Finally got around to cutting the plates for the hurricane ties. Drilled them out on my new fancy milling machine. Went through 3/8" no problem with a raggety ass bit i found in the bottom of the drawer. Cut them up and headed up stairs. I really pulled something trying to tighten them down, but got them done on the second floor bottom. Next is measure the distance to the top plate to cut the all-thread. I also need 18 more stainless 1/2" nuts. Kerosene heater had the first floor at 70f and the second at 60f with 40 degree outside temps and whipping wind.