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Posted in thread: Framing a garage ceiling on 10-01-2015 at 08:10 AM
I bought a house that appeared to have a garage with a vaulted ceiling with only 2 2x4 beams
spanning the 24 foot distance between the walls. Upon closer inspection the garage originally
had beams spa...
Posted in thread: Concrete basement wall question on 09-30-2015 at 09:08 PM
Our commercial building are steel studded inside too. I think part of the issue here is the
different wiring requirment for steel studs and they are afraid of what home owners do when no
one is lookin...
Posted in thread: Concrete basement wall question on 09-30-2015 at 08:57 PM
our code calls for the outside walls to be built and insulated, vapour bearer and drywall even
on unfinshed basements. I have never seen steel studs in a new home, don't know if we could get
Posted in thread: Concrete basement wall question on 09-30-2015 at 08:25 PM
We do insulate the wall so to keep the heat away from the concrete because water will wick to
the warm side. I like the foam in the video if the concrete is straight enough, it just
wouldn't work with...
Posted in thread: Concrete basement wall question on 09-30-2015 at 08:00 PM
I considered sheet rocking it but I do not know what the pipe is or what to do about the metal
loops sticking out along the top. Any advice is very much appreciated as we have lived here
over a year ...
Posted in thread: Garage Tilting on 09-30-2015 at 12:19 PM
Okay, so this is my plan for before winter.Put 10-36” rebar on the right side of the building
to keep the wall from moving further out. Then I will attach a come along to the upper left
wall and to th...
Posted in thread: Garage Tilting on 09-30-2015 at 11:24 AM
What about a comealong?The use of a come-along would need to anchored outside of the bottom of
the right wall, and I would employ more than a single device.The anchoring could be
accomplished by attac...
Posted in thread: Garage Tilting on 09-30-2015 at 10:03 AM
Should I use a poll jack (?) to jack the left side to get the garage of my awning and then
place the 2x4 and cleats then release the jack?Using a poll jack at the same angle as the
eventual braces wil...
Posted in thread: Garage Tilting on 09-29-2015 at 07:46 PM
So you have jammed your 2x4 lower on the appossing wall , what if you can't trust that wall to
not move, as we don't know how firm the foundation post is..That is why I said to join the two
Posted in thread: Understanding Vent Plumbing on 09-29-2015 at 06:21 PM
I spoke with our local building inspector and he recommended using 2" drain pipe from the p
trap on the tub to the vent . He said 2" can span 8'Another consideration is the
architecture.What are you u...