To Frame Exterior
Walls On A
Platform Frame 2
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
The wall stud length is the distance between the subfloor and the
finished ceiling plus 25 mm (1 inch) of clearance minus three
plates. Nail cripples to full length studs. If they are not perfectly
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.
Frame With Openings
Top & Bottom Wall Plates.
2.Frame Exterior Walls:
Frame The Wall & Wall Openings.
Exterior Walls: Leave
Wall Corner Spaces For Top Plates To Overlap.
Square, Brace & Raise The Wall.
Exterior Walls: Walls
Can Be Squared & Straightened After Raising.
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