Plumb Side Walls

June 12, 2020

Today Ryan helped me plumb and fully attach the side walls.

The overlapping sheathing design seemed like a clever way to minimize cuts, but ultimately wasted a lot of time elsewhere.

Things didn’t quite line up when we were putting the walls up initially. It turned out that the end walls were a little wider half-way up, pushing the overlapping sheathing on the side walls out a bit. To fix the issue, I had to move the side walls outward.

Breaking the nails loose of the concrete was easier than I expected.

The first step was to break the nails out of the concrete with a 16 lb. sledge hammer.

Once loose from the concrete, they pulled up easily with a flat-bar.

Then I pulled the nails and the walls were free.

On the north side the side walls had to come out 1-1/2 inches on each side. The south side wasn’t as bad and only had to be moved 5/8 of an inch.

The differences between the walls will never be visible due to how the center wall, vestibule and closets are positioned.

I spend a significant amount of my time keeping the place clean and organized.

Now I can confidently attach the rafters knowing the walls are straight and plumb.