What is a "plate line"?

Bridget HelmApril 10, 2013

What does builder mean when saying "beef up the plate line"?
He wants to beef up the plate line of this house

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Bridget Helm

So that it looks like a smaller one story version of this house

This house is my dream house, but we aren't building our dream. Maybe one day ;)

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 11:56PM
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neighborgirl

Plate line definition:
The top horizontal line of a building wall upon which the roof rests.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 8:09AM
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virgilcarter

Neighborgirl's definition is correct. I would assume "beef up" means to increase the height of the plate for either the first of second floor. If the comment applies to the second floor, it is mean to increase the usable height available at the intersection of the roof and wall. Sometimes these short walls (4'-0 high, etc.) are called "pony walls".

Best you simply ask what he means and why. Good luck with your project.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 9:06AM
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Bridget Helm

I asked him today. It was late last night and I thought I could get an answer on here. He said what you all said.

I just noticed that I forgot to post the picture if the dream house in my second post. It's like a big piece of cheesecake - dreamy!!!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 9:33PM
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Bridget Helm

Another angle

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 10:06PM
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renovator8

An earlier example.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 10:00AM
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