Randyc

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I was assigned this plan to work on and no one here knows why the second floor is floating?

 

Any help would be appreciated..

 

Randy

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Actually - you've framed the house using walls with Sheetrock each side.  You need to change those walls to exterior walls, and I personally wouldn't try to make the driveway apron a "room".

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As Johnny pointed out, the exterior wall type needs to be changed and those blank areas will cover just fine. 

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The blank floor areas are usually caused by the Build Platform To setting in the wall def dbx.

There should be no reason why you can't use that wall def, as long as the above settIng is set tO the correct wall layer.

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As Johnny pointed out, the exterior wall type needs to be changed and those blank areas will cover just fine. 

Curious, why would it matter what material type you chose for the exterior? Other than the stupid obvious that drywall won't weather that well. It should still build no matter the material yeah?

 

And you need the floor framing to fill that gap me thinks.

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 Actually the problem is because he has what is in effect a single material wall.  He has a core,  yet his finishes on inside and outside of wall is set to 0" thick.  The exterior layer is what covers the floor joist so there is no "floating".

 

"And the fans go wild"  they are screaming that the troll deserves a few points.....  I am begging,  can I get some points?

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Gave you a point Scott.  I looked through those wall definitions too.  I missed the zero thickness though. 

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Sadly I can only give you one  :(  The cheering is deafening over here.

 

Glenn would have never gotten that if he were at his computer. :D  :D

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Scott,

How about I share them with you as I wasn't able to look at the plan (no Chief), so mine was a guess.

Larry,

There should be no need to build framing.

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I agree with you Glenn.  I didn't think it should matter either.  Just knew that it worked when I changed it to an exterior wall.  Should have looked better and caught the zero thickness thing though.  Good job Scott.

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Jeez, I am going to miss communicating with you guys in real time!

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You got one Glenn...... anyway, you would of found it in a second.....  I think I might deserve double points because I really knew the answer before I opened the plan.......

 

Hey,  thanks Randy for posting the plan,  see how quick the answers come when the plan is posted.

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I realize there may have been another answer about letting him keep his drywall exterior, but the simple fact is he does need exterior walls - - I wasn't thinking of a way to let him keep his drywall exterior surface and have the joist level fill in with wall material.....i guess unless he was building this garage structure inside another larger building....hummmm....

:P

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I gave you a point too Glenn, although...you didn't really give the answer like Scott did.  The build platform setting was actually set correctly. 

 

I would give you 2 points Scott, but alas...I cannot.

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I just gave you a point too Michael because I just now figured out what points were!! Doh.

 

Kinda like 'drinks on the house'! A point for everyone!!

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You got one Glenn...... anyway, you would of found it in a second.....  I think I might deserve double points because I really knew the answer before I opened the plan.......

 

Hey,  thanks Randy for posting the plan,  see how quick the answers come when the plan is posted.

There you go, another point - look out now that I know what points are.

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I realize there may have been another answer about letting him keep his drywall exterior, but the simple fact is he does need exterior walls - - I wasn't thinking of a way to let him keep his drywall exterior surface and have the joist level fill in with wall material.....i guess unless he was building this garage structure inside another larger building....hummmm....

:P

I would give Johnny a negative vote here,  but he is such a great guy and an asset,  I have to give him a point for participating.

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I would give Johnny a negative vote here,  but he is such a great guy and an asset,  I have to give him a point for participating.

Thank you sir.....so you know I was being silly in that message which is why I used the tongue sticking out emoticon.

 

+1 to you too!

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Thanks you all for the help...  i added siding to exerior walls and it helped...  still some problems to work out  but its getting there...

 

Thanks again Randy

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