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accepted What is the purpose of horizontal blocks on a bearing wall?
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comment What is the purpose of horizontal blocks on a bearing wall?
Firestopping would make sense in this situation. I'll just plan on moving the block, and the inspector will let me know if I messed it up :)
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comment What is the purpose of horizontal blocks on a bearing wall?
Makes sense. Thanks. I'll check with my building dept.
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comment What is the purpose of horizontal blocks on a bearing wall?
If it's any help, the electrical panel is placed in one of the spaces without a block. My thought is the panel is probably rigid enough to provide the same support as a block.
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comment What is the purpose of horizontal blocks on a bearing wall?
Thanks for responding. This is a bare wall in an unfinished basement. My original guess was to strengthen the wall (keeps studs from buckling), but wasn't sure. If it's for this purpose, would relocating the block higher or lower be appropriate?
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accepted How do I turn off this sprinkler valve?
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comment How do I turn off this sprinkler valve?
There is a 2" diameter PVC pipe that this copper pipe was inside of. The copper pipe is only 1/2" or 3/4". The key wouldn't fit down it. There was gravel, but that wasn't pertinent to this particular issue.
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comment How do I turn off this sprinkler valve?
I'm confused how it would help. All it was doing was blocking the key from getting down to the depth it needed to. Is there any harm in removing it?
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