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Old 05-20-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
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The previous owner of my home removed a 10 foot wall to turn two small bedrooms into one LONG bedroom with two doors and two closets. I think it's ridiculous so I'd like to put the wall back. My question is, when I frame up the wall, do I take the drywall off the ceiling and walls where the 2x4s will meet the house?

He also seems to have put an electrical outlet where the wall used to be. I'm going to take it out and have an electrician fix everything after I frame the wall.

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You don't have to take the drywall off before framing.

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the receptacle was probably the feed for outlets on that wall which you will need to have on both sides. plus i believe they need to be fault protected in a bedroom
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Awesome, thanks!
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You don't have to remove drywall unless it is being inspected or an attic above. Drywall is not a framing member for transferring seismic forces or roof shear flow from the roof frame to the earth (unless part of the design). If an attic above and the original drywall installer made floating lids and corners (properly done), you could still cut the ceiling/wall tape with a utility knife after installing the top plate, on both room sides, to restore the floating corner. This would help to keep the joint from cracking as the seasons change and the trusses/rafters rise and fall with the ceiling drywall attached.

http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...d-but-strange/

Figures #3, 4, and 5: http://www.gypsum.org/pdf/GA-216-07.pdf

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