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  1. Roofing/Siding
    Mom's roof was damaged by a tree, so water got in. Unfortunately the termites followed and damaged the wall, roof rafters and a ceiling joist too. We placed a shoring frame to support the roof while we replace some roof rafters and part of the wall. Replacing those should be relatively...
  2. Carpentry
    I have addition on my house that used to be an enclosed porch and i want to now insulate and put drywall on the ceiling. My problem is i am not sure if my ceiling joist will support the drywall without sagging or cracking latter. The joist are 2x4 spaced 16" spanning 14'. they are not tied...
  3. HVAC
    Hello, I am a long time lurker and new member here. I am remodeling the laundry room in my 1954 house. As part of the renovations, I am rebuilding a closet around my furnace and hot water heater. After removing some very poor ceiling patches where the return duct penetrates the ceiling, it...
  4. Building & Construction
    My question is what is the best way to attach these ceiling joist to the top plate? ----------------------------------------------------- I am removing a chimney stack and fireplace today in my 1969 ranch. The fireplace is double-sided with shelves on either side. The brick structure which...
  5. Building & Construction
    I am installing ceiling joist upstairs and connecting to a cathedral ceiling.The ceiling joist are 2x6 running 13' on 16" centers. I need to connect to the cathedral ceiling joist that are running the opposite direction at 8' span. Do I need to create a header beam to tie these joist together...
  6. Building & Construction
    I have read several threads about different ways to strengthen the ceiling joist, but they do not address my situation, so I'll post again. Our house is 80 years old with the ceiling joist 2x4, 16"OC span 26' cross with a bearing wall in the middle. Thus, the span is about 12.5'. We want to...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi: I'm planning to install a skylight over a small beakfast area in a 1960's ranch house in Northern California. The ceiling is suppoted by 2x4 joists 9ft long. There's a U-shaped channel built of a 1x6 and two 2x4s running down the center of the room on top of the joists (right photo). I'm...
  8. Building & Construction
    I have an unusual situation in a rec room of a house we just purchased. This rec room has 3 beams spanning a 20 x 20 room that are supporting the 2x6 ceiling joists (drywall, no attic storage) and the roof above. The ceiling joists are on top of the beams and the beams protrude into the room -...
  9. Carpentry
    I am looking to do a remodel on a 2.5 story in the kitchen. We are looking at removing a section of loading bearing wall that spans a total of 13 feet but will be broken into two sections one @ 9 feet the other @ 4 feet. We plan getting an engineer to sign off, but wanted some feedback on the...
  10. Building & Construction
    Can't seem to find a link online for the specs for a ceiling joist beam to support the trusses on a tar and gravel roof for a room that is 10' 6" wide. I took out a petition wall that was separating two rooms to make one long room. Could someone direct me to a website that provides uniform...
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