Porch Structure

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Chrisjroberts
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Porch Structure

Post by Chrisjroberts » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:01 pm

Hello there I have watched several of your videos and find them extremely helpful with great instructions. After watching I decided to take on a project and replace some windows in my porch. The windows were smaller so I knew I would have to frame out for them fit correctly (image 1). However when I started to removed the old interior board I noticed that the bottom of the studs and the base plate was rotted (image 2). Not only the base plate but the corner frame disintegrated when I touched it (image 3 and 4).

This quickly became a bigger project and I need to replace the base plate and support studs. My question would be what is the best way to do this? I was going to put in a temporary frame about 3 foot from the existing one (image 5 and 6 studs where x is marked) but wanted to make sure this was correct. This would allow me to replace the whole wall and install need studs/frame and the beam for the corner post.

Any advice would be really appreciated

Thanks Chris
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Re: Porch Structure

Post by Chrisjroberts » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:02 pm

Image 5 and 6
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Re: Porch Structure

Post by Shannon » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:31 pm

from the information and pictures you have supplied this would seem to be ok.Be sure to replace one wall at a time and also run diagonal braces across the studs of the temporary wall to prevent racking. I doubt you would have any but better safe then sorry.
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Re: Porch Structure

Post by Chrisjroberts » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:21 am

Thanks Shannon for the quick reply! I will let you know how it goes

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