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Old 08-06-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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I have a question and it's probably as basic as it gets but this came up and had me second guessing myself. Hope someone can chime in and answer this question.

When framing the interior walls in a home and the plans show a 6ft room do you account for sheetrock and add an extra inch making the room 6'1"??

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Old 08-06-2012, 06:18 PM   #2
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Any plans I've seen will show you the bottom plate layout not the finsihed size.

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Not usually.
Is the measurement to the center or edge of the wall?
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Any plans I've seen will show you the bottom plate layout not the finsihed size.
Thank for your response Joe. I measured for a 6ft room and the GC was telling me I should have figured 6' 1" for 1/2" sheetrock on each side.
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Not usually.
Is the measurement to the center or edge of the wall?

It was from the edge of the bottom plate to the edge on the opposite wall.
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That question should have come up prior to building the wall. If there was going to be cabinetry or something, the measurement is more critical. Did he say why it needed to be 6' after drywall?
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That question should have come up prior to building the wall. If there was going to be cabinetry or something, the measurement is more critical. Did he say why it needed to be 6' after drywall?
It's not critical. Just how he was reading the plans. He said when you read plans they account for sheetrock.
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I would disagree. I have seen many plans and the overwhelming majority do not include the drywall.
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I would disagree. I have seen many plans and the overwhelming majority do not include the drywall.
That's what I had always figured. But he's a GC and had me second guessing myself when this came up.
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That's what I had always figured. But he's a GC and had me second guessing myself when this came up.

Let me guess, he is one of those GC's with the perfectly manicured hands?
Just cause he has been thinking the same thing for a long time doesn't make it correct.
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Let me guess, he is one of those GC's with the perfectly manicured hands?
Just cause he has been thinking the same thing for a long time doesn't make it correct.
I think he recently got his GC but had a roofing license for a while. I'll check his finger nails next time I see him though..
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That's what I had always figured. But he's a GC and had me second guessing myself when this came up.
He hasn't a clew. Plans do not go to the inside finished dimension unless noted.

In over 2000 plans I have seen, only once was there a notation. it was a beginning architect.
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Do you guys think it might be a regional thing? I'm in FL
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Buy some bad lumber, crown all studs to the outside and then you'll account for the sheetrock. 6 ft room.

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