Mounting TV Bracket on Metal Studs

Please help, I want to mount a 25′ TV in the garage. It’s an older model TV, (not the plasma type). I bought the bracket, but just realized the studs in the garage are metal. Any suggestions on how I would be able to mount the bracket to metal studs? Or any other suggestions. — You’ll just have to tear down your garage, then build a new garage with wooden studs. Then you will be […]

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How to put up a basement ceiling

We want to put up a basement ceiling. Our basement is only 8′ with the floor joist as the ceiling now. We do have some ductwork that is under the floor joists. Does anyone have ideas? — I assume the duct work cannot be buried… AT SOME POINT, it crosses the floor / ceiling joists. GIVEN THAT, it really becomes aesthetics as much as anything else. Since you cannot HIDE it, you will have to […]

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Moving load bearing wall 6 feet?

I’m expanding our laundry room. It shares a common wall with the garage, so I’m basically “bumping it out” into the garage. I’m 99% sure that the house/garage wall is load bearing, but with the bump-out, I can transfer the load to the new house/garage wall that will be about 6 feet out. Is this acceptable? Will the load “transfer” okay? I’d hate to have a header in the middle of the new laundry room, […]

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Moving load bearing wall 6 feet?

I’m expanding our laundry room. It shares a common wall with the garage, so I’m basically “bumping it out” into the garage. I’m 99% sure that the house/garage wall is load bearing, but with the bump-out, I can transfer the load to the new house/garage wall that will be about 6 feet out. Is this acceptable? Will the load “transfer” okay? I’d hate to have a header in the middle of the new laundry room, […]

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