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Vertical structures which usually enclose, divide, define, or protect an area.

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Those diagonal braces appear to be temporary bracing in order to get the roof and siding installed for two reasons: 1) different length braces, and 2) lack of double nailing at each stud. If the diag …
answered Jun 30 '21 by Lee Sam
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Bigger loads from your roof onto your walls will require larger and stronger walls. Likewise, larger door and window headers plus larger garage door header and support posts. … Also there are minimum standards for connecting the walls to the foundation. …
answered Sep 20 '21 by Lee Sam
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It’s fire rated and prevents the walls from being scratched up. …
answered Dec 19 '21 by Lee Sam
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You didn’t provide the footnotes to the charts, so let’s do this longhand. The roof live loading is 70 psf snow load plus 15 psf dead load for a total load of 85 psf. The floor live load is 40 psf plu …
answered Jul 4 '21 by Lee Sam
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Depends on the load (weight and height above sill) acting parallel to the wall and sill plate. We’ve learned that a load on the wall will just unzip it from the sill plate as the load gets transferred …
answered Oct 16 '21 by Lee Sam
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You don’t indicate where this is located nor what the roof snow load is, so I’ll make some assumptions and you can tell me where I’m wrong. The roof could be constructed with trusses that span the ent …
answered Jun 8 '21 by Lee Sam
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(The house will want to “rotate” under those loads and that load will need to be transferred to the side walls or down to the existing footing.) Every building settles during construction. …
answered Jul 30 '21 by Lee Sam
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All buildings settle. Most settlement is planned and occurs uniformly and immediately after the weight of the new building materials are added to the freshly excavated soil. (This usually occurs withi …
answered Oct 14 '21 by Lee Sam
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Usually this is in reference to vertical loads (headers supporting brick walls, etc.) For horizontal loads there are other concerns. Bracing supports are not critical load supports. …
answered Oct 23 '21 by Lee Sam
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Plywood shear clips are outdated and seldom used anymore. (Most designers can reduce the thickness of the sheathing and use T&G edges.) Plywood is structurally rated for roof and floor insulation. The …
answered Oct 20 '21 by Lee Sam