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  1. Electrical
    I added an outlet box and an additional light fixture in my attic. I already know that I should have made the last conduit longer so I could staple it to the rafters <6" from each box. Soon I will relocate it to allow for the staples. Apart from that, is there an NEC issue with mounting...
  2. Carpentry
    Hi guys, I bought an old property that needs a lot of work, this particular valley rafter has rotted on the end of the timber, and I think it needs to be replaced. However there is another common rafter connected to it and i'm not sure how to go about replacing it or supporting it in some way...
  3. Building & Construction
    I have a home built in 1928 with 2x4 rafters over my front porch. 2 of the rafters are sagging at a knot in the rafter. The rafters are appox 14 ft. I was going to sister 1 2x4 x8' to a side of each impacted rafter using 4 3/8 zinc bolts and washers (2 above and 2 below) and then maybe a...
  4. Building & Construction
    I need to add 2 LVLs to my exposed beam cathedral ceiling to support the load of a new additions roof. The rafters are 2x8 on 24" centers and the roof pitch is 9/12. The LVLs are 1 3/4" thick so 2 of them nailed together will be 3 1/2" thick. I thought of notching the rafters so they would sit...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    We found a corner of drywall in our 2nd floor master bedroom where paint was bubbling from the ceiling (the popcorn texture is bubbling away from the sheet rock) and the where the two walls meet at the corner there is a faded area sloping in a V shape toward where the 2 walls meet. We went up...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    Hi....Thanks in advance for your help. Just bought a house with a shop and I am not moved in yet. I need to give a Hearth store measurements as I am ordering a wood stove. When at the shop on my last permitted visit, I forgot to measure the height of the roof peak from the floor. Can someone...
  7. Remodeling
    Hello, I have taken out the ceiling in the kitchen I am vaulting the ceiling in an old house. The roof already sags, I have put in 4 sky lights. The rafters are 30" on center 2 x 6 spanning about 15' from wall to peak. There are no collar ties. I am not trying to make the roof flat but...
  8. Roofing/Siding
    We have a 210 years old stone house with the original rafters and perlins. The house is 45 feet long and 20 feet wide and is two stories high. The roof has a straight ridgeline--nothing fancy. Two chimneys protrude through the roof. The front of the roof has individual metal shingles...
  9. Building & Construction
    I need to get a 24' ridge board for some rafter framing. The rafters are 2x6's and the roof is a standard gable. Please note that I'm talking about a ridge "board" and not a ridge "beam". In other words, the board is just something for the rafters to be nailed to and it won't be load bearing...
  10. Building & Construction
    I just gutted out an addition to our house. I am planning on updating the insulation, electrical, and flooring. During this I am checking the framing and structure to make sure it's all good and see what needs to be replaced. One of the items I came across was the ceiling joists. While I have...
  11. Building & Construction
    I recently raised an ex. section of roofing (dormer) from an 8 to a 3 pitch running along the end of the ridge on 1 side of the ridge I connected 2x6x16 @ 16"o.c. My question is: Where the rafters meet the ridge they are above the ridge by <1" and not flush. Is this a problem? I can tell you...
  12. Insulation
    This past November I moved into a Cape Cod style home. The second story has a knee wall on the south side of the house that I can access. The knee wall is completely insulated - floor, walls, and rafters. The insulation in the rafters is unfaced and right up against the wood board sheathing...
  13. Building & Construction
    Hi, I have a dilemna in making sure I hang a porch swing securly. The porch is about 5 ft wide from the house to the beam and post support. The part that connects to the house is just toed in and notched to also sit on a facing board for more strength. I have 3 pictures. Is this secure enough...
  14. Building & Construction
    Hi, we are trying to insulate our 2 car garage ceiling to use it as a workshop during the winter. We'd like to put up celing joists and attach them to the rafters. I've looked through the site and know how to do that but we have a board (2x8) going from the top plate of the back wall and...
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