center for my monitor. I am going to attach speakers and accent lighting. I am doing this for a class project and drafting it in Vectorworks. *If anyone is interested in looking at the plans I will send them to you; however please don't redistribute them. They will be in DWG format. GC

Topic by genericcomment 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do put PS3 on side of wall? Answered

I have a PS3 I want to know what one can suggest to attaching it to wall

Question by enoted 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Would it be possible to create a DIY wall mount for a Dell SE178WFP monitor?

Hey all; I'm a bit frugal and I was thinking about creating a mount for my widescreen, 17 in. Dell SE178WFP monitor. As it turns out, the base detaches quite nicely from the screen; however, I'm not willing to pay extra money just for an additional mount. Preferably, I'd like not to drill holes in the wall in back of it, as it is merely thin drywall. At one point, I thought Velcro could work but that's a bit ridiculous for a -stationary- computer screen =cD. Additionally, there's a small metal plate that is attached to the original base that snaps into the monitor itself, if that's of any use. Thanks in advance, Zak

Question by McGrep 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How should I mount an articulating arm (for a flatscreen TV) to a travel trailer wall?

A travel trailor has thin walls and lighter construction, has anyone had to find a way to mount anything to these kinds of walls?

Question by GBeardedB 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Slide up /down wall mount for flat monitor/tv

Hello fellow builders! Title says it all. I would like to build something like this project: https://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Lift-Cabinet-in-under-three-hours/ but without the motor and closet.  I would like to attach a monitor to a metal plate (or rails). This plate has to be attached to a wall and be able to slide up/down that wall vertically. I will manually pull it upwards (weight monitor is 10 pounds max) or push it downwards. And it has 'stay' in the position I pulled it up to, but sliding up/downwards has to be easy. But there's one catch: I do not want to see rail's or something on the wall ABOVE the monitor when it is in its downwards position. Also it would be nice if it was as sleek as possible. Does somebody know what kind of sliding mechanism I could make/buy that could be suitable for this task? I've done a lot of asking/searching but no one seems to have any usable tips! Many thanks!

Topic by Sogree 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



Motion Sensor to Control both Bathroom Light and Fan?

My bathroom currently has two single pole switches mounted in two separate wall boxes side by side with a single double-wide switch cover.  I want to convert these to motion sensor switches with separate vacancy delays for the light and fan so that I can let the exhaust fan run for about 5 minutes after vacancy while the light is set for maybe 30 seconds. Are there commercial switches that will accommodate these two functions in a single switch, or will i need to use a separate switch for the light and one for the fan?  Are there single double-wide wall plate covers that will fit side by side switch placement? Thanks.

Question by ValR14 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


How do I attach EL wire directly to wall and car interior?

I haven't had the pleasure of working with EL wire, only because I can't discover a sleek and not so damaging way of mounting it. I don't want to leave holes in my wall, and I don't want to destroy it. At the same time, I also want to mount it in the interior of my car, but the same problem arises. How can I mount the EL wire on my wall and on my car ceiling? Adhesive maybe?

Question by Prestond 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Ipod Solar/Battery/Wall/USB

 So after perusing a few instructables such as minty boost and others, I have decided I shall make a travel charger. Kind of. Basically the idea is an all in one, pimped out ipod case. I have most of the parts already, and I work at radioshack so I can get whatever I need. This case is going to have an external speaker mounted to the back of the ipod touch, directly above a rechargeable battery (nine volt?). The solar panel will be mounted behind that facing outwards and on a hinge that will allow it to unhinge out and act as stand as well.  Hopefully this is making sense.... I'm thinking that the ipod needs to be charged via the battery, which will be charged both via solar and occasionally wall. The speaker I also plan to run off the battery, so this will have to be some battery!  Like I said, I work at radioshack so I have access to all kinds of stuff, so the best possible battery for this scenario is what I'm looking for, along with any advice on this. I'll make an instructable also if anyone would like. Thanks!

Topic by ShiesTech 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


lcd stand or bracket?

Hi have an LCD and finding a mount seems to be almost impossible. To attach a mount it first need to be recessed into the screen. The VESA dimensions are 200mm X 100mm. Does any one have any ideas as to as to how I can fix this monitor to the wall. The monitor is a Samsumg 2494HS Thanks

Question by enoted 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What's the best way to mount wood boards to a wall (for shelves), maintaining low visibility and high strength? Answered

I was thinking about making a custom shelf for all of my DVD/video game cases. I have very little space in my room and would like to make use of my walls. I'm going to measure everything and build the actual shelf myself using wood boards (sanded, cut, etc.). The only problem I have is mounting it to my wall. What I'm wondering is what is the best way to mount the "shelf" to the wall in the least visible way possible, while still maintaining very high strength (so that the shelf doesn't fall down)? The shelf is going to be pretty bland: no funny cuts or weird shapes, so finding a way to mount it shouldn't be a problem.

Question by Hadokendude 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How can I mount Bamboo without drilling/screwing into it? Answered

I want to mount quarters of Bamboo on the corners of a room in my house to give it more of a themed atmosphere. I'd like to avoid pushing screws through the Bamboo for aesthetic sense. Is there a good way I can mount the bamboo on the walls? The solution needs to be generally non-permanent, though I don't mind screwing into the walls.

Question by aarone 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is there a way to preserve chocolate- as in for an art piece?

I make chocolate art pieces and I am looking for a way to mount one on a wall.  I put a couple of the pieces in an art show into plexiglass frames but they had to sit tabletop.  Maybe encased in resin, but I would need a cold resin so as not to melt the chocolate.  Below is a photo of some of my chocolate art I would like to preserve/encase and mount on the wall but I really don't know how! This photo looks wall-mounted but again, it was shot tabletop.

Question by straightouttachocolate 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Murphy Bed Challenge - concrete wall?

I am moving into a former jeweler's office loft. Awesome! Not so awesome:  everything was built for MAX security. This means these jewelers installed concrete on walls around their safes.  This includes my new "bedroom" which is on the other side of a 10 foot safe. I am attaching a pic with some notes on it to show you the challenge I am having. Since I wanted to  use a murphy bed, I found this tutorial here: https://www.instructables.com/id/A-Murphy-Bed-Installed-Sideways/ However, I do not have a murphy bed frame with which to do this. My bed weighs about 100-ish lbs and is a queen sized memory foam bed. For the masonry/concrete issue, I am considering mounting the murphy bed to the floor, as shown in the aforementioned tutorial. Here are my concerns:  1) How do I drill into concrete and masonry? What tools are best for this job? 2) Since I don't have a murphy bed frame, how do I properly build one? 3) Can I get shocks or springs going on this thing to make it easier to fold into the wall? 4) How can I get the folding-action just right? This room is SMALL, it only really is going to fit my bed.

Topic by gigijiji 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


looking for multi- speed quiet wall mount range hood 900cfm for a home

1. any one know where I can get a good reliable easy to clean multi-speed(min 6) range hood with max throughput 900 cfm? prefer    - under $900 with good warranty. most of the time use only 100 to 200cfm    - price include any custom, brokerage, if needed to Alberta Canada 2. baffle or other filter  (I'm new to kitchrn hood, want something easy to clean, low maintenance, low operating cost)

Question by gg89 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Why dont wall transformers have holes?

When i was making my homebrew hot wire for foam cutting, i noticed my 17V low amp transformer ((wall-mount) was getting really hot. So I question to my self, why the heck don't these things have holes? Would it be safe to get a project box from radioshack, Cut out the transformer, and if i want install a fan to keep it cool? or does dust wreck it? Also, theres no way to do hotwires and keep the transformers down right.. i mean its basically a short circuit, as why you try to make the wire hot to cut foam...

Topic by Killa-X 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Use old ipad as always-on wall mounted family organiser/info center

Hey everyoneI was looking at a bunch of instructables today for making a Magic Mirror, and I love the idea of making one. Could be a good info hub in my kitchen potentially, but then I figured that as much as I like the idea of building one, 1) I'm a little limited on time currently, and 2) I have an iPad (3rd gen, first one that got the retina screen) that really doesn't see much use now.So I figured that might be a good starting point until I have more time to build something from scratch, specially since it's touchscreen which is ideal for adding stuff to lists or amending things etc.I'm not worried about it being a mirror, but basically I want it to meet the following (approx) criteria:1) To remain with the screen always on - (think you can just set it to never lock in settings and this would do that?)2) To ideally be widget based content, to include such things as:WeatherA family based calendar (that individual calendars on other devices can link to preferably) Reminders Imminent events (for say the next 3 things in the calendar perhaps)Shopping listNow after some searching I can see there are quite a few family organiser type apps, but having gone through a bunch of them I can't quite find anything that suits quite what I had in mind because of the following sort of issues I've encountered:App needs to be on newer version of iOS (can't update this ipad to 10 or higher - it's forever to be on 9.x)Apps don't have weather and/or aren't widget based (or pleasing to the eye)Apps are for the iPhone not iPad, so don't look great.Don't let you change the interface/layout.So I've got tired of looking for the right app for this after setting up different accounts on loads of apps then finding they're not to my liking for one reason or another, and am wondering more if there's something like a web based tool that would give this sort of customisable functionality, or something I could install on my local network (even on my nas since that can run apps & services etc (synology diskstation)) that will give a local web page that the ipad could maybe just permanently display/interact with on safari or something?Grateful to hear what people would suggest for accomplishing what I want for this project. Maybe there's an existing app that can display modular/custom content, which would be ideal since it would keep the touch screen input for stuff like shopping lists etc?I'm going to mess about with Magic Mirror anyway and see what I can do with that, but appreciate any cool suggestions on different tools to try.Thanks! :)

Topic by Mr Joshua 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


How to Fix a Broken Pipe Inside a Wall

Here's a quick photo-essay about my Sunday afternoon: An outside hose bibb was leaking around the handle, so I decided to replace it. * I couldn't remove the old hose bibb from a piece of galvanized pipe, so I removed the pipe too, and found what looked like a brass fitting inside the wall. * Once I had installed a new length of pipe and hose bibb, I turned the house water back on, and heard it leaking inside the wall. Thinking I hadn't tightened it enough, I really beared down and gave the bibb/pipe combo a good crank to seal the connection in the wall. That's when I felt a pipe inside the wall break, and heard water start blasting inside the wall. *Fortunately, I have access to the other side of the wall through the garage, so I cut a hole and installed a valve upstream of the break. I didn't have time to do a full repair and re-route the pipe outside, so that's where I've left it for now. It took three separate trips to Home Depot -- represented above by *'s -- which seems about average for me and plumbing disasters. Things I could have learned: try to remove the broken item before going to get parts. That would have saved one trip to get the additional length of pipe. I don't think I've ever soldered copper pipes in a non-emergency setting. Last time, our hot water heater failed the day before my parents arrived for a week's stay. If you'd like to do your own plumbing, I strongly recommend learning to solder on a project that doesn't require the water to the entire house to be off.Thanks to zachninme for taking photos!2008-08-31 Update: Since I know everyone is dying to know how this turned out, I've add a few more pictures. With the right tools and parts in hand, I replaced everything from the broken copper pipe out to the hose bid, and removed the valve inside the wall. The tricky part was mounting a brass 1/2 NPT female to copper 1/2 elbow. Originally, this piece was nailed into a stud and then the copper was soldered on before the walls were finished. I didn't want to make a big hole in the stucco on the exterior wall and I couldn't safely get my torch into the confined space, so I soldered some copper elbows onto this brass elbow and then mounted it with machine screws coming in from behind through the stud (screw heads on the inside where I could access them through the hole in the drywall, and bolts on the other side with the brass elbow where I positioned and tightened them by feel).Having opened a plumbing battle on this front, I decided to fix a bunch of other plumbing problems around the house, which I'll write about shortly in an Instructable.

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How to make a wind up hose reel?

I need a wall mounted hose reel that has a handle that I can wind up.

Question by Fran McKnight 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How to make a portable wall frame for wall panels 2 x 2 1/2 feet each?

I'm making a convention piece that needs to be transported back and forth between different states. The front panels are already created and measure 2 x 2 1/2 feet each totalling a 8 foot height and 10 foot width. Please see image for example. I'm trying to figure out how to make a light weight frame for the panels to mount onto. The reason why the panel pieces are so small is due to shipping limitations so also looking for the frame to be portable as well. The longest size that I can go up to for any piece will be 4 feet in length. The frame will have to be free standing and may go up to 3 feet deep/back behind the wall front. There are no side, ceiling, or back wall to attach to so this will be a truly free standing unit.

Question by prosearchplus 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Standing desk

Check out the new standing desk that I built yesterday. My previous standing desk was working just fine, it just wasn't in the kitchen. Kitchen gravity has been pulling me out of the spare bedroom/office and into the kitchen, where everyone else hangs out. Working on my laptop at the kitchen table was killing my wrists, so I mounted a proper setup to the wall. The LCD is held to the wall with an Ergotron Lx Wall Mount, and the Kensington 60044 Keyboard tray (also seen in my Ergonomic Workstation ), is mounted to a small shelf built from triangular brackets, 2x4's, and a plywood top surface.It seems to be working pretty well, and the kitchen now appears to a have "helm."I've got an Instructable in progress on the keyboard shown in the pictures, so look for that soon.EDIT:How to make a vertical, ergonomic tie-fighter keyboard is done!See the on-the-go version of this standing desk here in Handy Tricks Six.

Topic by ewilhelm 12 years ago  |  last reply 2 months ago


photobooth photos

I have a bunch of classic pohotobooth prints from the fair and such and i want to figure out a cool display for them. just framing them or mounting them on the wall is too boring for these great pictures. any ideas??

Topic by mellamokiwi 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


how to build a wireless electrical light switch?,

to turn on/off say a tubelight, a fan, a plug socket, what are the hardware requirements , with circuit diagrams, which can be easily replace a wall mounted switch board in a household environment

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Motor for ceiling mounted cargo box storage lift?

Hi there, A year or so ago, I purchased a Thule 571 Roof Mount Cargo Box Storage Lift and installed it on the ceiling in my garage.  The ceiling in the garage has a fairly high ceiling though and using the crank that came with the lift is a bit cumbersome to say the least.  I usually have to stand up on a tire of the car in order to reach the crank to turn it efficiently. So the idea popped into my head that wouldn't it be really cool to connect a reversible electric motor to the lift so I could just flip a switch to lift it and then toggle the switch down to lower it.   Here's a link to the specific product I'm using, which I think Thule has discontinued because I couldn't find it on their website tonight:  http://www.overheadgaragestoragesolutions.org/thule-571-roof-mount-cargo-box-garage-storage-solution/ My questions: 1) What size/spec motor should I get? 2) Where can I get the motor from? 3) I'm assuming that any electric motor can be reversible just by swapping polarity in the switch? 4) Do I need a belt to ensure that the motor doesn't spin the worm gear too fast or should it just be a direct connection? 5) Any other thoughts/ideas? There's an open 110v outlet in the ceiling of the garage where the garage door opener is installed, so I could run a power cord to that outlet and then I presume I'll need to run a wired switch down to the wall of the garage where I want to be able to control the lift. Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.  This would certainly make my life a bit easier to be able to quickly and easily raise and lower my ski box onto and off the roof of my car.   Regards, David

Topic by dtepper 7 years ago


how to prepare a animal for taxidermy?

I was wondering if anything is need for when you go out hunting and you would like to get the animals head or body taxidermied so you can mount it on a wall so the animal does not rot. thx.

Question by twodogs 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Need to learn how to wire and install a basic wall-mounted light bulb socket in a dog house, absolute beginner. WILL PAY

I have poured over article after article, and a few "wiring for dummies" type books, but I cannot figure out how to do a simple light socket job. I am not stupid, I can figure out most DIY stuff on my own, but EVERY single tutorial I look at does a poor job at explaining things for someone who doesn't already know how to do it. It feels like I would have to take a college course or read an entire wiring manual just to get the project-specific answers I need, but I am pretty sure its not that complicated. Wiring isn't brain surgery. My project is this: I am trying to install a light bulb socket onto the wall of a dog house, using a wall-mounted socket like this... http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-9875-Porcelain-Incandescent-Lampholder/dp/B00002N7IM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid;=1395899759&sr;=8-2&keywords;=wall+mount+light+socket  (called a "porcelain incandescent lampholder"?) ...and the power source will somehow be pluggable into an extension cord so I can just plug it into the nearby outside wall outlet. I have no problem understanding how to attach it to the wall or make a hole for the wires, but I just don't know what materials to use to install the socket, wire it for power, etc. So far the only thing I have been able to glean is that I need to strip and then attach a certain wire to the "hot spot" and the neutral wire to the "neutral spot", and maybe use armored wires? But how do I strip the metal casing, and how far do I strip it, and how do I attach the other end to a plug, etc, etc... I need to know every tool involved, every step, anytime you are moving something in the wiring, you need to be describing it, use adjectives and plenty of pictures. I understand that this is not a quick question, so I will seriously PAY anyone who can really explain it to me (without me having to ask a billion questions because you made too many assumptions, absolute beginner people). Bad example would be :  "...and then take your base and "word I don't understand" and attach it to your power source, and voila!". I would be willing to pay $10-15 to the person who is the most helpful (I could send it via paypal, or snail mail). Thank you to whoever takes the time to answer.

Question by CurtisAllred 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


During a recent auction of Battlestar Galactica props, I won Saul Tigh's liquor bottle. Now I need a cool display.

It's clear glass, approx 12" tall, six sided, no lid. Any ideas? I'm thinking wall mount - but am open to all suggestions.

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Touchscreen for 14" widescreen laptop

Hello, I'm looking to turn an old laptop into a wall mounted terminal and I was wanting to use a touchscreen as the interface. Does anyone know any good vendors for a cheap 14" widescreen touch overlay or better yet instructions on how to build one? Thanks!

Topic by tesla3090 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How do I install a new electrical outlet? Answered

I need guidance on how to install a new electrical outlet to an existing wall.  My bathroom only has one electrical outlet, and it's located on the vanity light over the sinks (see photo close-up of light outlet on outdated fixture with rad vintage pastel ikat wallpaper).  More info:  Usually this should be pretty easy, since there should be an outlet on the other side of the wall that you can just tap in to; but there's no outlets on the other side of any of these walls (see wall descriptions below).  There are electrical wires running through these walls though, powering lighting and heating.  So, can I just cut a hole in the wall, reach my hand in, grab a random wire, cut it, splice in wiring to a new outlet, and magically everything works?  Probably not that simple.  I can grasp the basics involved in this, but I'm not 100% certain on how to proceed with my situation since I don't think I need to deal with feeding up new separating wiring from the basement but I also just can't easily tap into an adjacent existing outlet.    Floor plan: There's 2 switches at the bathroom entrance: one for the lights, one for the bathroom fan. The light switch controls 2 light fixtures: the one overhead light (it's a light/fan combo) as well as the lighting above the sink.  See scan image for rough sketch of current electrical floor plan. Wall descriptions based on sketch: Left wall: interior wall; on other side of the wall is an electric baseboard heater; door to hallway Bottom wall: exterior wall; window Right wall: interior wall; adjacent room is unfinished "attic" area above garage with sloped ceiling* Top wall: interior wall; adjacent stairwell; wall-mounted light fixture with outlet; small under-cabinet baseboard heating vent thing I would like to know if/how I can tap into the electricity of that sink light fixture to be able to relocate the electrical outlet lower, closer to the sink counter, and possibly off to the side (so, not central to the counter as it currently is).  See scan image for rough sketch of proposed electrical floor plan (ignore birds, I was using scrap paper).  I realize if I were to relocate it off to the side, I'd need to drill through studs and make more more holes in the wall, but that's fine, as I was thinking of creating storage space between the studs anyway. I'm planning on replacing the current sink light fixture with either a) another wall fixture in the same location, b) 2 separate wall fixtures, one above each sink, or c) 3 separate wall sconces, a leftmost one, a center, and a rightmost one.  I haven't decided on what will look and function the best.   I'm sure there was a much more succinct way of asking this question and describing my situation, but I am clueless about electricity and wiring and whatnot.  Despite my inexperience and ignorance I still feel like this is a task I'm capable of, but I'd like to seek the guidance of you wonderful Instructables' folks on how to do this.  I'd like to know where you think the outlet(s) should go based on the information I provided, and then how I get the power to that outlet without electrocuting myself and frying the house.   * I first was going to say that this attic ceiling outlet is the nearest thing to an adjacent outlet, but I just remembered there's an outlet at the top of the stairs, adjacent to the attic (meaning, not on the other side of a bathroom wall).  The attic ceiling outlet is controlled by a light switch inside attic entrance anyway, and this is an insulated roof wall too. 

Question by Pompom 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


HELP! device to hang pots and pans that lowers with electric???

I have very limited space in my kitchen and leave my pots and pans on the stove when i'm not using them but they get in the way.  I remember, in the old days, they had ways to hang them from the ceiling and could raise and lower them with a rope.  Since I have limited space, I was thinking about a copper pipe mounted on a system where you could push a button to raise and lower the pipe along some sort of track mounted to the wall that holds the pipe out 12-18 inches away from the wall.  (Almost like a wire rack shelf idea where the shelf would electronically move up and down.)  I could then hang S hooks from the bar and hand the pots from the hooks and raise them up along the wall, out of the way until I need them and lower them without a pulley or getting a chair.  I can usually manage to change a lightbulb all by myself but I am lost on this idea.  Any inexpensive suggestions???

Topic by fixfireleo 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Need help diagnosing my non-working gas wall heater.? Answered

Hello, I live in Arizona so we just tried to use our gas wall heater for the first time tonight (hasn't been necessary before now).  This is the type of heater we have installed in our hallway/bedroom. http://www.homedepot.com/buy/williams-monterey-50-000-btu-natural-gas-top-vent-wall-furnace-5009622.html#.UJ-qvYaElhE I lit the pilot and then moved up to the thermostat that is mounted on the wall.  I moved the dial from the left (which starts at 50) over to the far right (which stops at 90).  I felt and heard the thermostat click over at about the 65 degree mark (which seems accurate to me), but nothing happens.  Usually, immediately after the thermostat clicks over, the gas flow increases, and the heater starts to do its thing. I have included some pictures of the thermostat, and heater itself.  If someone could tell me which connections I need to check with a volt meter, it would be greatly appreciated. One thing I want to add, we had a light socket go out on the same wall about a month ago, that doesn't seem to be getting any power.  I have tried several new bulbs and it doesn't work.  So I would need to figure out how to check if the thermostat is even getting power as well.  It's possible that the thermostat isn't even getting power. Thanks SOLVED:  Thanks everyone for your replies.  It actually was the solenoid inside of the heater, but the good news is it works fine, a wire just came loose.  Everything is working great now.  I wouldn't have thought to look there if it wasn't for your comments.  Thanks again!

Question by Herdo 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Idea - Help Me Create It!

I want to create, frame, and wall mount a simple screen which automatically refreshes via wifi every day with a new image taken offline. I envision a small screen on my wall that will automatically update with the new astronomy picture of the day (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html) or the wikipedia featured picture or whatever I want.  It will showcase better artwork than anything I can buy and the image will never get old because it will always be changing.  I have no idea how to go about creating this and really hope someone can help.  

Topic by tbor 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Convert antique fireplace to simulated.?

I have a wall-mounted porcelain coal fireplace from a French chateau.  It has isinglass windows, so is amenable to diffused light. BUT, all the electric simulators are too wide to fit.  I tried using candles, BAD idea. Then I tried flickering Christmas lights, too constant and not enough color variation. Any ideas? Thank you! -D

Question by Doc Holliday 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Dead Drop at Instructables in SF? Answered

If you don't know what a dead drop is, it is a USB device mounted in a wall, in a public space where anyone can access it. Anyways, I have heard there is one at the the Instructables HQ in San Francisco. Is it still there, and does anyone know what's on it? Next time I am in San Francisco I will have to check it out!  

Question by your dog 8 years ago


How much power, amps, and voltage would a Panasonic plasma's USB port supply and would it run a computer fan?

I would like to run two small computer tower fans off of the two USB ports on a Panasonic TCP50ST30 plasma TV. I am planning on recessing the tv into the wall so it is not visible from the side and I was going to use the two fans mounted in the wall directly behind the television to draw the heat the tv makes out of the cavity. Is this possible? Each fan uses 1.32 W at 0.11 A with a voltage range of 4- 13 VDC. If not is there any other cost efficient suggestions.

Question by Bubba1648 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


ideas for mounting a lightshade over my DJ / computer workspace from the desk?

I need a little more light to help my live video feeds to be clearer to the viewer. A small desk light is too focused on an area for what I want, and there is not the right floorstanding lamp for the purpose. so I have decided to go the custom route... I am not looking to add anything to the light circuit in the room, from the cieling rose, or the mains sockets, as tthese already have enough plugged in. I have got an led bulb - http://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Unidirectional-LED-Capsule-Bulb/Pr364131000 This works fine from the external molex connector on the external back face of my computers PSU. The shade I'm going to use is this: http://www.diy.com/nav/decor/lighting/indoor-lighting/light_shades/-specificproducttype-black___white_shades/-colourderived%3Eblack/Tezz-Metal-Pendant-Shade-9956483 the problem I have is I want it to be positioned above the desk where my equipment is. I cannot fix into eiter the wall or ceiling, due to them not supporting anything of any weight, therefore it must be fixed to the desk. I have my laptop and monitor on clamp-on arms - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vertical-Monitor-Clamp-Cable-Mountain/dp/B001B7DT5E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid;=1358138450&sr;=8-2 which it could be fixed to. I am also open to other ideas as well This is where I need some ideas and input on what I could use to get it in the right place. What could I use and how?

Topic by djrickdawson 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Can someone tell me how to connect 12v computer case fans directly to a external wall mount power supply in UK?

I am building a laptop cooler/stand/usb hub for my GCSE product design coursework, and I am planning on using 2 of http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=45438 fans (12v). I want to connect them both to an external power supply, but the problem is that it uses a 4 pin connection if i'm right, I think it is molex? If I am not wrong, it has 4 cables, probably 2 black,1 yellow, 1 red. Which cables should I wire to where of an external power supply, an wall mountable would be the easiest. I live in UK so if anyone can give me any insight on where I can buy an external 12v power supply for the fan, please tell me!

Question by shogosuzuki94 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Any suggestions on how to build a rotating solar sunflower?

Any suggestions on how to build a rotating sunflower (span of about 3 or 4 feet) to hang on a wall (sunflower will be made of fabric or perhaps a sticker image on foam)? It's in front of a series of large windows, so I'd like it to be solar powered. I was thinking of working with toy motors, but I think the RPMs would be way too fast - I'd like it to move fairly slow, maybe completing a full rotation in about 10 seconds or so. Any suggestions on what type of motor/solar combination (and where I can get these items) would be great. I'm trying to mount these on walls (multiple numbers of them in different sizes).

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Fairy Lights

Hi I have an idea but dont want to buy stuff and its a bad idea in the end. Now is it safe to put christmas lights in a pvc tube that has drill holes. With an opaque plastic cover. I would like the holes to be of different sizes and in random locations or in a wavy idea. I am not sure of how to mount to a wall horizontally or vertically. I like the idea of led;s because they make no buzzing . Maybe someone got any ideas? Thanks 

Topic by enoted 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Digital Picture Frame from LCD Monitor

I am trying to explore the most cost effective and quality solution to my wish for a 22-26in Digital Picture Frame for 300 or less. This is something I would mount to my wall and hope to have no more than 1 wire dangling dwn from the frame (pwr supply). Do anyone have suggestion on how this would be easiest to accomplish? Suggestions? Thanks in advance, Sharon

Topic by photojunkie 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Component to switch multiple data lines?

I'm looking for a component that I don't know the name of because I have very little electronics experience and asking google these types of things seems to get me everywhere except where I need to be. What I think I need is something that will allow me to switch between four different data lines simultaneously but default to four other lines. For example: Input 1 has four lines. Input 2 has four lines. There is one output with four lines.Real World Problem:I bought a digital picture frame for super cheap and didn't get a chance to research it. It is powered by a USB wall transformer. When the picture frame is receiving power from the wall, it displays the images. When it's plugged into the computer, it goes into update mode and mounts a drive that you can copy images to.What I Want Now:To be able to flip a switch and have it change from USB wall transformer to USB PC. So, from the above: input 1 = USB wall power, input 2 = PC USB, output = picture frame. The switch box would have a 2x USB Mini-A inputs and one USB Type A output.What I Want Later:I imagine it's trivial(?!) to change the physical switch out for a 555/556 timer and two potentiometers so that I can have set a Frequency and Duration of changing from the default wall power to the PC's USB power.What I Get:A picture frame that every x minutes switches to the PC for y minutes so that I can write an application to look for a newly mounted volume called KODAKFRAME (just an example) and create images for it of things like the latest news and weather or maybe even just change out the pictures for variety.My Real Motives:I'm an IT guy and would love to use this as an auxiliary display for info that isn't critically time sensitive such a free disk space, recently received FTP files, etc.Thanks in advance,3Toe

Topic by 3ToedBoxTurtle 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Mook Jong construction free standing instructions?

I am looking for information on building a Mook jong(Wooden Dummy). I would need one that is free standing, not wall mounted. Also, where would I buy the needed wood for the body? I am looking for a rather simple plan not one that is complicated. I am not looking to make one of plywood but rather a solid piece of wood. the leg for the Mook Jong confounds me as well.

Question by wolfofthewhitemt 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago