Hello, I am new to the forum, I am not an inspector which will be obvious by my questions, please be kind.
My wife and I purchased a house in Hobe Sound last year. The insurance tripled last month, not an exaggeration, multiple the original amount by the number 3 and that’s the new amount. We have absolutely nothing for wind credits except hip roof - whats that like 1% discount? LOL
House built in 84, wood frame, re-roof in 99
I have been researching for weeks, read many of the discussions on here, especially the one about the SWB/SWR. After all the reading I found out the discount is crap for that anyways.
I have discovered most of info I need. The main discount appears to be the clips. Currently I am at toenail level - some clips have only 1 nail. The clips do not have any marking on them, but they appear to be the Simpson H5 clips - at least they look identical to them. I’ve been crawling around my attic, sweating to death, installing Simspon-Drive SD Connector screw #9x1-1/2" which was listed as manufacturer approved for these clips.There are 4 holes and I am installing one in every open hole.
I also need to do the roof deck nailing. Currently at 6d every 12 inches. Need to go to 8d every 6 inches.
So first question, I see much conflicting info. I see 8d round head rink shank nails 2-3/8 length 0.113 diameter as minimum, and also 8d round head ring shank nails 2-1/2 length 0.131 diameter as minimum. Which is it? I bought a Dewalt cordless framing nailer, should I just use 8d round head rink shank 3" by 0.131 nails to be safe? Many companies make those, Dewalt is one of them. Are collated Dewalt nails approved? Galvanized of course. Also found 2-1/2 inch 0.131 Hurriquake nails on Amazon, any good?
Just yesterday while looking at the building codes for the 100th time, I see the new FBC is coming into effect Jan. 1st 2020.
Here’s my real concern now. It looks like the minimum deck thickness is 15/32 or 19/32. I currently have 7/16 OSB decking - NONE of it is damaged whatsoever so I did not plan to replace it. What now with the new building code? I am going to pull the permit this upcoming week. Does the permit have to conform to the building code at the time it was pulled, meaning my 7/16 is ok? Would that mean I have to have it done and inspected before Jan 1st? I am totally clueless here I would appreciate any advice.
If I need a new deck can I install over my old one? Also I haven’t finished the clips, there is a ridiculous amount of bracing everywhere and I literally don’t fit in some places. My flexibility is GARBAGE because of my weight training and that makes it works. If I have to tear the old deck off I could access the clips WAYYYYYYYY easier.