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Old 04-24-2010, 07:08 AM   #16
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the screen tight system that i am installing has a cap and base system that attaches to the wood so i am going to have to cover the gap (mentioned above) and install the cap/base on the 1.5" side of the stud. is there moulding made specifically for outdoor application? so i am going to have to cover the gap and install the cap/base on the 1.5" side of the stud. is there moulding made specifically for outdoor application?

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the screen tight system that i am installing has a cap and base system that attaches to the wood


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so i am going to have to cover the gap and install the cap/base on the 1.5" side of the stud.

is there moulding made specifically for outdoor application?


somebody on another board suggested grinding down some of the stucco to create a flat surface for the 2 X4. any thoughts on this?

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part of a longer discussion about screening in my porch


when I placed a 2X4 against the column there was some contact with the stucco column on the bottom and top of the stud, but a gap that varied in size; it was as large as 3/4" in some section. should i just put some molding over this opening? or should i try to chisel or grind the stucco away before securing the wood? thanks!


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You can either profile the 2x4 to the inconsistancies of the column or cut the colum to provide a tighter fit for the wood. Your choice.
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originally discussed here


just started...this will be the most framing i've ever done.










5' stud was not nailed. Will get top plate in tomorrow.

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Ron, or anyone else,

The top of the column, which has a bulge, seems like the biggest issue. What would you do in this situation? profile or chip/grind the stone?

Not sure if you can tell from the pic


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It depends on the size of the bulge. You want to be concerned with the visual. It might mean removing some of the stucco and profiling some of the wood to reach a happy visual medium.
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framing my porch so I can screen it in


this is the largest framing project i've ever done

trying to place the top plate in line with the the top of the knee wall


just want to make sure i am using the plumb bob correctly





this is close to the edge but i need to move it slightly to get it in line



in this picture, the nail is slightly bent. i will do again and make sure the nail is straight. when i get it right, can i rely on the nail hole to place my top plate or is that not precise enough. i know this is a novice question and I thank you for your help

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if you want to get picky how do you know the string lines up with the hole in the ceiling. great to see you using a plumb bob
are you trying to transfer up or down? if down use an eye hook
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I’d just cut a straight 2x4 the snug length between the plate and soffit and throw a level on it.
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Iíd just cut a straight 2x4 the snug length between the plate and soffit and through a level on it.
wheres the fun in that
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Please keep all of this in one thread
You had 6 different threads on different questions about building this
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sorry scuba....wasn't sure if different topic/same project was supposed to get a different thread. won't happen again.
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if you need to scribe to a column can you turn your 2x parralell with the plate and still have your system work. maybe add a second to the inside for stiffness
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If your going to attach your plate to the vinyl soffit (was discussed before) donít nail it, use screws and make sure they go through the grove part of the soffit and not the squishy part.

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