Because when the house was built, the lumberyard dropped off 2 lifts of pre-cut 8' s as per the builders "super" requested?
Why is that, Warren?Warren said:All of the walls that we build on new homes get two top plates, bearing or not.
Because precut studs are only cut to 92 5/8", 104 5/8", and 116 5/8"Why is that, Warren?
Not being a smart a$$, serious question.
I've been out of production framing for a while.
Kinda what I thought, even on interior walls.Warren said:Because precut studs are only cut to 92 5/8", 104 5/8", and 116 5/8"
It also allows you to tie all the walls together via an overlap at all corners and partitions.
Unless you want to use different size studs for interior walls.tenon0774 said:Kinda what I thought, even on interior walls. Thanks.
He'll say nothing wrong with over building or maybe there was a structural reason like every other dbl jiost at a tub or something that can't be seen or maybe even the framers brain farted and put a dbl'r in.The dbl top plate didn't surprise me until I saw the dlb joist. We'll see what the BI has to say about it Tuesday.
I do the same.Warren said:All of the walls that we build on new homes get two top plates, bearing or not.
Your not too friendly with the HVAC or plumber are you? :laughing:Also that way if you're framing a two story the 2nd story floor joists don't have to fall over where as stud is aligned under the top plate.
Okay, so say I have 2x6 wall framing at 24" o.c. and 2x12 floor joist framing @ 16" o.c. . How are you planning on aligning those so you're more friendly than me to the the HVAC or the plumber?Your not too friendly with the HVAC or plumber are you? :laughing: