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Old 02-11-2019, 06:10 PM   #16
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Thanks! all done with collar ties!

I have a different question, I was reading about knee walls and different methods of framing and was wondering is there a preferred method? First method I'm considering is without a top plate and studs are nailed right to the rafter or with a top plate and studs are toe nailed to the top plate.

Also, I read somewhere that if I attache the wall to the rafter it immediately becomes a load bearing wall and snow loads and that sort of thing has to be taken into account? is that true?


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Old 02-11-2019, 07:52 PM   #17
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Just to jump in, but I prefer a top plate on the knee wall to keep the line straight for the drywall. Even though it will be supporting the rafters it will not be a major load bearing wall. But leaving the top plate and placing the studs directly below each rafter will take care of any loading.

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Old 02-11-2019, 08:36 PM   #18
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Just to jump in, but I prefer a top plate on the knee wall to keep the line straight for the drywall. Even though it will be supporting the rafters it will not be a major load bearing wall. But leaving the top plate and placing the studs directly below each rafter will take care of any loading.

Neal can correct me as needed.

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Thanks, so without the plate I wont have to worry about the load?
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Loading the floor would be the concern and should have been part of the calculation before a floor goes in. Usually we want the rafter beefed up for insulation, if that was extended full length it would almost double the loading the roof could take.
Don't forget the solid blocking between the floor joists just below that wall.
I Have never heard of a problem do to loading of the floor with a nee wall.
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I did add blocking between each joist where I could reach it....
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I did add blocking between each joist where I could reach it....
There should be no floor behind the nee wall so It all would be reachable.
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