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Designing to Add Roof over Deck in future

I have built up this sketch on the simpson strongtie deck designer. I would like to build this deck now, but have the option in the future to cover the main deck area and create a gabled roof/...
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How should this addition's concrete foundation be reinforced, if at all?

I'm asking about what looks like a DIY concrete foundation under an extension. There's a few issues with the foundation, but given how long it's lasted, I'm not sure it needs to be made sturdier. ...
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Addition cement slab

Should an addition of cement slab be attached to house foundation?? I do not know any information about this pretty new at all this planning on getting a 18x30
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Do I need to bolt bottom plate to shop concrete foundation?

I have a shop with concrete foundation. I am planning to build a little office where one wall is against and secured into current shop wall. In that case, do I still need to bolt the other 3 wall ...
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Adding a sub panel in my high tunnel greenhouse

ADDING A SUB-PANEL IN MY HIGH TUNNEL GREENHOUSE I need to add electricity to my new greenhouse that will be powering my exhaust fan and shutters, the automated roll-up sides, a couple of small water ...
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Is there gutter around this sunroom?

This sunroom is interesting because: The long edge attached to the house is lower below the gutter. Then it has multiple edges with a pointed top (cathedral?). How does the water run off? ...
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Can I attach corrugated steel to cinder block for added privacy?

After looking for ways to help improve privacy between me and my nextdoor neighbors I thought about buying 8ft long panels of corrugated steel and fastening them to our six foot cinder block wall. I ...
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Is it correct for air to flow into home from under an addition?

I have seen multiple houses sitting on concrete basements or slabs where additions were added on to the house in the 1970s-80s and air flows directly from under the addition to inside the house. The ...
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DIY Solarium / Four Seasons Room - Project Planning Advice

I am located in Columbus, Ohio. I currently rent, but I am planning on buying a house in the next two years, and I want to get started on planning for this project. My wife is a houseplant enthusiast, ...
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Does my panel have capacity for a dedicated window air conditioner circuit?

I have a window a/c unit cooling our upstairs room, an attic that was just finished when we bought the house. A lot of the electrical was redone when the house was remodeled but I don’t think they ...
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Attaching a 2 x 4 to a door frame

I am trying to find a way to add a pullup bar to my home gym. Ordinarily the pullup bar contraption goes over and through the door frame, but the door frames we have go all the way up to the ceiling ...
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Can my house support a bathroom addition?

When I bought the house, it was a 4 bedroom, 1 bath rancher with basement laundry. We have since "converted" the smallest of the 4 bedrooms to an upstairs laundry, and took the closet out to ...
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Fix attached laundry room roof framing

I have a laundry room attached to the back of the house (was done by previous owner). Recently I found a leak (due to some nail wrongly on the shingle exposed). But then when I "uncover" below the ...
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Expand entrance area [closed]

My entrance is below photo and it is very tight/small space inside. I would love to expand it "out" to make inside area larger. My questions are: Do I frame all the way to the top (hitting the roof) ...
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Architect drawing home addition by hand

I am planning to expand master bedroom and hired an architect to draw the plan. What I learnt is that he drew diagram by hand and not using CAD. He is an old guy. But I am wondering if I should be ...
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What are possible environmental concerns that delay home construction/additions and why do they do so? [closed]

I know that identifying wetlands or steep slopes on your property is important before you design and begin to build, but what other issues have people run into when trying to either start or finish an ...
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So Cal garage conversion: Proper way to level floor

I own a tract house built in southern california built in 1995. There was a builder option to have a 3 car garage (standard 2 car with tandem garage) or a super family room where the extension ...
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Can I stack headers in a load bearing wall?

I am working on a home addition and I plan to change an existing window into a doorway. The window currently has a 2x8 header and a small cripple wall below the header to frame the window. I need to ...
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Large rock obstructing addition

I potentially have the problem of building an addition to a house where the bedrock comes up alongside the house. So, basically there is a large rock formation obstructing the construction of the ...
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Bathroom addition with separate vent stack and new line

I am relocating washer and dryer in a garage that was remodeled by the original owners to have two bedrooms and a craft room. This remodel is very dated and disjointed and we are wanting to add a ...
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Leveling a sinking 1st floor addition that is about 4' off the ground [closed]

First time home buyer looking for good advice about possibly raising a sunken 2 room addition ourselves. Wood frame, the sill is in good shape no rotting. No warping or "cupping" of the rooms. The ...
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Can I expect I will be able to build an addition with no problem if lot is large enough? [closed]

I am currently house hunting in Massachusetts. One problem that I have is that some of the properties have houses that are either too small or else are not configured with a kind of space I need to ...
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Can I use 2"x6" as roof rafters for porch addition over concrete patio?

If I tie into a 6/12 pitch roof with 2x6's. Will I be able to span a concrete slab of 11' 6"? I will be setting 4x4 post every 6' with 2 2x6's with 1/2" osb sandwiched between them as the form to set ...
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Is building your own house/addition documented step-by-step anywhere? [closed]

I have a lot of experience with remodeling and hiring subs. I have observed the build process multiple times, so I know what is involved in it. I am wanting to do an addition to my house, and so far ...
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