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Safer Wall Raising With Steel Strapping

comments (0) August 20th, 2014 in Blogs
Kevini Kevin Ireton, editor-at-large


Produced by: John Ross and Kevin Ireton


If you're framing the second-floor walls on the exterior of a house, you could toenail the bottom plate into the deck and hope that the whole wall doesn't slip off the edge when you stand the wall up, but there's a better way.

Mike Norton of Middleboro, Mass., has figured out a way to use steel lumber strapping to prevent walls from going over the edge. What he does is cut several lengths of strapping, slips a piece underneath the bottom plate, then he bends it up and nails that strapping to the bottom plate. Then he nails the other end of the strapping down to the floor deck. He does this at several points along the length of the wall, and then he know it's not going over the edge.

That's a pretty clever tip, Mike. Thanks for sending that in.

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