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  • Tiny House Series: Pt. 1 Exterior

    I was a builder in Florida and built structures on boats and trailers. I found two things very helpful for any structure that has lateral and movement stress. 1. Screw and glue (Liquid nails) everything. It is a bit more time consuming and a bit more expensive than nails but, necessary for longivity. 2. Route 3/8" all thread rod with 2" washers from the cap plate through the structure that you are attaching it to. Space these 16" to 24" all the way around the exterior walls. Tighten them very snug, no slack at all. This will almost totally eliminate flexing while moving and give you a very strong structure. Utilize Simpson 2.5A clips between the top plates and the rafters attached by 1 5/8" screws with a shed roof and straps/clips for ridge attachments on an &...see more »I was a builder in Florida and built structures on boats and trailers. I found two things very helpful for any structure that has lateral and movement stress. 1. Screw and glue (Liquid nails) everything. It is a bit more time consuming and a bit more expensive than nails but, necessary for longivity. 2. Route 3/8" all thread rod with 2" washers from the cap plate through the structure that you are attaching it to. Space these 16" to 24" all the way around the exterior walls. Tighten them very snug, no slack at all. This will almost totally eliminate flexing while moving and give you a very strong structure. Utilize Simpson 2.5A clips between the top plates and the rafters attached by 1 5/8" screws with a shed roof and straps/clips for ridge attachments on an "A" roof. Other than that I liked the rest of the design.

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