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  1. Building & Construction
    hey. new member and first post here. short of the long; we bought a 120 yr old house 2 years ago. we knew it was gonna be work. we knew they had a bowing foundation wall they repaired, ancient electrical, horrible plumbing, and has had 2 additions- one in 1914 and one in 1958. I've really...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    We recently took out the wall between our living room and kitchen/dining room and replaced it with a 30' long W12x26. We're going to leave the beam itself exposed and paint it, but I'm wondering how to finish the beam ends. If we want the beam to 'dive' into the wall, we'll have to meticulously...
  3. Carpentry
    Hi, I have a 3-fam in Somerville, MA, and I want to replace a bearing wall with a beam in my kitchen, which has recently been demo'd to the studs. I was told that LVLs would be 18" height, which would basically mean I'd have to duck my head when walking around the room, so, we've been looking...
  4. Building & Construction
    I just purchased an 880lb electric hoist from Harbor Freight. I want to use it to help me fold up a trailer that I also purchased from Harbor Freight. After installing a plywood floor on the trailer, it is too heavy for me to lift the front, i.e., tongue and front half of the trailer to a...
  5. Building & Construction
    I have an older house that has a sagging floor in the kitchen and bath area. It looks like the wood support beam was cut to put in an overhead door in the basement. I was quoted $700 for 2 steel I-beams but I am in the $30K in the hole and need to watch my budget. It was suggested that I add...
  6. Building & Construction
    need some advice: i had an engineer come out and draw up a support beam for a wall i am removing. its going to be approx 15 ft long and 6x6. the plan calls for 2 2x6s under each side. how do i secure the steel beam to the supports??? we were originally thinking using LVL but it was...
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