Exterior wall tees to interior wall - ladder framing option


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When an interior wall tees into an exterior wall, Chief X10 frames it with three studs.  The efficient way to frame these junctions is with ladder-rung cats at 24" centers, which uses a lot less lumber per tee, and permits better insulation in the exterior wall cavity.  We do cats also at exterior corners.

 

Do we have a framing option for this?  If not, should we?  I go through a job and edit the framing to be as close to the way we'll build as possible, and am weary of editing out the stud clusters and adding in the cats.

 

Quick image here to show the cats method.

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Good to know, thanks. I constantly have to educate my framers on how to at least make a California corner so I can keep the space open for insulation. For the t intersection I usually put a 2x6 flat with a stud on one side. Anywhere we can start to eliminate more thermal bridging makes me happy. Also, those ladder blocks are great usage for scrap material cut offs on site.

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