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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A knee wall will be along one side for storage while the other side will be as is.
We chose timber because it's relatively inexpensive and is easy to work with, but you may prefer to build a knee wall from 2-by-6s so you can insulate between them.
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.
Three panes of 4x8 polycarbonate slope up from a 2' knee wall, with awning windows, to a shed style insulated roof.
And because these walls almost never have a backing, the insulation can pull away from the drywall toward the attic space behind the knee wall.
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.
The improved sunroom design, which incorporates a knee wall, features a curved eave, ridge vents that span the entire length of the structure, and a terrace door that features grids.
Another inactive zone, the area behind the existing knee wall of the hallway, was converted into a recessed house "library" with custom bookcases and cabinets.
This project will consist of the demolition and disposal of approximately 8 +/- of existing aluminum window frame, glazing, and the knee wall immediately beneath the window, to create an opening of about 8 in width and 10 in height, and to construct in its place a new aluminum frame support system, door*, frame and sidelight as a new access way to the proposed Passenger Boarding Bridge at Gate 5.
Steel siding over a brick knee wall is the exterior cladding material for the building.