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  1. Building & Construction
    I’ve got a small porch roof overhanging my front steps and the two pillars are rotting out. I pulled a bit apart with my fingers to find out they are hollow inside (I was expecting solid, or a metal pole, or something sturdy). The pillars are 1x8s. Could I just replace them with an actual...
  2. Remodeling
    We bought a house that was initially built as a one story on stilts. At some point they enclosed the bottom making it a two story. They had the bottom porch enclosed at a later time (not done very well rendering the space useless) and we want to open it back up. The problem is that toward one...
  3. Building & Construction
    The back storage addition to my new home has a post supporting the central beam that worries me. The post is out of alignment, with the bottom of the post about a half inch offset from the top. In addition, the post cap is far too small for the load it's carrying and is causing the wood above it...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello, The inspection of a home I am considering revealed two posts that are pretty far off center on their pillars in the crawlspace (see pic below). Of the many posts and pillars in the crawlspace, these are the only two that are off and it looks like it was just a construction error and not...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    I am a diy, not expert at all. I am framing in a custom shower that will have four feet high walls then glass up from there. In the four corners of the shower there are pillars that go to the ceiling that will eventually be covered with white 6 inch tile. I am currently framing those pillars...
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