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Old 02-21-2011, 06:39 AM   #16
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I was thinking more like the ceiling and 2 cold walls.


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Old 02-21-2011, 07:58 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by AllanJ View Post
Want to sister a new stud to every other old stud (to present a new straight front edge) and install two new studs (to achieve the 16 inch spacing) between every two sistered studs?

And install the new drywall quickly enough before the new studs have a chance to warp or bow as they dry out.
I was thinking that sistering would be a better option as well, notch out 2x6 studs to go into the stud cavity against existing 2x4's but the butts of the notches against top and bottom plates to ultimately create a new straight wall. then fill in sills . wire and insulate and drywall.

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Here's what I did in my living room.

put a 3" screw into each corner of the wall, leaving at least 2" protruding.

Pull two strings, one at the top, one at the bottom. Make them perfectly square and plumb with each other. Make them 3/4 inch "out" from where the studs will be.

Now put in your studs, 16" OC, using a 1x as a spacer to the line. The line should "just" touch the spacer. Double check each stud for plumb with a level, and use a straight edge across them as they go (one to the next).

Then use batt insulation and cut it as necessary to fit. If the back of your new studs will be at least 1/2" out from your old, then put up rigid foam first.
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personally, i'd be tempted to sister new studs on, sticking them out past the old studs whatever you need to clear any proud framing members of the old framing. Start by doing this one at each end, nice and plumb, try to have them sticking past the sistered stud by the same amount, example, one inch. Make sure they are plumb

next, run a stringline top and bottom, butt each sistered stud into the string, nail off. Should be a nice strait wall. If it's just one wall then I wouldn't bother reframing for the purpose of having the insulation fit perfectly, buy 24'' insulation, probably have to cut it down by inch and a half or so, big deal.
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you will also have to rip some stock to fill in against the plates, something to keep in mind when you determine how far out to place the new studs, the use of 2x6 studs mentioned above is a good idea


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