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Old 05-30-2012, 04:53 AM   #21
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I cant seem to grasp the concept of figuring the planks.
Figuring this out isn't even really construction related. This is one of those 5th grade arithmetic problems where you say:

1. I have a ramp that's 20 feet long.
2. My boards are 5 inches wide.
3. 1 foot equals 12 inches.
4. My ramp is 240 inches long.
5. Divide that by 5.5
6. I need to make 44 planks.
7. Each uncut board is 12 feet long
8. For a 5 foot wide ramp I can get 2 planks out of each board.

The rest should be easy enough.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:25 PM   #22
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ada rules?, r/c construction i dont think so, commercial yes. ada guide lines r/c its my house my land my wheel chair and my 20oz soda
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But it is the ambulance crew that has to deal with it when they have to come.
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Time and time again I hassel with figuring materials on building a ramp. The ramps im building have a 5x5 landing then go out x amout of feet. I cant seem to grasp the concept of figuring the planks. Ive searched for calcjlators or apps even programs to speed up the process , but no luck. Any sugestions.
The way I figure decking is to take the total square footage and multiply by 2.25 this will give you the total lineal footage, when using 2x6 decking.
Then you can divide that by any length you want to use and know exactly what to purchase including 5% for wast of corse.

works for me every time
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As far as I knew, ADA ramp in a private home are not required....good suggestion but not required
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Q. Does the ADA cover private apartments and private homes?
A. The ADA generally does not cover private residences. If, however, a place of public accommodation, such as a doctor's office or day care center, is located in a private residence, those portions of the residence used for that purpose are subject to the ADA's requirements.
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woodbutcher its a ramp dead guy rolled to the bottom that why its 1 in 12 pitch to make sure he rolls all the way (he could go all the way!!)
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Ramps are not required for residential however if the customer request one the inspector will expect it to be built to ada standards at least around here. I've don a few for H/O they take up a lot of real estate.

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