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  1. General DIY Discussions
    I need to replace some plastic on my wall extension but the wooden piece I found at Lowes doesn't match up. Where can I find a match? Thank you.
  2. Plumbing
    Guys i have one of these pot fillers and the plumber gave me a male nipple in the wall to connect to : Pot filler has a female thread Problem is that I cannot line it up to be horizontal tried using pipe dope and Teflon tape and after i twist it on the wall it does not seem to line up ? any...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hi all - I'm new here but hoping you all can help me out. I'll preface this with we had 2 contractors out who said this wall would be non-load bearing since it runs parallel to the floor and ceiling joists. We have a perpendicular wall that is obviously load bearing, but I'm wondering if this...
  4. Electrical
    Hi, I have an outdoor wall light (see picture here: https://imgur.com/a/Q2mOz) that turns on via a switch. When I switch it on, it comes on for 5 seconds, then shuts off on its own. I have to turn the switch off, wait a few seconds and then switch it on for it to work again. But again, it only...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hi there, new member here, not new to the construction game. I have a 20 ft high wall that has two layers of fire rated drywall on each side. Framing is metal. (I am a commercial metal framer) I'd like to replace the bottom with cinderblock as a means of waterproofing within the room (Ie water...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    Hi there, I live in a 1950s era home that has an unfinished basement in which a previous owner framed in a room several years ago. They finished the room with that old wood paneling and painted it over white. It also had layers of carpet that I ripped out a few years back. Two of the walls of...
  7. Carpentry
    I have a barn style home with a gambrel roof. Currently I have a carport (attached to the house, no break in shingles) that I would like to close off then remove part of the barn wall. The wall consists of 6x6x10 posts every 11'-7" with 2x4x10 stud walls separating them. my question is can I...
  8. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    So I need to make my drive way wider and intend to demolish the existing pier and rebuild it. The pier will about 18 inches wide and 4 feet high and solid concrete. My plan is dig a foundation, fill with hard core to a depth of about 4 inches and then cast a concrete slab 3 times the width and...
  9. Carpentry
    Hi there, I'm looking to do an accent wall with some kind of wood panels. Haven't decided whether I'll just have Home Depot cut 1/4" down or buy Timberline Skinnies or flooring for the wall. But here's my question--whenever I look at the install videos for all the materials, they use nails AND...
  10. General DIY Discussions
    Hello Everyone - I'm hoping to get some ideas. I'm refinishing my basement and looking for alternatives to drywall. The basement previously had 1/8" paneling directly against the studs, which I believe is now a code violation. I'm not sure whether there is any paneling or wall panels that can...
  11. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Got a project I'm doing on my own house in between other work I'm doing. I'm in CT between zone5/zone 6. First time I'm doing a stone wall, I typically do a lot of fireplaces, veneer facings, etc. and I have bit of an odd setup here with an existing platform. Here is what I'm working with...
  12. Insulation
    I am looking for advice on some insulation. I have a front entryway to my house which had a plaster & lath ceiling. The plaster and lath was sadly beyond repair and it had to come down. Before I put up a new plaster ceiling I noticed a lot of ice cold air coming in from the outside (I have a...
  13. Building & Construction
    Hey, guys. I'm building a small office in my basement. It's a townhouse with cinderblock walls in-between units. On this cinderblock wall, I want to frame a 2x4 wall to insulate and drywall. The problem is, there's a 1 1/2" drain pipe running along the top of the wall. Meaning, I can't nail...
  14. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'm making a 8' long by 4' deep garden on a hill (fairly aggressively sloped). A few questions I have: - can use 4" timbers instead of 6" - is pressure treated safe for vegetable gardens? Should I consider using landscape block instead? This rise of the sloped side of the bed will be about 3...
  15. Remodeling
    Hi everyone So I was told by the contractor that renovated my house , a classic american four square from 1920, that the only load bearing wall is the wall that runs down the middle (really just off center) and is perpendicular to the floor joists that run from the exterior walls. Given that...
  16. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am starting to get some “grout” failures in my shower. I don’t know how it was constructed (remodel) before we bought the house 8 years ago. The shower walls seem to be acrylic (the floor is real tile), it sounds thin and hollow when tapped (not real tile). Looking at what products are on...
  17. Carpentry
    Hi guys, in my basement there is an area that never had wall insulation or studs put in, and I have recently decided that it's time to fix this and make the basement warmer! My problem is that carpet is already laid down in the basement Pictures (the blue foam board in this picture is not...
  18. General DIY Discussions
    Hello everyone! I'm new on this forum and also extremely new to DIY home repair/construction ...so please be patient with me! I live in an attic space with slanted ceilings, and the person who put in the walls did a funky job. Essentially, there are large gaps between the "walls" and the...
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