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  1. Framing
    I have a unique situation and I can’t seem to find anything on the internet after scrounging for a while. I’m getting ready to frame some more walls in my basement, and I want to intersect two walls at a 45 degree angle, but the catch is one wall will be composed of 2x4s and the other will be...
  2. Framing
    Hey all. So I'm going to frame in two walls of my garage and I had a question about the bottom plate. Since it's on a slab I know I have to use PT wood, but should that be the bottom plate, or should I tapcon some down and go from there? My inclination is to just build the walls with PT bottom...
  3. General Discussion
    I am trying to find out how I should connect my header to the post that it sits on. The Simpson Strong-Tie book calls for a strap with 7 nails above and 7 nails below the header. However, the header does not have a stud above it, just below. If I nail 8 nails into the header and some below the...
  4. Tools & Equipment
    Does anyone know what the big difference between the Metabo HPT NR90ADS1 and NR83AA5 is? They seem very similar with the only differences I can see are the NR90ADS1 is lighter and can take nails up to 3 1/2” but the NR83AA5 is almost double the price.
  5. Framing
    At Lowe's they have two kinds of pressure treated wood, above ground and ground contact. Which should be used for the bottom plate of a basement stud wall below grade resting on a concrete slab? Should the rest of the wall be pressure treated if it is in contact with a block wall behind it and...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hello, have been lurking around this treasure trove of information for a few months now. I am impressed with the effort and activity on the site. We are a licensed and insured Framing Contractor in Southern California. I have been a rough carpenter/framing for 30 years now. Started out...
  7. Framing
    Hi, I have recently been asked for an estimate to frame a 900 SqFt bungalow addition, from placing the LVL beams right up to installing the roof trusses. I do mostly remodeling work, I have framed plenty of interior walls, basements, new partition walls etc... But this would be my first large...
  8. Framing
    I've decided to use double #15 felt under my stucco and still want to use the Flexwrap for the window flashing. Does anyone know if the Flexwrap will adhere to the felt? I'm hearing, mostly, that it will not. I really am stumped on this one. Any ideas?:eek:
  9. Framing
    I am a Sac State student and am working on a project that deals with developing a pre-plan for exterior light wood framing wall. The 1 story 13' high wall has a 5' parapet and an 3' extra bottom frame layer on the corners of the building. I was wondering if any of ya'll would give a better idea...
  10. Framing
    I have two questions for framing carpenters on straightening walls. 1) When straightening an exterior wall, do you do it before or after interior walls are built? The guy that has done my framing does it after interiors, right before trusses are set. This doesnt make any sense to me. I...
  11. Framing
    Hi guys, it's been awhile since I've had a chance to spend time on the computer and visit the site but life has been pretty full. One thing that is happening is that I decide to build myself a shop/garage. I have lots of work ahead of me but I am having trouble deciding my next course of action...
  12. Remodeling Picture Post
    Hello, I have a fairly new remodeling business. I have been doing mostly small jobs (less than $1,000) but I would like to kick it up a notch and do more long-term/higher profit jobs, such as framing bids. However, I am brand new at estimating such a large project as framing an entire home. I...
  13. General Discussion
    What kind of hammer do YOU use? Do you prefer a light or a heavy hammer? Do you like a straight handled hammer, or do you like the curved handle? What material of shaft and head is your hammer? Do you like a grip? Do you actually use the starter on your hammer or is it just there to look good...
  14. Carpentry
    For some of you seasoned carpenters the frame of this three story addition probably wouldn't scare you. But it scared the hell out of me. After six months apprenticing as a carpenter my mentor left the country and I assumed his role leading the frame. Two things made it especially...
  15. Help Wanted or Looking For Work
    Hello, I am the owner of a commercial contracting company located in Minnesota. We are new to this site and love the information exchange. We are always looking for work and will bid any job large or small. We take bid invites by fax, E-mail, or through the Blue Book. Visit our website...
  16. Framing
    At some point in the history of this old house I'm working on the attic was converted into a bedroom supported only by 2x4 joists. The 2x4 joists will be replaced with 2x8 to provide much needed support. The owner does not want to lose an additional 4+ inches in the bedroom but would rather...
  17. Help Wanted or Looking For Work
    I have 20+ years Carpentry experience in Custom Homes and Commercial Framing. I've been living and working in Idaho for the past decade and i'm planning to move back to Phoenix later in the spring. Just trying to get a "feel" for the job market in the Desert Southwest!!! I am sure that work is...
  18. Framing
    I have a customer who wants to put 3" Polystyrene outside the sheatheing (1/2" plywood) and then add lath and stone veneer. The framing is 2"x6". So you will have the lath with a browncoat over the insulation and then cultered stone mortared to the lath. The insulation and lath will be...
  19. Framing
    What are your reasons for avoiding trusses?
  20. Construction
    They other day I was in a 2 story house that had just been framed, I was downstairs in the kitchen with the general contractor going over the lighting layout. I pointed upward to the ceiling and said "there was plenty of room between the ceiling joists" to install large recessed cans... He...
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