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View newkid's profile

need overhang

12-28-2015 12:35 PM by newkid

I have moved my shop into the patio. Enclosed the patio, but now the problem...

41 09-19-2017 09:23 PM
View gbarron1's profile

Treehouse / deck - right size posts and joists

03-29-2013 02:17 AM by gbarron1

I’m building a free standing treehouse out of mostly recycled lumber from a d...

1344 09-19-2017 08:58 PM
View handystanley's profile

Shed roof

01-17-2011 10:19 PM by handystanley

I am planning on building a firewood storage shed. When I build it I want th...

411 09-19-2017 09:58 AM
View DavesYard's profile

Help! Need an idea for broken window crank/casing...

07-29-2012 04:05 PM by DavesYard

Hey guys, I have a crank-style window that is broken and was wondering if ...

109 09-19-2017 08:39 AM
View Dan Lyke's profile

DIY Concrete slab finishing

03-31-2011 04:57 PM by Dan Lyke

I’m trying to finish up my plans for my workshop (been doing that for a...

71 09-19-2017 07:43 AM
View jcr41's profile

What's in my walls?

11-18-2016 05:27 AM by jcr41

Hey guys, new to this forum. I’m a student studying building constructi...

34 09-19-2017 06:55 AM
View Furnitude's profile

Converting shed to living space

07-09-2015 05:27 PM by Furnitude

This is the pole barn/shed in my backyard. For historical preservation an...

201 09-18-2017 02:55 PM
View RJA's profile

Outside Decking

04-13-2011 04:48 AM by RJA

I’m building a screen room on a pressure treated deck. It has wide roo...

16 09-18-2017 10:08 AM
View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Going to build a new garage/shop, a 14x18

11-01-2011 12:08 AM by Beginningwoodworker

I going to be going to be building 14×18 single car garage for my new wo...

21 09-18-2017 04:30 AM
View juicegoose's profile

Water meter box full of water. Anyone had this happen to them?

07-12-2011 04:47 PM by juicegoose

I’ve noticed that my water meter box is full of water. Down here in the...

35 09-18-2017 04:30 AM
View Truefire's profile

EZ Flow septic system drain pipes and Homeowner notification

10-30-2013 02:50 PM by Truefire

I understand that many of the newer septic system drainfields for residen...

39 09-18-2017 04:27 AM
View JMG's profile

Expert opinion wanted on 20'x14' deck

07-03-2009 11:59 PM by JMG

I am building a 20’x14’ deck on the back of a house. The deck wi...

39 09-18-2017 04:16 AM
View SteveKorz's profile

Shop Moisture Question

06-10-2010 06:46 PM by SteveKorz

Hey All!! About a week ago, I had a tree crash into my shop. It messed up...

54 09-17-2017 01:38 AM
View OnMyOwn's profile

Plane the joist or cut the lally column?

02-27-2012 01:22 AM by OnMyOwn

After ripping up carpeting to prep for a floating floor, a hump was discovere...

31 09-15-2017 03:58 PM
View BigBrownLog's profile

Close in a car port to make "MAN CAVE"

05-18-2012 05:22 PM by BigBrownLog

I want to close in a carport that I have. It’s 21’ x 33’ wi...

78 09-14-2017 02:38 AM
View carolinamanore's profile

Need a Good Electrician

10-04-2013 07:34 AM by carolinamanore

I am in the process of purchasing a home and it will require a full rewire, w...

160 09-14-2017 02:37 AM
View BrownsFan's profile

Water in well electric conduit

06-13-2013 04:12 AM by BrownsFan

I live in Indiana. We purchased a home last October.. it was built in 1995. ...

60 09-05-2017 11:21 AM
View Beginningwoodworker's profile

I am new here!

08-08-2009 05:05 PM by Beginningwoodworker

I am a member of LumberJocks, and I am a carpenter and cabinetmaker, finishin...

9 09-05-2017 05:52 AM
View WoodyWoodWrecker's profile

ICF vs Lumber House Construction

09-27-2010 04:23 AM by WoodyWoodWrecker

I’m going to be building a home within a couple of years and was lookin...

6 08-31-2017 10:43 AM
View darrenjttu's profile

Water well

01-04-2012 05:55 AM by darrenjttu

I just bought some land with a well on it. It has no power yet and I need to ...

5 08-31-2017 10:43 AM

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