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Old 07-31-2013, 12:18 PM   #16
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is framing an interior wall with 2x3s up to code


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I'm having difficulty selling my 2 bedroom townhouse...
so I think my next step is to add a bedroom.
Shoehorning another bedroom in won't fix your PRICE problem.

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I'm having difficulty selling my 2 bedroom townhouse so I think my next step is to add a bedroom. The resulting rooms are going to be small as it is so my question is can I divide the current room into two separate rooms by framing a wall that is made from 2x3s?

Yes on that, code acceptable; (depending on location) see chart R602.3 (5); http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...9_6_sec002.htm

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Yes on that, code acceptable; (depending on location) see chart R602.3 (5); http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...9_6_sec002.htm

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It's interesting that is to code, since it throws off things like pipe and electrical cable spacing. It doesn't seem like you could put a cable through those studs to code. A standard drywall screw could pierce it. I wonder if that's handled elsewhere in the codes.
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What's thrown off? You just put your 1/2" hole 1-1/4" from one side, then it is 3/4" from the other side and you cover that w a nail plate. There probly isn't anything more significant than a 12/2 going thru this wall since it's an addition.

And if no elec at all then even better. For example where you have opposite facing side-by-side closets then the little wall between them need not be anything significant at all. You could even do this w 2x4's sideways. You gain an inch in each closet of otherwise wasted space.

Most builders would look at such ideas and go that's a waste of time... but they're not the owners so they don't care about those two inches. Look at the technologies employed in mobile homes... there are less conventional ways to do things and inches matter if you have a small space.
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http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...9_6_par019.htm

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