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pier construction question?

Discussion in 'Residential Foundation Codes' started by Pcinspector1, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Francis Vineyard

    Francis Vineyard Sawhorse

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    Probably going sideways starting a new topic; by attaching the accessory structure to the garage does this make the garage fire area larger in respect to the distances of the dwelling and adjacent properties; whereas if it where attached or near the dwelling by itself?
     
  2. Francis Vineyard

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    The opinion here is we have hundreds if not thousands of these covered porches that have withstand the elements of winds and recently earthquakes; some for over a hundred years; and now the code says there's a problem. Is it because of lighter weight construction? Not enough mortise and tenon?

    When it came to requiring designs for elevated enclosed decks or sunrooms; designers for the most part where pulling all of the brackets available from the Simpson catalog and using bracing methods from the code; nothing unique here.
     

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