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  1. Building & Construction
    Installing 2 winger steps at the bottom of an existing basement staircase because insulating a wall in the basement is not leaving a 36" landing at the bottom. However, doing so will require me to "create" headroom to achieve the 80" required on these bottom two steps. The first floor joists...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hi, In our 1915 house, our diningroom is 11 inches lower than the rest of the first floor. As a result, the full-height unfinished basement beneath that room is 10" lower than the rest of the bsmt, so you crack your head all the time there. Can I run new 2x10 joists (rated OK for the 14'...
  3. HVAC
    I am remodeling my basement and am frustratingly (is that a word?) going through the building permit process. One of the city's requirements is that I provide a minimum of 6'-8" clearance beneath my furnace ducts. Most are right at or slightly above 6'-8". One length is shy by about 1-1/2 inches...
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