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  1. Re: how long can this forum continue?

    For what it's worth. My introduction into the residential building trades was in 1956. (you do the math)
    For right or wrong and for good or bad, you learned from the people you worked with or...
  2. Re: tji's or floor trusses installed as roof purlins

    Charlie V/larryh Ok,Ok, I get it. I've done calc's on installations similar to this using solid lumber but not with TJI's.
    Understand why you are not getting much help. The shape of TJI's and two...
  3. Re: tji's or floor trusses installed as roof purlins

    Larry. I still can't get my head wrapped around this thing. Any way I look at it, it makes no sense.

    Maybe Oregon will cone along and be so kind and splain better. BS
  4. Re: Span help on a 15' porch clear span

    Help me out here. Is the 15 wide gable and the 15' beam in question running parallel to one another?

    Will the 15'beam be running parallel to the existing house?

    Will you have a flat porch...
  5. Re: tji's or floor trusses installed as roof purlins

    I keep reading the post and still don't know what the problem is. You have a building 22' wide and you will have sloping roof and a sloping ceiling.

    There are TJI's that can easily span that....
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    Contractor in name only

    I knew it was fairly common for builders/GC's to classify carpenters etc. as sub-contractors, but I was surprised to learn that a company like Fed-X was doing it with their drivers.

    I was reading...
  7. Re: Kneewall height in an habitable room

    I believe that is the case. It's just that the area under 5' can't be included in the required min. area.

    My only authority is that I have done it without any objection by the AHJ in my area....
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    Re: Spacing for dentil moulding

    Gary,
    Yep Your right. Per Vitruvius. The system and mutules was invented for the Doric order, and similarly the scheme of dentils belongs to the Ionic, in which there of proper grounds for its use...
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    Re: Spacing for dentil moulding

    Kieth.
    FWIW. Per Vitruvius. Over the frieze comes a line of dentils, made of the same height as the middle fascia of the architrave and with a projection equal to their height. The intersection...
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    Re: Spacing for dentil moulding

    I'll be the last to claim to have any expertise on this subject, but I was very surprised to hear that the dentil was a simulation of rafter tails.

    In my architectural dictionary and any...
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    Re: Existing concrete patio

    Yes, the slab area is to be enclosed with walls and roof.

    Our freeze depth is 6".

    Yes, I would pin existing to new. Tie the new horizontal rebar under slab to the pins

    Can't enlarge slab...
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    Re: Existing concrete patio

    Jim. I had considered that but the problem was that to get the concrete up to the underside, I would have to set my forms outside enough to get concrete in and higher than the underside elevation....
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    Existing concrete patio

    I have an existing 17'x22', 4"+ thk. reinforced concrete slab/patio with a 8" thickened perimeter. It is +/- 50 years old slab in good condition. Only one little hairline crack.

    Need...
  14. Re: Garage with living space underneath

    What will be the over all dimensions of the garage?
    What do you mean by "details for the garage floor". Foundation? Finish? etc.
    Can you have post in the garage or must it be clear span?

    Is it...
  15. Re: Tributary areas for triangle-patterned joists

    EWalsh. I was not being flippant in my reply to your posst. I am seriously interested.

    Is there a specific reason for using this joist layout/arrangement Is there some advantage?

    If you...
  16. 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...
  20. 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?

    To all replies:
    This is termite territory. Brick ledge to be Min.6" above Fin. grade.

    The top of slab in...
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