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21 votes
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17k views

What's the difference between "Framing Lumber" and "Framing Studs"?

10 votes
8 answers
11k views

Where do you cut drywall if you need to remove it but still want to easily put it back up?

8 votes
2 answers
3k views

Should my receptacle tester be able to trip a GFCI breaker in the panel box?

8 votes
3 answers
8k views

Does RTD in plywood mean "Rated" or "Resistance Temperature Detectors"?

6 votes
2 answers
1k views

If using an old 240v cable to make two 120v circuits, is there a risk of overheating the shared neutral return?

4 votes
3 answers
1k views

How do you calculate the horizontal force created by a load hanging from hinges with a hinged bend (as in a hangar door)?

4 votes
3 answers
845 views

What amount of wood defects is acceptable in a lumber delivery?

4 votes
4 answers
6k views

Is there a way to determine the order of items on a circuit?

3 votes
1 answer
599 views

Why can't an encapsulated and dehumidified crawl space have vents sealed off?

3 votes
2 answers
18k views

How to lubricate a buzzing fan?

3 votes
2 answers
13k views

Can you sister floor joists with smaller boards?

2 votes
2 answers
2k views

Is there a test to determine if a nail is galvanized or not?

2 votes
1 answer
333 views

Is it possible to wire a 240v outlet so that after I don't need 240v anymore I will have two 120v circuits?

2 votes
1 answer
1k views

Paint on stranded copper wire twisted together with a wire nut -- dangerous?

1 vote
1 answer
280 views

How do you (safely) test a GFCI circuit breaker from the outlet when the circuit has no ground?

1 vote
1 answer
2k views

Can an AAV be in a crawl space if the P trap is also in the crawl space?

1 vote
3 answers
543 views

Should the foundation wall be insulated when encapsulating a crawl space, or not?

1 vote
2 answers
4k views

What are some strategies for achieving a 2' eave overhang?

1 vote
0 answers
1k views

Can a header be continuous across the whole wall if it is above the top plate?

1 vote
2 answers
1k views

When using a VPA (Variable-Pitch Connector) to connect roof rafters to a top plate, how and where do you install hurricane ties?

1 vote
1 answer
780 views

So sistered floor joists need to touch the wall?

1 vote
1 answer
238 views

Do 8d nails come in different lengths?

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3k views

What are some alternatives to making birdsmouth cuts in a rafter?

0 votes
1 answer
377 views

Why is roof underlayment nailed in?

0 votes
3 answers
104 views

Getting various non-zero voltages between neutral and ground on daisy-chained extension cords

0 votes
3 answers
2k views

Is there a pulley configuration that can both reduce distance and weight?

0 votes
3 answers
2k views

Are dual-function AFCI/GFCI breakers less effective than single-purpose GFCI breakers?

0 votes
0 answers
38 views

How can I get the insulation batts back up above the finished attic ceiling?

0 votes
1 answer
160 views

How can I find all the air leaks and insulation gaps in my finished attic?

0 votes
2 answers
3k views

How to add insulation to ducts in hot uninsulated attic?