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  1. Remodeling
    I have a couple questions about attaching sheathing with deck screws. When I originally started remodeling my future house, I used 2 and 1/2 inch triple coated deck screws to attach the shear sheathing on the exterior. It was recommended from the lumber yard that I go to to use them. They said...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hello Everyone - Newbie looking for some best practice or suggestions on attaching a 2x6 cedar rail to a 4x4 Cedar post on my deck. I'm basically replacing the existing footprint of the deck and would prefer not to use a metal bracket. Currently the rails are toe-nailed into the post - My...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    You absolutely can use screws in singles. They hold better, they seldom go through the single as nails and staples often do. I used sheet rock screws and home made rubber washers, they have held for years.
  4. Windows and Doors
    I want to mount some new Venetian blinds on my bathroom window. I know exactly where the screws should go to put the mountings in place, but I'm not certain what kinds of screws I need (and whether I need drywall anchors, for instance). There were blinds there previously that had screws that...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    I need to mount this very light, aluminum sign onto Hardy Board Plank siding. I have two questions regarding the correct way to fasten: 1 - What kind of fastener should I use? Do they make aluminum screws? I don't want to use a metal that will rust, nor one that will cause galvanic...
  6. HVAC
    Hi, Is there code or rule of thumb for the length of a zip-in screw for attaching the joints of round ductwork? I have a couple of bathroom exhaust fans that will be using galvanized 6" diameter rigid duct for one fan and 4" for the other. The connections of joints will be maximum two layers of...
  7. Windows and Doors
    Today, for the second time, I've had my bathroom pocket door trap me inside my bathroom. I had to chop my way out because I didn't have anyone on the other side to help take the door off other than my wife to hand me a hammer and hand saw. (Hollow core pocket door.) To say the least, this is...
  8. Carpentry
    Hi, I've been getting a creaking noise out of my wooden bed rail lately. In the first picture attached, it's the one on the right - one of the side rails. Any weight on that in the middle and it creaks. The noise seems to be coming from the middle of the rail and where it meets the headboard...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    Hi! I am working with soft wood almost exclusively. My main concern is stripping. Can you please help direct me in choosing the right screws (material type) and the right bits (material type)? I think I would be more comfortable with bits stripping than screws stripping, because you can just...
  10. Drywall & Plaster
    5 yrs ago I remodeled my empty attic in my 1927 bungalow. I had closed cell insulation foarm sprayed between the studs and the rafters all the way from the ceiling peak to the bottom of the roof (roof overhang/soffet/facia). I built knee walls. I put 1" rigid foam insulation onto the studs and...
  11. Flooring
    Hi everyone, this is my first post and here is our problem right now. We (my wife and I) are currently re-doing an entire bathroom and in the demolition phase. We have removed all the cbu, dryall, tiles, toilte, vanity, tub, etc.. The only obstacle right now is the subfloor. Our subfloor is...
  12. Windows and Doors
    My roommate and I have recently purchased a metal door sweep to attach to the bottom of the door. I am unsure what my door is made of (it looks like wood on one side but the other side looks like metal and when I knock on it it sounds hollow). Using the drill, I tried putting the screws in the...
  13. General DIY Discussions
    So, I am wanting to hang a 75 pound MMA punching/kicking bag in the basement. I have attached a bag swivel to a thick piece of wood with the following estimated measurements: 39 inches length, by 7 1/2 width, and 2 inch thickness. This will be hanging on an exposed basement ceiling. My...
  14. Carpentry
    Hello, Does anyone have any ideas for a light, simple design which would allow me to hang a light piece of fabric to divide a room? I have a small studio apartment, which is pretty much all pre-fab concrete (panelak). I would like to separate a corner of the main room by some sort of light...
  15. Building & Construction
    Hello Knowledgeable folk of the DIY chatroom, I am very confused at the moment as i'm from the UK and have a set of instructions from the USA for a project I am trying to copy but the screw sizing used is in the American format and don't seem to be available here or are called something...
  16. Carpentry
    Last week we built a brand new 10x16 deck onto the back of my house, we spent the extra $ and went with western red wood cedar. I had no idea we were supposed to use screws and the hardwood store sold us galvanized nails..electroplated, not hot-dipped! I had a carpenter in to do the railings...
  17. Building & Construction
    Obviously this is situational, and my situation is that I'm adding some nailers to the framing of a closet system prior to drywall going up. That being said, I've tried 3" drywall screws (they were here) and the driver just stripped the screws and turned the tip of my bit into what looks like a...
  18. Remodeling
    In my mad race to get sheetrock hung and finished before our baby is born (any day now), I failed to have my sheetrock attachment inspected before mudding/priming/painting. I had everything else inspected prior to hanging the drywall- framing, plumbing, electrical, insulation. It is a fairly...
  19. Building & Construction
    I need to hang some hardibacker on a bathroom wall whose studs are a little over 3/4" back from a surface that the hardibacker needs to be flush with. I was going to rip wood strips a bit over 1/4" thick and attach those to the studs in order to bring the hardibacker flush with the existing...
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