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Old 01-03-2012, 03:51 PM   #31
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Great information. I have a home with the 10' Xi version of the Superior Walls. I had some questions about how to get started. This thread has answer a few of my questions.

The last past to this thread mentioned the difference with the Xi walls having a metal cap on the studs versus the PT wood on the R-5. That led to some of my questions, but I guess the same technique using the cross-bracing for the partition walls would work. In my case it would mean screwing into the side of the metal cap.

With the 10' wall height, many of my mechanical systems (heat, water, A/C) all run below the floor joists. There are many areas that I will have to either add a drop ceiling or frame up and ceiling for drywall. Your pictures all show neat installation for the mechanical systems which make this part easier.

One question I still have is how you attached the drywall to the top and bottom of the walls. The top was probably attachied to the of the wall bond plate. Did you run a flat section of PT on the floor between each stud to attach the drywall? I have a slight issue there in that the contractor poured the floor slightly higher than the concrete that forms the base of the wall. Therefore the flat area between the studs if slightly lower than the slab. A 1-by piece of PT was used as a 'form' around the slab between the slab and the walls and this created the difference in height.

Tim

You can also glue to the side of the superior walls to form braces. Remember to put a brace system in where you might want to hang a tv and things like that.

As far as the drywall, remember that you will want a 1/2" gap at the bottom of the wall. This gap will be covered by the base boards. For the top of my walls, there is about 2 inches or so where the walls are just concrete. I hung 5/8 drywall and had no problems. You can also glue and screw.

Bryan

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Did you do any bracing at the floor between the studs to support the sheetrock, or jump allow the sheetrock to span the openings between the stud cavities?

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Did you do any bracing at the floor between the studs to support the sheetrock, or jump allow the sheetrock to span the openings between the stud cavities?

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I just had the drywall span the wall studs.

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