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Old 02-28-2007, 09:43 PM   #1
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Basement framing not perfectly plumb


Hi all,

Well, I finally got started on my basement remodel project. I framed my first wall - a 15' interior wall along the concrete foundation wall. I measured carefully so that the studs would be 16" OC, but when I stepped back I could see that they began to skew just a bit as I went along. I'd say the last stud (non-corner) is about 3/4" out of plumb.

This was my first go around with a framing nailer, so I figured out that my first toe-nail shot was knocking the studs out of plumb just a hair.

I have since corrected my "technique" but I was wondering if this skewing will present any long term problems. I chose this wall to start with because it is just a plain solid wall. The only things I'll need add are a couple outlets and the drywall.

I know I'll need to be careful whe I hang the drywall to make sure I'm screwing into studs.

Thanks,
Ben


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Hi all,

Well, I finally got started on my basement remodel project. I framed my first wall - a 15' interior wall along the concrete foundation wall. I measured carefully so that the studs would be 16" OC, but when I stepped back I could see that they began to skew just a bit as I went along. I'd say the last stud (non-corner) is about 3/4" out of plumb.

This was my first go around with a framing nailer, so I figured out that my first toe-nail shot was knocked the stud out of plumb just a hair.

I have since corrected my "technique" but I was wondering if this skewing will present any long term problems. I chose this wall to start with because it is just a plain solid wall. The only things I'll need add are a couple outlets and the drywall.

I know I'll need to be careful whe I hang the drywall to make sure I'm screwing into studs.

Thanks,
Ben

Don't worry about it....lesson learned.
When you 'hang' your sheetrock, just mark the floor so you know where the stud is on the lower half of the wall. If you are doing sheetrock ceilings, (you should be 'hanging' the ceilings first).
If this is the case, just mark you walls studs on the ceiling and it will all work out fine....

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