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Old 2010-07-31, 12:38 AM
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Default Frame walk - Lots of cut/resupported studs!

(I did a search for this but maybe I wasn't searching for the right keywords, because I never saw anyone complain..)

So I just had my framewalk last week..

Thing is.. as it was guided by two people, we were kind of rushed through.. so I took lots of pictures, but was a bit shy of asking them (with all the workers still going in and out of the house) to ask some questionable questions..

When my wife was talking to them, I snuck away to get some closer shots of some of the issues I saw..

Basically, I noticed a lot of side-nailed 2"x2" boards on many studs (I counted at least 10-12 or so).. under closer inspection, I noticed these studs were like 7/8 cut through! and the 2x2's were nailed onto the 2x4's to support them..



You can see in this first pic, the board is attached to the right side of the stud.. there's several of these around the house.. not just a few..









Should I be concerned? I'm a bit concerned that if I'm too aggressive or accusatory, they may get angry or defensive and, I don't know, do a poor job on the rest (internals) of the house..

Should I contact the builder? or the contractor? or...?
Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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Old 2010-07-31, 11:23 AM
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I can't really tell what issue you are trying to point out but you should know that there are several reasons where you tack on other wood to studs (2x2s, 2x4 pieces etc) such as to help with drywalling/corners, places where plumbing or electrical will eventually be strapped to, as well as cabinet, tub or shower requirements (places to anchor to that aren't exactly 16" apart). I wouldn't worry too much about it.
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Old 2010-07-31, 01:06 PM
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I can't really tell what issue you are trying to point out
I think you missed the part where I said the studs are cut 7/8 the way through...

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Old 2010-07-31, 02:28 PM
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What you are seeing happens in most homes.

Tha studs that have been cut were warped. They cut them most of the way through to straighten them and then reinforce them with the 2x2's. If they didn't do this then your walls would be wavy once the drywall went on.

You have absolutely nothing to worry about. It's very common.
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