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  1. Alan, have you tried the tray ceiling tool for this.
  2. You can select the walls that build over the roof and designate them as (no locate), then turn off the layer for walls, no locate
  3. Absolutely, it is required, From the 2022 CRC R302.5.1 Opening Protection Openings from a private garage directly into a room used for sleeping purposes shall not be permitted. Other openings between the garage and residence shall be equipped with solid wood doors not less than 13/8 inches (35 mm) in thickness, solid or honeycomb-core steel doors not less than 13/8 inches (35 mm) thick, or 20-minute fire-rated doors. Doors shall be self latching and equipped with a self-closing or automatic closing device.
  4. From the IRC commentary regarding this,  It is becoming more common for residential kitchens to resemble commercial kitchens, both aesthetically and functionally. As a result, much larger-capacity range hoods are being installed which aggravates the already existing problem of a lack of adequate makeup air for all exhaust systems in the dwelling. Homes typically suffer multiple ills because of indoor negative pressures caused by an imbalance of exhaust air to makeup air. The problem is that air is being removed from the dwelling faster than air can leak back into the building by infiltration through cracks, gaps and flaws in the thermal envelope/air barrier. The typical home relies solely on infiltration for makeup air, and homes are being built much more airtight than in the past. Compounding this issue is the trend for much larger exhaust fans. The resulting pressure imbalance problem is a very real safety concern.
  5. I don't know why but when I change the structure depth of the offending roof to 7 1/4" it fixes the problem. I don't have time to look any deeper, but I thought this might be a clue for you. Bob
  6. I would think option B is best, but you would have to be sure that the anchor bolt is in the middle third of the sill plate. R403.1.6. Regarding the fire protection for floors, you are correct but only if you label your detail to show a plan reviewer that.
  7. Hi Alan, For the upper exterior walls in climate zone 5 yes. I would have to look in the code if the location for this detail is in another climate zone. The crawl space does not indicate that it is conditioned it shows that it has a vapor barrier only. Therefore, the floor insulation is required. Also, I did not notice that the I joists are not fire protected as is required by R302.1.3
  8. If I was to review this detail as a code official, (applies prescriptively only) You didn't state which code this detail is drawn to. IRC sections quoted 1. There is no vapor barrier shown. if the R-21 is kraft faced say so. R702.7 2. There is no sill seal between the foundation and the treated sill plate. TABLE N1102.4.1.1 The junction of the foundation and sill plate shall be sealed 3. The stone over the footing must be 6" over the top of the footing. R405.1 4. The foundation wall needs horizontal rebar per TABLE R404.1.2(1)
  9. Don't remove the frame Marlem just change the width to 0. Then you can specify a material of your choice
  10. From the reference manual, Note: If no Framing Reference Markers exist in your plan, the point at 0,0 is used as the Framing Reference location for joists, while the framing for roof planes and walls generate relative to their parent object.
  11. This may help Heather, Framing Individual Objects (
  12. Start here,
  13. If you go down the list a in your user library and hold the control key you can select the ones you want to delete and delete them all at once Rob
  14. Just delete the second copy Rob.
  15. I attached a plan. Untitled
  16. Try putting 90 in the tilt angle and 0 in the direction angle
  17. That backdrop is just beautifully done Steve. Thank you for sharing
  18. Here is the plan file for you. I hope that this helps you, Bob
  19. Is this what you are looking to do?
  20. I am thinking that you should do this with a crown molding that is lowered from the ceiling. Do you need help in doing that?
  21. Would like to see how others do things too Gene. This would be a good one for suggestions
  22. Using the way that Michael suggested works very well. These are the settings I used while trying it out.
  23. I forgot to put it in but obviously you would need fire blocking in the walls surrounding the lowered ceiling areas
  24. Patty, this is how I would create what you are doing using shelf ceilings in the lowered areas. There are many ways to accomplish things in Chief, this is just my way of creating a chase area for ductwork. Bob