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  • Posted in thread: Im looking for the strongest concrete screws on 09-12-2014 at 04:42 PM
    for outdoor humid, hot central florida. Strong structural concrete screws.Im attaching simposon
    H10S and LGT2 straps to my rafters and cinder block walls. Im using simpson screws to attach to
    the raft...

  • Posted in thread: rafter ties on 08-08-2014 at 05:55 PM
    I think I would plate both sides in the area of attachment. .75 plywood then drill thru all and
    pass cable thru hole or use pin and clevis. The plywood attached with 4 screws each side. Deck
    screws. D...

  • Posted in thread: rafter ties on 08-08-2014 at 05:35 PM
    !/4" aircraft cable is rated for something 7000 lbs so if you did 6 of those you would be way
    above the value you found.I have considered just using the strongest cable available. However,
    attachment ...

  • Posted in thread: rafter ties on 08-08-2014 at 05:34 PM
    The people who sell cable should be able to help with ataching method.yes they have, but give
    no advice oh holding power, since it to wood.

  • Posted in thread: rafter ties on 08-08-2014 at 04:15 PM
    Im planning on installing rafter ties in my 1952 cinder block home. It has no rafter ties at
    all. Every time Im in the attic and look around, I wonder what holds up my roof. The ceiling
    joists run par...

  • Posted in thread: rafter cable ties on 05-30-2014 at 08:25 PM
    I cant understand this math. ive been over and over it. Each time I get a little further, then
    I loose it again. ref:How to calculate rafter thrust? -Help! at someone help me figure cable

  • Posted in thread: metal rafters on 04-23-2014 at 04:09 PM
    I have four sagging rafters in garage in my 1952 home. They are 2x6 and all side by side. All
    four have knots in about the same location, resulting in sagging. I got 4 2x6s to sister these,
    but that's...

  • Posted in thread: looking for rafter straps on 04-07-2014 at 12:56 PM
    yes yes :))thank you!!!!

  • Posted in thread: looking for rafter straps on 04-06-2014 at 08:07 AM
    I need to secure these rafters to the cinderblock top plate. They are just toe nailed in now. I
    want something stronger that i can screw in w/o removing the planking. Any ideas?I might
    install rafter ...

  • Posted in thread: central home oil heater, pump cavitating, what to do? on 03-07-2013 at 11:59 AM
    I cant get any advice on which tigerloop to use. I cant afford a contractor.


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