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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Thanks folks! stickshift, It was...

Thanks folks!

stickshift,
It was backfilled with clay(from the property). It's been about 10 months or so.
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Footing for the front stoop

I would like to pour my concrete stoop for the front porch. It will need footings below the frost depth(i am in MN).

However, there was a mistake made when the foundation was dug up and now...
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Thanks Marksr! I have a kind of related...

Thanks Marksr!

I have a kind of related question. I would like to put galvanized drip edge. I don't like the limited colors that are offered, so would be getting unfinished and decide on the color...
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Valley flashing options for Cedar shakes

I am about to start roofing on my new construction. I will be installing Cedar shakes. I would have loved to use copper for valley flashing but it is too expensive.
What would be the best...
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

46088 46089 Lets see if this works.

46088
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Lets see if this works.
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Chandler, Ideally yes, I would like that...

Chandler,

Ideally yes, I would like that "bell" shape. But like you said that it has to be manufactured that way by the truss company so acheving that won't be possible.
I am asking more about...
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Eave details

I am not sure if this would be the appropriate section for my question.

Anyways, I am working on my truss roof and am interested in achieving a certain look for the eave/overhang, similar to the...
12-22-14, 06:15 PM
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

I am looking at all the options. The issue is...

I am looking at all the options. The issue is that I have a challenging lot with an existing house and garage(where we are currently living). Basically it would be an issue for a large crane to make...
12-22-14, 06:07 PM
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Yes it is first. As far as help is concerned, I...

Yes it is first. As far as help is concerned, I can get as many guys as needed.

Most of the trusses are between 24 and 30' long. There are a couple 33' long and many small ones(for the hip part)....
12-22-14, 05:26 PM
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Did you see the article that I posted? There are...

Did you see the article that I posted? There are some pictures in there that might explain what I am talking about. The catwalk is below the trusses, it is kind of like an interior wall.
12-22-14, 05:03 PM
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Thanks Chandler. Generally, I would agree....

Thanks Chandler.

Generally, I would agree. But I have a somewhat complicated hip roof with couple different ceiling heights. in this case, it would be more helpful to have the catwalk before the...
12-22-14, 03:17 PM
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Catwalk construction for Truss installation

I am going to start putting up the roof trusses for my new construction right after Christmas.
I came accross an article on truss installation by Larry Haun.
Rolling Roof Trusses - Fine...
07-10-14, 08:27 AM
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Chandler, I won't have a plumber before...

Chandler,
I won't have a plumber before then(pour is tomorrow hopefully), and the slab won't be poured for a while so I am not concerned about that, it's just the footings for the interior walls.
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07-09-14, 10:38 PM
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

New construcion basement drainage

I am pouring the footings for my new construction in the next couple days.
I will have a walkout basement which will have 2 baths in it. I put a 4" pipe under the footings for the main drain line. ...
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Just to clarify, it's an 11" ICF wall - 6" core...

Just to clarify, it's an 11" ICF wall - 6" core concrete with 2 1/2" foam on each side. Sorry for the confusion.
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Bridgeman, Thanks for the reply. I...

Bridgeman,

Thanks for the reply.

I bought a stock floor plan(had it modified somewhat) so it didn't include many of these details. The original plan had slab on grade and I added walkout...
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Thanks for the reply. My questions is more...

Thanks for the reply.

My questions is more to do with a 90 degree corner and a step up being at the same location.
So at the bottom footing, 2 rebars have a 90 degree bend horizontally. But as...
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Any comments? ...

Any comments?
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Step footing at a corner

I have a 32"(equals 2 icf blocks) step up from the basement frost wall which happens to be right at a 90 degree corner.(please see attached drawing)
Are there any issues with this setup? I am...
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

I am sorry I might have used confusing language....

I am sorry I might have used confusing language. I meant to say that we dug a hole for the basement pad. so there is no basement pad yet. I am at the setting up forms for the footings stage. So the...
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

This image might be able to explain a little bit...

This image might be able to explain a little bit better.
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Thanks folks. Bridgeman: I guess that's...

Thanks folks.

Bridgeman: I guess that's where I was going with my question. I am thinking more about the logistics of setting up the batter boards.

So here is the situation, I hope I can...
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Square a foundation

We just broke ground on our house. The next step is to setup the footing forms. I would appreciate some ideas on how to get a square foundation in my situation.

I know the typical batter board...
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Posted By ownerbuilder78

Temporary driveway into permanent paver driveway

Long time lurker here getting ready to break ground on my house in MN.

I will have a long driveway(about 250-300ft) that slopes up from the street to the
house. My excavator is suggesting putting...
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