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Old 09-18-2007, 09:24 AM   #1
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I'm building a 22x20 garage with storage above (using 2x10 joists). I'd like a tall ceiling and was wondering if using 2x4x10' studs will be strong enough as compared to 2x4x8' studs (for a lower ceiling)?

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I'm building a 22x20 garage with storage above (using 2x10 joists). I'd like a tall ceiling and was wondering if using 2x4x10' studs will be strong enough as compared to 2x4x8' studs (for a lower ceiling)?

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Yes, they are strong enough. 2x4 10' walls are built every day. When you file for a permit, they will let you know if they will work in your area, but I've never heard of a 2x4 10' wall not being strong enough around here.
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You do need to use the correct species of wood for your application. They are not all the same.
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Around here 10' is the limit for 2x4's on garage walls. Once you break 10' you have to upgrade to 2x6. It will most likely be the same for you but be sure to verify when you get your permit... It would suck if it was differant and the inspector makes you tear it down and use 2x6.
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