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Posted in thread: Modern Attic? on 09-29-2013 at 03:22 PM
There are un-vented attic assembly s that can be used in vaulted ceiling like this.And don't
let anyone BS you about it being a "Hot-Roof".There is no appreciable difference in roof life
from a vented...
Posted in thread: Changing attic bracing on 04-03-2013 at 09:49 PM
Wow, that could be one of the many California bungalows we have here in the historic district
of Orange. I have helped people use this space before as additional living area. Not an easy
Posted in thread: Wide Flange Beam in Basement on 03-17-2013 at 12:01 AM
$250.00!? Seriously?Great price for what an engineer does in my opinion.Hire another and ask
him/her if it would be possible to spec a tube with bolts welded to either side to accept a
ledger board th...
Posted in thread: Attic Cross Member Question on 02-26-2013 at 10:13 AM
I have to say, who ever the self-described "Expert" is in the link you provided has a lot of
things really mixed up.A collar tie runs from a rafter on one side of the ridge board to the
Posted in thread: Attic Cross Member Question on 02-25-2013 at 07:54 AM
HI Neal, you are polite, on this topic I guess we will just have to agree to disagree I
guess.It sounds like you are describing a purlin rather than a collar tie but of course those
run perpendicular ...
Posted in thread: Attic Cross Member Question on 02-24-2013 at 10:00 AM
If you want to do away with them you would have to get a permit to make a relatively small
change like this and install 20 gauge x 1-1/4" straps across the ridge from rafter to
Posted in thread: cinder block steps on 02-02-2013 at 08:00 PM
You could try and push those blocks all the way up but you would just be doomed to watch them
roll down the steps and away from you again.Andy.
Posted in thread: deck that covers basement egress windows on 01-28-2013 at 01:07 PM
I knew I could find a reference to this:This is from the 2009 International Residential Code
(IRC):R310.5 Emergency escape windows under decks and porches. Emergency escape windows are
allowed to be i...
Posted in thread: Basement Window supporting 2 joists on 01-01-2013 at 10:18 PM
Will a smaller window meet any possible emergency egress requirements?Andy.
Posted in thread: Ceiling Insulation Question on 11-26-2012 at 10:42 PM
Well the foam should go directly under the roof deck sheathing, tight up against it too.Then
fill the rest of the bay with the fiberglass insulation.This is just a very general description
of how the ...