Finally....I'm able to respond to Richard's response on 6/27. I don't have a website to post the house plans or photos so I emailed them to Alan at email@example.com. The email contains a sanitized version of plans (no dimensions/specs) and photos of our garage to-date that Alan can post when he has a few spare moments.
Tony Steineman is the name of the guy we worked with and has given permission to post the sanitized copy of the plans. Anyone interested in contacting him about designs, here is his contact information.
Anthony (Tony) Steineman
ADS Designs (Residential Drafting & Design)
Sauk Rapids, MN
I also included some basic diagrams that we created for our framing crew with detailed specs for front/back wall.
Here is a list of items that we had to make decisions on when framing began that we didn't think about when blue prints were being done. Once plans and photos are posted, this information below will make more sense.
Additional considerations for Garage –after blueprints were done:
**Eliminated both end trusses and ordered 2 more room trusses for ends. The trusses on each end were moved in 12" to allow for 12" cordwood walls. Cordwood will run up to the peaks of gables.
**Relocate stairway to inside garage wall due to end trusses being moved in 12”. Framing crew had to compensate for this change with truss moves.
**Installed radiant heat in garage. Had to stay 13 inches from edge of cement with radiant heat tubes so not under walls.
**Microlam plate (side walls) sits flush with the outside edge of posts. (Microlam and plate is narrower than cedar posts)
**Because we wrapped soffits under trusses instead of straight across to garage wall, the microlam and plates are exposed. These will be faced with rough sawn white cedar.
**All posts for garage walls were moved in 1" from edge of cement. Since this wasn’t determined until after trusses were built, trusses extended our wall by a couple extra inches. The extra exposed inches will be faced with rough sawn white cedar like the microlam.
**We had to custom design the post & beam structure for front & back of the garage walls to accomodate 12" cordwood. (diagrams provided to Alan)
**We stubbed for a bathroom and electrical. Electrical stubs are on wall connected to breezeway so subpanel is close to breezeway and on inside wall. Radiant tubes go under door of breezeway eventually will use path through basement of the breezeway to get to house.
Changes for House Plans:
**There will be a basement under the breezeway to provide cool area for canned goods etc. This will also provide a path for radiant heat tubes and electrical to the house. (No basement on house; House & garage have radiant heat)
**Main electrical panel will go in breezeway closet so it can be close to the outside meter and a short distance from the subpanel in the garage.
Julie & Greg
Julie & Greg