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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    A contractor used a heavy vibratory compactor within 8ft of my 1960's home on a monolithic slab. It caused hundreds of cracks in my walls. The walls are concrete board of some type. have to use masonary bit to drill for picture hangers. There are 1x3 boards on 12" centers on top of the studs...
  2. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I am planning to do tiling behind and adjacent to a bathroom vanity. Will backer board be needed or can I cement the tile to the existing painted plasterboard? The wall will not be near the shower.
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi, Our house was built in the 1960s. The ceilings have had 2 problems in the past, both due to moisture. in the dining room (formerly a porch), which had a low slope roof and a leak developed. That's been repaired, new roof, sealant, etc. about 5 years ago. #2 we had an unvented bathroom...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    Guys, I have to make a couple of 10"x12" holes in my wall to route some low voltage cables through fireblocking. I'm hoping to make the patches afterwards as close to perfect as possible, and with as least hassle. I do have experience patching drywall, and consider myself pretty good at...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    Hello, I am trying to fit a bathroom cabinet to a plasterboard wall. I did metal and voltage check and it was safe. I drilled about 2 cm and then I was not able to drill easily. When I checked again, I saw a metal pin inside the hole. Please find attached picture of it. When I do metal check on...
  6. Building & Construction
    In an array of 6 low voltage ceiling lights one has become so loose in its hole in trhe plasterboard ceiling that it will not stay in place with the usual spring arrangement. It hangs on its wiring at present. Is there a very fast setting, and strong, adhesive which could be used to stick the...
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