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  1. Carpentry
    I am putting in a partition wall that runs parallel to floor joists below and rafters above. The floor joists and rafters are offset by about 7” and I’m going to build the wall under the rafters. This will put the wall between the floor joists below. I read elsewhere that the floor sheathing...
  2. Remodeling
    Red= Floor Green= Walls Purple= Celing Yellow Line= Measurement from ceiling to floor Black arrow= measurement of that floor/ wall section Sorry in advance for the length of the initial post, but maybe I will cover most of the bases. The above skewed sketch of a room is an addition built on a...
  3. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    We have a 1940 home with floor joists that are 2x10s and 16 inches on center. We are replacing the old bathroom that contained an iron tub that was 30x59 with a new fiberglass/acrylic tub that is 36x72 (weighs 141 lbs) and holds 89 gals of water (est 1577 lbs). My spouse is 6'3" and weighs...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello there, I am trying to figure out how to hang my heavy bag on my finished basement ceiling. I just bought the house and there are some unfinished parts of the basement and I can see that it has I-joists with the web made of OSB. I was wondering how to go about this the safest...
  5. Flooring
    Okay, I feel like a total knuckle head and lost a whole night sleep after I realized what I did...I accidentally installed hardwood flooring in a 6 x 6 closet parallel to the floor joists...can I get away with this or do I have pull up the floor and start again??? If I have to pull it up, will...
  6. Building & Construction
    Just curious if anyone knows the best way to proceed on this: I have a new house in which our morning room was sagging more than a 1/4 of a inch. The builder came in and tried to level it from the bottom up by sistering a couple of beams. The 2"x10"'s had cupped and some had split. this did...
  7. Building & Construction
    I have a new construction home (8 months old), and ever since we've moved in we've had significant grout cracking, drywall cracking. Also, our floors have a number of dips and slopes. In some spots we've tested, it dips as much as a 1/2 inch over 4 feet. We've spent a lot of time pondering...
  8. Flooring
    Hi, Informative and helpfull information on here. Please elaborate on Two by six floor joists , I have a 50 year old house with true Two by six floor joists , 16.5 spacing 10 feet span, do not know the species. 3/4 grove and tongue Pine nailed right on that. The floor is solid does not...
  9. Building & Construction
    I have found a great deal on a property that contains one steel building on it, it has a kitchen and a bathroom so the county considers it a house. It has nothin else in it and I don't like where the bathroom and kitchen are so I was thinking of tearing them out and starting from scratch. The...
  10. Flooring
    Hi all, We bought an older home, and realized the floor joists were not in that great of shape when we pulled up the wood floors that were not in that great of shape (in living room and one bedroom). There is a crawl space, but nothing runs in there anymore. We've thought about just removing...
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