How To Frame Exterior Walls On A Platform Frame 2



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Framing The Wall And Wall Openings

When the layout is complete, cut all of the studs, jack studs, cripples, lintels, corners and partitions, clean the subfloor and assemble the wall on it. Line the bottom plate up with the plate chalkline close to the edge of the subfloor. The top plate should be placed approximately 2400 mm (94.5 inches) from the bottom plate during assembly. The wall stud length is the distance between the subfloor and the finished ceiling plus 25 mm (1 inch) of clearance minus three thicknesses of plates. Nail cripples to full length studs. If they are not perfectly straight, put the bows opposite each other so they will straighten out. Nail the units to the lintels. Nail the remaining studs and partitions and keep the stud crowns up. Frame under the window openings and double the top plate. See figure 28.

Figure 28                                                                  Wall Frame With Openings                                                             

  




                                  
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                                                     1.Frame Exterior Walls: Layout The Top & Bottom Wall Plates.
                                                     2.Frame Exterior Walls: Frame The Wall & Wall Openings.
                                                     3.Frame Exterior Walls: Leave Wall Corner Spaces For Top Plates To Overlap.
                                                     4.Frame Exterior Walls: Square, Brace & Raise The Wall.
                                                     5.Frame Exterior Walls: Walls Can Be Squared & Straightened After Raising.








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