+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    nova scotia, canada
    Posts
    1,522

    Default not impressed with tom silva today

    i was watching a new episode ( i think) of toh today..tommy was working with kevin and a few of his carpenters. they were installing two laminated nominal lumber beams where the existing of the project house opens to the addition then moving on to the roof...

    when tommy went to set the beam he first knocked it into the pocket.. this was fine.. but then he put the jack studs in place IN PIECES..... very wrong. i dont know what american codes state but one of the first things i learned when i was an apprentice carpenter was that all jacks studs and posts must be one continous piece of wood from the under side of the header/beam down to the floor.. whats tommy doing, this gives diyer's bad information on how to frame..

    for those diy'ers thinking about taking out a wall and putting in a beam, make sure to consult a engineer first as to what size beam to use and what material it should be.. regular lumber, engineered lumber or a steel i beam.
    fire up the saw and make some dust

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    6,963

    Default Re: not impressed with tom silva today

    We apparently went to the same school, I agree about the one-piece jack stud. Is it possible that this was temporary bracing or something?
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    1,146

    Default Re: not impressed with tom silva today

    I think it was because it was a) boxed in between other studs on both sides and, b) it was getting double or triple jacks. The initial one was in sections, I am sure the other one (or 2) were one-piece.
    Tommy wouldn't let us down!
    Except later on with that awful self-stick backsplash Bull! What was _that_?
    Casey
    Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    6,385

    Default Re: not impressed with tom silva today

    I didn't see it, but I'm sure it was a temporary jack.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    nova scotia, canada
    Posts
    1,522

    Default Re: not impressed with tom silva today

    it was in the wall pocket... if with mulitple plies it should still be one peice

    as for the backsplash didnt watch that far. had to run errands
    fire up the saw and make some dust

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    6,385

    Default Re: not impressed with tom silva today

    jkirk,

    How wide was the opening?
    Was the "jack in pieces" the only jack he installed?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    nova scotia, canada
    Posts
    1,522

    Default Re: not impressed with tom silva today

    it was over 8', supporting a 3ply 2x10 with a 5/4 spacer in it i think he did a 3ply post

    i do double jacks when a opening is at 5', when its 7'6 or greate i go to 3ply and for beams i make the post as wide as the beam is thick
    fire up the saw and make some dust

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    nova scotia, canada
    Posts
    1,522

    Default Re: not impressed with tom silva today

    it also had a smaller beam of the same thickness hanging off it

    ive never done a lumber beam that way. the only 4ply lumber beams ive done are less than 6' or for decks. anything inside that long has always been steel or lvl
    fire up the saw and make some dust

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    6,385

    Default Re: not impressed with tom silva today

    It looks like an explanation/clarification is due.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    6,963

    Default Re: not impressed with tom silva today

    Quote Originally Posted by dj1 View Post
    It looks like an explanation/clarification is due.
    Good luck with that. The show and it's hosts do not participate on these forums, so we'll never know what was behind it.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •