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Queen post truss

May 18, 2020, 11:33 pm

I have a large hip roof with Queen post roof trusses that span 30 ft to the outside walls of a bungalow that is 30 x 40 ft. There is one center wall in the house that I suspect is holding these truss... Read more »

What size beam needed to replace a14' support wall?

July 3, 2019, 2:25 am

I have removed support walls before, but this one has a different sort of roof structure. The roof spans the house about 40'. The support wall is dead in the middle and in line with the roof ridge ... Read more »

leadership study program on urban innovations

May 4, 2018, 6:44 am

This year’s Leaders Study Program on Urban Innovations is in Vancou ver and scheduled between August 27-30th August .The city’s extraordin ary success meant that the city’s name itself has... Read more »

Inside Allerton: The Essential Guide to Robert Allerton Park

July 16, 2017, 8:17 pm

Step inside the world of Robert Allerton Park in central Illinois and discover the rich history and surprising stories of the stately home, formal gardens, and woodland trails that make up this n... Read more »

Not sure what this could be...?

April 13, 2016, 1:29 am

I'm hoping someone can provide some answers on this. I'm actually a little creeped out by it... My husband bought a home years and years before I met him as an investment property. There have been va... Read more »

Patio Cover Question (Ledger Board Placement)

February 23, 2016, 5:35 pm

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 I require at the end (14 ft) of the patio cover. What are my options? I DO NOT... Read more »

How heavy a safe can I have upstairs?

August 12, 2015, 1:01 am

x-no-archive: yes I've been having a hard time trying to find an answer to this. I read something ( written by an engineer ) that said new homes are rated for 75 - 80 pounds per square foot in up... Read more »

Job Opportunity : Placemaking

December 12, 2014, 3:53 pm

Hello We are looking to add a Architect with an interest in placemaking , landsca pe and urbanism with minimum 1 year experience in urban design , developing construction drawings, site supervis... Read more »

Mudhif House

September 4, 2013, 1:56 am Apparently, they are entirely built out of reeds and nothing else. No windows. There may be reed houses of different styles to be found elsewhere a... Read more »

Should I replace casement windows with double hung

September 1, 2013, 2:45 am

The interior of my wood casement windows get wet when it rains. I am thinking of replacing them with double hung. I am afraid it will change the look of my 20 year old house or could effect efficie... Read more »

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Tearing Roof Off Single-Wide Mobile Home??

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Hi- Here is the situation. We have a single-wide mobile home that was built in the mid 80's approximatly 14*70. About 15 years ago we had a house built around the mobile home adding on another 14*... Read more »

Tacky neighbors

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concrete block fence footer.

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------------------------------------- I want to build a concrete block fence 6 to 8 feet high in FL. Does anyone have any idea how thick, and how deep the footer needs to be. I know there are many ... Read more »

What is a res bar?

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I work in an architectural practice and have heard the term 'res bar' mentioned quite a few times recently. I'm assuming it's related to sound and the dampening of, in a wall. Does anybody know w... Read more »

Wot That Capitalism!?

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Who was it that was interested in shipping container architecture?

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There are a number of models of them in Google SketchUp's 3D Warehouse. R Read more »

Building Code Height and Area Limitations

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Hello All, I have created a calculator that checks Building Height and Area in compliance with the Building Codes for buildings up to 6 stories, with up to 4 occupancy groups at each level. It also c... Read more »

neoprene foundation mat

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how thick should the neoprene foundation mat be for ordinary houses? the neoprene foundation mat is used to insulate the foundation slab from the ground as well as supporting the ground floor slab ... Read more »

How to locate floor outlets if usage is unknown?

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I am finishing up the electrical wiring phase of my project. The only thing left to do wiring wise are the tankless water heater and the floor outlets, and the floor outlets are driving me insane.... Read more »

House Hunters

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Occasionally I will watch the shows on HGTV. I just don't understand, why the prices seem so far out of reality...they redid an entire basement, extended a living room on the ground floor and made... Read more » is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.