OddBall1958

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  1. OddBall1958

    Installing the Early American stove

    Where do I find the stove pipe and roof jack for this stove? I'm using Home Design Architectural 2016
  2. OddBall1958

    Disappearing Siding!

    Thanks, That did it!
  3. OddBall1958

    Disappearing Siding!

    Why is it that when I add a porch or deck on the front of my house part of the siding over the lower roof goes away? See photo's. I'm using Home Designer Architectural 2016 Auto Build Roof is NOT checked #2-1.plan
  4. OddBall1958

    Shed Roof Problems

    Since I'm a NU-BEE I'm going to be asking a lot of questions. First off! I'm using Home Designer Architechtural 2016. So far I've had some great help in the forums with my issues and learning experience. Thanks for your patience and the help. So here is my dilema! I've been working on the attached plan and has been going along just fine until now. I'm trying to add a shed roof on the second floor where a Master Bath and Closets will be. I've tried following the shed roof tutorials with difficulties. The problem I'm running into is that every time I try these actions the whole roof line changes. How can I accomplish this feat? What am I doing wrong? Looking at the second floor plan this shed roof would be in the upper right corner from the north outer wall to the stairwell and from the right exterior wall 18' to the left. Also I would like to have the ceiling at the north wall of this shed at 7' sloping up to the existing 8' ceiling. Is this possible? #4.plan
  5. OddBall1958

    Shed Roof Problems

    Got it under control! Thanks
  6. OddBall1958

    Shed Roof Problems

    Well maybe this will help! I can get the deck to show up if I put a roof over it but then the walls on the second floor go up and the shed dormer goes away. I've tryed lowering the ceilings before doing this also and found that doesn't help. Of course I'm probably not doing something in the right order at this point. I did follow your directions step by step before putting the roof on the deck. #4-4A.plan
  7. OddBall1958

    Shed Roof Problems

    Thanks, I guess I'll keep playing with it. You've been a great help. I appreciate it.
  8. OddBall1958

    Shed Roof Problems

    Here is where I'm at. Is the dormer too wide for the deck/balcony to show up? I have it set for the same depth as the other deck.
  9. OddBall1958

    Shed Roof Problems

    Now It's Workin'! Thanks
  10. OddBall1958

    Shed Roof Problems

    OK Im' not getting this. When I put the wall breaks where you have do I delete that section? Then move the dormer wall forward? When I do this the front dormer wall dissappears How are you drawing the attic walls? I've drawn these just like your pic and they don't appear even if I draw a deck there. Sorry for being ignorant. Do I need to back up afew steps like lower the ceiling again?
  11. OddBall1958

    Shed Roof Problems

    Do I need wall breaks at the attic walls?
  12. OddBall1958

    Shed Roof Problems

    OK I fixed that problem, not that I remember how I did so. So now I've been trying to install a deck and door on the front without any luck.
  13. OddBall1958

    Shed Roof Problems

    Hi Jo_Ann Here is what I've come up with. What's wrong with this picture? Do I need to put a room divider on both sides of the room to stop the walls on the other side from rising up? Is it possible to put the left wall of the shed (in this pic) on top of the wall below? It doesn't have to but just a thought. I would just like to have my original roof line back. Thanks
  14. OddBall1958

    Shed Roof Problems

    OK! So if I manually build the Shed Dormer it doesn't appear unless I check "auto rebuild roofs" and then my gable ends go away.
  15. OddBall1958

    Shed Roof Problems

    Is it possible to put a door and deck in front of a shed dormer?
  16. OddBall1958

    Shed Roof Problems

    With the dormer tool. I did get the front wall to sit on top of the lower wall now. I also tried to create a deck here but I can't seem to get that to happen. It was just the thought of having double doors on the front of the dormer.
  17. OddBall1958

    Shed Roof Problems

    Is it possible to move the front wall of the dormer to where the 4,12 lower roof connects to the upper roof essentially eliminating the 12 12 roof at the bottom of the front wall of the dormer. This would put the dormer wall sitting on top of the lower wall.
  18. OddBall1958

    Shed Roof Problems

    I got it! Thanks
  19. OddBall1958

    Shed Roof Problems

    When I use the dormer tool the ceiling goes away. Should I put the ceiling height back to "0" then build the shed dormer the raise the ceiling again or should I leave the ceiling where it is?
  20. OddBall1958

    Shed Roof Problems

    First off I should have Titled this Shed Dormer. My appologies for being ignorant. Am I close? Yes "Solver" that's it! What steps did you take to do it? I followed the "Drawing a shed dormer manually" and that started my problem. It changed the roof line. Should I draw the rooms first then build the dormer? Hello Jo-Ann Yes I followed your instructions in the prior thread. Ok that's probably where I messed up. I backed up a couple of steps and everything went haywire! Now I'm going to play with it some more. Thanks for the input. OK! I've added the rooms to the second floor that need the "Shed Dormer" #4.plan
  21. OddBall1958

    Wrap Around Deck

    So now would adding a "Shed Dormer" to this plan be out of the question without going backwards or would it be better to start over?
  22. OddBall1958

    Wrap Around Deck

    I want to build a wrap around covered deck around my entire 30 X 40 house. I want the roof pitch 4 in 12 over this deck while keeping my 12 in 12 over the main structure. I've somewhat accomplished this using the attached porch rules but then the gables go away an leave me with a hip roof over the main structure. How do I keep my gable ends on the main structure above the 4 in 12 roof? I may also want to have a walk out upper deck over the lower deck on one of the gable walls. Is this possible? This is on a one and a half story house. I'm using "Home Designer Architectural 2016"
  23. OddBall1958

    Wrap Around Deck

    AH HA! The "Auto Rebuild Roof"! Unchecked it Everything is GREAT! Did I say you were AWESOME!
  24. OddBall1958

    Wrap Around Deck

    I just noticed another glitch! In the framing view on the second floor looking at the doors and the upper deck the framing on the gable wall on either side of the doors/windows is not there. I've tried everything in display options but no success. #4.plan
  25. OddBall1958

    Wrap Around Deck

    DJP Thanks. It's the "Walls and Railings" that needs to be checked in "Display Options" to get the Posts and and Railings to show up in the framing view. Thanks again.