Framing a room in basement

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Old 02-05-04, 01:09 PM
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Framing a room in basement

I want to add a bedroom in the corner of my finished basement. I will only have to frame two walls. I have a drywalled ceiling (1/2" drywall) and Burbur carpeting on the floor. My questions to you are Do I need to cut away the drywall where the header of my wall is going to meet the ceiling rafters or can I just nail it through the drywall into the rafters? Also, do I have to cut away the carpeting on the bottom plate or can I let the bottom of the wall rest on the carpeting and attach nail it through the burbur? Thank you for your time.
 
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Old 02-05-04, 01:40 PM
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Id cut it out of the way. Top and bottom and dont forget the bottom plate has to be P/T wood. You could put the top plate in. Then the bottom one and toe nail the studs in . Have you looked at the steel studs and plates ED
 
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Not related to your question, but have you checked with your local building inspector? For a basement bedroom you may require an egress window.
 
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