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    Re: Moving a house, need extra floor joist

    Well I had an engineer buddy out to take a look at the floor joists. Turns out the joist framing is not true 2x6 as previously thought, it was the same dimensions as today's framing lumber. Anyone...
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    Re: Moving a house, need extra floor joist

    I want a span of at least 14ft. The full dimension 2x6 will only span around 8ft. There is a bit of sag here and there but the there is no rot or termite damage. I want it structurally sound and no...
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    Moving a house, need extra floor joist

    Don't know if this is the right place to post, but I'll start here...So I'm planning on moving a 100+ year old house. The floor joists are all in real good condition but are only full dimension...
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    Re: Staining wood trim for a 1910 craftsman?

    I don't know if there is a general rule or not, I'm no expert on it either. But I'd say if you plan on refinishing the floor later, you can match the the stain accordingly. Keep in mind the trim and...
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    termites in the floor joists

    Upon investigating a spongy carpeted floor in an old house, I ventured into the basement and discovered that a support beam (9" wooden post standing in the dirt...) that was holding up a 3-sister...
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    Re: Trim reinstallation

    I assume that furring out the dry wall, you would determine the thickness that the jam stick out past 1/2" or 5/8" and cut furring strips to be glued/nailed to the 2x wall studs?
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    Trim reinstallation

    A few years ago I did a DIY resto on my 1914 Farm Victorian. I took out the lathe and plaster and replaced with 1/2 or 5/8 (can't remember)sheet rock. When I put the original trim back up, I had a...
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    Shimmed floor joists...

    I have the opportunity to acquire an old 3000 sq/ft 2 story farm house and move it to a new location with a new crawl space foundation. Anyways, when checking out the structure in the basement, I...
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