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  1. Insulation
    All, House is 3 years old. Poured basement foundation. Basement is not finished but exterior walls are framed and have batt insulation with vapor barrier on the interior. On the north side of my house the bathroom floor is frightfully cold on the feet, especially within 6" of the exterior...
  2. Insulation
    Hi all, So I am on a mission to better insulate the home I bought last year. I noticed the basement was always quite cool, and extremely humid in summer so I started poking around. After loads of forums and YouTube I figured I'd insulate the rim joist cavities one by one when I had time. All...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    I need to replace the sill and rim joist on the back of a house due to water/termite damage. I was going to get a couple jack posts and put them under a 6x6 to lift or at least support the joists while I wrangle the old rim joist and sill out to replace them. Problem is my basement has low...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi there. Just discovered this water damage to the exterior framing of my house. It's above one window and below another - between floors. Debating whether to tackle this repair on my own but not sure about repairing the rim joists. Any recommendations? Can I just repair this section? It...
  5. Building & Construction
    :surprise: front door threshold has dry rotted, so was looking to repair it. A little peek underneath revealed termite damage, not surprising since the porch is on ground level. Two 2x6 joist rim or cap (visible) were completely consumed, so pulled them out. The joist ends are shot, so need...
  6. Building & Construction
    Ok, so before going great guns on bolting my deck ledger to the house I figured I should double check that my house does indeed have a rim joist. The attached photo shows what I found. 1/2" sheathing, then 1" more of what seems to be chip board. I am posting here in the desperate hope this might...
  7. Building & Construction
    I like to extend the 4x4 posts to be used as rail supports to reduce lumber and hardware. It is allowed to use carriage bolts and cleats along with some extra screws to support the rim frame?
  8. Carpentry
    The deck I'm working on is long - basically two decks connected by a long walkway. The ledger board is around 50ft long. I've taken the deck down for the most part. Along the ledger board's length, the connection transitioned from being attached to the rim joist of the house on one end to...
  9. Building & Construction
    Hi all, I'm pretty new to this forum but am very eager to learn from the experts on here. SETUP: I have a deck with solid foundation (built to eventually host a cabin), which I am now looking to start building my off grid cabin on. The deck is 12x30, with piers every six feet on the perimeter...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hello forum goers. This might seems like really obvious questions, but I have been struggling to find an answer. I have read Canadian Wood-Frame House Construction a few times, but it glosses of these particular areas. how do you construct a rim-joist when you do not have a single board long...
  11. Building & Construction
    :vs_worry: Hello, We just bought this house and while down in the basement removing insulation, we noticed that between all the joist on foundation walls and on the beam, there is concrete or some similar material poured between the walls down in between the joists. The inspector said it could...
  12. Carpentry
    I'm trying to rewire part of my house and need access to receptacles on the first floor from the basement. Unfortunately, the space between my foundation wall and subfloor is filled with brick and mortar. It's 100+ year old house and balloon construction. There are one or two spots where the...
  13. Building & Construction
    I'm replacing my old sheet metal returns in the ceiling with Thermopan duct board. My question is, can I place xps rigid foam board in the rim joists inside the return before putting the new duct boards up? I would seal them with Great Stuff or is that not advisable.
  14. Building & Construction
    Hello, I need to repair or replace a rotten rim joist on my house and have posted pics below. Assuming I get rid of what caused the rot in the first place, I have three questions about my options to fix the rotten board: 1. Given the board is not completely rotted through (it is rotten up to...
  15. Building & Construction
    I'm building a 6' x 6' free standing deck with a deck height of 32.25" to stand next to a mobile home. I've decided to use two 2"x6"s for the beams which will be set on top of four 6"x6" posts. My first question is can I use 2"x6"s for the joists if I set them at 12" oc or am I required to use...
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