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  1. Building & Construction
    Hi all, having lots of fun and would love experienced people's opinions on this. Any thoughts are super welcome I've posted here a handful of times about drainage problems in my basement. This part of the basement is at grade (built into a hill). House was built in the 30s in CT. A few...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hello, My beloved father, a lawyer by trade, enjoys taking on projects involving as much menial labor as possible. One such project was installing a supporting beam underneath a house he had had a basement installed under. yes. Basically, I agree with his assessment that the house was...
  3. Building & Construction
    I plan on building an unattached 8x5.7x4.2' deck. I've made up a basic design on how I've seen decks built several years ago and am having difficulty finding out if its a design that is still used and up to code. The county here goes by 2018 IBC. Now most of the designs I see have beams. Also...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    I’m trying to figure out the best way to build a cable system to support my outdoor lights. My backyard has a fence constructed with 4x4 posts anchored 3 feet deep with concrete and my original idea was to lag bolt 15 ft 4x4 posts to each of the current 4x4 fence posts in the corners. Creating a...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    Hi, Actually, I was genuinely confused. What is the purpose of construction signs? Are these signs different than other types of signs? Can anyone help me out with this?
  6. Building & Construction
    Hello, I recently acquired an exterior garage which is enormous for the city (800 sq feet). It has a number of support posts inside the structure, which I would like to replace with a stronger support beam to open up the floor space. It is a single story, and the beam would be supporting the...
  7. Building & Construction
    I live across a 4 car wide street from a new 75 home construction site. The afternoon wind gets pretty heavy most days blowing straight into my and 2 other neighbors homes. The freshly graded dirt blows right onto my property. It gets into everything. House, porch, garage, back patio, shed...
  8. Building & Construction
    New member here, jumping in with a big question: I've been reading several threads with similar questions, but my situation has enough unique factors and I thought I'd see what advice I might get. DH and I are looking for a new home. We want: ~ 2500-3000 sq feet Energy effencient, quailty...
  9. Windows and Doors
    I am replacing my windows with new construction windows. Is it safe to measure inside from drywall to drywall, vertical and horizontal, to determine rough opening size?
  10. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Screed is a thin layer of paste on a concrete structure which is made of cement, sand, and other fine aggregates. Generally, the ratio of material combination to create good quality screed is one part of cement added to 3 – 5 parts of sand. If you are into the construction business, it is...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    Basically, valves are a type of mechanical device that can be used to control the pressure and flow of liquid in an air or hydraulic system. This is the reason they are essential parts of piping system that are responsible for the transportation of sludge, vapors, gases and liquids. You can...
  12. General DIY Discussions
    Hi there. New Homeowner here. My house has a small sun room built on the side of the garage and built quite poorly, at that. They built three of the frame walls right on a big patio slab that extends way beyond and as one would expect, water has gotten under the walls and door thresholds and...
  13. Building & Construction
    I just finished designs for a workshop I'm planning to build on a 8.5'x14' concrete pad in my yard. I wanted to have a few non-standard things to give it a little dramatic flare and make it feel larger than it is: Oversized eaves on the side (2' instead of standard 1' or 16") Oversized front...
  14. General DIY Discussions
    Greetings, I live in Denver, CO and I have noticed a great need for space/tool rental for DIYers to create/complete their projects. I am in the beginning phases of starting a company that will provide the space, tools, and guidance necessary to fill this void in the city where many people...
  15. General DIY Discussions
    Sorry for the shouting, but scientifically your eye should notice my thread first, that or piss you off. As you can see in the photos contained in the link below, I need some advice. Just like all home projects it started with a simple dream, I'd like to put in some new baseboards, shouldn't t...
  16. Building & Construction
    Honestly, sometimes people are choosing the trades based on their passion or just because they did not have any other thing that appealed to them. How did you guys get into your trade? Have you ever considered switching?
  17. Drywall & Plaster
    Do you prefer to run your drywall horizontally or vertically?
  18. General DIY Discussions
    Hello DIY community, I recently purchased an older building that needs some work. I have a question about hourly jobs vs. quoted jobs. I want to be fair to local tradesman without getting taken advantage of, so I'd really like your help in understanding how this works. I understand hourly...
  19. Building & Construction
    hello, im trying to attach a pull up bar to the ceiling in my garage, so im looking for a reliable wood finder tool. thanks in advance!
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