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Carpenters and Builders Layout, Foundation and Framing (Audels) 7th Ed - M. Miller, R. Miller (Wiley, 2005) WW

Carpenters and Builders Layout, Foundation and Framing (Audels) 7th Ed - M. Miller, R. Miller (Wiley, 2005) WW

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If the builder is shorthanded, or working alone, a frame can be
crippled together, one member at a time. An experienced carpenter
can erect the studs and toenail them in place with no assistance
whatever. Then the corners are plumbed and the top plates nailed
on from a stepladder. Where enough workers are available, most

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GB107-08 GB107-Miller 125(9) October 6, 2004 6:29 Char Count= 0

Constructing Walls and Partitions 127

PERMANENT BRACE

LET INTO STUDS FLUSH
ON OUTSIDE OF FRAME

OUTSIDE

Figure 8-3 Plank-type bracing.

contractors prefer to nail the sole plates and top plates while the
entire wall is lying on the subfloor. Some even cut all the door and
windowopenings;afterthat,theentiregangraisestheassemblyand
nails it in position. This is probably the speediest of any possible
method, but it cannot be done by only one or two workers. Some
contractorsevenputontheoutsidesheathingbeforeraisingthewall,
and then use a lift truck or a high-lift excavating machine to raise it
into position.

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