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Is a soundproof stud wall made of 38 x 63mm CLS strong enough?

I'm building two stud walls joining at a right angle to create a small room in the corner of a larger room. The timber I'm using is 63x38mm (2 1/2" by 1 1/2" - actual measurement) CLS. One wall is 2.4 ...
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Should I use wider boards or shift studs to clear plumbing?

I am looking to put a stud wall in my shower to house the valves and also a few niches, it needs to be a minimum of 150mm deep, so do I use standard 50mm x 100mm (2x4s) boards and offset the stud wall ...
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Does this wall have any more studs?

I have a small little alcove in my wall which is perfect for a bookshelf and started stud hunting. I followed along either side of an outlet with a strong magnet until I found a screw and then moved ...
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Should I use steel or wood studs for basement exterior walls?

Related: When should you use metal studs? I'm planning on finishing my basement. (assuming all water issues are resolved) I'll be putting up a water barrier (tar paper) on all exterior walls, ...
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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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What lag bolts to use when mounting 65" TV to drywall using plywood?

I've seen this question asked before, but didn't see what hardware to use in putting up the plywood. I'm looking to mount my 65" TV above the fireplace using an articulating mount that mounts across ...
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Is it safe to mount a 40" TV fitted to drywall using one metal stud and snaptoggles?

My son has just fitted my new 40" LED TV to drywall. He did attach a board to the drywall but when he purchased the board he had assumed the metal studs were 18" apart not 24" so only bought a 20" ...
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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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Shelving units anchored to drywall and metal studs - Load Bearing and Safety Concerns

We are interested in purchasing a residence that has a workshop attached to it. The owner has erected metal shelving units like those shown in the attached photos. The shelving units are anchored to ...
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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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ceiling light where stud is

I want to put three pendant lights where there is no light currently. I drilled a test hole with a drill bit and hit wood. I'm trying to move it elsewhere, but if not can I do something with a pancake ...
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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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How can I find ceiling joists underneath this wood paneling?

Out on our front porch we'd like to hang a swing, but I can't figure out where any of the joists are underneath the wood paneling. I can't find any nails or screws of any sort and my stud finder isn'...
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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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Installing a Heavy Sliding Barn Door into Metal Studs

I'm looking to install a single, sliding barn door in the 2nd bedroom of my condo. The door is solid MDF and weighs 200 lbs, including the metal rail and sliding wheels. And being in a condo, I'm ...
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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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How do I frame a 2" (1.5") thick wall?

How would you put up/frame a wall where the 2x4 studs are turned flat to make the wall 2" thick? One especially tricky thing is that (it seems that) all nails must be toenailed since a 3.5" long 16d ...
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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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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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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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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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Will using concrete anchors in wall studs cause problems?

While installing a wall mount for a 48" TV, I realized I made a mistake. I drilled a ⅜ pilot hole in the wall stud and then installed the anchors provided with the mount that the lag bolts would be ...
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How do I find studs when stud finders won't work?

I was trying to hang my TV at my new place, on an interior wall (between living room and a bathroom). Using the stud finder on other walls worked fine, but on this wall I got some very strange ...
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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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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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Mounting articulating Arm for TV (43”) to wall with metal studs

I’d like to mount an articulating arm for my 43” TV in my basement, however have metal studs unfortunately. The mount is made for a single stud install. Luckily I have access to the back side of the ...
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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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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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What's the proper method for installing new studs in existing frame?

FYI - This is similar to a question I asked last week, but is about something more specific. Expect to see this image yet again in another question I will be asking later today :). I need to install ...
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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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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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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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