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Old 03-06-2013, 02:25 AM   #1
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How to square a room?


Ok so I know to find out if my room is square or not. Use the 3,4,5 method or the 6,8,10 method if you have a larger room. I'm off by 1/2" give or take, it's really close. So now, how do I square this corner for framing?

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Do you really need to. If so pack out strips from 1/2 in .to nothing

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Need more info on exatly what it is your trying to do.
Are you trying to build a single wall, a new room, is this something your trying to build in the basement, how big.
If it's a whole room with 4 inside corners just measure from inside to inside corner.
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I'm building a room within a room in part of my basement for a theater room. The room is 17' 7" x 11' 8".

And I don't know if I really need to, should I only being off that much for framing?
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Any reason for those old ball sizes? That's going to make the whole room harder to frame and sheetrock.
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That's the dimensions of the room. nothing I can do about that. That's the dimensions before the framing too.
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...so I know to find out if my room is square or not.
If the 3/4/5 indicates a problem... then start with a simple distance measurement between points on the North wall and corresponding points on the South wall. If it is masonry construction I doubt it'll be out by much.
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There are 2 exterior cement block walls that I covered and glued 2" xps board to. That's where I did my 3,4,5 measurement from.
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Have you framed any of your walls yet? I just framed my basement and NONE of my exterior concrete walls were square with one another. I had to frame the new walls square with respect to each other but they were not tight up against the exterior walls.
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No I have not done any of the interior framing as of yet. How would I go about squaring the interior walls?
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I used a chalk line and your 3-4-5 rule to lay out my walls. Then I double checked square by measuring the diagonals. It took a little time to get it right because I didn't realize my concrete walls were out of square.

You already know they are out so in your case depending on which wall is skew, I'd measure 4" out from your xps on one end, 3.5" out from xps on the other end and snap your line. Then go off of that chalk line as your reference wall. I dont have a drawing, picture, sketch or anything of your specific situation else I could work the math for you and give you better directions.
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I have a very crude outline of the room here;
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Well keep in mind im not a framer, Just a DIY guy with good math and problem solving background. With that said.

1) I would start in an exterior corner and measure 3.5" from each wall and put a dot.

2) Then go to the furtherst length of your wall and measure out 3.5" put a dot

3) then do the same along the other wall.

4) Using an equation developed by Mr. Pythagoras figure out what your distance from 2 to 3 should be.

If your actual measurement is less than what it should be then you know your corner is > 90* and you can adjust your points 2 and 3 equal amounts or move whichever makes the most sense with the rest of your framing.

If your actual measurement is more than what it should be then you know your corner is <90* and you can adjust the corner out into the center of the room until the math works.

Keep in mind that if you are out of square to start things will multiply the further you get away from your reference point.

I hope this helps.
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