For the love of God, hire an experienced framer before this goes the way of the slab.
Joe, one thing that kind of caught my concern here. You don't have jack studs on the door way to hold up the header, and your header needs to be 5.5" thick but you just have a single 2x10 (or 12 maybe) there right now. Adding more in later maybe?We got a little done. We got 95% of a 26 ft wall up. That was all we could get done in a half day of work. It took 5 people to lift and put up that wall. It will have a few windows in this wall, but we are going to do that later.
How much gets done tomorrow depends on the weather. The next back 24 ft wall, then 26 ft wall. We have decided to split these in half and put them up, then tie them together. It will be much easier to raise the walls this way.
I have to say. I am overwhelmed at how tall 12 ft walls are, and we still have another story. This is going to be big, real big.
That door opening looks pretty wide, some people choose to frame in the block opening. I didn't want to mess with covering mine with siding, etc, so I framed up to the edge on mine.Joe, one thing that kind of caught my concern here. You don't have jack studs on the door way to hold up the header, and your header needs to be 5.5" thick but you just have a single 2x10 (or 12 maybe) there right now. Adding more in later maybe?
My brother has been framing houses since he was 16 years old. He is 47 now. A few years ago he built a 2 story garage addition onto his house. He even spent a few years being a Final home inspector for Pulte homes.For the love of God, hire an experienced framer before this goes the way of the slab.
I plan to use tapcons. Only after all the walls are up, and that front corner is built, up, and square. Right now only the back left corner is tied together level and square. I will be done framing the long 26 ft, right side wall today. Then tomorrow evening I will have help lifting, and setting it up.i would either use tapcons or powder driven fasteners to attach you treated door jacks to the cmu walls, right now you are asking them to move over time by having no attachment for the last 2 feet.
These weigh in at 100 pounds each. I think my brother and I can walk them up ladders.Awesome! How are you guys planning to set the trusses?