Originally Posted by mae-ling
Looks like your floor is flush with the top of the bottom plate? May need to add 2x4 (whatever wall thickness) blocks between the studs to provide backing at the bottom. Then keep the drywall up the 1/2" off the floor.
Original sub floot is 1x6's.....bottom plate is on that.....
This room originally had solid oak flooring....when I repaired the bathroom floor I had to yank up all the hardwood (some was damage by pets from the PO)
Once the floor was repaired, I put down 3/4" plywood with carpet over that...now the carpet is gone....and I'll be putting back down the solid oak floor (yea, I saved the good wood).
So...my sub floor is about 3/4" from the top of the plate...I can't leave that strip down....the old wall was about 3/4" thick...the new will be 5/8. I guess I'll need to drop a strip of wood into the gap left by the old firring strip...add the blocks as you suggested...and do the 1/2 gap.
Next question....exactly what is the reason for the 1/2 gap?