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What are the dark spots on wall around electric outlet?

Your guesses are on the right track: soot/dust sticking to the wall caused by temperature or moisture. I'll take a guess based on what I see. It's not electrostatic or electrical or mold. My guess ...
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Splitting 1 room into 2 - realistic or a pipe dream?

Each room has to be at least 7 ft wide in both directions. Minimum square footage per room is 70 ft². See IRC R304. Each room needs one emergency escape and rescue opening. See IRC R310. It looks like ...
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Can I remove this Load bearing wall?

You can remove any wall. Sometimes your house falls down if you don't first deal with supporting the loads the wall was supporting. Since this appears to be part of a larger building(?), making parts ...
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Wall Shelves mounted on wood in garage

On a concrete garage wall, you want your shelf anchors to go through the surface-mounted plywood into the concrete behind it. On an interior drywall wall, you want your shelf anchors to go through the ...
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What is this construction material called, please?

Mortar-less brick. It is attached to the building with screws into wood furring. There are a few different companies making them, but the name you mention is not near the top of Google listings. ...
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Bathroom with added shower wall hi

That wall is there to give some relief between the shower and toilet. It is totally optional and could be removed to make the shower longer. However making the shower base 60" rather than 48&...
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What thickness OSB is needed to back a niche (unsupported)?

Use 19/32" OSB. There's an IBC minimum 5 psf live load spec. The IRC (and therefore the IBC) has an H/180 deflection limit for interior walls. The TCNA Handbook specifies that Walls intended for ...
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Possible to install a beam in place of load bearing wall?

We're speaking generally here as I can't see the details of the framing. However, I see no real concerns with your plan, assuming... The interior post is directly bearing on the primary beam in the ...
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Did I paint my walls with mold?

Fungal spores are everywhere, and you are breathing them right now. If you have a surface with the right conditions for mold to grow on it, mold will grow. It does not matter if the mold was in the ...
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Splitting 1 room into 2 - realistic or a pipe dream?

You can definitely do it as that bedroom is quite large. However as others have noted you should check with a local real estate agent to see if it is marketable in your area. I have come up with a ...
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Framing lookout basement wall with minimal depth

I see no problems with your plan, depending on local code requirement that I'm not aware of. Sill seal foam isn't needed unless you need to block airflow. A treated sill plate extension is ...
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How can I fix the noise caused by this hot water heating pipe and my wall?

Yes, thermal expansion of pipes against supports is a common reason for noise, and that certainly could be the place it's coming from, though it could also be in the concealed space if you have not ...
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Wardrobe leaning backward, how to pad out space and level out?

There are two ways: Spacer at the top where the wall-mounting points are. To make it simple, measure the gap between the edge of the PAX side wall and your room wall at the bottom. Then, make a ...
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