Welcome To Questions of The Week!
Well, compared to last weeks QOTW, you got it easy this week. Manny, Peter, and Marc do a terrific job at this.
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- What is the minimum pitch angle for a pitched roof?
- The combination of a king-post truss and queen post is known as:
a. Couple roof
b. Collar beam roof
c. Mansard roof
d. Purlin roof
- Filling in nail holes cracks w/ putty is called:
d. Paint preparation
- What does coping a wood baseboard mean?
- Which of the following foundations is required for weak soils?
a. Column footing
b. Grillage footing
c. Raft footing
d. All of the above
- The Higher water cement ratio in concrete results in
a. Weak mix
b. Stronger mix
c. Better workable mix
d. Less bleeding
There are two possible answers, but why would anyone choose the high water cement ratio?
This handrail is continuous as required by the IRC, how would you report.
WHO sang this on WHAT song?
She might step on my blue suede shoes
Great set of questions Marcel, though you’re dating yourself with the bonus question!
Great questions, Marcel !!
Great questions, Marcel, Good luck everyone!!
WOW these are very good questions! Don’t we have any takers out there for a real go at it?
I thought the same thing! Where are the new guys?
for the handrail question, my report would simply state , There was an ugly rail and guard system installed at the stairway…
- Coping a wood baseboard is a method of mating two adjacent pieces of curved baseboard at inside and outside corners, in a manner that looks more pleasing than a regular miter cut and tends to show fewer gaps. It involves cutting the end of one piece of the baseboard so that it follows the profile of the mating piece and “nests” into place when attached.
- ease of placement and workability
- handrail - handrail contains 90 degree changes in direction which may cause issues for certain people relying on the handrail to traverse the stairs.
Song - Larry Williams, Short Fat Fannie
- b. 5%
- c. Mansard roof
- c. Stopping
- Coping is a technique used to join two pieces of wooden baseboard molding at an inside corner. One piece of baseboard molding is square cut on the end, so that it butts against the adjacent wall. Then the other baseboard molding fits perfectly against the face of the first molding, by cutting the end to follow the profile of the molding.
- d. All of the above
- a. Weak mix & c. Better workable mix. To make the mix easier to work with and form.
- Climbable type railing, child safety hazard.
“Short Fat Fanny” by Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman)…
And the winner is:
Jr. Scott Fudge
The correct answers were;
The correct answer I was looking for the stair was this below;
The answer lies with your local Building Code Compliance inspector.
That’s the final legal Authority on questions such as this one. You can certainly notify your building management so that everyone is on record that in your opinion there’s a safety hazard. The railing may be continuous, but is creating a choke point or pinch point forcing the occupant to let go of the rail in order to re-grasp it further down the rail.
But since the railing could also be a safety issue, I’ll call it good.
Ryan Uecker got the tune right.