interior wall help

17x 25 ft room-8 ft interior wall-taking out only 3 feet of it--can I attach support beams from the joist to the rafters in the attic to help supprt the span or do I need to do a header

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What is the best LED type for interior lighting?

 I am wanting to improve the light quality in my sailboat. I would like to build fixtures and controls myself and this looks like a good place for DIY ideas. I have a mix of light bulbs and none are serving all that well. All are 12VDC. All lighting will be powered from the 12V house batteries. The best light I have comes from halogen 20 watt bulbs but they generate too much heat and consume too much power. LED replacement bulbs I have tried so far are not so great for interior light quality and cost aprox $40 to $50 USD each and I have 10 fixtures with both red and white bulbs plus 5 reading lights. Total replacement cost could be aprox $1000 USD. Then the other problem is the light is a bright point and can be a bit blinding if your look in the direction of the fixture. I am thinking of wash lights for most lighting and keeping the reading lights for...  well, for reading. I do have an acceptable LED for the reading lights but always on the look out for a better one.  I have been on aircraft that used all LED interior lighting and it was the best LED lighting I have ever seen. The systems used a combination of white LED dome lights and RGB side wall wash lighting. The wash lights could be tuned to an impressive range of color including very pleasant white. So I know it is at least possible get really good light from LED's. Downside to this is it's expensive and designed for 28VDC from aircraft power. The controller was a dedicated cabin interior control module and computer. The other requirement for the boats interior lighting is to have red light for use while underway at night to help keep the night vision. Red LED's I have used for this are very harsh and poor quality for getting around in the cabin. I would like to try RGB LED's for a wash lighting system that will give either white or red. Preferably with both variable and dim-able so it can be tuned or programed as desired. The control modules I have found so far make a lot of claims for their multi-color capabilities but not about their steady on white light quality. Again I am interested in white and red lighting however if a large variation of colors is a side effect that can be turned on for fun thats fine but not needed. I would be happy to document my project and post it here if I find a good DIY solution. So far I have found a couple of RGB controls here and may try one but I would like to hear about the white light quality before I start buying parts. My homework for now will be to calculate an actual quantity of light needed and how many controls I would need/want.  Thanks for your ideas.

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Does anyone know of an instructable about how to sew automotive upholstery? you know the double stitching and all? Answered

I would like to learn how to stitch my own auto interior.  Like a lamborghini quality job. Id love to save 5 to 10 thousand dollars and learn how to do it myself. Id like my interior to look like this one (see photo).

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What's the best kind of paint used to paint ceramic tile? Answered

I'm thinking about painting the ceramic tile in our foyer. It should be able to stand wear and tear (and be walked upon)! Any suggestions?

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Is there any classic car interior instructables out there? or a third party website perhaps? Answered

I have recently inherited  a jaguar mk2 from my grandfather, however due to negligence the interior is completely shot, ive identified three ares with follow up instructable in the future as; upholstery (floors ceiling and seats) interior electronics  veneer wood panelling does any one know where to get a start on any of these topics? thank you  p.s not my image it is just a display of a jaguar mk 2

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How much MORE would you pay for a old car that had a nice, clean and detailed interior? Answered

Trying to sell a car $500 for a ford falcon GLi, dirty interior. how much MORE would u pay for a good interior, fully detailed?

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How can I fix peeling paint in bathroom? Latex paint was put directly on new drywall without using primer under it. Answered

Paint is now cracking, then curling up in dime to quarter-sized pieces in about a 3x3 foot section above the shower in bathroom.

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DIY radiator design considerations?

I plan to build a radiator for a room. I can do the physics i.e. heat transfer etc. My question is really to any heating engineers out there: Are there any design considerations that I need to include so that the new radiator does not upset the existing central heating system (that heats the whole house). Thanks in advance.

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Help with altoids tin interior lighting?

I am currently planning out an altoids tin accordion- style wallet and I want it to be lit up with led lights on the inside. I figure one light will do so it with stay simple. I was hoping to wire it in a way that it takes up little room and the light would turn on when the tin opens rather than hitting a switch or button, however, I can't for the life of me think of a way to do this. If anyone could give me ideas or blueprints for a small led circuit that is completed by opening the altoids tin housing it sits in, it would be so greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Redecorating My Home

Anybody have any good ideas for home decor, redecorating? Just moved into a new apartment, really bland white walls, old kitchen, etc. Want to redo, get a more personalized, hip, modern feel. Thinking of redoing the walls first, trying to find a really cool unique look. I have some cool artwork of my own, want to integrate that all into the design somehow... If anyone has any suggestions, ideas, products you like, etc. please let me know! Need all the ideas I can get...

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New metal frame house, interior walls and ceiling ideas

Ok, guys I am planning my next house. I want to build a metal single level kit house over a basement.Like most of you, I can't leave well enough alone. I am always thinking about change, i.e. put up a ceiling fan, add recessed lighting, drop a new ethernet line where I need it, etc. So in thinking about the walls and ceiling of the new house I want your input.First I was thinking of making the interior wall height 10', then I can install a drop ceiling at what every level I want. Later, i can change the drop ceiling at will. Above the drop ceiling, on the underside of the rafters, insulate with rigid foam insulation (maybe the top side of the rafters?).Next the walls. I plan to spray foam insulation between the 24" studs. Drywall seems to be too permanent. What could I put up, durable enough for the occasional bumps when installing furniture, but could be removed if something needs to be added behind it? I have a thought about putting up a shelving system, but that wouldn't work on every wall. Again, I appeal to the hive mind for suggestions.Help a DIY addict,Ralph

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How do I preserve a cardboard box so that it will last as a storage container for the tool that came in it?

The box interior has a shaped cutout (also cardboard) to hold the tool in place so the blade is protected. The box is non-corrugated cylinder board.  I need to preserve both the interior and exterior

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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?

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Food safe material to line or seal a metal ball? Answered

I have an aluminum rice steamer ball that I need to seal the interior of.  It will hold candies so it needs to be food safe.  I'm looking for either some sort of food safe epoxy or silicone material that I can use to either just plug the steamer ball holes or line the entire interior surface.  Any ideas?

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Would a floating desk made made with an interior door be practical, or should i find a sturdier material?

I've been thinking about making a desk for my new room. The best place for it would be to put in a a corner. I'm looking at dimensions of 41x21". What i want to do is make it floating so that i wouldn't have leg posts in my way. I've seen elsewhere floating shelves made from interior doors and was thinking about incorporating that into my desk design. What i want to do is cut an interior door to this 41x21" dimension. Then hang it up just like you would a floating shelf. Because it's in a corner i would have the advantage of being able to cleat not only the back but also one of the sides. Once i had it in place i planned to put a supporting bracket on the floating side for a little extra support. I just wanted to know what other people thought of this idea. Would it make a sturdy enough desk, or should i use a different material than the door?

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how to install a enterior door with prehung doors? Answered

I am replacing our interior door with prehung door, how do I do this

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rustoleum epoxy appliance paint on wood?

Hello all, I'm building a DIY wood aquarium conopy/hood and I'm thinking of using Rust-Oleum appliance spray paint for the interior, was wondering if anyone has every used it on wood? Or any suggestions for aquarium hood interior paint. Thinking of either that or using some white spray paint and then a top coat of spar urethane? Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!

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How can I build an interior stone column around two wood posts?

I want to use local fieldstones to build a column around two wooden posts in my basement. The floor is concrete and the ceiling is stippled. I have access to stones on our property. Do I fasten rebar and/or mesh to the 6"x6" posts? How do I do this? The posts stand about a foot and a half apart. My goal is to hide the posts but maybe leave a gap between them for access to the electrical outlet that presently comes down from the ceiling and/or a little shelf between the two. The floor to ceiling height is 7' 6". 

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Is there some sort of rigid tubing with a 40 mm interior diameter to fit an airsoft grenade?

What material, size and thickness of tubing (pvc, abs, copper) would be necessary to fit a 40 mm airsoft grenade inside of. It would need to be either 40mm exactly or slightly larger, although I'm not sure how much larger it could be.

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Do it yourself

I want to open an interior supporting wall and make a six foot wide by four foot tall pass thru window/bar counter between the kitchen and living room. Do I have to build a header for the opening?

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Problem with too much window condensation

I have double pane, insulating glass house windows that collect condensation during the winter heating months. The condensation is not between the panes, it is inside the home. The water builds up and runs down onto the wood frame causing rot. It occurs only on the bottom inch or two of the window. The home is in Northern Wisconsin where it is commonly 20 deg F outside and 70 deg F inside. The interior humidity is controlled and not excessive. Aside from setting the interior humidity to desert-like conditions, how can I remove the moisture and prevent further damage to the frame? Desiccant bags? Solar powered fans? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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How to bring more light into the hallway by cutting panels into interior doors and installing frosted acrylic panels? Answered

Three hallway doors with large amount of outside light coming in. I want to bring that light into the hallways by installing frosted acrylic or pelixiglass panels in the doors. Rather than buy pre-made doors, I want to use the existing doors, save money and save landfills.

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Can this be done?

Can I wire these lights so i can plug them into a outlet in the house? http://www.ebay.com/itm/6PC-FLEXIBLE-NEON-LED-MILLION-COLOR-INTERIOR-LIGHT-KIT-/280602064035?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp;=mtr&hash;=item41552fb4a3 

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6ht gen iPod packaging

Anyone that bought a 6th gen iPad Nano still have all the packaging? I have a project in mind to repurpose the plastic packing, and I could use either the interior paper packaging for reference, a decent scan of it, or a vector image.

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HOW DO YOU MAKE VELCRO TAPE? Answered

I HAVE ACTUALLY MICRO-SCOPED THE INTERIOR OF A VELCRO AND I HAVE OBSERVED THAT ONE ONE SIDE  IS FULLY COVERED WITH THREAD AND THE OTHER HAS PLASTIC RINGS.

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3D etching on Carboard questions:What sorts of finishing can I make on top of interlocked carboard (123dmaker) to look professional?

 I want to make a 2 meter tall sculpture of a face but  I need to know what are the possible finishings for this sculpture,  and can I put the borders on stacked carboard and the interior on interlocked carboard.? how do I do that? is there a finishing that looks as good as this? https://www.instructables.com/id/Fine-Art-from-Cardboard/ maybe crazy textures finishings, do you know any? this technique is massive in terms of carboard usage, can I use grided technique on the interior? How would I do that? https://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Statue-of-Liberty-Bust-using-123D-Make/  

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3v led strip?

I need to source a large quantity of light sources for interior emergency use. Needs to be a short, 300mm multi led light strip powered by a 3 v watch battery, with a mercury type position switch. Any ideas  where I could have them made?

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I have a ge moogram advantium microwave ?

The interior light bulb needs to be replaced - purchased 6-07. Repair wants $65 plus labor & part. Anyone know how to replace it. There are instructions for the Profile series but the Monogram has a different setup with a trim kit

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Anybody know how i can get a car under 200 - 100 pounds?

I'm trying to get a car for a project , It will help if it runs , Interior doesn't need to be perfect but i'd like to not do too much welding etc on the exterir ?

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Remodeling the bathroom

People today are more conscious of how their bathrooms look than ever before. The concept of bathrooms have now undergone a change from one of mere functionality to include elements of relaxation. The bathroom   now has many facilities that add to your bathing experience. The market offers some of the best equipments and many elegant fittings like the bath tubs, shower cabinets, massage showers, designer tiles etc.   The interior of the bathrooms can be given a great look by changing the floor and wall tiles. The color of the bathroom can be something soothing to the mind and the body. Elegant light fixtures can be used to beautify the bathroom interiors. There are brass fixtures that adorn the bathroom interiors and make it look regal. The designers of bathroom understand the need for spacious and well-kept bathrooms. That's why, they use designs that optimize the available space without compromising on the ease of use.   Re-doing bathrooms have become an important element of house renovation. The beauty of the bathroom has to be maintained properly with the help of designer tiles and flooring. The materials used in the floors and the walls can be of a material that is durable as well as easy to clean. By designing bathroom, you can make your whole house look good and impart a feel good factor.

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Just found out: Clean inside of a thermos - Simple!

I just had to clean my thermos prior the tournament tomorrow. A quick peek inside revealed some stubborn residue. Propably furring (chalky deposits) from the boiling water i use to make tea in them... (we have quite "hard" water with lots of calcium). The throat of the bottle (Full-metal thermos) was too narrow for normal cleaning-brushes... I fortunately had a bag of rice standing around and thought  "Hm... Hard and small things"! So i quickly added half a handfull of dry rice in the thermos and a bit of cold water (2-3 spoons). Then i shook it a bit and poured the rice out. The inside was quite clean and almost "pristine" again. This method should also work for thermoscans with glass-interiors. Another (better) way of doing that is propably (but ONLY if you have a METAL-Interior!) to add a hand of sand or fine gravel with some wather (Maybe even a bit of dishsoap) and give it a shake. Again: Only do the sand/gravel if your thermos does not have a glass-interior!! Have fun and enjoy a good drink while outside! :)

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pocket watch swap?

I bought a pocket watch with a cool case for a good price but its electronic mechanism is kind of flaky and i have been jealous of my friends mechanical watch.  so i am wondering on how hard it is to do a swap on the interior.  http://www.justmanga.com/jmcover/FMAWATCH01.jpg

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Can anyone help me out with some fiberglass mold making techniques or tips?

I am wanting to do a custom center console and door panels for my Honda Civic out of fiber glass and or carbon fiber, but I am not sure how to go about getting started with making the mold. If anyone could give some advice, tips or techniques I would greatly appreciate it.

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Sedge Hat

I would love to see some instructables on making traditional Asian headwear such as sugegasa (sedge hats) and booshi from properly gathering and preparing the materials to actually constructing the hat.  I am particularly interested in seeing how a sugegasa is constructed with an appropriate interior (the straw/bamboo is not supposed to rest directly on the head). 

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What would be the best way to construct a kiln?

I'd like to build a kiln with an interior roughly 8 cubic feet (2' x 2' x 2'). Does anyone have any experience making such a device or have any suggestions on how to do it? If it is only practical to build a smaller one, that's perfectly fine as well. Thanks

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Is there any one out there that is building or has built the aquarama riva 1:10 scale RC boat from John-toms.com? Answered

I have been working on this boat for a couple weeks now and the body of the boat was fairly self-explanatory, but I Am having trouble trying to figure out the interior. Is there anybody out there that can help?

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Has anybody used an LED dome kit to make their own mini-LED photo panel?

I was thinking about making a micro led light panel using one of those LED interior light kits.  It seems to me that it'd make a pretty decent budget imitation. The real deal.   DIY solution? Any thoughts?

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Is there any way to find more info about a tranzistor?

I need to replace one on a circuit board, which controlls interior car lighting fade-in/out (12V).The lettering in it is extremely small but I can make out NP100. When I look at catalogs, I should also know the wattage, but I have no way to find out. Thanks!?

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Stain glass windows. How do I repair crackes in an old stain glass window?

Stain glass window. I have an old stain glass window that I will be putting in an interior wall of my new home. I need to repair the frame and fix a feew small crackes in the glass. Thanks for any help. Pat

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What's a good wall color for a room with dark green carpet?

Currently the walls and ceilings are white, and the carpet as stated is dark green. It feels very cold in that room. It is northeast facing. Photo is of shoes on the carpet in this room.

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Floating Desk

I've been thinking about making a desk for my new room. The best place for it would be to put in a a corner. I'm looking at dimensions of 41x21". What i want to do is make it floating so that i wouldn't have leg posts in my way. I've seen elsewhere floating shelves made from interior doors and was thinking about incorporating that into my desk design.  What i want to do is cut an interior door to this 41x21" dimension. Then hang it up just like you would a floating shelf. Because it's in a corner i would have the advantage of being able to cleat not only the back but also one of the sides. Once i had it in place i planned to put a supporting bracket on the floating side for a little extra support.  I just wanted to know what other people thought of this idea. Would it make a sturdy enough desk, or should i use a different material than the door?

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Where can i get cockpits for fiddlersgreen models?

I am making a card model from fiddlersgreen, (http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/models/aircraft/Bell-P39-Airacobra.html) and it showed you how to make clear canopies. it looks like a great, and easy idea, but I have no idea where to get the interior. can someone please help me?

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A/C-Broke for Aerostar. Need ideas for simple/inexpensive roof replacement?

How to get the van interior cooled without spending too much. Considering cheap 110 volt honda generator, can use for other things. plug in small room A/C or roof venting unit?  Buy used would keep costs down. Watcha think? goguddy

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I want to build a heatpipe to move heat (30 watts/hr) from the interior of my refrigerator to the exterior of my house

during the winter. I am considering using a 1/2 copper tube capped filled with ethanol, water or acetone. I plan on Adding the fluid (how much?)to the open tube heating one end with a torch and soldering on the second cap to seal the tube and create a vacuum. any ideas would be appreciated.?

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how to make simple and cheap home sound proofing?

My home is on 2nd floor,just beside a busy road . due to ts construction materials and elevation sound pollution is more and unbearable.  as its the accommodation provided by the company i cannot modify its elevation, etc, but i can upgrade its interior. i need methods, metatarsals which helps me to reduce its noise.

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how do i seal and coat the inside of my microwave?

The microwave interior (where you put the food) rusted out in one corner i need to fill it (with what ) and coat it to make it look good and be properly sealed but with what do i coat it? so far everything i have used has caught on fire. thank you   

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How do I replace basement windows that are metal framed and installed in concrete?

How do I measure and replace a basement window that has a metal frame and is partially installed in the concrete. I need to know how to measure the replacement window and how to install it in the space of the old window. I think I will need to remoave the interior window and leave the metal frame, but I am not sure how.

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What should I power my rc car based robot on? it uses 6 1.5v batteries.

I have an erector rc car and i am using all of the interior components. The system runs on 6 1.5 volt batteries, and i want to reduce the amount of space that takes up. is there any other sort of battery(s) equel to 6 1.5volts?

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