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Old 02-24-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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I am moving a non-bearing wall in my bathroom remodel. The new wall will be parallel to the floor joists, with the edge of the wall about 1" from the centerline of the joist. Do I need to put any blocking below this wall? I would rather not rip up the subfloor if I don't need to.

The existing non-bearing walls (house built in 1991) just sit on the plywood.

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I am moving a non-bearing wall in my bathroom remodel. The new wall will be parallel to the floor joists, with the edge of the wall about 1" from the centerline of the joist. Do I need to put any blocking below this wall? I would rather not rip up the subfloor if I don't need to.

The existing non-bearing walls (house built in 1991) just sit on the plywood.

Thanks!
Attaching it to the subfloor will be fine. You'll need blocking on top though.
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Agree with Ron. For the ceiling blocking, you can rip some plywood that will span the gap left in the ceiling as well as overlap the wall plate and the drywall. I usually pop in a temporary screw on the face so I can pull down on the plywood blocking while pushing up to screw the block in place
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