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

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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? [on hold]

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 ...
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What kind of Ethernet cabling would I need for through the attic - And what cat?

I'm putting in an ethernet cable in my attic to reach from my modem in my library to my room, where I have my computer and an extra router (for better WiFi). Currently, I get internet in there from ...
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Need help installing the pull up bar i just bought

i am a rookie that hasnt done much installing/drilling etc. in my life (just turned 18 ;P). So i bought this pull up bar online, assembled it, but now i have to install it to my wall. At first i ...
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What wall material can be installed behind a standing stove?

There used to be wood paneling behind the standing stove but the old owners at some point removed it in lieu of the distaster you see in the picture. Is there something that I can put that will blend ...
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Hanging artwork on plastered brick?

I’m wanting to hang a couple things on my wall (small mirror, picture, light wall hanging etc) but the walls are brick, covered in plaster and paint so i cannot use 3M hooks - pulls the paint off, and ...
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Very long Plywood shelves

We are planning to make very long shelves from high quality Plywood and I'm trying to understand support distances / sag. The shelves will be 2400mm x 261mm. The Plywood is 30mm thick premium Birch. ...
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Stud Finder for walls with vertical and horizontal studs

I recently am in the process of converting the Attic into a bedroom, previously it was sued as a playroom so half of it had drywall and its own framing put up. I went to mount my monitor to the wall a ...
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Before blowing in wall insulation, is it better to remove old rock wool insulation?

We're going to blow in fiberglass insulation to improve the exterior walls we haven't had an opportunity to upgrade—after ten years of remodeling projects we've modernized about 60% of the walls....
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Wall-mounted Ethernet switch, how to install?

I have a wall-mounted Ethernet switch that is supposed to be mounted partially inside a wall or panel. There is a mounting bracket included that would fit a standard 60mm can, however the switch does ...
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Why did the builder install an OSB Wall behind Drywall?

In my garage, the builder looks to have installed an OSB wall adjacent to the Living Room. The other walls are just dry wall and studs whereas this one has OSB and then dry wall on top of it. Is there ...
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Filling gaps between concrete and roofing

I'm new to this stackExchange and very glad that this stack exchange exists! My question is about how do I fill the gaps between the concrete wall and the roof. I want to fill the gaps in order to ...
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Do I need rebar and footing for a 1'4“ tall 4” thick concrete wall?

I'm building a small concrete wall for an inground sandbox. The wall will be about 1'4" tall 4" thick and the longest 2 sides run just over 80" long, it is an L shape and the other sides are fairly ...
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Hanging faux wood blinds- screw broken. Is there a tough screw I can use for a wall stud?

Job= I was trying to hang up some new faux wood 2" slat blinds. It's a double sized window, so I bought 2 blinds. I needed to install 4 brackets, with 2 in the center. I predrilled the holes as the ...
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Can I mix tie dye into wall paint?

Can you mix white wall paint and tie dye you use for clothes? I want to paint my walls different colors but the only thing I have is white paint and found some tie dye you use for clothes and it's ...
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What anchor type should I use for mounting a pull-up bar installation into concrete?

So yesterday I got a pull up bar at a really good price. Now the only thing I got to do is to mount it to a solid concrete wall. Since a nearby shop offers only a few different anchors, I bought two ...
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Is highlighted wall load bearing?

I was hoping someone could tell me if the circled wall is load bearing? Thank you
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Crack in ceiling along where it meets exterior wall. Possible causes, should i be worried?

I live in a victorian end terrace. The ceiling where it meets the exterior wall has cracked over time. It is in the same area where there was some subsidence due to cracked drain but repaired some ...
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How should I treat my garage wall?

I want to turn my garage into a bit of a woodworking shop (I am an amateur at best) so I want to put things on the wall such as tools and other things that must be stored there. My garage has very ...
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Hardwood or softwood for paneling a workshop wall?

I'm planning to insulate and panel the walls of an unfinished garage workshop, and would like to use wooden boards instead of sheetrock or other alternatives. I'm thinking 4" wide boards, 1/2" thick, ...
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8-10" Retaining wall on bottom of fence

I'm looking to replace a shared fence with a neighbor and his ground level is around 6-8" higher than ours. A section of the current fence has a retaining wall (or I guess also called a kick board) at ...
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How to replace thick set tile with wall?

I am removing my thickset tiles in the kitchen of my 1950s home. I want to replace dated tiles with a smooth wall. Do I need to remove all the way through to the wire mesh or can I chisel off 1/2 of ...
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What is the gap called between exterior wall and roofing?

I am trying to search but not even sure what this anatomy called, and what I am referring to is this horizontal gap where the exterior wall meets the roof. I saw that some houses have thin horizontal ...
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What type of wall texture is this? How can I match it?

Looking for what type of wall texture this is, how is it applied (i.e. spray on)? Basement window flooded, I need to match the texturing around the rest of the room. It looks like a SantaFe ...
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Wall outlet trips circuit breaker

This is a normal 15A 125V wall outlet in my dining room. It consists of 2 black hot wires, 2 white neutral wires, and a bare copper ground wire. Here is the problem. If I wire all 4 wires to the 4 ...
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Older home soap dish fell off tile wall and left a hole - how can I fix it?

In my home I have a tile wall where the soap dish has fallen out and left a hole. Can I put a tile on top of tile to cover the hole instead of putting plastic against the hole to keep the inside from ...