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  1. Building & Construction
    There is a small gap between my base plate and my concrete slab. With weight, the base plate obviously bends and contacts the slab. How much of a problem is this gap, and what should I do moving forward? For context, slab is 12' x 24'. I poured it myself, but as this was my first concrete...
  2. Building & Construction
    So this is a 12x24 shed with two bays. The back 24' wall is sturdy, and the front is not. I didn't put up the last brace in the front on the left because I noticed it was wobbly. I used bigger braces in the back, possibly why its more sturdy. I'm trying to figure out a way to shore up the...
  3. Carpentry
    Our basement wall bottom plates were removed during French drain installation. To put in new bottom plates, I had to cut wall studs short. They were cut slightly too short and now float over the new bottom plate. Can I just support the short studs with pieces of 2x4 on either side? Is this ever...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello, I am about to start framing my interior walls in my basement. I have a manufactured house and do not have typical floor joists. They are steel and are anywhere from 6' to 8' apart. I'm not sure how to attach my walls properly to them or if I have to build some kind of a sub floor system...
  5. Building & Construction
    I am finishing more of my basement and am not planning on doing the bathroom down there any time soon, but I need to do the framing all now (including the bathroom). The problem is I am unsure of what the different openings / pipes down there are for and what spacing I need to maintain around...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    I have the same problem showing up in my house that my Daughter has in hers and a neighbors - all about 4 years old. In rooms where the ceilings angle down (at approx 45 degrees) and meet the vertical walls, the tape is lifted in several areas. The ceilings, walls and 90 degree corners have...
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