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billbeee 05-28-2008 02:30 PM

What is balloon framing?
 
Hi all,
I'm an Aussie and I reckon I am doing fairly well understanding you guys, but I only have a vague idea of what you are talking about when you mention "Balloon Framing". What is it exactly and why balloon?
Cheers
Bill

inspectorD 05-28-2008 05:49 PM

New England style
 
It is a wood framing technique used in the early 1900s here in the US.
Check out http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/224.shtml

hondadrv24 05-28-2008 06:45 PM

learn something new everyday here
 
thanks for the great link inspector!!


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