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You're the man, so helpful. Can't wait to share...

You're the man, so helpful. Can't wait to share once it gets done
Single studs where?
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Double top plate still though right?

Double top plate still though right?
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Continuous Rim Joist seems simpler for a newbie...

Continuous Rim Joist seems simpler for a newbie like me. Would you still build up the high side the same amount if you were doing a continuous rim joist?
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Hahaaa thanks for bearing with me. Can you...

Hahaaa thanks for bearing with me. Can you explain 'double studs'?
Two directly next to each other (double thickness) for each stud?
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Do you think 2x4 is ideal XSleeper?

Do you think 2x4 is ideal XSleeper?
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The plate is 1.5 x 5.5 (or 2 x 6)

The plate is 1.5 x 5.5 (or 2 x 6)
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Hey XSleeper, with regards to the 30" wall; Use...

Hey XSleeper, with regards to the 30" wall;
Use regular 2x4 for the double studs and insulate the gap left between the studs?
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Good news! The anchors are reusable.i am...

Good news! The anchors are reusable.i am replacing the rotten 2x6 with new pressure treated lumber next week. Should I use some sort of adhesive as well as the anchors to make the seal between the...
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If I am building up a 30" wall and the span is...

If I am building up a 30" wall and the span is 18'2" and I want a 2' overhang off the low end and the high end is flush with the wall, what size rafters do I need? I can't figure out the measurement...
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GOT IT! That's the picture I was looking for. You...

GOT IT! That's the picture I was looking for. You are the man!!
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Hey all, Does the picture attached seem like...

Hey all,
Does the picture attached seem like the correct diagram for what I am doing?
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I understand, thank you so much guys. I am now...

I understand, thank you so much guys. I am now deep into I-Joist depth research...
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You are amazing! So to clarify; I am replacing...

You are amazing!
So to clarify; I am replacing the top plate on all four walls of the structure. I am then building up one side with a 30" stud wall. On top of that, I am installing a double top...
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One more silly question; if I build up a 30" stud...

One more silly question; if I build up a 30" stud wall on top of double top plate (1.5" each), does that make my rise 33"? Or should I subtract the lower top plate making it 31.5"?
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Awesome advice XSleeper By double top plate,...

Awesome advice XSleeper
By double top plate, you just mean one on top of another instead of a standard top plate?
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Thanks XSleeper how do you suggest I build up...

Thanks XSleeper
how do you suggest I build up the side that needs to be higher?
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Thanks everyone for the great suggestions. So I...

Thanks everyone for the great suggestions.
So I should get 20' I-Joists to span the 18'2" building right?
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20ft rafters for flat roof?

hey all
i posted a previous thread about a roof I am trying to put on a cabin. My plan has changed a little. What do you all think of this idea? (See pic)
build up the eastern wall slightly (1:12...
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Thanks so much XSleeper The top plate...

Thanks so much XSleeper
The top plate definitely needs replacing. Can the anchors be reused with a new pressure treated plate or do I need to fix in new ones?
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Hey Pilot Dane VERY hot summers, a few days...

Hey Pilot Dane
VERY hot summers, a few days rainfall a year, never any snow, a few freezing nights in the winter. High winds from time to time.
Good dirt roads to the cabin.
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Thanks XSleeper! It is a recreational cabin so...

Thanks XSleeper!
It is a recreational cabin so it is not needed to be up to code as it is not a residence.
Plans do still have to be submitted to the county but these cabins go under a much looser...
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Cabin Roof Framing Plan

Hey y'all
First time poster here.
I have a fun project I am working on; a derelict 1950's homestead cabin in the Mojave Desert. Currently is just 4 cinder block walls. First thing I want to do is...
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