ChiefUserBigRob

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About ChiefUserBigRob

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    bodybuilding, construction, home design

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  1. ChiefUserBigRob

    slab with brick

    you sir are a genius!! it worked.
  2. ChiefUserBigRob

    slab with brick

    Rosene.plan
  3. ChiefUserBigRob

    slab with brick

    this is similar to a post i made yesterday. i cannot get this to work, maybe my screen shots will show where i'm going wrong. the footing detail is what the builder ok'd. what am i doing wrong? the bricks come in with one tier and no brick ledge is made.
  4. ChiefUserBigRob

    footing detail

    Ohhhhh, i was going about that totally backwards. Thanks guys.
  5. ChiefUserBigRob

    footing detail

    so i know how to get the 18", 24" and 5" dimension. where in chief can i tell it to give me the 8" dim for brick ledge depth? this is a cad detail so i cheated but i want my 3d model to match.
  6. ChiefUserBigRob

    dormer & bonus room

    i figured out something better for my situation. build a second floor. draw your dormer walls manually. set to "open below". boom, throw your roof plane on the dormer and some windows and it works perfect.
  7. ChiefUserBigRob

    dormer & bonus room

    so, my new project is a one story home with flat ceilings throughout and a two car garage. i have a couple questions. 1) the owners want a dormer centered on the house but want it functional to allow natural light into the living room. does the attic have to be changed to a "room" to allow this? if so, can i create a second floor with like 3-6" ceiling height just to get it labeled as a room? im sure it won't be built like this in real life, correct? 2) bonus room above the garage. will not have a flat ceiling. will be sheet rocked to followed the rafters (vaulted). again, does this space above the garage which chief considers an attic need to be changed to a room with a minimal ceiling height to allow the stairs finding it as a second floor? thanks!
  8. ChiefUserBigRob

    Compass rose on the plans

    Totally agree. I have a shotgun house right now that will not fit on 24x36 at 1/4"=1'-0".
  9. ChiefUserBigRob

    Compass rose on the plans

    Think i may change it back to the way you guys do it and myself in the past. I have a sample set of plans from an architect that used the compass but the building is in a true NSEW position on a map so it made it easy for that project.
  10. ChiefUserBigRob

    Compass rose on the plans

    So, im trying to explain my understanding of compass rose on plans to my client. He is confused. No matter the orientation of the building on a world map, the compass rose always has north at top on the plans right? Thus the front of the home is south elevation, rear is north, left side is west and right side east. Am i correct? This is why i love front elevation, rear elevation, left elevation, and right elevation lol. It dumbs it down for everyone.
  11. ChiefUserBigRob

    24" MONO SLAB

    thanks guys, i will let you know what i find out. i sent my sketch to the builder. i'm anxious to hear his reply on how this is done. i probably should have mentioned that this all started from the front porch being raised 20" and his suggestion of this type of slab. the 24" would create the 4" step up into the home.
  12. ChiefUserBigRob

    24" MONO SLAB

    you know, the more i look at my detail, what are you really saving on money wise? essentially you are doing the same type of foundation as a stem wall just more meat in the chamfer. am i correct?
  13. ChiefUserBigRob

    24" MONO SLAB

    i sketched this up. i wonder if this is the technique? 24 POUR.pdf
  14. ChiefUserBigRob

    24" MONO SLAB

    is anyone familiar with a 24" mono slab pour? typically they are 4" with footings. the builder for my client said it's cheaper to take out my stem walls and make it 24" slab. that sounds like a crap ton of concrete to me. anyone got a detail or pic of what he is talking about?
  15. ChiefUserBigRob

    update/cleanup

    very informative posts here. thanks