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How to smooth out the grooves in paneled walls?

I bought this house 2 years ago and the family room has these ugly drywalls with engraved (I think) vertical gaps. What is the cheaper way to smooth the wall out and paint out? Can I use stucco? ...
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What to install over the drywall to protect it from the elements [closed]

So my contractor installed USG Sheetrock Brand drywall which we plan to install vinyl siding over on an ADU. The inspector said it should be mold & moisture resistant so we should have used Gold ...
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Is it possible to change right angle corners to round corner beads?

We have 90 degree angle corners everywhere. After removing the cheap white plastic corner protectors the corners show damage. Rather than patching it with drywall mud to an exact right angles, can I ...
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What level of damp proofing is needed before battening my garage walls?

I am battening my garage walls this week but have read so much conflicting information on what vapour / moisture control is needed. The garage is attached to the house, so one wall borders the house. ...
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How can I break cable loose from the junction box?

I was hoping to rerun the Ethernet (Cat 5e) cable from the main panel to one of the rooms. The plan is to attach the new cable to the old one in the room and then pull the old cable from the panel ...
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Do I need to replace insulation before patching drywall?

We had a plumbing issue, and to scope out the problem, the plumber cut a few small holes in the drywall (see attached image). He also scooped out the foam insulation that was behind the drywall. My ...
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How to smooth out uneven drywall?

I'm working to refinish a room and found that the wall underneath a window juts out, likely from a new window installation by the previous owner. I want to make it smooth before painting; what’s the ...
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Hanging on metal studs

I want to add shelves and storage to my closet. The idea was to install battens along the wall and then lay the shelves on top. I only have thin metal studs to work with. On the left wall I only have ...
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Filling gap between window sill trim and drywall

I recently bought this house, so know very little of the history. However, in prepping for painting, I found that there is a substantial gap between my window sill trim and drywall. You can see the ...
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Does the sill gasket foam compress?

This is related to this question: How can I attach drywall directly to cinder blocks without using furring strips? I am replacing an older strip of drywall that is at the bottom of the wall The upper ...
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Building a Shear Wall containing an Electrical Panel: Having my cake and eating it too

We have a 1951 open-framed garage attached to the house with 2x4 wall construction on 16" centers. The wall between the garage and living has 1/2" drywall on the inside wall, but nothing on ...
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How can I seal the gap around a valve handle in drywall?

I have a valve under my kitchen sink that controls the water at my outdoor spigot, and I was unable during a kitchen remodel to fully seal this area leaving an opening in the drywall around the valve. ...
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Insulation tape behind a baseboard heater

In the apartment I am in, there is baseboard heater located under the balcony door During the winter cold air come through the wall, and from gaps or crack between the wall and the floor Usually ...
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How can I attach drywall directly to cinder blocks without using furring strips?

Note: the below image is distorted (curved lines) because of the panoramic picture) I had old tiles in the remote corner showed in this picture. Those came off the wall taking the drywall with them. ...
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Remove metal corner bead when extending wall

This is related to another question I asked in this forum (see Extending wall to ceiling with no studs/joist to anchor to). As you can see in the picture below I intend to extend the wall up to the ...
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How to safely handle a (likely) asbestos popcorn ceiling encapsulation?

We have a cottage that was built in the 70s. I had our asbestos tiles (tested by a company, some were 0.5% asbestos some were 2% asbestos) covered with quarter inch mahogany underlay and then sheet ...
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Extending wall to ceiling with no studs/joist to anchor to

I have a question for a little project I have in mind. If you take a look at the picture below you can see that between my bedroom and my bathroom there is only a separating wall and no doors. I would ...
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What could cause the drywall behind the baseboard to crumble and allow interior of wall to fill with dirt?

I noticed a vertical crack in the wall from the baseboard up to the window above it, so I pulled off the baseboard to investigate. I saw that the drywall under the baseboard had cracked and crumbled ...
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Hitting metal when hanging curtains

I am hitting metal about an inch from the ceiling. I went back to the photos/videos of when they were doing construction and there seems to be a long metal piece (about 2 ft) running horizontally ...
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What is the best way to remove a large section of drywall, and hopefully reattach said section when done?

I need to remove a chunk of drywall from the floor to the ceiling (see the attached picture - I'm referring to the area inside the blue lines). Ideally, I want to open exactly the space between the ...
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What do you do if you accidentally joined a tapered drywal edge with a butted drywall edge? [duplicate]

I had a rather complicated cut for a piece of drywall that was going in an area around some pipes I did not pay attention when I did the cutting and I ended up with a butted edge against a tapered ...
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Combine Plaster board and autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC)

I have get a big window replaced. The old window goes up to the slope of the roof, but now I want to close the corner part and was thinking about using wood framing with plasterboard on the inside. ...
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Chipped material in all electrical boxes a cause for concern?

I live in a condo that was built in 1980. I've replaced a few switches and outlets around the unit. Every single electrical box is filled with chips of this material, and the wires are coated (either ...
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Unsure how to use these dry wall anchors?

I am trying to install a floating shelf unit and the included wall anchors are these. I've tried following the guide Here but it seems that mine have two tabs sticking out that stops them from ...
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The gap between the stairs and the plasterboard

How and what to use to fill this hole between the stairs and the plasterboard to create an equal surface, reasonably resistant to cracking.
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Trying to identify and replicate Drywall Texture

What is this drywall texture called and how can I replicate it?
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What should I use to fill in a gap created behind cement boards after making the wall plumb?

Because I had to plumb a wall I had to sister the studs and that left me with two gaps in the corner like in the picture below. One corner is cement board(E) with existing cement board(D) , the other ...
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How can I remove these shelves without damaging the drywall?

It looks like these shelves are mounted onto the wall, but I don’t know how. There are no visible screws so I can’t figure out how to get the shelves off. I’m assuming they are hidden on the inside, ...
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Using superglue to stick command hook again to the wall [closed]

I tried to stick my curtain hanger rods to the wall using Command Hooks and it keeps falling down. I was wondering if I could just use superglue on the Command Hooks to stick them to the wall? If ...
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How can I put a new screw where an EZ dry wall anchor holding up wide curtain rod was pulled out?

I had put a few EZ dry wall anchors for a curtain rod fixture. It was holding up great. Someone pulled on the curtain and one of the fixtures was pulled out with the dry wall anchors. If it was up to ...
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How to ensure a Cement board wall that is only supported on the floor (without ceiling fixing) is stable?

I have a client that is requesting to construct a 1.8m (6ft) high wall around the back entrance of an apartment. This wall will be in a U-shape (Plan wise) with 2m (6ft) length sides and 5m(16ft) ...
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Is it safe to remove water damaged OSB and drywall from interior walls?

We have just recently taken over a old house, used previously as a bed and breakfast, and noticed water damage on the bottom of all the walls. I started sawing away at the drywall quickly to find OSB ...
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How to texture match this 1987 drywall ceiling?

Home was built in Houston metro area in 1987. I replaced drywall in ceiling and haven't seen any examples of this specific ceiling texture. Other homes in the neighborhood also have it. I need to ...
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Replacing drywall above shower tile (with window opening)

I'm wanting to replace the drywall just above our downstairs shower, which has a window opening. The exterior wall just on the other side of the window had an outside wooden post (a viga) that was ...
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How do I seal shower wall if no space for seam tape?

I had to remove a section of my shower wall for plumbing repairs. The wall is currently drywall. I want to fill the hole with Fiberock. I was unable to remove the tiles from the drywall, so I had ...
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How heavy is sheetrock?

We have a pressed cardboard tiled ceiling and blown-in insulation in the attic above it. It's ugly and we'd like it replaced with sheetrock that we could paint. How would I go about determining if ...
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Transitioning from cement board to drywall on a corner -what options do I have?

In the diagram below I need to transition from cement board to drywall (on the edge marked with red) Do I need anything special for this? That outside corner will be covered in tiles as the ...
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How do I prepare for a flush base install with 1/2" Z-reveal?

I'm making sure that I plan this process in detail so I don't screw it up. I'm installing paint grade 5 1/2" baseboards directly to the studs with a 1/2" Z reveal between the top of the ...
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Building lines on ceiling/drywall expansion

From what I’ve read on other posts, this is pretty common. We moved into this home less than 1 yr ago and we’ve been noticing these lines more and more in the ceiling especially this summer. Is there ...
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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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Is this a shear wall?

I want to remove these two wall faces at the corner here to open up the room & fireplace a bit. I cut a hole in the drywall and found OSB behind it, so now I'm concerned if this is a shear wall or ...
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Ceiling tapered drywall joint falls between furring strips. How do I align the edges?

I was in a hurry and I did not realize that if I use an entire sheet the joint with the next piece will fall between the furring strips. This is on the ceiling. Since the two tapered edges (the 8' ...
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Question about framing a lowered ceiling (like a large soffit.)

I am lowering a 10' x 10' section of the ceiling in my home for cosmetic reasons (to define an area) by about six inches lower. I plan to frame it like a soffit/bulkhead, with multiple long parallel &...
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Should I reuse drywall screws?

I removed lots of them because it was easier to remove the drywall that way. Some of these screws were also used for carpentry work by the contractor who built the bathroom. The only problem I am ...
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Ceiling drywall repair with poorly installed joist hangers

I'm trying to do drywall repair on a ceiling where the joist hangers were poorly installed, with the worst offender hanging 1/4" below the joist it is supposed to hold. The intention is to place ...
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Leveling sheetrock

I had a big leak in the bathroom ceiling, and the sheetrock guy removed it not by cutting the edges, but by pulling it until it stopped pealing off the walls. 4 months later the idiot put up the the ...
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Tile in shower and how to deal with drywall

Quick question for the pros out there. My previous shower (installed in the 90s) had full length fiberglass panels adhered to the drywall behind it. I am planning to replace these and the drywall ...
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Inside insulation of an exterior wall - insulating on tiles

I am working on the insulation of my 100 years old house. A full external insulation was too expensive, so I am doing it on a room by room basis. Now I am planning the bathroom. The current walls are ...
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Unexpected wood behind drywall (under stairs)

I was trying to install an electric receptacle inside our pantry (there is an existing receptacle on the opposite side of the same wall). I used a magnetic stud finder and determined where the studs ...
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How would I prepare this narrow clearance wall for drywall?

I’m unsure how to set up this wall for the drywallers. I don’t have much clearance from the door opening to the concrete. There is also a layer of reflective insulation directly on the concrete. First ...

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