Questions tagged [studs]

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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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Corner studs removed to run pipe

I am having home renovations performed by a family friend, and I was concerned when I saw the studs at a corner of an interior wall have been cut. There are three two by fours which are stacked one ...
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How can I get a bolt with no head out of my wall?

I tried to screw this bolt into a stud to secure a 2x4. The hex head snapped off, and now the bolt is stuck. I managed to slide off the 2x4, but I have no idea how to extract the bolt. IIRC it's a 6&...
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Ceiling studs too thin

I am trying to find studs in the ceiling to drill holes for a heavy lamp. I need the stud to be at least two inches wide in order to get all the screws inside the stud. While using the stud finder I ...
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Is this vertical crack/split in stud significant?

Stud is in the exterior wall of my garage. I am looking to hang something fairly heavy (30-40lbs) using lag bolts on this stud. I am curious if the vertical cracks would be an issue or if they are ...
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Is straight lumber a thing of the past?

I am working on a bathroom project, which is a brand new room. I've gone out to purchase 2x3" lumber for this project (I don't prefer metal studs). It seems like everywhere I go to buy lumber, ...
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Filling gap at bottom of studbay

I have a large gap at the bottom of by stud bay where it bumps up against the siding. My house does not have sheathing, so what you are seeing is the siding. It is hard to tell, but the gap in the ...
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How to build a secret bookcase door in a cased opening?

I'm looking to build a secret bookcase door to a room that is currently just has cased opening entry. The opening is roughly 82" x 80" and my thought process would be to have two doors that ...
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How should I replace this rotten window header?

Here I have a corner bathroom. Left wall is exterior. My “header/top plate” is rotten. I am able to put my finger through it. I have never come across a window header that doubles as a wall top plate, ...
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Cutting support studs

I need to build a 42x16 box for an electric fireplace in the middle of a supporting wall. How can I put a 2x6 header as the top of the box
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How safe is it to mount a TV tight to the wall with steel studs?

I have a 55" TV that weighs about 37 lbs and I want to hang it on the wall. But I discovered that instead of wood studs, I have metal studs and can't drill into them. Is it safe to mount the TV ...
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Is 11 - 12 inches of overhang on a shelf too much?

I've got a couple of shelves that were manufactured to 120cm in length, which is slightly less than 48" (47.25"). Unfortunately, I discovered that the desired location has stud spacing of ...
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What is this metal inside my wall?

Last night I was try to put up a shelf across this narrow wall protrusion in my semi-finished garage. Magnetic stud finder registered on the edges but not in the center of the wall, so I believed it ...
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How are insulation R-values calculated for wall cavities of inconsistent thickness?

I'm designing a house which will have unconventional wall construction that varies in thickness. The wall cavities will be filled with dense-packed cellulose, rated at R-3.7 per inch. I want to ...
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Single stud removal

I have a 2 story house with basement built in 1904 and I'm wanting to create a doorway into a bedroom from the living room. Through the center of the house is the wall which is load bearing. The wall ...
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Can studs be 2-4 inches apart?

While preparing for a TV mounting on a wall, I've read on various answers here that the standard spacing is 16 or 24 inches between studs. I've run into a weird situation where there are 3 studs A, B, ...
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Can a triple stud be replaced with a thinner, stronger material?

We have a galley kitchen and our fridge takes up a lot of room when the door is open. I'd like to recess it back into the wall using some empty space in the dining room directly behind it. However ...
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Best way to attach Shelf Brackets on a Drywall for hanging Light Fixture without using Stud?

I'm looking to hang a 4ft T5 fixture for an aquarium to a pair of shelf brackets on a wall. I'm looking to mount it without using a stud if possible, maybe using a toggle bolt or drywall anchor. I'm ...
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Help identifying pieces in ambiguous wall anchor kit

I’m a newbie at installing things into the studs / drywall, and I need some help identifying how to use what is included in this wall rack mount kit. Three yellow pieces (anchors?) Three long screws ...
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Improvements to consider when opening walls during remodel of 60s home

I'm remodeling a 60s cabin home with vertical and horizontal wood board siding. While I have the walls exposed, I wonder about possible improvements I should consider while I have access to the open ...
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Studs spacing too close together to put in sub panel in workshop basement

I am putting in a sub panel on a load bearing interior wall ( basement wall with 12ft ceilings ) The studs are 2x6 and around 10-12in OC so I can not fit the panel I have (14in wide) The house was ...
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Can I replace two 2x4 jack studs with a steel bracket attached to side of adjacent 6x6 king stud?

As part of my kitchen remodel, I want to move my refrigerator into a closet. In order for the refrigerator to fit width-wise, I need to remove two jack studs on one side of the closet that are ...
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What is this orange yellow substance on my wooden studs inside walls?

There's some kind of orange yellowish looking substance that forms into tiny bubbles (it looks sticky, but I haven't touched it). It seems to be on my floor joists and wall studs. The house is from ...
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Is this notch in a stud acceptable?

My contractor notched a wall stud to turn the elbow of the gas line and i don't think he reinforced it. The wall above it holds a 21 inch wide by 36 inch height wall cabinet. There is also an over the ...
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Do studs in wooden buildings eventually get replaced as they lose their structural capacity?

I'm living in a 30 years old building made of wood - an ordinary apartment complex in Seattle. As I was drilling a hole into a stud, a thought occurred to me - over the years, these studs have ...
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Can I remove and reframe the top horizontal studs? for a TV mount

Photos (sorry too "big" to upload here) I am working on a project to install a heavy duty robotic mantel mount. Now I have gotten the walls open I can start seeing what needs to be done. For ...
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Tv will be off center if mounting to studs

I’m trying to mount my Samsung Frame above our fireplace. The placement of the studs makes it so the tv would be about 1 1/4 inch off center if I hang it with the included mount anchored into a stud ...
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Hanging curtain rods - metal stud above window?

I live in a new construction and want to install curtain rods above my full height balcony door and windows. I’d like to hang them half an inch above the window but my stud finder has a metal mode ...
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Basement rough-in PVC drain pipe is not centered with stud

Our basement rough-in PVC drain pipe is not centered with the wall studs. It is not a load bearing wall since it's a newly framed wall (wall can no longer be moved). We now have to extend the drain to ...
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What is the purpose of this joint in my wall stud?

I am getting ready to install a new bathtub and shower. After ripping everything out I noticed all the studs behind the original bathtub wall have cuts. See photo. If anyone can explain why the studs ...
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Is it possible to mount a 50" 30 lb. TV on one metal stud and one corner angle?

I have a slightly complicated TV mount job that I’d like to get your help on: The wall has one metal stud and one metal corner / L angle. These are spaced ~15" apart. I’d like to use a pivoting ...
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How can I repair a 1/2" hole partially into one of the king studs of my bathroom door frame?

I was trying to mount a shelf above the door in my bathroom. I used a stud finder before starting but apparently wasn't able to locate any studs and decided that I could use a toggle bolt I had on ...
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Can I be certain that there is a stud here?

I'm looking to mount a TV across the gap of a recessed window. The window is set a few inches back from the wall. The plan is to sink two screws into studs on either side of the window to fix the ...
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Should I cut back drywall before installing a new wall?

I'm adding a new wall/door in a current finished loft space to convert it from a loft to a bedroom. I've already decided to trim back the carpet and carpet pad to attach my bottom plate to the ...
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Installing Hammock Chair from Ceiling with Metal Joists

I’m mounting a hammock chair to my ceiling using 2 eye-bolt plates rated for 160 lbs max load. The plates came with 4 screws meant for wooden joists, but after drilling a pilot hole, I realized the ...
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Using a VESA mount across a 30" gap

I'm considering mounting my TV in a location where there is ~30" between studs (because there's a window there). Would it be okay to use a VESA mount such as this one across such a gap? Or is it ...
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Fastening a TV Wall Mount to studs through drywall

If I were mounting, say, a TV Wall Mount to studs through drywall, would I need to do anything to prevent the screws from digging into the drywall? Can I just use the screws that come with the ...
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Mounting a Boiler when the studs are not 16 on center

When looking for the studs to mount a boiler I found the studs are 18" on center. I even double checked my stud finder by using a magnet to find the nails in the drywall and they corroborate ...
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How do steel studs compare to traditional lumber in holding strength? [closed]

How can steel studs possibly compare to traditional lumber in holding strength? The fasteners will at best engage with a minuscule amount of metal of X wall thickness and then break through into empty ...
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How to fix stud drilled from the side?

The plumber I hired to install a new washer box drilled a bunch of chunks off one of the studs in my wall. The chunks taken off are from the left side of the stud when looking straight at the wall. ...
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Can I safely hang pegboard between studs, rather than across them?

I want to hang pegboard in my shed, which has exposed wooden studs (2x4). Most instructions for hanging pegboard say to screw them to the outward facing side of the studs (the 1.5" side) to span ...
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Cantilevered pillar TV mount extension

My fireplace is flanked by 24" depth bookshelf niches. I want to install a flat-panel TV so that it is flush with the fireplace, so 24" off the back wall. I'm aware that "full extension&...
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How does one find studs in double drywall

I have a lot of kitchens to install on walls with double drywall over metal studs. My Franklin Sensors stud finder is great for single drywall but is failing on double, I have been having to search ...
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How to repair holes in wall and properly mount a clothes pole?

We just moved into our house and tried hanging up my wife's winter clothes. Once we had both sides of the racks filled up the whole thing fell down. We had a handy man come out, and we figured out ...
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Would diagonally bracing studs on either side of a load bearing stud be safe to remove the load bearing stud?

I presume not since I can't find much on it, but I'm curious on why if not. Basically let's say we have three studs A,B, and C and we wish to remove the middle stud B. Could we run 45 degree braces ...
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how to trim existing stud width?

I want to recess something into the wall between the studs. Problem is that it is approx. 1/4" longer than the gap between the studs. Is there a way to shave off this small amount of the ...
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Partition wall studs not plumb

I just gutted out my bathroom in the basement and the studs on the wall between the bathroom and the basement kitchen are not plumb. The wall itself is but the intermediate studs within the wall are ...
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Difficulty finding studs on external wall of renovated house - any good rules of thumb?

I'm trying to find studs on an exterior wall of a recently (10 years?) renovated house that I'm renting. I've had issues before where the studs in a wall seem to be a bit wonky - irregularly space, ...
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Is it a problem if several load bearing studs aren't plumb?

To make a long story short, please check the picture that I took. There are 2 vertical load bearing studs are not parallel. The contractor moved one of the studs to the left at the bottom. Is that ...
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Is the wooden-stud basement wall that runs next to & parallel to the shared concrete wall separating two townhouses load-bearing?

Okay gang, so here's my deal: My wife and I recently bought a 2-story (with a half-finished basement) townhouse, sandwiched in the middle of a row of other townhouses. After lengthy negotiation, I ...

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