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Old 10-28-2010, 10:21 AM   #1
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hanging partition walls from floor joist

I am in the middle of a basement remodel. The time has come for me to frame around my HVAC, just before i started I had the thought of suspending a partition wall from my floor joist using I-bolts and hooks at the top and something at the bottom the keeps it tight at floor level. I figure this will give me another few feet of usable space all the way around. When i need to access the HVAC i can simply lift the panels off the bolts, have a go and then put the panels back when i am done. i figure i would use 2x3 or even metal studs for the frame and 1/4 drywall. So my question is has any body ever does this and if so how did it turn out? I have not checked with the local codes or building inspectors yet, i am still in the idea phase. BTW I do have a gas furnace and water heater don't know if that matters. Thanks in advance. Pat


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Those heaters need a source of combustion air, so make sure they are not closely walled in. Making moveable walls sounds easier than it is. Consider the weight of drywall, about 68lbs/sheet, plus the framing, and you could have a heavy wall. And there are codes about blocking heater access with walls, as well as clearance restrictions.


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The codes and other things I will leave to the HVAC fellows as I don't qualify. As for 1/4 inch sheetrock for a movable wall, it will not hold up, use 1/4 inch plywood instead, or something of that nature.
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I was under the understanding that the walls should have 5/8" firecode sheetrock on the ceilings and walls.
I don't understand the need for moveable walls. You size the door into the room so whatever is in there can be replaced as needed.
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