Questions about: studs

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By: Ben Erickson Whether it’s a priceless work of art or a collection of family photographs, it’s important that what you hang on your walls stays put. While attaching directly to studs provides the most security, they are often not located in the id
1 Determine load. Based on the load you want to serve, (meaning how much current in amps will be needed from the outlets) a 14-2 Romex® cable, which is a relatively thin cable suitable for up to 15 amps (or 12 amps continuous load) could be selected.
I had an electrician over yesterday and they ran BX and a flex conduit for a TV I want to hang over my fireplace. I was examining the notch they made in a stud immediately next to the chimney masonry and I'm concerned that it is too deep. The member
DEAR TIM: I am going to frame some exterior wood walls and don't have a clue where to start. As with anything, I am sure there are some pitfalls to avoid and labor-saving tips that will allow my walls to be perfect or nearly so. Can you give me a qui
So DH and I bought an amazing, super heavy, very big bookshelf about a month ago at a yard sale, and it is STILL sitting on the floor of a room, because we haven’t anchored it to the wall yet. Our house is super old (built in 1814), and the edges of
I just moved into a new house and doing my research, learning and planning before hanging a mount for a 40lb TV. I have a Mantel Mount, which is basically a lowering mount to be hung over the fireplace. I found out today that the studs are positioned
On a previous TV, I installed an articulating TV mount (80lbs total with mount) on two metal studs with 4 snap toggles (that's 2 snap toggles per metal stud) The snap toggles are suppose to support up to 80lbs each. So i'm guessing with 4 snap toggle
We have talked about mounting our 55" XBR-55X810C Sony 4K TV since we bought it, and yesterday we bought a mount on a whim. It's a Stanley tilting mount for 32" up to 70" TV's up to 90 pounds in weight. The XBR-55X810C specs say it's 38