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Putting up a basement wall

Posted by Bruce M on June 22nd, 1998 10:43 PM
In reply to framing advice for a non-load bearing basement wall by Scott on June 22nd, 1998 06:11 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Scott

The reason to build walls 'on the deck' and tilt them up is they can be built faster that way, but more imprtantly, they can be squared-up and then cross braced, so that the tilted up wall is plumb and square. OTOH, it only matters that your basement wall is flat and matters not that the top plate isn't at a perfect 90 degrees to the end stud. So I always drop a plumb line from the ceiling joists on each end of the wall to the inside edge of the bottom plate (that is secured to the floor) and then nail up a top plate that goes to this line...then toe-nail in the studs, cutting them one at a time.

Just my way of doin' it


Bruce M

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