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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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I'm installing a 3' x 7' (h x w) and a 6' wide sliding door
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I have a 24' x 4' front porch on my home. The home is a
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I want to install covered porch swing and support 600lbs.
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Window Header Sizing Question: I'm wondering if I can get
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Answers always turn into more questions, right? I'm leaning
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1 1/2 story house. Wanting to remove knee wall to increase
1 1/2 story house. Wanting to remove knee wall to increase size of bedroom. The knee wall studs (2x4) are sitting (attached) to the floor joist (2x6) and the roof rafters (2x6) They (joist and rafters… read more
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Remodel of existing room, adding a cathedral ceiling. the
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I have a project where my clients would like to have an open
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I have a back porch where the opening is 14' and the roof length
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I have an outside wall that I am knocking out to gain access
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Another question regarding restoration of 1880 victorian
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