Build Your Own Frame House

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Building a home is never easy, but it is within the capabilities of anyone with an understanding of basic carpentry tools and techniques. Using step-by-step illustrations and procedures, this manual details phases in the construction of a platform or balloon framed house. After a discussion of site preparation and layout, Duncan steers readers all the way from choosing and designing a foundation to installing cabinetry, staircases, fireplaces, porches and other finishing touches. Special topics of interest include foundation drainage, prevention of insect damage, second floor construction, door and window installation, skylights, sound control, ventilation and more. This book offers time and money-saving advice and emphasizes the latest standards for home safety and energy efficiency.

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Contents

Site Preparation
7
Initial Layout and Orientation
15
Foundation Choices
22
Excavation
30
Footings
43
Slab Foundation
60
Pier Foundation
69
Poured Concrete Foundation
76
Side Cuts in Hip and Valley Rafters 249 Jack
254
Shed Roof Framing
262
Gable Roof Framing
268
Hip and Pyramid Roof Framing
277
Gambrel and Mansard Roof Framing
287
Roof Trusses
301
BumpOuts Bays and Bows
316
Roof Drainage Systems
335

Concrete Block Foundation
87
Grade Beam Foundation
96
Permanent Wood Foundation
102
Stone Foundation
111
Veneered Foundation
119
Foundation Drainage
125
Foundation DampproofingWaterproofing
133
Foundation Wall
143
Termite Control
150
Girder Installation
160
FirstFloor Sheathing
177
Wall Framing
183
Window and Door Framing
194
Wall Blocking Bracing Nailers and Ties
203
Ceiling Joist Installation
211
Second FloorAttic Considerations
219
Roof Types and Components
234
Using the Framing Square
244
Asphalt Shingles
353
Other Finish Roof Coverings
358
RoofCeiling Constructions
364
Exterior Siding
375
Window Installation
386
MultipleLight Windows 394 Sash Units
396
Utility and Auxiliary Systems
408
Sound Control
426
Stair Construction
432
Fireplaces Wood Stoves and Chimneys
443
Vapor Barriers and Ventilation
451
Interior Wall Sheathing
458
Interior Door Installation
465
Interior Wall Finishes
474
Finish Ceilings
481
Finish Flooring
489
Cabinetry and Builtlns
495
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