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    Sill plate rotted on foundation?

    A couple things I see. On the outside, there appears to be concrete up to the house. Guessing it may have settled and now does not slope away from the house, causing water to stand against the wood, creating the damage. If you don’t fix that, it will happen again over time, so think your plan...
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    Hanging lift in garage ceiling with composite LP beams.

    Project is more-or-less completed. Lessons learned - supplied lag screws are junk. Snapped three heads off and kicked myself for not throwing them away in the first place. Topsy makes an upgraded metal gear for the lift (which I purchased and installed.) Racor lift comes with a hard plastic...
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    Hanging lift in garage ceiling with composite LP beams.

    Well, hell. After installing my first arm, started my second arm install in the 2x4. I predrilled the home with a 1/8” bit and used a Craftsman driver to screw in the hex head lag screw supplied by Racor. When I was almost done, the head of the supplied screw snapped off! F$$k! Started...
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    Hanging lift in garage ceiling with composite LP beams.

    There is a company called Topsy which makes a hook which will mount to the back hinge of the Jeep hardtop and provides a connection point. I got the kit which is made for the Racor for ease of use. It looks really neat. Just hope the beams hold the weight. The size of the wood on the bottom of...
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    Hanging lift in garage ceiling with composite LP beams.

    Sorry I wasn’t clear. The attic space above the garage has a floor down so I cannot get to the topside of the beams to provide additional support for the rack hanging underneath unless I cut up the floor (which I could do.) Since these composite beams only have a 2x2 at the bottom, didn’t know...
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    Hanging lift in garage ceiling with composite LP beams.

    Looking for help on hanging a Racor lift from my garage ceiling. It has the LP composite I-beams / engineered I-beams and I’m a little concerned with hanging weight from the screws tapped into the bottom. I’m looking to lift and store my Jeep hardtop up at the ceiling when not in use, so...
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    Question on metal carport

    Southern Indiana, so not really snow country. And correct, in the winter the Jeep hardtop would be on the Jeep. Thanks.
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    Question on metal carport

    The lift itself weighs 60lbs, and the Jeep hardtop weighs around 120lbs, so total weight supported would be 180lbs.
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    Question on metal carport

    Apologize in advance for the odd question, but I have a metal carport and wondering how much weight the ceiling can hold. Has anybody stored anything from the ceiling? I have a Jeep Wrangler and would like to install a lift for the hard top, which would be stored elevated when off the Jeep...
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    Support 2x4 in attic? Can I remove?

    Also looking to see if using ridge straps will allow the removal of one.
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    Support 2x4 in attic? Can I remove?

    This is what I’m looking to do, raise it up. Now that I know it’s called a collar tie, I’m finding all kinds of information. Thanks again.
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    Support 2x4 in attic? Can I remove?

    , Thank you for the information. Ok I found the attached. My question is can I install a 2x4 or a triangle 3/4” plywood brace at the top of roof frame to hold it together or do I need to keep the existing 2X4 brace where it is located.
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    Support 2x4 in attic? Can I remove?

    I’m in the process of expanding the above garage storage attic and have a question about a 2x4 which spans across the bottom of roof truss. I’m assuming it was put in as a temporary support while the roof was being put on, but not 100% sure. I’d like to remove it as it’s blocking access to...
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    Best way to treat garage door lintel?

    I don’t see any voids and no white chalky spots. Just noticing it is starting to rust and guessing I need to do something.
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    Best way to treat garage door lintel?

    I’ve noticed the steel plate above my garage door (think it’s called a lintel) which provides support for the bricks is starting to rust and slight bow down. What’s the best way to prep and treat this so it won’t get worse? Should this be caulked or do I leave it open so water can drain from...
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    Saniflo vs Liberty vs Standard toilet

    Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
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    Can you glue lay loose vinyl floor planks?

    Update. After more than a year with this product I’m extremely impressed. No real shrinkage and seems to be doing well. I had some left over for an install in the small kitchen in a seasonal cabin. There I actually used my nail gun to put very small nails in each corner to hold it in place...
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    Foundation concern? How to fix?

    I believe the issues is the right side of the cabin (looking at it from the front) was built on an existing slab of concrete intended for a parked camper. The left side is actually built on posts. The original builder didn’t put a solid foundation underneath the entire cabin which is a PITA...
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