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Referral Links / Re: Medeek Electrical Plugin
Last post by Medeek - June 22, 2024, 03:19:44 PM
Version 1.4.6 - 06.22.2024
- Added "generators" under misc. fixtures.
- Added "water heaters" under misc. fixtures.
- Added a variety of other common electrical devices categories under misc. fixtures.

Referral Links / Re: Medeek Electrical Plugin
Last post by Medeek - June 19, 2024, 09:19:29 PM
Version 1.4.5 - 06.19.2024
- Added "disconnect switches" under misc. fixtures.
- Added a twin meter socket to the built-in library.
- Updated the Legend tool to include service entrance devices.
- Updated the Electrical Estimating module to include service entrance devices.
- Added voltage and amperage as parameters for service entrance devices.
- Changed the label text for service entrance devices to voltage and amperage.

Referral Links / Re: Medeek Electrical Plugin
Last post by Medeek - June 18, 2024, 12:37:51 AM
Version 1.4.4 - 06.17.2024
- Added the "Draw Service Entrance" function to the primary toolbar.
- Enabled the ability to draw service entrance devices: CSED and Meter Socket.

For the callout and 2D symbol I'm not really sure what I should use, for now I'm showing the device part number and a simple rectangle.  Any thoughts or suggestions in this regard will be appreciated.
Referral Links / Re: Truss Calculators
Last post by Medeek - June 15, 2024, 02:10:54 AM
Version 3.5.4 - 06.15.2024
- Fixed a bug introduced in Version 3.4.7 for all rafter and truss roofs.

!! Critical Bug Fix !!
Note that this bug only reveals itself if you have the sub-fascia for the truss or rafter roof turned off.  This bug applies to both truss and rafter roofs (gable).
General Forum / Re: Question about cracks on t...
Last post by rothbard - June 14, 2024, 02:11:38 PM
Wow that is one hell of a footer.

My footer is about 8 months old and my foundation is about 3-6montsh old depending on what section you look at.  I have a couple hairline top-bottom vertical cracks on the outside of the blocks.  Pretty sure it's settling or thermal expansion/cycling.  

Don't know what this situation is for you but I can tell you I am not concerned in the slightest about those cracks in my blocks.  If they were horizontally sheared or start to become more than 1/4" wide I might start sweating.  Houses are gonna settle a little.   But I can also tell you I am the least knowledgeable person on this entire forum, hope you get some better input.
Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - June 12, 2024, 07:43:47 PM
Tutorial 49 - Component Libraries (13:05 min.)

Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - June 12, 2024, 05:54:36 PM
Version 3.6.5 - 06.12.2024
Added the following Simpson Strong-Tie heavy girder hangers to the beam hanger library: HGUS5.62/10, HGUS5.62/12, HGUS5.62/14, HGUS6.88/10, HGUS6.88/12, HGUS6.88/14, HGUS7.37/10, HGUS7.37/12, HGUS7.37/14, HGUS26, HGUS26-2, HGUS26-3, HGUS26-4, HGUS28, HGUS28-2, HGUS28-3, HGUS28-4, HGUS210, HGUS210-2, HGUS210-3, HGUS210-4, HGUS212-3, HGUS212-4, HGUS214-3, HGUS214-4, HGUS5.25/10, HGUS46, HGUS48, HGUS410, HGUS412.
General Forum / Re: Leaky Dam Overflow Assembl...
Last post by JJYJR - June 12, 2024, 02:54:12 PM
Did you complete the repair of this leaky dam?  I have a similar situation, and I am wondering what you did.  Did you consider a horizontal drain pipe at the pond/lake/pool level through the dam - something contractors are suggesting to me?  Thanks.  
General Forum / Question about cracks on the c...
Last post by nicholasklein - June 11, 2024, 11:30:17 PM
I'm building a concrete block wall house. The footer is 3 foot wide, 13 inches deep and filled with 4200 psi steel fiber mix along with two runs of rebar around the perimeter of the house footer. The footer concrete is also poured on very hard ground. The concrete block was stacked last year.merge fruit However, today, there are some small cracks in the walls around the window. The cracks are the widest at the top and travel almost all the way down to the footer.  There is not a roof on yet either.

Is this normal settling of things or what ?
Thanks in advance!
Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Kodiak Alaska - Our journe...
Last post by scubasurvival - June 11, 2024, 02:16:43 AM
Kodiak Island, known for its rugged beauty, abundant wildlife, and untamed wilderness, offers a unique backdrop for such an undertaking.