This home was built by a large spec builder in the area 12 years ago
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The HO want to add a bedroom and bonus room over the garage. I am not too impressed with the framing done on this house. I'm thinking that the builder was trying to maximize every cent of profit. I can see how saving a bit here and there over 500 units can really add up...but I hate to see business compete for the bottom feeders. I like to see a good salesman sell the VALUE of spending the right amount on a home. I will keep a running log of this project.
Studs = 16" oc
(fine); 3/8" Plywood web I-Joists - 19.2" oc
(pain for stuff getting in the way vertically); Trusses = 24" oc
(normal) My new addition is all 16" oc.
To save 5 or 6 sheets of OSB wall sheathing, they hung the attic gable truss out 1/2" over framing (flush with the sheathing below) and then wrapped the whole thing with Typar.
The master bdrm (2) 2-6 5-0 was nailed to the RO with only 4 nails that were placed at the middle of each edge. The corners were flared out 1/8" to 3/16" and never were set into the bead of hard old caulk. (say that loud)