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Vertical structures which usually enclose, divide, define, or protect an area.

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How do I install 3 internal air conditioning units in a minimally invasive way?

I recently bought an apartment with 2 bedrooms and 1 living room. I want to install air conditioning, ideally in each of the 3 rooms, but I have the following problematic configuration: I have all ...
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Should I be concerned about rust on a post in my basement?

How long do support posts last? Any reason to be concerned with rust on them? Seem to be working fine.
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How do you identify settling cracks versus structural cracks (new build )

In my new build house I've found roof to ground stucco crack on outside and at same location on inside (garage). There's a crack from top through the mortar, then straight through two blocks, then ...
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Are these structural issues or just common settling cracks? Older home built in 1972

See pics above. Small but just want to make sure these are normal.
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Crawl space water

We have had 3 straight days of rain and I noticed a small amount of water seeping under scrawl space wall. My space has a vapor barrier and is in decent shape. I did notice the finder blocks on frame ...
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What are my options of mounting a cupboard to a wall that I can't drill into?

This is the wall in my kitchen. Placed on the wall is pinboard which is about 1cm thick. All those dots scattered on the wall are my past drilling attempts, depths of them range from 3cm to 1.5cm (...
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Five outlets not working

My home was built in the late 60’s. An outside porch light was on a timer that recently broke. I replaced it and it works fine, however, now I have no power to five outlets. One is outdoors and the ...
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What should I do with this crack on an outside brick wall?

I have this long, but thin, crack on my outside brick wall and I was wondering what I could do to repair it myself (if it's even worth repairing). Winter is coming and I'm afraid it will get worse ...
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Render internal wall after doorway brickup

As per the picture, I have a room with a bricked up wall. All the walls are concrete. The doorway has been bricked and covered with what I believe to be cement. So far I have sanded the doorway with ...
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How to properly scribe molding?

I have a 96" wall. The wall and ceiling are not square. I wanted molding on the top. I leveled and secured the molding. The left side of the molding was up against the ceiling. The right side of ...
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How do you weatherproof SIPS panels if you are building next to an existing wall?

I am planning on building a SIPS garden room, and want to build it as close as possible to my existing garden wall. (It will be within UK permitted development rules, so I don't have to leave 1m gap.) ...
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Can I place a full-height fence on top of a planting bed held in place by a retaining wall, on a hill?

I have a somewhat steep hill in my back yard, I want to extend a fence I have on the side. Does my fence have to match the slope of the hill, or can I make a level retaining wall, say 2-3ft in height ...
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What went wrong with this wall, and how do we fix it?

My friend's condo was built in 1960 and renovated before she bought it, in 2010 or so. Not long after she moved in, a chunk of plaster on the kitchen ceiling fell off, then a little later the same ...
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Can these wall braces be removed?

My detached garage was rebuilt in 2015, and 2 of the walls have metal braces with kerfs cut into the studs. The walls are sheathed with tongue and groove. The wall in the picture is 2x4’s 24” on ...
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Covering up tile gaps

There are some holes in between these walls: What are some proper (and inexpensive) ways to cover them up such that: they can't be seen crawlies are not able to get in
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Using wool curtain in gardenhouse

We got a very nice and large piece of wool, and it would be perfect to use as a separation curtain in our small gardenhouse. Somebody (not an expert, and not from experience) told us that somehow ...
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Should I use screws or nails to hang 19/32" thick t1-11 panels indoors? [closed]

I'm installing 19/32" thick T1-11 panels as interior walls against wood studs. I'm unsure whether it would be easier/better to use ring shank nails in a nail gun, or screws. Some of my concerns: The ...
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What are these nail strips above and below windows?

There’s a new condo being built in a nearby northern Californian city and I noticed sets of nail strips above and below each window opening, over the plywood but under the vapor wrap. What is the ...
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Concrete board and tile as soundproofing

Best guess, I got a six inch, 24" on center, metal stud wall with 1/2" gypsum on both walls with collapses insulation. At best guess, my STC is about 40. My restrictions are, I cannot move studs or ...
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Source of periodic clicking noise noise in wall

I live in a condo building, and I have had a possible problem for the last week. Every once in a while, pretty randomly (but it mostly happens 1-3 times a day when I close a cabinet door, dishwasher, ...
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Does this gap in the wall identify it as non-load bearing?

I have just bought my first house and I'm having a go at house bashing. We'be bought a dilapidated 1950s property in the UK. My wife and I would like to remove a masonry wall dividing the bathroom ...
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Can I install a brick with a corner missing by filling the gap with mortar?

I took out a wall in AC unit from a rowhouse wall and was attempting sawtooth new bricks in to help remove any evidence of the AC in the wall. In doing so, I have 2 challenges. One brick cracked off ...
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Using a full motion single stud wall mount for the 49” Sony 900f?

I am planning on getting the Sony 900f 49” very soon and have really only been contemplating on the type of mount. I have opted to go for a Kanto mount but I’m trying to choose between the single stud ...
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How to correct this pointing?

This is a picture of the wall of my house: I need to fix the pointing; I think it's causing water to enter around a window at one point, and it's generally a disaster. The house is in the UK, built ...
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How do I determine if a wall can be removed?

I don't know much of anything about load bearing walls so I can't really decide how necessary this wall is. So the space for my fridge is 35" almost exactly. Less if you count the trim on the floor. ...
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What is this on my basement wall?

I have a new build home and was in the unfinished basement today. I noticed it was a bit cool now that the weather is changing so i made an effort to look at the insulation. There are several spots ...
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Is this retaining wall failing? [closed]

The picture below shows a retaining wall. It was hard to take a picture from a good angle, but it looks to me like the wall is showing a "belly" and the seams are opening up. But I'm not sure: perhaps ...
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Speaker wall plate wiring

I have standard speaker cables and a wall plate that supports 2 speakers (i.e. 4 wires): The front is obvious but I'm confused about the back. Should I pass the wires through the little hole on each ...
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Economical way to prevent dusting from AAC blocks in your garage?

Two main walls of my garage are made of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) blocks and they produce a lot of dusting. Total surface I need to is around 25 square meters. What can I use to prevent ...
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How to fill a gap between wall and ceiling?

I'm planning to convert an office to a bedroom but need to fill a gap above the door. Any ideas how I might do this in a way which minimizes sound transfer from living room to inside room, and vice ...
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Insulation for crawl space with framed wall and foundation

I am encapsulating my crawl space, but not sure what to do with walls above the foundation. At least part of this area could have been a basement I guess, but I am needing to deal with this area due ...
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Retaining wall next to tree--how to fix or rebuild?

I have a small, roughly 4' by 4' retaining wall adjoining my neighbor's yard (see photos) that is leaning over and needs to be fixed or replaced. We think it has moved not because of pressure from the ...
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If the ceiling joists are not spliced are the perpendicular walls load bearing?

I want to remove the wall separating the kitchen and living room. The house has a basement and there are steel support beams under the wall but the ceiling joists are not spliced in the attic. They ...
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Do I need to replace cupped/curled plank sheathing in my wall?

We gutted the inside of an old unventilated bathroom, and found extensive mold throughout the drywall and insulation. The exterior sheathing is old horizontal planking (probably dating back to the 50'...
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How can I protect this plumbing in an exterior wall from freezing?

We're converting an old bathroom addition in our house to be a utility/laundry room. The bathroom wasn't properly vented or sealed, so we are completely gutting the room to deal with mold and mouse ...
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Tilted header repair ?? for 200lb 13 ' x 18 ' Awning from > 1 ton wind effects to lag bolts

I am a happy owner of a 13'L x 18'W motorized canvas awning over the rear deck. However, after 6 to 8 yrs of continuous use under the sometimes inclement weather, when it was not retracted (...
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Repairing a wall edge

I would like to repair a dented wall edge in my apartment. However I have two general questions that I'm trying to find answers to. I don't know what the materials is. I think it's stucco (or ...
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How to learn house construction? [closed]

I want to learn house construction engineering in very cold climate (Sweden), wooden and brick. It should cover the following questions (you don't need to answer it): How the roof, walls and ground ...
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Framing a Wall with a Sloped Ceiling

I'm building a new partition wall in a space where the existing ceiling is drywall attached to the sloped underside of studio-vault roof trusses. The new wall will be perpendicular to the trusses. My ...
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Calculating a main floor load bearing wall for 4 story condo

I'm seeking help on calculations of a main flood load bearing wall support for our 4 story (basement and 3 floors) condo. The raw area of the condo is 19'6" wide by 27'6" deep. The full length of the ...
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What needs to be done to protect existing 12/2 cable in a stud wall being converted to a mass wall?

I'm working on plans to convert three bays of a 2x4 stud wall with drywall into a mass wall by adding material to the cavity. The material will be something like sand/clay/gravel (to be determined ...
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How much pulling force will this plug withstand in gypsum bricks?

I have these plugs that I mounted on a 7 cm thick gypsum brick wall. The goal is to mount a rail for hanging coats. I have the sizes and I can calculate the required pull-weight, but I don't know how ...
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Can I remove this Arch?

Any reason why I couldn't remove this arch? It appears to be decorative.
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Old structure: 2X4 studs at 24'' on center

I have an old freestanding 2-car garage on my property that needs a lot of work. There are some major rot issues where the sills were sitting in water for a long time. Which brings me to the issue: ...
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Rewiring a wall sconce

If I have to rewire a wall sconce. It is a modern looking sconce with a black and a white wire which isn't working. What gauge wire should I be using? I asked if because it may just be an issue with ...
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Can I make an interior wall thinner to accommodate a larger W/D?

We live in a condo are looking to expand our laundry W/D space by a few inches so we can upgrade to a standard machine (27" wide). We only need about 2-3 inches to accommodate a larger machine. The W/...
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Pull-up bar hanged from drywall door-frame

I bought a pull-up/chin-up bar to hang from my door frame. The instructions state that it is not to be used for walls made out of drywall/rigips. The hollow noise I hear when knocking on said wall ...
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Can I mount wall 75 inches (50kg) tv on plasterboard? [duplicate]

I am going to mount a TV to a wall in my living wall. The only problem I have is the TV weighs about 50kg and I am little bit afraid of hanging this amount of weight on pure plasterboard. Is it safe ...
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Which anchors to use for a wall in a basement [duplicate]

I need to extend one of the walls by approx 30 inches. I will be using pressure treaded 2x4 in bottom of the wall and wall will be about 83 inches high. Which anchors should I use to secure the ...
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clerestory wall

I am building a 24 by 30 cottage with 2 x 4 exterior walls, 8' high. I want to have a clerestory style roof with the front 1/2 of the house having a roof pitch of 3/12, and the back roof 6/12, which ...