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Patented Aug. 9, 1938 V UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE JANTI TERMITE PLATE Raymond J. Reis, Louisville, Ky.
Application August 19, 1936, Serial No. 96,873
This invention relates to building structures and the primary object of the invention is to provide a building structure of a character which will insure conditions adverse to the breeding of termites.
An important object of the invention is to provide a building structure embodying metallic plates arranged between the foundation and building frame beams, to the end that the frame beams are protected against attack by termites.
A still further object of the invention is to space the frame beams from the metal plates admitting light and providing an air space permitting a circulation of air to an air course in the building structure, to insure perfect ventilation of the main supporting beams of the building.
Referring to the drawings:
Figure 1 is a fragmental elevational view of a building wall wherein an anti-termite plate is used.
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the wall.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on line 44 of Figure 2.
Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on line 55 of Figure 2.
Figure 6 is a plan view of the top section, or plate used with the metallic anti-termite plate.
Figure 7 is a plan view of the anti-termite plate or base.
Referring to the drawings in detail, the reference character 5 designates the foundation of a building, which may be of any suitable construction, the foundation in the present showing being constructed of plastic material, such as concrete.
In the present showing a window opening is indicated by the reference character 6, the building structure being braced over the opening 6 by means of a metallic plate I. The anti-termite plates rest directly on the upper surface of the foundation and are indicated by the reference character 8, it being understood that these plates are arranged end to end. These plates 8 are of channel bar formation, and accommodate the top sections 9 which are formed with openings ill to allow air and light to pass through the top sections.
Formed integral with the top sections 9, are spacing blocks II, which are of lengths to fit between the longitudinal ribs of the anti-termite plate, securing the top sections against lateral movement on the anti-termite plates 8.
At one end of each top section is a cutaway portion providing a recess to receive the extension IQ of the adjacent top section, so that the ends of the members forming the top section, will be held together.
Positioned on the top section is a framing plate indicated by the reference character 13, the framing plate being provided with openings that register with openings in the anti-termite plate, to receive the anchoring bolts M, the bolts M being formed with heads l5 that are embedded in the foundation.
As clearly shown by Figure 2 of the drawings the bolts M are threaded throughout portions of their lengths, there being provided nuts N5 in the lower ends of the threaded portions, which nuts cooperate with the flanges I! in securing the bolts to the plates 8.
At the upper ends of the threaded portions of the bolts, are nuts l8 that engage the framing plates, securing the framing plates, top sections and anti-termite plates, to the foundation.
The joists indicated by the reference character I!) rest directly on the framing plates and provide means to which the sheathing I9 is secured, the siding indicated at 2|], being secured to the sheathing I9.
It will of course be understood that the sheathing [9 and siding 20, extend to a point flush with the lower surface of the framing plates so that air and light may enter the spaces between the framing plates l3 and anti-termite plates 8. The plate illustrated by Figure 6 of the drawings and which forms a part of the top section 9, is designed for use at the corner of a building structure, and is shown as having a cut away portion 2| extending inwardly from one end of the plate, leaving portions of the upper edges of the end spacing blocks exposed, providing a support for the end of the adjacent top section, which extends at right angles to the top section plate.
It is believed that in view of the detail disclosure of the invention, a further detailed description as to the use of the anti-termite plates, is
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:
1. A building structure comprising a foundation, anti-termite plates resting on the foundation, top sections embodying plates resting on the anti-termite plates and spaced therefrom providing air passage-ways, framing plates secured on the top section, and said top section having openings exposing portions of the framing plates.
2. A building structure comprising a foundation, a protecting member resting on the foundation, a top section embodying a plate having spaced openings, spacing blocks between the protecting member and top section providing air passage-ways, a framing plate resting on the top section and said spaced openings exposing portions of the framing plate to the air in the passage-way.
3. A building construction comprising a foundation, plates mounted on the foundation, top plates having openings, upstanding flanges formed along the longitudinal edges of the plates, spaced blocks formed on the top plates and resting on the channel shaped plates between the flanges, bolts anchored in the foundation and secured to the through openings formed in the top plates, framing plates resting on the top plates, said bolts extending through the framing plates, securing the plates together, and at the same time anchoring the plates to the foundation.
4- A building construction comprising a foundation, metallic plates covering the upper surface of the foundation, a top section, means for holding the top section in .spaced relation with the metallic plates providing air spaces, means for preventing lateral movement of the top section with respect to the plates, said top section having a plurality of openings, framing plates resting on the top section, and bolts for securing the metallic plates, top section and framing plates to the foundation.
RAYMOND J. REIS.