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Written by Joseph
04/24/2013 at 11:49 AM
Can redwood be used for the post? Would assume if would have to be oversized. If so, can a cut redwood tree embedded into the earth work well or would it have to be milled?
Written by Rick Heide
03/19/2013 at 02:54 PM
I understand the use of an R of 7 for seismic design when you have walls on the building. What R do you recommend when the building is totally open for an arena
Written by Booker
02/25/2013 at 11:41 AM
Will be building a 20x40 post frame barn with large attic soon. Previous experience has been with stick-framed outbuildings. I plan to use post protectors with 6x6 treated posts on concrete cookies, 4-5' deep, holes backfilled with concrete, 10 foot spacing. A concrete floor will be poured after construction of the frame is complete. Looking at the plastic post protectors, I see that they are fastened with screws, and the builder has to install uplift protection (a cleet, or rebar driven through a hole in the post near the bottom). A hole lets water in, which would seem to defeat the purpose of the post protectors. So, just how important is the additional uplift protection? Thanks.