That said, I'm going back and forth with using 2x4 framing vs. 2x6 and would love any input on disadvantages of the narrower wall. Doesn't seem like a lot, but the additional few inches does help. I'm planning my new home in Colorado (climate 5b).
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Re: Building a retaining wall with pressure treated lumber Hard to say without knowing what kind of loads the wall is holding back, what kind of soil you have, etc., but at first blush, I'd say you want the 4x4's to go much deeper than 18-24".
There are many kinds of different retaining walls, but a wood retaining wall can add a great rustic feel to your overall landscaping. The wood you choose can create an elegant yet simple wall. Standard Lumber. For temporary or very small retaining walls, you can use simple 2x4 or 2x6 lumber.
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How To Build A Wood Retaining Wall How To Build A Wood Retaining Wall. What You'll Need. 4x4 posts . 2x6 lumber ... Use 2x4 braces to keep the 4x4's completely straight. ... Cut the 2x6 pieces to 10 foot lengths. If the span is longer than your boards, then you should cut your boards so that they land in the middle of a post. Bolt the boards to ...
I'm building my own house, and the architect just called to ask if I wanted the exterior walls to be framed 2x4 or 2x6 I've framed over 100 houses, and never done 2x6 walls.
Instead of using stone or timbers, make an attractive, long-lasting retaining wall from pressure-treated 2x4s, plywood and trim boards. Construction is fast and simple, and the materials are much lighter to work with.
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2x6 walls are bigger than 2x4 walls. They're harder to lift and the headers on exterior walls require more work. Great builders add 2.5 inches of closed-cell foam to the headers over windows and doors to help cut down on energy bills.
What is the difference between 2x4 and 2x6 Construction? When a house is being built, the most common method, in New England, is "stick" framing, which is using pre-cut machine milled wood as the main support for the house.
Re: Building a retaining wall with pressure treated lumber As far as building codes or permits, one only need a permit for retaining walls above 3 ft tall. It's reall all about water saturation, and of course earthquakes.
The 2x6 itself costs more, and it costs more for the door frames being a non common size (jambs are typically made for a 2x4 stud wall). Fiberglass batts are R3.5 for every inch, but spray foam insulation is R7 for every inch.
Planning to build 2nd house. First house was in MN and was it standard to build exterior walls using 2x6's. Moved to lower Michigan and have decide to build a basic 2 story "saltbox".
Re: 2x4 Vs. 2x6 Going with a Spanish Colonial look the 2x6's will make the walls thicker which will give it a more authentic look and feel and more opportunity to play around with sill, jamb and head enhancement.
If we use f/glass batt insulation a 2X4 wall will yield alittle better than R13 (thats insulation plus whatever sheathing is on the exterior). 2X6 wall, R20. Perfect case scenario. But what happens when you have air permeance, there is a loss of performance- and that batt insulation becomes an air filter.
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