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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello, I'm a total rookie at pouring concrete. Friday was my first time doing this. So far so good, I think. I realize there is already a cold weather thread. If the mods believe this should be merged into that they can go ahead and do so. Concrete Pour Notes: Goal: Create a strong slab base...
  2. Carpentry
    I am going to be building a platform with the goal in mind to be able to hold up 2,500lbs. roughly 4 feet in the air and roughly be 45"L x 40"W. Would Pressure Treated 4x4 posts be sufficient to hold up this much weight that high in the air? would I need to put on supporting cross members?
  3. Building & Construction
    We have a 10x12 canvas top gazebo with a steel frame. My husband refuses to drill into the newly pour concrete slab. I was thinking we could anchor it down by using 35 pound concrete planters filled with play sand and river rock, and topping it with 3 inch think flagstone pieces. Maybe even...
  4. Building & Construction
    I have a existing 2.5 story with stair access to a 3rd level. This existing attic space has 2x6 @ 16oc floor (2nd floor ceiling). 2nd floor ceiling's are plaster/lathe. I have a large cathedral attic ceiling and installed closed cell spray foam in rafters and want to build an adequate attic...
  5. Carpentry
    I have an old house with a second floor with 3x3x14 rough cut redwood as the floor joists. I attached to them 4x4x14 redwood and put on top tongue and grove sturdy floor 3/4 inch. So combined, I have basically a 7x7x14 floor joist. My son wants to put a 90 gallon fish tank in his upstairs...
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