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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

    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?

    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’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

    Long time no post, but have a plumbing question for the group and need some advice. I have a small storage area behind my basement bar and looking to install a 1/2 bath. The plumbing stack for the house is there and it exits out of the house beneath the concrete floor. It’s located about five...
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    Foundation concern? How to fix?

    I recently purchased a camp cabin which is starting to show an in line crack, top to bottom. I’m concerned this is a structural issue since the cracks are in line and you can see it underneath the window as well. Looking at the photo, the left side was built on an existing concrete slab and...
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    Is there a minimum temp for mortar repair?

    I have some cracks in my existing mortar and I have received a quote to repair them. Question on temperature. I’m in Southern Indiana where the daytime high is mid 40’s and lows at night in the 20’s right now. I thought the temp had to be above 40 to do mortar work, but the guy who provided...
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    Question on brick mortar cracks.

    I have a house which was built in the early 90’s and some of the mortar joints are starting to crack. I’m wondering if I need to get this professionally repaired, can patch myself using Masonary caulk or if I need to do anything at all. I’ve attached a few photos. I have had one estimate for...
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    How to fix wood flooring in cabin

    Recently purchased a camp cabin which has some unique flooring and a situation I need to address. Apparently instead of using real tongue and groove flooring, the previous owner put down 1x10" and just laid them side-by-side. They were stained so they look nice. This issue is they went for...
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    Best cheap option for ceiling in cabin?

    I have an older season cabin which currently has drywall ceilings. This cabin is not heated in the winter, so the drywall seams have cracked. In addition, it is older drywall and is brittle in some spots. (Found this when I went to patch a hole from an ambitious squirrel.) Looking for the...
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    Can I use both side terminals & back connections in outlet?

    I have a location in my basement where I need to add an outlet. There is an outlet nearby which is in the middle of a circuit, so the top and bottom terminals are already in use. My question. Since I'm using 14 gauge wire for the new outlet, can I tap this new wire into the back of the...
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    Basement Repair Question.

    Greetings guys. I'm looking at getting back into the house flip or rental game and ran across an interesting option. It's a larger house with four bedrooms and an unfinished block basement. It needs a lot of work, but the price is right. Apparently at some point in its life, I'm guessing...
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    Best way to remove subfloor in cabin

    This may seem like a stupid question, but I have a camp cabin and I'd like to take up the subfloor to look at some joists. We are getting new carpet for it in two weeks, so want to pull up the subfloor to deal with some things underneath. I'm thinking of setting the depth of a circular saw and...
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    Wire for 30amp circuit / trailer connection.

    I have added many circuits to my camp in the past and feel very comfortable running wires and adding circuits, but seeking some advice. We have added a camper next to our cabin to act as a guest house for busy weekends. (It was cheaper than adding on a room.) It takes a 30 amp circuit and I...
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    Preparing floor before placing lay flat vinyl planks?

    We had a contractor add a sunroom on the back of our house and we said we would install the finished flooring. We have a bunch of lay flat vinyl floor planks and I'm wondering what we need to do to prepare the subfloor for installation. It is the standard interlocking 3/4" subfloor, nothing...
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    Can you glue lay loose vinyl floor planks?

    Long story short, I was given quite a bit of lay loose vinyl floor planks and was planning on installing in an old lake cabin which currently has carpeting. My issue is the floor of the cabin isn't level and does have a little flex. With this in mind, do I need to reinforce the flooring before...
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    Need to raise metal carport two feet.

    I have a metal 12' wide by 26' deep metal carport I need to raise 2' to fit a travel trailer. The carport currently has a rail on the bottom on both sides, six support legs each side, with four or five pins driven into the ground to hold it. My question - what's the best way to raise it 2...
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    Best urinal for home use?

    So I've been considering making a small storage area in my basement a 1/4 bathroom with a urinal and sink for some time and I've about got myself talked into it. The space is currently unfinished with the master directly above. The main stack for the house is right next to this space and it...
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    High Humidity in House?

    Apologies if this isn't in the correct section, but I could not find a HVAC section. This is the second summer we have been in our farm house and this year we have gotten a lot of rain compared to last year. I have also noticed the humidity level in the house is very high - over 60-65% - and...
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    Best way to fix rotten garage trim at ground?

    The trim around my garage door is rotted and I'd like to fix it. I have seen various products where you can chip out the old rot and patch it (like Elmer's path kit) but those reviews are mixed and have read reviews that the patch doesn't last. Looking to repair with a long term fix / solution...
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