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  1. Building & Construction
    Hey y'all! I've been looking into the possibility of adding a roof to my back deck and maybe eventually turning it into a screened-in porch. I was looking at the supports on our current deck and realized the deck extends past the supports by a couple feet. In other words, the deck supports...
  2. Remodeling
    I need to remove a bearing wall, but I have a split truss system resting on the center wall. I have 92” high ceilings, so I need the support to be in the attic, so I can fit my 90” high pantry cabinets in the new kitchen design. I would need to span 16’, and I would even design a custom T- beam...
  3. 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...
  4. Building & Construction
    Recently moved into a house with a heated garage, but no insulation above the garage. Figured while we're up there adding insulation, we might as well put in a floor and use that space for storage. We wired up a couple lights and got some 2'x8' sheets of 3/4" OSB up there, but before we attach...
  5. Building & Construction
    I am building a 48" square craft work table. I am using 2 Ikea 30" square Kallax cubes. They are 15" deep. They will be back to back with a gap in the middle at one end of the work area. Then there will be about 17" +/- deep across the other end of the table. I want to use plywood for the...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    Hello, Can anyone tell me if the top of these stair stringers are supported adequately? We are about to list our house and I wanted to find out if I should do anything extra to provide more support or ease the minds of home inspectors/ new owners. We have lived in the house for 10 years and...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi there, new member here, not new to the construction game. I have a 20 ft high wall that has two layers of fire rated drywall on each side. Framing is metal. (I am a commercial metal framer) I'd like to replace the bottom with cinderblock as a means of waterproofing within the room (Ie water...
  8. Building & Construction
    Building a 16'x20'wide deck, 6 feet above ground level. Using 6x6s for deck posts. Deck posts will be buried min 5' underground and sit on a concrete pad (below frost line). My question is...is there any reason that I should not run my deck posts through the deck, up 3' and use for railing posts?
  9. Building & Construction
    I am having a fairly large granite fireplace surround added soon. The hearth, two leg, and mantle pieces together total about 720 pounds (40 sq feet). I have had a professional mason parge and prep the floor and walls to allow the stone to be epoxy-ed to the walls (as advised by the granite...
  10. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    General question while I continue to do some research: I live in the midwest (MO) where temps can get pretty cold in the winter. I currently have a 20X24 concrete slab patio, and I would like to build a pergola to provide shade and a wind barrier (I live on a hill that gets considerable...
  11. Building & Construction
    Hello. My house if about 50 years old. I recently noticed that some of the floor joists in my basement are bowing. Actually, I do not know if bowing is the right word. The joists seem straight horizontally. However, they are bowed vertically where they come to rest on a metal support beam in...
  12. General DIY Discussions
    We are looking to replace the only basement support post/column because it has a bit of previous rot (dry now). The house is 50+ years old, small, one storey, and all other bearing points for joists and the beam (with a lap connection at column) are on the foundation wall. Our issue is that...
  13. Building & Construction
    Hi all, I did post about this in the past but want some more advice on say "what you would do if this were your house". I want to do this right because I not only want it to be safe, look nice, as well as last a long time, but I also want it to be legal. This is on a row house built in the...
  14. Electrical
    Hi folks, I am remodeling a workshop for an art studio. I have a 2 socket wall socket in my ceiling and a single size plastic electrical box in the ceiling, nailed to the cross beam/joist. I am wondering if that is strong enough to use for a 50 inch habor breeze ceiling fan or if I need to...
  15. Building & Construction
    Pardon my terminology if it is incorrect. The bearer is made up of 3 2x8's. Oak I am told. It rests on the foundation walls with a support in the middle. It has a cutout of 5" x 6" with a post jack supporting it. (see attached picture) I would like to get rid of the post jack. Can I sister...
  16. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hey All, Thank you in advance for the responses: I have installed a shower pan using concrete, membrane concrete. It is a 3'x8' walk in shower. To get the proper leveling I used equivalent to 3" of concrete base (x11 60lb) bags or 660 lbs of concrete. The floor joist are 2"x8" and (guessing)...
  17. Remodeling
    I have a very unique situation. I am remodeling my attic and we have a small section of attic that is only 6 feet tall at it's highest point, with slanted walls from that point on down. It is a 23 feet by 13 foot space though, so I didn't want to waste it seeing as we are turning our attic into...
  18. Building & Construction
    My Basement is a backward L shape. So they have used 2 I beams. one that runs the length then stops at the one that runs across when it changes directions. The pics will help. There are 3 jack post in one small area across and I want to finish my basement and need to move them for the hallway to...
  19. Carpentry
    Being newbie home owners of our first new house we had a paver patio installed with steps leading to our bay doorwall. The steps started to sink revealing some wood rot behind a couple of bricks so we started taking apart only to find an ungodly amount of rot. We have no idea how to repair this...
  20. Building & Construction
    I'm doing a remodel to remove a wall dividing the kitchen from an addition on the back of the house. The opening will be appx 24'. I've already got the beam ready, and now I'm working on creating a temporary support wall. My question is simple. Is it ok to create 3 separate 8' support walls...
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