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Old 12-03-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
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Need Help with interior wall build

Have a house where the front door opens up directly into the den, familyroom or whatever you want to call it. Anyway I am wanting to place a wall between the doorway and the den to create a small foyer. Since I will be just lifting it up, nailing in place and placing drywall on it, it sounds real simple. Is this as simple as I made it sound or is there more things I should be concern with. I know how to construct a wall and I will have to remove the bubble ceiling and carpet in the spot where the wall will be going up but is there anything else I should know before installing this interior wall? Thanks


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Old 12-03-2011, 08:32 PM   #2
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That's called a 'partition' wall --and you summed it up pretty well---

One frequent difficulty occurs if the is nothing but drywall above to attach the top plate to--some walls run parallel to the joists and fall in between--

Often adding a trim or crown molding to the top saves you from messing up the ceiling while taping.



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Old 12-03-2011, 08:43 PM   #3
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mike is correct.

you can fasten directly to the finished ceiling with a combination of air spikes and construction adhesive if no blocking or strapping is present.. my only concern is regarding whether or not the stipled ceiling has a border where it terminates at the walls.. you will lose this effect unless your planning on refinishing the ceiling.. as for the carpet its shouldnt be too big a deal to go directly over it.. just be sure to remove the baseboard trim where the new wall joins so you can reinstall it with proper joints
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