Treehouse2339

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  1. Its odd.  When I open a new plan and go to ceiling fixtures and tap on the 4" recessed fixture and put it on the plan it has the name R4.  Then when I go to the ceiling fixtures and tap the 2" it is R and a smaller looking fixture.  But then when I go back and change back to the 4" and the 4" now says R but does maintain the larger looking circle.  and now they both come up as R on the plan which is annoying.  Also populates that way to the electrical schedule.

  2. I use 2" and 4" recessed lighting quite a bit.  Normally the 2" is specified as a circle and an R in the center.  The 4" is a larger circle with an R4 in the center.  I think I must be somehow changing a setting because sometimes half way through the electrical the circles stay as they should but the 4 goes away so both lights just have R.  If Someone has he answer to my frustration thanks.

  3. So I am designing a separate rental unit in the basement of a home.  The city fire department wants a 1 hour fire rated ceiling for the lower unit, floor of the upper home.  Right now there are conventional 2x10 floor joists separating the two units with 3/4" T&G ply on the floor above.  Is anyone aware of the easiest layer makeup to achieve the 1 hour rating?  I would like to see most of the required layering be on the lower ceiling so that additional material layers would not have to be at different elevations on the top layer ends where it does not need to be 1 hour.  My initial thought that 5/8 x rated rock on the lower ceiling might work but i think there needs to be the equivalent of 5/8 x rock on both surfaces.  Then I was thinking cut 5/8 first and install it between joists close to the upper sub floor.  but tenably I think since the top of the floor joist would not be covered it may not work.  The good thins is there are no wires or ductwork in the way at this point.  Hope that made sense.  Thanks in advance.

  4. and as Californian's know, cities are stopping gas from being installed in new homes.  And mandating car chargers in their garages.  the obscene part is California does not allow any more electrical generating plats so they bye most of their electricity from other states.  Then there are the rolling blackouts!!!!

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  5. THE CITY WANTS A SHADOW DIAGRAM DONE THAT SHOWS HOW THE NEW HOUSE WILL CAST ITS SHADOW ONTO THE NEIGHBOR SO AS NOT TO INTERFERE WITH THEIR SOLAR PANELS THAT NOW DO NOT EXIST.  SO i HAVE ENTERED A NORTH AROW IN MY PLAN AND FILLED IN ALL THE LATITUDE, LONGITUDE AND DATE AND TIME AND THE LENGTH OF THE SHADOW.  THE SUN ANGLE APPEARS ON THE PLAN BUT NO SHADOW IS CAST. SO DOWN ON THE TASK BAR THERE IS A BUTTON FOR CAST SHADOW BUT IT DOES NOTHING.  ANYONE HAVE AN ANSWER TO THIS PERPLEXING ISSUE?