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Offline ffpara

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20X40 1.5 STORY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
« on: April 20, 2017, 10:36:11 AM »
Plans are done, Permits pulled, and Basement/Septic should be started this May. Location is 40 Acres near Bryce Canyon. I hired a contractor for the Basement and Septic but will be building the rest myself. As long as the contractor doesn't Back-out it should be poured by end of May. I've had lots of problems finding a contractor that was willing to do the job and cost a lot more than I had planned because of how remote it is and lack of contractors near by.
Land:
20170417_154858 by sbahde, on Flickr
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Re: 20X40 1.5 STORY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 10:40:56 AM »
Plans:
Front Elevation:
Screenshot_20170420-103204 by sbahde, on Flickr
Rear elevation:
Screenshot_20170420-103217 by sbahde, on Flickr
Rt:
Screenshot_20170420-103121 by sbahde, on Flickr
Lt
Screenshot_20170420-103028 by sbahde, on Flickr
Cross:
Screenshot_20170420-103056 by sbahde, on Flickr

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Re: 20X40 1.5 STORY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 12:29:12 PM »
Welcome to the forum and good luck with the foundation work.  Will this be a residence or a getaway cabin?
My cabin build thread: Alaskan remote 16x28 1.5 story

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Re: 20X40 1.5 STORY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 01:28:14 PM »
Thanks. Getaway cabin until I retire then a summer home. To much snow in the winters for my liking.

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Re: 20X40 1.5 STORY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 04:45:41 PM »
My eyes can't read the plan notes so this might all be in there, the collar tie section drawing, rafter ties should be in the lower third of roof height unless the ridge is designed as a beam. The ledger for the loft should be notched into the studs rather than simply nailed to them. Then the loft joists pass over the ledger and nail into the sides of the studs providing more tie to the building. Don't forget to fireblock between studs there between the floors and in all the walls that exceed 10' in height to cut down on the chimney effect if a fire does get into a wall. Best luck in May.

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Re: 20X40 1.5 STORY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 05:58:18 PM »
Thanks Don_P for taking a look at the plans. Its just a ridge board not a beam. The loft is supported by 6x12 beams 4' on center and the second floor will be 2x6 T&G. the beams sit on 3-2x6 and then bolted into a stud. The plans call for either an entire 2nd floor and its also engineered for the last 12' in the living room to be open. Ill probably go with just a partial loft. Will be blocking at 8' max need blocking for the shear walls too. Any advice is welcome. One place in the plans it does say ridge beam though its only 1- 13/4x117/8 lvl because we started off with a ridge beam, but it didn't work out so we went with a ridge board and the engineer forgot to change it and I didn't catch it tell later. Cost more money for the change and to print out the new plans so I left it, the inspector was ok with it thankfully.

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Re: 20X40 1.5 STORY IN SOUTHERN UTAH
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 07:05:03 PM »
Bet you can hardly wait for the contractor to get going.  Thanks for sharing.  You plans are very similar to what we have planned; look forward to following your build.