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09-21-09, 10:36 PM
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Posted By Grommet

Got the word from the City of Tempe chief...

Got the word from the City of Tempe chief building inspector today. He recommended against foam, preferred loose fiberglass insulation. In areasnot already shimmed with wood shims.

Ciao,

Grommet
09-19-09, 06:25 PM
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Views: 5,742
Posted By Grommet

Thanks for all the input! I am waiting for a...

Thanks for all the input!

I am waiting for a call back from the Building Inspectors/Plans Review office to see what they suggest. I have the aforementioned can of non expapnding Great Stuff, and a...
09-17-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,742
Posted By Grommet

Thanks Bill, Yeah, I figured that it...

Thanks Bill,

Yeah, I figured that it include closing the gaps. I will try to make contact with the inspector's office or plans desk tomorrow as to material choices. Would also like to hear form...
09-17-09, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,742
Posted By Grommet

20 min fire door in garage

I am installing a new Lowes steel 20 min fire door between my attatched garage and house as the final part of my carport/garage conversion. Tempe, AZ uses the International Building codes....
03-12-09, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,134
Posted By Grommet

Thank you both for your input. The unit has just...

Thank you both for your input. The unit has just under 8 " of depth between the stop on the upper chassis lid and the 1st set of side louvers, so there is plenty of room to fit through my 2x4 framed...
03-12-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,134
Posted By Grommet

Window unit, thu wall mounting help.

Hi

I have a new LG LWHD 1800R window a/c unit which I want to mount through the wall in my new carport/garage conversion. I framed an opening of adequate size, and purchased the unit when they...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,092
Posted By Grommet

Thanks Doorman, I had decided to do it that...

Thanks Doorman,

I had decided to do it that way as well, since the door could jam if not level. I saved a link that I ran across to the gasket needed to fill the gap at the bottom. Ready to order...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,092
Posted By Grommet

Framing for garage door, 2" slope across 18'opening

I am framing in my carport to make a garage. I have framed the two walls on each side of the garage door opening, except for the 3 studs on each side that will support the 18' 8 5/8" header above the...
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Views: 4,048
Posted By Grommet

Jacking/shoring up beams to replace posts

I am replacing two 4 x 6 wood posts that provide mid-span support of the main 4 x 12 beams carrying my carport roof. The beams are also supported at one end by the exterior house wall and at the...
03-25-07, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,552
Posted By Grommet

Hi Phil, Thanks for pointing out my...

Hi Phil,

Thanks for pointing out my deviations from the true path. In the simplified case for a continuous beam supported in the center bearing 5/8 of the total load as you outlined above, I would...
03-25-07, 12:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 36,734
Posted By Grommet

In figuring the best choice for a garage door...

In figuring the best choice for a garage door header on the gable end of a carport, It seems like the door and possibly the opener weight would be the only weight supported (garagedoorsupply.com has...
03-25-07, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,552
Posted By Grommet

OK, Let me know if I'm on the right track...

OK,

Let me know if I'm on the right track here. Looking at typical composite roof loads per the codes (20 lbs psf live load, 15 psf dead load, 0 snow=35 psf Total Load), and 30 ft truss span with...
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Views: 7,095
Posted By Grommet

Shooter, That sounds pretty straight...

Shooter,

That sounds pretty straight forward. Would the thinset still be wet when the blocks go down? Also, I'm not sure what the best way to notch the blocks , if I need to go that way, would...
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Views: 7,095
Posted By Grommet

Thanks Dick. I'm not sure if that particular...

Thanks Dick. I'm not sure if that particular inspector was suggesting that they would require horizontal rebar in the stem wall, or if he was just saying how he would do it. I 'm close to the point...
Replies: 6
Views: 10,656
Posted By Grommet

Thanks guys, I was looking at the Wayne...

Thanks guys,

I was looking at the Wayne Dalton I-Drive online last nite. Pretty cool, Sounds like the Liftmaster might be a similar type of device, right?

Grommet
03-20-07, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,552
Posted By Grommet

Hi Chandler, Thanks for the input. That's...

Hi Chandler,

Thanks for the input. That's the problem with some of those rules of thumb huh....The house is 30 ft wide, with a 4 in 12 pitch roof. The trusses are 2x4 W-types on 24" centers. The...
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Views: 7,095
Posted By Grommet

That's right Shooter, the slab and carport roof...

That's right Shooter, the slab and carport roof are existing. The stem walls will sit right on the slab, aligned with the supporting beams above. I can see the benefit of a bond enhacing adhesive in...
03-19-07, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,552
Posted By Grommet

Int wall 90 deg to roof trusses non-bearing?

I want to remove a good portion of the wall separating the living room and dining room in our home 1970's vintage wood frame on concrete slab house. The wall runs down the center of the house, and is...
03-19-07, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 36,734
Posted By Grommet

OK, Reviewing parts of the thread I missed...

OK,

Reviewing parts of the thread I missed earlier, I see that charm_3 recommended built-up 2x/ply sandwich beams only for openings up to 16'. I also ran across a thread on another forum where a...
Replies: 6
Views: 10,656
Posted By Grommet

Thanks Guys, I'll compare some of the...

Thanks Guys,

I'll compare some of the available doors and check for #of trusses.

I also heard there are some door openers now that lift from the end or side of a door rather than being...
Replies: 8
Views: 7,095
Posted By Grommet

Thanks Dick, I wasn't sure whether he was...

Thanks Dick,

I wasn't sure whether he was advocating a bond enhancer in addition to a layer of mortar beneath the blocks, or what. I've not laid block so this little wall will be my first.
...
Replies: 8
Views: 7,095
Posted By Grommet

CBU stem wall on slab vs plate on slab

When I reviewed choices for framing in my attached carport 2 yrs ago, I found that my carport slab was only about 1-3 inches above grade on the west side of the structure. Local building codes used...
Replies: 6
Views: 10,656
Posted By Grommet

Standard 16 ft. Garage Doors vs extra wide

Hi,

I will be framing in with 2 x4 non-load-bearing walls to enclose my existing, 23 ft wide, attatched carport. It would be tempting to use a 17 or 18' garage door, but I've heard of some...
03-18-07, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 36,734
Posted By Grommet

Hi, This thread caught my eye since I need...

Hi,

This thread caught my eye since I need to select a header for a two car carport that I am enclosing with 2 x 4 non-load bearing walls as a garage. The opening is on the gable end, so no roof...
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