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Old 07-18-2016, 11:48 AM   #1
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So it's never to early to start planning so I want to hear thoughts, ideas, recommendations, etc about our (hopefully) new place and planned upstairs master suite addition.

I am strongly leaning floor trusses at the moment to make mechanical work faster so I can dry the place in as quickly as possible.

Blown in fiberglass walls and vaulted ceilings.

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Oxford grey or storm grey

Keeping the white siding, adding black corner posts, black freiz boards, black facia, and white drip edge.

Where I will need to carry load down in the crawlspace, would footings on grade be ok or should I dig holes for the footings?

Should I screw the ceilings to the new floor trusses or will attaching the remaining chords of the roof trusses to the new trusses be sufficent?

Anyway, that is enough to start with I guess I am meeting with a customer of mine who is an architect and owes me a drawing sometime this week. (Needed to shave a few bucks off a project for him so we made a trade off for $750 to get it into budget, right now I am quite pleased with myself for being so creative...lol)


For those who missed it....current floorplan.
Proposed addition

Current attic space

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Old 07-18-2016, 01:57 PM   #2
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Just make sure you get everthing in writing especially from the roofer. Not sure if it's true or not but I heard a roofer is nothing but a carpenter with his brains bashed in.
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Just make sure you get everthing in writing especially from the roofer. Not sure if it's true or not but I heard a roofer is nothing but a carpenter with his brains bashed in.
A lot of truth to what you hear!
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I like your ambition, but every time I put the cart in front of the horse, it was always a let down.
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I hate factory trusses! That's the only advice I can give you!

Trust me...down the road you will be better off without them.
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I like your ambition, but every time I put the cart in front of the horse, it was always a let down.
Thanks Darcy, I can't help it though. My mind won't shut off about it.

Whether it is here or a different house....until we are done with the whole process, I am stuck in planning, pricing, and buying mode.

I think I have too much knowledge for my own good right now...I am my worst client...lol
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I hate factory trusses! That's the only advice I can give you!

Trust me...down the road you will be better off without them.
What don't you like. I could do TGI's .. ..but I would want to precut my mechanical holes before I even ripped off the roof
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What don't you like. I could do TGI's .. ..but I would want to precut my mechanical holes before I even ripped off the roof
I Don't care for the way they twist around .. An on site stick built trusse system is hands down a better product ..I've seen plenty of factory trusses in my travels and it seems they are all made from the scrap nobody else wanted ..Atleast with a stick build you can pick through the trash and end up with something somewhat straight. If you do go with factory ..Strap the ceiling joist with resi channel . and brace the chit out of it.
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I can't strap the ceiling, the ceiling is staying in place except where my stairs are going to go
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We are both talking about open Web floor trusses aren't we?
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We are both talking about open Web floor trusses aren't we?
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How are you planning to pay for all of the renovations?
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I hate factory trusses! That's the only advice I can give you!

Trust me...down the road you will be better off without them.
I love our truss company! They make excellent trusses and we don't have issues with them. I know you are not a fan but I can't imagine building today's chopped up roof systems stick.
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How are you planning to pay for all of the renovations?
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Not trying to sound like a total downer but aren't you trying to build a business?


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If you're anything like me you will never have time to work on your own damn house because it doesn't make you any money. I'd hire a contractor to do the work.

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