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Old 01-25-2018, 06:03 PM
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So yesterday we were 'drowned in snow' .....



Metal floor support beams in ...





then during the night temp went up .. rained ... snow washed away ....

Today putting wood floor beams in ...







Where beams are longer than necessary - I've asked for the overlength to be left (4ft) and we will use that as a 'balcony' at front !! We'll revise the plans to give me a door to get out to it from the 'lounge' ...

Wife's starting to understand that I will be an occasional visitor to the house once all in place !!

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Old 01-25-2018, 09:59 PM
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Good idea Nigel and it will also keep rain off the garage doors and stop it coming in if they are open.
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Old 01-26-2018, 04:18 PM
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Good idea about the beams. Now my wife wishes the city would have let me build the shop I wanted.
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Old 01-26-2018, 04:55 PM
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Autoclaved Aerated Concrete building materials are a very interesting concept that has been around Europe for +70 years. Has become popular in China, Saudi Arabia and parts of South America where higher density urban communities have cropped up.

Due to it's light weight, compressive strength, fire retardant, insulation and sound buffering properties, AAC has found to be construction cost effective and environmentally friendly.

ACC block materials have been tested here in the US for more than 20yrs. But has not been approved for structural building applications (outside of sound/screen walls) due to several factors. One of which is the "R-Value" and "Fatigue & Stress" criteria required by our Building Codes.
Although, being found to have great insulation qualities, thermal moisture reduces it's "load capacity", since it not only absorbs but also dissipates moisture. This effect changes (fluctuates) the Fatigue and Stress values which must stay constant under our current Code requirements.

That problem can be remedied with additional structural support like (Re-Bar and block filled cell applications). However, that really defeats the whole AAC purpose, economy and easy of construction.....might as well construct brick/cinder block.

Out in Arizona, a few years back, a test plot was constructed, with AAC. Three homes, two single story, one two story. Foundations for the two SS units were conventional slab and steel mesh, no crawl spaces, stem walls or deepened footings. The two story used what is common in seismic zones called "post tension"......basically cable hinged rockers installed throughout the slab and attached to the lower wall reinforcement.

Anyway, I believe the test was to have a life span of 5yrs and monitored periodically once a year for another 5yrs. I have not followed the project for awhile, but at the 5th year, the results showed the AAC material actually got stronger in that dry hot climate, no stress fractures, angle separations, stucco pealing, load separation or settlement dispersion. In fact, once "D-load" testing was completed, the State started permitting AAC use in the construction of ornamental block walls around subdivisions.

If one cares to understand why home building construction in the US Southwest is so darn expensive (outside of the land prices).......check out the attached link........it will most likely bore you, but explain what we have to go through to construct a house here in Southern Calif.....:

https://www.fema.gov/media-library-d...68/fema232.pdf

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Old 01-26-2018, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by jeholliday View Post
Good idea about the beams. Now my wife wishes the city would have let me build the shop I wanted.
The beams are two per line ... with bolted joint in middle over the metal I beam. Because the timber mill has set length cutting beds for the logs, I had to go next length up.
Each beam is 4.8m long and 100 x 200mm section. The overhang each wall is 1.10m ... the rear will be cut off and used to create the verticals for a low balcony rail at front - where the beam overhang will remain.

Already pals are talking about 'cocktails' out on the balcony !!

I did consider moving the beam joints along and pushing further out at front - but then I would have to start looking at columns to support the balcony. With only 1.10m - its self supporting.

Of course the question of where to put the door ... and I said - as long as it doesn't affect my bar and lounge !! AND is only needed suitable size for me to be able to walk out with beer in hand !!

You can probably imagine - I'm getting rather excited about this ...

Its costing more than I planned - but WOW !!

This is the view from my upstairs Office at home and you see the beams being joined before moved to final position for the garage part - end store section as you see has two metal I beams due to stairs etc.



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Old 01-29-2018, 03:37 PM
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Keeping all up to date with current situation ... all filmed using my DJI P3P ....



Judging by those beams - I could put the cars up there as well !!

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Old 02-01-2018, 03:17 PM
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Starting on second floor walls ....



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Old 02-03-2018, 05:44 PM
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:51 PM
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Awe some footage of your country side. Watching those masons reminds me when I kept an older gent supplied with mud and block as we laid up walls with cinder block.
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:52 PM
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Guys continue even though snow is falling heavily !!



Crazy !

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Old 02-07-2018, 03:42 PM
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Those guys are nuts. Of course last Sunday after Church the snow storm passed and I scooped the drive and porch off plus a path for the dogs .
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:58 PM
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My Snow blower has been out 3x today !!

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Old 02-09-2018, 11:36 AM
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9th Feb update ...



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Old 02-09-2018, 04:05 PM
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Hey, I'm up for adoption when that is finished. ha ha ha. Looks a lor better with sun shine.
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Old 03-05-2018, 11:05 AM
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The Garage is looking Great, Keep up the nice work, Chellie
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Old 03-05-2018, 11:09 AM
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Work came to a stop with plummeting temps ... but restarted today ...

Updates to follow !

Like every thing to do with builders - original price to do has gone out the window and as we all know will cost me far more !

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Old 03-05-2018, 02:27 PM
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Here you are Chellie ... for you darling ...

back at it again :



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Old 03-05-2018, 08:59 PM
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That's going to be awesome when done.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:40 AM
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I can't figure out how to post videos on here Nigel but it looks like you don't have a problem. I know Vimeo doesn't work but I can't even get youtube videos here. What do you do that I don't Cranky Panther
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:10 AM
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I can't figure out how to post videos on here Nigel but it looks like you don't have a problem. I know Vimeo doesn't work but I can't even get youtube videos here. What do you do that I don't Cranky Panther
WF has a quirky system !!

Lets say I want to show this video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyNlEtJMQI4

If I just do the link as most forums accept - it will not work here. Second - the TAB in the message menu bar - I find does not work well at all.

So I type my tags manually.

To show that video - you need to get rid of the hyper link part ... "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v="

First I type : youtube surrounded by the []
Then I paste the youtube link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyNlEtJMQI4
Delete the hyper link part leaving only the : KyNlEtJMQI4
Last I type /youtube with [] around it ... important to have the / as that is the closing mark.

Hope that helps ?

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Old 03-08-2018, 08:30 AM
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I will let you know mate. I will go try it now! LOL

100% mate. Your blood is worth bottling. Thank you. I tried every which way but no go. I have noted this in a Open Office Document so I won't forget.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:16 AM
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I will let you know mate. I will go try it now! LOL

100% mate. Your blood is worth bottling. Thank you. I tried every which way but no go. I have noted this in a Open Office Document so I won't forget.
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I am sure others have a quicker way - but it works for me and after a while - it gets easy and quick ...

Another trick ... say you want to show a picture of the web - ie a Hobby King item ...

Right click on the item picture and select "Copy Image address"

Now back to here and right click - paste the copy ...

It has to be a web based picture ... your own will not work unless hosted.

The paste if left as is will provide a small picture ..

[media]https://hobbyking.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/565x414/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/legacy/catalog/33990.jpg[/media]

But if you want a larger so to show detail - All you do is type img with the [] around it in front of the link address .. and then /img with [] around that after the link address ... (no spaces)



OK ..

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Old 03-08-2018, 09:39 PM
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Excellent Nigel. I will add that detail to my file. Thank you.
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:44 PM
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Second floor walls done ... wait wood for second floor level and then start on the 1/2 height 3rd floor storage ...



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Old 03-10-2018, 09:26 PM
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Won't take long now mate. Your weather should be improving. It must be like living inside a fridge there.
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