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bayoudonnie 09-23-2006 08:39 AM

New construction porch question
 
I started framing a new home this week. I'm not new to this trade, but I have missed the field experience needed for framing the porches. I understand supporting the front porch header, my question is how do the side headers (beams) attach to the house framing? My corner studs for the house consists of two 2 X 4 X 10 pre-cut studs with blocking in between. Do I cut out the outside stud of the house corner to accept one 2 by header and then sister the second 2 by to that? Do I install the beams on top of the double plate and have a higher porch ceiling? What would you do? The home will have a gable roof and the porch will have a shed roof and extends the whole width of the home if this helps. Opinions would be appreciated.

Bonus 09-23-2006 11:28 AM

I'm having a hard time visualising what you are trying to do, can you draw it out? How far does it span? What are side headers?

Joe Carola 09-23-2006 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by bayoudonnie (Post 18927)
I started framing a new home this week. I'm not new to this trade, but I have missed the field experience needed for framing the porches. I understand supporting the front porch header, my question is how do the side headers (beams) attach to the house framing? My corner studs for the house consists of two 2 X 4 X 10 pre-cut studs with blocking in between. Do I cut out the outside stud of the house corner to accept one 2 by header and then sister the second 2 by to that? Do I install the beams on top of the double plate and have a higher porch ceiling? What would you do? The home will have a gable roof and the porch will have a shed roof and extends the whole width of the home if this helps. Opinions would be appreciated.

I always make solid corners. I notch out the top of the side header 3-1/2" deep and 3" down. That gets me around the top plate and keeps the top of the header flush to the top plates. Some houses are different.

I just cut the top of the first two corner studs out so that the side header sits on top of them.

I know you siad that your using blocking in between. I would just use a solid stud instead.

bayoudonnie 09-23-2006 03:11 PM

Thanks Joe, Will only take a few minutes to replace my corners. I like your idea of solid corners. It's a lot easier than cutting blocks, they way I learned 25 yrs ago.:laughing:


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