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Yes the deck location is a little unfortunate,...

Yes the deck location is a little unfortunate, and I am not aware of any way to shore that area temporarily maybe one of the other guys will chime in that have actually done this. But really since...
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Is this wall buckling under soil pressure, making...

Is this wall buckling under soil pressure, making it not square with the house? If so, pouring concrete over it will not fix it.
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This code seems to be coming from the line of...

This code seems to be coming from the line of influence of a loaded footing on the soil below. The house foundation is designed one way. When you add a deck, or whatever, you are potentially adding...
05-14-09, 07:08 AM
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I guess I don't understand your question. The...

I guess I don't understand your question. The shower is 28x28. Won't all of the existing joists (should be 2, maybe 1 depending on spacing) that are under in the area in question for the step down,...
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concrete piles that go through the bad soil to...

concrete piles that go through the bad soil to good bearing capacity soil?
05-13-09, 11:00 AM
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I would probably sister another joist to the one...

I would probably sister another joist to the one (or two) joists you intend to hang the new ones from first. For this, use thru-bolts at 12" c/c staggered. Then simply hang your new joists (2x8's,...
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Just to reiterate, I agree you will need to be in...

Just to reiterate, I agree you will need to be in the good graces of your building code people. Here are a few more things they may tell you: living space above a garage will require extra fire...
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My first question is whether this tank sits on...

My first question is whether this tank sits on legs or if it distributes the load via a flat surface. If it has, say 4 legs, then you are wasting most of the concrete in between them with a slab. ...
04-10-09, 08:13 AM
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Also, hanging 3000# from existing roof structure...

Also, hanging 3000# from existing roof structure will certainly require an professional consultation. In my opinion, that is your biggest consideration.
04-10-09, 08:09 AM
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1500# for a 10' span is excessive for 2x8's even...

1500# for a 10' span is excessive for 2x8's even considering the loading locations. If you are set on using lumber instead of steel, why not up it to 2x12's for a few extra bucks? Having said...
11-20-08, 02:05 PM
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first get some 2 1/2"x10 nails and 2x8 lumber. ...

first get some 2 1/2"x10 nails and 2x8 lumber. screw 2 pieces of 2x together and mount vertically in between to i joists on the webs. place a screw every 1 1/2" or so on each block. mount the same...
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and lets clarify that you cant just get...

and lets clarify that you cant just get pre-stamped drawings a print a copy of them. it has to be a "live" stamp and signature which is usually accompanied by an embossing.
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the code georgia uses is called the international...

the code georgia uses is called the international residential code and below is a link to the admendments they've made to this code. however i couldn't find a link to a free version of the code...
11-16-08, 05:54 PM
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most, if not all engineered lumber manufacturers...

most, if not all engineered lumber manufacturers stop at 18" depth so my software won't do a 24" deep calculation. but a 3.5"x18" LVL will make up to 28' within your situation if that helps at all. ...
11-12-08, 07:08 AM
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yeah it does appear to be taking some weight off...

yeah it does appear to be taking some weight off the rafters for whatever reason. maybe they started sagging, who knows. but it doesnt appear to be a whole lot. looks like you could pretty readily...
11-08-08, 05:03 PM
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the only convention i see people using as far as...

the only convention i see people using as far as plywood and beams go is sandwiching a 1/2" layer between two 2x's to form a beam that is 3.5" wide like a standard stud wall. it stiffens the beam a...
11-06-08, 09:36 AM
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first, (2) 2X12's stacked, sandwiched between...

first, (2) 2X12's stacked, sandwiched between plywood to form a 3x24 is rather ridiculous. in fact, standard lumber won't make this span at all, and will not pass inspection. so i ran the numbers...
10-30-08, 07:09 AM
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i wouldn't concernt yourself with that. there...

i wouldn't concernt yourself with that. there isn't a seperate set of standards just because you have steel instead of wood. and if your house is relatively new you can have at least some degree of...
10-30-08, 06:41 AM
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unless you get ahold of a code book or talk to...

unless you get ahold of a code book or talk to your building guys, we can't really tell you if it is permitted to use wood or steel. it depends on a lot of things. I.E. the construction and use...
10-29-08, 06:23 AM
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is there an existing subfloor and how is it...

is there an existing subfloor and how is it constructed?
10-29-08, 06:19 AM
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here in cincy, they have a code admendment that...

here in cincy, they have a code admendment that requires us to put a double layer of drywall on the underside of the stairs to meet some sort of a fire requirement. don't ask me to explain that one...
10-28-08, 09:01 AM
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without flipping through code books, i'm...

without flipping through code books, i'm relatively sure that you can frame a 2x4 wall 12' in height. The only problem you might run into would be if the new space is of different use classification...
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well, you're correct about one thing, except in...

well, you're correct about one thing, except in this case there is more than one right way, as always. i said this before, there are different weights of lath or expanded metal. its cheaper, and...
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These things, including your picture, are all...

These things, including your picture, are all examples of metal lath. how are they different? its metal, it comes in different patterns and weights/guages. although its is most commonly associated...
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hello, sounds like your best bet will be blown...

hello, sounds like your best bet will be blown insulation. i dont know much about the "lick-n-stick" brick so no comment.



nope, you don't need vents unless you have an enclosed attic....
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