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Old 01-21-2019, 09:25 PM   #1
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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.
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Do you mean that the ceilings are 10 1/2 tall?
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Where does it make a difference in this case?
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Add an extra plate at the bottom of the wall.
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Where does it make a difference in this case?
Pre cut studs, the wall won't reach the ceiling.
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Pre cut studs, the wall won't reach the ceiling.
Ah ha. Wasn’t aware of the pre fab aspect. I’d just add a 2x4 to the top or bottom as you said.
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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.
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Do you mean that the ceilings are 10 1/2 tall?
Ceiling is 9' 1 1/2"
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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.
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Add an extra plate at the bottom of the wall.
Right now thats my plan. sheetrock wont quite reach the floor though.
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This doesnt sound so uncommon??
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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.
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Right now thats my plan. sheetrock wont quite reach the floor though.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
I like that idea!
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