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Need assistance determining ridge beam type and size and rafters. Looking to rebuild a patio that was a hipped roof converting to a gable roof. 3.5/12 pitch. Beam will be tied into house. 27' wide by 16' 1" to sheathing. Will be tied into house (2x4). … read more
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In my family home I'd like to remove a lolly column in my
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I have a wall I would like to remove. I took out an office.
I took out an office . on the first floor I know the ceiling above is the master bedroom and bath. the floor joists span 17' and are attached with hangers to (3) 2x10 trusses. I want to open up the wall 20'..If Icould attach a picture you would better understand … read more
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My 2-storey house has a stairwell opening that is 3ft x 7ft
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A 3 ply -2 x 10 built up wood beam was cut at floor stair opening,
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