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Old May 23, 2017   #46
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Dang! there's a lot of sticks in that house. factory the roof triangles assembled on-site?

Love the exterior detail.
I just about bet they weren't, they are called trusses and built in a factory with jigs.
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Old May 23, 2017   #47
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I know a lot are, but some of those are huge.
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I know a lot are, but some of those are huge.
They make and transport huge ones.
Look at the brackets they used, looks factory to me.
I dont even think they make trusses like that on site.
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Old May 23, 2017   #49
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Nobody stick builds roof trusses anymore, unless you are building a small garage. On custom homes, walls are built, truss company comes out and measures, go back to factory plug in measurements/specs into a CAD computer program which spits out prints of trusses. They then build trusses and ship to building site on semis. Unloaded with a crane.
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As a teenager I built a huge pole barn with them and a pole truck.
There were four of us at a freind place somehow I ended up in charge.
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Dang! there's a lot of sticks in that house. Were the roof triangles assembled on-site?

Love the exterior detail.


No they were factory. Everything else was on site. Here's a better pic of one of the king studs.



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I dont use trusses i cut in my own roof and frame my own walls.lake belton worth

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Lookin' great, Zach!
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Geez, what's that king post holding up, the whole second floor?

Any pocket doors in the house? If I were building a big house I'd want pocket doors on major passageways. I though about back fitting mine, but 2x4 framing isn't conducive and the walls would have to be pulled out and re-framed. "Nope, not in a finished and decorated room."
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Geez, what's that king post holding up, the whole second floor?

Any pocket doors in the house? If I were building a big house I'd want pocket doors on major passageways. I though about back fitting mine, but 2x4 framing isn't conducive and the walls would have to be pulled out and re-framed. "Nope, not in a finished and decorated room."


Yes there will be one in the master.
We will also have a barn door going in the office



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Barn door?
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Hanging on a track to slide to the side, I guess. No pocket there.
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Pocket doors are fantastic but I would be reluctant to use today's cheap hardware.
You can find good stuff but you have to look and it isn't the big box stores.

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Barn door?


Watch just about any home make over tv show these days and you'll see what a barn door is.
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In Miami dade county we require a screw stop plate agin the areas that romex (when no rigid conduit is required as is in dade co.) is used to prevent that errant long drywall screw from embedding into hot wire and causing short / fire someday.Along with that practice are fire stops(horizontal studs,stud to stud,)to prevent fire escaping to roof cavity.
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