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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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Horizontal lines bulging on drywall

We just moved into this house a month or so ago, and with every passing day it seems like these horizontal lines on our drywall in the basement are getting more and more pronounced. When we first ...
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How to fix a leak in the wall

I seem to have a leak in the wall. I don't think it's plumbing related because it just seems to appear during rainy days. Is there anything I can do before more damage occurs? Unfortunately it's ...
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Does the Baco Code require double 5/8 on the ceiling in a garage when there is living space above? [closed]

Does the Baco code require double 5/8" 0n the garage ceiling when there is a living space above ?
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How to hang stuff on wood paneling

Our house, built in 1951, has one room paneled in wood: When we bought the place, the home inspector opined that this was original to the house, and not the cheap 1970s stuff. Moreover, the house is ...
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Is it OK to hang drywall in a free-standing workshop WITHOUT taping or mudding?

I'm having a workshop built (20'x24'). I want to insulate it with kraft-faced insulation batts. First, do I even need to cover that with anything? (I have read the insulation value will be poor ...
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How to fill this gap in the drywall on an odd corner?

The whole house has these cheap strips all over it. We're starting to take them down. This one on the corner has a big gap in it. Do we just put joint compound in there? Or is there something else we'...
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Can or How do I install a Bathroom light fixture on drywall without sawing any holes into the wall, and without a junction/electricity box?

I'm new to home improvemement. Very new. I've recently finished rennovating my bedroom and had set up a Vanity for my personal items. In recognizing that I needed natural lighting, becuase it's not ...
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Gaps between drywall and door casing

I'm trying to paint my garage and noticed some gaps between the door casing and the drywall. Is there a way I can fill these so they appear flat? Thinking of using some spray foam insulation for the ...
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Batten (furring) extremely uneven stone wall

We are trying to combat damp issues and were told to batten the stone wall, then attach a drywall to it. After knocking out the previous cement / concrete / mortar, which was covering the original ...
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Drywall stored leaning, now bent

I've had a contractor doing work at my house for months now. All the while, they had drywall waiting to install, leaning against a wall. Now the drywall has an obvious bend to it due to being stored ...
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Plumber unable to replace Moen shower cartridge

A plumber I hired to replace the cartridge in a dripping Moen shower faucet at home said that he couldn't pull the cartridge out and so will need to replace the entire valve. The leaking faucet is in ...
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Filling gaps and holes in dry wall

We had an electrician come to do some work, and he had to move an outlet from one area to another, and do some other stuff on another portion of the wall. I'm left with a square outlet-shaped cut out ...
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Is it okay to put rigid sheet foam insulation directly over studs before installing sheetrock (fiberglass insulation would be in the walls)?

We want to improve the insulation in a bedroom. Will it cause a problem (condensation, etc) if we put rigid sheet foam insulation that completely covers all the studs before installing the sheetrock? ...
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What should I do about a bad drywall job on the ceiling?

I started to try and cover the tape marks with more joint compound, I was going to sand it, but now I think I should scrape all of it off and try to redo it. It’s absolutely driving me mad.
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Backsplash for behind stove

My wife and I just bought a house, the paint that is in the kitchen is borderline primer. I want to install a backsplash to protect the wall. Would the peel and stick backsplash be sufficient or would ...
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What happens if I let my building permit expire?

TLDR: I pulled a permit for my house, now the inspectors are looking for more things wrong with my house than the permit pertains to. I want them out. What are the repercussions to letting the permit ...
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Basement ceiling

I'm finishing my 50 year old basement and need advice regarding the 6'x4' ceiling area (which is actually a cement slab from the front porch). It drops down 2" lower than the rest of the ceiling. The ...
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Shelving units anchored to drywall and metal studs - Load Bearing and Safety Concerns

We are interested in purchasing a residence that has a workshop attached to it. The owner has erected metal shelving units like those shown in the attached photos. The shelving units are anchored to ...
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Ceiling Drywall Direction

I plan on installing 1/2" lightweight drywall over an existing textured ceiling. The room measures 23' x 8.5'. Joists run parallel to the short end of the room, spaced 16" however there is another ...
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Repairing Crack in Drywall

I have a crack abutting and running the length of a door frame; a French door that opens outside. I have repaired drywall damage, so I tried to work from that angle; using spackling to patch it. The ...
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How to resolve uneven meeting of new and existing drywall pieces

While installing a new piece of drywall into a painted wall with existing drywall of the same thickness, parts of the new drywall seem to sit or sink back further into the wall even with pressure ...
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How can I apply paper covering to a glossy ceiling?

Ours is a 1911 SD house. We have a bedroom measuring 4.1M x 4.3M. We are about to redecorate the room. The ceiling (original plaster and lathe) finish is not the best and was formally gloss painted ...
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Are there any concerns with building recessed cabinets into a house/garage partition wall?

I have a mudroom in which I would like to add additional “reach into” storage above the to be installed bench. The reach into space would be provided by going back through the existing wall, in ...
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How do I achieve this ceiling texture?

My home has a ceiling texture that i can't seem to duplicate. Attached is a photo. If someone can please identify and tell me how to duplicate this look I would appreciate it. It makes things more ...
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Voids under drywall tape unavoidable?

The usual way to tape a typical butt drywall joint is to put .5 cm of drywall compound over the joint to create a bed of "mud", then add tape, press in to get excess "mud" out, then apply more "mud" ...
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Drywall repair with cut wall studs

We've just had a french drain installed around our basement. In a couple of places, it was necessary to open a hole in a (non-load-bearing) wall, leaving both a hole in the drywall and a cut stud: I ...
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How could I attach a face plate to a broken Appleby dry lining box?

An electrician has installed a dry lining box for a cat6 network terminal. These boxes are supposed to have a metal insert inside each of the yellow parts, which accepts the type of screw that is ...
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Concealed toilet cisterns attached by screws to dry wall. Are they secure?

I've noted several post-2000 build apartments that have concealed plastic toilet cisterns that are secured at the rear to dry wall by 4 screws. They are lever-type cisterns, so there is also a toilet ...
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Is it safe to remove part of the drywall behind plumbing to eliminate noise?

We've had a noise when water is draining from upstairs bathroom since we moved in 13 years ago. Now that we have the wall open on one side for other reasons I can see that the PVC drain isn't parallel ...
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Does installing resilient channel directly to the concrete ceiling reduce the effectiveness of soundproofing?

My bedroom that is inside an apartment building. All of walls, ceiling and ground are made of reinforced concrete (concrete with steel). This is from outside of my bedroom. This is from inside of my ...
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what is the distance between top plate and resilient channel? what is the distance between resilient channels?

I am learning how to soundproof my bedroom. This guy is demonstrating "HOW TO INSTALL DRYWALL ON A CEILING WITH RESILIENT CHANNEL" Consider the following image (img_1), screenshot from that ...
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Drywall stain bleeding thru after 5 coats of paint

My drywall was wet before due to a leak. It has a stain mark. But after 5 coats of white paint from Behr brand and Kilz primer, the yellow stain is still bleeding thru In the past, I remember I had ...
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Options to Recess Google Home Within Wall

I would love to embed a Google Home Max within my wall as seen in the attached picture. Looking for some guidance on how to tie it into a power source which is a switch like shown in the picture. I ...
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How should I attach heavy floating shelves to hollow plasterboard walls?

I have the following shelves, intended to be floating shelves, that we want to attach to our kitchen walls. The walls are hollow plasterboard, with no studs where we want to put these shelves. They ...
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Is the following image the section of a Resilient channel?

per this post, Resilient channel is a thin metal channel that is intelligently designed to substantially improve the sound insulation of drywall, sheetrock, plasterboard walls and ...
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What the white part is on the ceiling in this tutorial?

there is a tutorial demonstrating HOW TO INSTALL DRYWALL ON A CEILING. That guy is putting a screw into the ceiling. Is the white part pointed out by red arrow drywall? If yes, where is paper. That ...
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Simplest solution for hanging 50lb frame with welded hooks

I have a 50lb mirror I'd like to hang. It has an iron frame with two hangers welded onto the curved top edge on the back. Here's a close-up of one of them: The hangers are about 17" apart on center, ...
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Attaching drywall to cracked/sagging plaster ceiling?

I have a plaster & lath ceiling in a bedroom that is in need of repair - it's intact for the most part, but it's pretty unsightly. Since the entire ceiling is full of cracks, I'd rather simply ...
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Finishing drywall that abuts against metal frame prone to condensation

I have a interior soffit (that encloses a structural beam running along the exterior of the building) directly above an exterior sliding door. The drywall covering this soffit abuts right up against ...
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What are these walls?

I was planning to add an outlet here but came across an unexpected wall setup. Wood walls, with drywall, with stone over it? Anyone know what this is called? It’s above a fireplace if that gives any ...
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Hanging a heavy edgeless mirror so that it tilts down

I have a mirror similar to this: I'd like to hang it like this: ...where the angle can be easily adjusted whenever I'd like. I'd like to figure out how to simply, cheaply, and securely (living in ...
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Adding new electrical outlet; ceiling insulation is sandwiched between drywall and plywood (attic)

I'm looking for a good technique to add an outlet to a wall that currently has no electrical. My initial thought until my discovery was to: 1) Identify the stud I want to anchor the outlet to 2) ...
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Is it ok to use joint compound for a thin or skim coat on new drywall?

Is it ok to use ready mix joint compound on new drywall as a thin coat or skim coat ( if that means the same thing ). I just want to paint the walls or what is best to seal drywall for just painting. ...
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Should rooms be designed to minimize waste of sheet goods?

We are building a new home and I want some guidance on recommendations for design creating minimal wastage and maximum efficiency for the builders. For example. Are room sizes best divisible by 4 ...
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Can I leave one side of my metal frame dry half wall open for appliance ventilation?

I am installing an indoor metal frame half wall that will hold a countertop in a bar. The The wall is L shaped and anchored on concrete and against a wall at the top of the 'L'. The long part of the '...
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How should I fill channels left in old plaster after dado rail removal?

I just purchased a condo in the Boston area. The house has been built early 1900s. I'm removing dado (chair) rails in the dining room that don't look great and are just dust collector at this point. ...
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Drywall “box” around firewall penetration inside stud cavity

In my condo (three floor building) the interior walls are all Fireguard-grade 5/8 drywall attached to 11 gauge structural steel studs (which SUCK except for when hurricanes blow through). Each ...
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Replacing recessed medicine cabinet, uneven frame?

I'm replacing a recessed medicine cabinet, which is slightly taller than the previous one and does not fit into the existing hole. I need to reduce the height of the existing frame by a quarter inch (...
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Install drywall on narrow corner adjacent to closet door frame

I'm looking to finish the inside wall of my closet by putting up drywall. Most of the closet is finished, but the backside of the wall with the sliding door on it isn't. There's a vertical wood stud ...

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