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  1. Building & Construction
    I am working on renovating my garage which has a 2nd floor. A steel column supports the main beam in the center, but the ends are only supported by 2 x 4s nailed to the frame (see picture). I’m looking for recommendations on how to add additional supports to the ends of the beam. I don’t plan on...
  2. Building & Construction
    Here are plans for a 8' x 8' playhouse I built a couple years ago. Maybe someone will find it useful. It's my largest carpentry project and still standing. There are build photos here.
  3. Carpentry
    Hi all, i’ve removed the carpet and I am adding new stair tread‘s inside my home (split level) and found that the rise of top step is higher than the others. All riser height are 7 1/8” except the top to where the platforms are. Those are 7 7/8” I can’t seem to find a way to make those top...
  4. Plumbing
    When, as a DIY'er, not as a professional, do you feel it necessary to pull a permit? When you run a new electric circuit? Or a new sub-panel? Do something that you haven't done before and just want it checked? How about if you replace all your faucets? Replace a toilet? Turn a Tub/Shower into...
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