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Andy the Governor here!
I don't check my email regularly, lots of my friends phone me regularly 978.465.6436 and leave a message "read your email", start using danlgelinas(--nospam--at)

Half my practice is residential, you came to the reight place.

Mass State Building Code (MSBC)has charts etc for rafter span tables, floor joist sizes, etc.

Nailing patterns are 12" field 6" perimeter, that means 12" every 16" along rafters/joists and 6" along the plywood perimeter.

Send me a drsawing or call me and I help you out free of charge.

If your are really the curious engineer size
 rafters for 35 snow live load and 12 dead load psf
joists 40 psf live dwelling units and 30 psf live sleeping areas and 10 psf dead
s = bdsquared / 6 etc

Wood Spruce Pine Fir No.1/2 Fb 1000 psi 2X12 Fb 1100 2x10 Fb 1200 psi 2x8
E = 1,400,000 psi often deflection controls Live load delta L/360 for plastered ceiling and total deflection l/240

From: Andy Costello <acost(--nospam--at)>
Reply-To: seaint(--nospam--at)
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Timber frame house design - advice
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 11:55:54 -0400

I am going to do a large home addition on my timber frame house and
I am trying to get a good reference on calculating timber frame designs,
such as walls, floors, dormer trusses, etc. and also typical details,
such as nailing, connections etc.
As my job is in the steel field, I am not familiar with latest timber
design aids
and references. I really am looking forward to doing this project myself
and would be very greatful for any pointers in the right direction.

Thanking you in anticipation,
Andy Costello
Projects Team Leader
C&W Fabricators, Inc.
Tel.  (978)632 4347x66
Fax. (978)632 2801
E-m. acostello(--nospam--at)

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