Framing walls longer than 16ft?


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Old 08-07-07, 05:14 AM
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Question Framing walls longer than 16ft?

Seeing as the longest 2 x 4s I can find are 16ft long how do you go about framing longer walls? I have a wall in my basement that is about 50ft long. Can you just butt the ends of shorter walls together?
 
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Yes, just build multiple sections and join them together.
 
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Old 08-07-07, 07:46 AM
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Do you just nail the end studs from each wall section together?
 
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Cut your plates exactly 16 ft. Place a stud at the splice with 3/4 in. exposed to each plate and nail the ends of both plates to this common stud.
 
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Old 08-07-07, 10:43 AM
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Can you raise each 16ft section separately and then toe nail the common stud to the two sections?
 
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Old 08-07-07, 01:54 PM
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Yes, or double the stud at the intersection of the plates, making a solid section to raise, then nail the studs together once you bring the wall vertical. Make sure you are using pressure treated lumber for the bottom plate.
 
 

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