Structural Reinforcements

Now that the framing is complete, it’s time to focus on reinforcing the connections between the various parts. This was achieved with a variety of metal fasteners, bolts, tie-downs and hurricane clips. The basic strategy is to create as many unbroken chains of connections as possible from the rafters all the way down to the trailer frame.

Dormer rafter hurricane clips

Dormer rafter hurricane clips

Gable hurricane clips

Gable rafter hurricane clips

Both sets of hurricane clips are in addition to the 5″ timber screws posted previously.

Steel strapping tying the dormer walls to the top plate and main walls.

Steel strapping tying the dormer walls to the top plate and main walls

Additional steel strapping over the wheel wells

Additional steel strapping over the wheel wells

Nine of these hardy Simpson tie-downs anchor the walls to the trailer frame through the bottom plate and subfloor

Nine of these hardy Simpson tie-downs anchor the walls to the trailer frame through the bottom plate and subfloor

Trailer anchor hardware reference

Trailer anchor hardware reference

SAMSUNG CSC

Anchor bolt below the trailer flange

Next post, Arborion get’s a skin of plywood.

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  1. Daniel

    Speir Built! Can’t wait to see your progress in person this week

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