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Fix sag in soffit (faux ceiling) for duct work

This appears to be a sagiing of the soffit framing and not just the drywall. Perhaps your idea can work (or at least help a bit) but to actually correct the situation would require removal of the ...
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Confused about locations of ceiling joists based on what stud finder found

If there is wood (as in lathe) and drywall together, this won't work, but if not, I've had great luck with an electronic stud finder like the one pictured below. If you google it, go into private ...
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Lower non-dimmable ceiling light brightness

I doubt you'll have much luck trying to lower the line side since it's a regulated, constant secondary and will probably just shut down if the line side goes below 90VAC. Since the specs state that ...
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screws for ceiling fan box

As @isherwood commented, this previous question has much info on this. As noted there, it is important to use a special fan-rated box to mount a (heavy & vibrating) fan. That will use thicker ...
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Strengthen ceiling joist with external bridge?

If I was doing this, I'd remove the ring hanger from the single joist and add three 2x6s across several joists, three or more, and then bolt the ring hanger across the three 2x6s. Using 2x6s give you ...
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Just moved to another apartment. Surprised to see this damage to the wall. Maintenance from building claims its not water damage. Is it? Help!

Most of what you see here is 7 years of wear and tear covered up by 7 years of unskilled repair work. The ceiling looks like it wasn't fully finished nor intended to be smooth after the slab was ...
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Running new electrical when plaster ceiling has drywall furred over with 2x4s

If the easiest way to run your new wire is between the old celling and new, go for it. If you called and electrician to do the job, that is what they would do. If you are standing firm on running ...
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Repair crack between wall and ceiling

It looks like it was set up for molding. There are many nice moldings that will do the job, just visit your favorite box store. They come in finished, and ready to stain Hardwood, softwood and plastic....
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Lower non-dimmable ceiling light brightness

replace the LED driver module with a lower current one, or with an adjustable one. you appear to have a two channel 230mA LED driver. output is 60 to 145V at 230mA (twice) so look for a replacement ...
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