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Offline retiredmarine

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Building walls in segments
« on: June 19, 2019, 07:34:07 AM »
Ok the subfloor is finished.




Tomorrow (rain today) I start laying out walls. The 2 through walls are 40' each, a bit much for me to raise by myself. Any issues or special considerations in building them in say 12' segments? I'll sheath them after they are standing.

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Re: Building walls in segments
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2019, 07:36:04 AM »
Looks good... don't forget your dance!  It's kind of a tradition around here... 

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Re: Building walls in segments
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2019, 08:22:56 AM »
The top plate obviously goes on after.  it's best if you can lay out the walls so that sheathing seams don't land on a wall joint.  Don P made a suggestion on my build thread to only partially frame in your windows and doors, then finish framing them in once standing.  Also, a set of wall jacks can often be picked up on Craigslist for cheap. 
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Re: Building walls in segments
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2019, 08:30:25 AM »
Partially framing seems like adding steps.  Why would you do that? What's the need to partially frame? The sheathing will bridge the wall segments thereby strengthening the joint. And the top plate would tie each wall segment along the long walls together.

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Re: Building walls in segments
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2019, 10:55:17 AM »
I think by "partial framing" he means to leave out the heavy parts like headers and maybe jack studs until after the wall is raised into place. ,... less weight to lift
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Re: Building walls in segments
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019, 12:12:26 PM »
I think by "partial framing" he means to leave out the heavy parts like headers and maybe jack studs until after the wall is raised into place. ,... less weight to lift

Exactly right, the issue was raising a heavy wall.

https://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=14680.msg191761#msg191761
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Re: Building walls in segments
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2019, 12:56:10 PM »
Oh, got it! Yup, it's all about saving the back at my age! LOL

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Re: Building walls in segments
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2019, 03:20:45 PM »
When I read the thread title I thought of this project. Panelized construction.

https://countryplans.com/cody.html

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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2019, 04:41:24 PM »
Interesting! Almost like they were made in a workshop and then driven to the site for install!

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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2019, 05:46:12 PM »
Interesting! Almost like they were made in a workshop and then driven to the site for install!
Here's another thread on the project.

https://countryplans.com/smf/index.php?topic=2178

Curious to see how it turned out and how it's held up.

 

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