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Puppy 01-20-2006 06:28 PM

Wall height
 
I know local building codes will prevail but does anybody know if I can build my cabin with 90" studs. Including three plates I will be a bit shy of the standard ceiling height. The reason for this is I am building with recycled lumber and have a large number of 90" 2x4's

robertcdf 01-21-2006 10:36 AM

I should think you might be able to however around here they dont like 3 top plates. Because they cannot tell if there are nails in the middle plate. Sometimes they will allow you to do this but you may have to bolt the plates together every 16"-24" just depends upon your area Then again they may not allow you to use the shorter studs

jmic 01-21-2006 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by robertcdf
I should think you might be able to however around here they dont like 3 top plates.

I think what he's referring to is a bottom plate and two top plates. And to answer your question your're only 2 5/8" shorter than a normal 8" wall, no problem.

Teetorbilt 01-21-2006 06:06 PM

I know of no code as to ceiling heights. 8' is a building STANDARD but not a code. A lot of manufactured homes have them lower and my florida room isn't 8'.

It is all going to depend on your local code. Here, I could have 48" ceilings if I wanted them.

robertcdf 01-23-2006 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by jmic
I think what he's referring to is a bottom plate and two top plates. And to answer your question your're only 2 5/8" shorter than a normal 8" wall, no problem.

2 top plates is standard if you are not using 2 top plates something is wrong with you. 92 5/8" standard studs + 1 bottom plate 1 1/2" + 2 top plates 3" = 97 1/8" 90" studs + 1 bottom plate 1 1/2" + 3 top plates 4 1/2" = 96" differance of 1 1/8"

jmic 01-23-2006 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by robertcdf
2 top plates is standard if you are not using 2 top plates something is wrong with you. 92 5/8" standard studs + 1 bottom plate 1 1/2" + 2 top plates 3" = 97 1/8" 90" studs + 1 bottom plate 1 1/2" + 3 top plates 4 1/2" = 96" differance of 1 1/8"

The original poster says nothing about a bottom plate and (3) top plates, he only mentions (3) plates which normally would be a bottom plate and (2) top plates.


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