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Old 04-07-2011, 07:16 PM   #31
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Were are the plans?

Permits?

Do you have any idea what sort of liability issues you’re setting yourself or your boss up for.

The split post should be the least of your worries.
Just give me til tomorrow I gotta draw something up and scan it and all that.

This is a space for me and my friends to do some side projects and customization of motorcycles...so no need to worry bout permits, or liability for boss. We are the boss. We just need something that allows us to do our customization thing, and side projects.

Being on how the basketball games are on I will more realistically get the sketches up tomorrow.
Thx guys.

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Old 04-07-2011, 11:15 PM   #32
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It appears the single 2x6 center "beam" is spanning 10' and carrying 1/2 the span to the back and the front. 10' total. If you used a Doug. fir/ North, #2, fb1550, the center portion will support 77# per foot of running beam or 5.8# per sq.ft. for parts (incls. frame material, not plywood deck). The front 1/2 and back 1/2 joists span will carry 14-1/2# per sq.ft. Don't store anything much heavier than that or the center, front and back "beams" will be overloaded. House floors are rated at 40#per sq.ft., bedroom floors at 30#.

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Old 04-11-2011, 12:52 PM   #33
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for some reason i cant get my scanner to work. it seems to be fooked.

anyways, i did take another couple of pics, these are of the bracing that we did for the cracked post.
basically put a 2x6 on each side and used 3 bolts and washers to hold them snug in place.
should the post split further that will help take any load. and you can see in the background we're using wall system as well.
thx all for the help. i'll post more if needed.





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edwin...

How much $ do you now have in those posts?
Are your bottom plates pressure treated or do you have sill seal under them?
We all know that if you build a second floor you will use it, have you given any thought to strengthening the joist/beams?
Do your new walls support said floor system or are they there to hang pegboard on?

Keep those pictures coming.
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edwin...

How much $ do you now have in those posts?
Are your bottom plates pressure treated or do you have sill seal under them?
We all know that if you build a second floor you will use it, have you given any thought to strengthening the joist/beams?
Do your new walls support said floor system or are they there to hang pegboard on?

Keep those pictures coming.
well the post were 30 bucks, the brackets 20, so each post is 50 plus tax, plus the extra 2x6's plus bolts. so a little expensive.
i have a sill underneath. nothing is pressure treated since it's all indoors.

i am not going to use the second floor at all since some on here suggest its not strong enough. so we are not even building the stairs anymore so that no one can get up there.
the walls do help support the floor. we used a 2x4 for the bottom sill and top header to go under the floor joist, and 2x4 for studs.

we still are needing to do some bracing, and lateral bracing. so it may be a little bit, before i can get some more pics up.
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i have a sill underneath. nothing is pressure treated since it's all indoors.

i am not going to use the second floor at all since some on here suggest its not strong enough. so we are not even building the stairs anymore so that no one can get up there.
Any wood that is in contact with concrete should be pressure treated. No matter the location.

I'm a little confused as to why you're building these structures. First you said it was for storage. Then you said people would be up there and now nothing is going there.
If it's not being used for any purpose, why spend the money?
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I'm a little confused as to why you're building these structures. First you said it was for storage. Then you said people would be up there and now nothing is going there.
If it's not being used for any purpose, why spend the money?
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we were going to have work spaces on the bottom, and storage on top. people would have to get on top every now and then to get said storage. or put more storage stuff up there.

since i am not going to have anything on top now, i am making extra work spaces, to be able to accommodate the storage i can no longer put on top.

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