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  1. Building & Construction
    We've got a small 36" french door right now in between our dining/kitchen and our living room, and we want to take that out and extend it to about a 14' cased opening for better flow. We have people over alot and right now we feel pretty separated. We're pretty sure the wall isn't load bearing...
  2. Building & Construction
    We just bought a house in Florida. There is a wall we want to remove which I thought was likely load bearing. We had an architect and check and they said it wasn't load bearing and safe to remove. Details: Single story late 50's concrete block house. Fisk trusses with king post 24" apart. The...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    Hi there! My wife and I are building a 10'x16' storage shed. We've put up all of the siding, roof rafters, and we are on to the roof sheathing now. Our floors are square, our walls are square, and everything up to this point has gone rather smoothly, but when we started to install the roof...
  4. Building & Construction
    I have a Cape Cod style house that was built in 1945 with an attic as a living space. The trusses are 2x6, 16" apart, and don't span more than 15' across. Do I need to reinforce these trusses or should they continue to hold up? If so, how should I reinforce them?
  5. Remodeling
    we're remodeling our upstairs and I want to move the studs back in two areas. one to make a closet that sits back in the wall and the second to put a washer dryer so it doesn't take as much space. am I able to do that or is it against code? I cant get my city to call me back or answer. I was...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    I am looking at a home to purchase and upon entering a scuttle attic I noticed that two manual vented skylights were installed in a trussed roof where cuts were made to accomodate the widths. The roof load appears to have been redistributed by using 2x6 doubled up in a Z pattern. Is this...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    Just had ridge vents installed and our contractor cut thru the top of our roof trusses about 1/2 inch down on one side and 1/4 inch on the other side when installing. Will this affect the intergrity of the roof? R
  8. Building & Construction
    I've just boxed in floor trusses with 5/8 plywood to stiffen them up. They are 14" deep and span 20.5 feet covering a total of 294 sq ft under an office above a garage. The ply is screwed and glued to each side with cutouts for a 7" hvac duct and wires. I also added two rows of 2x4's at 1/3 and...
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