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By Rick Arnold, Mike Guertin

Stable development doesn't need to sluggish you down. in truth, making an investment a bit overtime throughout the early levels of building will really prevent money and time later. That's the belief in the back of Precision Framing, the hot ebook through Mike Guertin and Rick Arnold. The authors have spent two decades constructing their field-tested framing thoughts, and Precision Framing is the end result -- a "manual" filled with advice, suggestion, and shortcuts.

Whether you're framing your first residence or your 51st, Precision Framing can assist you enhance how you paintings, with options to:

frame immediately walls
safely paintings with roof trusses
build squeak-free floors
plan forward for subcontractors
create site-built instruments for speedy and actual measurements

Step-by-step directions, two hundred colour pictures, and greater than forty distinct drawings convey how you can body successfully and thoroughly, from the mudsill to the roof.

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Precision Framing

Reliable development doesn't need to gradual you down. in truth, making an investment a bit overtime in the course of the early levels of building will really prevent money and time later. That's the assumption at the back of Precision Framing, the hot ebook through Mike Guertin and Rick Arnold. The authors have spent two decades constructing their field-tested framing suggestions, and Precision Framing is the outcome -- a "manual" filled with suggestions, suggestion, and shortcuts.

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Planning a Built-Up Beam You can use your house plans to figure out the cut list for planning a built-up beam. You may find it worthwhile to draft a simple sketch of the beam to help make up the list. The sketch also comes in handy when you assemble the beam on-site to remind you what stock was ordered for which spans or to explain your plan to someone else. We'll use an example of a three-piece 2x12 beam to illustrate the process (see the drawing on p. 44). Measuring for materials To make the drawing, measure the distances from the beam pockets in the foundation to the center of each support column.

So when the mudsills are set they'll overhang the foundation by X in. off each edge. These two marks on the baseline indicate the first two corners of the rectangle. Finding the center of the opposite wall The opposite two corners on the parallel wall are located by first establishing the center of the parallel side. The process involves making equal MUDSILLS 27 Laying Out for the Mudsill Step 1. Establish a baseli ne Step 5. " 1\~t~P'3 ~:~ , of rectangle and adjust if necessary. ~~~~·'====~==========~~,~ff======··~·'~··=···~··~'' ~·'=''=· ~''·J·Ur "/ first pair of corners.

Wait a few seconds to be sure the water has stopped moving. When you're satisfied, call to your partner to make a mark on his corner at the meniscus line. A water level is quick and easy to use. Raise and lower the hose until the meniscus matches the reference mark, then mark the advancing corner. (Photo by Roe A. ) MU DS ILL S 35 the foundation to the chalkline every 4 ft. or so. A deviation of about X in. from the reference is acceptable. A deviation of ~ in. to % in. is workable. Anything greater than that requires a conference with the general contractor, because extra costs are usually involved for the labor that will be needed to correct this problem.

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