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Old 04-11-2010, 06:24 PM   #1
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Blocking plate spacing


Installing a framed 2x4 wall in an attic with a cathedral ceiling, rafters are 9 feet from knee wall to collar tie on both sides and collar tie is 8 feet across at the top. How far apart should my blocking plates be to attach the top plate of the wall? Are 2x4 plates o.k? Wall will have a 36 inch wide door and be approx. 19 feet long. I can place the wall at different spots so can I attach it directly to the rafters and collar tie? Thanks

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Old 04-11-2010, 06:30 PM   #2
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Blocking plate spacing


what are blocking plates?

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Blocking plate spacing


The blocking plates (drywall backing ?) should be no more than 24" on center to support drywall and give solid lateral support to the wall.

"I can place the wall at different spots so can I attach it directly to the rafters and collar tie?" ------ If you want to.....

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