I want to dehumidifie my house with less money?

Asked by holodream 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

how does a pmw controller work?

What shows that a panel is connected and that now its working

Asked by cleofass 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

what to do with egg cartens.? Answered

I have about 15 egg cartens. what do i use them for.

Asked by THECHINABOY 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

dog house

Is it possible to make an outside dog house using the frame of a wire crate. Possibly building the wood around the wire frame?

Posted by Terriestephens 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

how to make a dolls house? Answered

I want to make a doll's house with lights please for my sylvanian families! Please help. (>'-')> Thanks.

Asked by chivesy 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

looking for creative ideas for a kids play house...suggestions?

Asked by daevsc 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

how to make a wooden dolls house for barbie dolls? Answered

Asked by geneveve 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

How to build a doll house out of a steamer trunk?

I would like to build my daughter a doll house out of an antique steamer trunk and am wonding if anyone has done it or seen it done.

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

can anyone tell me how to make lite up house numbers?

I want to know if anyone knows how to make a lit up house number w/ or without 110v

Asked by the5thone 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

We are building a house and it is time to have the wiring done, do we want the house wired for CAT5???

It is time to have our home wired we have decided on the surround sound, TV cable-but we have been asked about CAT 5 wire??? I'm not sure what all this entails -- we have been told different things by a couple different people-- you can use this for home phone, internet, and other things. Can someone tell me how this works?

Asked by kholder 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

What's cheaper to build- 1 story, 1 1/2 story or 2 story house? Assume all are about 2000 Sq Ft?

Looking into having a home built. Want to know which is easier to build thus cheaper to build.

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

um i dont know if this is for queastions or not.. but how can i make cleaning funner? (im eleven).? Answered

Idk the question says it all lol

Asked by joigene27 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

My condo apartment smells of chemicals like paint.

I am living in a condo (apartment Building, 2nd Floor). For the last 5 days my house smells of chemicals like paint or something very close to the paint . In the living room we have small office area with computer and printer where smells very strong. Also this smell is in the kitchen, in the bedroom, all over the apartment. I am the only one that can smell it. It is not paint. The refrigerator works ok, the stove is electric and the furnace is turned off.  The Consumers checked for gas, but there was non. Who should I call in order to come and detect where  this smell is coming from? 

Posted by Aladana 3 years ago | last reply 1 day ago

I need help/guide in creating a Led Name Plate for My House...

I basically want to make A Custom LED Name Plate My Ideas: A Metal Plate. Very Small Sized Drilling In the Plate To show the Name and Address A Circuit Board Full of "COLOR CHANGING LED's"(Which Changes Color every 5-10 secs A seal to be fitted between the panel and the Led Panel Box(How do i make a box?) Sealed To Ensure Its Water Proof Voltage Input:Better To be AC.... I can make the Metal Plate very easily but, "Expert People" please please help me how to make the LED circuit board and the LED panel Box??? How to make the holes Visible to Ensure Light passes and It Has yet to be Totally Water Proof(The LED panel and the perforated Plate).... And how to Properly Fit (Whole Unit) it with the Pillar To make it Water Proof and bug proof..... Please help me out....Any guidance shall be highly appreciated.....  

Asked by sheryardk95 6 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

I have COPD and need O2 at home.How to lift cylinders up using the outside wall.House is reinforced concrete Answered

The delivery guy says he needs help to get my cylinders up my stairs, which is a very fair comment.I live in the Philippines where a block a nd tackle are unknown!I guess an electric motor with a cable is the answer.I am not a technical sort so help me please, thank you                 the picture shows the layout but where the cylinders go is to the right.I will remove 2 balustrades for cylinders.

Asked by robin yates 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

Instructions on building a dog house out of wooden pallets?

Has anyone built a outdoor dog house out of wooden pallets? Any instructions?

Asked by bjnothem 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

knex simple maciene house contest

(Click on link.) who can make the best knex simple maciene house ?

Posted by knex gun and grenade maker 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Rolling House

The Roll It is an experimental house design that was developed at the University of Karlsruhe. To use the house in a different way, just walk along the inside to roll it to create a new up and down. There's a bed, an exercise area, and even a kitchen with a sink. I really wish I could find an explanation of how that last one works. Roll It via Core77

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

"There's a Mouse in my House!!"

There is a mouse in my house!! Isn't he cute!! Any suggestions as how to get rid of him? He has taken a nibble of every single packet in my grocery cabinet.. Must have been looking for a tasty one. Any suggestions would be helpful. Oh... and I do not want to kill him. Thanks

Posted by Lftndbt 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

electric house windows

If windows could be closed and opened automatically, it could extensively help regulate inside air temperature- a big boon to those of us with no AC. Coupled into a remote-control house, it might reduce electrical consumption and/or increase comfort extensively. I am imagining an add-on to the type of windows that slide up and down; seems the type that opens with a crank would be very easy to retrofit, but they aren't very common, and not very insulating, in my experience.

Posted by whittey 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

Oops, now what? Answered

Asked by yokozuna 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Can someone tell me how I can wire a doll house? It's spring break and I'm bored.?

I'm really bored and I want to make a wired dollhouse because it's a cool project. It doesn't matter if its for a cardboard box. I just wanna know.

Asked by lakerman23 9 years ago

I'd like to do an artistic project using old house keys.?

I have quite a few brass, aluminum, and other metal keys from padlocks, door locks and the like. I'd really like to create something using them. I doubt they'd make a good trivet since they conduct heat. I just can't come up with anything useful and pretty to make. I know there are many creative minds here and I'd like to tap into them.

Asked by caspringer 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


We have land to build on and would like to build Owen Geiger's Beachcomber house. Would you be able to give us a rough estimate for building from well and septic to walls, kitchen and bathrooms, etc.?  Thank you.

Asked by cgherrera 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

Suggestions plz*** Outdoor Cat House!!!

Hi guys, I have a cat box that my indoor cats hated. (here's direct link if the images i uploaded didn't work:  http://www.wayfair.com/New-Age-Pet-Habitat-n-Home%25E2%2584%25A2-Litter-Box-Cover-NEW1075.html ) I'd like to configure this into an outdoor cat house. I would put it in the shed which has missing front doors so it will already be protected from rain/leaks. I would like to use Styrofoam on the outside of the box for insulation. What would be the best way to attach it? Just duct tape? There are A LOT of animals in my neighborhood thanks to the woodlands and a pond about a quarter mile from our house. If I make the door opening just small enough so Whitey can fit, will this keep out raccoon and possums?  I plan to cut an escape door too! I also to use 8x8 carpet pieces, cut them in half, and screw them in so that helps keep the warmth. Any suggestions would be appreciated!! Thank you :)

Posted by lizlove87 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

Advice on making exterior more appealing.

I am in the process of renovating my house.  I have redone the porch with pvc balusters and columns but it still needs something and I don't know what it is.  Maybe the porch needs painted a different color or maybe shutters.  Im just not sure.  Anybody got any advice?

Posted by brian41527 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

Have you got the bottle?

These chaps have built houses entirely out of either glass bottles or plastic bottles.I saw pictures of the first on BBC Newsround (kids' news) - it looks quite good. I haven't found pictures of it online, but I have found this old oneI can't help wondering what they look like at night...

Posted by Kiteman 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago

What do to keep from being nervous all the time?

Asked by Lovebitten 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

line-x price? Answered

I had an idea for a house building process involving the use of line-x, however, i cannot find it's price anywhere, so i would like to know how much does it cost to apply a layer of it on a wall per m2. Also, does it take any special equipment to apply it or just any spray paint gun?

Asked by tgferreira184 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

HELP I'm looking for the instructable of a super-cool Halloween house

I'm pretty sure it was in the Halloween category. It was lit up with all different colors, had boards across the windows. I even made a comment on it. I wanted to show my husband but now I can't find it... Anyone know where it is? (Not geographically, but on the site LOL) Thanks :-D

Posted by notalis1970 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Real Estate Question:? Answered

I have looked all over the internet... but cannot find the answer to this question. my step father rented a house to some people and they built a shed. they surrendered the keys and everything, and the court ordered eviction was completed. now he is sueing for the amount they owe, and they want their shed. my step father (landlord) apparently wants the shed now. i am going to ask on yahoo answers, but that isnt allowed at the school, and that is where i am now... sooo, any realtors out there? i live in suffolk virginia, if that is of any help. thanks

Asked by macmccune 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Trouble with entry to contest

Hey, Just publish an instructable Slide show for the Gingerbread Slideshow contest. I received an e-mail saying it was excepted, but it does not show up in the group, nor does it show up in the community searches. I can see it in my account, but nowhere else. Any help would be appreciated. Happy Holidays Scooter76

Posted by scooter76 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

How do you get paint to adher to a concrete verandah?

My home has a large varandah that is smooth concrete and it looked poor so I bought special paving paint but it peeled off pretty quickly. I used steam to clean surface and a wire brush to make sure that the paint would have the best chance of adherring but it did not work. The paint began peeling within a few weeks.

Asked by rmyardley 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

I need a small wood burning stove for a fish house?

Asked by TammieBarry 8 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

Warehouse House

Ever since i was 12, i've wanted to live in a warehouse, 1000+ square feet. my plan would be to build an apartment (myself) on the inside, out or 2x4s, etc. I would build the inner house to code, insulate and heat it (so i wouldnt have to heat a million cubic feet), and just do all the stuff you can only do when you live in a warehouse. like ride a go-kart between your bedroom and kitchen, and have a trampoline in your living room. Now that i'm approaching the age of "hey, you're gonna be 23 soon, you'd better start thinking about a house", this is becoming more and more appealing to me. Anyone have any input on procedures, policies, zoning regulations, bills, etc? If (when) i do it, i'll most assuredly post an 'ible.

Posted by falcotheimpaler 9 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

Homemade Barbie Dollhouse and Furniture?

My husband and I are making our daughter's a homemade Barbie doll house and all the furniture, etc to go in it. I was just wondering if anyone had done this before and if they had any suggestions or measurements?

Asked by mrsjank 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

I have a light bulb conundrum? Answered

 I have a house circuit of 3 sockets, one per bulb, the first socket has had more burnt bulbs than the rest of the circuit, as a matter of fact, 3 times as many! is wattage the problem? thanks

Asked by led235 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Foldable floating house for two

Hello everyone. I have plans for foldable and floating house fit for 2 people with WC, 2 beds, 2 fishing chairs with tables and maybe a bbq :) I dont have the money to build it but its a dream of mine. I'll be happy if someone is interested and actually build this thing. when folded its 250sm / 150sm / 50 sm h. For the materials i can use steinless steal squares for base, old inner tires for support, light aluminium rods for the roof, some watter resistent fabric for the walls and some custom made beds and tables. I'm working on pictures with some lame architecture program and i'm posting them as soon as i can. I also have schematics of the joints and locking systems ... well if anyone is interested let me know

Posted by WishKeeper 4 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

House Boat (Suggestions/ideas/brainstorming/etc. I want everyone's opinion)

Okay! Summer project time. I've been collecting acid barrels from my dad's work. Each 55 gallon, plastic drum, is 35 inches high and 24 inches in diameter (90 x 60cm) can hold 460 pounds in fresh water. At the moment, I have 9 barrels. I get another every month, so by mid-springtime, I will have 12 barrels. My question to you, is how would you go about making a house boat, or floating platform. I don't have a specific use for it, just a place to get away with friends or by myself. I would like some kind of canopy. I live about 25 minutes away from the river I plan to set my boat on. A friend of mine has a decent sized trailer, and that is what we would haul it on. My other question is, would I have to have my house boat licensed, or 'labeled' to be legal? Thanks in advance, some sketches would be appreciated. :D

Posted by bumpus 9 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

Melodic House Music

Hi guys! I figured I might try sharing what I've made here. Recently I've gotten the full version of FL Studio and during some spare time, I enjoy composing my own music. I mainly stick to the Melodic House genre, as it is my favourite type of music. Anyhow, here's my most recent project, I've worked for quite some time on this one, and I think its pretty good, at least in my opinion. Could you guys tell me what you think, and perhaps some tips and stuff to work on for my next composition. It really would mean a lot, thanks and I hope you enjoy. Also, for those of you who have FL, I wouldn't mind giving tips as well! https://soundcloud.com/koolcoasterkid/dimensions There are also 2 other recent songs on my Soundcloud channel, if you are interested as well.

Posted by koolcoasterkid 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

Floor Plans

I own a house in one city, and work in another.  In order to avoid driving back and forth everyday, I have bought a small lot and plan to build a small house there.  I am severly limited by the size of the lot and the money I have to fund the project.  Therefore I have decided not to exceed a 20 foot by 20 foot design. I'm looking for your help.  Attached is a photo of a couple of post-its that I laid out a quick floor plan on.  I've re-arranged it several times, and finally have something I think really maximizes the space available to me.  I'm simply asking if you guys see more ways to do so. Some quick notes- this is far from a final design.  The first post-it is the second floor, and the second is the ground floor.  I'm not sold on the upstairs restroom, it just depends on the slope of the roof I decide on if that will be possible.  In the kitchen, I alloted 2 feet per appliance, but will need a bit more, so it's nine feet wide which should fit.  The doors on both sit rooms will swing out, not in as shown on the second one.  I will base the electric and have a tankless water system based out of the pantry with the washer and dryer.  I would also like to possibly remove the wall that encloses in the the kitchen, but  not sure how that would effect stability. Any thoughts on any aspects of the design are welcome, except for making it bigger.  Thanks!

Posted by yokozuna 7 years ago

Trash Can Trama

I want to build my own version of Trash Can Trauma from the Halloween edition of Make magazine http://makezine.com/halloween2007/trashcan/I got some props and the trash can and was wondering the best way to power it Electrical or pneumatics? if pneumatics are the best way then I can buy an air compressor from Harbor Freight tools for $100 Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Posted by RattandRoll 11 years ago

I have blown a fuse in my room, outlets don't work along with lights, smoke detectors, my room circuit may be blown.Help Answered

So, I was trying to connect wires to my lamp so I could switch it off while laying in bed so I didn't have to get up to turn it off, but I forgot to unplug it while connecting them.  So, I connected the first wire, and then connected the second, and FWWZT a spark jumped out from the wire and everything in my room went dead.  I checked my house, it was ONLY my room that had short-circuted.  I think every outlet in my room is blown, nothing plugged in my room works, while it does in others.  I need help repairing these outlets...  Any ideas?  I live in the United States, so I have 60 cycle, 230-250 V (not sure on the voltage) outlets.  I can't remember the voltage right now.  I checked a few of the outlets already, and they seem fine, no disconnections.  The lights don't work, the smoke detector isn't on, and the outlets don't output power. [EDIT] - Thank you all for your advice, and I will get help from an adult before doing any more with circuits

Asked by Argdeblarg 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

Mozzies and how to keep them outside....

Down here the winter was too short and not cold enough, meaning insect life is literally exploding in numbers already. The house I moved in has badly installed flyscreens on the doors and windows, most likely due to the fact that the house is moving up and down in several points... Anyway, due to the gaps everywhere I found myself with the problem that the mozzies covered my entire front and back door areas. With an unsupporting landlord not even allowing me to replace the bad flysreens with proper ones at my cost I was left with less invasive options to tackle the problem. Before you ask: No I am not even allowed to fix holes in the flyscreens covering the windows :( My next step was to check the local garden center for some natural solutions. Lemon grass seems to do the trick for the inside, the smell also keeps flies away really good. But I had to put the pots in the garden as the ongoing smell gives me headaches. It also did very little to prevent the mozzies from coming inside when I opened any outside door for a few moments. Only way out was to get rid of the mozzie population having daily meeting around my doors. At the local hardware store I found several "surface sprays" and they all stated to be very effective against cockroaches, spiders and other crawling insects - too bad I don't have a problem with them LOL After asking I was informed that those sprays do little to nothing for flying insects, including mozzies and that I would waste my money. During my next shopping trip I got desperate and grabbed a can of surface spray from Aldi. Was under 3 bucks, so I had nothing to loose compared to the 40-80 bucks for a canister of "the good stuff" from the hardware store. At the checkout an old lady asked if I moved into a new house with cockroaches when she saw the spray and I said that I only have a problem with mozzies. She recommended to eat more bananas ROFL Back home it was already too sunny at the front door for the mozzies to show up so I waited till the late afternoon and sure enough I found the area covered with them again. The spray annoyed them badly but I kept spraying all cracks, surfaces and also the gaps at the roof line. Kept checking for a while but could not see any real effect on the mozzies other than swarming around me and trying to suck my blood. Next morning I found the floor at the door covered by a carpet of dead mozzies! I don't mean a few, I am talking enough to take the brrom to clear them up :) Now for the past 5 days the body count is going down quite fast while my door stays free of mozzies. Still have them flying around in "normal" numbers but I can get in and out without a swarm of them following me. Since the product is plant based and considered to be without any side effects on humans or pets I will see how long it lasts and then just spray again - this three dollar can should last throughout the summer... You might wonder why I go through all these troubles... Long story short, I am quite allergic to the bites. Happened as a kid when during a warm summer night at a friends place I got so many bites that the doc gave up counting. He reached over 200 just by counting my head and face to the shoulders... Now I am allergic to the bites, the itch lasts over a week and thebite area swells up to the size of a 50 cent coin with blisters forming after 2 days. You might not get it hat bad but if you do suffer from the bites I found two remedies that help with the itch and reaction: a)  BBQ igniter (the manual push type without batteries)! They work like the expensive clickers you get at the pharmacy but last much longer - plus they require more force. The rounded tip is placed directly onto the bite and when you push the button in to "get shocked" two things happen. First the pressure forces the soliver that causes the reaction into deeper skin layers where there are less receptors for the itch. Secondly the high voltage breaks down certain parts of the soliver making it far less effective to cause harm. Downside is that you might like the shock in certain areas and that you should shock at least 10 to 15 times to get a real benefit from it. b)  Hydrogen Peroxide (3%) You put a drop of H2O2 directly onto the bite or for difficult areas use a soaked cotton bud. Rubbing it in with a cotton bud for a minute or two works best IMHO. You might see your skin turn white or feel a slight burn right where the bite is - that is normal and harmless. The hydrogen peroxide releases oxygen into the skin - this turns the skin white for short period of time. But the oxygen also breaks down the soliver and the byproducts of the body reaction to it. Works great for horse fly bites too. Downside here is that you should not overdo things and that you should test first how sensitive you are to the reaction. A good test is to apply it onto a small cut or scratch to clean it. If you tolerate that then won't even feel it on a mozzie bite. I hope some of this will help you through the summer ;)

Posted by Downunder35m 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


My power bill is through the roof. how would i solar my house??? THX SO MUCH !!!!!

Asked by zombeastly 7 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

build your green house for less than 150 dollars. Answered

Article appeared about 8 weeks ago on building a pvc pipe green house for under + or - 150 dollars. 

Asked by la10fish 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago