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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    I need some advice on what this may be an indicator of and if it is something that needs to be addressed vs something normal that can be ignored. For some background, I have absolutely no experience in this field. The house was built in 2008 and we bought it in 2016. The previous owner did a...
  2. Building & Construction
    I have a 500 square foot room I am finishing - concrete walls and a 9' Q-Deck ceiling - the ceiling is the floor of the two car garage deck above. The walls are wood stud framed 8' high to run below the steel beams holding up the Q-Deck and I will insulate them with fiberglass batts to R-20 I am...
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    I hired a contractor to work on a remodel and the contractor had help that obviously didnt know how to do ceiling work. Attached pictures are after his attempt and the second set after i hired another person to fix. I still have bulging seams. I am not sure if they used tape or just mud. I...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello all, So I took out a wall while remodeling a kitchen and now have a 5” strip of drywall missing in the ceiling where the joists are 24” OC engineered I-beams. While I could put some backer strips and glue them to the existing drywall so I only fill the 5” hole, is that the best thing to...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi all, I would like to install a 30 x 60 inches wood panel (3/8" melamine) on the ceiling. Concrete ceiling. This will act as a second ceiling, so we can hang things and occasionally being able to replace the panel for a brand new installation (therefore not needing to drill new holes in the...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hello, I hope everyone is healthy and safe out there. After numerous trips to Home Depot speaking to various associates, researching online, contacting the manufacturer, I’ve gotten no assistance to my issue and so I’m reaching out for assistance please. I have a TRX (TRX HOME2 SYSTEM) with an...
  7. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello (first post), I have an outdoor patio with a (I'm guessing) plaster ceiling. Since we've bought the house 2 years ago part of the ceiling has broken off and cracks are starting to get larger. I'm wondering what I can do to limit the growth of the cracks or fix it in general. A...
  8. Drywall & Plaster
    So I am repairing a ceiling that had paint peeling due to water leaks (leak issue has since have been repaired). This job was completed by a contractor years ago but he did not match the ceiling texture. You can see the repair he made in the area surrounding the damage (see photo). After...
  9. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi all! I'm looking at this small bubble above a shower with what looks like it might be a little bit of dark mold spot on the ceiling. Some of the dark spot you see is mold, some is shadow. Pictures hopefully attached. The corner got painted in purple a bit at some point - I think the intent is...
  10. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, I have a very small gap between one recessed light and my ceiling. I am wondering if there is an easier or quicker option to fix it rather than applying drywall compound, sanding, repainting, etc? Perhaps a caulk or another suggestion? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Photo is...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    I have a weird pseudo-room that looks like a balcony, that i'm trying to convert into a study room by enclosing the two open sides with windows. The pseudo-room looks like this The sheetrock (i assume) on the ceiling isn't in the best condition. A contractor I spoke to recommended to replace...
  12. Electrical
    We recently moved in to a new house and I am undertaking some modifications. We have a BR30 bulb socket in the ceiling at the entrance. I have recently bought a three globe pendant to replace that. Could anyone help me on how to proceed with the repayment? Do I need to make some modifications...
  13. Painting
    Renting here, popcorn ceiling dirty and dark, can I prime and paint it without much brushing off of the dust?
  14. Building & Construction
    Hi All, I need to run a wire across my ceiling (switch wire for my projector screen over to my projector) - a standard phone cable that needs to run from the new work plate hole i cut under the stairs over to the projector cut the left of the room. Biggest problem here is the cross members in...
  15. Building & Construction
    Hi All, I need to run a support beam between my subflooring in my ceiling to hang a 100 lb 150" projection screen (flush in-ceiling mount housing). It has 2 mounting points, so basically 50lbs x 2 via a bolt fastener on either end, but i understand that weight tolerance needs to be twice what...
  16. Building & Construction
    We're new owners of a 1966 original condition home in Southern CA in a fairly upscale, mature neighborhood (this may be relevant, read on). It's not a tear down, but a full remodel of all rooms & 2 bathrooms. The ceiling in the 2nd level hallway is only 6 '10" high! (22 ft long) I'm a short lady...
  17. Painting
    I'm getting ready to paint my interior and I have a question about paint for my ceiling. My question is what is the best flat ceiling paint to buy? Actually, I've read many sites, many of them say that Benjamin Moore is the best brand I can ever find. From what I understand, there are 2 options...
  18. Building & Construction
    I am finishing the ceiling in the gazebo. Hip roof. Trim question: Need to trim the corners and around the rafters. The corner pieces came together fairly well but around the rafters I have decent sized gaps to hide behind the trim. Not sure what wood I should use to trim it with. I found a...
  19. HVAC
    I’d like to use ducted mini-split HVACs for a new home and i have some questions. - Do ducted systems come in a wall unit or only ceiling units? - I have about 12" of space between the ceiling and the roof. Is this enough space for a ducted ceiling unit? What would be the minimum space...
  20. Insulation
    I would like to use rockwool insulation in a converted workshed. I plan to use R15 in stud walls with vapor barrier and sheet rock. I would like advice on the floor joists and ceiling joists. The floor joists will float over an existing concrete pad that gets moist in the winter. I will use 2x8"...
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