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Epoch Homes Standard Specifications

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Custom Collection Specification 2016

These specifications are for single family Custom Collection line homes only, All Custom Collection homes are built to meet or exceed current IRC, IBC plumbing code, IBC mechanical code and the National Electrical Code. In addition, all homes will meet all local and state codes pertaining to that structure.

 Because every home we build is fully custom, we offer a wide range of choices for specifications. Our Standard Specifications is a simply one place to start. Our Classic Collection Specification is another.Most of our customers mix and match specifications, product choices and design elements to find the right mix of features to match their goals and budget.

 Floor Joists:

  • 1st. floor joists – 24’ wide; 2 x 8 spruce, pine, fir #2 or equal, at 16” o.c.
  • 1st. floor joists – 26’ or 28’ wide; 2 x 10 spruce, pine, fir #2 or equal, at 16” o.c.
  • 2nd. floor joists – 24’ or 26’ wide; 2 x 8 spruce, pine, fir #2 or equal, at 16” o.c. (On some 26’ wides, joist size maybe increased)
  • 2nd. floor joists – 28’ wide; 2 x 10 spruce, pine, fir #2 or equal, at 16” o.c.

Main Girders:

  • 1st. floor beams – 24’ wide; (4) 1-1/2″ x 9-1/4″ LVL beam or equal with 2 x 2 ledger strip
  • 1st. floor beams – 26’ or 28’ wide; (4) 1-1/2″ x 11-1/4″ LVL beam or equal with 2 x 2 ledger strip
  • 2nd. floor beams – 24’ wide; (4) 2 x 10 spruce, pine, fir #2 or equal with 2 x 2 ledger strip.(On some 26’ wides, joist size maybe increased)
  • 2nd. floor beams – 26′ and 28’ wide; (4) 2 x 12 spruce, pine, fir #2 or equal with 2 x 2 ledger strip.

Perimeter Beams:

  • 1st. floor beam – 24’ wide;(2) 2 x 8 spruce, pine, fir #2 or equal with 2 x 6 plate and 1/2” shim.
  • 1st. floor beam – 26’ or 28’ wide; (2) 2 x 10 spruce, pine, fir #2 or equal with 2 x 6 plate and 1/2” shim.
  • 2nd. floor beam – 24’ wide; (2) 2 x 8 spruce, pine, fir #2 or equal with 2 x 2 ledger strip.
  • 2nd. floor beam – 26′ and 28’ wide; 2 x 12 spruce, pine, fir #2 or equal with 2 x 2 ledger strip.

Subfloor:

  • All floor sheathing is 3/4” (23/32 tongue & groove plywood). All decking is applied using construction adhesive and screw shank resin coated nails. A 7” strip of plywood is shipped loose with house to complete the transition between modules. The plywood must be cut and fit on site by field contractor (deck sheathing cut back 23″ on each module for hardwood or ceramic flooring).

Bridging:

  • One row of solid 2x wood bridging per module.

Floor Insulation:

  • Supplied and installed by field contractor per state and local energy code requirements or per customer’s request.

Exterior Walls

Walls:

  • 2 x 6 studs – spruce, pine, fir – Stud grade or better, 16” o.c., double jack/ stud at all door and windows. Double top plate and single 2 x 6 bottom plate. All spruce, pine, fir #3 or better.

Headers:

  • Double 2 x ’s with 2 x 3 blocking and insulated, over all exterior openings. Openings larger than 8’-0” will require additional header material using 2 x stock or laminated beams.

Sheathing:

  • 1/2” APA rated (15/32) plywood, applied vertically, glued and stapled with 7/16” x 1 3/4” chisel point resin coated staple. All seams caulked for added air infiltration protection.

Drywall:

  • 1/2” drywall; glued and screwed / nailed. Joints are taped, spackled, sanded and primed with lead-free and mercury-free paint. All horizontal seams in exterior wall drywall have a backer board applied, glued and screwed, providing additional strength to drywall.

Insulation:

  • 6” R-21 friction fit fiberglass insulation.

Interior Walls

Walls:

  • 2 x 4 studs, spruce, pine, fir stud grade or better, 16″ o.c.

Drywall:

  • 1/2″ drywall; glued and screwed/nailed. Joints are taped, spackled, sanded and primed using lead-free and mercury-free paint.

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Custom Collection Specification 2016

Classic Collection Specification

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