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Posted in thread: spot footings - posts and bases versus anchored mini-mudsills on 08-26-2011 at 12:06 AM
Post and beam is pretty common in Calif and really common in Hawaii, which is just as risky for
earthquake. Wiring and plumbing were redone. But HVAC is stone age and not worth ducting or wet
Posted in thread: spot footings - posts and bases versus anchored mini-mudsills on 08-25-2011 at 11:58 PM
"depending on the particular bracket used between the anchor bolts and beams"BridgeMan,
"bracket" and "beam" throws me a little. Do you mean how to tie anchor bolts to concrete bond
beams? Or do you m...
Posted in thread: spot footings - posts and bases versus anchored mini-mudsills on 08-24-2011 at 03:03 PM
From a distance I can tell you I would want to lift the house and install a coninuous footing
for the hole house and a foundation around the perimiter.There are lots of advantages to using
Posted in thread: spot footings - posts and bases versus anchored mini-mudsills on 08-24-2011 at 12:21 AM
Under existing house, is it any harder/more expensive to form and pour ten 2'x2' spot footings
with 2-4 embedded anchor bolts 3/4 inch 16 inches apart, compared to form and pour with 1
embedded post b...
Posted in thread: Will a palm nailer fit? Mini or fullsize? on 08-22-2011 at 09:58 PM
I don't see that "get you out alive" connector on any California or Hawaii standard plan
set.For a shear wall every 3 inches is a heck of a lot of nails. Is that full coverage of every
exterior wall? ...
Posted in thread: How close can poured footing get to design height? #seismic on 08-22-2011 at 08:53 PM
Hi, nealtw, thanks for your attention, and also on the other thread.What Simpson ties am I
planning on using you ask. Short answer is L90. Or maybe twice as many A23 or GA2, which I
think would be use...
Posted in thread: Will a palm nailer fit? Mini or fullsize? on 08-22-2011 at 07:33 PM
That sounds like a great idea. I should suggest that to a guy who's advised me a little, who's
on the seismic standards committee for my state. Seems so obvious now that you mention it. Pic
Posted in thread: Will a palm nailer fit? Mini or fullsize? on 08-22-2011 at 01:59 PM
> Have them fill the bay out flush with the lower wall and they can install strap ties > from
the blocking to the studs below.Thanks, nealtw, the blocking suggestion sounds hopeful and
there might be ...
Posted in thread: DIY steam room? on 08-22-2011 at 01:38 AM
I've been fantasizing about a steamroom for a long time and I think it would get used, say once
a week, so I'm with you DIYHomeDesign. It's not like I'm going to get around to it soon but I
do like th...
Posted in thread: Will a palm nailer fit? Mini or fullsize? on 08-22-2011 at 12:08 AM
> What is it you're going to have him do?This is a seismic upgrade. Attached pic from a Simpson
"Seismic Retrofit Guide" shows a framing angle that is supposedly hammered in with only the