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I ran across this old picture the other day. Is it ok to have the sill all the way to the edge of the foundation? House is two story so the sill should be 6 inch, right?

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2X6 not necessarily required for 2 story unless you have a basement. In that case the 2X4 studs on any basement wood framed walls need to be 12" on center or go to 2X6 @ 16" centers. That changes if you've a heavy roof finish such as natural slate.

I've known lots of framers to put the sill flush with the outside of the foundation wall. Most that I've seen are in the habit of putting the sheathing flush with the foundation wall and letting just the vapor retarder hang over some.

Marc

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Thanks Marc.

Re your signature, an engineer friend of mine is in Guam right now figuring out how to get their water wells to produce more.

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