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  1. 4x4 floor joists

    Carpentry
    I'm hoping to use 4x4 (nominal) wood beams as living room floor joists, but none of the online span tables/calculators seem to handle 4x lumber. Maybe an engineer type, carpenter, or internet sleuth can help me. My clear span is 9'5", and I'd like the joist spacing to be no less than 16" o.c...
  2. Patio cover expert eyes

    General DIY Discussions
    I am building a patio cover over a recently poured concrete slab, my main concern is the span between posts. I have included a diagram of my plan. I live in central Texas, not much rain and no snow to worry about. When I had the slab poured i was not planning on building a cover, since then...
  3. Adequate floor support for new shower?

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am remodeling a second floor master bath. I am planning to install a new shower with 12x12 porcelain tile, a tiled floor, and a glass enclosure on two sides. The shower is 52"x33" with 8 ft. ceiling, so two walls, the floor and ceiling are 81 sq ft. I estimate that the tile will weigh...
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