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Old 06-10-2019, 12:34 PM   #136
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This is one of the tasks that I would not have undertaken if my wife and I decided we were not going to move into this home earlier. The previous ceiling was just fine. Hopefully yall can view the photos.


Old ceiling gone. New boxes mounted/wired for lights. I had to scab in some 2x2s to the bottom of the ceiling joists to cover a gap between the ceiling joists and siding.


I wanted a decorative design...but I was a bit lazy and wanted to reduce the number of cuts. Another design has the wainscotting panels centered along both the x and y axis, thereby having a full panel run down the center and approx 1/2 panels on either side.


The (nearly) finished product.


The next several months are going to be dedicated to only outside projects. Painting, garage roof, rear porch, installing a AC unit, etc. Goal is to have all outside work done before weather changes in fall and then finish up the inside stuff.
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Nice Job....
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Old 06-21-2019, 03:25 PM   #138
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WOW, thats dedication. I salute you.
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The last few outside jobs are being buttoned up before winter really sets in again.

I had hoped to get all outside work completed this past summer, but I didn't have the time. Additionally, I struggled to make a decision concerning the garage.

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This garage is attached to the house. The kitchen door/porch is integrated into the flat roof on the garage.

I started with the kitchen porch. The porch roof was cockeyed and everything below the porch box beam was rotten.

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The flat garage roof presented challenges. In order to meet code, I need to install three new more robust steel I-beams or install engineered wood I-joists. Due to the amount of rot, almost no part of the current roof was salvageable.






It was going to be $25k+ all in - and that's IF I worked fast enough for a local roof to install new EPDM roofing before winter hit.

After much contemplation, I am going to detach the garage from the house. This weekend I will install 6x6 posts to support kitchen porch roof and build a new wood porch for the kitchen door.

The detached garage will eventually be converted into a mother-in-law suite with a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment.
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I hadn't realized that was the same house we have been watching you fix up.
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It's been a lodestone, no question. The experience is invaluable though.
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The detached garage will eventually be converted into a mother-in-law suite with a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment.

Mother in-law suites should be built at least 2 states away.
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My first foray into deck framing and large posts.

I'm not completely happy with how it turned out, definitely due to my inexperience in planning. Plus it's an old home and I'm working around a lot of poorly thought out projects from the last 100 years. Once I was committed, I was committed and wanted things done in a timely, and more importantly, SAFE manner.

Original deck/deck roof.


As one can see, there is a pretty substantial sag on the right hand side. It was about 6 inches or so lower from left to right.

I'm removing the garage entirely. There were so many things wrong, I couldn't see a way to tie everything back in. Now that I have the deck roof posts installed, I'll remove the rest of the old joists, remove the steel I-beams, and knock down the block walls.


When I (re)build the garage I'll work with a clean canvas.



New 6x6s installed. Again, not perfect and I would do some things differently. Also, while it doesn't seem that high - it sure felt that way when I was trying to manage a 16 foot 6x6 (~170lbs) from 16 feet or so in the air.


The photo or maybe the angle of the garage roof line makes it look like the 6x6s are a bit out of plumb, but I checked and rechecked. They are in.
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Is there enough to lag the ledger to or can you thru bolt to the rim?

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Is there enough to lag the ledger to or can you thru bolt to the rim?

I'm going to remove the old shiplap siding (I think that's the correct term). Flash it and attach the ledger using lags to the balloon framing. There is no rim board (again, I think that's the correct terminology) behind the shiplap, just the 2x4 framing on top of a sill plate.
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I'm going to remove the old shiplap siding (I think that's the correct term). Flash it and attach the ledger using lags to the balloon framing. There is no rim board (again, I think that's the correct terminology) behind the shiplap, just the 2x4 framing on top of a sill plate.
But the joists land on the steel beam?
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so when you don't have a ledger you can trust you line up the joists with the joists inside so you can add a few of these. They tie into the joists inside.

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I have tried to answer as many questions as I can with pictures.
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stringers are cut out of 2x10, we often put a painted 2x12 outside that to make it look finished.
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I have tried to answer as many questions as I can with pictures.
I'm going to have to digest this a bit further. I think I get it - and I like it! Thank you again!
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