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why's a tweve foot 2x6 a 144 and five eights inches long?

why's a tweve foot 2x6 a 144 and five eights inches long?

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Old 04-14-08, 03:06 PM
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why's a tweve foot 2x6 a 144 and five eights inches long?

why's a tweve foot 2x6 a 144 and five eights inches long?
 
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Almost all framing lumber is a little longer than the stated length, with the exception of precut studs, which are always an exact length.

Be glad they aren't shorter than 12'.
 
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Old 04-14-08, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by XSleeper View Post
Almost all framing lumber is a little longer than the stated length, with the exception of precut studs, which are always an exact length.

Be glad they aren't shorter than 12'.
So that five eighths can just be hacked off?
 
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depends if you want it to be 12' or 12' 5/8"
 
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Hacked off sounds so crude.
 
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why's a tweve foot 2x6 a 144 and five eights inches long?

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depends if you want it to be 12' or 12' 5/8"
It's the sole plate. I thought maybe all them eighths were gonna add up to some framing trick. thanks
 
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Gives you a little room to "square" off the ends, as we all know, the factory end cuts are never even close to being square.
 
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Old 05-02-08, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by czizzi View Post
Gives you a little room to "square" off the ends, as we all know, the factory end cuts are never even close to being square.
Ditto..
From the factory,they come running out at pretty fast pace...
they leave a little extra....
So you can,have enough room to cut a better square end,if you need a better square end....

So....be glad it isn't short.....
It's really tough trying to stretch that stuff......
 
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