Questions of the week of 11/12/17

Questions of the week

Introduction and requirements:

A member of the Award Committee will post a question, at a random day/time.

A competing member may make one post per question thread to answer the question and the member’s winning entry must have all parts of the question answered completely in that one post. Editing your one answer post allowed will result in disqualification.

Winnings will be limited to no more than 6 times in a given year, the objective is to allow as many Members a chance to win as possible.
Any disregard to the above and divulging the correct answers will forfeit the weekly winnings.

So please refrain from participating if you have already won in the maximum for the Year.

First correct answer (as judged by the Awards Committee or Poster of the Question) wins.

The lucky winner will get a case of “Now that you’ve had a Home Inspection Books” shipped to them at their address on file. Make sure your Address on File with Inachi is correct.

Courtesy of Nick Gromicko.

Winners of the Question of The Week shall request their prize by emailing and submitting their Mailing address for shipping.

Allow 2 weeks for delivery.

**The Questions:

  1. Draft stopping is not required for second floor open web floor trusses**

A. True
B. False, draft stopping is required
C. Only if mechanical hangers are used
D. Only when using tubular cross members
2. A fiberglass I beam can often be used in place of a steel beam if**

A. No lateral forces are present
B. If it meets the load calculation requirements
C. If a fire suppression system is present
D. All of the above
3. A ridge beam or a ridge board perform the same basic function**

A. Yes if the rafters are the same length on both sides of the ridge
B. Yes if the rafters are the same dimensionally
C. Yes if approved hangers are used
D. No, they do not perform the same basic function

4. For one-hour fire-rated wood joist assemblies, can you use a 2x8 rather than a 2x10?

A. Yes
B. No
C. Yes if the building official approves the assembly after a retest
D. Yes if FMP foam is applied around the perimeter of the assembly

Good luck inspectors~

Thanks Paul

Happy to be involved Marcel.




YEA Paul! :smiley:


YEA Paul! :smiley:

1 F
2. B
3. D
4. A (With approval of the building official, the empirical methods in IBC 721.6 and AF&PA’s DCA 4 can be used to estimate fire endurance times for 2x8 floor/ceiling assemblies without testing.)

Congratulations Marc!

On #4, the answer is C.
Not saying Steve is wrong but my source said C is the answer.

Congrats Mr. Marc!

… and Thanks Mr. Paul!

Congratulations Marc! Thanks for your time Paul!

Marc entered it in twice .
Does that mean he wins twice?:smiley:

Yeah, but only half as much each win.

Congratulations Marc. :slight_smile:

Only the first answer counts :lol:

Congratulations, Marc!

THANK YOU everyone! :smiley:
A very special thanks to my fellow committee members who put in countless hours & work extremely hard behind the scenes to make the Question of the Week happen.
Being on the committee, I am now aware of things I had no clue of & what it takes to put this successfully all together.
See ya next week.