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General Forum / Re: critique my paper plan for...
Last post by OlJarhead - March 07, 2023, 07:41:11 PM
There are some huge log homes that make 40x40 look like cottages ;)
General Forum / Re: three short questions abou...
Last post by OlJarhead - March 07, 2023, 07:39:51 PM
There used to be some pretty amazing builders posting here but it's been quiet lately.

I guess it depends on what you have in mind to do?  Structurally as long as the beams are solid with no rot at all, they may be fine.  Holes in the degrade the strength but that also depends on placement of the holes.

How would you use these?
Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Okanogan 14x24 by a lurker...
Last post by OlJarhead - March 06, 2023, 12:10:16 AM

The start of another cabin adventure!
General Forum / three short questions about he...
Last post by rusticrural - March 05, 2023, 10:14:09 AM
is it unusual or not that too unusual to have non-square beams such as 12x13 for example? of course I can wonder if its simply a website typo but..just in case it wasn't

and just curious for being new myself but generally when through holes were made on both axis of a barn beam are these perhaps not the best choice for to reclaim for exterior house walls or is there actually a general agreement on regarding 'weatherproofing' the weather-facing hole?

and finally please don't mind my naiveness if thats the case but for reclaimed hewn logs thats simply been stored in loose heaps just about off the ground outdoor - how should I handle these if I had wanted to build a house in the same year?
this is one particular example I meant about
(some web browsers seem to error on that webhost's http-vs-https redirects for some reason just as a friendly warning)
General Forum / Re: regarding wood or corrugat...
Last post by rusticrural - March 04, 2023, 08:26:09 PM
thanks to both of you, funny enough I had also been wondering a bit about reasonable ideas for different bottoms and mm I guess I hadn't really thought of a formed concrete slab so that one'll go onto the list too
Referral Links / Re: Truss Calculators
Last post by Medeek - March 04, 2023, 04:55:10 AM
!!!! BUG ALERT - SKETCHUP 2023 !!!!

I've just identified an issue with the Truss plugin and the current release of SU 2023.

Many of the tools within the Truss plugin still use the UI.inputbox module for simple menus, see example below:

If you notice that this type of menu appears (not an HTML menu) then press alt-tab which will then require you to refocus on the menu with your mouse and will also allow it to function correctly.

I don't know all of the details however it appears that the backend framework has extensively changed and in the process a few focus bugs have slipped through and need to be ironed out with SU 2023.  See status and more details at the thread below:

For now I would recommend staying with SU 2022 if you extensively use SketchUp combined with the Truss and Foundation plugins.  However the alt-tab work around should also keep you up and running if you have already migrated to SU 2023.

I am hoping that minor update will be forthcoming in the near future from SketchUp, which will save me from having to rewrite a significant amount of code and pull me away from the Floor plugin development.  If the bug is not fixed I will proceed to switch all remaining menus in the Truss and Foundation plugins  to HTML dialog type menus, that process could take upwards of two to three weeks.
General Forum / Re: greenhouse off log house?
Last post by OlJarhead - March 02, 2023, 07:00:10 PM
I don't see why there would be unless it's a new log house and has some settling to do -- then I'd attach the greenhouse the same way you frame the windows and doors to allow for movement.
General Forum / Re: regarding wood or corrugat...
Last post by MountainDon - March 01, 2023, 10:47:30 PM
I used a galvanized corrugated metal walled shower when visiting someone. It seems to have worked well for a number of years. Concrete floor sloped to drain.
General Forum / Re: regarding wood or corrugat...
Last post by OlJarhead - March 01, 2023, 03:23:07 PM
Don't see why it couldn't be done.  If using wood though, I'd be sure to seal it well and calk as needed.
General Forum / regarding wood or corrugated m...
Last post by rusticrural - March 01, 2023, 09:55:36 AM
just had to wonder if theres any particular forum or non-forum advices on completely walling a small bathroom with either wood or corrugated metal? it'll be for indoor uses (with an exhaust fan to suit indeed)

this corrugated example is the kind of compact room size I had in mind