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Is this structural damage? [closed]

Photo of wall Just wondering if I should be concerned here. My home is still under the 10 year structural warranty. The builder came out took photos and sent it to an engineer who said it’s fine. Can ...
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Is there a market for online home improvment / DIY advice? [closed]

I am considering launching a coaching service specifically for homeowners and DIY-ers and am asking for the hive-mind's thoughts on whether it would be useful (or whether it already exists.) I have an ...
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Why is the right vapor retarder on interior wall so difficult to determine for a bathroom remodel?

I am doing a bathroom remodel, poly plastic vapor “barrier” was on the the outside wall under Sheetrock and on a part of the ceiling, it was not in the bathtub tile surround drop down ceiling I tore ...
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Where can I find a specific screw (pan head #10 wood screw) for a wall-mounted speaker

I have these wall speakers which weigh 13 lbs each. There is a keyhole mount in back for hanging them on the wall. The manual calls for a 2.5"-3" #10 pan head wood screw for mounting to the ...
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What type of interior wall is this in my bathroom and how should i go about repairing it? I am a novice when when it comes to home repair

As stated in the title I'm a novice when it comes to home improvement. Unfortunately there are some cracks/holes in the bathroom as you can see in the photos and video. It isn't your typical drywall ...
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how to DIY interior door install that is just shy of 80" vertical and 45" wide

pictures: https://imgur.com/a/UvnqAud i am interested in putting a door in this opening as you see - its 45 3/4" x 79 1/4". ive never done this, but i do have the tools, and have experience ...
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Insulating interior walls

Is it okay to insulate my interior wall cavities with 1 inch blue insulation styrofoam and then r13 bat insulation on top of that before I sheetrock
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Board and batten on warped wall - best way to install?

When preparing to install board and batten on my wall, I found that the center of my 6' wall span is "warped" away from me, about 1/2" where I want the top rail, and 1/4" on the ...
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What is the exterior wall of our sunroom made of?

What is the exterior wall of our sunroom made of and how can we repair this section? It’s foam in the center but the outsides of it are slick and it looks like it’s particle board or plywood under ...
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DIY: Multi-Panel Sliding Chalkboard

I have three chalkboards that I purchased from Amazon right here. Each board is roughly 10 lbs. I want to DIY a railing system that can hold all three boards such that Two of the boards are fixed and ...
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Can I remove double top plate?

I am doing some renovation in my kitchen and when I removed the door that goes into kitchen, I came cross some sticking out wood from my ceiling and my wall and I am wondering if they can be removed ...
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How to fix a concrete crack on interior wall?

Help! Concrete crack on interior wall. Situation: bedroom poured concrete walls (40 years old) high rise building in a high humid climate, high floor. no issue or threat of water damage crack is ...
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How do I attach an interior wall between 2 trusses/studs?

I want to build interior wall which should go along trusses and studs. I need to install 72 inch French doors in the middle of the wall, so I need to support the wall from top and bottom. I can drill ...
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Best method for finishing horsehair plaster walls?

I’m in the process of renovating my 1920s house, which is constructed of concrete block, with stucco siding. The living room walls were in rough shape, so I started scraping away what was loose, which ...
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Hanging a thinner interior door on original frame

We live in a 1950's house and are replacing the internal doors. We've bought new doors of the same height and width as the originals, however they don't seem to be made as thick as they used to be. ...
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How do I install an interior pre-hung door?

I have installed several pre-hung exterior doors using the following process: Tip door into opening Remove 1 screw from each hinge Shim hinge side of jamb until it's plumb & flat Drive a long ...
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Help identifying the method of construction my house uses

Walls are approximately 13.75” thick. Listed as stone and stucco. I saw what looks like water damage in a corner and the, what I’m assuming is plaster, had been damaged. I cut the paint to expose ...
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How can I jack up a header for replacement?

I am trying to replace the header of a load bearing wall above some pocket doors. I have already done the header over the other set of doors on the other end of the room with no issues. However, when ...
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Painting over limewash brick

When we moved in to our home an interior brick wall had been painted over with some type of opaque white paint. I decided to limewash the wall - a coat of prep coat and two coats of limewash. It ...
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Can't work out what type of wall my bathroom has

I want to attach a bathroom cabinet above the sink in the image. The house is a UK terraced new build from 2020. This particular wall is one I share with my neighbour's house. However when I tap it it ...
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How to stop mosquitos from living in the window curtains and drapes

I'm observing that mosquitoes are living in the window curtains and drapes during daytime like a indoor safe haven and it starts the blood sucking spree when sun sets. I have seen people using the ...
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Painting interior doors right?

I am not a painter. I can't even paint a stick figure and literally the most painting I will do on a site is maybe give trim a primer coat - and I tend to mess that up. I have a house with ~15 large ...
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Kitchen vent accessed for use on other side of a wall?

We are thinking about buying an apartment and creating a small interior room in the living room. One of the walls in the living room shares a wall with the kitchen. This shared wall in the kitchen has ...
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Replacing older interior doors

Recently bought an older house that's been well maintained. But, the four bedroom doors sag on their hinges and rub against the frame, making them hard to close. Most have gaps on the bottom of 1/2 ...
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Interior Brick Wall: normal discolouration or mold

I live in an apartment. Do you think the black stains are normal discoloration or mold? We have to spray bleach/water mix on our bathroom ceiling because the porous concrete ceiling easily grows mold.
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Will a 30"x80" prehung door fit in a 31" x 82" rough opening?

I have a number of doors I need to install. My rough openings range from 31" wide up to 32" wide. Will a 30"x80" prehung door fit in these openings? Or do I need to trim out the ...
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How much better is modern soundproof drywall + resilient channel vs what they did in the 50s? [closed]

Background I have an existing bedroom with an interior wall that already has 1/2" drywall hung in front of another 1/2" of some kind of insulation panel (not asbestos, just cellulose ...
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Adding an interior wall to make additional bedroom

I’m wanting to add an interior (non load bearing) wall to close off an open space in my house. I would also be adding a door, and a closet and door on the other side. This is a second floor area and ...
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Where to locate knobs on bifold doors that must be opened and closed from both sides?

I'm installing two of these bifold doors side-by-side in a 60" frame: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Pinecroft-30-in-x-80-in-Optique-Clear-Full-Lite-Universal-Reversible-Interior-Wood-Bi-fold-Door-...
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What kind of header do I need for a 10 foot span supporting twin pocket doors?

I am currently remodeling an open loft area into a bedroom. Currently there is just an opening and I am going to be building an interior wall with two converging pocket doors. For pocket doors I am ...
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What kind of stucco is used in this style?

I am following a site on Instagram which centers around mediterranean styled homes. A common feature is the beige stucco, that is also being used for wet applications like pools and ponds. I have ...
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Would there be any code requirements in the way of leaving roof trusses and attic above a habitable room exposed for an industrial look.?

I am working on remodelling my house and want exposed ceilings in some rooms. The roof was recently replaced and r-35 insulation was installed above my roof decking. All interior walls were framed and ...
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How to understand if a wall crack is serious?

I am trying to determine how serious this wall crack is. I am open to all comments and suggestions. In particular, I was wondering: How to assess the damage? Should I get professional help, if so, ...
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Paint peeling in humid old house

Houses, mainly built with bricks, in my hometown tend to get a lot of humidity. In some old houses, it makes bubbles in the paint and causes paint peeling. Here are some of the pictures of places ...
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Color match with fading colors

DIY - interior painting. The colors of the walls have faded, I'd assume after 10+ years? Should I be color-matching in Home Depot with a chip of the existing paint, or using the exact formula that was ...
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Can electrical conduit indoors on surface of finished wall penetrate ceiling without special portal?

I'm running some THHN wires from surface-mounted receptacles in a finished kitchen up the surface of the wall and into the attic. Surface run is wiremold 700 raceway, conduit in attic is flex. I've ...
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How to install something to my spiral staircases so that I can separate two floors?

I’d like to do something to my spiral staircases so I can separate my second floor and first floor with a door or something. The reason being I don’t want my pets to go downstairs as we use our first ...
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Barn door with one of the bolts on drywall

I just installed a barn door track on a nice, solid piece of timber. However, the piece of timber doesn't go all the way horizontally, meaning that the last bolt is just on the drywall (plasterboard), ...
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Is it normal for objects to stick to interior paint like this? Or is the paint not fully cured?

I just bought a house. The investor painted it about 2 months ago with semi gloss interior paint. I am not sure if paint has fully dried because it feels slightly rubbery when I run my fingers across ...
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Is this a load-bearing wall seen on this architectural building plan?

Hello community! I wanted to ask if anyone could assist in figuring out whether this wall is load-bearing based on this architectural building plan?? This wall is currently the back of a reach-in ...
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Need help identifying old house interior wall panel

I'm fixing a hole in a wall that is made of a material I cannot identify and therefore locate. House was built circa 1940. I believe the wall was exterior before an addition. The material is ...
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How can my botched paintjob over orange peel be fixed?

I was repainting a small interior wall with an orange peel texture. I've repainted other walls without issue but on this cursed wall I screwed up in just about every way imaginable. Long story short, ...
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Best Layout for Bathroom [closed]

Im just wondering what the best layout would be for a shared apartment bathroom with 5 people in terms of allowing the most people to use the bathroom at the same time taking into account the people ...
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Door trim different depth on walls

Looking for a solution to trimming a door and struggling to do it the best way. Left side of door will fit normal casing size; however, the right side is 1.75" of difference in depth. Since it's ...
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Fitting an internal door lining into the void

I live in a Victorian era flat in London. We have had one of the downstairs rooms completely damp-proofed and re-plastered and in the course of decorating today I noticed that the bottom of one of the ...
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Best type of primer and paint to use over acrylic paint "mural"

Just moved to a room where 3 of the walls are almost completely painted over in an "artistic" manner. I scraped down the high spots; don't really want to (or think it's worth it) to sand and ...
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Determine if wall is loadbearing

I was planning on removing half of this wall that is on my first floor. The joists in the basement, between the first and second floor, and in the attic all run parallel to this wall. Above this room ...
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How do we choose the color and combination for home interior [closed]

I'd like to decide the colours for my home interior walls( Front yard, Hall, Bed room , Dining room , kitchen, bathroom and back yard and also I'd like the colors to match with tiles color which is in ...
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Which conduit to use

I'm installing a 220 volt 30 Amp plug for a scuba compressor. I'm installing it my sun room. There is a hole in floor trim already from the old heating system so I was planning on using that. Run ...
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How do you avoid double doors from jamming when opening at the same time?

I'm installing double interior doors for the master bedroom. Unlike many double door installations where one of the doors is locked into place with a flush bolt, these doors will each have a ball ...
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