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Is mold on new construction framing a concern?

I'm having a new construction home built. While touring the home, I noticed some black stuff on some of the wood (and gray stuff on other wood). The builder tells me it's just from the wood sitting on ...
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Are black areas on studs of shower surround a concern or usable as is?

Gutted a shower alcove, of concrete foundation house built in 1954. To my hopeful eye, there's no sign of "toxic" moist black mold in the way it's typically depicted in photos meant to ...
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Can I skip jack studs and install a window directly to the studs if i use Simpson ties to support the header?

I am doing some upgrades on a redwood shingled one story cabin. I would like to install a 30 inch window in an existing wall between studs, 16" on center, cutting only the center stud. My ...
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how can I fix a removed studs, on wall in basement above stairs?

I had my basement waterproofed, and some studs had to be cut to drill for the drainage pipe. They also cut the bottom plate, which I cut a piece of PT wood and set it in place where the section was ...
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What type of electrical boxes can I use on small metal studs

I am having trouble knowing what type of electrical boxes to use on smaller metal studs. I recently purchased a new construction that has an unfinished walk out basement. On the three sides of the ...
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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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Drilling through load bearing wall diagonally

I am familiar with the code requirements for drilling holes through studs in walls, whether they be loadbearing or non-loadbearing. My question is, does it matter if the holes are drilled diagonally ...
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Remounting a pullup bar that is slightly off level

I mounted a Rogue P4 Pull up bar system on my wall. I used 6 x 1/2" x 4.5" inch lag screws to fix each post to the wall. I did my best to make each post leveled. However, in the end, one of ...
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Running electrical cable across shallow stud resting on exterior wall

I'm attempting to add a new receptacle to power a wall-mounted projector. The nearby existing receptacle from which I'm powering the new one is on an adjacent stud bay. I was planning to fish the ...
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Hanging over both screws into drywall vs one into stud and another into drywall

I'm hanging a heavy, 30" circular mirror with two mounting brackets 18-20" apart so I have two options: Use one drywall anchor for a screw and mount the other screw into a stud. Use two ...
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Which screws to hang pegboard to studs in a garage?

extreme noob here. I bought some pegboard 48" x 24" which I want to hang landscape across 16" gap studs in my garage (exposed). The pegboard is 1/4 thick tempered (Tempered hardwood 1/4 ...
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How do I replace the king stud and header on a termite damage exterior wall?

Exterior wall has termite damage and I'm not sure how to support it and replace it.
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Is it important that the framer add extra plate to the floor instead of putting the load bearing stud directly on the plywood?

I brought a licensed contractor to reframe the kitchen door, expand the laundry closet into a nook, and remove some of the studs to eliminate a linen closet. First, they did a very bad job, cutting ...
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Can you weaken a stud by drilling too close to the edge?

I wasn't exactly looking for a stud, was hanging a frame so I just used anchors. Drilled 3/16" holes for the anchors, but I am pretty sure I hit a stud. If I did indeed hit a stud, and somehow ...
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Correct wooden batten size to support heavy item on drywall

I'm going to install the Ikea Boaxel wardrobe storage system and because I have plasterboard walls I going to screw horizontal battens into the wall studs and then attach the 2m Boaxel vertical rails ...
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Is it a structural concern that my plumber cut through 6 studs to install water line?

We had a plumber come out and install a water line for a pot filler and it looks like he cut through 6 studs without our permission on the exterior wall of the house. We are worried it could cause ...
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Using narrow (25mm-27mm) steel studs for walls

I did some research, watched some videos. All of those shows how to install standard steel studs for walls (50mm-100mm x 50 mm). For ceiling there are more narrow studs, like 60mm x 27mm or 60mm x ...
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Mount TV to drywall with very little clearance

I'm attempting to mount a TV (a monitor actually) to a wall in our old house. This particular room was originally plaster walls and at some point, someone decided to redo the whole thing with drywall,...
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How can I attach a stud wall to a concrete block wall with drywall?

I'm planning on building a media wall spanning the entire width of a wall in the kitchen. This will involve building a stud wall which will be fixed either side to a 'dot and dab' wall, concrete ...
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If a screw is torn out from a wall, could that significantly damage a stud?

Someone slipped on the stairs and grabbed the railing. Unfortunately, the railing came loose, pulling a screw from the stud. Could pulling the screw out like this have damaged the stud in a meaningful ...
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Why is there a fiberboard right behind my drywall?

My house was built in 1979 and is located in Quebec, Canada. I was trying to find stud behind my wall (it is an exterior wall) but my stud detector was returning nothing. I decided to cut the drywall ...
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Are ring-shaped protection plates made?

I know of the flat stud guards for pipes plumbed through studs, but do they have metal ring versions you could place inside the hole in the stud instead? Main reason I am asking is because if I run ...
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Finding Studs Behind Wood Paneling + Lath and Plaster

I have a house that was built in 1924 and the original wall finish is lath and plaster. At some point, the entire home was refinished with 1/4" faux wood paneling. I'm having a difficult time ...
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Mounting gym equipment to drywall frames with metal studs

I have recently mounted a folding squat rack to dry wall framed with metal studs. Following another thread I mounted 2 2x6 horizontally across the length of the wall and attached to each stud with ...
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Are snap toggles a good way to mount a TV to metal studs? [duplicate]

We have metal studs. The mount we purchased weighs about 6kg and is a single stud mount with 20" articulating arm. TV is a thin 55" LG TV ~19kg so about 25kg/55lbs all in. Was thinking about ...
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Do I need to add studs into existing wall ends when adding a partition wall?

I am going to be starting a project to add a partition wall to our formal dining room to separate it into a pantry and an office. The location for the partition wall doesn't have any studs, but it ...
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3/4” Furring Strip Sufficient Holding Strength for French Cleat Wall?

I have 3/4” thick furring strips (1x2s) anchored to a concrete wall (very securely) that I am planning to put 1/2” plywood on for a French cleat wall. Will the 3/4” depth, using a 1.25” screw to ...
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Interior wall appears to have missing stud. What's going on?

I'm mounting some simple Rubbermaid-type shelves to the wall. (One upright track is affixed to each stud, and brackets are used to attach each shelf to the uprights.) The wall is typical interior ...
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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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Angle Braces In Place of Stud

edit: Not an expert on the subject, but I think my question could be “reframed” as what are framing options when you can’t use a king stud on a load bearing wall? I believe tried and true solutions ...
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Stud seems too shallow, what is going on? is mounting a TV safe?

I am mounting a TV above my fireplace and I am getting a bit anxious about the stud we are going to attach the mounting system on to. After struggling for a while to find the stud we used a thin nail ...
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Is there an only proper way to frame a stud wall?

I can't find a rule book on properly framing a wall. Seems like there are no rules for studs placement except those for doors or windows and the 2 studs on the ends. But the inspector does check for ...
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Stringer - Running 2x4s on top of the dry wall connected to the wall studs behind

I need to mount two vertical strips (blue color in the picture below ) which will hold shelves that can support roughly 400lbs of weight in total. I want to mount this in the center position of the ...
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Moving the opening into my kitchen, with plaster and expanding metal lath

I would like to move the entryway into my kitchen over about 10 inches. The wall is plaster with metal lath and metal studs. No wood at all. I am wondering how to frame the new entryway. What ...
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attaching an OTR microwave mounting bracket/rail to a bumpout

I am installing an OTR microwave between cabinets which are 15 1/4" deep. The OTR needs cabinets no more than 13" deep, so I've built out from the wall 2 1/4" using a stack of three 1x6 ...
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Fixing water-damaged, rotting frame. Who to hire?

I'm renovating my basement bathroom and feel over my head as maybe this is a bigger problem. First time home owner. What professionals should I hire to assess/fix this issue? Please be specific ...
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Which nut and bolt to attach wood to metal?

I need to attach a "plank of wood" to a metal bar, shown as the two bolts C in the figure below. This problem arises while designing a proper way for hanging a chin-up bar. Notice in ...
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Drilling through the center stud - Can't identify what material is it?

I'd need to drill through the center stud above my fireplace to mount a tv. The stud is beside a power outlet. There is brick veneer in the front and the stud is in the very end but I also see one ...
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Can I remove diagonal brace lumber from the walls of my shed?

In my shed, there are two 2×4 diagonal braces attached across the studs (highlighted in red on a picture). I want to install shelves along those walls, so want to remove those 2x4s. Can I safely do ...
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What is the best way to attach wood studs to existing steel studs?

I'm facing this problem in a friends apartment in MA. His studs are 24 on center which met code requirements when it was built. I had planned to go with a piece of half inch ply, but it seems 3/4 is ...
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Total max weight hung on single stud

I'd like to hang a gas central heating vertical radiator on a single timber stud behind a thin plasterboard wall. The stud is 38mm wide (actual size) and (presumably, difficult to measure) around 75mm ...
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How can I mount a 55" TV on a wall with 5/16" paneling?

We have a 55" OLED TV 55 C9 and its wall bracket go together in the box. However I need to mount it on the wood paneling wall which is 1 cm thick and there is a distance around 2 inches space ...
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Can I mount a TV stand on drywall on only one stud?

I have a TV stand pretty similar to this one It weighs about 20 kg (44 lbs). I also have a TV that weighs about 10 kg (22 lbs). Now because the TV stand is too low, I'd like to mount it on the ...
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Mount 50" TV into shallow studs

I'm trying to mount a 50 inch TV (25 lbs) over a fireplace using a Sanus tilt mount. The previous homeowner had a TV mounted over the fireplace so I assume it's doable, but I'm not sure what the size ...
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Should existing drywall and floor be cut to install a partition wall

I would like to divide a room into two rooms with a dividing wall. Should I remove a portion of the ceiling drywall, and drywall on abutting walls, and should I remove the portion of the subfloor to ...
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Modifying load bearing studs

The builder of our house put two double load-bearing studs in the middle of the media room wall where we want to install an in-wall center channel speaker. Would installing a box frame with double 2x4'...
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GEC and NM cable through same hole?

I'm replacing old 240v wiring in our home and the grounding electrode conductor was put through the same hole in the stud as the 240v cable was. I am not wanting to drill any more holes in the studs ...
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Basement Steel Stud Framing with 1.5" Float

How does one frame a basement with steel studs where 1.5" of float is required? I reached out to the inspector and he said "...use a bottom slip track deep enough to accommodate 1 ½” of ...
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How to repair blind bracket screw coming out of top surface of window frame

I moved into a house with some pretty nice blinds installed already, Hunter Douglas Duette (I think). The blind I'm looking at has 4 plastic brackets (these ones specifically) which are screwed ...
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Connecting two joists with a wooden piece to hang a projector screen

I have a projector screen (45lbs) that I have to hang on the ceiling on it's two ends. However the joists on the two ends are not correctly positioned so I can't hang the projector screen where I want ...
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