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Should I try to open filled brick weep holes?

Weep holes: No structure is 100% waterproof, and weep holes allow both water and moist air to escape the structure, so that it doesn't start going mouldy or rotting (which would cause problems over ...
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Can I mount this weight lifting rack to 3 studs instead of 4?

If the manufacturer can't help you out with specifics for your 24" OC studs, then I'd suggest running 2x4" or 2x6" horizontally across the wall at each level where there are to be bolts ...
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Standards for non-bearing wall construction in a carport?

The Code allows interior non-load bearing wall construction and they call it a “Partition”. A “Partition” is defined as dividing “portions of stores, offices or similar places occupied by one tenant ...
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Is there a way to attach a baby gate to my outdoor wall without drilling into the wood?

Your best bet is, most likely, going to be to mount the gate to the wall, even if that means putting a hole in the siding. I'm willing to bet that if you were to walk around your house, you'd see lots ...
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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 to fix the crack in the external wall?

You tagged this with "Canada" so I'm going to assume you are in an area that freezes. That being the case, I don't think it's any coincidence that this is directly below a gap between the ...
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Floating shelf leaning forward/sloping down

The design of the bracket will mean that it will bend when any force is placed on it. You can demonstrate this by pushing down on the end of the bracket. The more weight there is and the further out ...
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Is there a way to attach a baby gate to my outdoor wall without drilling into the wood?

A gate could be hung from the railing as illustrated below. A block of wood maybe plywood or wide dimensional lumber (2x6 or 8 maybe) could be attached to the railing with clamp or strap hardware. ...
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Gap: Exterior Door Jamb and Brick Wall

First off a rough opening that is larger than you need is way better than an opening that is narrower than you need. :) Yes, 2 1/2" difference from net outside of jamb width to opening is ...
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