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hanging a water hose holder on stucco… do I need to find a stud?

I am hanging a water hose holder for a 50 foot all-rubber hose. This holder can be mounted with 6 screws (2 rows X 3 columns). Would it be necessary to try to at least get that middle column ...
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Is it safe to cut the plug off a power strip (then reattach it) in order to run it through a wall?

I'm trying to hide the cable for the power strip that my TV is plugged into by running it behind my drywall. However, I have to go through a stud. I'm thinking I can probably drill a hole through the ...
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Studs cut to fit the sewer pipe — is it ok?

I removed the drywall in a kitchen and found that studs are cut through to fit the sewer pipes. Is it OK to keep them as is or should I do something? I am thinking about installing the stud shoes. ...
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After 1 year, how much gap between members is acceptable in light framing?

Many of the connections between various members (rafters, collar ties, joists, studs) in the attic of a newly constructed small barn (~1 car garage) have grown over the past year. In short, the ...
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Mounting a TV on non-load bearing wall

The TV is 55 inches, and weighs about 40 pounds. The wall mount I plan on using will be able to reach 2 studs. Will this be enough to support the TV? Does it make a difference if the wall is a load ...
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Projector arm on drywall (possible stud available)

I am planning to hang a projector which weighs 8lbs (~3.5kg), on a wall arm. The arm weighs 4lbs (~1.8kg) and has a load capacity of 44lbs (~19.9kg), and I'll be hanging the projector at the arm's ...
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Some questions on framing a doorway in a hallway

I am hoping to add a door / wall in a hallway. The hallway is 42" wide. I have most of what I need to do figured out, but I was unsure about one part - attaching my door framing to existing walls/...
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Unexpected wood behind drywall

I'm installing a speaker wall bracket (Q Acoustics 2000WB) onto drywall. It has five mounting holes. Photo from https://pricespy.co.uk/product.php?g=603554 I'm running into some wood immediately ...
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Flexing in the boards where my studs should be

I am putting up a TV Wall Mount on a wall in my basement. I used a stud-finder to find the appropriate places to drill, and lined everything else up with a level. The stud-finder showed me the 2 ...
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Mounting an in home network cabinet without two studs, maybe use plywood?

first post, I need some help. I am attempting to hang a 12u network cabinet in my laundry room. The problem is I only have one stud to use, maybe an additional corner stud, but the other stud is ...
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Can I reuse mounting holes into a stud for a shelf?

I'm painting and I have to take a big shelf off the wall. The shelf is screwed into the studs because of it's size. The wall is drywall. Will I be able to use the same holes as before and keep the ...
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Can 8 foot tall 2“ x 2” furring strips attached to a floor plate and joists hold a 60 lb water heater? [closed]

I'm trying to hang a 60lb tankless water heater in my basement against an exterior wall and trying to figure out if I can get away with 2" x 2" pine furring strips and some plywood. Assuming minimal ...
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Articulated arm wall-mount (13lb. LCD monitor), 25 gauge metal stud, 3/4" drywall

Looking for a sanity check Could one mount an articulating arm to 25 gauge metal stud behind 3/4" drywall using a toggle bolt instead of lag bolts into wood/concrete? Load is 13lbs., arm itself is ...
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basement framing with metal Studs Best way to fasten them to the floor

I'm planning on framing my basement with metal stud (2-1/2" x 10' 25-Gauge Drywall Interior Metal Stud). I have XPS foam 2" attached directly to the concrete wall. I plan to leave a 1/2"-1" air gap ...
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Drywall extended out from studs?

I moved into a house I’m renting a few months back. I’m allowed to drill holes in the walls so long as I cover them before I move out... So I’ve marked the studs, I drill, and there’s nothing behind ...
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How should I go about a partial (bottom 1/5) exterior wall stud replacement?

I tried searching for this answer but only found one other question that seemed relevant, but doesn't exactly answer my question. My water heater blew while I was on vacation. I didn't have insurance ...
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How to identify if wood-framed wall is load-bearing?

I'm removing a wall in my bedroom/bathroom to open it up for more closet space. Now I've been hesitant on knocking it down until I'm 110% sure it's not load bearing. To my understanding a load bearing ...
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Installing TV on metal studs

So I tried installing my new Samsung 55" inch LED above the fireplace on an articulating mount (about 45 pounds on the TV) and found metal studs. I decided to open up the wall and install 2x4 wood ...
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I need to know how to replace a water damaged wood rotten stud in a wall

I just bought a house built in 1930. The previous owners had a crack in the shower. I need to know how to replace the stud that holds up that wall as it is now rotten from water damage. The drywall is ...
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Adding a bulkhead to a framed/stud wall

I am looking to build a framed/stud wall that's roughly 3500mm wide and 100mm deep but I also need to add a bulkhead to a section of it, see the image below: Do I: A: Build the full width of the ...
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Type of Plasterboard to use in a bathroom?

I'm installing a few framed/stud walls in a bathroom which will be covered in plasterboard and will eventually be tiled. The walls are not going into a shower, bath or other area where they are ...
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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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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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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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Mounting tv using wall studs, cant drill more than ~1 inch

Hello so I am trying to mount my tv using a rosewill RHTB-16001 and trying to drive in the pilot holes to be able to screw in the lag bolts. Following the manual using a 1/4 inch drill bit I drilled ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Notch more than 25% deep on a load bearing wall stud. Help!

I hired someone (so much regret) to mount a tv for me and they notched the studs of the load bearing wall for the cabling. I don't have a picture of the notch but I have a picture of the mounting 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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Is a California corner as strong as 3 or 4 stud corner?

I want to build the best exterior corners for a house in a high wind (wind not earthquake) area. I will not ever use a 2 stud corner with clips for multiple reasons. However I would like to use a ...
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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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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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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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Reinforcing a Load Bearing Wall

I just finished removing 100 year old plaster/lathe combination over a long load bearing wall in my basement. It revealed quite a bit of termite damage to a load bearing wall and header going across ...
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Why did a bulge appear after I mounted a wine rack to my wall?

I'm new to 'DIY-ing' and this evening I mounted a wooden wine rack to my wall. I used a stud finder, made my marks and when I drilled the hole on the left hand side it felt like.. nothing.. no stud. I ...
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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 ...