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You can't frame out in 1x3 especially in a basement. It is just too flimsy and and warping with probably make it brittle. If you want to save an inch or two (which you will never notice) then please frame in 2x3. You won't have any issues with 2x3s (other than having to install shallow electrical boxes in some cases). Note: Watched the video on the ...


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You can notch a joist up to 1/6 the depth of the joist. For example, a 2x10 can be notched 1.54166" deep (9 1/4" / 6). However, you cannot notch a joist within the middle 1/3 of the joists length. The notch can also only be 1/3 the depth of the joist wide. Again with the 2x10 example, that means the notch can only be 3.0833" wide (9 1/4" / 3). Since ceiling ...


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I would use fig. 1. It would give the wall more strength on the side(s). When the new window is installed, it will be a more steady installation for the siding on the outside.


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Bored Holes Simply following building code, you'll only be allowed to bore a 3 5/64" hole through a 2x10 joist. A 2x10 is actually only 9 1/4" deep, and building codes set the maximum hole size to 1/3 the depth of the member (9 1/4" / 3 = 3.08333"). Adjusted Framing If it was only a joist or two, boxing off the section might work. Using this approach for ...


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The right way to do this is to deconstruct the side and top of the stairway wall - remove the drywall, the stair railing, and the top plate for that wall, and then add additional studs. Your two choices are balloon framing that runs all the way to the ceiling and platform framing that is two separate walls stacked on top of each other. For platform ...



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