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Old 09-26-2006, 01:01 PM   #76
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A quick joke for you all....

What do you call a MILF (mother i'd like to ) in England?

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ok, what?
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:40 AM   #78
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A "Yummy Mummy".
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good one.

my husband agrees. He says I am yummy.

hopefully he will feel the same when I ask him to lift drywall to the ceiling!

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Thank you, Thank you very much! I'll be here all day everyday from 8:00-5:00......
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:08 PM   #81
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Atlantic or Kui****g or whoever will answer my stupid question.


After putting in the top plate when framing, how will I know that when I put in the bottom plate that it will be parralel to the top one?

(Stupid question but I have never done this before)

I would imagine that I would need to put a plumb line from the top edge and let it fall and them mark it?

Am I right? Or is there some other trick of the trade that I don't know?
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That is a perfect way to do it. It helps to have two people, one to hold the plumb bob string, one to slow it down and mark the floor and the move onto the next mark.

If you do it by yourself, use a staple gun and staple the string to the edge of top plate so plumb just misses the floor, climb down, steady plumb and then mark, and move to next one.....

Oh, a plumb bob thingy looks like a miniture ice cream cone, just made out of brass, you unscrew the top thumb screw, insert a length of string, tie a overhand knot so it won't pull out, and then re-insert the thumb screw....Most any string will do, I like the kind people use on construction sites to pull lines with....

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The way I did it, I draw a line using marker on the floor along the whole length of wall to ensure continuation of the wall, do the bottom plate first, as I use metal plates, it is easier, when done the bottom plate, then use a telescope stick, or a wood stud a bit higher then the height of the wall, to put the top plate in position, then put in a wood stud and use a level to make sure the top plate and bottom plate are level, with a 4 ft level... then screw the top plate... I did this myself without help... this is another reason I used metal plates as it work so much easier as metal plate is lighter, and you will not worry about falling down and hitting your head... than the heavy wood plates, if you insist to use wood plate, still use metal plate for the top plate, it will work very easy.
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Atlantic or Kui****g or whoever will answer my stupid question.


After putting in the top plate when framing, how will I know that when I put in the bottom plate that it will be parralel to the top one?

(Stupid question but I have never done this before)

I would imagine that I would need to put a plumb line from the top edge and let it fall and them mark it?

Am I right? Or is there some other trick of the trade that I don't know?
This is the quickest way and does not require 2 people to do:

How to level the bottom and top of walls:
#10) Cut a STRAIGHT piece of 2x4 to just over the length of your floor to ceiling height. You will use this as a straight edge to place your level against to mark up where your top plate will be on the ceiling. Just hold the straight 2x4 against one side of the bottom plate (or the mark on the floor where your bottom plate will be going). Place a 4’ level or longer level’ against it. (we prefer to use a 6’ level for this) Then line it up to the ceiling and make a mark on the joist or strapping for the matching edge of your top plate.

You could also do it the other way around...starting with the top plate and then leveling down to the bottom plate. I do not suggest that you do it that way. You should start with the bottom plate first. Why?
By laying out and marking your walls on the floor first, you will be able to align all your walls more accurately. This includes being able to make sure that your corners are square. This is much easier to do on the floor, and then match the top plates to it. When you are going along and making your marks on the floor...where your walls will be, make sure that you look up to see if there will be any obstructions in the ceiling locations where each corresponding top plate will be going on.

Do this at one end, of the length of the bottom plate. And then at the other end of the bottom plate. Laying out this way for each length of wall.

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AtlanticWBConst approach is somewhat similar to what I suggest, except I personally do not like to do a lot of marking... I prefer doing it as it goes... it just make me dessie with all those markings....
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Can you believe it, I understand all of the suggestions.

I probably will try them all and see which one works best for me.



(My husband said that he will help me, or I have threatened him that I would no longer be a "yummy mummy".
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my suggestion will probably only work for metal plates (bottom and top) because there is no fastering U-Shape attribute with wood, with out this, you cannot move the plates easily together with the studs before tighting the stud onto the plates...

if you use wood plates, Atlantic suggestion seems the best...
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(My husband said that he will help me, or I have threatened him that I would no longer be a "yummy mummy".
The power of women...



"Behind every great man.......

is a woman telling him what to do...."
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You are definitely right.
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My drill does not allow me to put screws in concrete for my bottom plate.

I would like to know how I can get around this for my bottom plate as I really don't want to purchase one for concrete.
I was told that if I use a concrete bit that it will burn.

Can I nail the bottom plate down with concrete nails?
Or is there anything else that I can use to put in the bottom plate?



Thanks a bunch.

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