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Temporary removal of one load bearing stud

I want to temporarily remove a wall stud on a load bearing wall in order to access the floor below it. Do I need to provide a temporary support for that one stud? The time period could be a month or ...
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What do I need for a wall shelf that will support an aquarium?

I'm starting a DIY wall shelf project. I'm not very handy, and I've never done anything like this before, so I'd love some advice/guidance! The end goal is for the shelf to hold a 3 gallon aquarium (...
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Repair Top of Stud

I was drilling a hole through the top plate in the attic for Ethernet conduit and got too close to a non load bearing stud for the room below. The hole saw got the head of a nail and left a gap that ...
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Is it okay for one curtain hanging bracket to be screwed into drywall with no anchors?

I'm trying to hang curtains from near the ceiling. I have 5 brackets. 4 of them have successfully been screwed into wood, at least with the top screw (the bottom screw was as a wall anchor into ...
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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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What is behind my plasterboard!? Studs appear to be random in position and length!

I'm hoping to mount a 23kg tv on an articulating mount to a plasterboard wall and I gather they are supposed to have studs running vertically behind them with even spacings... BUT, stud finder is ...
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49" TV wall mount with full motion bracket on plasterboard

I recently purchased the LG 49SJ800V. I would like to wall mount this TV using a full motion TV bracket (like this). Aerial and electricity sockets are located at 1.83m from the floor on a ...
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Mount a fully articulated tv mount with only one stud

Here is my issue. In my house I have a recessed area that perfectly fits my 60" LED TV, the issue is that the stud I would use to mount is directly center of the recess and radiates 16" On either side ...
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How can I find a stud from the exterior to mount service mast?

I'm changing the location of the electrical service mast on my house. Is there an easy way(s) or a trick of the trade to find a stud from the exterior of the house so my lag bolts that will hold the ...
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How far apart are studs?

I'm using a stud finder to find studs behind dry wall and so far I've found 2 and they are 16" apart. Does that mean that there will be a stud every 16" or might the distance change between studs? Is ...
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Can I add framing to build a room under my basement staircase?

I have space under the basement staircase that I want to make a proper room with door. On one side I have a concrete block wall, so there is no issue there and I can put a door in the front. But on ...
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Wall stud in the way of vent hood exhaust

So I am in the midst of hanging a new vent hood in my kitchen and as luck would have it there is a stud nearly centered on where the vent hood exhaust needs to be. Looking for advice on the best way ...
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How do I install floating shelves on drywall using a drill?

I am installing some some floating shelves on drywall using a drill. What's the best way to ensure the shelves are a sturdy foundation that can support stacks of heavy books? Should I use a stud ...
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Is there a limit to length of notch cut in “rear” stud in staggered stud wall?

I am trying to flush-mount a structured wiring cabinet in a non-load-bearing closet wall (nothing above it but a truss attic). The wall is a staggered stud wall, with each row of studs 16" o.c. and ...
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Finish a wall with uneven stud surfaces

I'm remodeling my bathroom. It was originally plaster so the stud work wasn't exactly spot on. I installed a new tub and plan on tiling so I had to get the walls squared. I married 2x4's next to ...
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Split in a Load Bearing Stud

How do I fix a split at the bottom of a load bearing 2x4 stud? The split is in the king stud for a window. It's a 9 in. long triangular shaped piece. It's 1/4 in. deep at the sole plate and expands to ...
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Use strips of OSB as studs for sound-insulating (movable) wall

I'm designing a wall/door sized 2.6*2.4 meters. It'll be made of 10mm thick OSB sheet, sandwiching 50mm of rockwool: I consider using 50mm - wide strips of 22mm OSB as studs to fix sheets to. To ...
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how much weight will a 1.5" long wood screw support when screwed into stud?

I'm looking to minimize how much my wall-mounted TV protrudes out of the wall by recessing the wall plate of the mount. The latter is going to be secured by 4 wood screws into 2x4 studs sitting 16" ...
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Where are the wall studs?

I'd like to put upright brackets above my sewing table, but I can't seem to locate the studs. The wall is shared with my neighbor in an apartment building. My stud finder was giving me some ...
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Finding studs through weatherboard

I'm trying to install this hose reel below onto my weatherboarded exterior wall. Do I necessarily need to remove some boarding to find the inner studs? Thank you.
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how to fasten shelf bracket?

How do I fasten a shelf bracket correctly? I think I'll need to drive the two upper screws in at an angle? This is a typical bracket with three screw holes: one at the bottom and two on the top. The ...
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Can I safely mount a wall-mount networking rack on one stud?

So I never really thought of it but I put a wall mount hinged Networking Rack in my home, it never came across my head "how much can this stud hold?" Image of the wall and rack: Ignore the mess ...
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Backer board bowing on 24" inch steel studs for rock ledger panel installation

I wanted to screw Hardie backer board (.42") over my drywall to the steel studs to adhere 6" x 24" x1" stone ledger panels using polymer modified thin-set, floor to ceiling is 12'. Problem is that ...
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How do I safely remove a drywall anchor from a stud?

I didn't realize that these were intended for use with drywall (I only found out the name of these things after the fact) and just put them in where we had a stud. Now, it turns out that my holes are ...
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Hanging Shelf With 79lb Drywall Anchor

I have a shelf I want to hang up for my son to put up his gaming console and other expensive items. The studs in my wall don't line up with the shelves mounts. I have some drywall anchors left over ...
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What heights can electrical wiring be fished through wall studs?

I want to install some closet rod supports for a double rod closet. My studs appear to be spaced every 16". The rod supports need to be drilled into the studs at heights of 42" and 84". The house is a ...
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Can I reduce the size of a chase, to more closely fit the ducts within it?

I have a framed in rectangle in my kitchen. I recently opened up a section of it and can see that there is only a 7" round duct in the roughly 22" x 30"box. I am wondering if I can possibly re frame ...
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Plumbing/venting outside of studs

Getting ready to start plumbing on new house. Just wondered if I could plumb/vent outside of existing wall and build another wall in front of it. It would eliminate drilling through studs and alot of ...
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How to cut out a piece of a stud fully from an existing wall?

I'm not sure what tool to use or how to use it to most effectively cut out a chunk of a stud of an existing wall that already has exterior wall sheathing on it. Things I've considered: 1) Circular ...
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Mount 55lbs tv on 2x3 studs

So I am going to mount a 65" tv weighing approximately 55.347lbs using an omni mount (probably this one: http://www.omnimount.com/products/tv_wall_mounts/full_motion/ulpc-x/). It supports a max ...
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Split vertical studs need replacement or reinforcement

About a dozen of the short, vertical studs that support my roof rafters are split along as can be seen in the picture. There seems to be some minor horizontal displacement as well. Obviously they ...
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Double Drywall: Stud is behind Door Frame

I am planning to hang a second layer of drywall along one side of an 18' hallway for soundproofing purposes (green glue between drywall layers) and I just want to make sure I am doing it correctly as ...
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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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Is there any difference between wood screw and anchor screws?

I have purchased a screws and plug set from IKEA. However, I want to secure a bookshelf on a stud. May I use the screws from the set? Is there any difference between screws with anchors and wood ...
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Hitting studs and not pipes

I'm mounting a vanity and mirror in a small half bathroom and there's only 1 stud to hit behind my drywall (1990's build). However, this stud seems to be flanked on either side with pipes. To make ...
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Why can't I drill into studs more than 1 & 1/2 inches?

I am trying to mount a TV onto an "exterior" wall. I used the quotes because I guess technically it may not be exterior (I live in a townhouse with dividing walls between the houses). Anyway, I've ...
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I need to find out how to straighten a wall

Just bought my first house and doing a lot of the work myself. I want to add electrical and audio lines but I want to make sure the walls are straight first. I've seen some videos where the guy cracks ...
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Semi-outdoor kitchen with metal studs

I'm going to be building a semi outdoor kitchen; outdoor but under a roof. Please note I live in a tropical country. The kitchen I'm looking to build has an L shape, won't have much equipment in ...
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is it safe to drill into this wall?

I'm going to install a small loft platform above the stairs in this picture. The most secure way would be to drill into the studs behind the paneling here, but i'm not sure about the wiring thats ...
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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 mount a TV when I can't find studs inside my wall?

WARNING: I'm not the greatest handyman. I bought a TV mount the other day, expecting to hang my heavy 40" TV above the fireplace. However, the instructions specifically say to first screw the mount ...
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Mounting TV on metal studs?

The wall contains metal studs 24 inch apart. On a previous TV, I installed an articulating TV mount (80lbs total with mount) on two metal studs with 4 snap toggles (that's 2 snap toggles per metal ...
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Correct placement for 1,200 lb pizza oven on wooden box I built

I am not much of a DIY-er, but I decided I wanted to try and make a stand for a 1,200 lb pizza oven I wanted to buy. I built a box out of 4x4's, and wrapped it in 5/8" OSB. The dimensions of the ...
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How can I center a TV on a wall with a centered stud?

I have a 60" Panasonic Plasma TV that weighs 81 lbs. I want to hang it on the wall using a full-motion wall mount made to handle 175 lbs. The wall is drywall with wood studs. I plan on using the 4 ...
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What tool can I use to cut wall studs straight?

Is there a hand tool (not power) that can be used to facilitate straight (or angled) cutting of wall studs? Something similar to this Miter Box, but for larger/heavier woods, such as 2x4 or 2x6 wall ...
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How to avoid nailheads in stud behind plaster?

Goal: I'd like to install a wall mounted shelf system in my bedroom. It's composed of vertical wood rails that screw into the wall, and then shelves and cabinets are hung off of the rails. ...
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Trouble finding studs in garage

I have a new house, and the garage shares a wall with an interior wall... trying to hang a pull up bar on it, so I need to find the studs. I took pictures of the house as it was being built, but all ...
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Is this a load bearing wall? Please help

I have a commercial space I am working on and would like to open up the wall between two rooms its a single story building, flat roof, concrete flooring. one room is 400 sq ft and the other is 600sq ...
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Mount pegboard to wall

I am attempting to mount a pegboard(the type you climbed up in gym class http://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-pine-maple-peg-board) to a drywall covered wall. Originally I thought lag bolts into the ...
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TV mount is 16.5“ wide but stud centers are 17” apart. Is it still safe to mount?

I am not able to install the mount by positioning it on the exact center of the studs. Is it alright if the holes are slightly off-center on the studs? The mount I am installing is this one, and my TV ...