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Foundation drainage tile should have the holes in what direction?


"Post tensioned" foundation is typically what type?

6 feet

Recommended spacing for anchor bolts on a single story home is....

3 inches

How much must floor joists over lap above a support beam?

1-1/2 inches

The minimum bearing surface of horizontal wood members on a wood sill or beam is...


Notches at the end of a joist should not exceed ____ the joist depth

Notches are not allowed in the center 3rd

How thick can notches be in the center 3rd of the joist?

Horizontal cracks

What type of cracks are most concerning in a home?

Only in the web

Where can you put holes in a TGI?

Not more than 25%

Notches in load bearing studs can only be.....

Provide mid-span support

What do purlins do for rafters?

Valley rafters

What roofing lumber must be "2X" lumber?

The truss manufacturer specs

Support for an attic furnace or air handler must work with....

Web bracing

Horizontal or diagonal bracing members of a truss are called?

Weep holes

Anchored brick veneer requires....


Type of siding notorious for moisture entrapment?

Weep screed

Stucco walls should have a __________ __________ at the bottom with 4 inches of soil clearance

30 inches above the ground

Deck guard rails are required when the deck surface is greater than.....

Tempered glass

What kind of window glazing will have a "bug" in the corner?

44 inches

Maximum sill height for escape/rescue windows in a bedroom is......

3/8 inch

The tallest riser in a set of stairs shouldn't exceed the shortest by more than

34-38 inches

Handrails in a single family home should be how far above the stair nosing

No key to exit

The safest door lock arrangement is.....

3 feet

A chimney must penetrate the roof at least....

2 feet

The chimney must be how far above anything within 10 feet

30 inches

Cabinets should be how far above a cook top?

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