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Mar
6
comment How to determine what caused this “crack” on the wall?
Impossible to say for sure. You should report it to building management and have them inspect it. Structural can range from minor to serious, but a wall falling off is rare.
Mar
6
comment How to determine what caused this “crack” on the wall?
It looks like a crack in the seam between two pieces of drywall. This is not very unusual and, by itself, is not an indication of serious structural damage. However, if there were structural damage,it might first appear this way. Is there any sign of cracking or shifting on the outside of this wall?
Mar
6
comment Trying to secure a 100lbs floor mirror so it doesn't tilt over. is it possible to do this without a stud?
@Tester101 ... worth a thousand words!
Mar
6
comment Can I use a transformer to power a thermostat?
The Nest batteries are charged by the power from the furmace control system, generally 24V. Nest has a free service that will check wire compatibility and walk you through the wire connection.
Mar
6
answered Trying to secure a 100lbs floor mirror so it doesn't tilt over. is it possible to do this without a stud?
Mar
5
revised How do sound-dampening drywall clips affect the ability to hang objects on the wall?
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Mar
5
answered How do sound-dampening drywall clips affect the ability to hang objects on the wall?
Mar
4
answered How can I dim landscape lights permanently?
Mar
4
comment Can furring strips be installed diretly to a cinderblock wall not in a basement?
If there is no current problem, why not simply glue or screw the drywall to the plywood?
Mar
4
comment Black Holes Appearing in Oak Floor
@ChrisCudmore Yes, but by the time you see them, you are already sucked in.
Mar
4
comment How can I repair fiberglass wallpaper with holes in it?
Is it possible that the wallpaper has been painted and those are areas where the paint did not adhere or flaked away?
Mar
1
comment how can I clean a prefinished door?
You forgot move out
Mar
1
revised can I extend my open loft?
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Feb
27
comment What is the maximum weight loading from a drywall screw stud?
Drywall screw stud? Also, static weight or dynamic weight? Also Shear forces (down) or tension forces (outward)?
Feb
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What grit sandpaper should I use between coats of polyurethane?
Feb
19
comment Can I install 72W A19 halogen into a 60W-looking socket?
The 660W 250V is the rating of the socket itself, not the fixture that it is installed in. Fixtures are made from stock parts, each of which has its own limits. Those individual ratings have nothing to do with how much the assembled fixture can handle, which is limited to its weakest components and often mostly heat buildup.
Feb
19
comment For planning interior walls, should I get an architect or interior designer or someone else?
There are lots of codes, depending on what and where you are building. Some jurisdictions have limits on the number and amount of windows, the number and placement of outlets on a wall, the number of bedrooms allowed in a particular area or zone, the height of ceilings, even the ability to convert a basement to living space at all. OP's jurisdiction may or may not have such rules, but you are right, a knowledgeable contractor who works in the area will have that info.
Feb
18
comment Can I attach a television mount using custom drilled holes?
@jim Sounds right. Just use good strong bolts.
Feb
18
revised Can I attach a television mount using custom drilled holes?
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