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Best way to install a ceiling fan with a surface-mounted junction box

Light fixtures don't vibrate. Fans do, as well as tending to be heavier. Fans require much more secure mounting. I would expect that few, if any, surface boxes are rated for this application. Use a ...
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Best way to install a ceiling fan with a surface-mounted junction box

Light fixtures don't vibrate. Fans do, as well as tending to be heavier. Fans require much more secure mounting. I would expect that few, if any, surface boxes are rated for this application. Use a ...
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Possible Asbestos Contamination? Pls help

To UnhandledExcepSean, thank you! This definitely helps. Yeah, I do know ship has sailed on my lungs unfortunately. Hoping nothing too bad comes out of it considering I wasn’t in the heavily dust ...
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Possible Asbestos Contamination? Pls help

If the dust has already settled, the most effective way to prevent it from becoming airborne again is to clean it up with very damp mops and sponges. If you prevent it from becoming airborne, it can't ...
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Running electrical cables with a dropped ceiling

It always depends on the specifics of construction. If the wood section can be removed (or partially removed) that may provide the access you need. If there's space above (an attic, rather than an ...
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Is this ceiling crack a hazard?

The cracks in the ceiling are cosmetic. It is a drywall separation at the seems. Easy to fix with some drywall tape and mud. I do not know about the floors without more information.
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Will 12 foot 2x4s on 24” centers support 5/8” drywall

A 4x8 ft. sheet of 5/8 drywall weighs about 70.4 pounds or 2.2 pounds per sq/ft. If you sister the 2x4s to the trusses it can carry the weight easily and help strengthen the trusses which are commonly ...
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Will 12 foot 2x4s on 24” centers support 5/8” drywall

I can't speak to the truss system issue. As far as the drywall itself, it varies by thickness, type and manufacturer. Using the first 5/8" 4'x8' sheets I found at Home Depot, the specification ...
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Can I use fine-thread drywall screws with wood framing?

IMHO, you'll have a problem if you use coarse thread screws in metal studs, but you shouldn't have one if you use fine thread screws into wood studs. Even if its thread is thinner, the screw is held ...
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Front porch ceiling and swing framing questions

A 3/4" tongue and groove wood ceiling is really not that heavy. Add galvanized angle braces to the top truss chord to tie the to the 2x6. Sister 2x4s to the bottom chords and tie them to the 2x6 ...
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Orange marks on ceiling underneath bathroom

Those are water stains. Something is dripping from upstairs. Check all the caulking and grout lines in the upstairs bath for cracks. Those would be the easiest fixes. The next would be the wax ring ...
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Unidentified smell from vents in brand new construction condo unit

We have no real idea of the materials that were used in the construction,so pinning this down can be difficult. Silicone can smell like vinegar, and some paint can smell like onions, but that is ...
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