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  1. Carpentry
    I'm creating a first floor wet room and pulled up the floorboards and found joists in mixed condition. Short question is should I replace them? If so, am I right in thinking 6x2 at 400 centres should suffice in this room which is 2m x 1.7m. According to the tables I should be well within the...
  2. Building & Construction
    So I've got a 2x10 Ledger attached to a concrete wall. I have a double 2x10 joist that needs to connect to the ledger. I have a joist hanger for this but the installation requirements say to use 16d nails (which are typically 3 1/2" long) to connect to the ledger. How can I do that if the...
  3. Carpentry
    I'm trying to maximize the headroom under a new flight of stairs (above an existing flight of stairs) in a remodel of an old house. Usually you would set the entire bottom of the first step on the subfloor like this: But doing so makes the ceiling of the stairway below drop suddenly...
  4. Building & Construction
    My home addition has 2x10's hanging (with proper 2x10 joist hangers) on the original house's 2x8 rim. These 2x10's form the addition's 1st floor ceiling/2nd floor floor. The top 2 nail holes for the joist hangers run above the old house's 2x8 sill and end up being on the face of the old 2nd...
  5. Building & Construction
    I already looked through the post for sistering a joist in brick wall below and it did not quite cover what i am looking to do... http://www.diychatroom.com/f19/sistering-joists-brick-wall-38158/ I am rehabbing a brick rowhouse that was built in 1895. I have the ceiling of the kitchen opened...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hi, I'm working on a room remodel where I've sistered up some 2x6 joists that are attached to the former exterior sheathing of the original house (the room I'm working on is an older addition) as well as a 2x2" piece of wood also nailed outside the sheathing, through to the studs behind the...
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