Home Improvement

Home improvement questions? Ask a handyman for answers

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Home Improvement Questions
I am reconfiguring an old washer/dryer 'closet' that had
I am reconfiguring an old washer/dryer 'closet' that had bi-fold doors, and am putting a stacking washer/dryer in one half, and my refrigerator in the other half. The space is coming down to working o… read more
Rick
Rick
Supervisor
29,098 satisfied customers
. My front door was kicked in. The damage is on the hinge side. The trimmer stud is brok
Hi. My front door was kicked in. The damage is on the hinge side. The trimmer stud is broken at the top and bottom hinge. The jamb on the prehung door split in half. The king stud is okay. what type o… read more
Rick
Rick
Supervisor
29,098 satisfied customers
NEW WINDOW ON EXTERIOR WALL: Please see attached picture. I
NEW WINDOW ON EXTERIOR WALL: Please see attached picture. I want to build a window on exterior wall that will surpass distance of two studs. I will need to cut two studs (that are support as exterior … read more
Rick
Rick
Supervisor
29,098 satisfied customers
This is a question for a certified contractor (hopefully one
This is a question for a certified contractor (hopefully one who is versed with the Residential Building code in California, USA). I would like to know what kind of reinforcement I need to do to a wal… read more
Machinc
Machinc
Retired
1,135 satisfied customers
Good morning, How do we hide the load bearing wall header
Good morning, How do we hide the load bearing wall header inside the ceiling to get a smooth room-to-room finish?… read more
Rick
Rick
Supervisor
29,098 satisfied customers
What is the step by step, nail by nail, start to finsh procedure
What is the step by step, nail by nail, start to finsh procedure to install a rectangular glass window (fixed 1/4" thick, no sliders) in an existing wall above the tub/shower? The available space is 5… read more
kruzrken
kruzrken
Partner
Bachelor's Degree
217 satisfied customers
I am installing a dog door. The cut out has to be 18 inches
I am installing a dog door. The cut out has to be 18 inches wide. My space between the studs is only 14 inches. I'm doing this on my rear exterior wall. The stud on the right is about 14 inches from m… read more
Eric M. Bright
Eric M. Bright
We Don't Comprehend the Word Can't!
Some Collage
1,734 satisfied customers
I have an old house in the northeast - not sure how old - maybe
I have an old house in the northeast - not sure how old - maybe 1900. Before I bought it a sunroom was added on to the living room making the original exterior an interior wall, but it is still load b… read more
Dennis M. Smith
Dennis M. Smith
Retired
Bachelor Degree
1,293 satisfied customers
We are having built a single storey, timber frame extension
We are having built a single storey, timber frame extension with a pitched tiled roof. Total area of roof is 35 square metres and the total weight, including static / snow loads is 4000kg. The trusses… read more
Rick
Rick
Supervisor
29,098 satisfied customers
ARE YOU ALLOWED TO PLANE ONE SIDE OF THE WALL FRAME STUDS DOWN
ARE YOU ALLOWED TO PLANE ONE SIDE OF THE WALL FRAME STUDS DOWN TO MAKE THEM STAIGHT OR DO YOU HAVE TO BRAKE THE BACKS AND FISH PLATE THE SIDES OF THE STUDS… read more
Rick
Rick
Supervisor
29,098 satisfied customers
My client told me this morning that he needs to run signal
My client told me this morning that he needs to run signal cables to a large flat panel TV being installed on an existing 2 x 6 (16" centers) framed wall. He does not yet know how many or the exact ma… read more
Rick
Rick
Supervisor
29,098 satisfied customers
I have a basement room with concrete foundation walls on two
I have a basement room with concrete foundation walls on two sides of the room. The concrete walls had a sheet of visqueen covering them, then some 2" x 2" vertical studs inside the visqueen connected… read more
Dennis M. Smith
Dennis M. Smith
Retired
Bachelor Degree
1,293 satisfied customers
I am putting in a larger door in the side of a building. The
I am putting in a larger door in the side of a building. The door will be 4' wide. The new door casing will have to hold up around 5800 pounds. I have enough room inside the casing to put a 1.5 x 3 x … read more
Stephen Cutler
Stephen Cutler
Registered Residential Contractor
licensed residential contractor
1,851 satisfied customers
Im framing some walls on a house. The house is a burm house
Im framing some walls on a house. The house is a burm house and three walls are concrete and Im framing the front of the house with 2X6 studs. When I do my top plates do I run it on top of the concret… read more
Dennis M. Smith
Dennis M. Smith
Retired
Bachelor Degree
1,293 satisfied customers
I want to install a dog door next to the sliding glass door
I want to install a dog door next to the sliding glass door in the rear exterior wall of my house. The issue is space. I can not put this dog door between studs because of the lack of space from the d… read more
Rick
Rick
Supervisor
29,098 satisfied customers
I am installing in wall speakers. I had a prewire done by
I am installing in wall speakers. I had a prewire done by a professional before my sheetrock went up when the house was built. He wired to a spot between the corner of the wall and a window which is a… read more
Stephen Cutler
Stephen Cutler
Registered Residential Contractor
licensed residential contractor
1,851 satisfied customers
We have a crack in the corner of our living room that expands
We have a crack in the corner of our living room that expands and contracts. What do you recommend to 'fix' this problem? Thanks, -Bill & Jo… read more
Stephen Cutler
Stephen Cutler
Registered Residential Contractor
licensed residential contractor
1,851 satisfied customers
I have dry rot in the king stud and jack stud framing ...
I have dry rot in the king stud and jack stud framing on the left side of a 6'-0" sliding door. The toeplate and about 6-inches of stud material above the toeplate are affected. The depth of dryrot is… read more
Handyman-4-Rent
Handyman-4-Rent
Home improvement specialist
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
68 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Thank you for the expeditious answer. It's good to know you're out there and awake in the wee hours when I finally have time to ask questions about my Jenn Air.

JeanRiverhead, NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Brian

Brian

Architect

2,153 satisfied customers

Licensed Architect- 17 years, L.E.E.D. AP

The Home Smithy

The Home Smithy

Home Builder

2,084 satisfied customers

#1 Home Improvement Expert 30+ years experience

Steve G.

Steve G.

Handyman

229 satisfied customers

VP of electronic repair company and home theater advisor.

StructuralEng

StructuralEng

Civil Engineer

15 satisfied customers

Licensed Structural Engineer

Eric M. Bright

Eric M. Bright

We Don't Comprehend the Word Can't!

1,734 satisfied customers

I've been been doing things for my clients that others have said cant be done for over a 1/4 Century

Phil

Phil

Mechanical Engineer

789 satisfied customers

Retired contractor, 51 years experience

Martin

Martin

Electrical Engineer

789 satisfied customers

Design, construct, fix and grow stuff around and in the home.

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x