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  1. Flooring
    Hello all first time poster (to any internet discussion board) here! So I am in the process of a major home addition. The addition is 24’x48’ rectangle with a basement that I intend on finishing in the coming years. When I ordered the flooring system I didn’t plan on the basement but long story...
  2. Building & Construction
    I am trying to replace a load bearing beam. It is currently 3 2x10's (doug fir) and it runs over a 10 foot span. I would like to install a tee beam (flange down) that measures: web 8.5", .300" thick and the flange is 6" and .425" thick. I'm pretty sure this new beam has more strength but I...
  3. Flooring
    Hello all, Newby here. I am installing 400 sqft of 18 inch high quality porcelain tile on a concrete slab. I removed the vat and wet scraped off the cutback but there are some spots where water was beading up because I believe that also tar was used to seal existing cracks and fill low spots...
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