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David Utterback, of the Western Wood Products Association, provides technical information and gives building code seminars for building professionals throughout the country.
Even experienced framers make mistakes. A wood-frame expert cites some of the most common errors he’s seen, and provides practical solutions for each.
Q: What would cause the sole plate of a nonbearing partition wall to pull away from the subfloor? The wall is nailed into roof trusses where they cross it above. There is no sag in the floor system below.
A wood-frame expert takes us on a tour of the most common mistakes made by roof framers, and shows how to do it right.
Q: Do you need to put a nail in every joist hanger hole? And do you have to use special hanger nails?
Errors in selection, installation, or finishing can spell ruin for wood siding. A wood products field representative tells how to avoid the most common mistakes.