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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-11-2013, 03:48 PM
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Posted By sab
I need to measure those rafter ties maybe there...

I need to measure those rafter ties maybe there 18' (almost 3 beds long). I would like to use spray foam between the rafters (incr R value) and cover the rafters with wallboard/blueboard. The...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-11-2013, 11:53 AM
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Posted By sab
FireGuy5674 - your correct in your description. ...

FireGuy5674 - your correct in your description. I'll see what the engineer says. I was thinking tie-rods would be the best solution. LVL most likely only provide compressive strength not tensile. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-11-2013, 06:34 AM
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Posted By sab
Agree, As an engineer, I just wanted to...

Agree, As an engineer, I just wanted to understand what my options are and what the structural engineer is going to propose, if anything. I want to install a new roof, and if I install a new roof...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-10-2013, 11:59 AM
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Posted By sab
No one is standing on the joists they are...

No one is standing on the joists they are covering the catherial ceilling of the chalet (there is no third floor). Yes they're 25 or 30' long because they where milled that way and they measure a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-10-2013, 09:00 AM
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Posted By sab
How do I open ceiling with rafter ties in the way?

Description: Swiss chalet built as a summer home (Maine). Second floor ceiling has strapping nailed to the joists (rafter ties), with cardboard white tiles stapled to the strapping. The 1959...
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