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  1. Building & Construction
    I'm adding a shed dormer and I'm looking for input on whether a top plate is needed when a window header spans the full length of the wall. The image below describes the framing I'm looking to use. The height of the front dormer wall (measured from the top of the current roof rafters to the...
  2. Building & Construction
    Howdy! I am in process of drawing plans to tear off flat roof, add third floor, walls and roof trusses (clear span) onto a two story end unit town with a flat rubber roof. Exterior walls are 2x4 16" oc studs, and brick facade (9 1/2" brick to plaster thickness). There is a parapet at front...
  3. Building & Construction
    I'm in the process of framing off a section of my basement. The stairs land right at an adjacent basement wall corner. This leaves wide space to the left and an opening to the space at the right. The distance to the wall corner from the steps It's a deep pour basement, however the waste pipe...
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