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What screw should be used to secure plywood blocking into metal studs?

I’m opening a wall to add some 3/4 plywood blocking. Something similar to this picture. What screw should I use considering I’m going from metal to wood? Something that is rust resistant and strong ...
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Floor and Marriage Joint question

Found a leak in our second floor bathroom which destroyed the existing OSB subfloor and had to remove - giving me the opportunity to remodel it into a more modern master bath (fun). Discovered what ...
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Can I anchor to the edges of sistered studs?

This seems like a very basic question but googling it just gives me articles on how to join two pieces of wood—I know how to do that. My question is, if I sister up a stud next to another one and ...
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Framing a separating wall using tie plates

I am working on replacing a separating wall between my garage and basement. It is separating only, not load bearing. There are three main sections: plain wall floor to ceiling. plain wall floor to ...
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Jackless window framing: How common is it?

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recommends to use a very stripped down framing method for windows & doors; namely: eliminate the jack stud and hang the header board using tie plates, and ...
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Effective fastening methods for attaching French cleats to OSB

I have metal studs 24" O.C. covered with 7/16" OSB. I want to attach French cleats to the walls, and I can land a set of screws into a stud every 2 feet, but I'd also like to put in some ...
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How to remove wood framing from concrete floor

I remodelling my cabin and removing a closet. The wood framing seems to be glued(?) to the concrete floor. What's the proper way to remove the framing? Best idea I've got is a big crowbar but I wonder ...
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Fastening material for panelling an old plaster wall

I have a 100-year-old garage made of yellow bricks and with plastered walls inside. The paint and the plaster on the walls are chipping due to humidity and age. A part of the walls has been covered ...
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Box on sill construction: fastening the floor to the foundation wall

How exactly is the header fastened to the sill plate in box-on-sill construction using 2x dimensioned lumber?
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How make 2x4 fit under hanging studs that are too tight

Basement wall has cheap paneling on 2x4s hanging down from top but no longer anchored on concrete floor cause bottom 2x4 removed for new basement drainage trench install with new concrete over top. I ...
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framing nailers : low profile for blocking but also with interchangeable tips for framing and use with metal connectors

Is there such a tool as a low-profile framing nailer that can fit between studs set 16" o.c. for nailing blocking, but which also has swappable tips so it can do frame nailing of 2x members as ...
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Framing a basement column with off-center 2x6s?

I'm going to frame a column in my basement, but I need it to include a few outlet boxes (one for power, and one for speaker). All the videos I've watched show 2x4s being ramset into the columns dead ...
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Are Construction Screws equivalent to a framing nails?

I am not asking for opinions or what is better than the other. I am looking for literature with data that shows the specifications and guidance on how to compare them with each other on a performance ...
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How long screws for attaching sill plate to concrete foundation?

I need to attach a sill plate to a foundation that does not have anchor bolts. I'd like to use GRK Caliburn screws. The sill plate is 1.5 inches thick. How long should the screws be? It looks like 2-3/...
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Should I use glue or powder-actuated nails when framing over gypcrete?

I have a current gypcrete-over-radiant-over-foamboard-over-slab floor in my unfinished basement. I'm about to frame it out to finish it. I've already located all the tubing, and I do have spots where ...
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Steel Stud Galvanic Isolation

I am building a light-gauge steel frame workshop that is made from 0.55mm cold-formed 90mm x 45mm (2"x4") light-gauge steel studs. The structure is wrapped in 25mm (1") of extruded ...
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Is there a test to determine if a nail is galvanized or not?

I bought a nailer which came with some old nails that I'm going to use for a shed floor into pressure treated wood. As you can see, they kinda look galvanized. They have that grey patina. But other ...
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Do 8d nails come in different lengths?

From what I can tell, 8 Penny nails are 2 1/2" long. Charts on the internet back this up. But I was looking at the nailing guide for this hurricane tie on homedepot.com and it specifies two ...
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Frame a jack stud without bottom plate?

I need to frame a small header in my kitchen exterior wall for a range hood exhaust because the 8" hole is dead center on a stud (of course). It's a 2 story 1941 house with 2x4s 16 on center. The ...
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Installing sheathing with Staples or Ring Shank?

Wanted to ask the community about their experience with code and reasoning for using one or the other. I'm talking about fastening 7/16" OSB to walls and 5/8" OSB to roofs. Do you use narrow crown ...
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