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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-12-2012, 06:55 AM
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Posted By designerdale
CallMeVilla Thanks for your thoughts. I had...

CallMeVilla
Thanks for your thoughts. I had actually previously reviewed the table you linked. And, like all of the other tables I'm finding online, none is actually addressing the question of a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-11-2012, 08:38 AM
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Posted By designerdale
Header question

I live in southern New Jersey, near Philadelphia. I plan to open up an exterior bearing wall to a new addition. The bearing wall supports the only the roof rafters, and not the ceiling joists (which...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-18-2012, 09:07 AM
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Posted By designerdale
callmevilla~After previous exterior renovation...

callmevilla~After previous exterior renovation projects had revealed water damage to the bottom of the house's sheathing, I wrapped the entire bottom edge of the sheathing (up about 6" high on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-18-2012, 08:57 AM
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Posted By designerdale
Since I had to dig down to put in footings and a...

Since I had to dig down to put in footings and a foundation across the old garage door's opening (there was neither), the new foundation blockwork that I built is actually what created the bottom of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-13-2012, 06:23 AM
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Posted By designerdale
Thanks BridgeMan. I'm leveling the floor by...

Thanks BridgeMan.
I'm leveling the floor by building a new wood subfloor system on top of the concrete. By doing so, I'm also able to put a vapor barrier and insulation under the finished floor. The...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-12-2012, 11:01 AM
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Posted By designerdale
I have an unusual situation (at least I think...

I have an unusual situation (at least I think it's unusual). I am enclosing/finishing an attached garage, and replacing the garage door with a window. I have an 11-foot-wide U-shaped concrete block...
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