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    Looking at a phase house the other day, I saw "deadwood" on some framing members. What does this mean? Fortuneately, the clients did not ask me or I would have had to think fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David J. Edens View Post
    Looking at a phase house the other day, I saw "deadwood" on some framing members. What does this mean? Fortuneately, the clients did not ask me or I would have had to think fast!
    Was there any damage to the wood members. (Like fungus damage)
    soft areas of the wood? If so then some pest inspector put that there.

    What is a phase house?
    Is this a house that is under construction?

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    When I was a framer, deadwood meant a piece of lumber used for sheet rock nailing, often along the edge of the ceiling on top of the plate. We used scrap pieces a lot of the time. It also could mean a piece used to connect two sections of sheet rock / soffit in between joist spaces that isn't actually anchored to the framing, but is just to hold the seam tight.

    Does that seem close to what the plans were indicating?

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    It is known as wood serving not structural support and as Jim mentioned.

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    In Calif. we call that sheet rock backing.

    Looking at a phase house the other day.. ( WHAT )

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    In California, a phase house is a home that partially occupies area on our plane of existence and partially on another plane (think Tom Cruise).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar Alquist View Post
    In California, a phase house is a home that partially occupies area on our plane of existence and partially on another plane (think Tom Cruise).
    You mean Like Jerry P don't you???


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Menelly View Post
    You mean Like Jerry P don't you???
    Well... yeah, him too.

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    Danger Will Robinson! Danger!

    Phase shift ahead!

    Dead wood = nailer = cat = blocking = non-structural wood needed to nail something too

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    The term "deadwood" (at least in Texas) refers to wood nailed to the top plate which is used as a nailer for the ceiling sheetrock.


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    All of you have it all wrong. Dead wood in construction means the loafers that don't do any work all day but everyone else does and the loafers still get paid. Now that is the true meaning of dead wood in construction.

    You always hear the terminology that it is time to get rid of the dead wood.


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    You all in Texas talk funny Is there a town in Texas ( Dead wood ) ?


    I understand the term ( dead sheetrock ) sheetrock that is wet and has a black mold on. We call it ( DEAD SHEETROCK ) In Calif.

    DEADWOOD, TEXAS. Deadwood, previously known as Linus, is on Farm Road 2517 some ten miles east of Carthage in eastern Panola County. The area was first settled in 1837 by Adam LaGrone and his family, who built a homestead on Socogee Creek. Around 1860 LaGrone's son, H. C., built a mill and gin that became the nucleus of the later town. The small settlement was originally known as Linus, but when residents applied for a post office in 1882, another town already had that name, and the new name Deadwood was chosen at a town meeting. By 1885 Deadwood had an estimated population of fifty, two churches, a district school, and a steam cotton gin and gristmill. A hotel was built there around 1900 but went out of business a few years later; the local post office was discontinued in 1917. In the mid-1930s Deadwood had a church, a school, and two stores; its reported population in 1936 was 125. After World War IIqv the community's school was consolidated with the Carthage district, and the remaining businesses at Deadwood closed. In 1990 Deadwood was a dispersed rural community with a reported population of 106. The population remained unchanged in 2000.

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    Do you want thosed lintels rabbited or dadoed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Bibler View Post
    P.S. My first words were in Texas. back in 1957.

    My first words were in English, and long before that.

    Is "Texas" much different than "English"?

    Heck, I lived in Texas long before your first words there. I only know that because I was told it was so, I was too young to have any memory of it, lived there about 4-6 months. In fact, in the first year of my life, I was born in New York State 40 miles or so south of Buffalo (born in Jamestown, NY), lived in Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach for about 6 months, lived in Ft Worth, Texas for about 4-6 months, then back up north we went.

    Momma was not happy down there, and if momma ain't happy, no one is gonna be happy.

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    Deadwood are pieces of scrap wood nailed to the top plates so the sheetrock will have a place to be nailed/screwed.

    You only need deadwood when the walls are parallel to the joists.


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    Is Texican and English different? Red Skelton told of trying to fool a good 'ole Texas Highway Patrolman who had stopped him, by drawlin' "howdy, officer ''. The cop asked if he was a Texan and was told in the same thick drawl, "I shore am".
    " Spell rat ". " R-A-T", sez Skelton and the officer says, "No, I mean as in rat now."


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    LOL! This is a funny thread.


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