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I have a single story house, 3 -2 x10 fir laminated across a
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I have a 1 & 1/2 story frame hose with basement beam,
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I am putting a 4'L x 2'D x 27"tall aquarium in my living room. It is a
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Hi, Im a homeowner working to finish my basement. I have
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We have a basement apartment in Toronto Ontario Canada.
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