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Old 07-05-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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I can't find what I'm looking for online.

I'm adding two interior partition walls that will join at a corner.

How to I attach the top plate to both if the ceiling drywall is already in place?

How would I frame the corner on this remodel?

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:01 PM   #2
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This is a partition--can you stand up walls or must they be built in place?

Can you nail into ceiling joists or will you need to add blocking?

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:06 PM   #3
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I could raise up but it would be tight since the bottom plate would be accommodating my bathroom plumbing. I would rather build in place.

I can attach top plate to joists. One wall will be perpendicular to trusses. The other wall is already in place. I'm essentially moving an interior wall.

How do I tie to the other wall near the top plate? The other wall in place has a top plate which was used in the wall that I just demo'ed.
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You can see where I placed the bottom plate down.

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:15 PM   #5
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I would attach the floor plates first---then cut studs for both ends of the wall---cut the top plate---and use the studs to hold up the top plate--get the studs plumb and nail in the top plate---

There are several ways to frame a corner---the L- corner is simplest--cut two studs the same length (for the corner) lay them on the floor--one flat and the uther on edge---nail them together along the length.

orient them so that the one with the nail heads is at the end of the wall--and the other is facing the direction of the joining wall---
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:23 PM   #6
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You do not have a wall corner--you have a wall intersection---that takes 3 studs--

Cut to length---lay one flat on the floor--and the other two on edge along either side of the flat one--nail together--- that is the wall intersection and is placed into the existing wall where the new wall will attach.flat stud facing the new wall--
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So no intersecting double top plate? The L corner will tie in?
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No real need for a double top plate on a partition---
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You can see I need to trim back the existing wall and make shorter to the new bottom plate.

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It looks like you have some wires to sort out---but the framing looks fairly straight forward.

What is the nailer for that runs horizontally about eye level?
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It looks like you have some wires to sort out---but the framing looks fairly straight forward.

What is the nailer for that runs horizontally about eye level?
It went to nothing. No clue why they put that there. The studs are notched out to accommodate them. Figured I'd leave them but will be putting in a door on the far right side. Is there a standard how far a door should be framed from an existing wall?
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You need room for trim---I usually try for 3 studs---4 1/2"-- but two studs 3" will work if you are using a thin trim.
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when adding additions, to pass code we always add L angle braces in the corners to connect new walls to old walls at the plates. add the angles both sides of wall. for the other side of room where new wall butts drywall you can notch out the drywall to accommodate the new wall. with doing this you may (most likely)need to add blocking in the existing wall to catch old drywall on both sides of new wall and to attach new wall to. you might encounter obstacles in old wall that prohibit the new wall with blocking to notch in, could just put wall stud against drywall and nail/screw where there is solid connection in wall- bottom, top plate etc...
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You need room for trim---I usually try for 3 studs---4 1/2"-- but two studs 3" will work if you are using a thin trim.
So are you saying 3 studs and then my jack stud or is the jack stud considered 1 of 3?

I'm thinking 2 studs plus the jack to equal 3 total studs. No?
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Two studs and the jack---

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