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  1. Carpentry
    Hi all, If this topic has been covered here, please feel free to post links and I will do my reading before asking more follow up questions. We are remodeling a roughly 20 year old 2 story colonial. In removing the ceilings on the first floor, we found a cracked joist. The joists are 2x12 -...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hi Everyone, We have a 1958 rancher, 26 by 40 brick over block (see pic), we've lived in for 23 years. I love the house but it has one issue I really hate: a hall bath that serves the entire family and every other soul who passes through. It's right off the center hall, about twelve feet from...
  3. Remodeling
    Well... I've bitin' the bullet and signed up - giving up the idea of not looking totally ignorant in search of knoweldge on how to do this.... I used to have a motor home - now I don't (yay!) But what I do have is a 25' x 40' over engineered steel structure building that will withstand 175 mile...
  4. Building & Construction
    I have a 15 x 50 ft and 18 ft high unit. To maximize space, I want to have two floors. No walls on 2nd floor, just a deck and railing, except for a 12x10 (approx) room against one side and in the middle of the 50ft. On the bottom I want to partition the back end and have about a 12x15 room. Can...
  5. Building & Construction
    We have bought a high school gym and we are making it our home. It has great bones. We are going to build a second floor and was thinking that it would be ok to use 2x8 floor joist instead of 2x12 floor joist, What do you think?
  6. Building & Construction
    First off, I have a bit of carpenter experience, so I am confident in my physical ability and knowledge of the use of tools that I can complete this project myself. But, I do not have the know how for my current project at hand. I am going to be extending the second story loft interior...
  7. Plumbing
    A contractor did our addition and moved the washer/dryer to the second floor. We love not having to lug clothes down to the basement. But in the summer time clothes often come out of the washer with a bad smell. The washer is a new front loading high efficiency machine. I opened the wall...
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