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  1. Carpentry
    On an upstairs floor I'm building, around the stair well I have (2) 4 ply 2 by 8 joists. They are laminated. The bottoms are even, but the top where the sub floor would screw onto the joist is roughly different for each joist. My thought was using an oscillating tool and (plane the top), cut...
  2. Building & Construction
    Our old house has some massively long joists in the basement that I'd like to sister because of minor splits. We also have some old bridging that's since come loose. Is there such thing as "too little" of any of these or does it all help regardless of how much? For example, could I do a partial...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    I have a structural question (Houston, TX) and wondering if any experts could help point me in the right direction. I have one of these garage ceiling storage racks that I want to install. The storage rack can support up to 300lbs. I don't plan to put on that much weight - maybe half of it. My...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi, built a garden office and just putting the roof on. Span is 2.74m and using 2X6 c24 timber. Is it okay to have a 650mm between joists? Know it's better to have 400 etc... but it's where my walls studs are placed. Also, how many twist nails do you put in each angle bracket that holds...
  5. Flooring
    Posted just now Help. I’ve just moved into a new property and due to the age (only 5 years old) they have fit their camber flooring with glue not nails/screws. They floor boards squeak and I need to know where the joists are! I have been told a stud finder will work but I don’t see how it could...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hi, I’m renovating my basement and I recently had a new egress window cut and installed and there are two floor joists going above the window. I had a building inspector come by to inspect and he said that the two joists in on top of the window are not supported anymore since the concrete has...
  7. Insulation
    I'm insulating a older house. The joists in the attic are both close together and unevenly spaced (between 14 and 14.5" apart, or 16 and 16.5" center line). I'd like to install r-38 or greater, but I'm having a hard time finding anything that fits. Knauf makes a 15" r-38, but it costs nearly...
  8. Building & Construction
    I am wanting to build a loft in a portion of my garage that is currently walled on 3 sides. The loft will be approximately 9'x9'. I was planning to attach a single 2x8 ledger board to each of the 3 garage walls and attach them directly to every garage stud (every 16") with LedgerLOK structural...
  9. Building & Construction
    Hi all-- I hope everyone is healthy and safe and staying sane. I'm trying to keep my mind and hands occupied by building a grade level deck that will connected by stairs to an upper landing. I've got the deck plans squared away and in for permitting, but I'm having trouble drawing the plans...
  10. Building & Construction
    (photos below) Hi All! The deck I am working on has two separate sections (basic rectangles), connected by a walkway that is just over 20ft long. It is 69" wide for most and 51" wide for the rest. The joists are hung via joist hangers connected the ledger board on one side, and the beam on...
  11. Flooring
    I'll just list the issues to make it (hopefully) quicker to read: Want to floor attic for simple light storage. Attic framed with 2x8 joists to a x8 beam running along the middle. Framers used 2x10 joists-hangers for hanging them: They now stick up over the beam/joist tops I can't quite...
  12. Carpentry
    I have quite a few deck questions so might do a Pt. 2 to this post to share more pictures. Pictures attached are for a 3-year old deck and attached 3 season room. One pictures shows header. Believe that nails should be staggered. Unsure if correct fasteners and spacing was used i.e. should...
  13. Building & Construction
    I'm having a home built and saw this. The site supervisor said gravity would take care of it and it was no big deal. The other side is flush and looks great but this side I took a picture of is mind blowing to me. Shouldn't they use screws, why so many, no brackets, shouldn't it be flush too...
  14. Building & Construction
    Old farmhouse built in 1952. Actual 2x6 dimensional floor joists on 20" centers. The crawlspace is quite damp and there is a lot of mold and mildew on the existing joists and exposed subflooring. The house has settled quite a bit, needs leveling and some of the floor has a bit of bounce...
  15. Building & Construction
    Sistering 170 yr. old Basement Beams with a Bowed ceiling I have about 20 170 year old beams in my basement that I want to sister. With a 2 x 8 on each side. The old beams are big old growth...
  16. General DIY Discussions
    My garage is 19' by 25', stick build. It is unfinished all around, without drywall or attic. The rafters going to the peak are 2 x 6, 24" on center. Then the joists/rafter ties going across the 19' span, parallel with the ground are 2 x 6, spaced 48" on center (connected @ every other...
  17. Building & Construction
    Sorry "advice" spelled wrong, and can't change it I had posted a thread a few weeks ago and my pictures posted were flipped, and was very confusing. I had never posted on a forum, but I am hoping someone can give me some advise on a very severe issue. We have recently had renovations done...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hello, I am planning to install drywall ceiling in my garage and I have a question about the support beams. The garage is 14x20. Currently there are only three 2x4 support beams going across the 14' width. There are also four flat pieces of wood going diagonally in the four corners of the...
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