Knee wall


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knee wall

[′nē ‚wȯl]
(building construction)
A partition that forms a side wall or supports roof rafters under a pitched roof.

Knee wall

A low wall resulting from one-and-one-half-story masonry construction.

knee wall

A wall which acts as a knee brace by supporting roof rafters at some intermediate position along their length; shortens the span of the rafters.
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Proposed improvements include replacement of exterior wall sconces, removal of an existing entry door and knee wall, and replacement with new storefront to provide separate tenant entries.
Allow space at the bottom for treated plywood knee wall panels that are at least 1 foot wide.
The left side of the pergola is held up by a column on top of a brick knee wall. In front of the knee wall is a planted area of rock and stone, and in front of that is the walkway to the front door.<br />Body camera footage shows that, when Carroll was arrested, he was standing well behind the turn of the front walkway, next to the planted area of rock and stone, but only steps forward of the knee wall and pergola.
A knee wall will be along one side for storage while the other side will be as is.
A new insulated knee wall filled the space under the windows left by the induction system, while additional insulation was added along the perimeter above the drop ceilings.
The Hemmings' built a screened-in porch off of the back corner of the home with a three-foot knee wall and an exit leading to a deck that is wired for sound.
Dear Henri: I'm afraid I've got something really bad happening to the "knee wall'' I built up under part of my house five or more years ago.
Three panes of 4x8 polycarbonate slope up from a 2' knee wall, with awning windows, to a shed style insulated roof.
It's theoretically possible to do a good insulation job on a knee wall without plates or backing, but the insulation would have to be installed perfectly.
The task force included a group of Korean engineers, who went into full swing, placing concrete for the life support area, the office complex, the wash rack facility, the paint booth foundation, and a knee wall for a K-Span building.
Yet me program evolved over me course of me 13-month project, due primarily to problems posed by the unusual 32-inch-thick knee wall and a key design decision to relocate the chimney from the north wall to the home's center.