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Discussion in 'Contractor Talk' started by ICE, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. ICE

    ICE Sawhorse

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    The roof diaphragm can provide a little or a lot of resistance. It depends on the building that’s under it. My engineer explained that a recent roof was built with the capacity for 260 lbs. per lineal foot but only 60 lbs. was required.

    The subject came up because an inspector disallowed roof sheathing that was fastened with staples instead of nails. As it turns out staples are about 80% as efficient as nails. Then another engineer said that staples allow movement greater than that which a nail would allow.

    It is worth noting that plans almost always specify common nails and common nails are almost alwys replaced with sinkers. A 20% reduction for sinkers is about right.

    As an aside; try ripping stapled plywood from framing..... It ain't coming off.
    When I worked as a carpenter I used a finish nail gun for things like handrail backing and fireblocks. The nail gun is smaller which is a plus and the block wouldn't move when I shot it. Other carpenters scoffed until they tried to pull a block out.
     
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    FIGURE R602.10.8.2(2)
    BRACED WALL PANEL CONNECTION OPTION TO PERPENDICULAR RAFTERS OR ROOF TRUSSES

    Is an alternate which uses the eave and then transfer the load using soffit sheathing back to the braced wall panel.
     
  3. ICE

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  4. ICE

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    This is what a C-tap looks like when it was crimped with bolt cutters.

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  5. Norcal

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    Did write a correction for it?
     
  6. ICE

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    Absolutely. Beyond that, only two wires are allowed in a C-tap.
     
  7. ICE

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    The second story addition is legal.

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    This was approved too.

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    Needs paint.

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  8. ICE

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    A well advertised contractor asked me to approve a furnace and A/C. They just don't even try to get it right.

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  9. ICE

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    They sell the work faster than they can hire competent people to perform the work.


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    Hey....But they know they need the 181B tape.....
     
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    Won't foam rubber break down from heat over time?
     
  12. ICE

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    Maybe but I don't think it would matter.
     
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    No, it won't matter. Everyone will be dead from carbon monoxide poisoning well before it breaks down.
     
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    “How do i cite thee ... let me count the ways”
     
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    This will be a basement of a 9000 sq.ft. house.
     
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    Until the surcharge from that retaining wall/ hill makes it a 0000 ft house....
     
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    Okay, I get it, it's a low budget project. There must be one heck of a view or else you would think they could've found a much better lot.
     
  20. ICE

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    Wait till you see the pool.
     

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