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  1. Building & Construction
    Hey all, I have [what might be] a dumb question.... I am working on enclosing my back porch, which is currently 3 open walls sitting on a cement slab. I keep reading that you just cutout the needed amount from the bottom/sill plate for the door to fall into after framing the whole wall. When...
  2. Insulation
    Hi, I was wondering what thickness of foamboard should I put under the bottom plate in my basement? I was thinking 1" attached to the floor with foamboard adhesive.
  3. Building & Construction
    Hi, I was wondering what size (diameter and length) wedge anchor would y'all recommend for attaching 2x4 bottom plates to my concrete floor in my basement? Thanks in advance! Regards, Geran
  4. Carpentry
    I need to replace the bottom plate, on a slab, on an 8ft interior wall in a bathroom. The studs are fine. The bottom plate has minor rot, but it's a terrible piece of rounded lumber that leaves a big gap at the slab, and it will complicate pouring self-leveling compound. I haven't been able...
  5. Remodeling
    Hi, I need to replace the sole plate and the bottom plate. I have a walkout basement so the plates are on the second floor there is no attic it is a cathedral ceiling. how do I jack up the house to replace this. it looks like i have double 2x4 for the bottom plate with the 4" side facing me...
  6. Carpentry
    I recently bought a foreclosure disaster: one-story brick ranch on a slab. Next on our nightmares list is a small crack in the garage where some water water was seeping in. We started digging around (pulled out a 4'x5' section of interior wall) and found about 2' tall wall of dirt supporting the...
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