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Following these simple guidelines when modifying joists, beams, and posts will prevent structural problems later on.
Strapping serves many purposes both for framers, as well as for many of the subs who follow.
The pros and cons of working with DAP SmartBond polyurethane subfloor adhesive, which goes on like foam sealant but collapses to a sticky gel.
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