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  1. Building & Construction
    Hi, I'm currently building a house using a Ryan Homes and I was told that the Gap between headers and walls is acceptable (no problem if a few inches of the connecting nail is visible) or the builder is just being lazy. Is there any code I can refer to if he keeps saying that it's safe?
  2. Carpentry
    So we noticed that theres was a lot of unused space behind our under the stairs closet. As a project we wanted to expand the space further out. After tearing down the drywall we came across these studs shown in the pictures. I wanted to remove them so I can have flush walls throughout the...
  3. Building & Construction
    This 3D model is a visual reference for work that we would like done on our house to open things up. I have drawn on this totry to explain my thinking and to show how the house is currently laid out for context. There is a Load Bearing wall we are removing and replacing with a beam. This used...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello Everyone - I'm building a shed and following plans that I purchased online. The primary entrance is to be 66" wide and the 2x6 header is to be supported by a single jack stud on each side. I've already framed the structure and am now getting ready to build the double doors. I'm...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hello, I'm going to be undertaking a new weekend project to expand the under stair storage in my home, however I'm not sure what to do with two studs that help support the stair landing. I'm wondering if I can simply remove the center stud, or do I need to add a header? It looks like based on...
  6. Building & Construction
    I'm adding a shed dormer and I'm looking for input on whether a top plate is needed when a window header spans the full length of the wall. The image below describes the framing I'm looking to use. The height of the front dormer wall (measured from the top of the current roof rafters to the...
  7. Carpentry
    I have a two car garage with two garage doors that I'd like to consolidate into a single 17' 5" door. (The combined opening of the two existing doors). The garage is 20' deep, The ceiling rafters are 2x12 @16" oc and the attic is used for storage. The roof joists are 2x8 @24" oc.I have 2-1 3/4"x...
  8. Building & Construction
    I plan on cutting hole in exterior wall for a 72” double door on first level. There is a second story above. Not sure how to brace wall above since joists run parallel to wall. Anyone know how to brace wall in this situation?
  9. Carpentry
    We are planning on bumping out a wall for a kitchen expansion. The span is 14 feet. I want to hide the header... So my question is... Can you bolt an LVL beam to the Rim Joist of the second floor? (don't let the truss throw you off... that's for a porch next to the kitchen) Thanks
  10. Building & Construction
    Hey all, I'm working on enclosing my back porch (currently 3 open railed walls), and cannot find my answer anywhere. I figured asking here might provide some insight and guidance... The porch is built on a cement slab, approx. 12' deep x 17' wide. This roof is basically inhabitable in...
  11. Carpentry
    Hello all. I'm having a problem getting some brackets mounted above a patio sliding door. Here's the situation. I've marked the locations for the brackets which will be about three inches above the patio door molding. I bought some number 10 x 1-1/2 long screws to mount the brackets. I used a...
  12. Building & Construction
    I'm installing 48x80 french doors on an interior wall (I don't think it is load bearing). Unfortunately, the studs don't work out as I would like them to so I'm going to have to install a new king and jack stud on each side and cut the 3 studs in the opening. Couple of questions: 1) is there any...
  13. Remodeling
    I've got this kitchen straight out of the 1940's and after long enough time, we decided to do something about it. I've had to tear out hundreds of pounds of tile attached the old fashioned way with metal latices and inch thick plaster holding down the tiles. I've got way too much knob and...
  14. Building & Construction
    I am building a hay loft over a 12x12 horse stall. I have 8x8 post on the corners 2x12 for headers one on the front and one on the back of the front post and only one header on the back posts. Then I am going to use 2x12 as joist 16 oc with hurricane ties then plywood on top. I was wondering if...
  15. Building & Construction
    I am currently working on framing out some larger windows. The materials list I am working with calls for 4x4 Douglas Fir headers. Is there an issue if I use Pressure treated 4x4's instead?
  16. Building & Construction
    I need some help from someone that understands the math better than I do. I am adding a dining room and will be removing a load bearing wall between the living room and the new dining room. I need help calculating what size beam, what type to use, and if the I beam I already have will work...
  17. Building & Construction
    I'm about the begin building a detached garage and have encountered a few issues that are giving me a headache. Before I get into those, here's some basics about the project: - 22' x 24' Structure - Floating Slab w / shoulder footings - 1 Course 6" block (8" tall) - 2x4 Framing - 8'8" wall...
  18. Remodeling
    I have a very unique situation. I am remodeling my attic and we have a small section of attic that is only 6 feet tall at it's highest point, with slanted walls from that point on down. It is a 23 feet by 13 foot space though, so I didn't want to waste it seeing as we are turning our attic into...
  19. Building & Construction
    I am removing a 10'5" load bearing wall on the first floor of a two story, pier and beam house. I've gotten the engineered calculation, the beam (3'1/2"X12 llam), built the support walls(of course my second floor joists didn't overlap enough for ONE temp wall to support them all...) NOW my...
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