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					   Chapter 12


Wall and Ceiling
 Construction
Frame Wall Construction
   Sole Plate (Bottom Plate)
   Top Plates (Double Top or Cap)
   Studs
       Wall
       Cripples
       Trimmers
   Headers
       Solid
       Cripple
   Bracing
Other Terms
   Rough Opening
   16” On Center (O.C)
   Corner
    Bracing
   Nailer (p.212)
   Blocking
Weather Board Placement
    Rough
    Opening
• Tops of Doors and
Windows are 6’-10”
• RO dimensioned to
center of opening on
Floor Plan
•Header Required
     Headers

   Sized for Span




                        Trussed?
Ceiling Joists
   Provides ceiling for interior rooms of house
   Can also be the floor joists of the above floor
   Generally the same direction as rafters
   Size depends on:
       Load to be supported
       Span distance
       Wood Species
       Spacing (OC)
       Grade of lumber
Ceiling Joist Span
Special Walls
   Bay / Bow Windows
   Other wide openings
   Masonry Construction
       Bonding with metal ties or header course
       Need for furring strips
       Firecut (P. 217)
       Brick ledge
Brick Wall Section (p.219)

				
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