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Old 10-09-2012, 08:25 PM   #16
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Help me out here. This is a complex design, with complex framing. I am guessing that it was designed by someone, perhaps an architect? Maybe there are plans? Maybe this is a standard design built off plans? It is usually a good idea to follow approved plans, assuming you have them. The size of the house and the complex framing suggests that you didn't just start building this thing based on intuition. So perhaps you can back up and describe what the plans call for in terms of tieing the framing together, and whether you have deviated from the original plans, and if so exactly how.
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From you pictures and your questions on this I can deduce that you or maybe your contractor or both are designing this on the fly.

The connections and lack of hardware makes this kind of evident.

You did not put in your location, do you require permits in your area? Probably not as you are not going by a plan.
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I am installing ceiling joist upstairs and connecting to a cathedral ceiling.The ceiling joist are 2x6 running 13' on 16" centers. I need to connect to the cathedral ceiling joist that are running the opposite direction at 8' span. Do I need to create a header beam to tie these joist together. If so, what size? Rule of thumb is 1" per foot. Would that mean a 2x8 doubled up with 1/2" OSB be sufficient?
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This is a panelized house.It was a shell only. I am trying to finish the interior walls and ceiling myself
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No permits. way out in the country
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Oooohhh, I think I should get a prize.

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Thanks Hand Drive, I like your opinion. Nobody else seems to step up to th plate...except for some ego boosts
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Shirriff....one word.... "Simpson".....download their catalog....or pick one up....it will be your friend and saviour....

For the built up post...you should put an end cap on there such as an ECCQ....then at the bottom you want something that will prevent the bottom from being knocked out of the way.....it would really suck to see what would happen if someone shoved a piece of furnature around and hit that post....knocking it out of place....

Yea.....your missing a lot of hardware......click on the link in my signature and look at some of the hardware that is in my 2-story addition....I have vaulted ceilings...but....not nearly as complicated as yours....

Permit or not....you want to do it right....it's a lot cheaper to put in the hardware now than try and fix it later.

BTW....would love to see an outside pic.....please keep us posted...
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Thanks Dawg ...Going with the rustic look...eventually doing rock at the base and chimney.Still have to finish landscaping also

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