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Building a new House

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by krap22, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Dec 7, 2012 at 8:10 AM
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    krap22

    krap22 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    We just broke ground last week. The first 6 months was the planning and BS to get things set in motion.
     
  2. Dec 7, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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    krap22

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    Hense the :rolleyes: in my post. :D

    I know the BS will flow whether I approve of it or not.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2012 at 8:15 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Thanks

    I'm kinda suprised at the minimal uplift connections you stated

    We generally do more than that here , without the tornado threat
     
  4. Dec 7, 2012 at 8:40 AM
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    We don't really design for tornadoes, per se. The design wind speed we use is 90MPH and generally translates to ~25psf uplift. Then you have 15psf dead load, so you're really just looking at 10psf net uplift (maybe 400 pounds per truss - easily handled by a small clip). Tornadoes go up to 300MPH, so I think the general consensus is, if you are unlucky enough to get hit by a tornado, a stick-frame building isn't going to hold up anyways. So we just design for heavy storm winds
     
  5. Dec 7, 2012 at 8:54 AM
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    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Are you a PEng ?
     
  6. Dec 7, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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    Hopefully soon...will take the exam in a year and a half.
     
  7. Dec 7, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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    This is good to know. I know we do get at least 1 storm a year that gets 60-80 mph winds coming through. Trying to build for a storm with 200 mph winds would just cost too much, that is why we have basements.
     
  8. Dec 7, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    You should do a poured in place wall all the way up AND a poured concrete roof tied in to the walls with rebar hooks, on a light weight pan deck sitting on steel trusses.:cool:
    I designed a house like that in FL for the hurricanes back in '07. I was going to build it for myself when the market crashed. Good luck tornado, give it your best:cool:

    The only thing you would have to replace would be some windows, siding and roof shingles. Otherwise its bomb proof.

    It would cost a bit more, but man!! Solid.

    The engineer looked at me like I was a nutjob. He actually said, have you ever heard of overkill.

    Plus the roof would NEVER leak.
     
  9. Dec 7, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    :thumbsup:
     
  10. Dec 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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  11. Dec 8, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    View the build. Too much to list.
    I thought you have like 6 months to go?... That's not soon!
     
  12. Dec 8, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    Yes it is
     
  13. Dec 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    It is for home builders...who are typically slower than molasses in winter:cool:
     
  14. Dec 10, 2012 at 7:25 AM
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    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Hope the snow we got yesterday didn't send your builder into hibernation ;)
     
  15. Dec 10, 2012 at 8:09 AM
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    Nope, it will be back in the 40's later this week. :cool:
     
  16. Dec 10, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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  17. Dec 10, 2012 at 8:17 AM
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    southern_x FJ FTW!

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    looks like a pretty spacious house!

    Im just finally finishing mine up been moved in for 2months let me tell you the process seems forever but once your moved in its well worth it ;)
     
  18. Dec 10, 2012 at 8:20 AM
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    And the honeydo lists will keep ypu busy for 2 to 3 years. ;)
     
  19. Dec 10, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    honey do list for only 2-3 years, I could only be so lucky.:rolleyes:
     
  20. Dec 10, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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    I have found that Canada is always a step or three ahead of the states as far as code revisions go. As far as hurricane ties are concerned where I live every truss is required a hurricane tie regardless of the uplift value.
     
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