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Posted by Bob in LaPorte, IN on 10/8/2011

Big C Lumber delivered our first load of lumber early Friday morning. This material will be used to build a 44' 2x8 bearing wall in the basement for our floor trusses and lumber for our sill plate. About an hour later, a delivery from Big C Lumber's truss plant arrived with our floor trusses. In this hurry-up society where everything is rush-rush, I took a moment and stared at those piles of lumber and the hole in the ground with our foundation walls. To think that that stack of lumber (along with several more) so neatly stacked, will be measured, cut and nailed to form the skeletal system of our future home. Even though the lumber is there ready to go, framing will start Monday morning.

I work a second shift at my job, so my plans are to use a half of a vacation day each day, so that I can spend all day working with our builder, Jim Weiler, framing and then go into work and work evening and night hours. This way I can conserve vacation time and still be at work to get things done. I can't thank my employer enough for working with me on a schedule to make it possible to work on the house.

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Builder Jim Weiler lacing up his boots getting ready for the framing to begin.
Big C Lumber delivering our first load of lumber... enough for our bearing wall and sill plate.
Bic C Lumber delivering our floor trusses.
Bic C Lumber delivering our floor trusses.
Bic C Lumber delivering our floor trusses.
Builder Jim Weiler looking over the stack of floor trusses.


Posted by Frank in Elkridge, MD on 10/11/2011

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Hi Bob,

Like you, we are considering floor trusses and our designer is telling us to expect paying 50% more for the trusses vs. the joists. What was your determining factor in choosing floor trusses and did you find them to be much higher in price?

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