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Posted by john on December 27th, 2002 09:37 PM
In reply to replacing rim joists by adam on December 26th, 2002 06:56 PM [Go to top of thread]

adam, i recently renovated a small 1000 sq. ft. house in which i changed the construction from balloon framing to platform framing. to do this, i had to jack up the walls, cut the studs to the sills, and install rim joists. i nailed and lag-bolted a 2x6 to the studs in the outside walls, thru the lap siding. i then connected cripple studs to reach my jacks (8 6-ton) that were firmly on the ground. the house walls came up easily (wood lap siding has great shear strenght). if your house is large, or multi-story, you may have problems, but this method worked for me.

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