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I am replacing a raised porch 8'x12'-from the footing up 40&

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I am replacing a raised porch 8'x12'-from the footing up 40". The roof is still there.
I want to use a first course 12" block with 3.625" brick veneer and 8" inside, filling the inside with gravel, and using a 4" roll lock on top to connect the veneer and the block which will serve as a frame for the concrete to be poured in the center. On top of the roll lock I want to use a 6" plate to serve as a wall plate as the porch will be enclosed using multiple windows. Can not understand how to use an anchor bolt that will work with a 6" sill plated on top. Can get one between the brick and the block it code will allow drilling a hole into the bock cavity filled with cement. Will this meet code.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
Can you post a sketch?
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The raised porch that I am repairing and want to enclose is 8'x12'. Current code will not allow an anchor for a sill to be placed between the brick and block behind it. The concrete slab comes up to the brick and uses the block as a ledge. The building inspector is asking for the anchor to anchor in the block similar to new construction.
I can not come up with a way to anchor the sill plate and use a 2x6 wall above.
3.625" brick veneer
.5 inch space
2" to cinderblock hole.
This would require a minimum of an 8" sill plate and leave the anchor bolt exposed on the inside similar to a garageI could offset the block every 6' to get the anchor but that would leave the plate resting solely on the brick veneer in between. Is this to code?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.
You can't support structure on top of veneer. That is unsafe