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    Ron Van replied to the thread Counter Beam Sizing.
    Our asbestos test came back negative on both attic insulation and the popcorn ceiling so I starting demo'ing the wall yesterday. I have...
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    Home depot has a ton of them. Try searching for 1/2" Pex to 1/2"NPT instead of .5" I can't wait to get rid of my 3 hole shower faucets...
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    Ron Van replied to the thread Counter Beam Sizing.
    I do have a question though.... These hanging joists in this photo Actually look like this... I "think" this was done because the...
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    Ron Van replied to the thread Counter Beam Sizing.
    I decided to buy two LVL beams today after considering a GluLam beam. It seems the LVL is what is used around here and the building...
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    Boy, that is one ugly shower. You shoulda tore that out a long time ago. Anyway, a single handle, either pressure regulated or...
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    Ron Van replied to the thread Counter Beam Sizing.
    What kind of info would I get from these documents? More than what I can actually see was done? The weird thing is I know for a fact...
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    Ron Van replied to the thread Counter Beam Sizing.
    I agree. It seems to me that the rafter force on the end walls is a bigger issue than my Wall Removal Project. Are you suggesting a...
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    Ron Van replied to the thread Counter Beam Sizing.
    This house is old and funky (like me). It was build in several stages over 51 years of time. There are (besides numerous additions), a...
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    Ron Van replied to the thread Counter Beam Sizing.
    Bud, You are correct. I used the word truss when indeed this is a rafter system built onsite that looks somewhat like a truss system in...
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    Hello. I’m planning on removing a section of a load bearing wall in our house (we moved into this house about a year ago). Trying to...
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    Ron Van replied to the thread Composite I-beam question.
    I'm not a structural engineer, but for such a short span, it seems like nealtw's idea in post #17 would work.
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    Ron Van reacted to nealtw's post in the thread Composite I-beam question with Like Like.
    Right at the top of the web but a 2x6 on both side of the web. Over the wall put blocks to support the 2x6s and cut the center out.
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    Ron Van replied to the thread Let's Talk Backup Power!.
    But no, the Generac 22kw is not an inverter.
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    Ron Van replied to the thread Let's Talk Backup Power!.
    Generac reports True Power™ Technology delivers best-in-class power quality with less than 5 percent total harmonic distortion for...
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    Ron Van replied to the thread Let's Talk Backup Power!.
    IMHO The best, by far, system is either a whole house generator or a portable gen that interfaces into your circuit breaker panel...
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