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Drew is correct. You can remove the bent nails to have your new wall ensure it won't go anywhere. However, you can drill a few small holes, like every 4', out by the outer edge of the flange to pop in some screws or nails...nothing major is needed at all. You just don't want to do anything to the inner "I" that may compromise the engineering. That's actually ...


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I'd agree with User217623 on drilling the Ski-Rack to hit the studs with Lag screws. However, the 2x4 idea is fine, I'd go with Tee-Nuts on the backside of the 2x4's for the Ski-Rack mounting, so you can use large bolts. Use thick or double washers on everything, except the Tee-Nuts of course. Even Douglas Fir 2x4's are quite soft & will loosen over ...


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Assuming not much is as stake, the idea is reasonable if the rack will still 'work' when it is 1.5" from the wall. I suggest screws or lags of whatever type you have on hand, long enough to drive 1.5" into the stud, placed 3/4" from the top of the 2x4 cleat, one per stud, assuming you can tighten the screws enough to fasten the cleat tightly to the wall. ...


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I had a water leak and was glad I had wood paneling which dried nicely. If I had sheetrock I probably would have to pay somebody to replace it. FYI, I'm currently painting the wood paneling and to not show the grooves I spackle and sand the grooves three times. Looks great and you can't even see any of the grooves.


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Honestly, this looks like the entire wall is affected by general differential settling and it looks pretty serious judging by the adjacent fencing. If there is ANY chance of the wall falling onto your neighbors - like a child going to get that soccer ball, you will need to demo the wall, grind the stump completely, and compact the soil. A new masonry wall ...


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The only real answer can be "as long as it takes". There are so many variables that affect how easily the water will evaporate that you can't predict. Could be hours in some situations, could be months in others. You need to figure out how to measure how much water is left. You might consider buying a moisture content meter; there are ones with pins that ...


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AAC block is known to have better thermal insulation than brick. Based on my unmeasured observations, a 220 mm brick wall is probably a better sound insulator than a 100 mm AAC block wall. Different materials will absorb/filter different frequencies (thermal energy or sound), so a combination of both brick and block should provide the most comprehensive ...


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I've found it to be easier to just tear out the plaster and drywall it. It's a lot more work but in my run-ins with plaster in old structures it was always a pain. I would drywall it; it will save you hassle in the future.


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My advice is not to remove anything if a skip trowled finish wall would appeal to you, which is desirable in southern regions, and is something you could do yourself. If you're looking for a smooth finish and the walls are messed up, you can mount 1/4" Sheetrock on the walls, tape spackle, prime and paint.


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If the fake studs are mounted to the real studs, there should be no problem. We have been hanging mirrors weighing several hundreds of pounds by screwing into studs for hundreds of years. It is important that your aesthetic wall is well anchored. Numerous screws into numerous studs. Then make sure your TV mount has several screws into the new studs. 3/8 or ...



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