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How can I reinforce my outdoor fan mounted to 2x8 so it doesn't wobble?

There is a fan installed on my outdoor patio to a 2x8. This is a high wind area and I noticed the other day that it was wobbling back and forth constantly. I removed the cover and found that the fan ...
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Can cement board extend beyond the tiled area on bathroom walls?

I have this layout and all the areas marked with green will get tiles I am not sure about the area around the window (marled with diagonal green lines) The area I have doubts about is the area above ...
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Green Glue - Cement Board with vapour barrier

I’m installing cement board for the shower. I am planning on 1 sheet (0.5”) against the studs and then a 2nd sheet (0.5”) with vapour barrier in between. I want to increase soundproofing by using ...
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Enclosing a breezeway between house and garage, (there is an existing roof )

I am in Calif. I would like to enclose my breezeway. At front of house would be solid, possibly a transom window at top. At back yard side of breezeway, a set of French doors with a vinyl window at ...
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Can i use non-tiled cement board -floor & shower shower stall?

Ground up bathroom build on (composite board) deck. I want an industrial look/not using tile. Some leakage is OK as it will be going through deck onto soil but would like to avoid mold. If I can keep ...
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How to straighten a twisted 2x6 deck board

I have a 2x6 deck board (treated lumber) that is 14 feet long and it's lying across 6 joists and a ledger on the east end and a frame board on the west end. Right now it's not screwed in anywhere. If ...
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Does RTD in plywood mean "Rated" or "Resistance Temperature Detectors"?

Lots of plywood at Home Depot have the letters RTD in the title, with no further detail. Many of these have multiple user questions of the form "What does RTD mean?" Answers seem to be split 50/50 ...
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Redgard between kitchen plywood and backer board

I'm replacing my kitchen floor and have got it down to the plywood. 2 questions please. 1, can /should I use redgard between plywood and backer board? 2, getting conflicting answers, should I apply ...
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Can I install Slate Ledger stone panels over drywall?

I am about to install my slate ledger stone on an interior wall. I am not sure if I really need the backer board since its a dry area. (bar area wall- about 33 sft) The stone ledger panels I am ...
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simple niche/nook shelf: boards resting on screws

I have a niche/nook in a room (marked red) and some leftover chipboards of width 16mm. Together they should make a simple shelf. So I would cut the chipboards to the same width/depth as the niche/...
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Is it OK if my Durock cement board got wet?

I bought some cement board for the bathroom remodel and I stored it in the garage. No idea how but each sheet got a couple wet spots through them. I moved them inside to dry. After they dry are they ...
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Are there any wide-angle hinges that lift up while turning?

I need a hinge, that as part of its turning motion also moves 'up'*. It's like a casement hinge, except that unfortunately casement hinges only go until 90º, while I need a hinge that can bend at ...
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Lean Ikea Krabb mirror against the wall (for decoration), need something to prevent them from slipping

https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY/comments/298y83/help_lean_ikea_krabb_mirror_against_the_wall_need/?utm_source=amp&utm_medium=&utm_content=post_title There's similar questions online that were ...
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Can Kerdi board be painted instead of tiled?

can Kerdi board be painted? I want to use it on the walls in my bathroom instead of sheet rock.
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Hanging a TV board ( 70" x 72" ) and 100 lbs

I need to hang the large TV board onto my wall. The wall is 1/2" drywall mounted onto 3/4" thick wood furring strips which are mounted onto cement block. The TV board has 3 wood blocks that are to be ...
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Help identify ceiling board

Recently a tree fell on my roof and some water got into the attic and dripped through cracks between the boards that make up my living room ceiling. I've pulled and trashed the damp installation, ...
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Installing tile on screened porch

We have screened porch that currently has outdoor carpet on the floor. We want to get rid of the carpet and maybe tile the porch. There is standard decking under the carpet. I have been told by both ...
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Plywood vs cement board for shower alcove

I'm building a tile shower, have the pan set and most of the cement board up. I've come up to the height where the shower alcove (or niche) will go. General searches have shown most people cutting ...
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1/4" Hardibacker cement fiber board for shower walls

I'm preparing to lay tile in my new bathroom and I picked up the cement board but when I got home I realized I bought quarter inch instead of half inch thick sheets. The Hardibacker website says that ...
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Diluting oil based undercoat

I have erected false walls using osb boards on the face of plastered brick wall to accommodate some photo frames and decorative items. Total surface area is 8'×8'. My intention is to paint the osb ...
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I spend long time in picking lumber. What do you look for when selecting boards?

I typically spend very long time in front of the lumber aisles inspecting boards. Many times I end up not getting anything after all because I thought all boards are imperfect. I see pros spent few ...
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Replacing a motherboard on a Carrier 8000VS Furnace

Hi guys, I am trying to finalize the wiring of my new carrier motherboard. I have about four more wires to connect and the new motherboard is slightly different than the old one. The pictures I’ve ...
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Is it possible to fit skirting boards with screws into the wall

I've been redoing my room (walls and floor) but now I am stuck on the skirting boards. Here is the room at the moment The walls are uneven and also I wanted to put the laminate floor under the ...
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Can I connect my thermostat's R and C wires directly to the transformer?

One day my parent's furnace and thermostat stopped working. The thermostat is a smart thermostat that depends on 24volts to the R and C wire. We measured voltage between the R and C wire and was ...
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New woodean board for a kitchen table [closed]

I live in Germany and would like to replace the top of a kitchen "table": I am thinking of taking a rather inexpensive wood board from birch or beech: Of course I'd need to paint it. I though of ...
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What's the standard way to mount wooden board to concrete wall?

I would like to put a wooden board on the concrete wall of my basement so that I can easily mount and dismount electronic equipment to the board with drywall screws without creating concrete dust. My ...
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