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mlijoi 11-04-2012 09:03 PM

Soffit/Bulkhead first or walls?
Basically, before I start framing my basement, what usally comes first? Is it just preference?

Thanks to all!:thumbsup:

DannyT 11-04-2012 09:42 PM

walls first so you have something to attach the soffit to.

mae-ling 11-04-2012 11:02 PM

sorry was thinking drywall - post deleted

hand drive 11-05-2012 08:07 AM

frame the walls first and build the soffit/bulkhead to the wall framing and then fireblock in the wall where the bulkhead lands on the wall.

mlijoi 11-05-2012 09:26 AM

That's what I was thinking. Thanks a lot and I'll be looking for some more advice as I commence the work.

Great to know there is people like you folks!

woodworkbykirk 11-05-2012 03:12 PM

for proper firecoad. build and hang the wall. then build the bulkheads.. by doing so your stopping any chance of smoke passing through the wall.. this is the required method for commercial construction a

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