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  1. Carpentry
    I recently purchased a home in Charlotte, NC and love it. Its in a neighborhood that was built in the early 80s... ranch style homes primarily. The lots are fairly wooded, and the contractor used a lot of railroad tie walls in the neighborhood. A lot of my neighbors seem to have transitioned to...
  2. Home Theater
    I'm trying to mount a 37" LCD in my office, and not sure what to do as I've only mounted on wood studs before. I put the stud finder on the wall, and its lit up..everywhere on the wall. When you knock on it, it doesn't really have a hollow sound either. Any ideas what would be behind the...
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    What are the implications of re-patching the same area of drywall more than once? I recently moved into a home (new construction) and the contractor has had to cut and re-patch various walls to access pipes--sometimes more than once on the same wall area. Do drywall patches weaken the...
  4. Home Theater
    Hi there, can anyone tell me or point me to somewhere that i can find out what the holding strength of wood screws are? I'd like to know how deep my wood screws should be when mounting a shelf to a wall (through 1/8" steel and drywall, with 3 screws vertically into 1 stud), that will hold a...
  5. Remodeling
    I completely gutted my bathroom. I can't figured out what goes down first the florring or the drywall. Can anyone help me out. I was thinking the subfloor goes down then the drywall on top of that then I tile. I'm really not sure. Anything would help me.
  6. Building & Construction
    Me and my girlfriend just purchased a house about 3 months ago, it's a ranch 3 bed 1 bath flat roof slab foundation built 1952 (great pick right!ha) first time home buyer. Anyway yesterday we noticed a big bulge in the wall of one of the rooms which we're pretty sure wasn't there before and if...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    Me and my girlfriend just purchased a house about 3 months ago, it's a ranch 3 bed 1 bath flat roof slab foundation built 1952 (great pick right!ha) first time home buyer. Anyway yesterday we noticed a big bulge in the wall of one of the rooms which we're pretty sure wasn't there before and if...
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