Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-21-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
MDT
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Temp. Wall


i need to build a temporary wall in the garage that will stay up for the next 11 months and i will take it down i would like to know what will the best way to do this and if this is possible

MDT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 06:30 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South of Boston, MA
Posts: 17,248
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Temp. Wall


Cement floor?
Dividing a 2 car garage or ?
Are there ceiling joists/sheetrock currently?
Pic of the area?
Garages will usually have a slope towards the door
So probably best to build the wall in place
If ceiling joists/sheetrock I'd install a top plate in place
Then cut a bottom plate, then cut each stud as needed.
I'd make each long slightly longer and wedge them in place

What is the wall going to be used for?
Will both ends be able to be secured to an exisiting wall?

Scuba_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 06:42 PM   #3
MDT
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Temp. Wall


Yes there are existing walls with drywall on it; it will be used for a temporary art studio for my son and maybe a play area for my younger kids
MDT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 07:02 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South of Boston, MA
Posts: 17,248
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Temp. Wall


Ah...I forgot - how much distance between the 2 walls where it can be tied in?
Sheetrock on both sides or on the side where the kids are?
If the wall is pretty long then it should be secured into the cement
Only having sheetrock on one side (at 1st) woudl allow you to test the wall & see how strong it is

Using a single top/bottom plate will make the wall stronger
Scuba_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2009, 11:25 AM   #5
Drywall contractor
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lilburn, GA
Posts: 2,108
Rewards Points: 1,028
Default

Temp. Wall


Easiest way would be to frame it out of metal studs. Removal is far easier than wood framing. A few concrete pins or "tapcon" screws in the bottom track and a few 1-5/8" screws through the ceiling into the joists will hold fine......
__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a soldier. Support our troops.
bjbatlanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2009, 02:15 PM   #6
Member
 
Jay123's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North of Atlanta
Posts: 621
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Temp. Wall


Never worked with metal studs so bjb might be spot on. As for myself, I would either tapcon the sole plate in first or use a Ramset (powdered actuated) or similar (my choice).

Build your wall with studs 2 - 2 1/4" short of the ceiling (yes, just toe-nail into sole plate from both sides, they'll hang on if nailed correctly. Nail your far left and far right stud to existing walls (make sure to plumb them).

Cut your top plate, nail to far left and right studs...then toe nail the rest of your studs into the top plate (plumb, of of course).

If you really want to re-use the stuff a year later, you can use screws to attach the studs, but I don't have enough patience for that.

After demo a year from now, patch your existing walls and concrete floor.

If you're fairly handy you can probably accomplish this in 2 - 4 hours after getting set up. I won't say how long it would take me, as it would only lead to chaos...

Jay123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drain tile questions for retaining wall installation. Tmaxx1 Landscaping & Lawn Care 11 06-10-2011 12:17 PM
Removing a 4 foot opening in a load bearing wall (for fish tank) ~callie~ Building & Construction 1 07-15-2009 06:10 PM
Adding drainage to existing retaining wall? pcballgame Landscaping & Lawn Care 5 04-14-2009 04:29 PM
Wall cap for masonry wall cliffslocal Building & Construction 1 04-01-2009 02:59 PM
Atlantic-need your opinion on markd's comments about my vapor barrier? yummy mummy Building & Construction 11 03-07-2007 10:47 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.