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07-29-09, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,175
Posted By Joe Carola

This can be done and is done every day. It has to...

This can be done and is done every day. It has to be designed by the Architect who drew your plans. You can't do this. The rafters and ridge have to be sized properly and the ceiling can be raised to...
07-04-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,381
Posted By Joe Carola

You can try Dricore. Look through their site. ...

You can try Dricore. Look through their site.

Dricore Subfloor Basement Flooring System is the essential air gap subfloor system with a moisture barrier (http://www.dricore.com/en/eIndex.aspx)
12-27-08, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,934
Posted By Joe Carola

It doesn't help now, but the GC and Framer are...

It doesn't help now, but the GC and Framer are responsible for fixing this problem, not the Homeowner. Don't know why the HO has to fix this.



No relation. He spells his last name different. I...
12-24-08, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,934
Posted By Joe Carola

Ask the framer and contractor if they ever heard...

Ask the framer and contractor if they ever heard of tarps. I'm a framer and frame additions in the winter and you can't control the weather, but there isn't one addition that can't be tarped properly...
09-11-08, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,306
Posted By Joe Carola

No one here can answer your question without...

No one here can answer your question without looking at your house. That person would have to be an Architect or Engineer.
08-04-08, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,122
Posted By Joe Carola

What we do in this situation is put a temporary...

What we do in this situation is put a temporary wall up and cut the bottom of the studs up enough to fit one more course of block plus a pressure treated sill and sill sealer. Once the block is done...
07-08-08, 04:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,004
Posted By Joe Carola

String a straight line from end to end and nail...

String a straight line from end to end and nail the bottom plate to that line and then nail the studs.
06-28-08, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,712
Posted By Joe Carola

You don't need to do anything. Keep working. When...

You don't need to do anything. Keep working. When houses are being framed they get rained on all the time. There's no way to stop it from getting wet. It can rain/snow for two days straight. After...
06-23-08, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,628
Posted By Joe Carola

Doesn't matter how much weight you put up there,...

Doesn't matter how much weight you put up there, all you need is nails and that's it. Houses are built with nails and they have second floors.
05-17-08, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,586
Posted By Joe Carola

Since you have a room above, you have no choice...

Since you have a room above, you have no choice but to hire an Architect or Engineer to spec a 28' Steel I-beam or maybe a Glulam, Paralam or microlam wood beam for that big of a length. Any lumber...
05-15-08, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,586
Posted By Joe Carola

Jerry, Why don't you check out "Attic...

Jerry,

Why don't you check out "Attic Trusses" for that span. They're probably alot cheaper.

http://www.apmbuildings.com/attic-storage-truss.shtml
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05-15-08, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By Joe Carola

Vic, You don't need trusses to do that. You...

Vic,

You don't need trusses to do that. You should find out what it would cost you for trusses vs stick framing the roof.


Stick framing the roof, you just need rafters, ridge and collar ties,...
01-08-08, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,746
Posted By Joe Carola

Run the joists along side the 2x4's and block...

Run the joists along side the 2x4's and block underneath as Stpami said. That's the best way to go.
12-08-07, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 951
Posted By Joe Carola

No, you can not do this without endangering your...

No, you can not do this without endangering your house!!

They are obliviously where they are for a reason. Moving it 1' could cause a problem. You have to get an Architect or Engineer in there to...
11-14-07, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,482
Posted By Joe Carola

You can remove the header and install a flush...

You can remove the header and install a flush beam. It all depends on what it's supporting above and what size floor joists you have.

If you want to shorten the header, you can cut out one top...
11-03-07, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,796
Posted By Joe Carola

Gabe, That's what you have to do or have an...

Gabe,

That's what you have to do or have an Architect or Engineer come out and see what you want to do. As far as the framer, why wouldn't a framer take on this project if it's designed by a truss...
11-01-07, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 36,468
Posted By Joe Carola

We use two jack studs for anything 6' or more...

We use two jack studs for anything 6' or more unless specified different. I've never used more than two. Sometimes Ive used one jack stud. It all depends on what you're carrying above.

Your floor...
10-24-07, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,555
Posted By Joe Carola

This is done all the time. It's also done by...

This is done all the time. It's also done by calling in an Architect or Engineer.

You might be able to add flitch plates on each of you existing girder with bolts without going underneath. I've...
08-27-07, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,874
Posted By Joe Carola

Patty, If you are 100% sure that this is a...

Patty,

If you are 100% sure that this is a non load bearing interior wall, then you you don't even need a header or jacks, you can frame them with 2x4's. Since they put a header in without any...
08-24-07, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,874
Posted By Joe Carola

Patty, Simpson makes a hanger for what your...

Patty,

Simpson makes a hanger for what your talking about. You don't need trimmers as long as this hanger is designed and can hold up what you have it will work. You need to get an Architect or...
06-07-07, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,883
Posted By Joe Carola

They're all nailed together already?

They're all nailed together already?
04-25-07, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,670
Posted By Joe Carola

Matt, Who designed this for you with a joint...

Matt,

Who designed this for you with a joint like that and the bolt pattern, and what size is this flitch plate? Can you answer that, or did you come up with this yourself?

20' is no joke.
04-25-07, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,670
Posted By Joe Carola

Who designed this for you that they did it in two...

Who designed this for you that they did it in two pieces?
04-09-07, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By Joe Carola

Ron, Is this a Ranch House? Are the...

Ron,

Is this a Ranch House?

Are the trusses designed to span from the front wall to the back wall without any center partitions?
03-20-07, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 992
Posted By Joe Carola

You have to follow the manufactures installation...

You have to follow the manufactures installation guide for what you're doing. Did you get one where you bought them? If not ask the lumberyard to give you one.
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