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Forum: Framing 10-26-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 57
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Posted By Waltwood
there is a lot of remodeling in the Onancock area...

there is a lot of remodeling in the Onancock area but only a few new houses. They are going to start building a hospital soon just outside of town and we are hoping it will bring prosperity.
Forum: Framing 10-26-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,761
Posted By Waltwood
I don't think any of these apply to this basic...

I don't think any of these apply to this basic one- story plan but I know what you are saying.
We have had some great weather haven't we? I hope it holds on longer.
Walt
Forum: Framing 10-25-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,761
Posted By Waltwood
Everyone else has said what they do concerning...

Everyone else has said what they do concerning the question I asked and you have indicated that I did not know what I was doing by asking the question and several other comments.
I also know what I...
Forum: Framing 10-25-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,761
Posted By Waltwood
It is very easy to know where everything goes if...

It is very easy to know where everything goes if you know what you are doing. Glue stops squeaks in walls and walls that run parallel to the joists tend to cause more squeaks than ones that run...
Forum: Framing 10-24-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,761
Posted By Waltwood
I always know where all mechanical goes in a...

I always know where all mechanical goes in a house I am building and provide a space for it and avoid conflicts with the framing. Can't see how blocking would be in the way of anything, plumbing and...
Forum: Framing 10-23-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,761
Posted By Waltwood
I have done this also and it works good but is...

I have done this also and it works good but is time consuming. I also hate nails sticking through the subfloor. It looks like a mistake. I was thinking of using 2 1/2" screws to attach the plates to...
Forum: Framing 10-22-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,761
Posted By Waltwood
Thank you. I wanted to know what someone who does...

Thank you. I wanted to know what someone who does it regularly does. And this is a starter home but I still want to build it good.
Forum: Framing 10-22-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,761
Posted By Waltwood
I designed and determined the size of all the...

I designed and determined the size of all the framing.
Forum: Framing 10-22-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,761
Posted By Waltwood
The walls are 14' long. I am the engineer and...

The walls are 14' long. I am the engineer and owner of the house. It is a spec. house. I posted to see what most framers do. I have been building for 39 years and things change.
Forum: Framing 10-21-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,761
Posted By Waltwood
Are BCI's the same as "I" joists?

Are BCI's the same as "I" joists?
Forum: Framing 10-21-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,761
Posted By Waltwood
You are correct about the 1/2" subfloor. I was...

You are correct about the 1/2" subfloor. I was framing so long ago when we did that.
And the plumbers already tear up enough of my framing I don't want to give them any reason to do any more of...
Forum: Framing 10-21-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,761
Posted By Waltwood
I was referring to long walls that run half the...

I was referring to long walls that run half the width of the house.
I have placed these extra joists spaced 3 1/2" apart to allow for mechanical.
Forum: Framing 10-21-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,761
Posted By Waltwood
Floor framing under non-bearing walls

When framing a floor for a one-story house what method do you use to support a wall that runs parallel to the floor joists that is not a bearing wall? Before I get any critical responses to this...
Forum: Electrical 09-03-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,069
Posted By Waltwood
I got it now. I haven't built a new house in 6...

I got it now. I haven't built a new house in 6 years and could not recall if something could go under it.
Forum: Insulation 08-23-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,171
Posted By Waltwood
Yes, the US is young compared to the rest of the...

Yes, the US is young compared to the rest of the world.
Forum: Insulation 08-23-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,171
Posted By Waltwood
Wow, they are some old buildings. I did not know...

Wow, they are some old buildings. I did not know we had buildings from the 1400's in the US.
I have worked on a few mid-1700's houses and that is about the oldest. I had one customer who had me put...
Forum: Insulation 08-23-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,171
Posted By Waltwood
Not where I live. There is a Spray Foam...

Not where I live. There is a Spray Foam Contractor 65 miles to the North Of me and another 70 miles to the South which is the one I use and they are the closest. I am sure they would do the job for...
Forum: Insulation 08-23-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,171
Posted By Waltwood
I thought both things myself. I thought the...

I thought both things myself. I thought the tarpaper would let it dry out behind it too.
Forum: Insulation 08-22-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,171
Posted By Waltwood
I have worked on old houses for 30 years and this...

I have worked on old houses for 30 years and this one is wild. There is about 5 species of wood just in the area I am working in. One of the studs is tapered on one side only and is mortised in the...
Forum: Insulation 08-20-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,171
Posted By Waltwood
I have replaced wood siding on old homes and seen...

I have replaced wood siding on old homes and seen where on an interior remodel someone had put tarpaper in a" U" shape at each stud bay stapled to the sides of the studs and even against the back of...
Forum: Insulation 08-19-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,171
Posted By Waltwood
Spray foam on old house

I am remodeling a bathroom in a house built in 1860 and it is on 2 exterior walls on the North side of the house. There is no sheathing on the exterior after removing the plaster walls and I want to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,131
Posted By Waltwood
There is not enough good wood to fill/ epoxy or...

There is not enough good wood to fill/ epoxy or the like. It is soft almost all the way through on the bottom. It need a new section or post.
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,131
Posted By Waltwood
This is my house and I am kind of glad it is not...

This is my house and I am kind of glad it is not a customers because of this problem.
The boxing or frieze on the outside top of the columns overlaps the posts by 1 1/2". That is 1" for the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,131
Posted By Waltwood
Thanks, I have every issue until it turned into a...

Thanks, I have every issue until it turned into a DIY mag.
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,131
Posted By Waltwood
What mag. did that come from?

What mag. did that come from?
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