By Mark Richard Miller, Rex Miller
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Whether you are construction a garage shed or your dream apartment, a similar rules govern determining a website, surroundings the basis, erecting the partitions, and placing at the roof. this useful how-to consultant has been completely revised and up-to-date to hide new development fabrics and the newest ideas in building and framing. it is the place to discover solutions and ideas, from the 1st stake to the final roofing nail.
* select a suitable website and lay out the structure
* build a beginning that meets structural wishes and climate conditions
* paintings with block development materials
* comprehend balloon body, post-and-beam, and platform body construction
* Calculate rafter size and select the precise roofing materials
* set up skylights, cornices, doorways, home windows, and numerous varieties of siding
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It is doubly important to do this because of the water-cement ratio. If forms are dry, they will suck water from the concrete and change its properties. A form with a wet surface also solves the problem of wet concrete possibly honeycombing it. Figure 3-5 Cellar wall form in firm ground. When moldings are desired, they should be recessed into the concrete (see Figure 3-7). It is very simple to nail triangular strips or other molded shapes on the inside of a form (see Figure 3-8). Projection moldings on concrete require a recess in the form that is more difficult to make.
It takes a great number of individuals to put together the information available about any particular technical field into a book. Many firms have contributed information, illustrations, and analysis to the book. The authors would like to thank every person involved for his or her contributions. Following are some of the firms that supplied technical information and illustrations. American Plywood Association Bilco Company Billy Penn Gutters National Forest Products Association Owens-Corning Portland Cement Association Scholtz Homes, Inc.
This is especially true if the forms are to be used repeatedly. It prevents absorption of water, assists in keeping the forms in shape when not in use, and makes their removal from around the concrete much easier. Figure 3-3 Double-headed nails in action. Internal corners make stripping easier. Spruce or pine seems to be the best all-around material. One or both woods can be obtained in most locations. Hemlock is not usually desirable for concrete formwork because it is liable to warp when exposed to concrete.