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DEAR TIM: I think my house might be falling down. In the past few weeks, a large crack has formed where the ceiling meets the walls in my home. We’ve had cold weather set in and I seem to recall this happening last year, but can’t remember. The cracks are worse in the center of […]

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DEAR TIM: The 8-inch by 10-inch wall tiles in my bathroom are bulging out in places. I pushed on them and they moved. Further investigation revealed many are loose and only held in place by the grout between the tiles. The tile have been up for eight years installed by a pro who supplied the […]

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DEAR TIM: I have an attic space in my home that has small vertical walls that transition to a sloped surface. There's a small flat surface of ceiling area in between the two sloped surfaces. I need to build a partition wall in this space to create a separate storage room. How hard is this […]

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A tear in the drywall paper can be repaired. Drywall repair can be done without replacing the entire sheet of drywall or sheetrock. Here are some tips on how to repair drywall.

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Building a wall for a shed or a house is not that hard, but then again, there are many places you can make a mistake. Understand there are many ways to achieve your wall-building goal. What follows are methods I’ve used to build walls that are square, plumb and level.

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When framing an interior wall, the wall has to be plumb and in the same plane. Building a wall can be done on the floor, then lifted it into place, or built in place. These tips will assist you with house framing.

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Temporary wall partitions can be added to room to create that small home office. The temporary interior wall should be held in place with fasteners to avoid the wall falling over. This is even more important if small children are present. Soundproofing is possible, to a degree, with sound-batt insulation and an exterior door.

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