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  1. General Discussion
    Hello I am doing a new foundation on an old bungalow, with additions, that was poorly supported on beams and sono tube piles that have collapesed/rotten away. The floor of the main building/room had a single 2x10 rim which I have doubled up and I am ready to install the new 2x10 joists. The...
  2. Framing
    At some point in the history of this old house I'm working on the attic was converted into a bedroom supported only by 2x4 joists. The 2x4 joists will be replaced with 2x8 to provide much needed support. The owner does not want to lose an additional 4+ inches in the bedroom but would rather...
  3. Construction
    They other day I was in a 2 story house that had just been framed, I was downstairs in the kitchen with the general contractor going over the lighting layout. I pointed upward to the ceiling and said "there was plenty of room between the ceiling joists" to install large recessed cans... He...
  4. Decks & Fencing
    I'm working on a project with an existing deck which I'm adding a lower level. The existing deck has a triple 2x10 built up beam and I'd like to use joist hangers to connect the new joists 13" below the original level. Does anyone know of a special joist hanger, which is galvanized for use...
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