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#91
General Forum / Re: Is there a span table for ...
Last post by OlJarhead - May 09, 2024, 04:07:01 PM
I recall finding one that I think MD shared once...might have to search the forum for Span tables
#93
General Forum / Is there a span table for some...
Last post by Oughted - May 08, 2024, 02:40:04 AM
While I have built lots of buildings with standard floor joists, I am wanting to build a Chalet type home with a loft and exposed beams on the first floor.
Is there a span table for something like  4 x 10 beam?

Thanks
Mike
#94
General Forum / WANTED Family Circle Bolt-toge...
Last post by Motovista - May 05, 2024, 05:39:16 PM
I'm not sure if this is the right category for this post, if it isn't, please relocate it Mods.

I've been looking for the plans for the Family Circle Bolt-together house designed by Jeff Milstein. Sadly, I haven't been able to find them online, which is surprising in this internet age we inhabit. I saw an article today in the NYT about one of these houses that just sold, and figured I would look anew. So far, without any luck.
I have specific reasons for looking for those plans, and don't need links to anything else, no matter how well meaning.
If you have a set of the plans, or a copy of a set of the original plans, or even a link to a place I can download or purchase a copy of the original plans, without purchasing something else I have absolutely no interest in buying, please let me know.
Thank you.
motovista AT gmail or yahoo dot com
#95
Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Okanogan 14x24 by a lurker...
Last post by OlJarhead - May 05, 2024, 01:08:54 PM
Super awesome week at the cabin!!!  So much done, can't wait to share!
#96
Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - May 04, 2024, 05:34:50 PM
Version 3.6.0 - 05.04.2024
- Added the ability to create custom "Vertical Shiplap" wall cladding materials within the Material Library.
- Enabled "3D" Vertical Shiplap wall cladding for all wall types: Rectangular, Gable, Shed and Hip.





This update per customer request.
#97
Referral Links / Re: Truss Calculators
Last post by Medeek - May 03, 2024, 01:32:35 PM
Version 3.4.4 - 05.02.2024
- Added ceiling gypsum for cambered and mono cathedral trusses.
- Enabled the "Edit Truss Assembly" function for cambered and mono cathedral trusses (imperial and metric units).
- Enabled labels for cambered and mono cathedral trusses.
- Fixed some minor bugs for mono cathedral trusses.



#98
Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - May 01, 2024, 07:34:01 PM
Version 3.5.9 - 05.01.2024
- Added a rainscreen option for gable walls (vertical, horizontal, 45 and 135 degree).
- Added a rainscreen option for shed walls (vertical, horizontal, 45 and 135 degree).
- Added a rainscreen option for hip walls (vertical, horizontal, 45 and 135 degree).
- Updated the license verification system with a more secure and improved algorithm.





#99
Referral Links / Re: Truss Calculators
Last post by Medeek - May 01, 2024, 12:27:24 AM
Version 3.4.3 - 04.30.2024
- Added ceiling gypsum for tray and coffer trusses.
- Enabled the "Edit Truss Assembly" function for tray and coffer trusses (imperial and metric units).
- Enabled labels for tray and coffer trusses.
- Updated the license verification system with a more secure and improved algorithm.

#100
General Forum / Re: Frame the house
Last post by rothbard - April 29, 2024, 04:34:58 PM


The options I was looking at

(1) Framing first, then sheathing, to keep weight down
(2) Get some scaffolding, then do the old school balloon framing method of toenailing a couple studs up, then the top plate, then fill in the studs using the scaffolding
(3) Follow what cody did ( https://www.countryplans.com/cody.html ) and do it in panels.
(4) Do it in sections and use the interlocking top plates

Only option (3) makes me particularly nervous, but Cody pulled it off well.  If you decide to not have to raise a wall at all, essential craftsman has a video of (2) https://youtu.be/d7pDvk8r3jI?t=608