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  1. Building & Construction
    Hi, I'm currently building a house using a Ryan Homes and I was told that the Gap between headers and walls is acceptable (no problem if a few inches of the connecting nail is visible) or the builder is just being lazy. Is there any code I can refer to if he keeps saying that it's safe?
  2. Building & Construction
    Hello I have hired a contractor to build my home and the framing construction quality seems very bad, they are using old mouldy wood for parts of the frame, cracked pieces and excessive nails in some parts while other parts are lacking nails
  3. Painting
    We have a Brazilian mahogany door slab on the way to replace the previous owner's bright purple exterior door. As you can see, they included the frame when painting with this bright purple. In order to better match the new mahogany door, we decided to strip the paint on the frame to see if there...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    Hi Brains trust, The wife and I are updating our corner fireplace. Looking to put up some cement board on the wall and tile it or use ardex featherlite. How would we frame the wall section so we can put up the board? Not looking to close off the entire corner just match the width of the...
  5. Carpentry
    Hello, I'm going to leave an opening on the outside edge of my tv wall with a metal shelf that slides out using the sliders attached in the photo. I'll be putting my surround sound receiver on it. How would I go about creating a sturdy frame to add the shelf? Any ideas or examples would be much...
  6. Painting
    Can someone point me in the right direction of how to achieve a look similar to this? I haven't purchase the trim yet. But when I do, I would like to know what colors and type of paint/stain, and process would achieve the look in the attached photo. Thanks in advance.
  7. Windows and Doors
    My bathroom window (newly installed) is showing some rust on the top of the frame (please see pictures). After showering, I see some water drops (orange colored) forming on the top of the frame. What is the best way to stop/treat the rust? By the way, the bathroom doesn't have an exhaust fan.
  8. Carpentry
    Hello, I'm turning a room into a gym and need to install two interior doors to keep the kids out. I'm attempting to use prehung doors in finished openings/walkthroughs that don't currently have doors. It appears the doors are about 1 inch too tall for the opening...door is 81.75" and opening is...
  9. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Our house was flooded in hurricane Harvey. When we had volunteers demoing our house, most of these brackets that were in the mortar of the brick wall and fastened to the back of the studs, were removed. When the house was being constructed in 1978 these brackets were used every four feet and...
  10. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi everyone! I purchased a home that wasn't kept very clean and during our process of getting it back into livable condition, I took apart nearly everything in the standup shower to rid it of mold and whatever other grossness the last owner had in there. The U channel that holds the shower...
  11. Building & Construction
    I am planning on building a platform deck near our in ground pool. The frame will be 8 feet wide and 24 feet long. How do I join the boards to create the 24 foot length of the frame? I am assuming I will join two 12 (maybe three 8 foot lengths???) foot boards and I am unsure how to join them. I...
  12. General DIY Discussions
    It is an awesome idea to have the bed frame,that was easy to assemble. I don't have any technical skills, but for my surprise it was very simple to put together, the instructions were easy to follow and go together quickly.Then I put the mattress in the bed frame.I used this frame in the tween...
  13. General DIY Discussions
    Can someone please help me, what tool do I need for this? The building was built in the 30's and I am not sure what tool this is. Pic attached Thanks! :vs_cool:
  14. Windows and Doors
    Hello, I am framing basement walls in front of the basement foundation walls to hang drywall to finish off a 10 x 12 area room. I'm wondering, how do I frame (or finish) around an existing door? The door is the door to the garage and if I just frame around it, I will have a few inches between...
  15. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, I just bought a 6x8 plastic shed from Home Depot and have questions about how to best build the foundation for it. I just ground an 10' tree stump in my backyard and removed the resulting mulch to expose the ground beneath. I want to build a wood foundation where the stump was...
  16. Building & Construction
    Hey guys! So I am renovating my garage and I have this open space in the wall where an old door used to be. The bricks have been laid to close the outside wall already. However, my question is how to proceed to patch it up on the inside? My first guess is to simply build a small wood stud...
  17. Windows and Doors
    Hey Everyone, so i bought my house last year and in the basment, there is a wood door heading out to the back yard. well, this door was not intended to be permenant.its so old you can see righ through the wood into the back yard. I want to replace it but have no idea what height to order...
  18. Remodeling
    Hi, I need an advice on the building/electrical code for my tray ceiling project. I am quite new to DIY, but I've got great imagination and look thru beautiful pictures online, so, I'm trying to implement some of my ideas. I've got a condo on the last (4th floor) in Los Angeles, California with...
  19. Building & Construction
    1. What is the proper spacing of nails when attaching the bottom stud plate to the concrete floor? 2. Since I'm using PT studs for the bottom plates do I still need to put a visqueen barrier or sill foam between them and the concrete floor? 3. What is the best way to frame a single door...
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