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  1. Plumbing
    Hi everyone! Samantha here- I appreciate your help. I have a deceptively simple question that I haven't been able to get answered in any books I've found: Do I need to remove these pipes before I hang cement board here? If so, won't water come out? Do I need to shut off the whole house supply...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Any idea what these items are? I was checking a house for investment purposes, and it was on a wall in the kitchen. I thought it was some smashed bugs, but up close, it doesn't look like bugs.
  3. Building & Construction
    Sorry another post. So I got my first load of 2x3's in. But the PT 2x3's are only 2 1/8" wide. I'm wondering if that's normal? Will this be too thin for a good solid wall base plate? I was thinking of a couple options if it is too thin: 1. Use regular 2x3 and apply a water proof sealer to...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi Community. I have an interior wall in my master bedroom that spans 7 feet between 2 doors (bedroom door and master bath door. master bath is on other side of wall). The house is 8 years old and the floor around this wall has creaked for 7 1/2 years. I had the builder come back to fix it...
  5. Building & Construction
    Ok so I know to find out if my room is square or not. Use the 3,4,5 method or the 6,8,10 method if you have a larger room. I'm off by 1/2" give or take, it's really close. So now, how do I square this corner for framing?
  6. Building & Construction
    My cousin already has a 4 gallon air compressor that runs 2.8 SCFM at 90 psi. http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...a#.UTOTRBy1k60 Will that be ok to use with; http://www.harborfreight.com/air-too...html?hftref=cj
  7. Building & Construction
    http://menards.com/main/tools-hardware/power-tools/compressors-and-pneumatic-tools/nailers-staplers/surebonder-offset-round-clipped-head-3-1-2-framing-nailer/p-1796004-c-12912.htm Would this nail gun be sufficient for framing my basement walls? I plan on using 10d 6.35cm framing nails and...
  8. Building & Construction
    I'm using 2x3's to frame my entire theater room. interior walls will be double walled as well. What is the best way to frame corners in a single and double wall assembly using 2x3? Will the California Corner work with studs of this size and for the double wall? I will be placing 2 layers of...
  9. 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...
  10. Insulation
    We are remodeling a room in our house and took down some old wallpaper. When we did, we discovered a section of the exterior wall that had visible black mold on the outside surface of the drywall. I cut the wall open and the entire layer of insulation was covered in black mold. I took that...
  11. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, We've been in our new (new to us, but home is 6 years old) home and noticed upon move in a crack and loose piece of drywall. Over the past 4 months the loose piece has since fallen off. I was initially concerned about a leak in the roof but the area is dry so I'm not really sure what...
  12. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I'm not sure this is the right forum (since what I have is bathroom wall tile and this forum says "flooring"); if not, please direct me to the right forum. Please see picture below. The tile on our bathroom wall is probably original to our 1931 house. At least a few decades ago someone...
  13. Plumbing
    ok..im pretty handy but b4 i dig into this one, i want to find out the least destructive way to get this done. my whole valve inside the wall needs replaced, i warped the valve housing awhile back trying to remove the large circular ring that holds the cartridge in, and i know what i did wrong...
  14. Building & Construction
    So I removed the Panning for the returns and I found this going on. Is that hole there so the wall can breathe? Can I close it off? It connects to the return for the room upstairs and that is an outside wall.
  15. Building & Construction
    Hey everyone- I'm getting ready to remodel a kitchen and I want to take out a wall between the current area and the dining room. I don't THINK it is load-bearing, but I am not sure. Here is what I know: 1) The wall runs parallel to the floor joists. 2) There is no wall above or below it...
  16. Plumbing
    The 5/8" (outer diameter) copper pipe that supplies my washing machine runs along an unfinished basement wall made of some type of old concrete block (built in 1930s; blocks are about 1' square by about 3" thick, and are sort of "ribbed," and painted white). The hot water pipe is sagging in one...
  17. Building & Construction
    I want to build a wall in my basement. My house is modular so the joists in the basement are a heavy metal. I have no idea how to attach the wood walls to the metal joists. What tools do I need? Screws, bolts , what??
  18. Painting
    Last night I began to take down the old, poorly done tile in my bathroom. The woman in me was expecting to see a pretty wall with a little bit of leftover adhesive that could be scraped away. That was not the case. The wall is not smooth and ready for primer and paint. It has a hole near one of...
  19. Drywall & Plaster
    Greetings, I recently moved into a pre-war NYC apartment and wanted to mount rubber-coated metal hooks onto the wall upon which I intended to hang bicycles. After much messy experimentation, several trips to hardware stores, and some generally uninformative conversations with the building's...
  20. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi folks, As the disclaimer in the topic title indicates, I'm new to the board as well as to DIY in general, so go easy on me, lol Anyway, I'm in the process of replacing tile in my kitchen and have removed the tiles. Doing so, however, has left large holes in the wall, especially around one...
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