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  1. Attic Apartment

    Building & Construction
    Here's what I am looking to do; When I had the "Shop" built on my property in Montana I had the General Contractor use an Attic Truss w/living area. the trusses span 30' and the area created by the trusses is 18' x 60'. Now it's time to build the apartment, however, the cost may exceed my...
  2. Fin Baseboard Heater shut off

    HVAC
    Hello, I live in an apartment complex and I don't have control of the heat. However it is now 55-70 F outside and the heat is still on creating an 80-90 F apartment. How can I turn off the heat or at least cool the apartment down? I've attached a picture of the unit. Please note their is a red...
  3. Small Apartment Contest

    Interior Decorating
    Hello! My studio was recently featured in the running in Apartment Therapy's Small Cool contest. I've been working really hard to made our tiny place livable for two people and designed in a way that represents us both all on a very modest budget. I'm a big fan of refinishing hand-me-down...
  4. DIY Rental Apartment Contest

    Interior Decorating
    Hello! Our rental is in the running for Apartment Therapy's 2015 Small Cool Contest. We have DIY-ed through this entire rental; we've painted, changed faucets, swapped fixtures, added hardware...you name it, we've done it! We even painted the stained, off-white linoleum counter top to resemble...
  5. Soundproofed a Door, Need Help Hiding!

    Interior Decorating
    So I moved into a new rented apartment and my bedroom looks hideous and I have a few problems. -First issue is there was a door connecting my bedroom to another that has since been soundproofed with styrofoam and duct tape. How do I cover this? I thought tapestry but it looked weird when...
  6. Add washing machine hookup away from plumbing riser in high-rise apartment

    Plumbing
    I'm in the market for a new apartment in NYC, where having a washer/dryer in your apartment is highly desirable. Some of the apartments listed are in buildings that allow washer/dryer hookups, but I would like to know if it is possible to add a washer hookup, when the location is not directly...
  7. Soundproofing Apartment, inside and from outside

    General DIY Discussions
    I need advice on what to do and materials to help soundproof my new apartment so that less outside noises get in and less of my own noise goes out and disturbs neighbors. I don't need to fully block it, I just want to dampen it as much as possible. My walls are made of cement and windows are...
  8. Apartment Heating Malfunction Honeywell Pump

    HVAC
    We have an apartment where the tenant has just moved out. There is a problem with the heating system in that the Honeywell thermostat is not controlling the in line pump in the apartment. There are three apartments fed of one continous loop with the gas fired water heater in the basement. In...
  9. fuses to breakers

    Electrical
    hi my apt in nyc is prewar uses fuses and i want to convert to circuit breakers. a total re-wire is not feasible, any suggestions?
  10. May Rosebud new user

    New Member Introductions
    I live in a small town out of Washington, DC. I am in a new apartment and am always finding things wrong with it that the maintenance man can't fix. These things bug me so I am here to get help.:(
  11. Wet Concrete Walls: Painting apartments in China

    Painting
    Hello: New member, first post. I recently purchased an apartment in China. The DIY scene is small and the language barrier is something of a problem. A common problem with apartments in China is wet spots showing thru the plaster, at the baseboard level (up to 6 to 12 inches up from the...
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