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Floor Joist with Long Crack

If an inspector in my area saw this (or if I saw it) they would ask me to reinforce with Simpson strong ties or something to the like plus a sistered 2x#. Adding the tie plus 2x# would literally take ...
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Floor Joist with Long Crack

Start with inject glue (construction adhesive), jack to close crack on the glue, and apply plywood to both sides (if accessible - your video shows a quick shot of what seems to be quite a small gap on ...
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Carpet Replacement Questions

I have no idea what that block is. Its location corresponds to where a guide would be for bipass doors, but you have bifold doors, so it's apparently useless. I'd take it out. It doesn't look critical ...
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Is my plan to raise floor level about 5 inches ok?

We live in a 270 house tract development in Dallas TX built 1970 where many of the houses (incl ours) have a sunken living room. This is on a hill trending down from east to west; streets are E-W. One ...
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Is my plan to raise floor level about 5 inches ok?

Maybe this is a rather long comment but we have a lot of sunken rooms from the 60s-80s in my area and have done this a couple times. You will not remove the subfloor. First it is just a waste and ...
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What's the easiest way to remove Hardie board that's been shot down to cement flooring with a Hilti gun or the hilty gun

Get a lever or two under it and break off the cement board. use an angle grinder to cut off the nails (they're not coming out)
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How to know if timbers supporting floor need work?

Has it held the floor up for (perhaps) 150 years? Then it works. Welcome to "Living in vernacular architecture." The ones that didn't work fell down. While it might not meet modern standards ...
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Underlayment to meet toilet flange

Optimally, your flange should end up sitting proud of the finished floor about 1/4". Whether 1/2" or 3/4" underlayment works best for that will depend on your vinyl. If there is no ...
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How to know if timbers supporting floor need work?

As @crip659 commented, they look too small and too far apart to be holding a floor. If this were at a modern house (<70 years old), I'd say for sure they are fake. BUT it looks really old and back ...
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Repair small section of subfloor

The new curb should cover the area even if I did nothing. It still seems structurally sound as is, but I didn’t want to take any chances before installing the pan/waterproofing/tile/etc.
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How can I support a subfloor patch between joists?

It's really awkward to try and install framing to the trusses underneath, but that's not warranted. As long as all the joints are tied together properly it'll be solid. Just float 2x4 blocking, and ...
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