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Old 12-01-2007, 11:09 PM   #1
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hello! i'm new to this site, so i don't know if this topic was mentioned already. I'm wondering how to attach a floating wall from the floor to a floating wall to the joists? For example, my exterior walls are floating on the floor and i want to float my interior walls to the joists, just because i think it's better for installing the doors.


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What is a floating wall?
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It'ds where you have your standard wall frame but it's about 1.5inch short of the joist, then you drive a spike through your top plate into your joist, so if the floor heeves then the wall will move with the floor.
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This is how we used to build floating walls in log homes
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Daryl thx for the pic! My exterior walls are floating from the floor, but i want my interoir walls to float at the joists, do you know how to attach the two walls together? Because i don't want the drywall cracking in the corners if i don't attach the two.



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Any reason why you can not make your interior walls the same as your exterior walls. I don't think it's possible to tie these two different set ups togeather and stop any drywall cracking.
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I'm thinking of when i put the doors in, how will they float from the floor?
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Your doors are not fastened to the floor. You know some pics would be nice here or a better understanding of what going on because I am afraid to say to much here and give the wrong advise.
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I'm petty sure i got it figured out on how to float my doors from the floor.

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