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Knee brace alternative to support 12' 2x4 span for single tree treehouse

I see most treehouse's have knee braces to support the frame of their treehouse. I'm trying to find an alternative, if any, and also ask if my 2x4x12 frame will be strong enough. Here are pictures of ...
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Name of this shelf support with plastic head and two nails

This shelf support is a rectangular plastic head on two unequal nails. What's the name of this thing at the producers? Or the name that can be used on Google to find this thing. The size of the head ...
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Name of this shelf support screw with plastic head

This shelf support is a screw with a semi-circular plastic head. Does it have a name? A name that can be used on Google to find this thing. Or the name given by those who produce it. Additional info: ...
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How to support a partially demolished chimney

The chimney on my house used to be one of those old brick ones that goes all the way down to a fireplace on the ground floor. The previous owner of my house removed the fireplace and almost all of the ...
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Where to go to get objective brand recommendatons?

I understand that requests for brand recommendations is forbidden on this site. Are there websites that have independent, objective evaluations of the type of building supplies typically found in ...
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Installing an adjustable deck post support-what is the correct way to install the support?

I am trying to install these in freshly poured concrete (sonotubes) What is the correct way to install the support and what are the pros and cons for each one of them The other option is this. I like ...
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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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cracked 4x4 that support some of the kitchen floor

picture worth 1000 words this 4x4 was there for years, I'm a new owner since about 2 years, i didn't really notice or took picture of this 4x4 before. should I be worried about this? it support the ...
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Is it possible to raise beams like these?

I'm visiting houses with my partner, who really likes old cottages. Problem is, there are lots of doorways like this: Is is possible to make this doorway 'human' sized without the house falling ...
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Are two 6x6 posts adequate to support a stone or brick wall in an earthquake zone?

Will 2 (one on either side) of treated 6 inch by 3 inch wood beams set 3 feet into concrete with a 12 inch footer support a rock or brick wall that weighs say 2000 lbs if the wood is properly mounted ...
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How to fix sagging ceiling?

I have an older building on my property that I am in the process of fixing up. The person that built it used 2x4s for the ceiling joists and it is beginning to sag a bit in the middle of the ceiling. ...
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Installing a pet door - no ideal location - support beam question

I am in the process of installing a pet door and there really isn't any ideal area in the living area to install it due to either things on the inside that are in the way or on the outside that are in ...
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Previous home owner had hole drilled for shower drain through the metal web joist in the floor. Is this structurally ok?

It was approved by the town inspector, but maybe they missed it. I would like to know if this is ok structurally.
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What are the requirements for supporting non-metallic cable through a finished wall?

I know this basic question has been answered before by reference to 334.30(B), but there's an aspect I don't understand. Does 334.30(B) allow unsupported installation if 334.30(b)(1) OR 334.30(b)(2) ...
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How to space closet supports with even number of 16" spaced studs?

I want to put up a closet rod with shelf, my closet is 80" deep. The studs are 16" apart. Looks like this: I'm not sure how wide the corner studs are, and it will be pretty awkward to try to screw ...
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Hang item from top chord of 2x6 roof trusses?

The roof truss in question is part of a standalone shed structure in the back yard. Each truss is 2x6, and is composed of 3 planks - each side of the triangle, no center braces or anything. The width ...
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Bracing a metal-tubing clothing rack

Edit: See my answer below for the solution I eventually used. I bought a poor-quality clothing rack made out of metal tubing. Due to a design or manufacturing flaw, it sways badly from side to side. ...
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can 3 2x6 x8' wooden board support a 900lb load? [duplicate]

I wish to support a 900 lb motor I want to use 3 2x6x8 for a support beam will this be enough?
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How do I move a support post for a 4x5 stair landing?

The back door of my church has a stair landing above it that is supported by two 4x4 posts. One of the posts is in the path of the door and people are always running into it. I want to move this post ...
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How long must be the vertical leg of support brackets?

I need to install some heavy granite contertop (650mm depth) on masonry walls, and I have a lot of angle iron (1 1/2" by 1/8") and U channel (70mmx30mm x 5/64") leftover and thought about welding them ...
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How should I bond two pieces of metal without a welder?

I'm unable to access a welder at the moment as advised by my doctor but I'm needing to weld a couple of pieces of metal together for my grand daughter's birthday gift. It needs to be quite strong, ...
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how to “float” a large desk (3000mm x 720mm x 40mm) between walls

I am setting up a home office at the moment in a 3m wide room and like the idea of having a desk "float" from one side of the room to the other. I am basing on this guide. For my desk I'm going to ...
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Moving a wall to Increase a room size— what extra support needed?

I want to increase a room from 10' to 14' currently there is a 'header' over the 10' span, with a 4 x 4 support; If I increase the span to 14' can I move the 4x4 support or do i need to keep it and ...
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How to get building materials to a difficult to access site?

What methods are available (in the UK) to get building supplies (listed below) to a site at the end of a steep (1 in 2.25 in parts) grass track. Given that a lorry or van would have a near zero chance ...
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Structurally required? I-beam support under stair opening header

The stair opening into my basement is framed like this: A partition wall (non-load bearing) sits on top of the header. A square duct runs parallel to the header, and on the other side of this duct ...
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What size beam do I need to span 20' on a 25' roof?

I had a 10' addition added after a fire and the beam the (worthless) contractor installed is sagging. The city inspector said it needs to be replaced with something suitable. From photos I have it ...
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How to support a hollow tabletop in the center?

I am new here, so I apologize in advance if my description is unclear or details insufficient. I recently bought an IKEA LINNMON tabletop and two FINNVARD trestles to go with it (on each side). But ...
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Sinking concrete pier: Better to not attach new post to pier?

Background Part of my tri-level house is supported by a crawlspace. The crawlspace has 3 rows of six 4x6 posts sitting on concrete piers. A couple of weeks ago I noticed that the bottom of three of ...
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How do I properly support the header when expanding a door opening?

I'm opening up a closet in our 1958 home. I believe (I plan to get confirmation from a licensed contractor or engineer) that this is not a load bearing wall considering that the opening runs parallel ...
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Will my existing deck support the weight of a new hot tub?

I have a hot tub on my deck. I'm ready to fill it but now wondering about the weight on it. The deck is 10' wide with 2x8 joists on 16"centers. The tub is 7' x 7'. When filled with water and people ...
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Best way to support carport posts

I'm wondering to reinforce the posts in my carport as it seems one good earthquake could throw these off. Any thoughts on building a form out of wood and pouring concrete around and half-way up the ...
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Lally column supporting 1st floor

I've got 5 2x8x21's as a support beam for the 1st load.. The second floor joist are running the other way and using the same pillar as one end of the 21' 2x8's.. There's a lolli pole at 10' from the ...
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Adding height to an exsisting deck support pole

I have a small 5'x 8' deck platform that is 30" lower then my main deck. I would like to raise that platform to the existing height of my main deck. The platform has 4" x 6" supports set in concrete ...
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Rust at Bottom of Support Column

I'm just wondering how serious this is and also what are my options for fixing it? Best solution would be to replace the plates and column. How much work (cost) is that?
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Non-metallic conduit support on horizontal surface in inaccessible space

NEC says I need to secure 1" nonmetallic rigid conduit (Schedule 40 PVC to be precise) every 3 feet, which makes perfect sense when it is hanging between supports horizontally, across joists, or on a ...
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Support Beam Splitting

I bought an older house (1917) that had renovations done in 2009. I was in the basement earlier today with the oil delivery man and I noticed some of the support beams splitting. The inspector never ...
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Do ceiling joists need to rest on cross beams?

I am having a new home built by a national builder. They are framing now I see that ceiling joists in one area are not resting on a beam that divides two open rooms. See the photo. The beam that runs ...
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Vertical loft supports doing nothing?

Sorry I couldn't find an answer for this anywhere so thought I'd try the great minds here instead (am hoping shameless compliments will get me somewhere here!) Basically our loft has these 4 beams ...
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How much weight can lagbolts hold, or how can I support this piece of slate on a wall?

I am hanging a 42"x60" piece of 1/4" slate on a plaster wall. I am planning on using three 1/4" lag bolts through an oak 1x4 with a rabbet. Can you confirm that this is a good plan? The top will be ...
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does this look like an up to code support beam?

we had an entry way widened a bit which required them to install a longer support beam. I'm absolutely not a professional. But the 2x4's supporting the larger beam don't seem very substantial to me. ...
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Can this post support be used for a fence (especially for posts that support a gate)

Can this post support be used for a fence (especially for posts that support a gate) ( http://www.homedepot.ca/product/bolt-down-in-khaki-4-in-x-4-in/971849)
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How can I route an in wall dryer vent through double top plate?

I am looking to move the washer/dryer into the 1st floor walk in closet. Part of the process is putting in a dryer vent. I have seen some in wall vents for dyers and considering that as an option. ...
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Kitchen cabinets - what thickness and type of backer board should be used?

When using a backer board for installation of cabinets, usually, at 34", 54"and 84", what thickness and type of backer board should be used? The walls in this old building remodel is plaster and ...
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Free-standing deck joist layout

I'm trying to plan out a free-standing deck in an irregular-shaped garden. It currently has railway sleepers marking a garden bed around the west, north and east edges and the missus would like to ...
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How can I connect metal rods together crosswise?

I have some stainless steel rods of diameters such a 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" or so, and I want to connect them together in some cases cross-wise to make a lattice. In some cases it might be convenient to ...
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How to reinforce bowing foundation?

Please note: I am obviously not a tradesman, otherwise I wouldn't be on this site asking this question. However, in five years of home ownership I have: re-roofed my garage, resanded all the hardwood ...
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Should I move this support post in my basement?

I am trying to create a new bedroom in the basement. The first problem I hit is that there is this short concrete "wall" with a post coming out of it. Actually, the post is 3 2x4's joined together. ...
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Can these metal ceiling drywall joists be removed?

I recently removed the drywall ceiling from my basement with the intention to leave it as an exposed ceiling. Would I be correct in understanding that the metal ceiling joists (highlighted in blue in ...
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What's involved in moving a support post?

We found this house that we really like, but it needs substantial renovation for our taste. The thing that killed it for us was the crazy kitchen countertop that has been narrowed to make way for a ...
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Will the original ceiling box in my 1939 home support a new 45lb chandelier?

I recently purchased in a house built in 1939. The electrical boxes and wiring have been replaced, but the ceiling support bar holding up the box looks original (i.e., flat steel bar attached to the ...