Going to be taking on finishing the basement in the near future. As I'm in the planning stages I have a couple questions.
Some framers put down a PT bottom plate and then place an assembled wall frame on top of it while others use just a single PT bottom plate with the studs nailed right to it. Is one way better than the other or is it just a matter of personal preference?
Where the bathroom is going the duct work hangs below the beam:
The underside of the duct is at 81". With framing and drywall we'll probably be looking at 78" of clearance. A standard door frame requires about an 83" opening. What do you do for a door in this case? Cut a few inches off the bottom and don't let any basketball players use the bathroom?
The framing choice is yours. Before steel framing got so expensive and the new PT wood got so corrosive, I used to install the PT plates to the floor and frame with metal on top.
Before I'd cut the door, I'd look at moving the door to a different locaton, if possible. If there's no other choice, cut it.
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B. Franklin 1759