Hi rweins, If you can send me a photo or photos of this chimney and its trouble spots I can get a better idea of what to tell you. ...
What you can do is to "sister" your new lengths of joists onto the side of the existing joist(s) on both sides, from the house to the new length. T...
Another important tip is to keep track of your jobs and how long they took, any complications, etc. Keep a record so at some time you can give jobs...
Hi Smiddy, Change the 12" to 17" for the rise for hips and valleys, that should the problem. Mark Hammond
If you do need the space then go with a beam. Your choices are built up, LVL, Parallam and steel. Some will require posts as Smiddy or are expensiv...
Hi Jason, It is normally between 32" and 36" but as you say it can be a personal choice depending on the position of other trim pieces or applian...
When "sistering" joists you should try and keep them identical, (except for the excess of holes), at both ends for strength. This may mean cutting ...
There is a great program called Chief Architect. It may be nore than is needed.
He's right mama, I also need more of a description of the beam and its function to help.....Mark Hammond
If you plan to re-do the top at all then strip the old laminate off first. It is easier to work this way then to try and go over the old.......
Hi Mr F, There is an attachment for a combo square called a circle center finder. It is very accurate and easy to use. Try Woodworker's Warehouse...
Hey Vinny, Let me know what model you have and I'll get back to you. There should be a lable that gives this info....
Hi Mike, You can also try a product called Homosote. It is a paper product and used in porch ceilings a lot. It has a rough texture, comes in 4x8...