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  1. Building & Construction
    Hello all, I have a 1960 small ranch style house in Dallas, TX with an attached 2 car garage. The previous owner enclosed part of the garage to make a laundry room which can be accessed from the main interior of the home. The floor for the laundry is raised approximately 6" from the garage floor...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    What's the accepted practice for drywalling around a plumbing penetration, when the drywall is meant to have a fire resistant effect? In this case it's a 1940's boiler room partially covered in sheetrock, but later compromised to run new copper freshwater (not steam) pipes. I'm thinking of...
  3. Building & Construction
    New addition to house includes attached carport (enclosed on 3 sides) which will become garage in a few years when we have time and $$ for a garage door. Currently have fire-rated sheetrock on the 2 walls common to living areas (mudroom/entry area, and hall & husband's office). Want to put...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    We bought an older home that, among other issues, doesn't have a firewall b/w the attached garage and living space. The previous owners laid 1/2" drywall from bottom to top plate and stopped, leaving the area from top plate to roof open, which goes into the home envelope over living space (and...
  5. Plumbing
    While thinking of routing some electrical wiring in my garage, I thought this may be a good time to ask about the manner in which copper pipes were rerouted and specifically about their passage through a fire rated wall. This was not done by this DIY but a licensed plumber. I have some...
  6. Building & Construction
    I have an attached two car garage that shares 1 common wall with my home. The hose and garage was built in 1957. The shared wall between the house and garage is not insulated. The garage was finished in homasote which (except for the ceiling) has been removed. I am in the process of replacing...
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