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Is my garage door header calculation correct?

I'm adding an 8' opening to an existing 2x4 wall originally built almost 30 years ago. The wall is definitely load bearing as it currently supports the ends of 30' trusses on 24" centers. I live ...
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Attaching ledger board to brick and block wall?

I'm building an enclosed 1 floor addition on the side of our house which will extend our side entry to become a mudroom and provide for a pantry off our kitchen. We need the space under the addition ...
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When building a deck can I double my ledger and extend it out to a post and use it as a beam?

I am planning a deck that wraps around a corner of my house. A logical and obvious place to put a beam happens to line up perfectly with a wall that was already going to have a ledger. So.....why not ...
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Is this double 2x4 sufficient for holding up large format tile?

I am building a shower and my previous contractor used this double 2x4 for the top of the wall-to-wall niche. The wall does not bear any load from above, but will need to hold the weight of the tile. ...
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How can I preserve posts protruding through a patio?

I am having a patio poured where there was once a deck. There are 2 large 8x8 posts on piers, and the posts will be about 3-4” below the new concrete surface. They have concealed plate hardware ...
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Drilled vertically through LVL

I made an absolute fool of myself and drilled a 3/4" hole vertically through Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) when trying to run wires into an attic above an 30" wide exterior window. I ...
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Framing on top of a half brick wall

I am designing a greenhouse and would like to create a 3ft brick wall, with metal framing on top where I can install various windows. I have included a picture of the general structure I am trying to ...
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Connect two framed walls with a 2x4? (See video)

I have two interior walls that are 3.5” apart in a tight area. I’d like to use a single 2x4 to connect them to save space on both sides. Is this up to IRC/IBC code? Neither wall will carry electric or ...
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Misaligned rough in drain pipe and HVAC vent

I roughed in a VERY small bathroom in the basement, then had an HVAC crew replace some old vents with more discrete boxes to create more headroom. Every inch counts. Problem is, the washer drain on ...
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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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Is this post supporting my roof framing intended to be permanent?

I purchased a new build last year and recently got my warranty inspection done. Both the inspector I hired before closing and the inspector I hired to do warranty inspection (different inspectors) ...
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OK to remove board in attic?

Is the 1x6 board at a 45 degree angle in this picture in any way load bearing or required? Assuming it was a temporary support when the house was built. Early 60s construction. It's inconveniently in ...
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Plumbing through wall that rests on joist

My new construction home had the option of adding a 3rd floor bathroom that I declined at the time, but now would like to pursue. Luckily, the builder already ran plumbing and electrical in the area ...
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Metal Running Horizontally Through Center of 2x4 Bracing?

I am trying to drill a wider hole through horizontal bracing in our wall in order to run some low voltage wire. Using a flexible installer bit, am able to get about 1/2 way through what I think is a ...
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How do I brace shed walls against shear when sheathing cannot overlap rim joist?

I'm building an 8' by 13.5' shed with a loft. I posted previously about the floor frame being slightly larger than the planned floor. Below is the intended floor framing, as seen in the plan: Here is ...
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Can I flip any hanging beams flat on their side?

The framing in my attic is annoying because it's very difficult work near the roof edge, due to the presence of what I think are called hanging beams -- large timbers on edge attached to the tops of ...
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Weather barrier for concrete block to wood transition

I have a concrete block garage with a single-car-size door that I've framed in. The goal is to cover the whole area with siding. I've applied housewrap to the wood portion but I'm not certain how to ...
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Ceiling Framing on Stand alone room

Pretty handy man and have built plenty of walls in preexisting structures but I’m wanting to build a man-cave/poker room inside of my shop. The shop is 16' tall and room will have standard 8' walls. ...
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How to repair cut joist around pipe *after* framing and drywall

I'm finishing my attic and have just realized that my rough carpenter screwed up by not addressing a cut joist. In photo 1, you can see that the joists have been sistered with LVLs, but there is a gap ...
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1ft cantilever with uneven floor joist

My little powder room has been such a headache, hoping someone here can shed some lights. Little background of the house, built in 1909 on post and beam foundation with perimeter of the house sits ...
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Ledger/ribbon framing load capacity

We are considering adding a deck to the top of our flat roof detached garage, if the necessary work involved is reasonable. The garage is 20' deep x 28' wide separated into 3 bays, the widest of ...
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Are 2x2s, 1x4s, or 1x2s sufficient for the support structure of a garage shelving unit?

I would like to build several shelving units in our garage. Each unit will be 36" deep, 88" high, and 60" wide. Each unit will have four shelves, and each shelf will be divided into two cubbies each ...
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Will my garage truss and beam configuration be adequate for a room in the attic?

I am getting ready to finish some of the space above the garage and have some questions. I am located in Pittsburgh, PA. The garage is sloped on both sides down to the floor. I was going to utilize ...
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Is sheetrock/drywall required under woodpanelling?

I live in an old house, built in 1940's. I have a wall between two bedrooms that bowed out terribly. It is not a supporting wall. I am pulling this wall out, reframing it, and installing 3/4" tongue-...
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Preservative-treated posts in post frame construction: code interpretation

I am designing and building my own post-frame shop building and I need help with interpretation of the code. Specifically, my posts are connected to an engineered concrete foundation with wet-set ...
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How To Frame Around Stair Landing

We are looking to renovate our basement, adding in framing and insulation among other improvements to replace our current walls, which are simply a laminate wood panel nailed to some furring strips ...
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Help framing ceiling in attic

I've gotten a lot of help from browsing this forum, but coming up short on this questions... any advice and guidance is appreciated. 200 year old home in hot/humid area. Converting attic space into ...
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Subfascia size rafter tail mismatch

I'm in the process of redoing the fascia + soffits on my house. My roof framing consists of trusses with 2x4 top chords (so the tails are 3.5" tall). I'm planning on doing a 2x8 subfascia (7.25&...
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Framing lally column inside partition wall

I'm finishing a room in my basement and want to frame a partition wall underneath the support beam. I've looked at the threads below to confirm that it is OK to frame a partition wall underneath the ...
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Am I on the right track with correcting this tub drain issue?

Tub drain over joist Looking to resolve this issue: tub drain set directly above the joist and I do not want to notch it - 1) not my place 2) that joist has been wet for a while. There is a Jack ...
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Floor and Marriage Joint question

Found a leak in our second floor bathroom which destroyed the existing OSB subfloor and had to remove - giving me the opportunity to remodel it into a more modern master bath (fun). Discovered what ...
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How to seal gap between brick, stucco and framing?

I’m replacing windows and found a substantial gap between the brick and stucco. The old windows had been leaking for a while and I suspect that this was part of the issue. How should I deal with this ...
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Attached garage with brick exterior facade

I have an attached garage with a brick veneer exterior on 3 sides. The interior walls that were behind the brick walls have completely rotted out and are not structurally sound. At current, one ...
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Do I put my interior wall on top of my flooring or under?

I'm building a 10x16 dry cabin and just finishing up the outside. I want one small room framed in the corner for a utility closet and possibly a composting toilet. I am doing the floor insulation ...
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Temp wall to support wide opening in exterior wall

I'm putting in an 11' wide door opening in a walkout basement exterior wall. There are 2 more floors above the basement. I have the engineered sized steel beam as the header. Can I do a 2x6 temp wall, ...
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Carport structure issues?

Need your input: Questionable carport framing and spans. It has an asphalt-shingled gabled roof with attic storage and an enclosed 7'deep workshop at the rear - see photo. Overall carport size is 20'...
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How to best temporarily support a load bearing wall with very weird sill plate

I'm moving walls in a 1923 home in the northwest, and things have been going well with temporary support walls while I construct new walls. However, there's one bit I'm struggling with that I could ...
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Confused about a post not actually supported by anything in attic. hip valley roof

I was cleaning in my attic, and air sealing some electrical boxes, when I noticed something that looks like a supporting post that was nailed to the thin tongue and grove floor. It's in a hip and ...
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Adding an interior wall to make additional bedroom

I’m wanting to add an interior (non load bearing) wall to close off an open space in my house. I would also be adding a door, and a closet and door on the other side. This is a second floor area and ...
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Framing for a load-bearing wall pocket door install

I live in the province of Ontario and am getting ready to frame for a pocket door in a load-bearing wall with a rough opening of 66.5 inches (1.68m). It's standard 2x4 framing and it's a bungalow so ...
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Structural integrity of enclosed porch - 1950s home with porch enclosed in late 70s

This is regarding a 1950s home with the porch having been enclosed in the late 70s. Located in New York. It seems they used 2x3s to frame it and they put the new roof over the existing roof (didn't ...
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Anchor Bolt for Double-Stud Wall to Install a 9in deep Multi-Slide Door in California

Building an addition with a multi-slide door in California. Exterior walls are 2x4 with anchor bolts at 48in on center. However, Multi-side door is 8-5/8 inches deep. So, I am thinking of either: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is this an appropriate roof setup

I am creating a standard A frame roof (4.5:12 or 5:12 pitch) for my shed using rafters and a ridge board. The ridge board is 2x8 and is spanning 14 feet for the length of the shed (12x14). I am using ...
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Where to add door for basement office at bottom of stairs with space constraints?

I'm working on refinishing my basement and I want to turn one of the downstairs rooms into an office. I need to add a door to close off the room which happens to be entered from the bottom of the ...
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Professional builders. This is what they left. How do I fix?

We had a company frame, drywall a new bathroom. Although there are some minor issues, one I found well after the fact is the bypass bathroom closet door installation. Walls are pretty plumb, doors ...
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