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Fastening The Sill Plate To The Foundation Wall With Anchor Bolts

Use the plumb bob and batter board string lines to locate the building line wall corners. Snap a chalk line to outline the building line. Lay out the position of the foundation wall anchor bolts on the sill plate (mud sill) as indicated by figure 20. This will be the distance from exterior wall of the foundation (chalk line) to the centre of the anchor bolt minus the thickness of the wall frame exterior sheathing if it extends to and lays on the foundation wall. After you drill the bolt holes in the sill plate, lay mortar or fibreglass sill sealer on the foundation wall and apply the plate. Tap and level the plate on the wall and gently tighten the nuts down over the washers on the anchor bolts. Level from the wall high points. In a few days after the motor has set, tighten the nuts again.

Figure 20                                                                            Sill Plate On The Foundation Wall       


  




                                    
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                                                     1.Framing Floors: Fasten The Sill Plate To The Foundation Wall With Anchor Bolts.
                                                     2.Framing Floors: Fasten Joists & Beams After Determining The Correct Spans.
                                                     3.Framing Floors: Layout & Install The Floor Joists.
                                                     4.Framing Floors: Frame Any Floor Openings.
                                                     5.Framing Floors: Frame Any L Shaped Floor Openings.
                                                     6.Framing Floors: Install Cross Bridging Or Blocking.
                                                     7.Framing Floors: Apply A Plywood Panel Subfloor To The Floor Joists.







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