Knee wall

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knee wall

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(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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Are there short knee walls between the rafters and the floor?
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation:Ballistic Panels and Knee Walls
The columns, knee walls and drywall arch replaced a non-load-bearing wall to give the dining room and living room a more open feel.
He'll build 3- to 4-foot knee walls around the back and rests the screen enclosure on them.
In very case, the ceiling, the knee walls, and the floor are well insulated, so how can we address this problem?
Steel studs can be utilized in many areas for partitions, soffits, knee walls, dividers and even furring.
built new knee walls to support new concrete ground floor slab.
The hand-framed roof and knee walls were a mishmash of angles and pitches, lending credence to Kris's "never drink and build" caution.
I'm talking here of changing specifications in ways that don't hurt the quality of homes, for example, trading out spindle railings for knee walls, putting one sink - not two - in kids' bathrooms, and replacing bay windows with standard ones.
Work will consist of necessary site preparation, footings/ foundations, masonry knee walls, concrete slabs, and fully equipped greenhouse structure to be used for teaching and research purposes.
Builders, designers, architects, and appraisers differ on counting stairwells, jogs, vaulted ceilings, finished basements, and space near knee walls on one-and-a-half-story houses.