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07-11-13, 10:47 PM
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Posted By sarah312

Thanks, Chandler! You've been a real help! We...

Thanks, Chandler! You've been a real help! We were planning on renting a drywall lift (totally worth the small rental fee), but do you think my husband will be okay doing it himself? Or should we get...
07-11-13, 10:42 PM
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Posted By sarah312

Thanks so much for the advice, and especially the...

Thanks so much for the advice, and especially the tips about alternatives to LVL! We aren't technically converting the garage, as we are leaving in the garage door. I will check about installing...
07-09-13, 10:49 PM
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Posted By sarah312

So if we taper the last few inches of the LVL to...

So if we taper the last few inches of the LVL to a minimum depth of at least 4 1/2" we should be okay? I will take another look at where the roof meets with the wall.

How would we secure the new...
07-09-13, 02:36 PM
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Posted By sarah312

The span parallel to the joists is 18 feet. There...

The span parallel to the joists is 18 feet. There are three total trusses, with 4 feet in between each. The span perpendicular to the trusses is 15 feet.

I couldn't get an exact measurement, but...
07-08-13, 10:33 PM
07-08-13, 10:20 PM
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Posted By sarah312

It is 5/8" fire-rated sheetrock. And thanks for...

It is 5/8" fire-rated sheetrock. And thanks for the tip about not attaching the drywall to the existing joists. So we'll just add a bunch of joists, then. How far apart should we space them?
07-08-13, 10:15 PM
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Posted By sarah312

So we would have to remove the brackets (and that...

So we would have to remove the brackets (and that is something that is safely done, if we just unplug the garage door motor?), and we would be able to add additional joists? Would 2X4 lumber work?
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07-08-13, 10:07 PM
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Posted By sarah312

Thanks for the info. I would LOVE to fully...

Thanks for the info. I would LOVE to fully convert the garage and remove the door! However, this is just temporary. My husband doesn't want to eliminate the garage all together because of resale...
07-08-13, 05:37 PM
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Posted By sarah312

Finishing garage: need to install ceiling around existing garage door

We want to finish our garage (drywall, insulation, and carpet tiles) so we can use it as overflow living space but still have it able to function as a garage when we want to move. Currently, there is...
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