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cprao 03-04-2012 11:38 PM

Demo'ing 2X4 framing
I was removing a non-load bearing wall. I have removed drywall and now I want to remove the frame. I don't want to make 2X4 frame into pieces. I want to take that into one piece. I don't know I can reuse it or not, but I would like to save it, in case I can able to use it somewhere else.

So now the question is - how can I take this out ? It looks like it is bolted to slab.

Please see the pics.

joecaption 03-04-2012 11:54 PM

Not going to happen and far more work then it's worth.
For one thing I'd bet if you measure them there differant length studs.
A slab floor is never perfectly flat.
Just use a maul and rap the sides of the studs to knock them off of the bottom plates and swing them out away from the top plate to get them free.
Those bottom plates are not bolted there powder shot into the slab floor. Your going to need a crow bar to pry them straight up off the slab.
A stud is only about $2.40 each so your not loosing much if they can not be reused.

titanoman 03-05-2012 04:05 AM

Sawsall whatever nails are holding the top of the wall in place, then lean the whole wall over.
The anchors in the floor may or may not come out.

oh'mike 03-05-2012 05:03 AM

Good luck---I have never seen a door opening big enough to get a wall section into or out of a room.

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