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Old 02-11-2013, 11:58 PM   #1
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Guys, I'm trying to decide which to use for my basement remodel. Metal or wood framing. Nothing especially heavy to be hung on the walls and no water issues.

Question two, if I do use wood framing is there a need for a double top plate on my framed walls? Thanks in advance for any help.

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I go with wood, pressure treated bottom plate, single plate on top and add fire blocking.

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I use wood for walls also. Metal for soffit work.
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