Started by Oljarhead, September 21, 2009, 02:53:09 PM
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Quote from: MountainDon on November 12, 2009, 04:12:13 PMOK, 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.
Quote from: MountainDon on November 12, 2009, 04:25:28 PMSo 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.
Quote from: OlJarhead on November 13, 2009, 12:19:54 PMOnly 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.
Quote from: OlJarhead on November 18, 2009, 11:40:04 AMBut 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