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  1. 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...
  2. Framing
    (Following is another section from my upcoming book on Green Framing. TKG) Building codes are a relatively new invention. The first widely-accepted building code in the U.S. was written in the early 1900s. Today’s building code, the International Building Code (IBC), has its roots in the...
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