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Old 07-02-2009, 11:43 AM   #16
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Don't use nails; they don't allow for design changes and they have other drawbacks.

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studs are exactly 92-5/8" long.
They also come 104 5/8


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Most 8' lumber is 8'-3/4" + or -1/8" and the end is not always square.
Thats the cheap stuff, usually yellow pine.
dont buy yellow pine unless your making trusses it is garbage wood.
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Well, I've never actually measured them
I just see the sign that says 92"
And actually they were more $$ then the 8' studs
My ceilings end up at 8' 4.5" w/top/bottom plates
ill bet the sheetrocker hates you.
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ill bet the sheetrocker hates you.
I'm the sheetrocker
1/2" down at the top w/ceiling sheetrock
Then the wood floor - 3/4" or so?
That leaves ~3" at the bottom that will be covered by baseboard
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This is a noob question but what does the notation 5/8 mean when talking inches, is it just a fraction? So instead of saying 0.625? That's what I'm guessing, but just thought I'd check.
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This is a noob question but what does the notation 5/8 mean when talking inches, is it just a fraction? So instead of saying 0.625? That's what I'm guessing, but just thought I'd check.
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