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  1. Building & Construction
    I have couple of 2X4 8' pressure treated lumbers left, Can I use them as King/Jack studs to support a 2"X 10" header in one of load bearing wall in my basement ? Thanks
  2. Carpentry
    i was wondering something, if i was to locate SAFE (looking at codes and such to avoid bad chemicals) recycled materials to build dog houses to sell, assuming*laughs because its not likely* anyone would buy them, i was wondering, can studs for a dog house safely be 1x3's or would i have to go...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hi All! My framer did a joist repair that looks kind of questionable. The old joist was cut and needed to be sistered, but in order to get the new joist in he shaved about an inch off the top so he could slide it under the plywood attached to the floor above. The new joist is not touching the...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, Not sure if this is the right forum for this kind of post (if not, please feel free to delete), but I was hoping to get some thoughts on a framing issue that I'm dealing with. Background: I own a property in the Pacific Northwest (where it rains a lot), and the original builder...
  5. Building & Construction
    I have some questions/concerns about my load bearing studs/wall in my basement stairs. My house is just 3 years old house and no modification done yet to any load bearing wall yet. You can see the pic in Basement stair Front ( 1st picture), how joists ( just above the stair's landing) are...
  6. 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...
  7. Carpentry
    Hi everyone, we had a interior drain tile system installed in our finished basement and the company needed access to the very last block foundation blocks however they were covered by framing that was added when the basement was finished by previous owners (about 2 yrs ago). Therefore, they had...
  8. Building & Construction
    I recently bought an old multiunit home in Chicago and was trying to chip the tile trim in the basement to install some wooden trim instead. When chipping the tile away, I noticed that the wood behind the drywall was rotting near the bottom. The base plate also appears to be completely rotted...
  9. Carpentry
    Hi there, I am wondering/hoping if anybody has advice on how I could go about framing the area over the silver backing (back wall) for a regular old alcove tub? Space is precious to fit the tub I purchased, but it would fit if I can only protrude from the back wall, and the tub opening side, by...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hey yall; I'm trying to frame a room in the basement. How it's set up is, the steps are right next to the steel I-beam The I beam is 10" x 3 3/4" and spans around 25' The support is 6 " around and comes out over the beam (Ignore the bad framing on the left, was there when i purchased the...
  11. Building & Construction
    Hi Everyone, Wanted to get some community insights into my current project. I’m building a cedar outdoor pavilion on our patio and since span tables are scant on Cedar I wanted to double checked my specs with you fine folks. Here’s the details: 18’x18’ (full length and width not oc) 4 posts...
  12. Tools
    I bought a batch of these framing nailers used from a tool rental outlet. Most are 21 degree. One (the most pristine one, unfortunately) has a different angle, close to 30 degrees, but is labelled for 21 degree nails. It bends them when I try to nail. The only difference seems to be a shorter...
  13. Carpentry
    Just had a new composite deck installed this week. Come home on the final day and immediately notice it is not fully square. Granted, no one else will notice and my wife still hasn't noticed. I just got off phone with contractor and he's willing to slash $500 and try to fix it on Monday. He...
  14. General DIY Discussions
    We have an old concrete block "ex" garage- exterior dimensions 12x30, with a hip roof, 6/12 slope, with 18' ridge. There are currently ceiling joists (We removed ceiling), and I would like to move them up a bit as rafter ties, and preferably omit every other one. From what I have read, rafter...
  15. Building & Construction
    I am interested in building a loft in my garage and need some advice. The garage is 2 car 20'x20' with 17' garage door on one side and house entry door on the opposite side. It is the "first floor" of a 4 story townhouse built on a hill giving it a 16 1/2' ceiling of currently wasted space. I...
  16. Building & Construction
    I am framing an 18x24 room in a metal building. I will have a beam running across the 18' span and then 2x6x12 joists running off the beam. My local lumberyard only has #2 Southern Pine in that length. I can go to Lowes and get 2-in x 6-in x 12-ft Fir Lumber, which I assume is #2 Douglas Fir...
  17. Remodeling
    Hello, I am looking for some advice for my next basement framing project. The Basement is partially exposed and has a diagonal foundation wall which I would like to frame around. Image is below for reference. I am not a fan of the half cement half drywall wall (Hard to hide the pipes, hide...
  18. Building & Construction
    So I'm pretty comfortable with the guidance from most sources about stud layout but something still doesn't make sense to me. I'm laying out studs where two walls meet to make an inside corner. To layout the first wall (let's say the wall on the right side when looking at the corner) I have one...
  19. Windows and Doors
    Hello Everyone, I'll keep this short. I'm new here and new to DIY. I took on the project of finishing my basement (I know, I know....). I was hoping someone could help me with how to finish around this window. I have three just like it. What makes this different than most window projects is...
  20. Building & Construction
    Hi Guys, long time lurker here. I'm working on remodeling a bathroom and I'm trying to figure out if I need vapor barrier and if so where it should go. The house stucco on block built 1954, the inside is muring strips ~3/4" on block, 1/2" drywall then metal lathe then plaster on top of...
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