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Old 07-08-2009, 07:17 AM   #1
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blueprint help please?


i want to build this awning, but i'm lost a bit on how the actual c channel are to be mounted to each other, and then to the wall. my friend who did the engineering is unavailable for a few days, and i can't get ahold of him.
if you understand this and can draw it from an angle i can understand better, it'd sure help. (willieT? jay123?) i figure back to back for the long runs, but how do they attach to the metal on the wall? i can't weld, so i'll be doing the bolts option.
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Hey DM...sorry I'm all interior stuff , I don't even do exterior stuff on my own house (except for the lawn ). Good luck with it though.
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tnkx, someone will know.... i hope.

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He appears to have drawn the horizontal piece and the angled piece, "back-to-back", as you said. Then you would simply screw or bolt them together at the point.

But the wall attachment would likely require two "C" channels (if that's what he's using). One to attach the horizontal piece to, and one, offset, to attach the angled piece to.
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I think I would just use angles on the wall. ("Zoom" the view up to 200% to see it better.)
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i thought of that too, but that'd make it pretty difficult to mount the 2x6 header...?

but he specifies the same C channel for the mount. if i deviate the slightest bit.....the inspector will get me.
i wonder if he meant to just bolt one on the inside, and one on the outside?

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i could put washers between the point bolts to spread the two pieces to fit flush with the inside/outside holes on the wall, yes? i don't think the inspector would have a problem with that, do you?

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Well, I'd probably look at mounting the 2x6 first, then the angle to that.

I've studied and studied the drawing, and I can't see any way to fasten both the cantileivered pieces to a single "C" channel. Sure, it CAN be done, but I just don't accept alignments that are "just a little out of plumb". Maybe the washers would offset it enough to line up right.
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maybe just use a piece of scrap between? orrrr... i just remembered i have a guy that can weld this all together for me pretty cheap.
(even cheaper if i take him a 12 pk.)
all i'd need to do is measure and cut all the pieces (including "spacer triangles"), and have him weld all seams.
THAT should satisfy 'The Inspector', non?
that's a lot of holes for me to drill and besides... screws can come loose.

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