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#41
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.)

#42
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.



#43
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:



#44
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...
#45
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?
#46
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.
#47
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.
#48
General Forum / Levelling Joists
Last post by rothbard - May 31, 2024, 10:34:37 AM
I am about to put subfloor in.  I used the crawlspace design with 2x12 20' long joists (select structural).  Curious if anyone here did any levelling techniques on their joists.  I discovered after I already finished framing the floor that the crowning and warps in such long joists can lead to quite significant different from one to the next.  I think since I used SS lumber I can get away with planing them down quite a bit if needed (up to 3/4" or so), but also curious if anyone has just scabbed segments of smaller lumber on the sides to level the tops or shimmed them.

This is my first time working with subflooring.  But I have no interior load bearing walls.  Honestly don't care if it's not level, just curious just how bad I can get away with on uneven levelness of joist tops with 3/4" plywood.
#49
Referral Links / Re: Truss Calculators
Last post by Medeek - May 30, 2024, 04:37:16 PM
Version 3.5.2 - 05.30.2024
- Enabled ceiling insulation for floor trusses: Batt, Blown-in.
- Enabled ceiling insulation for I-Joist and Lumber floors: Batt, Blown-in.
- Fixed a bug with ceiling gypsum for inset floors (I-joist and Lumber).
- Fixed a minor bug with joist hangers for common lumber sizes for inset floors.







Honestly I didn't want to spend too much time updating this module since the new Floor plugin will supersede it, however since I do intend on retaining it within the Truss plugin for the foreseeable future, I thought it best to bring it up to speed with the other truss assemblies, and add the insulation option.

Some of these updates seem small now and very incremental however they all take time and energy and they usually involve fairly tedious updates to the attribute library code and the HTML menus.

The Truss plugin overall probably still has the most work that needs to be done of all the plugins.  Compared to the Wall plugin this plugin has many partially finished tools and features and still certain trusses that are missing advanced options.  The work will go on.
#50
Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Okanogan 14x24 by a lurker...
Last post by OlJarhead - May 30, 2024, 10:35:51 AM