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Old 03-13-2011, 08:07 AM   #1
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I am finishing my basement and I have a partition wall framed that will separate the finished side from a non-finished side of the basement. The 20 gauge studs are fastened to the floor and joists (9 feet in height) and only one side of the wall will be covered with 5/8 in sheetrock. I was told I needed to add additional support to the framing because only one side will have sheetrock. Is this true and if so what do I need to do as additional support? Thanks

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one side is fine 16" on center, I would run a 1x4 horizontal stiffener midway on unfinished side

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Thanks tpolk.

So just a 1x4 pine plank horizontally half way up the wall will do the trick?
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Thanks tpolk.

So just a 1x4 pine plank horizontally half way up the wall will do the trick?
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I am finishing my basement and I have a partition wall framed that will separate the finished side from a non-finished side of the basement. The 20 gauge studs are fastened to the floor and joists (9 feet in height) and only one side of the wall will be covered with 5/8 in sheetrock. I was told I needed to add additional support or a stiffener to the framing on the unfinished side because only one side will have sheetrock. Is this true and if so what do I need to do as additional support? Do I use wood or metal? How many? Etc., Thanks
You can criss cross a metal banding from an upper right corner to the bottom left corner and from the upper left corner to the bottom right corner and screw the strap to each stud along the way.

Another method would be to angle a couple perpendicular studs from the ceiling to the wall. This is used on backsides of walls and soffits in areas that aren't to be accessed.
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