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Title:
Carpenter's calculations manual
Author:
Tarbox, Roger.
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Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2005]

©2005
Physical Description:
ix, 278 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780071437998
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This essential reference provides fast, effective, on-the-job calculation solutions to the construction trade's most common problems and situations.

Contents: Site Work * Footings * Foundations * Sills and Joists * Sub Flooring * Wall Framing * Stairs * Rafters * Trusses * Roof Sheathing * Wall Sheathing * Roof Coverings * Windows * Exterior Doors * Siding * Exterior Trim


Author Notes

Roger Tarbox is a master carpenter with 30 years of experience. He is a native of Maine who has worked in Colorado, New Hampshire, and Maine. Mr. Tarbox has build countless homes, garages, additions, and similar structures. In addition to his work as a carpenter and contractor, he has intimate knowledge of running a sawmill and creating perfect wood products. Mr. Tarbox resides in mid-coast Maine with his wife, Lynn, and enjoys woodworking as a hobby.

R. Dodge Woodson has owned and operated his own building, remodeling, and plumbing companies since 1979. His licenses have included those of a Class A builder, a master plumber, and a master gasfitter. He has built as many as 60 homes per year and remodeled countless homes. The author of dozens of books, Mr. Woodson has a reputation for delivering technical data in a reader-friendly way. R. Dodge Woodson is the president of The Masters Group, Inc., a construction, remodeling, and plumbing firm in Maine.


Table of Contents

About the Authorsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
Chapter 1 Site Workp. 1
Soil Propertiesp. 1
Swellingp. 2
Capacityp. 2
Trench Specificationsp. 2
Estimating Excavation Volumep. 5
Treesp. 5
Chapter 2 Footingsp. 9
Footing Depthp. 10
Capacity and Areap. 11
Calculating Concretep. 11
Concrete Mixesp. 13
Waterp. 14
Reinforcement Barsp. 15
Chapter 3 Foundationsp. 17
Estimating Concrete Needsp. 17
Concrete Mixturesp. 20
Reinforcing Concretep. 20
Curing Concretep. 24
Bricks and Blocksp. 27
Types of Blocksp. 39
Mortarp. 41
Stress Factorsp. 42
Chapter 4 Sills and Joistsp. 45
Framing Practicesp. 48
Calculating Joist Spansp. 50
Wood Speciesp. 51
Don't Skimpp. 59
Chapter 5 Framing Walls and Floorsp. 61
Joists and Beamsp. 61
Subflooringp. 65
Fastenersp. 71
Fast Mathp. 74
Rough Openingsp. 82
Framing Exterior Wallsp. 84
Partition Wallsp. 89
Multi-Story Wallsp. 91
Full Framingp. 91
Chapter 6 Stairsp. 95
Figuring Stair Risep. 95
Calculating The Runp. 98
Stringersp. 102
Tread Thicknessp. 103
Stairway Openingsp. 108
Windersp. 108
Chapter 7 Raftersp. 111
Rafter Spansp. 111
Rafter Framingp. 123
Roof Pitchp. 125
How Do I Use A Rafter Square?p. 126
Chapter 8 Engineered Trussesp. 127
Speedp. 132
Top Three Trussesp. 132
Truss Spansp. 133
Chapter 9 Roof Sheathing and Coveringsp. 139
Figuring Sheathingp. 139
Hip Roofsp. 142
Gambrel Roofsp. 143
Slope Multipliersp. 143
Asphalt Shinglesp. 144
Other Types of Roofingp. 147
Chapter 10 Wall Sheathing and Sidingp. 155
Sheathingp. 157
Types of Sidingp. 158
Calculating Siding Needsp. 160
Nailingp. 162
Coveragep. 162
Chapter 11 Windows and Exterior Doorsp. 169
Doorsp. 169
Windows and Skylightsp. 172
Chapter 12 Interior Doors and Trimp. 175
Types of Trimp. 175
Interior Doorsp. 178
Chapter 13 Cabinets and Countersp. 175
Common Cabinet Factsp. 175
Chapter 14 Conversion Tablesp. 221
Chapter 15 Math for the Tradesp. 245
Indexp. 277