First I iive in Arizona and don't know why we must attach hurricane ties...but with that said we are doing them. What I would like to know is do I have to attach the ties (Simpson h2.5a) to the studs on my bottom plates. We are attaching them to the top plates. Unfortunately we were told after we put in the studs and window openings, so this is making it a little harder. also I would like to know what to do if the beam that our top plate is attached to are crooked. I keep trying to add some pictures but can't figure it out how.
To add pictures click on the add attachment? link just below the text box in the "reply to a post" box. You may need to first shrink your picture using paint to get it past HGTV's size limitations.
Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.
My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
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