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  1. Re: Tributary areas for triangle-patterned joists

    Not that it would be all that unusual, but I'm not sure that I understand what I'm looking at. What is the blue hexagon with the bond beam notation? Is it something above or below the framing as...
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    Re: Sistering joists

    Who says that the sister joist must be bearing? Normally the reason for sistering joist is due to deflection/bouncing etc.

    If the original joist was adequate to resist the original shear and...
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    Re: Mozilla Thunderbird 15

    Just read the spam alert. FWIW, I'm not selling anything. Couldn't ask the questions without mentioning names.

    I thought that maybe that could be the cause for the lack of responses or is it...
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    Mozilla Thunderbird 15

    I have just gotten a new computer. A Dell w/Windows 7. I'm operating Mozilla Thunderbird 15 for email. As I understand it, there is/was an error in their latest update #15. I found on their web site...
  5. Re: stair code question regarding guardrails ???

    I've often wondered about the same thing. I seems that the safety concern is about a child getting their heads caught between the balusters be they vertical or horizontal.

    It is different story...
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    Re: Sealing bottom plate

    This house was built 1956, so my guess is that there is no vapor barrier under the house slab either. I know our city building code did not require it back then. I think that FHA financed houses...
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    Re: Sealing bottom plate

    Around here with the soils we have, there is no difference between the house and a garage or carport. Reinforced Monolithic 4" slab with 12"w x 24" deep beam. House and garage/carport all in one...
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    Re: Sealing bottom plate

    If I'm reading you right, raising the fin. fl. an 1-1/2 is what I first considered, but the owner nixed the cost and most everything that I had read on this site about cement capping of only 1-1/2...
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    Re: Sealing bottom plate

    Yes. I like the 3/4" turn down. But, I still would like to seal at the plate. Why not? It can't hurt. If it is not done at this time, it will never be possible again. So, back to my original...
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    Re: Sealing bottom plate

    What about setting the bottom plate in a bed of thin set as used in laying tile?

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    This is termite territory. Brick ledge to be Min.6" above Fin. grade.

    The top of slab in...
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    Re: Sealing bottom plate

    Yeah, It,s just a "rather be safe than sorry thing." If at some point and for what ever reason water gets past the WRB & flashing, I would like to feel that it can't get under the plate to the...
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    Sealing bottom plate

    Existing frame/brick veneer residence with 2 car carport. Owner wants to convert carport to living area.

    Carport slab has no brick ledge so brick and framing will be on the same plane. The carport...
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    Re: Redwood arbor

    An arbor is light latticework framed structure specifically designed to support plantings.

    A pergola is a garden structure with an open wooden=framed roof, often latticed, supported by regularly...
  14. Re: Monolithic foundation with grade beams poured on slab critical path

    Where are you building? No profile. Could make a difference.

    Is this the only time you witnessed this? Maybe he should have compacted and didn't and now is being required to do so by AHJ or...
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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. :)
  20. 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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