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28 votes
5 answers
128k views

Do I really have to fasten interior-wall electrical wire to a stud to keep it from moving?

18 votes
8 answers
117k views

When bolting down a porcelain toilet, how tight is "too tight"?

16 votes
3 answers
85k views

What's the minimum depth that an electrical box can recess into a finished wall? Does it have to be flush?

14 votes
8 answers
117k views

Is there an NEC-compliant method of repairing minor damage to electrical wire insulation without a junction box?

14 votes
1 answer
7k views

Are these drywall screws driven too deep into the sheet?

12 votes
2 answers
10k views

Are these drywall screws properly driven/countersunk?

12 votes
3 answers
21k views

What are the implications of driving a drywall screw too far into the sheet?

11 votes
8 answers
77k views

How can I center a drill bit so that it drills absolutely straight down rather than perhaps a little off to the side?

10 votes
2 answers
18k views

Is there a minimum, NEC-compliant distance that an electrical outlet can be off the floor in my home?

10 votes
4 answers
26k views

I modified a nail-in electrical box to use screws instead of nails. Is there some code that prevents that?

10 votes
8 answers
58k views

What's the easiest way to carry 4x8 sheets of 70-lbs drywall by yourself?

9 votes
7 answers
83k views

Did I break my Kwikset SmartKey lock by trying to rekey with a key that doesn't fit all the way?

9 votes
5 answers
14k views

Is krypton gas more energy-efficient that low-e argon?

9 votes
2 answers
9k views

When finishing drywall, is it a common practice not to mud the bottom of horizontally-hung drywall?

9 votes
2 answers
64k views

Which steel is stronger: Cold rolled, hot rolled, or stainless?

8 votes
2 answers
10k views

Can I put acoustical putty *inside* the electrical box rather than around the outside?

8 votes
2 answers
27k views

Is there a way to store drywall vertically on its side?

8 votes
3 answers
36k views

What happens if I shave a little sliver off electrical wire with a utility knife?

8 votes
1 answer
25k views

What's the proper method for installing new studs in existing frame?

8 votes
6 answers
20k views

Carpet company wants to charge me for the waste they will have left over. Is this normal?

7 votes
3 answers
5k views

How do I soundproof my vaulted townhouse wall?

7 votes
1 answer
5k views

Installing new toilet. Does the wax ring have to fit snug around the hole in the underside of the toilet?

7 votes
3 answers
3k views

How can I quietly tear down drywall?

7 votes
3 answers
32k views

Can I extend an electrical ground wire with a copper wire crimp?

7 votes
2 answers
10k views

What's the minimum reasonable thickness for subfloor in my attic?

7 votes
2 answers
55k views

What is the weight capacity of your typical 2 1/2" drywall screw when driven 1 1/2" into a stud?

7 votes
5 answers
15k views

Is there a tool designed for holding multiple electrical wires together to keep them in place for wire nut?

6 votes
3 answers
3k views

Is there code that states there must be a sheet of plastic between vinyl siding and the house sheathing?

6 votes
5 answers
25k views

Is this an adequate junction box wire job using a standard electric box? (pic included)

6 votes
4 answers
10k views

How do I corner bead around two layers of 5/8" drywall?