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  1. Electrical
    Thanks in advance to everyone! I'm in the process of installing recessed lighting in my basement and I'm hoping someone can help with advice. Here are the specs: Ceiling height: 7.5 feet (approx 91 inches) Room size: 41ft 5in x 10ft 9in. (497in x 129in) Can size: 5 or 6 inch (Probably a 6...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hello, My question is about how to space my drywall off the existing lathes by 1/2"? Can I use strips of 1/2" drywall over each stud? Do I need to use plywood instead? The reason I need to is there was plaster and paneling on the walls before. This stuck off the lathes by over 1/2". The...
  3. Building & Construction
    I am mounting belly balusters on 2x3 powder coated angle iron for my deck railing. the longest span between posts is 84", some are as short as 30". I have two straight spans of a little over 12' with a post in the middle and 4 different 45 degree cuts. There are 27 posts in all, in a slightly...
  4. Electrical
    I'm trying to plan my kitchen layout for lighting and am getting overwhelmed. The kitchen is an eat in style and 13' x 14' with 7' ceilings. The kitchen is gutted, and we are putting in recessed lighting. We are putting 5" cans along the counter line (25" on center spaced 4' apart.) 2 pendant...
  5. Building & Construction
    I have a new construction home (8 months old), and ever since we've moved in we've had significant grout cracking, drywall cracking. Also, our floors have a number of dips and slopes. In some spots we've tested, it dips as much as a 1/2 inch over 4 feet. We've spent a lot of time pondering...
  6. Electrical
    I am having a home built. (The master bedroom is about 14 x 18 feet) I am very troubled about the receptacle placement in my master bedroom. The only receptacle on the first 14 foot wall (where my headboard will be) is about 2 1/2 feet from north corner. The next one is about 6 inches around...
  7. Building & Construction
    Im making a non bearing steel stud wall that 12' tall. except i made the mistake of buying 10' studs and adding another 2 feet to cover the difference. now i need to support these studs inbetween with a stud being that they're 16'' OC and 12' high. im looking for techniques to do so...
  8. Building & Construction
    I am building a shop and considering using 2"x6" framing on the exterior walls instead of 2"x4" for insulation purposes. I understand that with 2"x6"s I can put them on 24" centers. I am thinking though that if I do that, my interior wall covering will have to be stiff enough to not bow. I am...
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