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Hello,

I have a garage with 12' walls, and I want to add an insulated partition wall to divide the space. The lumber I have is 2x6 x12'. The bottom of the ceiling joists are actually at 12'8" because the foundation wall comes up 8" above the floor.

So with 1 bottom & two top plates I would be missing 3 1/2" if I use these 2x6s. Would it be OK to use 2x4s on edge to fill in this space? I'd prefer not to have to order 14 foot lengths and cut them.

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For this application I would have stacked a 4' 8" wall on an 8 foot wall.
A 2x4 on edge? How would that work, insulation wise?
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Thanks Ron.

For insulating, I would do it with foam board.

It's probably best for me to just order the longer studs - I would be saving less than $200 by using the wood that is on hand.
 

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Just stack two more top plates on there. A couple lengths of plate stock is a lot cheaper than all those new studs you'd otherwise have to buy. Plus it'll be a lot more solid connection to the joists above than you'd get with a 2x on edge.
 
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