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  1. Building & Construction
    I googled: -- "replace brick pillar" HSS OR post -- replace "brick pillar" -- etc Why are there no videos of replacing a brick pillar with an HSS post? A structural beam runs through the middle of the basement ceiling in my 2-storey house, supported by 3 equidistant brick pillars (each 2-bricks...
  2. Building & Construction
    We moved into a new home last year and I’m still adjusting to it. It’s a two story home and when it’s REALLY windy out, you can hear the house creaking. Today I took my baby into his room for the first time and we were laying on the ground playing. It’s rather windy and I could hear the attic...
  3. Building & Construction
    A team came out to mount a TV on a wall in the finished basement of our house (3 floors total - main, upper, and basement). They drilled the first hole in the wall and stopped because they felt a “pop” and thought they hit a PVC pipe. A plumber came out and determined it’s not a pipe but a metal...
  4. Building & Construction
    I'm noticing a series of running brick cracks and bent floor joists, then noticing they're under a chimney stack. If those two are connected versus coincidental, would be great to hear advice on how to support that corner. I created this video for a family friend to give an opinion...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have an existing garage that the back side is below grade. There are 4 exposed blocks on the inside from concrete floor to sill plate. There are no problems, no water, no seeping etc. The existing garage/ damp proofing acts as it should. I would like to cut in a door to the backyard and...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    I am working on the finishes for a new home build that will be breaking ground in at least a month and I have an extensive history of remodeling kitchens/baths etc. That being said, I have always liked the idea of using something like a shadow bead for the drywall and that has led me down the...
  7. Building & Construction
    I have porch attached to the exterior wall of the house roof is pitched away from the house: similar construction to mine I am in the process of gutting it and want a vaulted ceiling. There are ceiling joists running perpendicular to the rafters (i.e. from side to side, parallel with wall of...
  8. Remodeling
    Hi this is my first post! I've started to try and plan the removal of a wall on the main floor of my 1 story + basement 1930s Seattle home. I'm trying to figure out if it is load bearing. The wall is parallel to the ceiling joists and is about 10 inches away from the beam that supports the roof...
  9. Building & Construction
    Here is one that may not really be DIY, but I am soliciting ideas for what could possibly be done or if this is a Remove and Replace.... Holding up my living room ceiling are some 20+ foot tall, 12"x12" Douglas Fir Timbers. At the top they did trusses to support the roof. These are...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hello Everyone, I am currently building a new home (first one) and am in the process of having the architectural drawings finalized. As background, I picked stock drawings from an Internet shop (houseplans.com) and had an online draftsman modify them per my changed floor-plans. I know it was...
  11. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm pretty sure I do but I'm in denial. Bought my wonderful home 3 years ago as a foreclosure so we didn't get any disclosures or history about the home. We are located in Rocklin, CA which is outside of Sacramento (N. CA). It's a ranch style home and its about 30 years old. Interior we have...
  12. Building & Construction
    I have a 100 year old home with a very low clearance (< 6 ft) above the stairs between the first and second floor. Moving furniture (or being tall) is really difficult in our home! Since I'm working on a reno on the second floor and have the floor joists exposed anyway, I thought I might take...
  13. Building & Construction
    I recently raised an ex. section of roofing (dormer) from an 8 to a 3 pitch running along the end of the ridge on 1 side of the ridge I connected 2x6x16 @ 16"o.c. My question is: Where the rafters meet the ridge they are above the ridge by <1" and not flush. Is this a problem? I can tell you...
  14. Building & Construction
    Hi there, I just bought a home. I pulled down the existing ceiling in the basement and noticed that someone had drilled 3/4/' holes within the bottom two inches of the floor joists (joists are 12x2). It is for PEX tubing. There are quite a few holes and I'm concerned. I have asked a few...
  15. Building & Construction
    I have an existing deck that is 12'w x 42' l. The deck has the cross beam under the floor joists at 10', then the 2' overhang.(to make up the 12') So my question is how could I build the post supports for the roof so that the posts are not 2' into the deck(in order to be on the beam...
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