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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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I need to hang a mirror above a vanity, with plumbing running down alongside the stud. How do I make sure I hit the stud, and not the pipe?

The mirror hangs from a single strap, and is heavy enough that whatever I use needs to go into the stud.I know that the water pipe is there, running along the side of the stud. I have tried using a ...
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How to work around bowed king stud for a window frame?

I'm framing for a new window in an existing wall, and the left king stud bows out slightly. How can I fix this? My current plan is to place the new (straight) jack stud against the king stud, and add ...
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How many studs do I need for ~60 lbs TV + soundbar

With the TV mount bracket I have, I can get it in 3 studs. If I need 4 studs I will need a bigger TV mount. My TV is 56 pounds and my sound bar (attached to TV) is 5 pounds. So I'm wondering if 3 ...
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Am I ready to install window framing in load bearing wall?

I'm looking to add a window to an exterior, load-bearing wall. In front of the wall (which rests on the foundation) is another "wall" framed for wood paneling. I need to cut through the ...
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studfinder’s ac setting is going off AFTER placing screws

I have a precise question about what my walls are getting up to, and reading the experiences of others hasn’t helped much. I have a vivreal studfinder that includes metal and ac sensors, and plaster ...
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Studs 16 inches on center, but extra one between two of the studs with electrical outlet? [closed]

Is it normal for there to be "extra" studs for electrical outlets? My house is 16in spacing but on this particular stud the next stud is 4 inches. And then the next one is back to 16inches. It's as ...
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How can I run cable through perpendicular studs?

I have an electrical outlet powered by a cable that does through a stud. This is currently the first outlet in the series I'm adding another outlet on a nearby wall that is perpendicular to the first ...
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What amount of wood defects is acceptable in a lumber delivery?

I took a delivery ($200 delivery fee!) from 84 which included eighteen 2x6 studs. Of those, only two didn't have significant defects. About 14 have significant (1"+) wane on two sides. Four have long ...
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Rookie question regarding studs in garage ceiling

Good afternoon, Im trying to hang two hooks in my garage ceiling to hang a bicycle. I used a magnetic stud finder and marked a bunch of points where it stuck. To confirm, the studfinder is just ...
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What's the difference between “Framing Lumber” and “Framing Studs”?

The Home Depot website has these two as categories under Dimensional Lumber. Why would one want to exclude items from one category during a search for wood to use in a project? What is the ...
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How do I drywall when the studs are not flush? [duplicate]

I have a problem with my bathroom. I recently had someone come and switch the door from the kitchen side to the other side while redoing my kitchen. He did a great job and the kitchen looks great. ...
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Mounting mess up - need advice

I was asked to mount a bar to suspend cookware from in a kitchen. The plan was to use toggle bolts and mount it above another suspended cookware bar. I began drilling my 5/8" hole through the ...
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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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Strengthen a Stud Wall for more Roof Support

What is a good way to improve the strength of a stud wall so that it can better support the roof ? On this 20'x20' garage, there is a wall with only 33" of non-opening. Is there a super strong steel ...
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Which is the right screws to use to mount ikea pegboard to studs for heavy weights with noob skills?

I am super confused and overwhelmed with the amount of research I have done so pardon the post that may seem like a duplicate but I need help in specifically this context. Problem Statement : I want ...
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Finding ceiling joists overhead

I am trying to find some ceiling joists to hang a punching bag from. I have hit one joist, I got it because the track from my garage on the same parallel. I drilled a hole, hit wood, and verified with ...
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What is the purpose of a deeply cut stud in interior walls?

As I have worked on my 30-year-old house, I found some interior 2x6 wall studs are deeply cut, clearly done at the time the home was built. The cuts are somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 along the length ...
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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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How much weight can a 2x4 bear horizontally?

I am building an indoor climbing wall that will have 4 or 5 different sections no longer than 44". I am planning on using 2x4 to make frames for each of the sections that will be 96" by up to 44". The ...
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Drywall repair with cut wall studs

We've just had a french drain installed around our basement. In a couple of places, it was necessary to open a hole in a (non-load-bearing) wall, leaving both a hole in the drywall and a cut stud: I ...
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Hanging a heavy edgeless mirror so that it tilts down

I have a mirror similar to this: I'd like to hang it like this: ...where the angle can be easily adjusted whenever I'd like. I'd like to figure out how to simply, cheaply, and securely (living in ...
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What's this metal thing in my wall where the studs should be, and how do I put a shelf on it?

I'm attempting to mount a shelving system (specifically, a Rubbermaid single-track adjustable shelf) to a wall and am running into something quite strange. Here's what I know: Studfinder appears to ...
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Can you mount a plastic junction box to metal studs?

Inspired by this answer Forget about plastic boxes, they are a wild misfit. They are generally kitted up to nail to wood joists. Can't nail to a steel joist. For a standard "new work" box, I ...
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Closet studs turned, wall is uneven

I am currently working on a kitchen remodel. When I opened up the wall, I discovered that most of the studs were uneven. The previous cabinets had been affixed to a 1x that ran the whole length of the ...
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How do we add structurally sound faux stud for a single stud TV mount?

We are preparing to install a single stud TV mount, (Kanto PS300). However the ideal place to put it (visually for the room), lies between two studs. We want to open up the wall and frame in a faux ...
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What are the steps to raising an interior wall header?

First of all, thanks to Dale Cox. I copied and modified his diagrams on https://www.do-it-yourself-help.com/. 1st diagram shows partial section of wall between my kitchen and dining room. There is ...
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Can I add strips of lumber to studs in a framed wall to meet plumbing hole size limitations?

If you want to fit a 2” PVC pipe with 2.375” OD in a non load bearing wall stud, it needs to be less than or equal to 60% of the width of the stud. i.e a stud which would need to be just over 3.95” in ...
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How can I mount a television with wiring in the wall behind?

My husband and I are mounting a tv. The stud finder shows some type of electrical wires by the stud we need to drill into. How can we safely drill into this stud without nicking any wires? Or should ...
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Basement framing around finished window

I'm framing my basement using steel studs. I have this sliding window on the window well (see picture) that already has a finished framing all around and is flush with the concrete wall. How do I ...
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No Load Bearing Walls & Home was Drywalled Prior to Walls Constructed

I've taken on a large project on a 700 sqft home. I'm gutting it down to the studs because of mold issues and I continue to find unusual things. It is basically a three room house. Each room has ...
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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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Cutting stud in load bearing wall to create vent opening for cooktop hood

We are installing a wall mounted cooktop hood over a gas cooktop as part of our renos. We have centered the cooktop along the kitchen wall but unfortunately that places the center line right in ...
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Will there always be studs in the corner of two walls?

My stud finder seems to have trouble when I'm in the corner of two sheets of plaster/drywall. Can I just assume there will be studs behind each wall in the corner? And what about where the wall meets ...
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Repair basement stud walls after french drain

I had a french drain / water management system in my basement to deal with leaky walls, and as part of the installation the contractor had to cut in around my foundation. To give themselves room to ...
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Using Different Screw in Drywall Anchors

I have custom mounting hardware for a floating shelf I'm looking to install. This hardware came with its own special screws, which are meant to be screwed into wooden studs and support the mounting ...
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Multiple holes in exterior wall studs for electrical wiring

Our home in Toronto was built in the early 70s with aluminum wiring. Since we are doing a bunch of renovations we took the decision.to replace the existing aluminum wiring with copper wiring. The ...
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Clean way of Extending Stud for Mounting on Drywall

I am trying to mount hooks onto my walls to hang a crossbar for a photography backdrop roll. The backdrops are 86 inches. However below there is a shelf that slighty jets into the area where the ...
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Reason for no header spanning this load bearing wall?

I'm fairly certain this is a load bearing wall as the beam in the basement is directly below this wall. My question is, shouldn't the area pointed at with the white arrows have a header if this is a ...
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Hanging things on metal studs

My house has metal studs (South Florida) and I cannot figure out how to easily get screws into the studs for hanging things such as curtains. I have tried the pilot hole approach with a titanium drill ...
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Re-using lag bolt holes?

Can holes in wood studs that previously held lag bolts be re-used with lag bolts of the same diameter or will this not hold safely? More detail: I have a piece of fitness equipment mounted to wood ...

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