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I also planned on using structured wiring in my...

I also planned on using structured wiring in my addition, but decided to run empty conduit instead and just run the appropriate cable for each location as needs change. When I built my two story...
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For inside corners, I prefere to cope instead of...

For inside corners, I prefere to cope instead of miter for all of the reasons already stated. I don't think that I can explain any better than the article on this website in the "How-To Info section....
08-31-06, 11:33 AM
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Just as a point of interest. Our health...

Just as a point of interest. Our health Department has gone so far as to state that if a room is big enough to be easily divided into two bedrooms then it will be considered two bedrooms for the...
08-31-06, 11:08 AM
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One purpose of a strongback is to keep the...

One purpose of a strongback is to keep the ceiling joists on the same plane. Some joists may crown more than others and that can cause problems with the sheetrock on the ceiling. Ussually this...
08-31-06, 10:07 AM
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Good ideas using this opportunity to run cable or...

Good ideas using this opportunity to run cable or ductwork before adding the firestops. If practical, I would add an empty conduit from the attic to the basement to run any unforseen wiring in the...
08-31-06, 09:55 AM
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I prefere to use a double 2x header placed at the...

I prefere to use a double 2x header placed at the outside of the wall against the sheathing and insulate the inside space with the appropiate size insulation when the time comes to insulate. The...
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Handigrguy, Two beams is fine. The third beam...

Handigrguy,
Two beams is fine. The third beam midspan would reduce the size needed for joists. For an 8ft span (your span will be less if you set back the beams from the edge of the deck) with the...
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Joe, If the cabinets are not fastened to or...

Joe,
If the cabinets are not fastened to or through the laminate floor(as you stated that you don't plan to) there won't be enough resistance to buckle the flooring.
Also, the square footage...
01-11-06, 05:27 AM
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Posted By Robot

All good advice. One other tip that may help is...

All good advice. One other tip that may help is to make the cut from the back of the door so any imperfections splinters will not be on the front of the door.
01-02-06, 01:00 PM
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One more thing to think about if you decide to...

One more thing to think about if you decide to sheetrock the opening in stead of installing a doorjamb. Many (maybe all) pivot shoes fasten to the inside of the opening. If this is the case, the...
01-02-06, 06:58 AM
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I agree with all that Timberland said. 2x12's,...

I agree with all that Timberland said. 2x12's, 16" oc is appropriate, but the inspector said 12" oc so you will need his OK. By the way, 20 ft is the max span for 2x12's so it cant hurt to exceed...
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There is a specific amount of square inches of...

There is a specific amount of square inches of ventilation per square foot of attic space and I can't recall what it is right now, but it is almost always less than the amount of ventilation acheived...
12-23-05, 09:30 AM
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Just don't forget to think about how it will look...

Just don't forget to think about how it will look from the outside.
How would the roofline meet the sunroom and the house?
Should the sunroom roof be removed for, or covered with, the new roof or...
12-23-05, 09:08 AM
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Posted By Robot

Just a quick disclaimer: Structural issues are...

Just a quick disclaimer: Structural issues are subject to local codes and/or engineer's approval. That being said, here are my thoughts.
For spans up to 8ft, 2x6's 16" oc are appropriate. Up to 12ft...
09-30-05, 10:12 AM
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As stated, leave one top plate it tact. Unless...

As stated, leave one top plate it tact. Unless you already purchased the LVL, I would use a double 2x6. Since 2x6's are only 5.5" you would save another 1 3/4'. Unless there are other structural...
09-14-05, 09:49 AM
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Cut in the direction that causes the natural pull...

Cut in the direction that causes the natural pull of the tool drift towards the box so that you don't start to wander away from the box (especially at the corners). The technique does take some...
09-14-05, 09:26 AM
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Generally speeaking the stud spacing is 16"oc,...

Generally speeaking the stud spacing is 16"oc, but the first two studs should measure 15-1/4" oc so that the distance from the outside of the first stud and the center of the rest of the studs will...
07-27-05, 06:57 AM
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If possible, hold the builder accountable as...

If possible, hold the builder accountable as "wagonman" said.
If the subfloor is not rotted but just under engineered, you may be able to add a layer of more substantial material on top of the...
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