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01-26-05, 09:43 PM
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Engineered I Joists

Engineered lumber is typically cheaper than dimensional lumber since they can span longer distances unsupported and can bear more load by being placed at greater distances on center.

Engineered...
01-26-05, 09:39 PM
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Views: 1,353
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Building Code

Modern Building and energy codes require the ceiling of a garage below a heated living space to be insulated with the same amount of insulation an attic would require for the same climate.

This...
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Views: 1,409
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Socks/Stockings filled with Ice melt

To alleviate the immediate ice dam problem, fill old socks or stockings with ice melt or rock salt, then throw it onto the roof just above the gutter level in several locations.

You can get the...
01-26-05, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,959
Posted By homebild

Fan Fold

Fan Fold typically gets stapled to its substrate using 3/8ths or 1/2Inch staples.

No need for furring strips or anything else when applying new siding over it.
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Views: 11,405
Posted By homebild

Depends

In most places in Florida, it is not permitted to convert a garage into living space under most zoning regulations...

But presuming you have the right to convert and depending upon the width of...
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Views: 1,457
Posted By homebild

Engineer or Architect

Your unusual situation requires the services of a professional architect, structural engineer and your local building code enforcement officer.

Consult them.
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Views: 46,396
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I personally know of no respectable contractor,...

I personally know of no respectable contractor, architect, or engineer who would allow anyone to drive on a newly poured drive for at least 6 weeks let alone the minimum of 28 days.

EXFFPM speaks...
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Views: 895
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You Need to Choose

Your normally need to choose.

While wood can be cheaper is it much dirtier, labor intensive, requires much more maintenance and probably saves you nothing when compared to a natural or propane gas...
01-23-05, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,068
Posted By homebild

Bad Ideas all about

You have bad ideas all about.

First, unless you live in the extreme north of America or Canada, 6 mil plastic sheeting has no place in any heated living space at all ever.

Second, Tyveks, or...
01-23-05, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,782
Posted By homebild

Rigid Foam and Vapor Barriers are Mutually Exclusive

Without getting into a long diatribe about rigid foams, vapor barriers, and insulation....

Suffice it to say that rigid foams only belong on the OUTSIDE of a framed wall and NEVER on the inside.
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01-23-05, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,148
Posted By homebild

Lumber

Lumber dimension is less important than assuring fire proofing for soffits in almost all cases.

Codes are more interested in making sure there are no ways that flame and fire can penetrate soffits...
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Views: 1,205
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Depends where you live

It depends where you live.

In Pennsylvania, State Code requires a check of all door and window flashings.

Checks for draft and fireproofing between floors and in ceilings.

Energy sealings...
01-23-05, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,127
Posted By homebild

Get a REAL drill

You need a REAL drill.
A typical cord powered 3/8" or 1/2" minumum.
No battery operated toy will work for what you desire.
01-23-05, 08:53 PM
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Views: 20,570
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Wrong on almost all Counts

Dry-Lok is fine, but unless you can run any plastic sheeting below the concrete slab in your basement, using plastic sheeting as a vopr barrier over a foundation is always wrong and will only cause...
01-23-05, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 961
Posted By homebild

Building Code

Your minimum R value for basement walls is established by your state building code.

In most "cold' climates that minimum is at least an R 20.

Check first with your local building code...
01-23-05, 08:44 PM
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Views: 926
Posted By homebild

I Give Up

There should be absolutely no 'char' or 'burn' marks on any attic rafter....
01-23-05, 08:43 PM
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Views: 3,527
Posted By homebild

Hip roof venting

Hip roofs are vented along their ridge AND their hips with the same type of ridge vents....
01-23-05, 08:41 PM
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Views: 6,657
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Attic Temperature Should Be Outside Air Temperature

Your attic air temperature if properly vented should be your ambient outside air temperature.

This means that it will be normal for your attic temp to be -15F if your ambient outside air temp is...
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Views: 998
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If you don't know...

If YOU don't know, how are WE supposed to know when we cannot even see this balcony? :thinker:
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Views: 1,108
Posted By homebild

Building Code

Your state and local building code will prescribe just what types of fasteners, either nails or screws, will be acceptable to provide minimum lateral loads for safe vertical rail installations.

In...
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Views: 880
Posted By homebild

Depends

Felt does not degrade as shingles do.

If you can strip shingles and still leave felt intact (which hardly ever happens), you can reapply new shingles with no problem.

The best approach is to ...
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Views: 796
Posted By homebild

20 Yard Dumpster

Under normal circumstances, a 20 yard dumpster should do.
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Views: 1,185
Posted By homebild

Doesn't Matter

It does not amtter what we think.

It only matters what your building code will allow and how your building code office will administer that code.

So contact your local code office.
Replies: 5
Views: 9,328
Posted By homebild

SnoonyB is Absolutely Correct

SnoonyB is correct.

A forum of this type is an improper venue to ask for authoritative framing advice when we :

1) cannot see the actual plans and you don't yet have a design
2) Don't know...
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Views: 4,780
Posted By homebild

Concrete

Fastening the deck ledger to the concrete foundation with through bolts drilled completely through the 6" concrete would provide the sturdiest, most economical and most easily weather proofed...
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