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  1. Building & Construction
    I am a DIYer but I need help with replacing the bearing joists in the basement for my 2 story+attic 1880s-ish home. Here are my questions: 1) If the floor joists are sagging, should one jack up the joists first before installing joist hangers? These are notched joists sitting on sill and...
  2. Insulation
    We're insulating the attic of a pre-1900, balloon frame house. The attic floor area is 24 ft x 10 ft. A stock, rectangular vent was fine for the back gable. However, for aesthetic reasons, the existing decoration of the front gable requires a round, elliptic, or triangular vent. Because of...
  3. Insulation
    We are remodeling our 1880's balloon framed one story home. Right now we are working on a bedroom and are tearing out all the layers that have been added to the inside walls. The house orginally had (and still has) beadboard on some walls and shiplap on some walls and on the ceiling. Over...
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