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I have a 24 ft by 20 ft Garage, that has access to the space above. There are a few electrical wires but no ventilation ducts or anything in this space. The ceiling joists are 2x4 on 24" Centers. I'd like to use this space for light storage, nothing crazy, and I know I would need to further support the floor joists, but am unsure how to do so … read more
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I'd like to remove a gable end wall and want to ensure its
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My garage currently is a one story garage attached to a two
My garage currently is a one story garage attached to a two story house. I am going to convert my attic above my garage to living space. The trusses that are currently intalled does not allow that. Wh… read more
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I have a fink style trusses made from 2x4. With 6ft height
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I've got an attic space over my bedroom. The room is 15x17.
I've got an attic space over my bedroom. The room is 15x17. The ceiling is framed with 2x6 inch rafters than run across the 15ft span on 24 inch centers. I want to add a floor with storage space over … read more
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I want to add a pulley system to the roof of my garage that
I want to add a pulley system to the roof of my garage that will support a pick-up truck canopy. Total weight of canopy and pulley system will be 300lbs. Pulley system will be attached to roof at four… read more
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Sure, I have a detached garage in Shoreline, WA and I'm
sure, I have a detached garage in Shoreline, WA and I'm drawing up designs to convert it to an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). It's slab on grade and the roof is low pitch. The building dimensions are … read more
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I have a structural beam that has been cut. It has floor
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I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room.
I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room. The wall is load bearing. The joists are 2x4 16 inch oc and the attic is non storage non occupied. The attic does hold the HVAC ducts, el… read more
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I'm looking at possibly removing a load bearing wall in my
Hi. I'm looking at possibly removing a load bearing wall in my basement and want to know what size beam would be needed. Span would be 17 feet, 7 inches. I have 2x4 trusses, 19 inches on center.… read more
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My Garage is 20 6" wide and 23 long, according to our appraisal.
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Looking into removing 10.5 ft of load bearing wall from home
Looking into removing 10.5 ft of load bearing wall from home built in 1936. Structure is built with 2X4 on 24 inch centers with diagonal 1X12 sheathing. (box construction) Pier and beam base. The wall… read more
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My current attic is a truss system all using 2x4s. Is it possible
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Need a girder design to support 2x8 attic floor above
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I live in Colorado and have a floating slab in my garage.
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I have 2x4 ceiling joists on 24" centers. I wanted to reinforce
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I have a house that is now a two and a half story structure
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Replace 2X4 load bearing basement wall.Open span of 22.5 feet.
Replace 2X4 load bearing basement wall.Open span of 22.5 feet. house width is 26 feet. Beam will support upper floor and roof. Standard shingle roof. 84 lumber says four 1.75 X 14 inch versa-lam panel… read more
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