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Old 02-01-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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How To Measure Soffit And Fascia Off Of Plans?


Can anyone help me on different ways to do this?
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Just add it all up

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Can anyone help me on different ways to do this?
Scale it
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Re: How To Measure Soffit And Fascia Off Of Plans?


just add the lineal up? or do you think buying one of those measuring pens would be easier?
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The plans (through sections, details and notes) should provide most everthing you need. Check elevation drawings too, sometimes they note more tid-bits there. This should be kind of easy actually.
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On the plans it qwill tell you the scale. 1/8 and 1/4 are most common.

Ure a scale or measuring device, measure it and add it up.

By the way, go up to the into section and introduce yourself.
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Calculator helps when I run out of pencils.
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Re: How To Measure Soffit And Fascia Off Of Plans?


The fascia is straight forward. You simply measure it

The soffit (if you are using 12" wide aluminium), works out to these numbers for the two most common sizes, 16" and 24"

If working with 10' pieces, 16" = 7 cut pieces (or 7 running feet) 24" = 5 pieces (or 5 running feet)

If working with 12 pieces, 16" = 9 cut pieces (or 9 running feet) 24" = 6 pieces (or 6 running feet)


If, however, you are working with plywood for your soffit, you will divide the fascia measurement by 8, and rip your sheets according to what is required for the width, minus the screen piece in the middle.

If only putting in the screen-in-a-hole inserts, forget the ripping part.
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unless it's a really simple design I'd be careful with scaling it.
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It's honestly a lot easier to simply pick up the phone and tell your installer you want the house at 1234 Anyplace Street done.
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OK, call me harsh if needed, but the OP (with 2 total posts) has demonstrated that he might "be in over his head". Take-offs and print reading abilities should be a prerequisite to bidding on ANY type of job.

Pretty basic stuff. OP can you give us more info on just where you are stuck?
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Ron, you are just SO, so "harsh".
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Sometimes I wonder why we even have the 'contractor' part attached to the forum name...... Still waiting for someone to ask why the tape measures have those little red and black marks on them.


EDIT: Sorry..................... that was a little harsh too.
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Sometimes I wonder why we even have the 'contractor' part attached to the forum name...... Still waiting for someone to ask why the tape measures have those little red and black marks on them.
I'm sure you've had the pleasure of trying to explain why the first stud is only 15-1/4" in too.

Trying to make this a "warmer, fuzzier" place for newbies certainly has it's frustrations too.
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Re: How To Measure Soffit And Fascia Off Of Plans?


I'm assuming you haven't done much soffit and fascia. Without seeing the plans, here is a brief step by step, but you have to use your judgement. 1.Scale it for total length. 2.Seek out details in the drawings to figure out the assembly, (plywood,vinyl, aluminum etc) Do the math to figure for materials and labor.
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I'm sure you've had the pleasure of trying to explain why the first stud is only 15-1/4" in too.

Trying to make this a "warmer, fuzzier" place for newbies certainly has it's frustrations too.


I had to leave the job today. After putting in all the specials, I turned to the other carpenter and reminded him about the "15-1/4" (and even explained why too). He says "You know I've built houses before.... right?" "Yup, and you don't know how many times I've heard that from others and found someone pulled the first off at 16".

When I got back, he saw me eyeballing the walls. He says "Bet your going to whip out a tape measure now"... "Nope!" I whipped out my folding rule and checked em'... He had em' right.

Had to laugh, when I read this post
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figurin soffit is a pain
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I still love the guys who do layout to the actual 'centers'.
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I certainly DO understand the guy who may well be a contractor in a specific discipline not understanding the finer details of another's trade. But, for the life of me, I can't figure out how anyone, in any trade, lacks some of the basics that we all learned as laborers and/or helpers long ago.

Well, perhaps I can. Years ago, we all came up doing most of the jobs on a site. Today, it seems to be mostly specialization. Yet so many never get all that good in their own isolated and esoteric trade. Strange.
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...... Still waiting for someone to ask why the tape measures have those little red and black marks on them.


EDIT: Sorry..................... that was a little harsh too.
It's been covered at least once or twice, not recently as I can recall....but I have seen the questions.

Now that you bring it up......I'm sure they'll come out of the woodwork.

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