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  1. Roofing/Siding
    Please help if anyone knows why this is happening. The water droplets only appear in this spot.
  2. Electrical
    We got this chandelier from Etsy but I'm not certain how to hang it properly. I've installed plenty of lights but I've never seen a loop like this before. I'm used to threaded nipple connection to a mounting bar on the electrical box. I could rig this up but I'm concerned the canopy won't...
  3. Painting
    Hi everyone, I've used this forum often for advice many times, but never posted. I didn't see any recent threads on this topic. Seems like products have changed and many are unavailable currently. I'm currently adding a shower to my bathroom (was just a tub). This included extending a pony...
  4. Building & Construction
    I’m trying to add a register cover to a suspended ceiling tile. Obviously it’s too light to screw into the tile, could I use anchors? Or is there something that would make this secure? It’s a standard 4x10
  5. Building & Construction
    Hi there! I bought a cabin six months ago and have been slowly making some changes. I have recently reached the porch, and have some questions. They had ugly painted plywood as a ceiling there, so I pulled much of it down. Under it, I found this: I'd like to vault the ceiling as much as...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    Hi All, I am about to get this 1940s cape and the attic room, which I think was once a bedroom perhaps has this odd ceiling, it almost feels like cardboard or some type of fiber board. Does anyone know what this might be? Do you think I can just paint it, but leave the trim and the wood...
  7. Drywall & Plaster
    In the process of renovating a bedroom in my house. I noticed what looks like a shadow on the angled part of the ceiling above the wall. I pushed on the drywall and it felt secure. Any ideas on what could be the cause?
  8. Insulation
    I have a basement office with a suspended (drop) ceiling with ~1" thick panels (see photos). We get quite a bit of noise from the living room, above, so we had our contractor insulate between the floor joists above the drop ceiling. He used batts of Rockwool Safe and Sound. My concern is...
  9. Drywall & Plaster
    I am repairing a corner of my popcorn ceiling in a bathroom. There was a pipe leak and needed to remove part of the drywall. I have done some drywall repair before and have no problem cutting a new piece and getting it nailed in, but I always struggle getting the joint compound to cooperate...
  10. Painting
    I’m repairing cracks in my plaster ceiling (gypsum lathe, brown coat, veneer) before I repaint. After scraping out the cracks and anchoring back to joists I primed the cracks with Gardz, filled with durabind, finished with 2 thin coats of proform 90 minute quick set, then sealed again with...
  11. Painting
    Hi folks. I had some water leaking from upstairs. Minor, but visible enough after seeping into my popcorn ceiling the floor below. Any suggestions how I can paint this thing with minimal dripping and protection on my furniture? For such a stupid small thing, it's turning into a major project...
  12. Drywall & Plaster
    Have and things falling from ceiling for years thought dead termite parts then mold mites now I finally went and looked at the ceiling and this is what I spotted anyone have a clue what it can be also have been feeling like I get bit all the time and spots of brown black and red white stuff all...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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