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Old 10-04-2010, 12:34 PM   #1186
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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...
There's no question that your end walls are super strong, you won't have any problem there at all.

One thing though, since that steel post has been doing the job so far, there's no reason to think that a nice husky wooden one won't do the job as well.

And it's not like you didn't build an ultra strong roof frame anyway!!!

When you go to put the wood post up, iff'n it was me, I would try to lift the ridge beam up another 1/4"+ and then make sure the wood post fit tightly. It will settle just a very small amount, likely around that 1/4". It all depends on how much weight is actually on the middle of the ridge. It's probably nowhere near as much as you might think.

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Old 10-04-2010, 01:11 PM   #1187
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There's no question that your end walls are super strong, you won't have any problem there at all.

One thing though, since that steel post has been doing the job so far, there's no reason to think that a nice husky wooden one won't do the job as well.

And it's not like you didn't build an ultra strong roof frame anyway!!!

When you go to put the wood post up, iff'n it was me, I would try to lift the ridge beam up another 1/4"+ and then make sure the wood post fit tightly. It will settle just a very small amount, likely around that 1/4". It all depends on how much weight is actually on the middle of the ridge. It's probably nowhere near as much as you might think.
I already jacked up the main ridge beam above original height. I had to use a big bar as a lever and the whole thing was giving me cracking feedback saying hey! What are you doing?

Now who out there does not like my project? I have been dropped from 5 stars to 4 on more than one occasion. PM me please and explain yourself if your man enough. I'm working my @ss off for 2 and 1/2 years and I really don't see why it would not be interesting to anyone. I think some one with admin rights is screwing around. Stop it and grow up.
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:17 PM   #1188
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I already jacked up the main ridge beam above original height. I had to use a big bar as a lever and the whole thing was giving me cracking feedback saying hey! What are you doing?

Now who out there does not like my project? I have been dropped from 5 stars to 4 on more than one occasion. PM me please and explain yourself if your man enough. I'm working my @ss off for 2 and 1/2 years and I really don't see why it would not be interesting to anyone. I think some one with admin rights is screwing around. Stop it and grow up.
That's good.

In that case you won't need to try and raise it further, just do your very best to make the post a snug fit. If you can put the post in at a slight angle so that it is snug, then drive it in the rest of the way it should be super tight.

Don't feel too bad about the 4 stars Shu, every time it happens to you it also happens to me. And the interesting thing is - it doesn't happen to anyone else.
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That's good.

In that case you won't need to try and raise it further, just do your very best to make the post a snug fit. If you can put the post in at a slight angle so that it is snug, then drive it in the rest of the way it should be super tight.

Don't feel too bad about the 4 stars Shu, every time it happens to you it also happens to me. And the interesting thing is - it doesn't happen to anyone else.
I have noticed Shu, that you and coco are the only two who stars are messed with also and it is always at the same time. Who ever is doing that has got to be so childish and insecure it is unreal. For crying out loud don't you have anything better to do than try to discredit two of the finest folks on this board. Good gravy, who ever is doing this needs to get a life. One more thing, who ever is doing this you can bet your bottom dollar it will be found out and everyone will know how sorry you really are.
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Hey Shu...

Not to worry. Follow Coco's advise up there and you will have no worries.

Once the Post in installed, because the rafters are fully supported at their top end, Rafter spread is not an issue, assuming there is a strong connection at the Ridge Beam, which (if I recall from back in the beginning of this Topic) there is.

Just a curious observation on my part.
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Hey Shu...

Not to worry. Follow Coco's advise up there and you will have no worries.

Once the Post in installed, because the rafters are fully supported at their top end, Rafter spread is not an issue, assuming there is a strong connection at the Ridge Beam, which (if I recall from back in the beginning of this Topic) there is.

Just a curious observation on my part.
I think I heard somewhere mentioned that it would take two nuclear bombs to blow Shu's place apart!
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... or 1 really big one!
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... or 1 really big one!
Heck...I thought they were all big!
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the post is a good add but that tension band around the exterior wall is a structural member that eliminates the need for collar ties. have used it in the past with engineered plans but always felt a little nervous about the loads. Will your post transfer loads straight down or sit on a beam? nice work by the way. timothy
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the post is a good add but that tension band around the exterior wall is a structural member that eliminates the need for collar ties. have used it in the past with engineered plans but always felt a little nervous about the loads. Will your post transfer loads straight down or sit on a beam? nice work by the way. timothy
My post will sit on top of the beams which sit on a post and transfer the load straight down to a pad I poured at the beginning. The white bucket is sitting on it in this pic.

It won't be going anywhere, that slab is big and deep. dorf dude...
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Holy smokes! I forget how far you've come on your house until I see the 'before' pics again.
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the post is a good add but that tension band around the exterior wall is a structural member that eliminates the need for collar ties. have used it in the past with engineered plans but always felt a little nervous about the loads. Will your post transfer loads straight down or sit on a beam? nice work by the way. timothy
Tim, how does a tension band work on a straight wall?

I know how it functions on a round structure, that's pretty obvious. But to my way of thinking you would need some massive unbendable beam in order to resist the outward thrust caused by the rafters trying to push themselves outward.

Or am I way out in left field here?
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My apartment was rented today. I get my deposit back. I must be out by the 28th of Oct. That is putting a little pressure on but I should make it. I've already started tearing down the kitchen and will move the first things tomorrow. The house is holding 17C which is pretty good. More pic's as things go along. dorf dude...
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I sometimes have to go back and look it over, 2 1/2 years is a long time. dorf dude...

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