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  1. Framing
    I'm building a house in Las Vegas and some of the framing wood, 10 or more pieces, are discolored. I'm going to try to attach pictures. Mostly brown, but some speckled black. Mostly on boards that aren't perfect and where the board is compromised. I asked the foreman, but he didn't really...
  2. Framing
    My contractor put 24" stud spacing on the vertical walls and on the soffits that frame in the HVAC with 2 x 4's, in our state it's to code. Should I have them come back and install 2x4s to make 16" on center? What about the soffit spacing on the ceiling? 16" or 24". I'm worried about sagging in...
  3. Windows, Siding and Doors
    I have a mobile home with a new construction window that the siding was cut back too far an now there is a gap. Any ideas you have to fill in the gap? My idea is to put Jchannel around the window, then 6" coil stock between Jchannel and siding, but then I'm not sure what to put on top to ensure...
  4. Carpentry
    Concrete contractor poured the stem walls for my garage with 2x4 embedded in them. As far as I can tell they aren't pressure treated. My framer tells me that these are there to nail the sill plate between wedge anchors. Can this be an issue from the concrete wicking moisture onto these 2x4 ...
  5. Construction
    Hey Guys, I’m new to the forum but figured this would be my best shot in resolving this issue. I have incredibly loud and consistent popping sounds coming from the attic throughout most of the house. After tons of research and other similar posts im convinced it’s the expanding and contracting...
  6. Concrete & Paving
    Cold weather is approaching. It will be a walkout basement with poured basement walls and a suspended garage floor. Question is: Can I do backfill, the suspended garage floor and framing/roof/windows and then pour the basement slab? An old thread mostly favoured the slab after framing, but...
  7. Framing
    Hey all. New here. Have a Levittown house built in the 50's. Getting the roof replaced soon and I am replacing the Fascia / Sub Fascia boards before they come out to do the roof. I am a new home owner, I'm handy, but don't know the in's and out's of what all goes on with framing and finishing...
  8. General Discussion
    I have removed an existing wall between my kitchen and garage. I need to do this because I am moving the stairs from the center of my house to the side to open up the kitchen. The wall sat on a cantilever floor joist that were around 4 feet long. The stairs are going where the cantilever...
  9. Framing
    So I currently have a bid with a fairly large retail client that is commercially zoned so all the framing will be steel. However there is a partition wall in the centre that is shaped like a giant "S." Traditionally I would do something like this with a double layered plywood base overlapping...
  10. Carpentry
    I’m helping my dad finish a workshop space in the basement of the house he’s building. most of the work is done and we are DIY’ing a few finishing details. The builders framed out this doorway to a utility space to be 91”T x 72”W, which (as near as I have been able to figure out) is maybe a...
  11. Construction
    Hello everybody, Our contractor tells us that he cannot install a double sliding door at this spot. To me, the framing looks like it is made for a double slider. Am I wrong?
  12. Roofing
    Hello, I'm hoping to complete a PV installation on our garage roof and a meter relocation is required. The current location (under a deck) is not to code and in the way of long-term plans. The preferred new location is on the side wall of our garage (2 x 6 stud wall framing). We are in the...
  13. Flooring
    Installing 3/4" solid hickory nailed down. 3/4" hump in subfloor which already has 1/2" ply underlayment over 5/8" subfloor. Exposed dry heated basement below, figured best bet was checking for crowned joist below. Low and behold it is a crowned joist which I would normally feel comfortable...
  14. Insulation
    Hey guys, I am looking to fully finish my basement. The existing concrete foundation walls have tar paper covering 2/3 of the vertical space on the walls. On top of that are 2x2 studs NAILED in to the foundation. There are insulation bats and vapour barrier on top of that, (again, 2/3 coverage)...
  15. Framing
    Homeowner with only minor framing experience here, working solo, so laugh now and get it out of your systems, then reply please. House was designed with a 4th bedroom option, and I want to put it in. It is being cut from the master bedroom space, and two existing walls are to be "reused". My...
  16. Remodeling
    Hello! We tore into a bathroom remodel today, planning to take out the subfloor and resheet it with advantech and put it back together. What we found was 2x6 floor joists, one completely shot and many probably spanned too far. The house is an older house that has been added on to and...
  17. 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.
  18. 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...
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