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Oct
26
answered Is a2x8x10' enough support as a ridge beam for a 14'x10' shed roof?
Oct
24
answered How can I know if a self-designed structure I build will be structurally sound?
Oct
14
comment 4x4 to support floor joists
I agree with maple_shaft; you need to get something like this engineered. You likely need a beam under all of the floor joists, then proper footings to hold the weight under the posts.
Oct
13
answered What does wire loops on the wall for?
Oct
13
answered Can I cover/wrap 6x6 post with plastic to protect them from rain during construction?
Oct
10
answered Concerns about replacing a worn out light switch
Oct
8
comment Is this an adequate junction box wire job using a standard electric box? (pic included)
Stapling the cable is required for new work. It is not required for retrofit work, and that is what this would come under. It is not optimal, but code does not require you to open up finished walls.
Oct
5
answered Why will 26 1.2W 220V LED lights not work with an 800W inverter?
Oct
5
answered Should a skirt board on a stair case be installed over the treads?
Oct
5
answered What tools should I use to remove the tongue and groove from floorboards?
Oct
1
answered Should I drywall and/or insulate my garage wall?
Sep
30
awarded  Yearling
Sep
26
answered Ledger larger than house rim joist
Sep
18
answered Can I build a deck this low to the ground?
Aug
18
awarded  Revival
Aug
12
answered Why does my dryer get too hot?
Aug
10
answered Why is my AC suddenly *heating* my house?
Aug
10
answered Easy way to remove tile concrete from bathroom wall?
Aug
4
answered How do I remedy a ledger board that is pulling away from the house?
Aug
1
comment Do the guidelines for holes in joists apply to band joists?
I agree with this answer. If you want a bit more strength, you could sister (attach a similar piece next to the existing one) a joist piece in the location where you plan on drilling the hole.