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Installing Steel-Stud Framing
Project: Manhattan Remodel and Cape Cod Affordable, Episode 2, Part 4
- Part 1: Installing the Subfloor
- Part 2: Installing the Chimney Liner
- Part 3: Installing Steel-Stud Framing
Bob joins Connor McKenna of Thorough Construction as he works on installing the new steel-stud framing.
McKenna is again using the laser level, this time in vertical position, set five inches off the new wall line. McKenna then checks each stud with a tape measure on which the level line is projected to ensure that each stud is exactly in line. He then attaches a stud fastener to hold the stud in place so that it will not shift or move, which would create valleys in the new drywall.
At the same time, Bob works with a Cape Cod developer to apply Massachusetts land use statute 40B to create affordable housing, and a neighborhood of homes in Mashpee, MA. These Energy Star certified homes show how quality building practices and reasonable asking prices can work together to provide livable, affordable homes and neighborhoods to those who work in our communities.
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