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For questions generally relating to the internal structural members of a home or other structure that form walls, ceilings and roofs, including studs, plates, headers, beams, and joists.

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Can 2x6 ceiling joists support a temporary point source load of 1500#

I’m installing a residential elevator in my home. The installation requires a padeye in the ceiling to carry 1500 lbs. I have 2x6” ceiling joists spanning 16’. I planned to bridge a 2x10 across two ...
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Picture frame deck - Where to mount posts?

I am building a picture frame deck. In order to support the picture frame edge planks that are parallel to the joists, it is recommended (by TimberTech anyway) to install two more joists next to the ...
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Should I install support blocking for a wall below or over the subfloor?

I'm building a new partition wall (non-load-bearing) in my attic. The wall runs parallel to the joists. I'm installing blocking across the joist cavity to strengthen it. Should I install the subfloor ...
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Cutting/drilling sole plate on load bearing wall

I’m starting to remodel my bathroom. It’s the only one in the house and it’s very small. 5’x6’ so to help save room I bought a concealed tank toilet. I didn’t do my home work and thought the tank ran ...
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Western red cedar vs pressure treated / GC timbers for exterior load bearing beams

For exterior exposed load bearing timbers and support beams, is western red cedar sufficiently weather resistant or is ground contact (GC) pressure treated a significantly superior option? There will ...
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How to protect 2x4 deck framing from ground moisture?

I am building a deck on a concrete patio. The patio already does have a roof. It won’t get too wet during a rain and we don’t get much rain during the summer (Northern California). I plan to do the ...
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Closet Shelving Crossmember

I am looking to install some custom shelving for a 4’x4’ closet. I would like the shelves to be in an L shaped configuration against the rear and right walls of the closet. The back portion of the ...
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Re-Insulating a Shed with 2x4 Walls [closed]

I am working on re-insulating a shed (350 sq. ft.) that has been used as a workshop. It has T1-11 siding and 2x4 walls. I've taken down all the interior paneling and had electrical updated. Now, to ...
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Is this okay ? Meets the code requirements

I'm currently building a house using Ryan Homes and I was told that the Gap between headers and walls is acceptable (no problem if a few inches of the connecting nail is visible) or the builder is ...
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Standards for non-bearing wall construction in a carport?

I purchased a SteelMaster metal building, and hired a contractor to assemble and install it and construct wood end-walls. I don't know much about this stuff, but I was pretty underwhelmed by the wall ...
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How to increase vinyl window jamb depth on exterior 2x4 wall

I am building an addition with vinyl windows and want to ensure there is sufficient depth on the interior to inside-mount automated roller shades (about 4" of a drywall return with no wood trim). ...
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Are my ceilings and flooring going to cave in?

Bought house a year ago. I can feel the wood upstairs has moved. Some areas sag bad, others the wood has lifted. The ceilings on first floor below have cracked and I can see the indentations all over. ...
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Ledger board too low

This has been asked before but without a detailed answer. I want to install a ledger board on the foundation, not the brick. Can I run joists off the ledger board like normal, then in the opposite ...
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What is this framing technique?

1895 New Jersey USA. I almost asked "What is this crazy framing technique" because it looks crazy .... but I'm looking forward to someone with knowledge of older techniques to explain it, ...
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What is required for in-ceiling header when removing non-bearing wall?

I am planning to remove a portion of a non-bearing wall that separates two rooms, one of which has a vaulted ceiling. I want the horizontal ceiling to continue all the way to the wall in the room with ...
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Is a 6" Hole through a 10" Rim Joist ok?

I've got a question about venting through the rim joist. I'm building out my basement workshop and I'm going to install an exhaust fan. The exhaust fan needs an exhaust pipe. The most direct route is ...
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Hairline crack opening (cold morning) and closing (roof space heats) [duplicate]

I have some hairline cracks on my wall that open and close based on the temp. During cold mornings the cracks open up and close when house heats up. I don't believe the cracks went through the ...
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Why no 4x options for headers in CRC 2019?

The California Residential Code (CRC) 2019 has a table of header sizes for various spans / building widths / roof loads: https://up.codes/viewer/california/irc-2018/chapter/6/wall-construction#R602.7 ...
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Is it acceptable to remove roof framing members to install a skylight?

I want to bring a professional to install a skylight in our bathroom since we have no windows or outdoor light coming into it. I wanted to install it in the middle of the bathroom. The contractor and ...
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Can I replace my 2"x4" rough opening for a door with a 1/2"x4" to accomodate a new door jamb that's too wide?

Can I replace my 2"x4" rough opening for a rough opening made with 1/2"x4" to accomodate a new door jamb that's too wide? Will the 1/2" x 4" opening be enough to support ...
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Deck frame is 1/2" out of square, worth fixing it?

When I was building my deck frame, I naively assumed both 2x8x8 had the same length. It turned out that one of them was 1/2" longer. Now the frame has the measurements as shown. Is it worth ...
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Drilling through load bearing wall diagonally

I am familiar with the code requirements for drilling holes through studs in walls, whether they be loadbearing or non-loadbearing. My question is, does it matter if the holes are drilled diagonally ...
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How should I fasten lowered stair stringers to my deck landing?

I have a small landing and set of stairs that need to be built in a fairly small space up to our garage pad. I have a limited area to work with so the landing serves as the first step down in order to ...
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can use 1 5/8 25ga metal studs to hang 5/8 drywall

I came across free 1 5/8 metal studs 25ga. Can I frame out my basement using them and attach 5/8 inch lightweight drywall to them. The ceiling height is from 7-9 feet and some of the walls will end ...
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How do I frame my basement wall to loose the minimum amount of space?

The drywall in the stairs going into my basement align flush with the concrete foundation. I need to frame this wall which will also be where the TV hangs from. Using 2x4s setting a couple inches off ...
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Supporting a freestanding "wall" (vertical cantilever) [closed]

I'm building a freestanding "wall" in my garage, for storage. Click any image to embiggen It's obviously incomplete in the photo (it's also only temporarily floating off the ground). I'll be ...
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Remounting a pullup bar that is slightly off level

I mounted a Rogue P4 Pull up bar system on my wall. I used 6 x 1/2" x 4.5" inch lag screws to fix each post to the wall. I did my best to make each post leveled. However, in the end, one of ...
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Timber-timber joists joined in an unusual way?

I have an upstairs room that I am renovating in a loft-converted house, having recently moved in (UK). The house is from the 1950s, and was originally a 1-story house without the loft. It was upgraded ...
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Notching Deck Posts That Support Roof [closed]

I am in the planning stage of my porch build. It will be a gable covered deck. I would like to use the front corner posts to support the deck and roof. This method will obviously force me to build a ...
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Opening the wall between a kitchen and living room, and install steel beam to support second floor [closed]

The kitchen wall runs east to west 20'-10" in length, with the kitchen on the south side of the wall and living room on the north side of the wall. From west to east the first 24" of wall ...
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Is this garage attic storage platform safe?

We're converting some of the attic space in our garage for storage and I'm hoping someone here can help with some concerns I have about the work that was done. I'm handy but not in construction and ...
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Can you repair a load bearing header from the outside of the house by removing the outer most 2"x12" without supporting the beam that the header rests [closed]

Can you repair a load bearing header from the outside of the house by removing the outer most 2"x12" without supporting the beam that the header rests
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How to brace treehouse wall?

I am adding wind braces to a treehouse I am building to provide extra strength. I’m trying to determine the best layout for the diagonal braces. Is one better than the other? A “V” shape, an upside ...
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How much weight will two 2x12 nailed together that are 18ft long hold? [closed]

I am sitting in my living room looking looking at my ceiling wondering if the beam is strong enough to support the roof and ceiling after taking out a wall parallel and perpendicular to the beam.
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Supporting shelves in an alcove

I want to put three shelves into an alcove, as pictured below. The shelves will be pretty basic 20mm timber rectangles with one or two braces; once they're all secured I'm planning to put plasterboard ...
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What is this plank above the Joist pocket for

Why does this joist have a wooden plank above the pocket embedded in the wall? Some of the other Joists in the house do not have this.
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Is it important that the framer add extra plate to the floor instead of putting the load bearing stud directly on the plywood?

I brought a licensed contractor to reframe the kitchen door, expand the laundry closet into a nook, and remove some of the studs to eliminate a linen closet. First, they did a very bad job, cutting ...
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how to frame basement wall parallel to joists where insulation prevents adding blocking?

I am framing a room in my basement, and one of the walls runs parallel to the ceiling joists. Normally, that's no problem - just add blocking between the joists and attach the top plate of the wall ...
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Rim joist support for DWV hole

I have a 2nd floor stairwell with a 9' 2x10 rim joist on one side. I'd like to attach a sister joist to this rim joist; drill a 3.5" hole through it and the sister joist; and use a Metwood 2810HR ...
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Installing a Swiss Madison in-wall carrier [closed]

I am installing a Swiss Madison in-wall carrier. The dimensions on the install sheet state that the carrier requires 22 13/16" width between studs. Isn't the space between 2x4 studs 24" on ...
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Wanting to put open railing on stairs but framers seem to have made the banister load bearing. Is this going to be hard to change?

Our home is in framing phase but we didn’t get to choose finishes. They are framing it for an enclosed wall staircase but I want to change it to railing as soon as I move I. However, the framing ...
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Does this above garage room need to support roof?

I plan to extend my closet above the garage to make space for a washer and dryer. Do I need to build support beams for the roof? Or is it okay to build the knee wall anywhere? Any recommendations for ...
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Is this a load-bearing wall?

This house has 2 5/8" x 8" (true dimensions) floor joists on 16" centers spanning roughly 23' on the first floor. The house is 2 stories with a 50 PSF load. There is a wall in the ...
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Are there rules or gotchas for boxing in a drain riser?

I have a 4 inch cast iron riser in the corner of a room and I'd like to build an enclosure as small as possible. Is it ok to box it in very tightly, as shown, with the studs on one side almost ...
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What kind of framing is this and how to frame for wall hung toilet

My summer project is to remodel my master bathroom. When I open the wall and saw its not a tranditional 2x4 stud, I would like to know the name of the framing so that I can research a bit about how to ...
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Repairing a partially cut roof strut

It looks like some previous owner of my house (built in the 40s) cut almost the whole way through a roof strut (I think it's called a strut) when installing an attic ladder in the garage. I am ...
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What is the best way to attach vertical joists to the underside of a ceiling header for a home climbing wall?

I've been working on designing a home climbing wall and have found this guide by Metolius quite useful. However, I've been having trouble deciding how to attach the vertical joists to the header I ...
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Installing steel stud using brackets above firebox

I'm in the process of replacing drywall with cement board for a natural stone installation around a fireplace. The fireplace has standoffs above it for clearance, however the bottom of the cement ...
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How do I remove the bottom chord from a shed roof, the right way?

I've got a 16' (length) x 10' (width) saltbox-style shed that I'd like to convert into an office. The roof is supported by simple triangle trusses of 2 x 4's. Each of the trusses is cantilevered out ...
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Is it a structural issue if framing overhangs the slab by 1 3/8"?

I am having an addition built on my home. The framing is starting to go up and I noticed that one of the corners overhangs the slab by about 1 3/8 inches. I asked my contractor about it and he said it ...
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