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I have a 24' x 24' over garage area that I want to put a ceiling/attic floor over. I would like to put a tripled 2x8 (equivalent of a 6x8) beam across the center, and 2x8 16" OC from that beam to the … read more
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I have a house that I acquired with a ceiling that was
I have a house that I acquired with a ceiling that was opened up. The joists in the ceiling are saggiing. I need a couple of solutions given the dimensions and pictures I can provide. 16x16 room. 2x6 … read more
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We are taking out a wall between dining and living room in a
we are taking out a wall between dining and living room in a two story with 2x10 floor joist on 16" center is a triple 2X12 header sufficient to span a 8' opening with 2 2x6 jack studs?… read more
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I would like to open up a doorway between kitchen and living
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We had a house built with 14” high i joists 19.2 off center
Hi! We had a house built with 14” high i joists 19.2 off center and spanning 17' in open kitchen. Kitchen island is in middle of floor and heavy and it's 2x6'. Unfortunately, they located this heavy i… read more
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We had a house built with 14” high i joists 19.2 off center
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I have a garage in the house we bought that is 22' x 22'
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I am planning to add an extension to our kitchen island and
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I have a single story home with a wall down the center
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I have a family room in the basement with 2X8 floor joists
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We are opening up a pass thru 7' long by 4' high. Looking at
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I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room.
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Background: In my 1954 California home, I am seeking to install
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I have a house that I am renovating. We cut a hole in the
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What size LVL do I need to span a 12' opening on an interior
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