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  1. Building & Construction
    I have an old house on pier and beam. the piers are in good condition, so are the beams. However, the floor joists are only single 2x6 boards, 10 feet long, spaced 16” apart. The piers are spaced 5 feet apart. Since the floor joists are only 2x6s, I would like to double them up. My plan is to...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hi Experts I am designing a 24x24 cabin and right now I am working on the foundation portion. I see many of the cabin plans use a 6x6 PT post between the beams and the concrete pier. My question is if I can exclude the post and attach directly the beam to the concrete pier? If the answer is yes...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hello, Everyone! I'm building an 800 sq/ft 2-story cabin on a slightly sloped property in Southwest Wisconsin, from basic plans I've acquired from a Canadian designer. I'm in the middle of the permitting process & hope to have my piers and girders installed before winter sets in, and then...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello! New member here....My husband and I are avid DIYers, but recently opted to contract out the installation of a complete foundation for our new home. It has been a nightmare. We desperately need some direction and advice, so please if anyone is familiar with the proper way to install a pier...
  5. Building & Construction
    I live in North Carolina, There is a beam that was replaced under my house because it was rotted. But the people that did the repairs knocked out the old masonry pier that use to join the two beams. They installed a Akron adjustable jack post in its place. I thought that Code says you can't...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi there! I'm planning my first ever build (doing it myself I hope) on Mayne Island in British Columbia. I know it's a bit ambitious as I have little experience but this is a big one on the bucket list! I'm currently in the planning phase and wondering if anyone else here has experience...
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