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  1. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, Not sure if this is the right forum for this kind of post (if not, please feel free to delete), but I was hoping to get some thoughts on a framing issue that I'm dealing with. Background: I own a property in the Pacific Northwest (where it rains a lot), and the original builder...
  2. 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...
  3. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I started on what I thought would be a pretty surface level renovation and found a couple of issues. 1) Found that a toilet had been leaking for a while. I removed everything which seemed to be mush but uncovered some limited damage to the subfloor and one joist. a) The tile on the floor...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi. I hope I'm posting this in the right place. I'm attaching a couple of image. I'm cleaning out my basement, and I'm trying to figure out why there seems to be a secondary support for the beam shown. I've had other houses that just had a pole going into the ground. This is the first time...
  5. 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...
  6. Building & Construction
    The beam above my living room is stressing me out. Since I moved in, as you can see below, the beam has a slight twist to it which has not changed in 6 years. I painted the ceiling and beam 3 years ago and have noticed over the past 6 months the top of the beam and the drywall have become...
  7. Building & Construction
    Cedar beams running length of pitch ceiling The 5 beams that runs along the roof which is all cedar are all cracking length wise. We worry there is structural damaging happening. Is that what it means or is it normal for wood beams to crack
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