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Cripple Wall
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Re: Cripple Wall By  James Zimmerman

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8/27/2003 7:24:00 AM

No, the cripple wall would be resting on the mud sil and supporting the sub floor girders or joist. A pony wall is a wall shorter than the full height walls in the interior of the house. Kinda like a partion wall. Just my opinion.


Re: Cripple Wall By  maniac

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8/27/2003 10:35:00 AM

cripple wall
Framing members that are less than full height.

One old meaning for pony is "anything small"
Some are using the terms interchangeably.


Re: Cripple Wall By  pucenavel

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8/29/2003 3:39:00 PM

All that is really important is that you and the person you are talking with have agreed on what definitions you will use. In my experience, the meaning of many construction terms varies from region to region.

In my mind, a pony wall is framed no differently than a standard wall, its just shorter than the "normal" walls near it. It is connectted at the bottom to a floor and at the top to a ceiling. (Like the short walls between adjacent levels of a tri-level home. A cripple wall, on the other hand bears on a foundation wall at the bottom. A wall that is unrestrained at the top is a half wall, and should not be thought of as structural in nature unless designed a railing.


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