Pull your kids' clubhouse back straight/plumb from it's racked position after a 70mph windstorm and hold it in place whilst you run around and replace all the bracing:
Absolutely! In the OP, I said I held it in place w/ the winch while I ran around and replaced the bracing. There was bracing on there initially, but after that wind storm, it was just hanging off in all directions. I replaced nailed brace joints w/ 3" coarse deck screws this time around, as well as, adding additional bracing:Looks like you could use some diagonal bracing in the substructure.
M'kay, the bracing IS from corner to corner on the north and south sides. That is, the sides to counter forces of a westerly wind. The positioning of my property in relationship to the Huachuca Mountains results in 99% westerly winds.I think he's saying it would be stronger if your cross brace went from corner to corner. You went from the halfway point.
Yeah, he's cool. But I'm not building a house, just shoring up the bracing on a kid's fort. I already went too far w/ this thing anyhow.
Hey Nat, about a month ago we had gusts up to 70 mph which did the initial damage. I didn't get off my butt in time to repair the bracing before 2-3 days of 50-55 mph gusts last week, which just racked the fort wicked bad.Nice Scott! How bad was it up there by you guys??