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Your idea about the 1X6 on either side is a good start. It would give you something to fasten to, in a simple fashion on both sides, although the fastening would be minimal. You may need to increase the number of nails in the jamb to keep it in place over the long haul. Same thing if you use screws. When the 1x6, for a 6" wall, or if it fits, 1X8 for an 8" ...


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Typically frame the opening to the size of the door, that is 16-0 18-0 door requires an 16-0 18-0 RO. But you can also check your manufacturers installation instructions or talk with your garage door sub or supplier to verify.


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Inside of the walls, the window starts with just a few boards called a "Header" and a "Footer". You could easily have somebody move, resize or remake them to fit almost any window size. If I was in that situation, I'd remove the drywall around the window, get a slightly bigger window, have somebody remove, replace or re-position the header and footer, ...


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When the upper and lower rafters are of equal size, the static load balance requires that the slope of the lower rafter S2 should be 3 times more than the slope of the upper rafter S1. Then the force of the upper rafter pushing the joint point outward will be exactly equal to the force of the lower rafter pushing the joint inward. This is the case of 30 ...


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2X12 is great, 3/4" plywood would be easier to handle and to drill through when you need to. Chalk your plate line where the wall will go on the room side, rip your plywood to go to the basement wall and 1/4" shy of the chalk line. That way when you set your upper plate you can still see the line to accurately set your wall. To answer your question, using ...


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Nailguns are generally used on plywood by people who need to set thousands of nails. When you are doing a small project, a hammer is a better idea. On good quality stairs, oak is used for the treads, one of the reasons being that it does not split readily. Also, good quality treads are tennoned into the risers, front and back, which binds them and prevents ...


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Yes...drill a pilot hole. Tiny drill bit.


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Predrill, and also probably use a hammer, not a nailgun, for this piece.



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