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Old 10-02-2010, 03:07 PM   #1171
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Whoever cut that flooring around the tile where your stove is sitting sure did one crackerjack of a job. That is extremely well done.

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Old 10-02-2010, 04:28 PM   #1172
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We don't do half ass work if we can avoid it. Always try for the best! I have a problem with the shower but will work it out in the end. So I hope. Getting there and thanks for following. dorf dude...
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:29 PM   #1173
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Whoever cut that flooring around the tile where your stove is sitting sure did one crackerjack of a job. That is extremely well done.
Campbell did that of course!
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:23 AM   #1174
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Yesterday while we were working we got "Inspected" by the nice neighbor. Campbell told him we were short 1 beam for the end of the short wall I want to put in. He spent the whole day going around the village looking and found one. I just have to go and get it and bring American ice cream. How's that for a trade? Today I plan on doing more grouting and take a shot at my shower again. More pic's later, dorf dude...
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:44 AM   #1175
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Do they have Italian eis parlors near you?

I'm not surprised my wife's village is like that too.
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:22 AM   #1176
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Today I mounted the ceiling fan to circulate the warm air around. Campbell came by and we went to the old sandstone quarry looking for rocks. My house is built from stones from here. It is getting overgrown but they took alot of rock from this area. The mushrooms are loving the current weather. Here are some pic's. dorf dude...
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Why is the ridge still being supported with the jacking post?
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:31 PM   #1178
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Why is the ridge still being supported with the jacking post?
There will be a wood support beam next to the chiminey in the future. The weight of the roof tiles calls in to question if the beam can support all that weight. The metal beam is just temp until I get the permanent beam in. dorf dude...
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:27 PM   #1179
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Shu...if your rafters land on the outer walls and there is something tying the opposite walls together, you shouldn't need a support for the ridge beam. The weight would be transferred to the outer walls and thence to the ground.

If there are short pony walls where the rafters connect to your outer walls, then you would definitely need some extra mechanical help.

Could you post a pic showing from the ridge beam down to the top floor?

The fact is that usually there is practically zero download on any ridge beam. All the load gets dumped lower down. You only need something to prevent the walls from wanting to push apart. In many cases, collar ties do a good job.
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Shu...if your rafters land on the outer walls and there is something tying the opposite walls together, you shouldn't need a support for the ridge beam. The weight would be transferred to the outer walls and thence to the ground.

If there are short pony walls where the rafters connect to your outer walls, then you would definitely need some extra mechanical help.

Could you post a pic showing from the ridge beam down to the top floor?

The fact is that usually there is practically zero download on any ridge beam. All the load gets dumped lower down. You only need something to prevent the walls from wanting to push apart. In many cases, collar ties do a good job.
If you go back to around page 6 you will see the "Ring Anchor" There are 5 pieces of re-bar drilled into the neighbors house. He wasn't home when I did that. We poured a pad on top of the Gable wall and it all got connected with concrete. I understand the physics but my roof weighs tons, literally. I actually want a beam next to the chiminey. I like beams. Thanks for the input. I'm off sick this week which actually works out ok. I can pack up things in my apartment and get my kitchen broken down.
















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Old 10-04-2010, 11:18 AM   #1181
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Shu....WOW man you have been busy, I haven't checked on here in a while so it took me a while to see all the progress you have made AMAZING!!! Anyway I leave sunny Florida tommorow afternoon for Germany! Yep I'm coming back to JMRC for a couple of weeks, I sure hope you are working the exercise cause I want to see your place in person. Maybe give you a hand if Chris gives me a day off. Anyway hope to see you in a day or two. Matt
Thanks for the call. I will get together with you while you are here and give you the big tour. shu
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Hi Shu: I went back through your early posts and I see that there is nothing tying the top of the two outer walls together.

So you should have something to keep the ridge up without putting outward pressure on the top of those walls.

Be a good guy - if the wood is vertical - it's a post. If it's horizontal - it's a beam!

So what you need is a very husky post. Personally, I might even be inclined to add some collar ties as well.
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Hi Shu: I went back through your early posts and I see that there is nothing tying the top of the two outer walls together.

So you should have something to keep the ridge up without putting outward pressure on the top of those walls.

Be a good guy - if the wood is vertical - it's a post. If it's horizontal - it's a beam!

So what you need is a very husky post. Personally, I might even be inclined to add some collar ties as well.
Ok, I need a wooden upright support in the middle. Aren't concrete and cement the same thing too? The rafter beams are spiked and bird mouthed on both ends. The roof dude felt that I only needed 1 middle support. The beams that are on top of my walls are bolted into the Ring Anchor. The rafters are spiked into them. This is pretty standard build for here. Yes I need a beefy "Post" in the middle. The post at the neighbors wall is well anchored to keep it from bending. dorf dude...
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Is there any steel in your outside walls? If so, that may be OK, but I still agree that you need a husky post in the middle there.
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Is there any steel in your outside walls? If so, that may be OK, but I still agree that you need a husky post in the middle there.
Just the 5 re-bar's in the Ring Anchor, 3 going up the peak. This place is only stone and mortar, Lyme mortar at that. dd...

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