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OK, I got it. I was confused by a difference in terminology. "Band Joist"I believe you are referring to those 2xsomethings that are notched into the wall studs at or above window header height. I think of them as Ledger Boards. A Band Joist to me is one of those 2xthings that run around the perimeter of the Floor Joists, also called a Rim Joist. There are probably other names or them in different parts of the country/world.Yes it would have been easier to frame and square up the walls before those pieces were nailed in. So, did I interpret things correctly or am I all wet? One more question. Is that Ledger Board supposed to stop there or go further. I think it is supposed to stop there at the window edge.
So it seems you can get that north wall plumb, not leaning into or out of the cabin, but it is not square, as in a 4x8 sheet overhangs or underhangs some o the wall stud when you try to line things up. I bet those Ledgers are nailed in real good with the air nailer. The best solution may be to give them a hard whack with a big hammer to loosen them a little. Use a block of scrap wood to try to keep from damaging the Ledger. Then use a metal cutting blade in a reciprocating saw to cut the nails between the Ledger and the wall stud. Remove the Ledger, square the wall, apply exterior sheathing and then re-install the Ledger. I've done that a few times. A nice long metal cutting blade should be able to slip in there.AT least that's the way I see it. Then you should be able to have everything pretty much squared away, plumb and level too. You're not the first owner-builder who's messed up on a door either. I hope that all helps a little. G/L on the weather too. Here the weather guy is saying I might get snowed on Saturday up at the cabin. Or maybe not. He doesn't really know. I always start wondering when (if?) it will stop snowing when I get caught in a snow up there in the mountains.
Only one sheet out of 6 was out of square so other then ONE SHEET of OSB Sheeting they are all nicely lined up on the studs.
But this 6 foot ledger worries me:The ledger spans almost across the 4 foot window under it but not all the way and with only 3 studs