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Old 04-01-2013, 09:26 AM   #1
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the wall is 20 ft long and 8 ft high, with drywall. and it shakes or unstable in the middle how can i do some kind of stablization. of this wall. this wall does not go to ceiling. there is a drop ceiling.

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Are the ends of the partition wall properly tied to solid walls?

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Where is the wall? How is it supported laterally? Basement? Pictures? Location? Douple Top Plate with joints stitched?

Need a lot more info.
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Typically the partition wall framing is tied into the roof structure by way of some type of diagonal brace. I'll see if I can find a picture or architects detail.
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I think a 2x2 angle maybe 16ga or 14ga would work depending on distance from wall to roof structure.
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My guess would be someone build that with a single top plate so it's able to flex where the butt joints are as well as all the other missing bracing.
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this is the greatest answer to my problem, I will do this asap. thank you for thinking outside the box for me. david
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