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Publication numberUS2724960 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 29, 1955
Filing dateJan 10, 1950
Priority dateJan 10, 1950
Publication numberUS 2724960 A, US 2724960A, US-A-2724960, US2724960 A, US2724960A
InventorsNels Nelsson
Original AssigneeUnited States Gypsum Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Furred wall construction
US 2724960 A
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1955 4 N. NELSSON 2,724,960

FURRED WALL CONSTRUCTION Filed Jan. 10, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 IN V EN TOR.

Nov. 29, 1955 N. NELSSON FURRED WALL. CONSTRUCTION 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Jan. 10, 1950 li wmr glrll liiliirll United States Patent FURRED WALL CONSTRUCTION This invention relates to building constructions and more particularly to a furred wall construction employing a novel furring bracket.

In erecting a wall of this type difliculty is frequently encountered in obtaining a flatappearing furred wall,

particularly, when the adjacent surface of the supporting base wall is irregular.

Various types of furring brackets or clips as they are I sometimes referred to in the trade, have heretofore been proposed which are either of such design as to be awkward to handle or are not adapted to compensate for any irregularity in the surface of the base wall to which the bracket is attached.

Thus it is one of the objects of this invention to provide an inexpensive furred wall construction, having improved structural characteristics, which may be easily and quickly erected.

It is a further object of this invention to provide a furring bracket which can readily compensate for irregularities of the supporting base Wall and thus effect a smooth, fiat furred wall.

It is a further object of this invention to provide a furring bracket which can accommodate a wide variety of furring or wall bracing members and afford a firm anchorage therefor.

Further and additional objects of this invention will appear from the description, accompanying drawings, and appended claims.

In accordance with one embodiment of this invention a furred wall construction is provided employing a substantially L-shaped bracket having one leg portion thereof mountable on a base wall and the other or second leg portion thereof adapted to support an elongated furring member secured thereto by means of a tie wire. The second leg portion of the bracket is provided with rows of vertically and horizontally extending serrations. Portions of the elongated furring member are adapted to be seated in recesses of the vertical serrations of the bracket, and portions of the tie wire are adapted to be positioned in recesses of the horizontal serrations. Thus the furring member and cooperating tie wire assume a relatively fixed position with respect to the second leg portion of the bracket.

For a more complete understanding of this invention reference should be made to the drawings wherein:

Fig. l is a perspective view of the preferred form fo wall furring bracket;

Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of the bracket shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a perspectvie view of a modified form of wall furring bracket;

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary, vertical sectional view of a furred wall construction, with the wall panels omitted, and employing the bracket shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary perspective view of the wall construction shown in Fig. 4;

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary, perspective view, partly in 2,724,960 Fatented Nov. 29, 1955 section, of a furred wall construction employing a vertical stud member andthe bracket shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 7 is a schematic view of a furred wall section showing the invention used in conjunction with an irregular base wall; and

Fig. 8 is a fragmentary perspective view of a modified form of furring bracket.

Referring now to the drawings and more particularly to Figs. 4 and 5, a furred wall construction is shown comprising a base wall 10, an elongated furring member 11, a furring bracket 12, which is adapted to hold the member 11 in spaced relationship with respect to the wall 10, and a tie wire or any other suitable means for securing member 11 to bracket 12.

Bracket 12 is constructed preferably of a sheetmetal material and is substantially L-shaped. The shorter or depending leg portion 14 of the bracket engages base wall 10, which in this instance is of masonry construction, and is secured thereto by means of nails or screws '15 which extend through openings 16 formed in said leg portion. Leg portion 17 projects outwardly in a transverse direction from base wall 10. A portion 18 of leg 17, adjacent leg 14 is disposed obliquely with respect thereto and holds leg 17 in a spaced relationship with respect to the base wall 10. The obliquely disposed portion 18 lends resilience to the bracket and aids in the prevention of cracks being formed in the finished wall through warping or distortion of the base structure to which the brackets are secured. The elongated edges 20 and 21 of leg portion 17 are serrated or notched as shown in Fig. 1 so as to produce a series of laterally and transversely extending teeth or spaced projections. Edge 21 is turnedupwardly so that the serrations thereof extend in a vertical or transverse direction. The recesses 33 and 34 formed intermediate the spaced projections of the serrated edges '21 and 20 respectively are preferably V-shaped and are adapted to be selectively engaged by the depending flanges 32 of furring member 11 and hold the member Him a relatively fixed selected position'with respect to the leg portion 17.

A modified form of L-shaped furring bracket 22 is shown in Fig. 3 having the shorter or depending leg portion 23 thereof provided with a longitudinally extending rib or corrugation'24 which affords greater rigidity to the leg. A portion 26 of the'rib 24 extends into the longer leg portion 25 and likewise affords greater rigidity thereto. Leg portions 23 and 25 are of integral construction and form a right angle corner 27. The elongated edges of leg portion 25 are provided with horizontally and vertically extending projections or serrations 28 and 30, respectively, similar to those above described for bracket 12.

In erecting a furred wall, as heretofore mentioned, difficulty is frequently encountered in obtaining a smooth appearing interior wall surface particularly when the surface 31 on which the bracket is mounted is irregular, as seen more clearly in Fig. 7. Brackets 12 and 22 are adapted to compensate for such irregularities in that the furring member 11, which in this instance is a channel, but which may also be of T, V, or I cross-section, may assume various selected positions along the extended leg portion. The channel 11 is positioned on the extended leg portion of the bracket so that the depending flanges 32 of the channel rest in selected corresponding recesses 33 or 33 formed in the vertical or transverse extending serrated edges 21 and 30 of brackets 12 and 22, respectively. The recesses as heretofore mentioned are preferably V-shaped but may be any other suitable shape which enables the flanges of the furring member to be properly seated therein and prevent transverse movement of the member once it has been positioned on the bracket. After channel 11 has been positioned on the leg portion, a tie 3 wire 13 is wrapped around the channel and leg portion and holds the channel snugly against the leg portion. Portions 13a and 13b of the tie wire are positioned within corresponding recesses 34 or 34', which are likewise preferably V-shaped, formed in the serrated edges 20 or 28 of brackets 12 and 22 respectively. Thus member 11 and tie wire 13 assume a relatively fixed position with respect to the extended leg portion of the bracket. After the member has been anchored to the bracket, the remaining end portion 35 of the leg portion is bent downwardly and rearwardly, as shown in Figs. 4 and 5. The construction from this point is then dependent upon what type of interior wall is desired, such as plasterboard, wallboard, expanded metal lath, etc., any of which may be secured by suitable means to the channels 11.

in Fig. 6, a vertical channel-like stud 36 is shown secured to furring member 11 by means of a tie wire 37.

Wall panels 28 are then arranged in vertical edge-to-edge relation against stud 36 and secured thereto by interlocking clips 40 or any other suitable means.

Either construction shown in Figs. 5 and 6 is adapted to accommodate metal lath or wall panels such as plaster board, wallboard, and the like.

In Fig. 8 a modified form of furring bracket 41 is shown having vertical projections 42 struck out from the transverse extending portion 43. Projections 42 serve the same function as teeth 21 as heretofore described.

While all the brackets above described are shown for use in conjunction with horizontally disposed furring members, it is to be understood that the brackets may be turned at an angle from that shown and used in conjunction with vertically or angularly disposed furring members.

It will be obvious that other modifications of the furring brackets hereinabove described may be made within the contemplation of this invention. For example, the bracket may be a substantially flat straight piece having the lower end portion thereof adapted to be secured to the base wall and the upper end portion adapted to be subsequently bent at substantially a right angle away from the base wall by the workman. On the other hand the bracket may be initially formed with an angle between 180 and about 90 between the two end portions. The unsecured portion of the bracket may be subsequently adjusted by the workman to the desired angle. The other salient features of the clip remain the same.

Thus it will be seen that a fur-red wall construction has been provided which is simple and inexpensive and may be quickly erected. Furthermore, a furring bracket has been provided which is adapted to readily compensate for any irregularities formed in the surface of the base wall on which it is mounted, thereby enabling a fiat, smooth-appearing interior wall surface to be produced.

While several embodiments and modifications of this invention are disclosed above, it will be understood, of course, that the invention is not to be limited thereto since many other modifications may be made and it is contemplated, therefore, by the appended claims to cover any modifications as fall Within the true spirit and scope of this invention.

I claim:

1. A furred wall construction comprising a base wall, a bracket having a first portion attached to said base wall and a second portion extending angularly from said first portion and outwardly from said base wall, said second portion having a longitudinally extending section disposed in angular relationship to the plane of said second portion, the free edge of said longitudinally extending section being serrated, a furring member having a protruding segment seated on said serrated edge in a selected spaced position with respect to said base wall, and means securing said member to said second portion; said second portion having the part thereof intermediate the selected furring member position and the free end of the second portion bent back toward said first portion.

2. A bracket for supporting a furring member secured thereto by a tie wire, said bracket being adapted to support said furring member in spaced relation to a base Wall, said bracket comprising a first portion for attaching to such a base wall, and an elongated second portion extending angularly from said first portion, said second portion having a longitudinally extending section disposed in angulairelation with respect to said second portion, the longitudinal free edge of said section being serrated for selectively engaging the furring member to effect locking of the latter on said section against longitudinal relative movement with respect thereto from a selected position spaced a predetermined distance from said first portion, said second portion having also a longitudinal edge thereof serrated for selectively engaging the tie Wire when the latter is in attaching relation with respect to the furring member.

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U.S. Classification52/712, 248/235, 52/345
International ClassificationE04F13/08
Cooperative ClassificationE04F13/0801
European ClassificationE04F13/08B