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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-05-2010, 07:46 AM
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Posted By rlc2052
Open Web Floor Truss, Load Bearing Wall Question

My townhouse was built with Top Chord Bearing Open Web Floor Trusses. They are 15' long X 11.5 deep. They are spaced out 22" from one another. I want to take out a 2' wall to open my kitchen. The...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-27-2008, 06:31 AM
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Posted By rlc2052
I will take that as a yes. :(

I will take that as a yes. :(
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-22-2008, 10:39 AM
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Posted By rlc2052
Am I screwed? (Wood Floor Question)

I bought my house with 5/8" bamboo wood floors recently installed. They have started squeaking more and more lately. After pulling a few up to investigate, it seems like they were glued down to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-18-2007, 01:05 PM
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Views: 1,492
Posted By rlc2052
I am thinking about basement jacks.

I am thinking about basement jacks.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-18-2007, 07:40 AM
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Views: 1,492
Posted By rlc2052
There is actually a walk-in in the basement. I...

There is actually a walk-in in the basement. I also have a drop ceiling in the basement that only has about 5 inches of space in-between it and the joists. I can run support poles on the side of my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-17-2007, 11:28 AM
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Posted By rlc2052
Quarry tile damaged

I have a floor deflection problem that has caused a new quarry tile floor to come loose. :mad: It is in a wet environment so water is able to get under the tiles. I am repairing the deflection...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-17-2007, 11:24 AM
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Posted By rlc2052
Deflection Problem causing tile to come loose

I have a restaurant with a deflection problem on the first floor. The kitchen is 15 wide and is supported with 2x12 joists that are pocketed into cinder block walls. Over the past 3 months that the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-15-2007, 03:04 PM
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Views: 4,345
Posted By rlc2052
Thanks for all of the help. I wanted to put a...

Thanks for all of the help. I wanted to put a gym on my 3rd floor. I will do some more research, but I'm leaning on not doing it from 1 2X4 going into the supporting wall every 2 feet. I have read...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-12-2007, 07:31 PM
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Views: 4,345
Posted By rlc2052
Thanks Inspector D This seems like it will...

Thanks Inspector D
This seems like it will really affect the load bearing capacity of my floors though. Do you have any idea of what psf load these could take? I can only find load bearing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-12-2007, 05:36 PM
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Posted By rlc2052
No, it is about 15 years old. I bought it about...

No, it is about 15 years old. I bought it about 3 months ago.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-12-2007, 04:58 PM
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Posted By rlc2052
Thanks ToolGuy. Yeah they are all like this,...

Thanks ToolGuy.
Yeah they are all like this, and it is a 3 story townhouse. This is the only exposed part that is behind the fire place. The rest is behind sheet rock.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-12-2007, 01:14 PM
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Posted By rlc2052
Open Joist. Is this safe??

I was inspecting my house to see what kind of load bearing my floors could take. I have an open joist system that uses 11.75" joists with 24" in-between them. When building the house, the...
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