Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-05-2008, 02:04 PM   #1
I have gas!
 
Clutchcargo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,771
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Half Lap Sill Plate Join


Background... I have a sunroom that I wanted to add a level on to make it two stories. I tore the old sunroom down to get to the top of a fieldstone and cinderblock foundation so that I could fill the open cell cinderblocks with concrete. That's done with the exception of where the J-bolts will sit. I'm starting to rebuild this weekend (weather permitting). The sill plate that I took out was 4x8 and want to replace it with 4x8 PT.

For the outside corners, should I half-lap the adjacent sill plates and use 1 foundation anchor running through the lap join? Will this satisfy the 3.5"-12" distance from the ends of the sill for the foundation anchor on both sill plates? The sill plate that I took out was half lap join but there were no foundation anchors.
Thanks

__________________
I tear things down and build them up.
Clutchcargo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2008, 02:36 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Half Lap Sill Plate Join


No you shouldn't. You need a bolt on each plate within 12" of all corners and splices, but you probably can't get away with trying to kill two birds with one stone. I'd suggest two anchor bolts, each about 8" or 10" in from the outside of the corner of the intersection.

There's nothing wrong with half-lapping the mudsill, but the intent of the code is two bolts...One on each leg of a corner.

Termite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2008, 03:00 PM   #3
I have gas!
 
Clutchcargo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,771
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Half Lap Sill Plate Join


Thanks, if that's the case, I'll skip the extra work of the half lap.
__________________
I tear things down and build them up.
Clutchcargo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2008, 03:07 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Half Lap Sill Plate Join


I would. It just won't offer any benefit other than being nifty looking before you cover it up.
Termite is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacing Rotten Sill Plate Material Tester Carpentry 6 03-28-2011 08:08 PM
Rotted sill plate replacement help handyd123 Building & Construction 2 08-25-2008 06:02 PM
replacing rotted sill plate and rim joist behind a deck ledger board tommyt Building & Construction 2 08-11-2008 07:38 PM
Sill plate damage from water. Do I need to replace? twilightcall Building & Construction 4 06-05-2008 07:55 AM
Sill plate and pre-hung door sithappens Building & Construction 4 01-27-2008 06:18 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.