Originally Posted by Truth
Thanks Abracaboom! That makes sense. So instead of building the wall on the ground and installing. First install pt plate, then another base plate w shims where necessary. Intall top plate to cross ceiling joists then toenail the studs into top and bottom plates at the proper lengths? That makes great sense to me, am I thinking right?
In both cases, the p.t. plate would be bolted to the concrete first.
If you use only one bottom plate, cut each stud to its unique length and toenail.
If you use two bottom plates, build the wall on the ground (with the second bottom plate, top plate, and all studs same length), lift the wall over the p.t. plate, and then shim. This uses one more plate but you don't have to toenail or measure each stud. If you use bolts for the p.t. plate, plan ahead how you are going to deal with the nuts and the second plate.