Building a wall...HELP!!

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Old 12-16-08, 10:26 PM
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HI All, i'm building a wall in the basement, i'm dividing one big room into two seperate rooms. my question is when i am building the wall, what is the spacing between the studs. i keep getting confused between 12" or 16". i've worked with contractors that use the 16", i think its too big. so what is it really?
 
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standard spacing is 16" between studs.
 
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16 inches between stud centers.
 
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Originally Posted by habubbles View Post
i keep getting confused between 12" or 16". i've worked with contractors that use the 16", i think its too big. so what is it really?
What type of material are you using to build the wall? If it's wood 2x4's then 16" centers will do perfectly. If you are using something more sturdy you could go up to 24" centers (if you use 5/8" drywall) if you are using something weaker then you could go 12".

The STANDARD is 16" but any of those will work.
 
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16" OC [on center]is more than plenty for a basement partition wall. Using 16" OC works out perfectly with 4x8 sheet stock and wall board - ending on a seam!

Plus Std. sized insulation will fit between the studs - helps with sound dampning.
 

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