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Use wood to reinforce and strengthen. Metal studs are just thin sheet metal that has added strength only by their shape. Even anchors and toggle bolts can easily rip out of them easily or over time. Many hardware stores will sell decorative beveled hardwood that could easily be screwed using several (or many, depending on the needs) screws along a suitable ...


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It may be better to mount from ceiling joists if at all possible, or else use a free-standing solution as suggested by Keshlam's comment. RC mounting on walls is meant to be flexible enough to absorb vibration, so mounting to those walls would either nullify the purpose of having RC mounted walls, or damage the drywall by exceeding it's structural capacity.


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Look behind an electric plate of some kind (light switch or power plug) carefully, to see how the walls are constructed. An original (not added later) junction box will be fastened securly to a stud, so a stud will be on one side or the other of the box. If there is a little clearence around the drywall hole you can see a sliver of the stud itself. Use that ...


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Summing up what others have said and providing a bit of context: Studs are vertical structural components in the walls. In load-bearing walls, they carry part of the weight of the house and its contents above them. In American construction this generally means a "2x4" stud placed every 16 inches on center along the length of the wall, with additional ...


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I think the general concept is to hold the drywall in a verticsl position and thus provide a wall type room partition


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This website is predominantly used by US residents, so, for those of us who live or originate elsewhere there are potentially confusing differences in terms and practises. It seems a lot of US construction uses timber (i.e. wood) as the primary load-bearing structures. In Europe masonry predominates. A stud wall is traditionally made with a timber frame ...


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In countries with high labor costs, people build structures out of wood, not concrete or bricks or earth, as wood is faster to build with, thus minimizing those high labor costs. In such buildings, the wood is the structural core that frames the walls, floors, ceilings, and roof, and there are various terms for the different pieces of wood depending on where ...


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There is a ton of information and history out there. Studs are strong pieces that are the internal structure of your walls. They are covered by some type of material (the "skin") that is what you see when you look at a wall. If you imagine your wall without any type of skin material, there are probably two studs at the left and right edges and definitely ...


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Sometimes there is a date of manufacture printed on the backside of drywall. Old ink on brown paper may be hard to see. The modern stuff is not infrequently dated to the second, presumably for quality control, as it spews off the line.


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Not generally though it might depend on the manufacture. There might also be a lot code which the manufacture could associate to a date. If there is a window in the wood then usually the manufacture date is stamped inside the window. But just because the studs are different colours doesn't necessarily mean they are older or newer. Most dimensional lumber ...



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