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You have to chose between cosmetics and functionality. Either way you're still going to need some more siding. Functionally, you need like 2 pieces worth and you could remove and then stagger the existing. Cosmetically, you'll need most of a box. There's supposed to be a metal shim and caulking in between butt joints. Without entirely removing or prying ...


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Issue #1: Yes, you are correct. Those older, larger, joists (even using Douglas Fir - Larch species and Select Structural grade) they DO NOT meet the current structural code. If I did my calculations correctly, they barely meet code (40 psf Live Load plus 15 psf Dead Load) for a 12’ span. You’ll need to add additional floor joists. Issue #1.5: The ...


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First those original beams have 2x the strength of anything you can purchase today! So explain how they did not meet code. I have remodeled many pre 1930 homes in the PNW and if you do not have rot or pest damage those old 2x are fine. They will have many more growth rings and be close to clear. The ring count was removed from the books decades back today a ...


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