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01-31-20, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Andy89

Ah I see. So like I drew it on the right side? I...

Ah I see. So like I drew it on the right side? I wasn't sure if that was the right way to do it or not because I wasn't sure if that would allow heat to get into the wall cavity. I've never had a...
01-31-20, 10:35 AM
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Posted By Andy89

So then it looks like you put the metal framing...

So then it looks like you put the metal framing flush with the firebrick and then attached the Durock to the framing and firebrick, correct? Would fire rated silicone also be appropriate between the...
01-30-20, 08:28 PM
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Posted By Andy89

Framing around a gas fireplace insert

Hello everyone,
I'm back with another question regarding a portion of my family room remodel. First, I apologize if this should be in the fireplaces forum. I figured it was more to do with...
12-22-19, 07:43 AM
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Posted By Andy89

Just seems like it would be easier to just use...

Just seems like it would be easier to just use cripple studs but maybe they weren't sure if it was load bearing so they put the header in instead.

Thanks again for your help, have a great holiday...
12-22-19, 07:37 AM
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Posted By Andy89

Thanks, that's what I thought. Is there a reason...

Thanks, that's what I thought. Is there a reason they would use a header above the doors for a non load bearing wall? Seems it would be more work than just putting in some cripple studs. Is that...
12-22-19, 07:22 AM
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Posted By Andy89

Last night that reply just said to check what is...

Last night that reply just said to check what is on top of the joist, but now I see you added more. That's why I didn't address everything in my reply.

Anyway, the joist is not spliced. All the...
12-21-19, 08:51 PM
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Views: 518
Posted By Andy89

There is a bedroom above it. The first cavity...

There is a bedroom above it. The first cavity between the joists has a vent, so I know exactly what the wall is under. The nearest parallel wall above it is about 34" away (toward the camera in...
12-21-19, 08:24 PM
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Views: 518
Posted By Andy89

Thank you for the fast reply. The top plate is...

Thank you for the fast reply. The top plate is not between the joists. The joist that is above the top plate isn't directly centered on the top plate (if that matters). The joist above it might...
12-21-19, 07:42 PM
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Views: 518
Posted By Andy89

Load bearing vs. Non load bearing

Hi Everyone,
I'm starting a remodel of my family room. I have a wall that spans 15 feet with French doors that divides the family room from the kitchen that I would like to remove. Prior to starting...
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Views: 11,526
Posted By Andy89

Thanks for the ideas, guys. I don't know why I...

Thanks for the ideas, guys. I don't know why I thought I needed a 15' board. I had measured all this a while ago (along with some other things I was doing) and for some reason I had that number in...
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Posted By Andy89

I can't find a 15' 1x8 red oak board, so that's...

I can't find a 15' 1x8 red oak board, so that's why I'm using two.

Any reason why I couldn't use two 1x6s so I can cover the seam with the shoe rail? I think I can find longer 1x6s than I can...
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Posted By Andy89

Here you go. This should be rotated 90 degrees...

Here you go. This should be rotated 90 degrees clockwise , but I'm using my phone right now. Would I be better off taking two 1x6s and ripping them the long way and covering the joint with the shoe...
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Posted By Andy89

Sorry, I meant 1x8, not 1x10. Not sure if it...

Sorry, I meant 1x8, not 1x10. Not sure if it makes any difference. Are you saying they will cup at the joint because they are not one piece? I am by no means a carpenter, so my tools for this work...
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Views: 11,526
Posted By Andy89

Got it all figured out, thought I would post some...

Got it all figured out, thought I would post some progress. Not perfect but looks pretty good for my first time doing any sort of stairs or railing. The balusters are just sitting in place at the...
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Posted By Andy89

No laughing here, I appreciate the drawing! ...

No laughing here, I appreciate the drawing! Makes more sense now. The string can be anywhere on the newel, correct? Not necessarily where the railing is going to connect? Because if I put it...
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Posted By Andy89

Sorry, I'm not sure I follow. Measure from the...

Sorry, I'm not sure I follow. Measure from the top of the nose of each tread to the ceiling? Or just one? And what do I do with that reference point?

Thanks again for your help, I appreciate it.
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Posted By Andy89

Makes sense. Does this work if the rail...

Makes sense. Does this work if the rail terminates into the ceiling? I have to match the angle of the 1x than the balusters attach to. Running the string to the ceiling and eyeballing it leaves...
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Posted By Andy89

Thanks. I agree, I think that would look best. ...

Thanks. I agree, I think that would look best.

I started on the railing side today. I got the newel post in place. How do I calculate the cuts for the railing? I had a couple extra 2x4s I...
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Posted By Andy89

Well I made a template and cut a new skirt board....

Well I made a template and cut a new skirt board. In the process of painting it now so that side of the stairs will be taken care of soon.

I replaced the bottom step and while I was at it,...
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Views: 11,526
Posted By Andy89

Thanks for the input guys. I may have used...

Thanks for the input guys.

I may have used the wrong terminology when I said skirtboard. It does not sit on top of the drywall. I guess it's a stringer... it supports the stairs and runs right...
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Views: 11,526
Posted By Andy89

Initially, my plan was to do two railings; one...

Initially, my plan was to do two railings; one terminating into the ceiling and then a short railing on the wall. While doing my research, I saw a lot of people saying it had to be continuous. I...
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Views: 11,526
Posted By Andy89

Need help with a stair railing

Hello everyone,
I'm nearly done with finishing my basement and adding a bathroom down there, and before I have the carpet installed, I want to finish up the stair area. I have an idea of what I...
01-30-13, 08:29 PM
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Views: 6,621
Posted By Andy89

Well I finally had some time this weekend to get...

Well I finally had some time this weekend to get this plumbing done. Now that the rest of the framing is in place, it's hard to get a good picture, but here are a few. I still need to install the...
12-04-12, 06:46 PM
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Views: 6,621
Posted By Andy89

Thanks, Mike! I'll let you know how it...

Thanks, Mike!

I'll let you know how it turns out. It'll probably be a while until I have everything installed (and longer for the whole basement).
12-04-12, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,621
Posted By Andy89

I'm slowly moving forward with all of this,...

I'm slowly moving forward with all of this, currently researching shower ideas (Kerdi vs. conventional mud pan with liner) but I will be running the supply lines soon and had a quick question. The...
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