Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Plumber versus Window Jamb - Take #2

Here for Take #2 of the Sawzall Massacre*, someone did a fine job carving up another window jamb.  Reminds me of the Dim Mak scene from Jean Claude Van Damme's Bloodsport:  
Official: "Cut stud with saw"
Sawzall Frank: "Okay, which stud?"
Official: "The two in the middle!"

I have to wonder if the window manufacturer counted on the frame to transfer the load from the header into the single remaining stud below.  Maybe this will not affect the opening and closing of the window in the future. 

*The Sawzall Massacre has been filmed live at a jobsite near you. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Plumber versus Window Jamb

It is amazing what someone can do with a reciprocating saw.  Here you can see where someone cut the studs of a prefabricated wall panel to fit around the pipe cast in the slab.  Three support studs were cut to allow the pipe to stay in its location.  This is not good.  Thankfully, for a small opening and a one story structure, the single stud would probably never fail.  That was before the plumber decided to core the 3 1/2" studs with a 2 1/2" hole saw.  Let's just hope this opening was reinforced before it was covered with sheet rock.  It is usually best to review the framing AFTER the rough plumbing installation.