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01-27-07, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,805
Posted By Brian Garrison

walkman, since the additon is not to have a...

walkman,

since the additon is not to have a basement you can use a standard foundation that you tie into the existing wall. You can then use framing (cripple walls to bring the floor up to meet...
01-27-07, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,945
Posted By Brian Garrison

walkman, I am a designer and I do try to...

walkman,

I am a designer and I do try to keep the overall dimensions at 2' increments as it does work best for material waste. You can go down to 1' increments and still control most waste. I...
01-27-07, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 20,173
Posted By Brian Garrison

GRUNGE_RIDER, You are here in California...

GRUNGE_RIDER,

You are here in California where some things are not the same as other areas in the country. In California the ridge is considering load bearing in normal cases. The CBC wnats to...
11-05-06, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,677
Posted By Brian Garrison

garpp, you did not give us the total span of...

garpp,

you did not give us the total span of the garage, if the joists continue wall to wall or stop on the beam, or the size of the joists. My guess is that with the loads you are describing,...
11-05-06, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,703
Posted By Brian Garrison

Ktm250rider, One of the required areas to...

Ktm250rider,

One of the required areas to fill out on a permit in most jurisdictions is the workmans comp information that you would not have the contractors information on. In most jurisdictions...
09-25-06, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,426
Posted By Brian Garrison

Morania, I always recomend a continuous...

Morania,

I always recomend a continuous footing even if the existing is on pier. It is stronger and more durable than a pier footing type foundation system.

good luck,

Brian Garrison...
Replies: 4
Views: 8,753
Posted By Brian Garrison

pdawg17, I think that it would be best to...

pdawg17,

I think that it would be best to contact some local structural engineers and get their opinions. Without seeing the foundation or how big and where the addition is it is really hard to...
08-11-06, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,907
Posted By Brian Garrison

nwdiyer, here in sonoma county the septic is...

nwdiyer,

here in sonoma county the septic is a very big issue. The number of bedrooms decides how many bodies would normally live in the home and use the septic system. So definitions are always a...
Replies: 3
Views: 5,308
Posted By Brian Garrison

shawnyc, I agree with thezster that you ask...

shawnyc,

I agree with thezster that you ask a loaded question. Not only is the price based on what your local labor rates are, but on what materials are available. Is the project going to impact...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,760
Posted By Brian Garrison

raya, yes you can as long as you leave...

raya,

yes you can as long as you leave appropiate clearances and the run of duct is not to far.

I would run it by the local building department to make sure they are okay with it as well.

I...
06-25-06, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,267
Posted By Brian Garrison

HackOfAllTrades, in all areas of califronia...

HackOfAllTrades,

in all areas of califronia the code states that any structure over 120 square feet of roof area has to be permitted. As soon as this happens you are required to build to code....
Replies: 9
Views: 3,410
Posted By Brian Garrison

Reaver, Nothing except sound deadening. We...

Reaver,

Nothing except sound deadening. We normally insulate just the bathroom walls and the master bedroom walls.

The only concern with all the energy efficiency is that the houses no longer...
06-04-06, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,144
Posted By Brian Garrison

dansker, It depends on the condo...

dansker,

It depends on the condo association. You have to start there
before worrying about cosets in bedrooms and other code related issues. Some associations are easier to get through than...
05-18-06, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,834
Posted By Brian Garrison

Doug Aleshire & fwguy, great links. I know...

Doug Aleshire & fwguy,

great links. I know that cal spas has a few also.

Brian Garrison
General Contractor/Designer
05-18-06, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,044
Posted By Brian Garrison

sashacat, California is a hard place to get...

sashacat,

California is a hard place to get alternative materials or designs approved. With seismic and wind always being considered it is often trying to get designs approved. As Doug stated it...
05-18-06, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,182
Posted By Brian Garrison

Whitey436, 1. Beam to the top plate 2...

Whitey436,

1. Beam to the top plate
2 16D's @ 16" o.c. staggered through top plate into beam if top plates are continuous. If top plate breaks at beam we use msta48 strap side of top plate to...
04-30-06, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 25,210
Posted By Brian Garrison

lester_he, I always frame bi-fold openings...

lester_he,

I always frame bi-fold openings like regular doors including a header. If the wall is non-bearing I have seen doors framed without the use of a header. In this situation the track is...
Replies: 9
Views: 3,410
Posted By Brian Garrison

hal k, I will build my next house out of SIP...

hal k,

I will build my next house out of SIP (structural insulated panels). It is less expensive, lighter in weight, higher in insulation value and takes less time and man power to build. I would...
03-30-06, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,204
Posted By Brian Garrison

STUB, the reason for (2) column lines is...

STUB,

the reason for (2) column lines is that it is cheaper to add one girder line than it is to pay the additional cost in material for all the joists. With a center beam design I would simply...
03-30-06, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,762
Posted By Brian Garrison

darinstarr, Yep one layer 5/8" at 24" o.c....

darinstarr,

Yep one layer 5/8" at 24" o.c. and yep the 2x4's should be okay with (2) layers of 1/2". With two layers be sure to stagger the joints.

Brian Garrison
03-30-06, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,637
Posted By Brian Garrison

CharlotteAnn, my concern is that you are now...

CharlotteAnn,

my concern is that you are now trapping mositure between the rigid insulation and the sheetrock allowing the batts to hold the mosture. I would almost want to place the rigid against...
03-30-06, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,215
Posted By Brian Garrison

ebne0018, the easiest fix is to install a...

ebne0018,

the easiest fix is to install a new ridge beam at the center under the existing. then run new rafters under the existing roof to the new beam. Over size these lower rafters and then you...
03-30-06, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,637
Posted By Brian Garrison

CharlotteAnn, if you use rigid insulation...

CharlotteAnn,

if you use rigid insulation you do not need airflow at all. It is the advantage of the product especially with your high moisture issue. 1" of rigid is equal to r-7, so 5" would give...
03-28-06, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,762
Posted By Brian Garrison

darinstarr, 2x4's at 24" o.c. will span...

darinstarr,

2x4's at 24" o.c. will span 8'-6" no issue. so you are in good shape. With 1/2" rock you will need the rc at 16" o.c. otherwise you need to go to 5/8" rock.

good luck.

brian...
03-14-06, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By Brian Garrison

IHI, the good news about building over a...

IHI,

the good news about building over a garage is that only a one story footing is normally required. By code a one story footing can bear on floor and one roof. With a slab on grade the slab...
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