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How much weight can a square box tube support vertically dimentions 1x1x1/8wall thickness

I have found the Engineering Toolbox website to be reliable. https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/euler-column-formula-d_1813.html The webbing could stabilize in one dimension but won't in both. I have ...
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How much weight can a square box tube support vertically dimentions 1x1x1/8wall thickness

If it was perfectly plumb it would probably support a significant load. HOWEVER since it's 15 feet long it would easily be susceptible to bending with even the slightest bump and it would lose all ...
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Should i be worried about these wall cracks around the windows?

I agree with RMDman if it's new construction you see the occasional cracks above windows and doorways and they are easily addressed with some paintable silicone. Now if it's an older house and these ...
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Can I drill a larger hole in a sistered 2x10 joist?

Think about it this way: If you double it up it's twice as strong, so your hole can now come within 1/6 of its height of the edges - or something like that: I'm not an engineer.
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Is it a problem that a door installer cut out most of the trimmer studs?

Building codes are building codes, a contractor should not violate them because he fupped. Regardless if this affects the structural integrity this is not what you wanted done. I wish you had told ...
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Is it a problem that a door installer cut out most of the trimmer studs?

I have a different view. I feel that if is a hollow core door it will probably be OK. If it is a solid wood or steel door the weight will eventually cause the door to sag and start sticking resulting ...
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Should i be worried about these wall cracks around the windows?

Where you are in the world is important to determining if the cracks should be any concern. If you are in an area where sinkholes are common, the cracks could be an early sign of soil movement. They ...
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any way to fix a crumbling foundation hole?

If the foundation is pillars supporting a beam (appears to be what you are describing) with brick infill under the beam between pillars, then the pillars are what holds up the beam, and the brick ...
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any way to fix a crumbling foundation hole?

There are companies that can support the existing foundation, dig out and then create a new supporting foundation. They also work on sections at a time so that the building stays supported. Research ...
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Is it a problem that a door installer cut out most of the trimmer studs?

The jack studs have been removed....major no, no. Modifying a header of original intent and design...also a major no, no. Replace both jack studs at the very least. Buy a proper sized door and start ...
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Should I attach my deck to the house?

I don't see anything indicating the deck is floating or not. I see a separate base under the main deck joists which I would bet it is floating, but not sure unless I see a picture of under deck next ...
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Should I attach my deck to the house?

Decks are attached to a house via a ledger and brackets which join to joists underneath the deck. I wouldn't worry about the waterproofing. The ledger is either under the roof overhang/gutter system ...
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