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Bryan n Deb 01-21-2019 08:25 PM

Walls to tall
 
Building a new home see my post in project showcase. Margasketerville. It's a post frame slab home (pole building) We hired a crew to build a shell and now it's about time for us to come in and do internal framing. Long story short the 9 foot ceiling's are about 1.5 inches to tall? I have yet to talk to the builder about this as they have been off for a few days. I know we won't be lowering the trusses or raising the floor.
Thoughts on the best way to go from here. Framing and sheetrock. Thanks

PS, I totally blame myself (I am an inspector (of metal stampings) So I should of caught this. But I trusted these guys who have built many many homes.

Two Knots 01-21-2019 08:45 PM

Re: Walls to tall
 
Do you mean that the ceilings are 10 1/2 tall?

Windows on Wash 01-21-2019 08:46 PM

Re: Walls to tall
 
Where does it make a difference in this case?

Nealtw 01-21-2019 08:52 PM

Re: Walls to tall
 
Add an extra plate at the bottom of the wall.

Nealtw 01-21-2019 08:54 PM

Re: Walls to tall
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 5747075)
Where does it make a difference in this case?

Pre cut studs, the wall won't reach the ceiling.:wink2:

Windows on Wash 01-21-2019 08:59 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Nealtw (Post 5747081)
Pre cut studs, the wall won't reach the ceiling.:wink2:

Ah ha. Wasn’t aware of the pre fab aspect. I’d just add a 2x4 to the top or bottom as you said.

Nealtw 01-21-2019 09:03 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 5747087)
Ah ha. Wasnt aware of the pre fab aspect. Id just add a 2x4 to the top or bottom as you said.

Inspector don't like the 3rd on top but the extra one on the bottom never seems to raise eyebrows.

Bryan n Deb 01-21-2019 09:08 PM

Re: Walls to tall
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Two Knots (Post 5747071)
Do you mean that the ceilings are 10 1/2 tall?

Ceiling is 9' 1 1/2"

Bryan n Deb 01-21-2019 09:10 PM

Re: Walls to tall
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 5747075)
Where does it make a difference in this case?

My biggest issue was the plan for 4.5' sheetrock to cover the wall. Now I have an extra 1.5 inches to cover (I can do it with baseboard) Just wanted your thoughts.

Bryan n Deb 01-21-2019 09:11 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Nealtw (Post 5747079)
Add an extra plate at the bottom of the wall.

Right now thats my plan. sheetrock wont quite reach the floor though.:wink2:

Bryan n Deb 01-21-2019 09:14 PM

Re: Walls to tall
 
This doesnt sound so uncommon??

Two Knots 01-21-2019 09:24 PM

Re: Walls to tall
 
so its just 1 1/2 over the 9 foot, right? All my kids have 9 foot ceilings
in their homes. I love the taller ceilings. To me 1 1/2 higher is no
big deal. I would like it, as a matter of fact. :thumbsup:

Nealtw 01-21-2019 09:30 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bryan n Deb (Post 5747111)
Right now thats my plan. sheetrock wont quite reach the floor though.:wink2:

Just add 1/2" plywood strips at the bottom. trim will hide it. If you use drywall you will be tempted to fill and tape it. :surprise:

Bryan n Deb 01-21-2019 09:31 PM

Re: Walls to tall
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Two Knots (Post 5747121)
so its just 1 1/2 over the 9 foot, right? All my kids have 9 foot ceilings
in their homes. I love the taller ceilings. To me 1 1/2 higher is no
big deal. I would like it, as a matter of fact. :thumbsup:

Right, and nobody will know about the 1.5 inches. As stated above I will have about 1.5 inches not covered by sheetrock at the bottom of the wall.

Bryan n Deb 01-21-2019 09:32 PM

Re: Walls to tall
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nealtw (Post 5747125)
Just add 1/2" plywood strips at the bottom. trim will hide it. If you use drywall you will be tempted to fill and tape it. :surprise:

I like that idea!


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