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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
    process thoug...

  • 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 11:13 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
    opposing rafte...

  • Posted in thread: Attic Cross Member Question on 02-25-2013 at 08:54 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 11:00 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 09:00 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 02:07 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 11:18 PM
    Will a smaller window meet any possible emergency egress requirements?Andy.

  • Posted in thread: Ceiling Insulation Question on 11-26-2012 at 11:42 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 ...


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