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  1. Building & Construction
    Hello, everyone. I'm Danny and just bought my new home. I was wondering can someone explain me how to install panel (if you have a video this will be amazing), like the one in the photo to the celling. I will be so grateful.
  2. Building & Construction
    My building inspector says my shed is too close to the property line (due to the gable overhang) so I need to move it forward about a foot or two. It's a framed floor on solid concrete blocks, but there is a enough of an incline that I can't just take it off the blocks and roll it on the...
  3. Building & Construction
    Over time, part of my home's floor has sunk about 1-1/2 to 2", leaving me with an unsightly slope. This only pertains to the section of floor under a load bearing wall. For 3-4 feet in every direction (from the load bearing wall), the floor slopes up, and is thereafter flat. I'm inclined to...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hey Handy People! I've been dreaming of building my very own loft bed for years. I'm fairly handy, I've built things in the past, I've been in numerous shop classes, and I can follow directions quite well. However, my biggest obstacle here is understanding what weight pipe can support. I've...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi All! check my build out on youtube! https://www.youtube.com/user/dahe03 I am renovating our house from 1936 - I am making it into a modern contemporary look, and it is quite the transformation. We are adding two extensions, remodeling the entire floor plan, and basically make a new house...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, I'm in need of some building advice. Currently I'm in the process of designing a 12x20 portable garage shed. This will be placed at the side of my house. Due to position, the height needs to be under 12.8ft and utilize a mono slope lean to roof. Although I believe I've designed...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi all, Looking for some advice on whether the following project would be within a reasonable price range. My wife and I are looking at buying an abandoned church in West Virginia. We'd like to rehab the existing church (784sq feet) and use this as a living room and kitchen space, then add on...
  8. Interior Decorating
    Hello. The situation: I will be moving into a new apartment soon the place looks great but there is one issue. The only wall to place the tv has a small fireplace right in the middle of it. I had hope to get some ideas on how I can mount a height adjusting tv stand by the fireplace so then...
  9. Building & Construction
    Hello, I'm new to this site but am hoping you all can help me out! Me and my friends have recently rented a Loft in Brooklyn and we have a very ambitious project to build out 5 rooms in this 28x18' loft None of us have ever built something this big before but have some general knowledge in...
  10. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm very close on closing a condo in downtown Chicago. The inspection went well but that was for the interior. of the condo. I just walked by the condo building yesterday and noticed there are a lot of cracks on the building outside wall. The building was built in 2005 so it is relatively new...
  11. Building & Construction
    72 x 72 ft. Height of 60 ft. No floors, just a really high ceiling I'm wondering what kind of support this would need? Maybe what kind of materials would be best? Just looking around for some general information c: Appreciate any advice!
  12. Building & Construction
    Hey, we are building a garage as an addition to our house. It is 32' by 32' and we are wanting to have a room above the garage. My question is, when leaving our openings for the garage doors, what type of lintel would you recommend using that would support an upstairs? The doors are 10' wide...
  13. General DIY Discussions
    I work at a marina and we recently bought Evergrain composite decking for our docks. I had heard only good things from the people that run the lumber yard that we use. However, I have been searching the internet and have seen a lot of complaints about the material disintegrating and about their...
  14. Carpentry
    I am wanting to place a rambler style 1500 SF home on a lot and am wondering if anyone knows of any software that I can get that will help me design the home. I'm hoping to find a software that will design from beginning to finish, meaning foundation to roof vents to interior and paint all...
  15. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi and thank you for reading this post. I was going to re paint the bathroom, so i removed all the fixings. I removed the built in mirror to find what you will see in the pictures. I believe this is the foundation there is no insulation and I see the cracks continues the stairs pattern behind...
  16. Building & Construction
    Hi guys, I just moved to a new house and there is currently an old dingy deck sized at 8'5" x 10'2" I am planning on tearing it out and building one sized at 8'5" x 22'5" adjacent to the current deck are concrete slabs that are sitting about 9" high, should I remove those slabs/blocks or can I...
  17. General DIY Discussions
    so the back yard is fenced but it is on a slope and the bottm of the fence does not meet flush with the ground and my dog being the curious meathead he is loves to sneak under and get us all in trouble...i dont want to just screw some plywood along the bottom thinking the neighbours wouldnt be...
  18. Electrical
    I want to get power to my 12 x 20 utility shed. I would like to have 2 circuits. One for lighting only. And one for recepticals. Here is what the power will be used for. Lighting circuit: 1 - exterior flood light (dual head) 3 - interior 60watt bulbs Receptical circuit: 1 - outlet to plug in...
  19. Carpentry
    I just decided over the weekend that I wanted to do woodworking. I have always desired it but never actually pursued it. I went out and purchased a circular saw, jigsaw, drill and staple gun (plan on doing upholstery). But I also ended up purchasing a MONSTER mirror. It is frameless, 99" x...
  20. New Member Introductions
    Hello, unemployed homeowner seeking volunteer tradesman to make necessary repairs to house in Central NJ. Please email me your contact information at [email protected] Thank You.
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