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Old 02-21-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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How close to then end must there be a stud?

I did an absolutely terrible job of framing, and am trying to cope with that.

I have a 15' wall. I can use the panels horizontally and cut them all to 7.5'. Then everything will fall nicely on studs, but I will have to cut 4 panels.

Alternately I can run one 8'. It will be on studs at each end. If I cut the other panel to 7' it will start on a stud and stick 3.5" over a stud at the end. Is that okay? (I am sure I had a good reason to have two studs 5" apart, but can't remember what it was). I could put a few pieces between the two studs to better support the 7' panel if that is necessary/helpful.
Or, I could just add a stud so the 7' panel ends on a stud, but that seems excessive.

I did a 13' wall today; only needed to add one stud.
But next time I will be experienced!


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Old 02-23-2013, 02:12 PM   #2
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im kind of lost as to what your talking about.
so you have a 15' wall and yes your going to have to use 4 pieces.
buy 3 10' sheets. do the full 10' then half of another one.
then do the same on the bottom but stagger your joint.


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could the studs 5" apart be for intersecting wall nailers?
as always, just my thoughts
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Not sure where your going to find these 10' panels any lumber yard or box store is going to have 10's or 12's.
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If you don't want to add a stud, which seems like the best choice to me, you could add a few pieces of horizontal blocking in the last stud bay. But from here it seems as though just adding a stud would be the way to go.
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I guess you learned the importance of the number 16.

Don't feel bad....

Ever hear the phrase "You learn by your mistakes"......well, how do you think all the guys in here got so bloody smart?

With few exceptions, you almost always end up cutting one or more panels.

BTW...I assume your talking about drywall panels?
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

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Old 02-24-2013, 05:37 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Toller View Post
(I am sure I had a good reason to have two studs 5" apart, but can't remember what it was).
I've opened up more than one wall in my house and have had this exact thought.

I would just add a stud to make it work.


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