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indianboy08 12-04-2011 09:14 PM

question about finishing basement walls / framing
Half of my basement was already finished when I moved into it. I plan on finished the rest of the basement and had a question regarding framing the walls. I know the bottom plate must be pressured treated. From what I have researched, it seems most studs are nailed to the bottom (pressure treated) plate. Is there anything wrong if I had a second (non pressure treated) bottom plate to nail the studs into? I like to build each wall section and then sit it on top of the pressure treated bottom plate. Please let me know if I made this confusing and I can try to put a diagram up.

Thx in advance for any advice given.


Ron6519 12-04-2011 10:22 PM

The only issue would be to use fasteners that will be compatible with the pressure treated lumber.

titanoman 12-05-2011 12:40 AM

That won't hurt anything. Also, use treated blocks to hold your wall away from the concrete wall.

indianboy08 12-05-2011 06:23 AM

Thx for the advice.

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