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Old 06-03-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Joining 2x4's in new construction homes


My wife and I live in a new neighborhhod and enjoy going into new homes. This evening we were at a new home and noticed that all of the interior 2x4 were joined togther in multiple spots and glued. I was just wondering if this is the new "green" method or if it is just shoddy building.

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Old 06-03-2012, 09:02 PM   #2
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If they were all joined together, you were looking at a solid wall of lumber???

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Did they look like these:
http://www.menards.com/main/building.../p-1398443.htm

Finger jointed studs. Never used them, but under the right circumstances, they will probably be fine.

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I think I read an article saying the Finger Jointed Studs were superior to the old fashioned. Something to do with shorter pieces being less likely to warp.
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I think I read an article saying the Finger Jointed Studs were superior to the old fashioned. Something to do with shorter pieces being less likely to warp.
Ayuh,.... No knots, or bows either,... Pretty neat,... Wonder how Much,$.$.??

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I wonder how much strength they have compared to the full fiber of a full stud, seems they would work best with vertical orientation. I have framed long low pitch shed type roofs with fingerjointed 24' 2x8 rafters. the fingerjoints were about 8 or 9 inches deep and really strong.
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I know a guy who had a sawmill and actually made his own Finger Jointed studs out of scraps, man lots of work.
Usuaaly I understand those are for interior only, non-load bearing.

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