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How to add ceiling joists to 20 foot wide garage?

Have you finished your project? Very curious of your final solution. I have a similar garage, 20 feet joist span, 4 2x4 joists in total from back to garage door, with spacing 50” - 50” - 25” - the ...
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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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How can create a ceiling in a wet area?

Create a faux pergola with a painted sky, fiber optic "stars", and so on. Use treated plywood for the base and composite materials for the trim, if water resistance is required for those ...
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How can create a ceiling in a wet area?

No idea what area (sq.m.) is to be covered, but sheets or panels of fibreglass, plastic or pvc are available. Frame round the edge, (and in between, if large) and they interlock - you could even put ...
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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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Fill and redrill curtain holes (concrete ceiling)

Not solving the problem as seen - filling , then making even more holes - my solution is (and has been) to fix a piece of wood, appropriate width, length and importantly thickness under (over?) the ...
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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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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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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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Water damage to Garage ceiling and wall

This is correctable with DIY, but depends on the skills you have available. Usually a water damage issue like this will be fixed from the outside in, to keep new storms from spreading more damage. At ...
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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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