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Forum: Framing 02-21-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,634
Posted By Birch
When Framing walls on slabs, w/ treated sole...

When Framing walls on slabs, w/ treated sole plates (usually wider than 3-1/2" due to wetness from treatment) and SPF top plates (dry white wood, and exactly 3-1/2", *example for 2x4 walls and...
Forum: Framing 12-19-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 24,951
Posted By Birch
:eek: ...

:eek:

...
Forum: Framing 12-19-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 24,951
Posted By Birch
If there is a lesson to learn from the deck in...

If there is a lesson to learn from the deck in post #6, it is that working things out with a well drawn plan prior to construction is always a good thing. It generally appears that this may not have...
Forum: Framing 12-18-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 24,951
Posted By Birch
How'd that pass inspection? 7" tread w/ 7"...

How'd that pass inspection? 7" tread w/ 7" riser? :eek:

...
Forum: Framing 12-18-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 24,951
Posted By Birch
No, I don't know??? :blink: :blink: The 45*...

No, I don't know??? :blink: :blink: The 45* angle does not appear to be bisected by the double stringers.

What did the tread length of the cornered steps end up at? I'm guessing that if the...
Forum: Framing 09-04-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,309
Posted By Birch
:eek: If the slab has curbs for the walls to...

:eek:

If the slab has curbs for the walls to be framed on, there usually are no special leveling/shimming framing issues to deal with. I is extremely helpful if the curbs are 2” wider than the...
Forum: Framing 07-28-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,378
Posted By Birch
A girder truss spanning the length may be a...

A girder truss spanning the length may be a solution since there is an attic.

Will the existing foundation hold the additional point loads at each end?
Forum: Framing 05-03-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,481
Posted By Birch
Richard, Most Lumber Yards do engineered...

Richard,

Most Lumber Yards do engineered material take-offs for their builders. However, I have seen some play “shifty” games to submit a winning bid, major line-items (i.e. roof sheathing, etc.)...
Forum: Framing 05-01-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,428
Posted By Birch
Nice! Ear plugs anyone? :blink:

Nice!

Ear plugs anyone? :blink:
Forum: Framing 05-01-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,339
Posted By Birch
:whistling :jester: "Dropping the hip" ...

:whistling :jester:

"Dropping the hip"

The first thing you do is pick it up . . . :laughing:
Forum: Framing 04-24-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,339
Posted By Birch
There are no reference guides that can truly make...

There are no reference guides that can truly make up for inexperience.


By the sound of your post, "Not sure where to start . . I have a hard time figuring where to start.", "I am sure I can...
Forum: Framing 06-06-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,185
Posted By Birch
*Using the Framing Square and some simple samples...

*Using the Framing Square and some simple samples of pencil on paper math using the First two lines of the Rafter Tables. (Other than the Chappell Square I know of no other squares that include...
Forum: Framing 06-04-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,185
Posted By Birch
:jester: Good one Kite! . . .

:jester:

Good one Kite!

. . .
Forum: Framing 06-04-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,185
Posted By Birch
There ya go! Get the Backhoe! There is...

There ya go! Get the Backhoe!

There is nothing wrong with using quality modern tools. Too bad that the main purpose of so many modern tools is just to get you to buy them. One of Murphy’s Laws,...
Forum: Framing 06-04-2016, 04:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,185
Posted By Birch
Some History on the "Steel Square" ...

Some History on the "Steel Square"

http://cdi.uvm.edu/findingaids/collection/eaglesquare.ead.xml


The Tables are "Reference" material used by Framers. The Lengths charts are self-explanatory....
Forum: Framing 02-04-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,088
Posted By Birch
If you examine the face of a quality smooth face...

If you examine the face of a quality smooth face hammer you'll notice it is slightly convex. This reduces the contact area to virtually a point and makes the hammer bite hard on a full pounder...
Forum: Framing 02-01-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,088
Posted By Birch
"The Efficient Hand-banger, and The Art of the...

"The Efficient Hand-banger, and The Art of the Start" (by yours truly, ;))

Let the hammer do the work. If your grip hurts, loosen up.

A 19 to 21 ounce smooth face wood handled hammer is...
Forum: Framing 12-23-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,513
Posted By Birch
I remember in my young days I asked the local...

I remember in my young days I asked the local lumber suppliers where their trucks were headed.
Forum: Framing 12-19-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,513
Posted By Birch
*Sample Ad for help. "Needed, Helpers...

*Sample Ad for help.

"Needed, Helpers for Framing Crew, Mean Boss, Long Hours, Low Pay."

Do's and Don'ts at an entry level framer's position : Requirements; Strong Back, Weak Mind, Good...
Forum: Framing 12-10-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,799
Posted By Birch
Taking this a little further . . . A...

Taking this a little further . . .


A method to calculate the Hip Length shown, and because the Head and Heel cuts are not parallel in fashion as with a conventionally framed "Broken Hip",...
Forum: Framing 12-10-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,799
Posted By Birch
:thumbup: The bottom face miter angle...

:thumbup:


The bottom face miter angle "sleeper heel" is twice the H/V Pitch angle ("Stacked level cut angles), and the bevel at the sleeper-heel is the Backing angle for the Hip, 18.43 Degs. ...
Forum: Framing 12-08-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,799
Posted By Birch
Looks like the geometry and formulas have been...

Looks like the geometry and formulas have been nicely explained . . . :thumbsup:

Here are some CM key strokes;

For the example problem, i.e., 6' Radius w/ 7' Cord length; And using a CM Pro...
Forum: Framing 11-29-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,918
Posted By Birch
. . . and single o.c. keel marks for field studs.

. . . and single o.c. keel marks for field studs.
Forum: Framing 09-16-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,715
Posted By Birch
If I could justify the trip I'd be there! ...

If I could justify the trip I'd be there!

Good Luck covering all those topics in an eight hour session! Whew . . .


. . .
Forum: Framing 09-11-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,356
Posted By Birch
I think getting the window RO's correct is...

I think getting the window RO's correct is important enough to check every window opening for plumb at the same time the frame is plumbed and braced. Especially important for windows with S/R...
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