Tempered glass is made to reduce the chances of injury or death. According to the 2012 International Residential Code, it is required at these hazardous locations. Any door. Anything within 2′ of a door on the hinge side. Anywhere within 5′ of a hot tub, swimming pool, spa, sauna, shower, or bathtub. Any walkway around […]

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# Posts by David King

## Flooring Calculator | Hardwood – Tile – Plywood – Carpet

Calculate how much flooring it will take with easy to use tool. Select hardwood, tile, plywood or carpet. Then enter a width and length for the room in feet. Room Shape The shape of any room is rarely rectangular. It most often consist of multiple rectangles and more and more often, other shapes such as […]

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## Siding Calculator | Material Estimator

Calculate how many pieces of siding it will take to cover a wall or gable with this simple tool. Easy to use radio buttons and number fields. Siding Calculator Select the coverage and the length of the boards. These choices are for the most common sized siding available. For a custom application, just select the […]

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## Joist span calculator | Floor – Ceiling

Calculate the span for floor and ceiling joist with this free and simple online calculator. The resulting spans are less than the 2012 IRC codes but they are to our standards at Scott’s Framing. The spans for joists according to the code is far more than we find acceptable. We have engineered this calculator to provide […]

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## Sheetrock Calculator | How many boards?

Calculate how many pieces of sheetrock it will take per room or per area. Enter the width and length in feet for an area result, or add the ceiling height for an automatic room estimation. Sheetrock Calculator Drywall is available in sizes ranging from 4′ x 8′ to 54″ x 12′. It does matter the […]

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## Wood Beam Calculator | What size do I need?

Calculate the size needed for a beam, girder, or header made from No. 2 pine or LVL. Covers any span and every load with pin point accuracy. Double check yourself with these span charts. Works with evenly distributed loads only. Understanding Loads on Beams There are two different types of loads. Its either going to an […]

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## Minimum Room Size | Bedrooms and other Finished Spaces

The minimum size for habitable rooms, including bedrooms, is 70 square feet. The room must be no less than 7′ in any direction. Data is based on page 54 of the International Residential Code book. Remember, everything relies on finished measurements. Every dwelling must have at least one room with 120 square feet or more. […]

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## Minimum Ceiling Height 2012 IRC Building Codes

The minimum ceiling height according to the 2012 International Residential Code is 7′. There are exceptions such as basements and sloped ceilings. The information below is based on page 54 of the IRC. All dimensions are based on finished measurements. Habitable spaces, including hallways and laundry rooms, must have a ceiling height of less than 7′. […]

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## Hip Roof Decking Calculator

Use this roof decking calculator to easily determine the slopes for hips and valleys on all common pitches. Enter the length of one side and then either select a roof pitch or select custom rake and enter a value of your own. The length of the other side is automatically returned.

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## Concrete Yardage Calculator

Calculate how much concrete it will take in both cubic yards and how many of any size bags. Both are returned when values for the length, width, and depth are entered. Concrete Yardage Calculator Enter the width, length, and depth in feet and inches, or simply inches. The number of cubic yards is automatically returned […]

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