Started by chaddhamilton, October 17, 2011, 11:56:16 AM
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Quote from: archimedes on October 17, 2011, 12:37:25 PMNice design.How long are those roof rafters? They look like they're well over 20 ft. I didn't know you could get dimensional lumber that long.
Quote from: archimedes on October 17, 2011, 01:24:40 PM2 x 12's, 2 x 10's ? Either way, I bet they weren't cheap. Looking forward to seeing your project.
Quote from: chaddhamilton on October 17, 2011, 11:56:16 AMFor the foundation, the plans call for 15 steel screw piles, but I went with post and beam. This required hiring an engineer as my inspector was not keen on any post and beam foundation in clay soil. I dug my holes to 5' deep and then use 6x6 pt posts backfilled with concrete.
Quote from: MountainDon on October 17, 2011, 05:41:37 PMQ: I'm curious as to the size of hole (how many inches square x 5 feet deep) the engineer spec'd. as well if he spec'd. the concrete all the way, top to bottom, in effect making a much larger post face to the earth? And did he spec. a limit to how much pier height above the ground for the five feet in the ground?
Quote from: JHall on October 24, 2011, 05:56:43 PMI really like that plan. I have looked at it several times.I am in the piedmont of North Carolina. I wonder if the engineer you used for the foundation could do the same in my location. I look forward to your next update.JH