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Wood Frame Construction

Quiz Questions

1. Framing lumber, also referred to as "dimension" lumber must be properly grade marked to be acceptable under the major building codes. Such grade marks identify the grade, species or species group, seasoning condition at the time of manufacturer, producing mill number and the grading rules writing agency.
2. In this type of frame construction, first floor joist are completely covered with sub-flooring to form a platform upon which exterior walls and interior partitions are erected. This type of construction most generally used in home building and is called:
Balloon frame
Platform frame
3. In this type of frame construction, exterior wall studs continue the first and second stories. First floor joists and exterior wall studs both bear on the anchored sill. This kind of construction is not that popular and is called:
Balloon frame
Platform frame
4. Footings should extend below exterior grade sufficiently to be free of frost action during winter months. Where roots of trees are removed during excavation or when building on filled ground, the ground should be well compacted before footings are installed or concrete is poured.
5. Figure 6a and 6b, show:
Concrete foundation
Wood foundation
6. Wood frame and sheathing used in exterior walls are installed at least _______ inches above exposed earth (including finished grade)
6 inches
8 inches
12 inches
7. After removal of all scrap wood from the building perimeter, treatment of the soil around the foundation with an approved termiticide is the most effective protection against subterranean termites.
8. Figure 14 shows
Sills on foundation walls
Pier foundation and anchorage
Clearance between earth and floor framing
9. Masonry veneer applied to wood frame construction is supported on the
Masonry foundation wall
Seal plate
10. Flooring consists of the subfloor, underlayment and finish floor as it is described in Figure 66.
11. Figure 67 illustrate:
Wood decking
Subfloor layout
Support for basement post
12. Ventilation of all attic spaces is required because:
So the air does not become stuffy
No lack of oxygen in the attic space
To eliminate moisture condensation on roof framing in cold weather and to permit heat to escape in warm weather