Questions tagged [framing]

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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Calculating Stair Strings - Is 7.92" Too High of a Rise for Patio Stairs?

I'm adding steps from a house down to a patio and am trying to build the stringers: 23.75" Total Rise 12x2 nominal lumber for the stringers. Total of 4 stringers @ 48" wide .92" ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

How bad are these knee walls?

First, I am going to show this to a structural engineer that I've been working with. I am posting this to be better prepared to ask him questions. So if you see something wrong but are not sure, ...
2
votes
1answer
55 views

Is it better to pull old nails or hammer them flat?

When doing work like replacing drywall and trim, I'll pull all the old unused nails from the studs, joists, etc. I do this mainly for two reasons: a) so they don't get in the way of new fasteners ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Support for a workshop hoist

Just purchase a electric hoist to bring stuff up in the garage attic loft. The unit will lift 220 lbs up to 440 lbs. it has 2 brackets for support on top which are 1 3/4 x 2 Inches. I am thinking 30 ...
0
votes
2answers
165 views

Can I cut into a header to install a taller exterior door?

I have a double wide mobile home with existing slider and replacing it with french doors. The size is going from 71 1/2 x 76 to 71 1/2 x 80. I don't believe that there are cripple studs above the ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

What is the correct slope for a deck, and why?

I am building a deck (12' wide) and see that deck boards (at least when perpendicular to the house) should be sloped away from the house so water will run away from the house. Seeing numbers for the ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

Can I drill through the bottom plate of this first floor into the basement?

I have a 1905 balloon-framed house in western Washington. I would like to run wiring down the front exterior wall into the basement. I've tried looking up designs for this architectural style but it's ...
1
vote
3answers
56 views

Is it possible to cut a larger opening in this window / serving hatch of this pool house?

I'm curious if it is possible to cut a taller opening in this pool house or if that would create structural issues supporting the roof From the inside you can see I would remove the 3 stubby studs ...
1
vote
3answers
93 views

How can I modify this load bearing wall to allow for a French drain?

I have a basement wall made of block/poured concrete, but it's leaking. My plan is to install a French drain to take care of the leaks and prevent flooding. To complicate matters, this wall isn't ...
1
vote
2answers
42 views

How to work around bowed king stud for a window frame?

I'm framing for a new window in an existing wall, and the left king stud bows out slightly. How can I fix this? My current plan is to place the new (straight) jack stud against the king stud, and add ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Can my second floor support a marble bathtub?

I have a marble bathtub that weights around 2400lbs which I have calculated is about 42 cubic feet; capacity of 314 gallons of water (@8.3lbs=2600lbs). The total weight of the bathtub with water and ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Sizing a #2 pine beam to span 13 feet 6 inches

I want to remove a portion of a center wall in a single story house that is a trussed roof with load carried on exterior walls. Snow load would be 30 ppf. The section of wall measures 13 feet 6 ...
0
votes
2answers
55 views

Can I remove this paneling from behind the wall?

I am attempting to run wire up a wall and hit an interesting problem behind the drywall. Behind the drywall is what appears to be inch thick wood paneling. Apologies for the rotation, will fix. ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Header size and support for 10 foot window

I'm putting in a large 10 foot window in a sunroom on a non load bearing wall. The entire wall is being replaced. I was planning to put in a header with joist hangers attached to the 2x12s in the ...
4
votes
2answers
395 views

Am I ready to install window framing in load bearing wall?

I'm looking to add a window to an exterior, load-bearing wall. In front of the wall (which rests on the foundation) is another "wall" framed for wood paneling. I need to cut through the ...
0
votes
1answer
176 views

Bowed Wall / Running Corners: Help Me Tackle Getting Studs in Plane

So here is my conundrum: I'm dealing with some wavy walls in a very old home and clearly the framing is all over the place. The worst offending wall has what seems to be a pretty large almost 4' span ...
2
votes
3answers
133 views

Can't get my new masonry bit to go further than about 3/4"

I bought a home last year and have been trying to put up interior walls inside my shop in the back yard. I built a wood frame and want to secure the frames to the concrete floor using masonry screws. ...
0
votes
2answers
30 views

joining two 190x35mm to make one 190x70mm

Intended use - rafter. Would be two joined boards be as strong as one of a larger size? Minimum requirement is 140x45mm, maximum 190x70mm. I have timber 190x35mm. If I use two boards side by side, ...
2
votes
1answer
19 views

Plank T&G subfloor / girder repair in bathroom 48" OC

I am doing a complete gut remodel of my bathroom in a 1962 construction home. The subfloor is 1-5/8" x 7" tongue and groove set on 4 x 6 girders that are spaced 48" OC. A leaky toilet completely ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

how to stop a barn door from twisting a 2x8 header

I have two barn doors covering an 18' foot opening. The opening has wooden 4x4 at each end, and one in the middle. There are two spans of 2x8, 9' long as a header at the top of the 4x4s. After ...
0
votes
2answers
39 views

How do I replace Studs and bottom plate if the studs have been cut half way up the wall and removed

Should I put a 2X4 horizontal plate where they have been cut and then put a stud under it to a bottom plate, just like a wall. Or should I scab a 2X4 to the new stud like they said of the same one but ...
2
votes
2answers
247 views

Raising a sunken living room floor and concerned about moisture under new raised floor

I am raising a sunken living room floor but have some concerns about possible moisture problems under this raised floor. Here is what I have. A 1979 typical ranch style. It is roughly a 16 x 20 ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Properly secured soffit?

I noticed a sizeable gap between the facia board and the truss supports in my attic. Length of the overhang is 22ft long. It has a 40in overhang. only about 1/3rd of the rafters have nails extending ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Is this a reasonable way to create a crawlspace over a structural floor?

So, part of my thinking on "how to build a house" includes the use of a structural floor (slab) with a crawlspace framed atop it to provide space for, and access to, service runs. (Air handling ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

What is this metal material?

I’m running some networking cable from my attic to my basement (only going through one main level). The best place to run the cabling takes me through an old covered up door (closet) frame on the way ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

How to size a header for 3 openings along (non load bearing?) wall

We are reconfiguring the doors/windows along an exterior wall under the gable end. The original house had several windows and a 6' slider on that wall, all utilizing flat 2x4 headers. We are going ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

Is it normal for fiberglass to face down in basement?

Image attached below. Entire basement has the fiberglass pointed downward and the paper touching the ceiling above. Why wouldn’t it be the opposite way so the fiberglass isn’t just hanging down?
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Can I notch the end of a piece of fire blocking to accommodate a wire?

I'm framing a partition wall and a lowered ceiling on one side of that wall. The space above the new, lower ceiling will essentially be attic space, so the inspector said I need fire blocking in the ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

What should I use to frame walls inside a concrete structure?

I recently bought a house and it has an unfinished suspended garage (big concrete room with 12’ ceilings in the basement under the garage). The walls, floor, and ceiling are all concrete and there ...
0
votes
1answer
97 views

How to ensure correct distribution of beam load over deck posts?

Given the illustration above: Are there any tips on how to ensure that the beam load is correctly distributed across the three posts? All posts are adjustable (up/down) via hex nuts so I have full ...
2
votes
0answers
39 views

How much weight can a 3.5" deck screw hold before pulling out?

I have built a climbing wall in my daughter's bedroom room. There is a portion on the structure that is completely horizontal on the ceiling, it is 36" × 36". The framing consists of 2x4's. I ...
4
votes
5answers
9k views

Ramset nails not flush with basement frame wall

I built my first wall in my basement when I started to frame and I bought the Ramset MasterShot 0.22 gun from Home Depot and read up on everything and when I used it to nail my treated 2x4 to the ...
5
votes
1answer
85 views

How do I attach a deck joist to a ledger at an inside corner of the house?

I'm planning a deck for the back of my house that will be tucked into an inside corner of the building. I'm not sure how I'll attach the outer joist to the ledger board, since that will be tucked ...
1
vote
2answers
49 views

How to fill 5 inch deep gap above and below window on internal wall

I've recently had wallpaper stripped and the guy managed to remove two of the PVC window trims in the process. This has exposed a gap between the top of the window and the wall of about 1.5 inches, ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

66 inch tub in a 68 inch alcove?

Technically it's not an alcove, it's the back end of the bathroom, and I want to put a tub across that back wall. It's 68" across, and the closest tubs that I can find are 66". Seems like I should ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

Structural integrity of new fence on concrete slab

I recently bought a condo with a 11'x13' patio with a wooden privacy fence. The fence is in pretty bad shape so I want redo it with new wood in a more modern design by doing horizontal planks. I ...
1
vote
1answer
61 views

Rebuilding fence - lumber questions

I recently bought a condo with a 11'x13' patio with a wooden privacy fence. The fence is in pretty bad shape so I want redo it while we are locked down in our houses. I've read up a ton and just want ...
2
votes
2answers
173 views

How can I reduce a rough opening height 1-1/4"?

I'm building a new master bedroom closet. The wife wants a specific 30x80" door which requires a rough-in of 32x82. Unfortunately, the measurement from the top plate to the subfloor is 83 1/4". I'm ...
2
votes
1answer
42 views

How can I frame a four-sided cantilever on a 10x12 freestanding, floating deck?

To try to keep the background short and to the point: I live just outside of Atlanta, GA and am looking to build a small (10'x12') on-grade freestanding deck behind my house. I'm not allowed to dig ...
3
votes
1answer
111 views

Is it OK to drill/notch an end joist (not rim/band joist) as long as it's continuously supported by a foundation wall?

I'm in the process of trying to run some CAT6 and speaker wire at various places in my house. One of the things I'd like to do is run speaker wire in the living room to a wall plate behind my sofa, ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

How to construct posts on 15' tall dock

I am working on designing a 2 story dock that will house my boat and have a deck on top. I was planning on constructing the dock using concrete pillars and 6x6's. My original plan was 12" wide ...
4
votes
3answers
135 views

What amount of wood defects is acceptable in a lumber delivery?

I took a delivery ($200 delivery fee!) from 84 which included eighteen 2x6 studs. Of those, only two didn't have significant defects. About 14 have significant (1"+) wane on two sides. Four have long ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Attach Garage to Existing Wall

As described in this question, I'm planning to add an attached garage onto the side of my house. I'm looking for some guidance on how to attach it to the existing wall. A bit of background about the ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

Floating Dock Framing Length?

I'm planning on building a floating dock and am looking for advice on framing. More Specifically, i'm wondering if anyone knows what the maximum length I can span between two floats? I inherited ...
2
votes
2answers
32 views

How do I deal with 3" subfloor overhang and extreme joist notch

I have two distinct problems I found after removing a replacement piece of subfloor that a previous owner had cut and put in to place. First is there is a very large notch (12") created in a joist so ...
6
votes
3answers
122 views

Does RTD in plywood mean “Rated” or “Resistance Temperature Detectors”?

Lots of plywood at Home Depot have the letters RTD in the title, with no further detail. Many of these have multiple user questions of the form "What does RTD mean?" Answers seem to be split 50/50 ...
0
votes
0answers
249 views

What are some alternatives to making birdsmouth cuts in a rafter?

I'd like to avoid making a birdsmouth cut in my rafters since they are extending beyond the top plate in a cantilever, and I don't want to reduce the strength too much. I've seen that there is VPA (...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

Do 8d nails come in different lengths?

From what I can tell, 8 Penny nails are 2 1/2" long. Charts on the internet back this up. But I was looking at the nailing guide for this hurricane tie on homedepot.com and it specifies two ...
0
votes
2answers
53 views

How could one create a man sized cylinder be created with woodworking?

The goal is to create a cylinder shaped, ribbed shell with wood, and what Evers necessary to hold it together. Something like the following image: The idea is that the internal area of the circles is ...
0
votes
2answers
100 views

Framing for gas fireplace insert in existing masonry fireplace

What are the requirements for framing for a gas insert in an existing masonry fireplace? See the attached picture that shows the framed opening for the gas insert (circled in red). The insert will ...

1
2 3 4 5
16