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  1. Carpentry
    Hi y’all, I have regular staircase down an exterior wall with white wall wrap insulation that if I use regular 2x4 studs I’ll be cutting into my stairs quite a bit. What is the best way to frame this? I’ll add that the rest of the basement is currently framed with regular 2x4 studs.
  2. Framing
    Hi everyone. Newb to the forum here. We are doing a 20’x25’ addition to a home, with a full basement underneath and a partial second story above. The plans call for a 25-foot 5”x14” glulam beam to span under the second floor exterior wall, about 14’ into the first floor room, with 2x10 floor...
  3. Carpentry
    I'm reading "Black + Decker Complete Guide to Sheds" 2017. Page 133. Salt Box Storage Shed. The foundation is exactly 8' wide and around 12’ long. Seven 4x4x8 pressure-treated joists, spaced at 24" and attached to two 2x4x12 pressure-treated rim joists. All joists lie directly on top of gravel...
  4. Framing
    Hi everyone, Not sure if this is the right forum for this kind of post (if not, please feel free to delete), but I was hoping to get some thoughts on a framing issue that I'm dealing with. Background: I own a property in the Pacific Northwest (where it rains a lot), and the original builder...
  5. Framing
    I've been working on a very old house for awhile now, at some points I've resorted to using wood shims for load bearing walls. I try not to, but sometimes it really speeds things up. My question is: Is it safe to use them? Most of time I use them is when I am working around the original post and...
  6. Framing
    I peaked up in my attic just to see what was up there. My ladder didn't reach all the way so I couldn't get a good look. I saw this loose piece of wood (sorry, don't know the technical term) in my attic. I've had some settlement cracks in my master bedroom ceiling. Should I be concerned?
  7. Framing
    Hello, I had some questions regarding some work I am doing to a house. It is a 2 story house that was originally constructed in the mid 1800s. I’ve been working on this for quite sometime around my work schedule, etc. Most work I have been doing has been going fine, but I have 1 concern. The...
  8. Construction
    Hi Everyone, Wanted to get some community insights into my current project. I’m building a cedar outdoor pavilion on our patio and since span tables are scant on Cedar I wanted to double checked my specs with you fine folks. Here’s the details: 18’x18’ (full length and width not oc) 4 posts...
  9. Framing
    I have a unique situation and I can’t seem to find anything on the internet after scrounging for a while. I’m getting ready to frame some more walls in my basement, and I want to intersect two walls at a 45 degree angle, but the catch is one wall will be composed of 2x4s and the other will be...
  10. Framing
    Hey all. So I'm going to frame in two walls of my garage and I had a question about the bottom plate. Since it's on a slab I know I have to use PT wood, but should that be the bottom plate, or should I tapcon some down and go from there? My inclination is to just build the walls with PT bottom...
  11. General Discussion
    I am trying to find out how I should connect my header to the post that it sits on. The Simpson Strong-Tie book calls for a strap with 7 nails above and 7 nails below the header. However, the header does not have a stud above it, just below. If I nail 8 nails into the header and some below the...
  12. Tools & Equipment
    Does anyone know what the big difference between the Metabo HPT NR90ADS1 and NR83AA5 is? They seem very similar with the only differences I can see are the NR90ADS1 is lighter and can take nails up to 3 1/2” but the NR83AA5 is almost double the price.
  13. Framing
    At Lowe's they have two kinds of pressure treated wood, above ground and ground contact. Which should be used for the bottom plate of a basement stud wall below grade resting on a concrete slab? Should the rest of the wall be pressure treated if it is in contact with a block wall behind it and...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hello, have been lurking around this treasure trove of information for a few months now. I am impressed with the effort and activity on the site. We are a licensed and insured Framing Contractor in Southern California. I have been a rough carpenter/framing for 30 years now. Started out...
  15. Framing
    Hi, I have recently been asked for an estimate to frame a 900 SqFt bungalow addition, from placing the LVL beams right up to installing the roof trusses. I do mostly remodeling work, I have framed plenty of interior walls, basements, new partition walls etc... But this would be my first large...
  16. Framing
    I've decided to use double #15 felt under my stucco and still want to use the Flexwrap for the window flashing. Does anyone know if the Flexwrap will adhere to the felt? I'm hearing, mostly, that it will not. I really am stumped on this one. Any ideas?:eek:
  17. Framing
    I am a Sac State student and am working on a project that deals with developing a pre-plan for exterior light wood framing wall. The 1 story 13' high wall has a 5' parapet and an 3' extra bottom frame layer on the corners of the building. I was wondering if any of ya'll would give a better idea...
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