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  1. Building & Construction
    Hi, this is my first post/question here. I have been asked to help replace a large section of floor in a local church that my parents belong to. Its a small church that cant afford to pay for a big contract job. They are hoping that several members of the church can do the job basically for...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    Long Time User - First time Poster (renovating 90 yr old community center with detached garage. Some garage joists ENDS are rotten and others are compromised.) Are the joist sizes acceptable and are there better solutions for this issue? Brick garage o/d 23'w x 24'2"d. Walls 13" thick...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hi, I live in north eastern BC and am planning on building a carport onto the side of my shed/workshop. My plan is to attach a 16' ledger to the side of the existing structure. For rafters I'd use 2x6 16"OC spanning approximately 13' (can i get 14' 2x6?) where they'd sit on a double 2x8 beam...
  4. Building & Construction
    So here's the situation. I am removing a load bearing wall where 2x8 ceiling joists overlap. There was previously a flat roof on these joists so they are decked with plywood/osb. The plan is to provide support with temporary walls on either side of the wall to be removed, remove the wall, cut...
  5. Building & Construction
    I am new to this forum and am hoping somebody may have an answer. qI have just uncovered a beam down the centre of a 24' wide building. It is a drop beam with a 17' 8" clear span with only the floor above being supported (no roof load) supported at each end by concrete block wall - aprox 4"...
  6. Building & Construction
    I’m building a freestanding screen house in the woods behind my parents’ cottage, and I’m hoping those with some framing experience can comment on whether my framing plan is structurally sound. (I know how this may look being my first post and all, but this isn’t just a drive-by posting - I’m...
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