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Bpawb 09-22-2006 08:41 AM

Wall framing size
 
I'm trying to get a order up for our new house, and was just making sure that 2X4 stud wall's are sufficient for a 1 1/2 story cape cod/ farm house style home. We live in Georgia and i think we go by IRC 2000.

AtlanticWBConst. 09-22-2006 09:19 AM

Yes, 2x4 is sufficient for that weightload in the framing wall members.

The reason why you may see 2x6 framing wall members in so many homes today is for insulation purposes in order to have a larger area of width to fit higher R-value insulation into the wall cavity.

You should still look into the code requirements for this in your county. I have NO idea what the R-value requirements are in Georgia.

K2eoj 09-22-2006 09:41 AM

I thought most places required a set of plans for approval before a permit is issued. I certainly prefer to have everything approved on paper ahead of time. Saves alot of shouda, woulda, coulda. And saves $.

Joe Carola 09-22-2006 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Bpawb (Post 18849)
I'm trying to get a order up for our new house, and was just making sure that 2X4 stud wall's are sufficient for a 1 1/2 story cape cod/ farm house style home. We live in Georgia and i think we go by IRC 2000.

You can frame three stories with 2x4 walls. If for some strange reason you can't frame with a 2x4 wall, you'll find out from your Architect or the town.


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