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  1. Electrical
    Hi i just removed my ceiling box and found a brace going across nailed to 2 studs that are coming down at an angle mended together at the meeting point. I was going to remove the brace bar and install a ceiling fan brace. there was a ceiling fan on it before and was wobbling so decided to change...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am preparing to pour a patio with a 12 inch deep footer around the outside edge. I am using a 2X12 to frame it, but I am trying to determine: 1. How deep do the stakes need to go into the ground 2. Would 2X4 stakes every foot suffice 3. Do I need kickers to make sure the stakes don't move...
  3. How To Guides
    Hello friends, For strenghtening my wood fence, I made this brace. Bye bye wind, I won! How-to: First step:
  4. Building & Construction
    My deck sways quite a bit when I walk across it. It is about 10' x 15', and the posts are about 4' high from the ground to bottom of the beam/joists (see photo). There is no ledger board, so the only way it is attached to the house is with some steel strapping that seems to be doing nothing...
  5. Electrical
    Hi All, I'm installing a vanity-style light on a wall (not in a bathroom, but for a picture wall). The problem is that my wall has weirdly spaced studs (about 13" rather than 16" as far as I can tell with my studfinder). I was planning on mounting it with a fan box/braced J-box, but I can't...
  6. Building & Construction
    I am cutting into an outside load bearing wall to put in framing for a new window. With a standard ceiling, I would just put a temporary bracing wall about 3 feet to the inside to support the structure, but this is the low side of a cathedral ceiling. How do I support the scissor truss from...
  7. Building & Construction
    We have stairs going down to finished basement that are carpeted on top but open underneath. There are 2 stringers on each side. When walking up or down the stairs they flex (bounce) a lot. I have tried screwing the risers into the treads. That helped a little. My question is what method would...
  8. Building & Construction
    As a newlywed I have been trying to fix up a 1940's house for the last year and a half. The kitchen is an addition the previous owner put on in the early eighties and had a recirculating range hood. As we finally got married and have new kitchen wares flooding in I decided to take down the old...
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