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We just bought a new home, with a basement, and the
We just bought a new home, with a basement, and the contractor put the composite Ibeam joists on 20 to 24" centers, and cut multiple large duct holes in them. ***When we walk on the main floor everyth… read more
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I'm trying to figure out how I can reinforce a 2x12 dimensional joist with a 4 inch hole drilled through it. I can only access one side of the joist. … read more
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I currently have on the second floor trusses 24o.c. I am
I currently have on the second floor trusses 24o.c. I am wanting to have a curbless shower and am needing to recess the subfloor so the subfloor between the trusses are are level with the top of the t… read more
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I am selling a house. The buyers inspector noticed a joist
Hello, I am selling a house. The buyers inspector noticed a joist that was cuutout for a plumbing pipe. Is there a way to address the issue? I have pictures.… read more
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The plumbers cut a floor joist with a hole saw and then cut
The plumbers cut a floor joist with a hole saw and then cut out 3/4 of the support between the top horizontal and the lower board, through the mdf. The cut out a round hole through the mdf to run a wa… read more
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Here is a little more detailed drawing of the structure.
Here is a little more detailed drawing of the structure. Number between beams are the distance between each beam, I didn't measure O.C. Most beams measure 2.25" wide, 11.25" tall, and most are 24' exc… read more
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Wondering about a second floor bath remodel that would
Wondering about a second floor bath remodel that would require adjustments to plumbing, would need specific guidance on the best way to route the plumbing for proper structural viability. … read more
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I am trying to figure out what type of reinforcing we need
Hi, I am trying to figure out what type of reinforcing we need to do, if any to cut out a 5ft hole in the basement to put some ductwork through. The hole would be next to a doorway that is already the… read more
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I have a quick question. I am looking at a house that has
Hi. I have a quick question. I am looking at a house that has previous termite damage. The floor joists underneath the entire house will need to be replaced. The house is on a crawl space with no base… read more
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I have a question about reinforcing a floor joist that was notched too deeply, … read more
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Another question on this. If I'm removing a wall and
Another question on this. If I'm removing a wall and supporting it with a W8X18 beam and each end of the beam will be supported by a 6X6 douglas fir no. 2 what sort of support should by under the 6X6 … read more
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I bought a 1906 victorian. The kitchen measures 12 feet by
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A three inch notch has been cut out of the top flange of a
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I have a floor joist that was cut at the bottom third so a
I have a floor joist that was cut at the bottom third so a plumbing pipe could pass through. Do I need to to reroute the pipe (which would be difficult since it is a group piping configuration for bot… read more
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So I have a floor that is made out of wopd ijoists. They all
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I have to cut 2 1/2 inch by 12 1/2 inch rectangular notch
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need to cut floor joist to reroute plumbing what do i hve to
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Other than the Metwood Company (they dont respond) is there
Other than the Metwood Company (they don't respond) is there another company that sells an i flange joist reinforcer (need to reinforce a joist that a contractor cut the top off to fit a pipe). Thanks… read more
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