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  1. Removal of wall and sistering joists

    Building & Construction
    Good Evening, We're gutting and renovating a three-storey home. The existing joists are 2x8" (dimensional lumber) 16" OC and spanning 15'9". There is an existing wall on the ground floor running perpendicular to the joists, though it does not run the full length of the house. When we removed...
  2. How can I check that a house cct can deliver 15 amps

    Electrical
    Hi, I want to know that a house cct can continuously deliver 15 amps (or, say, some derated amount like 12 amps) without tripping the breaker. Is there some kind of loading device made where I can control the the number of amps that it will load the outlet with? Failing that, what household...
  3. building a garage loft-load question

    Building & Construction
    I would like to build a garage loft measuring 8 feet by 6 feet. I am planning on using 8 foot long 2x6's and I will purchase the strongest they have in stock at the lumber yard. I want to attach the 2x6's as ledgers on 2 corner walls with the fastenmaster lag screws. The walls are 2x6...
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