Okay Boys and Girls –
Please keep in mind I am a City Boy and am just reaquainting myself with suburban, wood frame construction. In NYC apt renovations we don’t come across these issues.
So, I rough framed for and installed 3 full height windows. Above the windows is a contiuous header with posts between each window. The Arch. spec’d Simpson Strong-Tie T Strap Ties to connect the posts to the header. Done, no problem… until we sheetrock.
See, the ties have added a thickness to the framing and then the nail heads add an additional thickness. When sheetrocking the GWB bends over the fastening system – no longer tight to the posts – and creates a hump. Heck, we take a hammer to a 2x and whack the GWB onto the nailheads. It pops at first and them gets crushed – but it is still higher at those areas than the rest of the wall surrounding the windows. When I install the extension jambs, the jambs are either 1/4″ shy or 1/4″ proud of the window jambs.
What’s the solution? Do I wait until I trim and carve out the GWB in inset/ recess the trim? Scribing the trim to the humb would be VERY difficult. Either way it is not ideal or even close.
Should I have installed a filler shim for the full length of the post to accomodate for this add’l thickness?
I am certain I am not the first person to come across this predicament.
The first rule of Fight Club is – you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is – you DO NOT talk about Fight Club. Third rule of Fight Club, someone yells Stop!, goes limp, taps out, the fight is over. Fourth rule, only two guys to a fight. Fifth rule, one fight at a time, fellas. Sixth rule, no shirt, no shoes. Seventh rule, fights will go on as long as they have to. And the eighth and final rule, if this is your first night at Fight Club, you have to fight.
Edited 4/28/2005 4:12 pm ET by Frankie