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Old 07-27-2013, 11:39 AM   #16
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Do the wall studs always have to be directly above the floor joists?
If they are load bearing, they will always be running parallel of the floor joists. If non-load bearing, they may or may not hit a joist if running same direction. Just depends on where you place it, and if it is on top of one or not.

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If a stud is dead over a joist there is no way to face nail into that joist as there is a stud where you would have to nail for it to be "face nailed". You can nail close to the joist because in this area of the USA, we have to strap upper studs, plates and joists all together, from the rafters all the way down to the bottom mud sill, which is anchored to the blocks. All you need to do is nail so the wall can't slide in or out, you don't have to worry about lift, the straps will take care of that.
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:18 PM   #18
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load bearing = they should be. unless its an exterior wall. then the bottom plate should be on the rim joist = its fully supported throughout.
Ok so lets assume they are then face nailing the wall bottom plate won't work because you won't be hitting a joist so what is your recommendation for fastening the bottom wall plate to the subfloor and joists?
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Check locally with AHJ. Under IRC, studs can be off-set to allow required face nailing (not angled- #14; http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...?bu2=undefined) of the bottom plate through sub-floor into framing when over 16"oc; http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...?bu2=undefined

At 16" on center max., the single bottom plate and the structurally rated floor sheathing carry the live loads to the next component below- to the joists/beam; http://www.trioforest.com/pdf/Load-Span_Tables.pdf

Where in Codes (other than local) do studs require direct stacking?

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