The Metal Detecting Bible by Brandon Neice

The Metal Detecting Bible by Brandon Neice

Author:Brandon Neice [Neice, Brandon]
Language: eng
Format: epub
ISBN: 9781612435381
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Published: 2015-12-09T00:00:00+00:00


Classic balloon frame–constructed house. Note that all the doors and windows line up vertically and are the same width.

Balloon frame construction became increasingly popular throughout the mid-1800s, and by the late 19th century, it was accepted as common practice and was even the preferred method in the West. But by the early 1900s, big timber was becoming sparse. Balloon framing in the US started tapering off in the 1930s and was abandoned for the modern platform framing construction of today. Many of these balloon frame structures are still standing and are easily identifiable by the uniformity of the doors and windows. The dead giveaway? All the doors and windows line up vertically and are the same width. This is because the longer dimensions of lumber from that time period meant that each stud could run all the way from top to bottom.

Balloon frame construction was problematic when it came to fires. A fire in the wall on the ground floor could easily travel the length of the wall and into the attic where it would often result in a total loss.



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