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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-26-2011, 12:06 AM
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Posted By redwood1922
Post and beam is pretty common in Calif and...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-25-2011, 11:58 PM
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Posted By redwood1922
"depending on the particular bracket used between...

"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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-24-2011, 03:03 PM
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Posted By redwood1922
There are lots of advantages to using house...

There are lots of advantages to using house movers but there's no way I can justify spending the extra $15,000++. Two contractors want house movers, three others are still interested. If it turns out...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-24-2011, 12:21 AM
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Posted By redwood1922
spot footings - posts and bases versus anchored mini-mudsills

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-22-2011, 09:58 PM
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Posted By redwood1922
I don't see that "get you out alive" connector on...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-22-2011, 08:53 PM
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Posted By redwood1922
Hi, nealtw, thanks for your attention, and also...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-22-2011, 07:33 PM
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Posted By redwood1922
That sounds like a great idea. I should suggest...

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 above...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-22-2011, 01:59 PM
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Posted By redwood1922
> Have them fill the bay out flush with the lower...

> 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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pools and Spas 08-22-2011, 01:38 AM
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Posted By redwood1922
I've been fantasizing about a steamroom for a...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-22-2011, 12:08 AM
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Posted By redwood1922
why a palm nailer would be a big help...

> 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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-21-2011, 10:50 PM
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Posted By redwood1922
Thanks BridgeMan, and clarification

Thanks, that's great, 1/8 or even 1/4 inch accurate is great. Understand I'm not worried about "tolerances" for some nerdy reason. I have very low clearance in crawlspace. Where some people have a 2...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-21-2011, 01:45 AM
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Posted By redwood1922
How close can poured footing get to design height? #seismic

What is reasonable to expect of a concrete contractor who helps repair or retrofit an existing house by adding partial new concrete footings with anchor bolts? I expect that carpenter will use no...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-20-2011, 09:23 PM
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Posted By redwood1922
Will a palm nailer fit? Mini or fullsize?

Can a palm nailer loaded with a 1 1/2 inch nail, plus a person's palm, fit in a 5 1/2 inch space between bottom of floorboard and top of a girder below? What about a 3 inch nail? Prefer fullsize palm...
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