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Old 06-20-2019, 09:33 AM   #1
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Retired DIYer seeking advice


I'm a retired shipfitter/fabricator from NJ. I spend most days in my garage trying to keep busy. I enjoyed building a garage/workshop and a deck on my house but with no housing construction know-how I apply my metal fabricating experience and find I've caused myself a lot of trouble.



My approach is "suspenders AND a belt" (so to speak) but I find that what looks plenty strong to me raises eyebrows with the Building Inspector. I'm learning that straying from "standard construction practice" is causing me no small amount of grief.
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Old 06-20-2019, 09:42 AM   #2
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Welcome: You say that you want advice, but don't say any specifics.

So here goes, read everything that you can on whatever you are trying to build, before trying to hang something.

Ask on this forum, tell us that you cannot hammer a nail, and we will be patient in giving directions.

We were once "green" so long ago that there was no moon at all.

We joined to be able to pass any knowledge that we have accumulated, onto someone just like you, that has knowledge of something else to pass on to us if we want to learn.

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Old 06-20-2019, 02:39 PM   #3
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:34 PM   #5
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@Jaydublyew SR Just ask, and ye shall receive

And, likely, receive and receive and receive, etc.

And, don't be afraid to give advice.
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