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#21
Referral Links / Re: Medeek Project Plugin
Last post by Medeek - March 27, 2024, 01:54:14 AM
Version 1.2.1 - 03.27.2024
- Added cost analysis for windows units in walls within the Medeek Estimating Module.
- Added additional logic into the Medeek Scene Generator so that assemblies are ordered in the report logically by their assembly names.
#22
Referral Links / Re: Medeek Project Plugin
Last post by Medeek - March 24, 2024, 12:46:31 AM
Version 1.2.0 - 03.23.2024
- Added Headers (window, door, garage) for walls within the Medeek Estimating Module.
- Added Blocking for walls within the Medeek Estimating Module.
#23
Referral Links / Re: Medeek Project Plugin
Last post by Medeek - March 22, 2024, 02:03:18 AM
Version 1.1.9 - 03.22.2024
- Added a Weight Database to the Medeek Estimating Module.
- Enabled Weight Analysis to the Medeek Estimating Module for Rectangular Wall Panels.
- Fixed some minor bugs with the estimating module for wall panels.





#24
General Forum / Re: Mortar Consistency and Str...
Last post by rothbard - March 21, 2024, 05:34:05 PM
Lol no one answered it so I figured it out elsewhere.  I wasn't satisfied with the adhesion of my mortar.  I am solving the problem by fulling grouting all of the cells, and possibly applying surface bonding cement afterwards.  I'm required to grout my CMU anyway since it is 6 inch.

FWIW I think I was just ignorant about the properties of mortar.  I examined another wall built by someone else and it had pretty similar properties, I guess I was thinking a block wall magically was strong before it's grouted.  It seems without any other reinforcement block walls aren't good for much except in compression.
#25
Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - March 21, 2024, 03:07:05 PM
Version 3.5.6 - 03.21.2024

- Added built-in "Taped" and "Green Taped" gypsum materials for all wall types.
- Updated and added additional tool tips within the Global Settings.



#26
General Forum / Re: Mortar Consistency and Str...
Last post by Daut2000 - March 20, 2024, 11:37:04 PM
What problem? How do you solve? ???
#27
General Forum / Re: greenhouse off log house?
Last post by hickmankay - March 20, 2024, 01:59:31 AM
Doing this will make your house more stuffy and mold will appear on the pieces of wood. This will cause your wood to rot faster
#28
Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Okanogan 14x24 by a lurker...
Last post by OlJarhead - March 19, 2024, 08:42:26 AM
Today's cabin video :D 
#29
Plans Support / Re: Dormer plans for 1.5 20x30
Last post by Adam Raabe - March 15, 2024, 03:58:20 PM
Hi there Gearadrift, 

The shed and gable dormer framing options are actually in the booklet (on page 11) just under the Rafter Framing detail. 

Best to ya and wishing you all the best on the new project! 
#30
Plans Support / Dormer plans for 1.5 20x30
Last post by Gearadrift - March 15, 2024, 03:32:10 PM
Hello, I recently purchased plans for the 1.5 story 20x30 and would like add a shed dormer. I did a search of the forums and read an older post by John Raabe that said he had a plan that included shed and gable dormers for the 20x30. The link on the post took me to the country plans page where I ordered my plans set. I didn't see the dormer options, is that something that is available?
I spoke with my builder and he would like to have the dormer included in the plans.
Thank you in advance, plan kit received is great I've been looking it over and getting excited to break ground.