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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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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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