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  1. Wooden wedge support under window stool

    Building & Construction
    I am framing a wall, with rough opening for 1000lbs fish tank, and caesarstone counter. Thickness / Depth Wall: 9.125" (smaller then the fishtank, so the tank will need to overhang) Tank: 16.25" Stool: 18.25 The fish tank weighs 1000 lbs, so that is probably 400lbs on each side overhanging...
  2. Temporarily supporting rotted girder and support posts

    Carpentry
    About a year ago I purchased a 100+ year 2-flat in Chicago, and during the initial inspection, it was found that the main support beam/girder (I believe a 6x8) in my basement along with the 6x6 wood support columns had both termite and rot damage. As a result, the center of my home has...
  3. Quick Question: Safe to remove these supports?

    Building & Construction
    This question is easy to answer for an experienced framer but difficult to filter and search. I am trying to convert the unfinished walkin space behind our master closet (upstairs) to a cedar closet for winter clothes storage. Is it safe to remove these 2x4 support braces? Our house is wood...
  4. 90 Year old Garage Roof Support Issue

    Roofing/Siding
    Long Time User - First time Poster (renovating 90 yr old community center with detached garage. Some garage joists ENDS are rotten and others are compromised.) Are the joist sizes acceptable and are there better solutions for this issue? Brick garage o/d 23'w x 24'2"d. Walls 13" thick...
  5. Roof Support Replace???????

    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...
  6. Basement remodel

    Building & Construction
    I have a 45' x 25' basement that we are finishing and I have a question about the support posts holding up the beam in the middle of the basement. (The house is a one-level ranch.) The beam is 3 2x10's nailed together and there are 3 cinder block columns spaced out over the 45'. They are...
  7. Digging around posts, closing open space

    Building & Construction
    Picture is worth 1000 words... I was planning to close this area and make extra bedroom, but...always that but :) heights is only 6 feet. I want to increase heights to 8 feet. without moving support. Do you think that will be possible digging 2 feet below, always keeping 2 feet away from the...
  8. Does my new home have structural issues?

    Building & Construction
    First of all HI! Never thought I would be in a DUI forum but I was about to buy a house until I checked out the basement and saw these support beams.. First of all why do they look so cheap, are they hiding something, and I noticed they were cranked at different heights... Is this normal, or...
  9. House Support

    Carpentry
    Hi, I have a 100 year old 3 story house which had a water leak on the outer edge corner of the house(supporting wall). I thought placing a I-beam across the floor joist might fix this problem. The whole corner needs to be replaced including the corner wall support. Which I don't think the corner...
  10. Do I need to sink my posts into the ground for my play area?

    Carpentry
    I want to build a little play area in the back yard. I am thinking about something like 4 feet by 6 feet with some extensions. I live in Montreal so it gets cold and windy in the winter. Can I get away without sinking the posts into the ground? Can I make an above ground structure and then...
  11. Help with Temporary Support Needed

    Carpentry
    I had a company demo the interior of my home as part of a remodel and they removed a beam that was installed as part of a room addition some time ago. The beam sat where the exterior wall of the home used to be. For my own peace of mind, I want to get some type of temporary support in there...
  12. Loading Bearing Wall

    Carpentry
    I am looking to do a remodel on a 2.5 story in the kitchen. We are looking at removing a section of loading bearing wall that spans a total of 13 feet but will be broken into two sections one @ 9 feet the other @ 4 feet. We plan getting an engineer to sign off, but wanted some feedback on the...
  13. Advice Installing Support in Ceiling for Hanging Ceiling Pot Rack

    Building & Construction
    Hello, I bought a ceiling pot rack to free up some space in my kitchen. I was not able to come up with a place to hang my rack which would have went into ceiling joists. The pot rack connects to the ceiling by 4 eye bolts. The desired layout from above is: about 4" of space from the forward...
  14. Need advice on support beams in older house

    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...
  15. Foundation or Load Bearing Wall Issue?

    Building & Construction
    We had a home renovation about 4 years ago where a wall was removed and about 730 sq ft added. A steel support beam was placed in the attic space where the wall had been removed. Along the longest side of the new new addition, foundation piers were placed. the short side of the addition...
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