How to Build a Home; Being Suggestions as to Safety from Fire, Safety to Health, Comfort, Convenience, Durability and Economy

How to Build a Home; Being Suggestions as to Safety from Fire, Safety to Health, Comfort, Convenience, Durability and Economy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... full length of story joists of each story with the joist cut in to hold the foot of the strut. The frame and roof sheathing shall supplement and protect the mason-work, and the water table shall project over the face of underpinning and foundation. Poplar, especially Yellow Poplar, known in some sections as "White Wood" is admirable, especially for framing. It holds nails well and paints and etuina well. The floor beams of second and third floors shall be notched over the ribbon or girt, to tie the building, the ribbon strip being let into the floor beam, and wherever they come against studs the floor beams shall be nailed securely thereto with three nails. By " Balloon " frame, as heretofore explained, is meant a construction in which the enclosing studs in side walls run in single lengths from the sill to the wall plate, with proper inter-ties. The studs should be securely spiked to the plate and to the inter-ties and girts or ribbons, with exterior sheathing and back plastering, which insures two sets of lathing--lathing having more or less strengthening and tying effect. This with the diagonal braces or struts ensures a very strong house. BRACED FRAME.--A somewhat stronger and better but more expensive construction is known as the "braced" frame. In this case the floor beams or joists are supported on timbers called 'girts "and "dropped girts," framed into the corner posts and pinned with wooden pins. Angle braces are also relied upon at all angles. See diagram illustrating opposite. If a "braced" frame is desired the paragraph as to "Balloon" framing should be omitted and the following inserted: BRACED FRAME.--The house is to be put together with a full braced frame in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236515285
  • 9781236515285