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can i drill through floor boards in a balloon framed house to run my heat loop? thanks for the input.
 

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balloon framing is when all the timbers in a house are one piece from the ground to the attic. Sort of like the way Amish build barns. My house in Cumberland is built this way.


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One of the big dangers in a balloon frame house is the lack of fire stopping in the walls... A little carelessness with the torch in the basement or first floor wall could have you burning the roof off in short order...:cry:

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Me thinks he be a DIYer...
This post has been in a few other DIY forums today...:eek:
 

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One of the big dangers in a balloon frame house is the lack of fire stopping in the walls... A little carelessness with the torch in the basement or first floor wall could have you burning the roof off in short order...:cry:

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Me thinks he be a DIYer...
This post has been in a few other DIY forums today...:eek:
What other code jurisdictions/regions do not require firestopping?
It's all over UBC.
 

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What other code jurisdictions/regions do not require firestopping?
It's all over UBC.
Well the thing is you might just have to take a ride with Michael J. Fox in a Delorean to get that answer...
I'm nut sure what code was in effect in the mid 1800's to mid 1900's when these places were built. I'm not sure who the lazy inspector was that let them get away with it either...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/89/Balloon_frame.jpg/300px-Balloon_frame.jpg

 

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Not really pipedreamer, they still frame like that at times. Its not quite as common, but still being done. As a building contractor I would love to be able to build a home using this method. It is a bit more complicated that conventional framing, but I love a challenge.
 

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Lots of balloon framing still going up.Custom homes,gable end rake walls of a high vaulted cieling.Not only are they blocked at top plate heighth but two bays to each side of a window at the sill and header,nowadays they're beefed up to 4X(wall material).Pain to get pipe down.
 

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balloon framing is when all the timbers in a house are one piece from the ground to the attic. Sort of like the way Amish build barns. My house in Cumberland is built this way.


BTW, what about an intro before questioning?
could you please tell me how and where to the introduction. I tried posting but nothing is happening. Thank You
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I wanna live in a balloon.
 
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