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Old 05-24-2012, 11:31 AM   #21
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Sorry for the delay...here are some more shots, I'll explain as best I can to draw your eye ~ you guys will probably see stuff I miss and misname.
What do I know? I'm only an electrician [thankfully, NOT even on this project]...

Front....they got some more siding up:


I dunno about that overhang....wheres the porch to support it?



I know an overhang will be temporarily supported to re-build a porch, but why do it this way on new work?
Is there any legitimate reason to build this way?



The left side [shown here] does not have that sill plate issue the right side has.
This baffles me....why not build both sides equally?



The right side confuses me as well...



...that 2x10/12 [whatever size?] ....is nailed....and not a single piece of lumber.
I know it's not a deck and while it is not designed to support anything other than itself [except if ppl need to evacuate/be evacuated]....why not lag bolt it..like a ledger?
On the front [opposite that shot] is a microlam.
To me, it seems the micolam should have been lagged to the building and the 2x10/12 on the frontside.


There is an unused microlam in this pile of crap sitting in the rain...
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:39 AM   #22
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This shot shows an I beam...



...it WAS installed where the garage door should be..


...but was removed.....before being cast off.

When the fondation block wall was built, the top cells were filled with cement and anchor bolts set to hold the sill plate down.
2 days later, the anchor bolts were removed, a solid block was set and new anchor bolts installed. The new bolts are not J bolts.

Why leave all this material [dirt] in what will be the driveway...




I do not understand the sequence here.

Can anyone help me understand?
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Couple more...from a safety POV:

Nice railing...






I cannot even begin to understand how anyone would think this is safe or even proper.
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I dont even know how to build houses but none of that look right to me! look like a hack job but if it aint then some new codes need to be made in your area.
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I dont even know how to build houses but none of that look right to me! look like a hack job but if it aint then some new codes need to be made in your area.

The last Lego house I built fell down ~ so I'm not much of a builder either!
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The last Lego house I built fell down ~ so I'm not much of a builder either!
Perhaps these guys taught their self with lego houses
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Perhaps these guys taught their self with lego houses
I should hope not.....for the safety of themselves and others working on that job ...as well as a future occupant!
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I dont see anything wrong with how the porch is framed, there must be a beam coming that will span the steps to the garage and then a couple of posts will be thrown onto the new platform to support the roof. There is little weight and the framing acts like truss against the house.

Sill: The reason the left is okay and not the right is because the mason F----up and didnt square up. Moving the sill off the end of the block was the wrong way to deal with it.
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Instead of showing a few pics and having us try to second-guess all of the "whys", maybe it would be simpler to just ask the GC doing the work. :

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