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Please forgive my ignorance. I notice my IRC nailing schedule makes no mention of toenailing studs to the top plate. How would I end nail the studs through a double top plate from the attic?

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Please forgive my ignorance. I notice my IRC nailing schedule makes no mention of toenailing studs to the top plate. How would I end nail the studs through a double top plate from the attic?
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Yes, that is the schedule in question. I don't see any reference to toenailing studs to the top plate, but this practice must be permissible, right? What's the alternative with an existing wall? Steel ties perhaps? My problem with ties is getting drywall flush.
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Yes, that is the schedule in question. I don't see any reference to toenailing studs to the top plate, but this practice must be permissible, right? What's the alternative with an existing wall? Steel ties perhaps? My problem with ties is getting drywall flush.
Toenailing is allowed. Just toenail and be done with it. Two 8d's on each side. What is the problem? The wall is up already. How were the studs nailed to begin with? What is your concern?
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The existing studs were end nailed. I was simply questioning the conspicuous absence from the fastener schedule of studs toenailed to top plates. Thanks for the response. This is a great job for the palm nailer.
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The existing studs were end nailed. I was simply questioning the conspicuous absence from the fastener schedule of studs toenailed to top plates. Thanks for the response. This is a great job for the palm nailer.
I still don't understand why you need to toenail the studs when they are already endnailed.
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I still don't understand why you need to toenail the studs when they are already endnailed.
The existing studs are end nailed, but I'm adding studs here and there as I modify rough openings.
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The existing studs are end nailed, but I'm adding studs here and there as I modify rough openings.
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