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  1. Building & Construction
    Sorry if the title doesn’t make sense. I have an area where three planes of the roof come together. It appears the middle plane’s rafters tie into a “header” type piece of wood. I find it strange this load isn’t transferred directly down, but is tied into other (2x4) rafters. My issue is the...
  2. Remodeling
    Greetings All, I hired a structural engineer and he has "ghosted" me. So, I thought I'd get everyone's input on this. Like a lot of people out there, I am removing a wall to expand a kitchen. This house is a (1964) "stick built" one-story ranch with basement [see attached photo], and has a hip...
  3. Building & Construction
    hey. new member and first post here. short of the long; we bought a 120 yr old house 2 years ago. we knew it was gonna be work. we knew they had a bowing foundation wall they repaired, ancient electrical, horrible plumbing, and has had 2 additions- one in 1914 and one in 1958. I've really...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    I am trying to replace wood that has rotted. Basically, I want to figure out if the pillars are load bearing. At first look, it seems like the pillars have to be load bearing as the porch roof juts out from the house. However, the construction of pillars makes me think they are perhaps not...
  5. Building & Construction
    I'm remodeling the basement and would like to remove this wall section (about 8 feet long) under the beam in my basement. See pics. After I remove the wall, do I need another header, like 2 x 10s under that span with jack studs under each end? Or can I just remove as that wall is just a...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hi there! I'm new to the forum and would appreciate your help. We are opening up the floorplan of a 2-story townhome that was built in the 80s. We hired a structural engineer who recommended a 24" steel beam for a 27' span to remove some walls between the kitchen and living room. My...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hello. I just acquired a fixer upper. I am starting a major remodel. This structure is somewhat different from conventional framing I worked on. The house is 24 x 48 ft rectangle. Walls are 2x4 with 16 oc. Siding is T1-11. Roof is common truss with 2/12 pitch and asphalt shingle. Inner...
  8. Building & Construction
    Hi, I tried searching the forums to see if my question can be answered and didn't find anything so I apologize if I missed it. I'm eliminating a lolly column in my basement which is supporting a center beam in my house. This beam supports a first floor, a second floor, and an attic in a...
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