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Chapter 7



True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

Lumber shrinks most along its length.
 

 2. 

The post-and-beam frame roof is not widely used.
 

 3. 

The floor frame is started after the foundation has been placed and has hardened.
 

 4. 

You should cut or notch the flanges of wood I-beams.
 

 5. 

Termites will tunnel over pressure-treated lumber to reach untreated wood.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 6. 

The platform frame, sometimes called the ____ frame, is most commonly used in residential construction.
a.
northern
c.
western
b.
eastern
d.
southern
 

 7. 

In a balloon frame, the studs run from sill to ____.
a.
plate
c.
girder
b.
sheathing
d.
ribbon
 

 8. 

A ____ is an approved material used in the space between frame members to prevent the spread of fire for a certain period of time.
a.
joist
c.
brace
b.
draftstop
d.
ledger
 

 9. 

Widely spaced ____ in the exterior walls of a post-and-beam frame allow for wide expanses of glass to be used from floor to ceiling.
a.
lintels
c.
floor beams
b.
panels
d.
posts
 

 10. 

In the framing method based on the 24-inch module, stud height for two-story buildings should be limited to ____ feet.
a.
8
c.
12
b.
10
d.
24
 

 11. 

An energy-saving construction system developed by the Arkansas Power and Light Company uses 2 ´ 6 wall studs spaced ____ inches OC (on center).
a.
2
c.
12
b.
6
d.
24
 

 12. 

____ are heavy beams that support the inner ends of floor joists.
a.
Rafters
c.
Buttresses
b.
Girders
d.
Piers
 

 13. 

If built-up girders of dimension lumber or engineered lumber are used, a minimum of ____ members are fastened together with three 3 1/2 inch or 16d nails at each end.
a.
three
c.
six
b.
four
d.
eight
 

 14. 

A ____ formed in the foundation wall usually supports the ends of a girder.
a.
seal
c.
plate
b.
cap
d.
pocket
 

 15. 

____ lie directly on the foundation wall and provide a bearing for floor joists.
a.
Bridges
c.
Rims
b.
Sills
d.
Bands
 

 16. 

Joists should rest on at least 1 1/2 inches of bearing on wood and 3 inches on ____
a.
sand
c.
masonry
b.
topsoil
d.
aggregate
 

 17. 

If joists are lapped over the girder, the minimum amount of lap is 4 inches and the maximum overhang is ____ inches.
a.
4
c.
8
b.
6
d.
12
 

 18. 

Joist ____ must be used to support wood I-beams.
a.
headers
c.
hangers
b.
boxes
d.
stops
 

 19. 

Holes bored in joists for piping or wiring should not be larger than one-____ of the joist depth.
a.
sixteenth
c.
quarter
b.
eighth
d.
third
 

 20. 

When the floor system extends beyond the foundation, the floor joists become ____ joists.
a.
unsupported
c.
cantilevered
b.
free
d.
auxiliary
 

 21. 

The purpose of ____ is to distribute a concentrated load on the floor over a wider area.
a.
leveraging
c.
blocking
b.
bridging
d.
arranging
 

 22. 

____ is used over joists to form a working platform.
a.
Subflooring
c.
Grading
b.
A scratch coat
d.
Cross-bridging
 

 23. 

To determine the number of floor joists needed in a floor frame, divide the length of the building by the ____ and add one.
a.
width
c.
volume
b.
height
d.
spacing
 

 24. 

To determine the number of rated panels of subflooring required, divide the floor area by ____, the area of one sheet.
a.
12
c.
32
b.
16
d.
64
 

 25. 

All the techniques used for the prevention of termite attack are based on keeping the wood in the structure ____ and making it as difficult as possible for termites to get to the wood.
a.
dry
c.
fire-proof
b.
moist
d.
load-free
 



 
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