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What happens if I let my building permit expire?

Originally pulled a permit to remodel a bathroom. Bathroom originally held the breaker box, so I rotated 180 to be with code. Had power company come out and kill power while I remodeled the breakers, ...
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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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Adding stud wall in garage

I am in the process of utilising the rear half of my detached garage for a hobby room. We have a pitched roof, so joists are 600mm centres. I have read a few previous question/answers...I take it ...
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How to plasterboard a garage ceiling

Can I have a little advice please? The joists run length ways, so naturally, I board across the joists. However, the joists finish about 300mm from each side of the garage. How should I support the ...
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How to fix stripped screw holes in drywall? (Without using drywall anchors)

Where drywall anchors can't be used (for example, where only the screw holes themselves are visible through holes in a panel covering the drywall). I've seen questions covering stripped screw holes ...
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How to finish Butt joint and corner bead within 5"?

I created pass through door between my kitchen and dining room. I am done screwing sheetrock to cover framing. I need to finish this job with drywall tapping and corner bead installation. Now as you ...
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Running ethernet cable between drywall and cement foundation, and repairing drywall afterwards

I am installing a new floor in a basement addition (addition was done sometime in the 2000s), and as part of that, wanted to run ethernet cables as well. The floor is going to be 1" of EPS foam, and ...
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Closet studs turned, wall is uneven

I am currently working on a kitchen remodel. When I opened up the wall, I discovered that most of the studs were uneven. The previous cabinets had been affixed to a 1x that ran the whole length of the ...
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Smooth drywall edge

I need to joint this drywall with another. My experience in the past was bad when applying joint compound to this type of joint, paper on drywall edge was too hard to bury in the mud. When I spread ...
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Does bending drywall weaken it?

I bought 1/2" x 4' x 16' to install on a ceiling with 16" centers. When the lumber yard loaded it they used a fork lift in the center of the 4 sheets to lift it onto my trailer. As they lifted it ...
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Type of drywall

Can someone help me figure out type of drywall I need to buy to cover wooden beams in picture? 1st picture gives you view from the far. In 2nd picture, I have zoomed in the area inside red rectangle ...
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what thickness drywall is used for mechanical room ceilings and walls with in a living space

I am building a mechanical room in a new house that will be located in the basement. What is the thickness of drywall required for walls and ceilings. The room will be located in a future
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Why would the mud crack and fall off a ceiling repair?

I closed a skylight and floated the ceiling level. A few months later it started cracking and falling, why? I don't think it was too thick.
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How to hang IKEA KUNGSFOR kitchen suspension rails, partly in stud, partly in plasterboard

I'm looking to install 2 IKEA KUNGSFOR suspension rails to create a combination close to this, but with 1 fewer shelf and using a grid on the back instead. My kitchen is fairly small (formed from the ...
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one-too-many smoke detector cavities?

There are two cavities in the wall. I want to replace the old smoke detector. Questions: (1) What's the big metal square thing on the right in the lower cavity, and did the lower cavity once house a ...
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Tiling on Drywall in Shower

I have a bathroom where water-resistant drywall was put up around and over the tub. Is it okay to put tile over the drywall around the tub or shower? If not, what can I do to be able to put tile?
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How to mount 18mm MDF Shelves on plasterboard/drywall hollow wall (no studs)?

I have had some 18mm (0.7") MDF cut to make some shelving in an alcove between my shower room and main hallway. It's 18.5cm (7.2") deep by 196.5cm (77") long I have been considering the best way to ...
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Hanging 10kg/22lbs pulldown projector screen from hollow plasterboard/drywall WITHOUT JOISTS

really need some help! I have a 2.2m long 7ft projector screen around 10kg / 22 lbs. I need to hang from a hollow wall WITHOUT JOISTS. Bit annoying, but I've got a stud detector and defo no wooden ...

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