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Re-Insulating a Shed with 2x4 Walls

This is what I did; I put Tyvek on the exterior studs, taped the seams and then I put strips of pressure treated fencing board over the studs to create a gap between the T1-11 siding and the Tyvek. ...
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Re-Insulating a Shed with 2x4 Walls

The best way to increase insulation is to have more of it. You can combine batt or cellulose in the small cavities with foam sheets overlaid under the drywall (reduces interior space) or under the ...
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Is this okay ? Meets the code requirements

Are you talking about this circled bit? If so, this looks fine. It's just used as nailing surface for drywall -- it's not structure. It kind of looks like someone made the bottom of it a bit short, ...
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Standards for non-bearing wall construction in a carport?

The Code allows interior non-load bearing wall construction and they call it a “Partition”. A “Partition” is defined as dividing “portions of stores, offices or similar places occupied by one tenant ...
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How to increase vinyl window jamb depth on exterior 2x4 wall

It is probably possible to get the depth you need in a 2x4-based wall by building deeper window frames. Whether or not that will look good is up to you. Without decoration it will look like an ...
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Are my ceilings and flooring going to cave in?

It depends what the house is built from & on what, but generally old houses move - what you need to establish is not how far it's moved already, but how fast it's going. Without that information, ...
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Ledger board too low

Not an answer. Frame challenge solution: My code requires 8" x 4" x 1/2" Steel Angled Deck Brackets attached to the posts to support the doubled up ledger (edge beam). I'd use more of ...
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What is this framing technique?

Pre-plywood, one needed large diagonal braces to prevent the wall from folding. These days plywood does that job. The "non-horizontal horizontal blocking" is easier to nail securely and does ...
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Marking studs with tape measure

From the inside, the 1st stud from corner is 12.5" then 16" OC from there. (16" - 3.5" for the corner studs = 12.5") Very helpful to remember that on your stub walls too.
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What is required for in-ceiling header when removing non-bearing wall?

I'm concerned about relying on essentially a single 2x6 for a 10' span, even with plywood. It's just not tall enough to be rigid. The plywood adds something, but it's not a good header material as ...
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Is a 6" Hole through a 10" Rim Joist ok?

Yes you can drill your rim joist. The floor joists tie into it but really the rim joist is helping the floor joists resist twisting. The exterior wall has bottom plates that span the floor joists so ...
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Why no 4x options for headers in CRC 2019?

I can't speak to the CRC, so I'll respond more generally. Four-by lumber is typically far more expensive than combinations of smaller lumber due to much lower sales volume, so LVL and other more ...
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Do knee walls in an attic need blocking between studs at the top for drywall?

While this is an older thread, it is in the first page for some search results, so let me add some additional information for others with similar questions. You can attach drywall to these walls as ...
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Is it acceptable to remove roof framing members to install a skylight?

As noted in a comment, you've got a truss roof, not just simple rafters. You'll have to find a contractor who has or works with an engineer to redesign your truss system to be able to install the ...
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Is it acceptable to remove roof framing members to install a skylight?

The new skylight will actually need framing around all 4 sides of it, just like a window. As @blacksmith37 notes, that new framing will also be connected to the roof's preexisting framing, as seen in ...
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Is it acceptable to remove roof framing members to install a skylight?

You will need to remove roof rafters for skylights wider than about 15 in. But will be adding framing to the remaining rafters on either side, this will reinforce them. I have two skylights 4 ft. wide ...
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