michaelgia

Story Pole set Top of Footing to 0?

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Hi, is there a way to set the top of the footing as the "0" point for auto story pole dimension?

(As opposed to main sub-floor being "0")

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Yes I think it would be possible but depending on how far along you are with the plan it might be easier to do a manual Story Pole.  Otherwise you would have to raise everything the distance between the existing top of footing and sub floor.  I have not gone through this whole process so you could run into complications.  Maybe someone with more experience will comment.

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Thanks Glenn,   Great video, that really simplifies things.  Just the way it should work.

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Question for all you architects then (I'm a lowly builder), isn't the top of the footing the "zero" level by convention?

Seems to be what I see on most plans up here in the extreme north east anyway.

Or even top of slab for commercial slab on grade construction...

Seems I've never seen a plan with main floor plywood as "0".

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.....Seems I've never seen a plan with main floor plywood as "0".

 

 

That is the way I always do it.

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I've never seen a plan...until today....when the first floor subfloor wasn't 0. Even on site plans here, I need to tell them examiner what the elevations is above sea level of the sub-floor.

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On site plans here I have to give sea level to excavation depth as measured from top of closest fire hydrant.

But then again I'm in Montreal, French do things funny I guess...

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On site plans here I have to give sea level to excavation depth as measured from top of closest fire hydrant.

But then again I'm in Montreal, French do things funny I guess...

 

 

Those darn Canadians,  always bucking the norm......

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