Started by KJones, August 31, 2019, 12:52:58 PM
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Quote from: akwoodchuck on August 31, 2019, 01:27:56 PMSounds like an interesting area, and building with family is great fun...good luck!
Quote from: ChugiakTinkerer on September 05, 2019, 09:11:07 AMIndeed, Thanks for posting that wiki link by the way. I drove through that part of Kansas about thirty years ago on a cross-country trip and remember thinking how beautiful the limestone hills were. Now I know what the hills are called and am looking forward to seeing some pics.
Quote from: KJones on September 06, 2019, 06:36:30 AM...Yes I need to figure this picture thing out!Spending time in Alaska is hopefully a future vacation for me, how long have you been there?
Quote from: ChugiakTinkerer on September 06, 2019, 09:52:13 AMThe trick is hosting your images somewhere else and linking to them here. The forum thread gives a little more detail: https://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=15096.0I first came to Alaska in 1980 fresh out of high school. I went to University of Alaska in Fairbanks and got my BS in geology, then went to Colorado for grad school. I worked for a few years in Colorado then came back to Alaska in in 1995. The cross-country trip I mentioned was a summer doing field research while I worked on my MS.
Quote from: CabinNick on November 20, 2019, 09:18:28 PMWe did the same thing; poured in the fall and built the next summer. Hard to wait but exciting to finally get going! Look forward to seeing your build.
Quote from: azgreg on February 22, 2020, 01:07:14 PMWhen I click on your link I get: "Sorry, this page isn't available."
Quote from: KJones on February 21, 2020, 06:48:02 PMFeel free to take a look and if you have suggestions on a host for pictures that is free please let me know, thanks in advance.
Quote from: pmichelsen on February 24, 2020, 06:18:07 PMI've been using postimage.org since photobucket went south, seems to work alright.
Quote from: Don_P on February 22, 2021, 12:57:08 PMThe first pass through the truss designer is going to be cost conscious. Look at the deflection, if it is excessive have him run it again stiffening the truss up and see if it is cost effective to do so. One way to stiffen cheapest is to lower the internal pitch, but that is often not practical. The next is to use heavier or stiffer members, that is when the cost rises.
Quote from: Don_P on February 22, 2021, 12:57:08 PMScissors work fine and are a much better alternative to the "too high tie", or as one engineer calls it "the rafter buster". There is one caveat, look at the horizontal displacement on the truss drawings, scissors still deflect horizontally under load pushing outward on the walls. They are more flexible than a straight bottom chorded truss. The first pass through the truss designer is going to be cost conscious. Look at the deflection, if it is excessive have him run it again stiffening the truss up and see if it is cost effective to do so. One way to stiffen cheapest is to lower the internal pitch, but that is often not practical. The next is to use heavier or stiffer members, that is when the cost rises.
Quote from: Reninco on February 22, 2021, 07:48:32 PMHello Nate:If you already have a spec sheet and it does say max deflection of .28" (I feel you're reading the right figure) those are pretty good trusses deflection wise and I wouldn't lose any sleep tonight.I do have one other comment but I would have to see the truss drawings before commenting further.