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I am the typical "computer nerd", with skills in a number of programming languages and a wide range of computer hardware and software.

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answered What tools do I need to make a straight cut in laminated chipboard?
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Jul
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comment How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
Many of the pipes are 4+ feet away from the ceiling.
Jul
11
comment How do you frame a wall more than 8-10 feet tall?
Does the wall surface not supply the necessary bracing?
Jul
10
comment How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
A drop ceiling adds sprinkler re-work cost greater than the current whole budget.
Jul
10
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Jul
10
comment How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
Thanks. I always assume I'm going to use screws for wood construction, and need a reality check when it is time to use nails.
Jul
10
comment How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
This sounds like it will leave a gap in the wall all the way to the ceiling above each obstruction? Also, added a photo to the question.
Jul
10
comment How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
@Mike Perry I added a photo to the question
Jul
10
revised How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
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Jul
10
comment How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
horizontally along the ceiling and existing walls as well as suspended 1-2 feet away from the ceiling. cross section ranges from 1" circles (electrical conduit) to 1' circles (hvac ducts).
Jul
10
asked How do you frame a wall around existing pipes and ducting?
Jul
9
comment How do you frame a wall more than 8-10 feet tall?
What will horizontal stiffeners do that the wall surface won't? If I am adding horizontal stiffeners, does bowing matter?
Jul
9
comment How do you frame a wall more than 8-10 feet tall?
16-20 feet, partitioning rooms inside a warehouse with a grid of concrete columns.
Jul
9
asked How do you frame a wall more than 8-10 feet tall?
Jul
9
asked How should I prepare an all-concrete warehouse space before building out?
Jul
6
comment How can I attach normal framed walls in between concrete columns?
Basically building a wood frame around the column? I like this idea.
Jul
6
comment How can I attach normal framed walls in between concrete columns?
I can put anchors and reasonably sized holes in the columns. I can't do significant structural damage. They do, after all, hold the sky up :)
Jul
5
comment How can I attach normal framed walls in between concrete columns?
I've seen other solutions that involve wrapping a steel collar or strap around the column. Whatever reason there is for that must be a reason against my solution, right? Also, I'm never comfortable with concrete anchors :(