What's the best way to cut through this wall?



Do It Yourself;

Why not do it yourself, it's a messy job and most contractors will be expensive for this kind of work? So if you're not happy with a quote, DIY:

Initial examination of proposed location:
Examine the location where you intend to install the doorway. Is there any chance the wall could be bearing the weight of something out of the ordinary? It's likely a bearing wall of some kind, but a bearing wall carrying evenly distributed loads and not a point load would be the initial requirement for location?

If the wall is bearing; you will need to complete the full procedure stated below;
If the wall is not bearing, then you will only need to install the steel lintel beam and not the concrete grout mixture as stated below;

Take a small chisel and hammer and chip into the block in the proposed location. The block may be filled with an insulation material, so start higher and examine the blocks you intend to remove....

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I understand your frugality... but how BIG a yard are you looking to attack, and how BADLY overgrown is the yard? You may be STUCK hiring, renting, or buying a new yard-toy.

My brother lives on a 25 acre ranch in the California Sierra foothills, and we suffer from this problem ALL THE TIME !! And up there at this time of year it wouldn't be just an aesthetic issue, but a FIRE hazard.

During the winter / spring months we actually use all three of the recommended methods:

1) We have two gas-powered weed-whackers for the fence lines and the edge of the road... we use this to do trimming in the summer, because the nylon line won't start a fire if it strikes a rock.

2) We set the riding mower to it's highest setting (about 4 inches) for the first pass on Saturday morning, and then re mow at 2 inches Saturday evening. AND if the grass is VERY thick, we go VERY slow... slower than walking speed.

3) This last winter, he finally bought 6 goats... WOW those little...

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I built a headboard by following your how to make a headboard tutorial. I am wondering what is the BEST way to secure a headboard. To the wall, bed, bed frame or is there another way? The headboard is very heavy and I do not want it falling down on us while sleeping. Should I attach to bed frame or wall or maybe both?


It is your choice. If your DIY headboard or store bought headboard has legs, then it is meant to be bolted to the bed base or bed frame. There should be Headboard Attachment Brackets on the corner of your bed frame to attach a headboard. If the headboard is large like in some luxury hotels, it would be best to secure it to the wall.

Bed frame headboard bracket

If you attach it to the bed frame and the bed moves a little, the headboard could bang against the wall. If you choose to attach to the bed frame, use some sticky pads with foam on them so if the headboard moves, it won’t make any noise or damage your...

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Good morning, Kuma, let me begin by saying that this is something anyone can do... a little patience and planning and you'll be able to get that basement organized in no time. You'll need to purchase, rent, or borrow a hammer drill to simplify matters, but this a straight forward task.

In addition to working at a Home Depot in Atlanta, I'm also a blacksmith, and I've anchored many of my pieces to various types of walls, so I'll give you several different options that even a novice can use.

First you need to pick out your anchors, toggle bolts, or a variation called a "toggler", are the easiest to use. Also there are anchors by Hilti and Redhead called sleeve anchors that are also good choices, and I'll include pictures of all these at the end. Pop in to the Home Depot and any hardware associate will be able to show them to you.

On the package it will tell you what size masonry bit to use, so pick out the anchor, your bit, and get that hammer drill. You can pick...

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Last week, Dr. Richard Smith wrote on the British Medical Journal website that dying of cancer—of all things—was the best way to go. His reasoning?

You can say goodbye, reflect on your life, leave last messages, perhaps visit special places for a last time, listen to favorite pieces of music, read loved poems, and prepare, according to your beliefs, to meet your maker or enjoy eternal oblivion.

Seemingly everyone in the entire world, many of whom have seen someone die horribly of cancer, immediately called Smith an idiot. Cancer eats your body away from the inside and leaves you a husk of a human. Cancer sucks. There must be a better way to leave the world behind. So what is it?

A few months ago, our colleagues at Motherboard tackled the opposite question, asking what the worst way to die is. It turned out it was basically anything that's slow and leaves you in a hospital bed for your final days. But what's the best way to go? Naturally, by asking that...

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“Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step. There's no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That's the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.

An you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People...

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Obtain a rod, finials and wall brackets.

Choose a rod with decorative finials that will fit in with the room’s existing decor. Although there are rods made specifically for tapestries, you can also use normal curtain rods. However, you must make sure the rod fits inside the pocket of the tapestry. The necessary rod diameter depends upon the weight of the tapestry and the length depends on the width of the tapestry.



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A 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch diameter rod will hold an average or large size tapestry anywhere from 2 to 10 lbs. The rod should be long enough so that the rod finials extend beyond the edges of the tapestry with the brackets meeting the edges of the tapestry. This will allow the tapestry to...
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There are many ways to cut mild steel plate, some of which are suited for automation some are not. Some are suited for thinner plate, some for thicker. Some are fast, some are slow. Some are low-cost, some expensive. And some are accurate, some are not. This article takes a quick look at the four primary methods used on CNC shape cutting machines, compares each processes strengths and weaknesses, and then gives a few criteria that can be used to decide which process is best for your application.

Oxy-Fuel Cutting

Oxy-fuel torch cutting, or flame cutting, is by far the oldest cutting process that can be used on mild steel. It is generally viewed as a simple process, and the equipment and consumables are relatively inexpensive. An oxy-fuel torch can cut through very thick plate, limited primarily by the amount of oxygen that can be delivered. It is not unheard of to cut through 36, or even 48 inches of steel using an oxy-fuel torch. However, when it comes to shape...

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Yes, there are times when you need to cut a hole in a plaster wall. And before you do it wrong and knock big chunks of plaster from your walls or ceilings I thought I’d give you some tips on how to cut plaster walls the right way.

I see tragically destroyed original plaster walls all the time. Usually, the damage is courtesy of a hurried plumber or electrician who doesn’t care since they aren’t the ones patching the holes.

I will warn you that cutting through nearly...

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Center Perks is the first and easiest map present in the game, succeeded by Stalag Flucht.

The map is labeled as a "very easy" difficulty, featuring an indoor/outdoor prison built in a meadow. It also features "comfortable" versions of basic items. It holds 10 inmates (yourself included) and has 5 guards. Each cell holds 1 inmate.

8:00-9:00 — Morning Roll Call

9:00-10:00 — Breakfast

10:00-12:00 — Free Period

12:00-13:00 — Lunch

13:00-16:00 — Leisure \ Work Period

16:00-17:00 — Exercise Period

17:00-18:00 — Shower Block

18:00-19:00 — Evening Meal

19:00-22:00 — Evening Free Period

22:00-23:00 — Evening Roll Call

23:00-8:00 — Lights Out

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Craft a bed dummy (Bed sheet + Pillow + Pillow) before you lose intellect. Get all the knives and forks from the kitchen. Start chipping the...
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Dr. Lawrence Gordon: Who was it?

Adam: Who was who?

Dr. Lawrence Gordon: The person who paid you to photograph me who was it?

Adam: He calls himself "Bob" and he gives me the money upfront. 200 bucks a night. If I had known I was gonna end up in here I would've asked for a hell of a lot more.

Dr. Lawrence Gordon: What does that mean? Does that mean you saw what happened to me?

Adam: What I saw was you get into your car, that's it. I didn't ask your name, I didn't know who you were, I don't know how I got here, I don't know how you got here. I just took the shots and went straight home to develop them. Next thing I know I'm chained to a pipe in some prehistoric bathroom, staring at the guy I've been taking shots of all day.

Dr. Lawrence Gordon: Clearly whoever paid you to take pictures of me... is the one who put us here!

Adam: Maybe.

Dr. Lawrence Gordon: What do you mean "Maybe"? Of course it is. What did this guy...

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It seems easy: You want to hang a heavy picture or mount your TV. But behind the smooth wall in front of you could be pipes, ductwork, or electrical wiring. If you cut without a plan, you can do real damage, both to your home and your wallet. Here's how to avoid major problems.

Step 1: Determine Your Surface

Most houses will have drywall, but many built before 1950 used lath and plaster, which is harder than drywall, brittle, and much thicker. You can feel the difference, but if you're still not sure, a pushpin will go into drywall. It won't go into plaster.

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Step 2: Find the Studs

Whether you're hanging a kitchen cabinet or a coat hook, your best option is to attach things to a stud. If you're working with plaster, this can be tough, since the fasteners used to attach the lath will throw off a stud finder. One way to cheat is to look for a light switch. Most are mounted inside the first stud by the door...

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Andy Chappell-Dick is at work on a house in Climate Zone 5 where the task at hand is to upgrade a crawl space by adding insulation as well as a membrane to block the infiltration of moisture. The catch? The owners want to avoid the use of rigid foam insulation if at all possible.

The floor of the crawl space is about a foot below grade, Chapell-Dick writes in a Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor, and the area seems to be well drained. Foundation walls are made from concrete block (CMUs).

He plans to foam in pieces of rigid extruded polystyrene in the rim joist area. To insulate the crawl space walls, Chappell-Dick wonders whether Roxul Comfortboard would make a good substitute for rigid foam. Roxul, according to the manufacturer, is non-combustible and chemically inert, and it's made from natural and recycled materials, including rock. Rigid foam is a petrochemical.

A second issue is how the waterproof membrane should be installed: should it be run up most of the...

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One of the best reasons for mounting your new flat panel TV on the wall is the sleek and stylish look that it gives the entire room. Just look at how it complements our fireplace. What’s not so sleek and stylish, however, are all the cords and cables dangling from below the TV, running across the mantle and down the wall. What an eyesore. To hide them, we’re going to run these wires through the wall and up to a point behind the TV where they will be out of sight, hidden from our view.

Today, in this first of a two-part series on wiring a wall-mounted flat panel TV, we’re going to tie into an existing electrical outlet and run new electrical wire and TV cables up through the wall. Then we’ll make a 90-degree turn and route the wiring through several studs before we reach our destination behind the TV. In the next video, we’ll install an electrical box and receptacles and connect the wires and cables. Now before we begin, if you have any hesitation about working with...

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I have a piece of 2x6 about eight feet long.

This beam was badly damaged during a roof leak and possibly termites as well, was previously repaired by the former owner, by putting short pieces of 2x6s on both sides of it and nailed the three pieces together.

I was trying to repair some other framing in that area in the attic and attempted to reinforce the repair by driving more nails in, only to find out that the nail would just go right past the middle piece (the damaged piece) with no resistance whatsoever. Curiosity got the best of me and I decided to pry off the sister piece to inspect the damage. It was difficult to remove the sister beam because nails from above the roof deck were driven through it and I had to cut these nails off flush.

After removing it, and three other pieces of bracing connected to it, I was able to see the middle piece. I was SHOCKED at how badly it is rotted. This was previously fixed by someone when the roof was open because...

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You know how regular toggle bolt wall anchors always require extra space behind the drywall, and to remove you unscrew them, dropping the toggle behind the wall? This week I found the best toggles I’ve ever used — SnapToggles, made by Toggler. They’re much easier to install, and they stay in place when you unscrew the bolt.

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They’re odd-looking, which probably explains why at Lowe’s I found a box opened and a few scattered around the wall anchor area. While traditional toggle bolt anchors consist of a single bolt with “wings” at one end that pop open after being pushed through the wall, the SnapToggle’s two parallel plastic straps tee into a single bar-shaped anchor. The straps can move up or down independently, see-sawing the anchor to form an “I” or a “T” as needed. To install, simply push the toggle long-wise through the hole you drilled (generally a half inch, or about what you use for a medium-to-large standard...

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Whether you already have a central heating system in place or not, you should consider purchasing a supplemental heater to provide additional heat in your room when you need it. A space heater offers many benefits, especially lower heating bills, as you’ll only need one heater and not the entire central heating system. There are also a huge variety of space heaters that you can choose from too.

Because it can get pretty daunting when you’re looking at all the choices that are available, we have includes some space heater reviews so that you can find out about some of the most popular models on the market. We’ve also added some buying information too so that you have enough information to choose the best space heater for your home or workspace. Remember to stick to your budget and consider the cost of powering the heater as well as the initial cost of purchasing the heater.

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