distance between studs

Old 02-05-04, 08:29 AM
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distance between studs

I just posted another question but this one is completely different so I decided to split them up.. Anyways

I have read a few places lately that partition walls can be built with studs 2' apart. In my experience the standard is 16"

What are the pros and cons of spacing 2' or 16"
Obviously the 2' spacing is cheaper on 2X4s but how much weaker will the walls be if I do go 2', I dont want the walls to be able to move if I lean of them like one of my old apartments did.

Also does fiberglass insulation come in sizes for 2' studding or only 16"
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non-load bearing wall

I guess 2' stud spacing is a standard for a non-load bearing wall. It won't move if you lean on it, but you may want to hang thicker gypsum board on it - 1/2'' may crack if hit hard. Personnaly, I'd go with 16" OC. There's never a stud when you need one, you know?
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Lightbulb what you want

Just about anything built to day is 24" on Center. All the walls hold up just fine. On ceiling with truss at 24" you do want to use 5/8 drywall. also they do make insulation for 16" and 24".If you look it its all about 24" now days. ED

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