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Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Last post by Medeek on Yesterday at 10:03:41 PM »
Looks like we have the mid-span blocking firing on all cylinders now:



Notice the california corner still needs to be beveled where it abuts the top plate, I guess I missed that one earlier, I'm on it.

After that I will work on the cavity insulation.

I will release the gable wall to the public once I have completed the previous checklist, I will keep posting updates as I complete each item.  The ETA could be in a as little as two days or it could be as far out as two weeks depending on if I run into any specific roadblocks along the way.  You never know until you dig into the code.
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Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Last post by Medeek on Yesterday at 09:58:00 PM »
A bit more to do with the framing but it appears to be mostly there now, notice the mid-span blocking algorithm will need some additional logic:


The critical items still needing further attention are:

- Cavity insulation
- Mid-span blocking
- Sheathing, Cladding, Gypsum
-  Ext. Trim: Corner Trim, Band Board, Frieze Board
- Quoins
- Beam Pocket cut outs (sheathing, cladding, gypsum)

The future items that will need to be addressed at a later date are:

- Estimating quantities for Gable Walls
- Framing dimensions for Gable Walls
- Simpson Strong-Walls
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General Forum / Re: 14'x30' shed/workshop
« Last post by GaryT on Yesterday at 06:23:15 AM »
what akwoodchuck said.
Gary
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Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
« Last post by Medeek on Yesterday at 02:47:29 AM »
Working on in-wall columns for gable walls:



A full height column just butts up to the underside of the top plate(s) and is cut at a bevel to match the pitch of the wall as shown.

A more interesting scenario is where the column is less than or more than the plate height and you might then have a beam pocket, in this case at the peak of the wall:

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General Forum / Re: 14'x30' shed/workshop
« Last post by akwoodchuck on July 03, 2020, 09:41:34 PM »
I'd use helical posts...by the time you figure in your time, as well as all the parts pieces and materials, you're money ahead of sonotubes, done faster with a better product.
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General Forum / Re: 14'x30' shed/workshop
« Last post by Don_P on July 03, 2020, 06:27:34 PM »
The sail area of the largest walls are 9.5'x30'x I'd use 20 lbs per square foot for wind. The connection from pier to floor is not rigid, it's a hinge. If you have metalworking skills I'd tie bar stock to the vertical rebar in the piers and poke it out of the sonotube horizontally as a brace mounting point. Then tie angle, pipe or square tube to that as a diagonal brace up to the floor girders.  The braced walls above are then over a braced foundation. It sort of like putting a car on the dining room table, it'll hold it as long as nobody bumps the table. If you brace the legs with a diagonal from the foot of the legs up to the apron it'll hold it a lot more comfortably if there is a lateral force.

The piers need to be on footings large enough to distribute the weight over enough area not to sink.

Residential floor load is usually 40 psf, then the weight of your toys, roof no snow is back to that 20 psf wind, if snow is greater it controls. At typical loading the floor would work, use appropriate hangers on the joists.

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Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Last post by Gary O on July 03, 2020, 05:12:17 PM »
Hi there John and Gary. Yes it is pretty quiet here.

FYI, we have as of this May closed our preschool because of the coronavirus. We're splitting our time between the suburbs and the cabin, alternating more or less a week at a time. The forest surrounding us is locked up due to wildfire hazard combined with coronavirus danger the firefighters might face.  With the reduced air traffic and no road traffic, the forest is very peaceful.
Same here
Getting a bit of brownish grey to the eastern sky
Hope it's not a wild fire

Good to hear from you too, sir Don
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General Forum / Re: Cabin Water Pump, Tank and Heater
« Last post by MountainDon on July 03, 2020, 11:44:31 AM »
This should help with the propane / cold weather question.   I have friends here who have avoided the whole freezing weather thing by using a buried ASME tank. Big (1000 gallon, 800 usable capacity)  and I think not cheap. They have replaceable anodes and do not need recertifications. We use portable cylinders but have no high demand appliances.

https://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=10186.0
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Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Last post by MountainDon on July 03, 2020, 11:38:29 AM »
Hi there John and Gary. Yes it is pretty quiet here.

FYI, we have as of this May closed our preschool because of the coronavirus. We're splitting our time between the suburbs and the cabin, alternating more or less a week at a time. The forest surrounding us is locked up due to wildfire hazard combined with coronavirus danger the firefighters might face.  With the reduced air traffic and no road traffic, the forest is very peaceful.

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