Alain Martel <kua### [at] videotronca> wrote:
> Note regarding the ceiling : Usually, the first layer of planks above
> less prone to creaking.
It sure used to be done that way - but not anymore. Everything is cheap and
crappy, and driven by the "revolving door" between corporate interests and
corrupt government. The corrupt regulators let the people they'r supposed to be
regulating do whatever they want in exchange for sweet post-government
employment sinecures, and the company people get elected/selected/appointed to
positions inside the government agencies that regulate their trade.
"Whenever anything is regulated, the first thing to be bought and sold is the
I have a set of Audel's Carpenters and Builders Guide, and the describe the
diagonal-set subfloor planks and walls, etc - but to build houses in the ways
that they describe would be prohibitively expensive today.
The central banks have printed so much fiat money that it's nearly worthless,
and so inflation is skyrocketing. Then you add the protectionism, licensing,
code, regulations, taxes, inspections, unions, etc - and everything becomes 100
times more expensive than it needs to be.
Also, I live in a building that's over 100 years old, and the planks in our
(very low-ceiling) partial basement just run straight across. So it very much
depends on what decisions the builders made.
Deeper beams flex less, using diagonal bracing in between the beams adds
rigidity to resist racking forces, and laying down a layer or two of rosin
construction paper adds enough friction to reduce any sliding between the floor
planks and the supporting beams, thus minimizing or eliminating creaking
> Other than that, Great image.
It's completely insane. The modeling and texturing are top-notch, as well as
being creep as hell.
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