Framing Your House (cont. p. 17)


Joists and Trusses

● Check exterior doors to see that they open and close smoothly with no drag.  It’s a good idea to fasten door hinges with extra long screws that penetrate to the wall stud.

 

Straight-edge used to ensure that wall is straight before wallboard installed.

 

 

● Kitchen walls that will have countertops against them must be checked for straightness.  Warped studs will show up badly against the backsplash.  The same goes for walls with trim known as “chair rail.”  This doesn’t happen often, but it’s very ugly when it does.  Take five minutes to prevent it.

 

 

 

● On a house with a concrete slab floor, check to see if any plumbing is out of line with the wall it’s supposed to be in.

If there is misalignment, your framer will need to “furr” the wall, so that the wallboard will hang properly.

This photo shows where a drain line was stubbed through the slab 1 ½ “ out of its intended wall.  Wood strips are used to increase wall depth.

Your framer will know what to do.  He’s seen it before.

 


 

 

   

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