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How to hang from ceiling when stud finder isn't working

Assuming you really want to use a joist... The outlet you show is probably mounted to a joist. Remove the cover and you should be able to see the joist on one side or another. Then measure over 16 ...
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How to hang from ceiling when stud finder isn't working

Ways to find a ceiling joist when an electronic stud finder won't. These are in order of increasing destructiveness. Use a magnet to find nails. There are magnetic stud finders designed for ...
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How to hang from ceiling when stud finder isn't working

That meringue stuff is a layer of plaster often called stippling, and is purely decorative. It is probably stuck to drywall. Do note that older plaster may have asbestos in it - in some areas of ...
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Can I install a ceiling light fixture on a wall, say a closet

Incandescent luminaires are NOT permitted. 2020 NEC 410.16 Luminaires in Clothes Closets. (C) Location. The minimum clearance between luminaires installed in clothes closets and the nearest point of a ...
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How can create a ceiling in a wet area?

If the humidity is that high (steam room? steam shower stall in a bathroom?), then use the same materials and waterproofing techniques on the ceiling that you'll be using on the walls, namely cement ...
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How can create a ceiling in a wet area?

Simple to use metal roofing or fiberglass roofing on the underside of the decking sloped to the outside. If light comes through the decking use clearer panels. Fiberglass panels are easier to use. ...
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Are my ceilings and flooring going to cave in?

It depends what the house is built from & on what, but generally old houses move - what you need to establish is not how far it's moved already, but how fast it's going. Without that information, ...
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