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Old 01-22-2019, 05:30 PM   #16
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Re: 2x6 headers and cap question


If it was originally just a big span, open all the way to the ceiling, then what you're putting in is not load bearing.

You could simply use 2-2X4 on the flat as your header - it's strictly to hold the new sheetrock and the trim you'll put around the door. You'll need another 2X4 flat on the ceiling to attach the new sheetrock, also.

The king studs are the ones that need to be solid to the floor and ceiling. The jacks simply sister to the kings and the double 2x4 header will sit on the top of the jacks.
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Old 01-25-2019, 08:21 PM   #17
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How Does Drywall Stay attached to Such Studs


As I was working on framing in my doorway, I used an 8ft level against the wall on the bedroom side where I took it down to bare studs. Wow, I had a stud about an 1" out of line and a few others less.


How does drywall stay attached to a stud out of line that much! I am like wow, was it built that way 40 years ago.


I could pull it out and replace it. Not sure if this is best practice and with it likely being a load bearing wall as seen in the early picture, is that a bad idea?


Needless to say, I didn't get much more done when I discovered that. Looks like I maybe purchasing some new studs this Saturday.


How do most experts handle this when they run across it?


Thank you in advance.
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Old 01-25-2019, 10:10 PM   #18
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Re: 2x6 headers and cap question


Things take a little time to sag, if it is just one cut the new one to fit knock out the old and replace it. If it has drywall on the other side. If you are look at the bulge side cut a little wedge out about half way thru so you can push in to straight and put a new beside it.
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Re: 2x6 headers and cap question


Following the videos worked great. Two questions while working on this framing.

Are new 2x4's slightly wider than 2x4's made 40 years ago?

Can shimming be done to a stud if it is a tad short of the top plate,?
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Following the videos worked great. Two questions while working on this framing.

Are new 2x4's slightly wider than 2x4's made 40 years ago?

Can shimming be done to a stud if it is a tad short of the top plate,?
New 2x4s have a water content and will shrink to 1 1/2 x 3 1/2.
The header is doing the work so tight fit is not that important but in the rest of the wall tight would be the order.
You are doing 2 studs beside the door if those studs are short nail one to the bottom and the other tight to the top and then nail them together.
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Re: 2x6 headers and cap question


The stud in question is one I had from an earlier usage and wanted to use it where one in the framing needs to come out. Its about 1/8 short from the top plate
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The stud in question is one I had from an earlier usage and wanted to use it where one in the framing needs to come out. Its about 1/8 short from the top plate
Nail a 12 inch block on top of the bottom plate and recut your stud to fit.
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