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    Re: Power panel

    No. I think some folks just enjoy reading between the lines of the code.

    Does Ca. require a main disconnect outside at the meter? Here and I think a lot of places, the main is in the panel.
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    Re: Power panel

    No basements in this part of the country. Try to locate them in the garage when possible.

    If not possible they wind up in the living area somewhere and the owner sticks a big picture over them....
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    Re: Truss Trivia

    When I was in Aspen, Co. last summer, I did see 2x6 LVL's studs, plates, headers,blocking etc. being used in a building. It was really pretty. All very straight and plumb.

    Looking at some of the...
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    Re: Truss Trivia

    Was the truss constructed using typical/standard metal plates? If so, did you notice how the difference in the thickness of the two materials was handled.
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    Power panel

    I know about the clearances required regarding access to the power panel. I have concealed them many times in a 4"x32"x80" recess with a 32" swing door with no problem.

    What about this. The panel...
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    Truss Trivia

    Has anyone seen or heard of trusses being built using LVL / engineered lumber? It seems that all of it's properties are better than standard lumber.

    I can understand the cost factor, but was...
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    Re: wood kitchen counter

    My concern is that the home owner won't properly do maintenance and ends up with a split counter top.
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    Re: wood kitchen counter

    I assume you are talking about sealing/protecting the end grain of the wood that is exposed when installing an under counter sink in a wood counter top.
    I have often wondered about the same thing...
  9. Re: Painting composite decking?

    I always thought that one of the reasons for using composite decking was that it required less maintenance. Once you paint it, you will forever be painting it. And what happens when you pressure...
  10. Re: help building portico/ waterproofing

    As I replied to your "Rough Framing" post, rethink this. Just because a bikini looks great on one lady does not mean that it will look good on some another lady.

    Your not doing your client a...
  11. Re: Need help framing portico

    You may want to rethink the forcing of the classic style portico that you have pictured here on this non classic style house. The
    entablature(cornice,frieze,architrave) and Ionic columns are a bit...
  12. Re: replacing a wall with heart pine beam

    In all due respect, and your admitted lack of experience in this type of work, you really need to get an engineer or at least someone with more experience to look at this.

    The information you have...
  13. Re: Doubling rafter around skylight opening

    Your right in both cases. Have you had the opportunity to discuss it with him. He maybe smarter than you think. :) A good nailing pattern and a 1/2 dia. bolt at each end might impress him.

    An...
  14. Re: Deck framed with clear heart cedar?...really?

    How long has this Archy been out of school. How high is the deck off the ground. I hope that it is high enough to be viewed and appreciated. Was the hardware specified as gold plated. Has your trim...
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    Re: spliced floor joists

    Doable yes. Practical, not so much in residential construction.

    Without pulling out the books, this works on the principle of continuous spans. At some point from the interior support, there is a...
  16. Re: Beam to column connection

    OK. You all are right. Anchoring bolt in wood with epoxy is not a good idea. Back to the drawing board. Literally. Thanks for all your good advice.BS
  17. Re: Beam to column connection

    James. I'm not sure I understand exactly what and how the wedges would work.
    I'm in wind zone 1 so not a major factor, it's just the unknown resistance of what I was doing.
    According to my "Timber...
  18. Re: Beam to column connection

    This is a fairly major attachment to the existing house and will require maintaining the architecture. Exposed metal hardware etc. would not be desirable. True, it could be concealed with trim etc....
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    The bolting/lagging to the top of the column is the problem that I am concerned about. The withdrawal force parallel to the grain is less than perpendicular to the grain.
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    James, I hear what your saying, but on the other hand I don't want to hear what your saying. We use similar construction all of the time when we pretty much hold a house together with nails driven...
  21. Beam to column connection

    Building a covered patio. Problem: Connecting beams to top of columns. Some columns have corner beam, some have T beams and one is a cross beam. Hope that make sense.

    6x6 Wood columns. Beams are...
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    Re: Joist span table for LVL?

    Kiven. I looking at a spec. sheet from ("LP Engineered Wood Products"---Gang-Lam LVL 2650Fb-1.9E Technical Guide.) that includes floor joist, roof rafters and header span tables.

    LP is Louisiana...
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    Re: Hot Tub

    From/To. Slaughter Construction Co.

    Have I ask a stupid question or is it unanswerable? I'm designing an outdoor living area and need to know what the NEC requirements for locating the...
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    Hot Tub

    What is the max. and min. distance from a hot tub to the required disconnect?
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    Re: Pagoda material

    I replied to your PERGOLA materials post on "Exterior Details". I don't know anything about PAGODA materials.

    [I share your good name :) ]
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