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    Default Unusual floor framing in crawlspace

    Since we are discussing floor framing in another thread, I thought I would post this picture of some framing in a crawlspace. I will let you guess as to the purpose of this framing. The winner gets a doggy biscuit.

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    Not sure what that is all about. You can see the 1x3 between the joists already. Very interesting.

    Do those 4x4 go up thru the floor and those 2x4 are to keep the 4x4 stiff.

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    And what's up with those screws in the floor blocking? Do they have any bearing on this mystery?

    If that was my crawlspace I suppose I might use that "framing" to store odd lengths of pipe or trim, or, hey, how about a couple of kayaks? Would kayaks fit in there?


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    Default Re: Unusual floor framing in crawlspace

    That is to help stabilize studs in a partial height wall. Being as the wall does not go from floor to ceiling, the wall needed to be stabilized.

    Such a wall might be a kitchen wall with upper cabinets on it.

    Other than that, I have no idea.

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    Default Re: Unusual floor framing in crawlspace

    I agree with EC Jerry.
    BTW, how many times have we seen the floor joist herringbone nailed off - NOT?

    As a young apprentice carpenter it was my job to lie on my back and nail-off the herringbone after the floor received its dead load. I was under there miserable as can be when I noticed not only was it dark but very quiet. I crawled out from under the floor and everybody had gone home.
    It was 5:30 PM.


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    Default Re: Unusual floor framing in crawlspace

    Very interesting.
    I didn't want a doggie biscuit anyway.


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    Default Re: Unusual floor framing in crawlspace

    The doggie biscuit goes to EC Jerry.

    John, those are not screws, but nails in the cross bridging that never got nailed off. As WC Jerry said, it was a pain to nail off and often was left undone.

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    Default Re: Unusual floor framing in crawlspace

    Is this a partially load bearing wall?


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    Default Re: Unusual floor framing in crawlspace

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    That is to help stabilize studs in a partial height wall. Being as the wall does not go from floor to ceiling, the wall needed to be stabilized. Such a wall might be a kitchen wall with upper cabinets on it. Other than that, I have no idea.
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    You are just too quick with the keyboard. You need to give the rest of us more time to show off our knowledge.

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    Default Re: Unusual floor framing in crawlspace

    I want a biscuit as well. I said just about the same thing. Darn it. Where is my bicuit. I could use a snack


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    Default Re: Unusual floor framing in crawlspace

    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Menelly View Post
    I want a biscuit as well. I said just about the same thing. Darn it. Where is my bicuit. I could use a snack
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    Default Re: Unusual floor framing in crawlspace

    You're right, Ted, I thing you also deserve a biscuit. Looks like Billy already took care of you.

    Raymond, as you can see, it is not a bearing wall. I imagine you typed that before I posted the second set of pictures.


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    Looks like some beautiful fir lumber to me...

    Don't see that too much anymore.


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    better than nothing, looks like a bus driver turned carpenter kind of job.


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