7 events
when toggle format what by license comment
Dec 31, 2019 at 22:59 comment added ThreePhaseEel This heuristic fails for advanced framing techniques (typically seen with 2x6 or 2x8 studs on 24" centers) -- such walls have single top plates, even when they are fully load bearing.
Feb 12, 2016 at 16:08 comment added Eric Petroelje @isherwood - it may be the case that in newer construction they always use double top plates. Maybe because the ease of using the same pre-cut studs everywhere outweighs the cost of using more 2x's for a double top plate? I just know that in the homes I've lived in double top plates were only used on load bearing walls.
Feb 11, 2016 at 21:50 comment added isherwood In my area all walls will have double top plates (aside from basement energy walls and walls added later). Is your answer suggesting that two different lengths of studs are used there?
Nov 11, 2010 at 15:24 comment added dave thieben in addition, the roof trusses will be sitting directly on top of this double top plate.
Jul 21, 2010 at 20:29 vote accept Doresoom
Nov 5, 2019 at 17:57
Jul 21, 2010 at 20:29 vote accept Doresoom
Jul 21, 2010 at 20:29
Jul 21, 2010 at 19:37 history answered Eric Petroelje CC BY-SA 2.5