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  1. Building & Construction
    Hi all. I have a question related to jack studs and/or a post. We previously removed a load bearing wall. The engineer specified a beam of 2- 2X12 supported by 3 - 2X4 jack studs on either end. I am removing essentially a second (similar wall; same span and well supported below). Based on the...
  2. Carpentry
    I'm doing a complete remodel of an 8 x 8 bathroom. As part of the demo, I took out an extra interior wall that limited the available space for the vanity to 36". It was only after the demo was nearly complete that I realized the purpose of the wall was to disguise the fact that part of one...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hey Everyone, I am a total amateur when it comes to construction. I apologize if some of my terms are incorrect, but I have attached photographs of the original blueprints of the home, and also pictures of what I am talking about. I just purchased a home, and I am in the process of redoing the...
  4. Carpentry
    We are remodeling and placing a passage way from our kitchen into a newly constructed laundry area in our garage. We want to place a door up to make a distinctive room, however since we already have two doors in the kitchen (the back and the door that leads to the garage) we are opting to make...
  5. Building & Construction
    I would like to remove 2 studs from a load-bearing wall to achieve a 34" high x 46" wide recess in one of the walls in my bedroom in which I want to place a feature art piece. I am positive this is a load-bearing wall as it spans the length of my apartment. Ceiling height is about 8 feet and...
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