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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-06-2013, 01:16 PM
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Posted By Rickyd123
Thanks. I think I have what I needed.

Thanks. I think I have what I needed.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-06-2013, 12:14 PM
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Posted By Rickyd123
I don't think this house was balloon framed. I...

I don't think this house was balloon framed. I look at the exposed ceiling and wall in the basement and see a top plate on the foundation. It has floor joist on top of that then 1" by 12" boards on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-06-2013, 10:55 AM
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Posted By Rickyd123
I really like that window idea, but there is only...

I really like that window idea, but there is only one place that will work and has a window. That window is a standard double hung window. It's 28" wide and 53" long. It's about two thirds the size...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-06-2013, 10:42 AM
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Posted By Rickyd123
That window trick is really smart. As far as...

That window trick is really smart. As far as square and plum go, whoever built this house didn't know the meaning of the words or level. There isn't a square corner, plum wall or level floor in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-06-2013, 09:59 AM
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Posted By Rickyd123
I think your right about the building style, but...

I think your right about the building style, but I just assumed it was the case because that's how I built them in the past. It's a three story house. Basement, main floor, upstairs. 786 sq on main...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-06-2013, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Rickyd123
Hi I'm new to your site. I'm planning on adding an exterior door to my basement. I...

I have some questions. I used to frame houses and poured footings and foundations, so I'm comfortable building. Tearing a hole in the side of my basement scares me *%$#less. My biggest fear is that...
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