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1

What method is used to frame all exterior wall corners?

And why do we use this method?

California Corner

So there can be proper installation of the wall insulation (per Energy Star®)

2

What should be placed under all exterior bottom plates?

A foam gasket between the plate and the concrete slab

3

The exterior bottom plate (including garage walls) must be ______ ___________ using caulking or adhesive around the entire perimeter (per Energy Star).

Air sealed

4

The stud spacing is 16” OC on what walls?
1.
2.
3.
4.

1. Exterior walls
2. Interior bearing walls
3. Interior shear walls
4. Kitchen cabinet walls

5

The stud spacing is 24” OC on what walls?
1
2

1. Interior non-bearing walls
2. Non-shear walls

6

Studs at tub/shower locations are to be spaced to allow for what?

The valve to be centered over the drain assembly.

7

All exterior and interior bearing walls are to have a __________ or a ___________ installed on every other stud (top and bottom).

This also includes what locations?

H2.5 or RSP4

Includes the cripples over headers

8

Where can you find the appropriate number of trimmers and king studs?

The plans

9

Gaps at bearing points are not to exceed _________ of an inch? Shim as necessary.

1/16”

10

Where can you find the appropriate post size under girders and beams?

The plans

11

How do you define a post?

Two or more studs

12

Regardless of post size, an RSP4 or H2.5 is installed where?

At the top and bottom one each stud

13

How should a post of two or more studs be nailed together?

Every 6” staggered

14

How should all intersecting walls be nailed?

One nail every 16”, or 2 nails every 24” OC

15

Interior intersecting walls (non-shear) are to have __________ installed and are to be nailed with _______ nails.

Blocks

Two

16

What should be installed at the bottom of all OSB?

When can it be omitted?

Light gauge metal channel (j-metal)

It can be omitted on the interior of the home if the OSB is held up 1/2”

17

What is to be installed at around the perimeter of all recessed window openings?

Why do we do this?

OSB

To prevent window flashing from falling into the wall cavity.

18

What is acceptable lath backing at arches?

2X blocking spaced 6” OC

19

Do windows have single or double sill plates?

Double

20

Recessed windows must maintain a minimum of a _______ inch reveal around the entire perimeter?

4”

21

Window ledges (seats) slope away from the home a minimum of ______ inch per ____.

1” per foot

22

Walls, columns and posts are to be plumb within _____ of an inch in ____ feet.

1/4” in 10’

23

Walls that are 20’ or taller are to be plumb within _______ of an inch maximum.

1/2”

24

Bows in walls are not to exceed ______ of an inch in ______ feet.

1/4” in 8’

25

Bows in walls at kitchen and bathroom locations are not to exceed _____ of an inch in _____ feet.

1/8” in 8’

26

Soffits, coffers and dropped ceilings are to be:
Plumb within?
Level within?
Square within?

Plumb: 1/8” in 4’
Level: 1/4” in 10’
Square: 1/8” in 10’

27

Interior chases, coffers, dropped ceilings and soffits should be ____________ with ________ __________ on all non-cathedralized Energy Star communities, with gaps not to exceed ________ of an inch.

Capped
Rigid sheathing
1/8”

28

A rigid sheathing is to be installed being all _________, _________, and _____________ at exterior wall locations on Energy Star homes.

Tubs
Showers
Fireplace

29

Exterior ____________ __________ conditions are to be completely backed with ____________ ____________ on the exterior side of the interior wall on Energy Star homes.

Double wall
Rigid sheathing

30

Bi-pass closet door openings should be plumb, level and square within _______ of an inch in ______ feet.

1/8” in 6’

31

When a trimmer cannot be installed to support a bi-pass door header, install an ________ to support the header.

A35

32

What are the rough openings for wood bi-pass closet doors?
6’ tall doors
8’ tall doors

6’ tall doors - 82 1/2”
8’ tall doors - 98 1/2”

33

What are the rough openings for mirror bi-pass closet doors?
6’ tall doors
8’ tall doors

6’ tall doors - 81”
8’ tall doors - 96 1/4”

34

At what height are kitchen pony walls framed?

35 1/4” (+ 0”, - 1/8”)

35

Garage door bucks are to have no __________ and are to be continuous with no _________. The legs are to be __________ to the lid and kept up _______ of an inch off the concrete.

Wane
Splices
Tight
1/2”

36

How are garage door bucks to be installed?

Hand nailed with galvanized nails. Gun nails can be used if they are patched. The center buck is to have a minimum of 8 nails.

37

How should exterior door openings be framed and installed?

Solid 2” X 2” stucco stop around the door, legs are held up 2” above FF, a minimum 15lb grade D vapor barrier or window flashing installed behind the stucco stop.

38

What wood is considered to be lath backing?

Solid 2X material. OSB/plywood is not appropriate lath backing.

39

All drywall backing is to be installed a maximum of ______ inches from the wall.

2 1/2”

40

Ladder backing is to be installed every ______ inches, and is always started at the _________ __________.

24”
Exterior wall

41

Where should there be solid 2X drywall backing?
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

1. The perimeter of tubs
2. The perimeter of shower pans
3. Handrails
4. Shower door locations
5. The perimeter of patio lids
6. Upper cabinets were a stud is not within 6” of the end of the cabinet run, or where a single cabinet is hung between two studs.
7. The top of the hot water heater platform

42

At what height are medicine cabinets framed?

50” AFF to the bottom of the opening

43

Wane on studs, headers, or plates is not to exceed _______ of an inch on the narrow face of the member.

1/2”