October 2002 Table of Contents

Foundations & Site Work

Building roads * Retaining walls * Footings * Walkout foundations * Stem walls * Slabs * Frost-protected foundations * Foundation repair * Half wall foundations * Tying-in to existing foundations * Foundation details Read more

Foundation Drainage

Preventing frost action * Perimeter drain design * Details for removing roof runoff * Placing drain tile Read more

Structural Steel

Steel specs * Wood beam to steel beam comparison * Attaching steel to wood * Splicing steel I-beams * Sizing flitchplates * Building flitch beams * Column cap & baseplate connections Read more

Framing Guidelines

Notching & boring joists & studs * Structural rules of thumb for wall, floor & roof framing * Shed dormers * Structural ridges * Framing solutions with metal connectors Read more

Seismic & High-Wind Framing

Shear walls * Hold-downs * Foundation anchors * Hardware layout * Retrofitting seismic connectors & shear walls * Nailing shear panels * Wood-to-wood and wood-to-masonry roof connections * Roof diaphragm details Read more

Framing Techniques

Anticipating lumber shrinkage * Plumbing & lining * Hanging barge boards * Stacking roof trusses * Truss uplift solutions * Steel framing details * Roof framing with wood I-joists * Framing & insulating cathedral ceilings Read more

Energy-Tight Framing

Tight attic penetrations * Insulated partition catches * Common thermal bypasses * Sealing the band joist Read more

Kitchen & Bath Rough-In

Tub, shower, toilet rough-in dimensions * Sink and lav dimensions * Framing & waterproofing a platform tub Read more

Interior Framing

Pocket doors * Tray ceiling details * Radius stair * Laying out & attaching newel posts * Soundproofing walls & floors Read more

Exterior Details

Drainage EIFS * Brick veneer * Wood deck ledger * Flashing a window Read more

Letters Letters

Sealing Dutch doors, progress payments, asphalt-saturated felt Read more

Notebook Notebook

Fears of a housing "bubble," international code adoptions, smart wiring, recycling Thai railroad ties Read more

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Router collection, outdoor speakers, elastomeric epoxy, PVC rain diverter, fibrous ridge vent, job-site radio Read more

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