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Offline astidham

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Re: OKLAHOMA 20X30 SINGLE STORY
« Reply #75 on: July 24, 2010, 05:09:06 PM »
Got the last exterior wall up today


Also the lateral braces


close up of the braces
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« Reply #76 on: July 24, 2010, 05:45:34 PM »
its official you did a very good job looks like you worked very hard today and this week,.,.can"t wait for the side plywood,.,.

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« Reply #77 on: July 24, 2010, 07:57:11 PM »
Looks like you are making progress  :) Don't forget the wind blows from the other way too, brace back under it  ;)

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« Reply #78 on: July 25, 2010, 06:27:07 AM »
thanks Don_P I will!
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« Reply #79 on: July 28, 2010, 07:56:40 PM »
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started the loft joist



lateral braces the short direction are sandwiched 5' 2x6s


trusses were delivered
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« Reply #80 on: July 29, 2010, 03:54:59 AM »
well looking very good. i know it was hard to but on the 20 footers., i see you have grown horns,., its official you are looking like your mom,.,.lol,.
please send more pics when you have them,.,.dad

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« Reply #81 on: July 29, 2010, 11:07:43 AM »
Nice looking trusses, that takes care of the horizontal spread problem we've talked about with high ties and stick frame rafters. Looks like you got dropped gables to make the overhang framing work better.

The lateral braces you built are good for preventing the girder from rolling, I would add framing angles between brace and girder to lock them in place from sliding. The posts themselves are still unbraced in that direction to my way of thinking though.

Looking at the loft framing (this is not a single story house) I'm not seeing a let in ledger to support the joists. You are supposed to set the joists on something rather than hanging on nails there. A stud nailed up alongside each existing stud, under each joist...or for that matter 2x4's even a 2x2 stood up under each joist would take care of that support instead of the let in ledger.

There was the day I got to the job and the house was full of goats and their calling cards, his longhorns had luckily stopped at the ramp. I still wonder if they would have punched through the subfloor :o

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Re: OKLAHOMA 20X30 SINGLE STORY
« Reply #82 on: July 29, 2010, 12:03:11 PM »
Thanks Don_P, the loft was a later Idea.
I am putting 2x4 studs under the 2x12s for support, and the trusses are dropped gables.
Also I will put in a 2x6 in the space of the lateral supports!
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« Reply #83 on: July 31, 2010, 07:38:08 PM »
Got the majority of the sheathing on today with the help of my brother in law Rob








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« Reply #84 on: July 31, 2010, 07:45:43 PM »
wow very impressed todd,. i guess you can move in tommorrow,.,. it looks great ,.,.dad

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« Reply #85 on: July 31, 2010, 07:50:34 PM »
Thanks DAD
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« Reply #86 on: August 01, 2010, 06:35:30 AM »
son when do you start on the trusses? or are you going to finish the plywood sides,.,.then put on the upstairs floor,. man you got things to do,..looks like your getting there,.,.dad

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« Reply #87 on: August 01, 2010, 11:50:48 AM »
Trusses are going up today...pics soon to come ;)
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« Reply #88 on: August 01, 2010, 01:45:26 PM »
wonderfulness,.,.

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« Reply #89 on: August 01, 2010, 03:25:46 PM »
Making great progress!
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« Reply #90 on: August 01, 2010, 04:49:47 PM »
Thanks Sassy,
we finished doubling the top plate today, here is Robby the wall walker!


the heat slowed us down today (110 degrees) but we got one gable and one scissor truss.







 my beautiful wife in the cabin!

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« Reply #91 on: August 01, 2010, 06:59:10 PM »
very well done,. i know its hot,. but it looks like you are doing great,. the help you have was needed i could tell,.dad  [cool]

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« Reply #92 on: August 01, 2010, 08:26:58 PM »
110 degrees.... you are motivated - good job.  :)
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« Reply #93 on: August 01, 2010, 08:53:53 PM »
110 degrees.... you are motivated - good job.  :)
Thanks glenn
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« Reply #94 on: August 07, 2010, 05:49:41 PM »
not finished but did get a couple more trusses up




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« Reply #95 on: August 07, 2010, 07:09:12 PM »
i see you got a man basket great job son,. looking very nice ,.,.dad

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« Reply #96 on: August 08, 2010, 05:01:54 PM »
finished putting the trusses up today with my friend Thai










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« Reply #97 on: August 08, 2010, 05:24:39 PM »
finished putting the trusses up today with my friend Thai











you did very well today,. you and thai., the heat is building but you  will be fine,. did you deside how your putting your roof on? i am sure you will figure that out to ., keep sending the pics,.,.dad

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« Reply #98 on: August 08, 2010, 07:30:45 PM »
At first light tomorrow go out and nail some diagonal 2x4's across the tops of the trusses from wall plate to ridge, at least one on each side at each end, 4 total minimum before a gust picks up  ;) Put a nail into each truss you cross, leave enough head up that you can pull them easily later. I've seen the whole stack tip over in the wind if you get a storm before it has ply on it.

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« Reply #99 on: August 09, 2010, 05:43:20 AM »
Thank You Don_P I will
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