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#11
Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - June 08, 2024, 08:19:52 PM
Version 3.6.4 - 06.08.2024
- Added the following additional Wide Flange (W) beams to the beam module: W10X49, W10X54, W10X60, W10X68, W10X77, W10X88, W10X100, W10X112, W12X45, W12X50, W12X53, W12X58, W12X65, W12X72, W12X79, W12X87, W12X96, W12X106, W12X120, W12X136, W12X152, W12X170, W12X190, W30X90, W30X99, W30X108.
- Added the following Simpson Strong-Tie heavy girder hangers to the beam hanger library: HGUS2.75/10, HGUS2.75/12, HGUS2.75/14, HGUS3.25/10, HGUS3.25/12, HGUS412, HGUS5.25/10, HGUS5.25/12, HGUS5.5/8, HGUS5.5/10, HGUS5.5/12, HGUS5.5/14, HGUS7.25/8, HGUS7.25/10, HGUS7.25/12, HGUS7.25/14.
- Allowed the use of a period "." in custom beam hanger library names.

#12
Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Okanogan 14x24 by a lurker...
Last post by OlJarhead - June 08, 2024, 09:49:32 AM
Your next install of "The Old Jarhead's Cabin"
#13
Referral Links / Re: Foundation Plugin for Sket...
Last post by Medeek - June 06, 2024, 03:18:09 PM
Version 1.9.9 - 06.06.2024
- Added additional rebar sizes for slab reinforcement for slab and SOG foundations: #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #14, #18.

#14
Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - June 06, 2024, 12:54:41 PM
Tutorial 48 - Elevation Swing Lines (8:31 min.)

#15
Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - June 06, 2024, 02:04:58 AM
Version 3.6.3 - 06.06.2024
- Enabled elevation swing/opening lines for doors and windows.
- Added elevation swing line annotation settings to the Door tab of the Global Settings.
- Added elevation swing line annotation settings to the Window tab of the Global Settings.
- Enabled opening and closing for all double hung type windows.



#16
Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - June 05, 2024, 04:16:36 PM
All of the rectangular window types with their elevation swing/open lines:



#17
Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Okanogan 14x24 by a lurker...
Last post by OlJarhead - June 04, 2024, 08:51:57 AM
I was asked for this one and hope it helps someone...
#18
Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - June 03, 2024, 11:39:24 PM
Double sliders are kind of interesting windows.



Sometimes I forget how cool it is to be able to create something like this in SketchUp and have it animate like it does. Can I say I love my job?
#19
General Forum / Re: Levelling Joists
Last post by rothbard - June 03, 2024, 05:30:56 PM
Sweet, thanks for sharing. 

I've already put some plywood in and now they're level within 1/4".  I threw some plywood on it and it had no trouble conforming.

Of course the next nightmare was toenailing the 2x12s into the sill.  I started with 4" of bearing on the sill and just from a single toe-nail half of it was lost, a pretty consistent outcome from any joist I tried it on...  seems when doug fir is dry it's about impossible to toenail into it.  Debating on whether it's worth the risk of more splitting to add hurricane ties.  I'm thinking if the joist runs out of bearing due to toenailing I guess I will just cut out a notch on the bottom eliminating the split and rest it on a doubled sill plate.

Edit:  Came up with new plan, will go back and measure bearing on plates.  Calculated minimum bearing for 16" o/c 19'1" 2x12 is  0.55 in of full 2x or ~0.825 in^2.  Seems incredibly unlikely any splintered to the point that only that much is left of the 4" bearing (6 in^2) but if so I will drill through the concrete blocks, bolt through them into a ledger board and rest the offending joists on 1.5" of bearing on a ledger attached to the CMU wall.
#20
General Forum / Re: Levelling Joists
Last post by NathanS - June 01, 2024, 08:19:42 AM
I would leave it. Glue and ring shank nails to hold down 3/4 subfloor will go a long ways to pulling everything tighter. If you put a wood floor down it will hide difference even more.

If you feel like you have a gap between plywood and joist somewhere, you could draw it together with a screw, then glue will hold it once it's set, I doubt you will need to do that but could have it handy just in case.

My second floor 2x12 joists had a fair bit of variance to them - actual dimensional variability. I can subtly tell where the midspan beam is, but I am sure no one else can notice.