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  1. 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...
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    Dear members, My post is not advertising. I posted it to discuss a project and posting news. Several years ago, I decided to build my own house. Probably, like a most private house builder, I decided to do some of the construction work on my own. This allows me to save my money and make some...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hi, I am converting my attached garage into a 2nd bathroom, closet and small master bedroom extension (~120 sq ft). I have to raise the garage slab floor about a foot or so to meet the raised house floor level. However, my basement floor joists 2x6 run different directions in the kitchen vs...
  4. Building & Construction
    Please tell me what you think. I want to remove a wall from from the first floor to open the LR to the kitchen. I have a split-level house (five levels). On one side, there are three levels - basement, first floor, and second floor. The wall I want to remove is about 12 feet in length. It...
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    I have a Bachelor and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and after working in high-tech for almost 5 years I was ready to get out. I had worked for a corporate giant (Hardware Engineer) then a start-up company (Software Engineer) and loved the small company culture where my contributions...
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