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by hankyknot
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Post to floor or beam?
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Post to floor or beam?

Ok so it's a single storey home, the beam supporting the trusses is 16ft and the first floor post would be directly above the basement post. The roof section over this part of the building is hipped although the trusses are basic triangles with collar ties at the top.
by hankyknot
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Post to floor or beam?
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Post to floor or beam?

We have a support beam in the basement that holds the floor joists for the first floor. We need to replace a smaller post that was on the original first floor supporting a smaller beam that in turn supported the trusses. When we replace this post, should we take it all the way down the basement beam...
by hankyknot
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Straightening a roofline and truss repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Straightening a roofline and truss repairs

Just to clarify they would be attached to the side of a stud with another stud beneath it, like a jack stud.
by hankyknot
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Straightening a roofline and truss repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Straightening a roofline and truss repairs

We need to straighten the roofline of our building. At some point someone cut out many of the truss sections that would act as wall ties and would have prevented the walls from bowing and the inevitable roof sag that followed. I plan to use a couple of chains and a turnbuckle to cinch the walls back...
by hankyknot
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Replacing a sill plate on a rock foundation
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Replacing a sill plate on a rock foundation

We have our main beam replace and are ready to install new sill plate where the old ones rotted away before installing our new wall. Whats the best way to attach these sill plates to the rock/masonry foundation?
by hankyknot
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Framing software?
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Framing software?

Can anyone recommend software that will help me with the framing design? I know Home Architect will create framing diagrams once you design the room but wondered if there were any other options people had used?
by hankyknot
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Sistering roof trusses
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Sistering roof trusses

After a more close up inspection once the scaffolding was in place I think sistering with 2x lumber on both side and 4" screws. Hadn't thought of removing the sheeting before lifting though, thanks for the tip!!
by hankyknot
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Main floor beam replacement, single storey building
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Main floor beam replacement, single storey building

Thanks for the advice, we finished the first half the other day and it worked like a charm. Not looking forward to manhandling the 35ft beam into place on the other side though lol :)
by hankyknot
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Sistering roof trusses
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Sistering roof trusses

One side of our single storey building ( current renovation project and future home and pottery studio) got wet and stayed wet. The end result is that in the rear section, where the apartment will be, one wall rotted out and collapsed. This dropped the ends of some of the trusses about a foot and th...
by hankyknot
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window drip cap length?
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Window drip cap length?

How much wider than the window should the drip cap be when installing a replacement window?
by hankyknot
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Main floor beam replacement, single storey building
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Main floor beam replacement, single storey building

We have to replace the main floor beam in a property we just purchased. 1 half of the building is about 35 feet, the second is about 16 feet. Currently there is what appears to be one beam running the length of the building. We would like to install a wall in the basement to divide the two areas so ...