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    Re: Roofing Detail

    Yep, your right. No where but TEXAS. All flash and no class. :)

    This is a weird project. About 10 years ago an Archy had designed a facade for a 1956 contemporary house. Its too weird to...
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    Re: Roofing Detail

    Actual slate
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    Re: Roofing Detail

    All though you don't see much of it around here, I was wondering about adding ice and water shield to the mix. I understand that it seals to the substrate and around any nails that may penetrate it....
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    Roofing Detail

    Not a roofing expert. Need a good detail for the meeting of two different roofing materials and two different pitches. Location in hot dry climate. No snow. Occasional heavy rain.

    A 1 in 12 shed...
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    Re: Root Cellar Challenge

    There's always one in every crowd. :)
  6. Re: General Carpentry Construction Question - Joist & Beam

    As Shag has replied. You need to get a professional to actually do an on site inspection before it gets covered up and hide an on going problem.

    No one on this site can give you any meaningful...
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    Re: rafter ties

    Please fill out your profile. This can help with the replies to you questions. Construction professional or home owner?
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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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  23. 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
  24. 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...
  25. 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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