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Cut between the joists, then use a sledge hammer to hit the edge of your cuts. You can usually pop each sheet off the joists with one hit at each end, and one hit on the edge. That is the quickest and easiest way to go about it.


This idea is definitely against building codes every place in the United States unless you install a fire rated window! All codes require a minimum of a one hour rated firewall between the garage in the residence including in the attic area and some areas even extend this to a 2 hour rated wall. This includes doors and any other penetrations through the ...


Your local building code requirements hold sway, and I encourage you to review them prior to planning. That being said, many building codes specify a garage/home separation, but fall somewhat short of requiring a an actual fire rating. The separation has some requirements that provide more fire protection and exhaust protection than typical living space ...


You'd do this like you would add any other new window. Find the studs, choose a location, cut square holes in the drywall on both sides, cut sections out of the intervening studs to make room for the new window, and frame the new window properly like this: Then you would flash the rough opening's sill with self-adhering membrane and install the window ...


Even 'half bricks' up 15' vertical is going to be a massive amount of weight that may require additional support underneath. In addition, splitting bricks in half is no easy task. You're going to end up paying a whole lot in labor to do that. Instead, you'd want to use a brick veneer. Which is 'real' brick but very thin: They go on essentially like you ...


Code says that the box can't be recessed further than 1/4", so you're right at that limit. If the boxes are recessed further than that, then legally speaking you have to use box extenders. If they're recessed at all and the material exposed in the recess is combustible (wood, paper on insulation, etc.), then you have to use box extenders so that there isn't ...


First you can use your old trim on new doors - which is more often the case after installing prehung. Your trim should be uniform throughout a floor or house. Also on the paint that came off. You need to skim that with drywall mud or spackle. Then sand it to match rest of wall, prime it and then paint whatever color you had before.

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