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Electrical boxes sticking out too far

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Hi I am doing an extensive home remodel on my 1970s built home. It has the old ugly wood paneling that just had to go! I  ... read more »

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Roof replacement and foundation repair

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Hi everyone I own a condo in a ~80 year old 2-story brick building. Over the past few decades one corner of the building  ... read more »

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I am trying to create attick storage by placing a floor. Im thinking I need to attach the support to the truss so as not to put stress on t

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I have a new construction home. I want some attic storage. There is blown in insulation in the attic. I'm thinking I  ... read more »

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Building Foundation

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I have a concrete slab which presently has a 10x16 storage shed built on it. Trouble is that it was built directly on the  ... read more »

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whats max dist of posts for 4x6 beam with double 2x4 plate on top

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Patio Cover Ledger Board Placement

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Hello-- First time posting. I need to install a patio cover however the eves of my roof are too low to give me the height  ... read more »

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Basement Remodel HELP

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My parents have been in need of a lot of help recently so I have chosen to move in with them and help them around the house.  ... read more »

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convert brick to metal chimney below roof line

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The roofers moved and broke the brick mortar joints below the roof line at least a couple feet. From the roof top the chimney  ... read more »

What is the vertical load limit for a 2 X 6 wall?

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Is there a support beam missing?

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I am looking to purchase our first home that was built in 1920. The house itself has been wonderfully maintained and remodeled.  ... read more »

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what shoul i pay to remove walls to open up a room

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i have drywall dust settleling on vanity in my bathroom after drywall sanding do

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I have drywall dust everyday on my vanity in my bathroom after having drywall sanding done 7 weeks ago. Where is it coming  ... read more »

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home addition without permits, selling home

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whats the proper footing sixe for 10 feet high load bearing block wall

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I would like to build a 64x30x10 retail building. Instead of using wood frame I would like to use cinder bllock construction.  ... read more »

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Do you have your scaffolding still?

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I would like to buy your scaffolding. David  ... read more »

12' x24' patio 2x6 rafters beams are (2) 2x8 bolted on both sides of 4x6 posts

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I am using 4 posts with 4x6 rafters are 2x6 every 16'' ' beam double 2x8 bolted to post one on each side is the beam  ... read more »

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What to do if a contract wasn't written because it was an insurance claim

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how short to cut floor joist ends beyond beam to mitigate effects of cupping?

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Should the joist cut be at the edge of the cross-beam? If overlap adjacent joist by how much? Cut the joists so that they  ... read more »

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