Started by NathanS, May 13, 2016, 11:04:09 AM
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Quote from: NathanS on July 25, 2016, 10:35:04 AMThanks Don. I will closely check for shake.It's nice to know that if I anchor the posts down, those and the sill plate will still be there after the rest of the house flies away. I have another question for anyone reading. The LVL is going in the floor deck, with 2x12s attached by hangers. Unfortunately the LVL is 11 7/8 and the joists are 11 1/4. A 5/8s difference. It seems like the thing to do is notch the double top plate 5/8 an inch to line up the LVL with the subfloor above. I'd also have to drop the two bathroom walls by 5/8 an inch. The living space would get trimmed out with hemlock to match the posts to hide the LVL.
Quote from: Don_P on July 25, 2016, 09:32:55 PMOne more option, LVL's come in 11.25" as well, you can also rip an LVL (which you cannot do with solid sawn dimensional lumber) IF the size is then adequate. I have raised the lvl and dropped the joists as well. If preserving the entire floor diaphragm as a unit is critical, attaching blocking to the lvl and sheathing in each joist bay would provide the required edge blocking to do that.
Quote from: Redoverfarm on August 12, 2016, 05:35:49 PMI believe when I used Advantech they recommended a polyurethane glue. Pretty messy as well and the only thing to clean it off was Acetone.I would at least seal the floor. I didn't and everything that was spilled onto it stained it. It's actually very porous despite it smooth looking appearance.