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    Hello all, I have an open floor plan on a house that I purchased. This is a 2 story bi-level so the attic is above the main living area. (Cement slab/No basement) The old central A/C was in the attic towards the side and end of the house. To put it in, the 14 ceiling joists were cut and 2 -...
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    I ran this question past the flooring crew here first but would like a follow-on opinion: I'm working on a project to retro-fit insulation between the ceiling and roof of the finished attic level of a 1920s Center Hall Colonial. This third level attic space is your typical narrow ceiling down...
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    Hi, I need to cut a 6*4 hole in one of my 2*10 metal joists, to be able to run a vent duct from my bathroom light/fan to the main duct. Do I need to reinforce the joist? if yes - how? Can I do it at all? Thank you very much, I appreciate your help Bormanko
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