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Old 05-28-2008, 03:30 PM  
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Default 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?
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It is a wood framing technique used in the early 1900s here in the US.
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