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Norm’s tricks of the trade
Q When I lift a framed wall up into position, with the help of some buddies, how do I make sure it ends up plumb and straight? -RICHARD VOLPE, SOUTHBURY, CT A Plumb and straight are the goals for almost every wall-framing project. That’s why I always make sure, after a wall is raised and the ends are braced plumb, that the top and bottom plates are straight.