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StLouis White TPO Roof Project CAD Detail

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CAD Detail No: 9821 White TPO Flat Roof Replacement Detail using Structodeck.

Eco Friendly White TPO Roof Job Site Project Photos bottom of page
I've found that making a simple and quick graphic image to use as a visual tool to explain a building system repair to a client is easier when I provide a "non technical" image of the proposed work to be done.Why GAF EverGuard® TPO Outperforms standard TPO in heat aging and UV tests—the best predictors of TPO performance
- Independent TPO Study proves EverGuard® TPO 60 mil Membrane is the best standard TPO in accelerated aging. View the key findings and full study here.
- After accelerated heat aging at 275°F (135°C) for 112 days, EverGuard® TPO showed no cracking—while every one of the competitors’ samples had failed!
- UV testing—Greater than 2.5 times the industry standard (ASTM D6878 weather resistance test) Guarantees are available up to 25 years when using EverGuard® TPO 60 mil Membrane.* Easier to install due to:
- Large …

Under Stair Movable Storage Unit Plans

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Open Source Design Build Drawings- Under Stair Movable Storage Unit Plan
I was asked to design and build customstorage units for underneath a set of basementstairs.  
Here are the Design Build Drawings in the following slide show presentation.  Give it a minute to load, the controls are in the lower left, if you have questions, comments, or complaint use the contact form and someone will address your concern.


Design Build Drawings-Under Stair Movable StorageUnder Stair Movable Storage Plan

Design Issues Solved by enabling the 3 storage units to move independently.  
Allowing the Movable Storage Units to be completely removed from the space- gives all the needed room for future cleaning and inspections.
The added benefit of having movable storage units in a basement type setting- where water is known to cause damage to things left directly on the floor.  With the Movable Storage Units- the size and height of the caster wheels chosen will determine the bottom shelf height distance off t…

Green Build Bar Build Notes Suggestions Annotations

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Notes-Suggestions-Ideas
I am going to mention ideas and suggestions on ways that will reduce your monthly bills in utility savings by incorporating the following examples into the Green Design of your building.  My suggestions will include: PV Solar Electric, Solar Water Heating, and Energy Conservation.  
The greatest use of your investment dollars will come by installing Insulation in the various parts of your building.
As a general rule it is cheaper to save energy than it is to create energy.  
It does not matter if this is in gas or electric. Basically: If you can save it you don’t have to make it.
The Department of Energy suggests for our region various levels of insulation Ceiling: R38 - R60 Walls: R13 -R19 Floor: R25 - R30 

Examples of where to insulate. 1. In unfinished attic spaces, insulate between and over the floor joists to seal off living spaces below. If the air distribution is in the attic space, then consider insulating the rafters to move the distribution into the conditione…

Decks Notes, Examples, Ideas, Drawings

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A client has asked me for Notes, Examples, Ideas, Drawings for Decks.

This link to all about ​Decks From my Website- all kinds of different things and information. The following image is a simple deck bench with a straight back followed by a photo of a Angled Back Deck Bench.






This Bench I made for the Picnic Table from leftover scrap wood I didn’t want to throw away.

I like the Angled Back Bench Seat it makes the seat like an actual comfortable lawn chair.

Deck Benches are kool.  They are not building code compliant.  “If you ever got in trouble in the future they would ask you to make them code compliant.”  Like they did on the following jobs site deck project photos. I did for a guy for totally different reasons.  (the building inspector and the realtor didn’t get along.  The building inspector was right the deck wasn’t right but there was nothing wrong with the deck. I painted it, added metal bracing, fixed the stairs, and added lattice.)   Saving a Deck From the Landfill- StLouis, MO - …