AxelRose

Gap At Lintel For Tile/stone Exterior Walls

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Hi all,

 

I have a plan with ICF exterior walls with a thin stone tile facing.  Whenever I use a stone material in Chief for an exterior wall, there are large gaps between exterior doors and door lintel area.  If I change the exterior material to stucco for example, the gap disappears automatically.  Is there a way to eliminate this gap in the first place for my stone material?

 

Thanks!

 

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Attach a plan so we can look at your settings, wall type, etc.

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Check the rough opening size,  and then post plan.

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Plan is attached.  The door in question is the sliding door in the kitchen.

 

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Well,  ain't I a pistol,  check your ROUGH OPENING SIZES,....  ZERO out the  rough opening and it should look better...  I ain't saying it's perfect,  but it is better.......

 

Suppose the wall was wood framing and you had a 3" rough opening?   Would you have the same problem...  I don't think so  because the EXTERIOR FINISH magically covers the gap....  at least I think so...

 

bottom line,  for your situation,   change the   ROUGH OPENING for the SGD.

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Play with your window ROUGH OPENING SIZES.  You  chose 1/2",  if you look closely,  you will see a gap between your window and your block wall...  change the RO to zero and see how that changes the model.

 

RO for block walls  behave differently than RO's for framing....  at  least I think so.

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Not at my computer to check, but does the wall definition have properly defined interior and exterior layers?

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Not at my computer to check, but does the wall definition have properly defined interior and exterior layers?

 

This is the real problem. Simply move the stone layer in your wall def out of the main layer category up to the exterior layer category.

 

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This is the real problem. Simply move the stone layer in your wall def out of the main layer category up to the exterior layer category.

 

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Yep...that exactly what I was suspecting.

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In the wall layer wall settings, what does the "Build Platform to Exterior of Layer" setting mean?

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This is one of those problems where since there are no casings, Chief has incorrectly eliminated the "Jamb".  Of course the RO still needs to be zeroed out, but the door still needs a "Jamb", just like a window needs a "Frame".

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This is the real problem. Simply move the stone layer in your wall def out of the main layer category up to the exterior layer category.

 

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Good catch.

 

My bad,  I assumed it was a cmu wall with no finish.

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In the wall layer wall settings, what does the "Build Platform to Exterior of Layer" setting mean?

That's where your floor framing will build to. As you had your walls defined, the framing would have built to the exterior surface of your siding.

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