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    Metal straps on stud wall

    and good night. MT3
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    Metal straps on stud wall

    Here's a couple of shots. Thanks for your time. MT3
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    Metal straps on stud wall

    Here's a picture...I hope:o
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    Metal straps on stud wall

    I have these metal straps running along the studs in my unfinished basement that look like they were be used instead of the short pieces between the studs. I'm catching up on the proper terminology.:D I was wondering if these are a 'cheap-out' or if they are acceptable. Also, should they be...
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    General overhaul...ongoing(pix!!!)

    And I'm wondering if I have the skills to install shelves in my closet. You go kid!!
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    Determining a load bearing wall

    First let me say that I would never begin a project without first taking in consideration the need for a pro. In 'spirited' discussion with some neighbors this past holiday season the comment was made that in the homes in our 'hood' all the walls are load bearing, which is why the homes are...
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    Exposed insulation, Is it safe?

    We made the decision this weekend. It's safer and the the littel ankle biters can draw on ti as well! Thanks for all the feed-back!! MT3
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    Exposed insulation, Is it safe?

    Plastic is an option. I was also thinking of replacing the area (it's small, a wall about 10' x 12' with paper backed insul. at least it takes the cute pinkness out of play a little bit.
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    Determining a load bearing wall

    Cheesefood, You mean a a wall that has a matching wall below it or above it?
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    Exposed insulation, Is it safe?

    Wow, two posts with in the first 30min of being a member....SWEET! I have an unfinished basement with exposed insul. Is it safe for my kids to be down there? They dont mess with the insul. but we (wife and I) were thinking of cleaning up a little bit and letting them play and draw down...
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    Determining a load bearing wall

    Is there a way to determine if a wall is load bearing with out calling in the experts first? Thanks, first timer...
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