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Old 02-09-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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2" studs? hmmm


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my home was built in the 1920's, and as I was ripping plaster/laving i noticed that my house has 2" studs on all exterior walls. They aren't attached to the joists either, theyre simply nailed on to the house board and stop a good foot before the floor. I was told that they may be keeping the planks together. So my question is, are these 2" pieces able to come off the wall and is re framing all exterior walls necessary? or can I just add an extra 1.5" to the studs. (Needs to be done for updating electrical purposes)

I will try to update with pictures but has anyone encountered this before? thank you

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Old 02-09-2012, 02:21 PM   #2
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Pictures would be nice.

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could they have been used only as wooden anchors to attach things like siding perhaps? and not for any structural support.
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here is a picture of the studs ^
would strapping 1.5" to them pass building code in canada? If nailed right im sure they will have the support
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Somethings very wrong here.
Even a cheap mobil home would have been built better then that.
May have to tare it down and start over to make a piece of poop like that work out.
Not great picture and shows no detail.

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Old 02-09-2012, 07:20 PM   #7
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Not sure it would meet code or pass inspection, but maybe you could nail 2x4's to the side of each one, then toe nail to the top and bottom?

Or, since you only need 1.5 inches, nail a 2x2, 2x3, or 2x4 onto the face of each one, unless they really do stop a foot off the floor, but it looks like they go all the way.

I would think you'd have to put a 2x2 against the sill plate to support it in either case, and maye a 2x4 across the top to give you a drywall nailer.

But I'll defer to the pros here.
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Can't tell from picture what you're talking about

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