Framing onto existing wall


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Old 04-06-14, 11:14 PM
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Framing onto existing wall

Ok here is the story. I have a spare room that I don't have a use for. I want to put a climbing wall into it. So I punched a hole in one of the walls to see what I was dealing with. My plan was to tear out existing walls that are covered in popcorn spray. Install my climbing wall and then before I sell the house pull down the wall and put up new dry wall...well... Turns out the walls are cement board insulation behind it is cellulose. I don't really want to go through the hassle of tearing it down and getting rid of the messy insulation then have to replace it. So I want to frame in the entire room minus the closet door, even over the windows and put the climbing wall up. When I leave pull the walls down, take down the framing. Puddy the holes and call it a day.

Thoughts? Issues? What would be the best way to go about this?? Help!!

Thanks -Jon
 
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Old 04-07-14, 05:03 AM
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Climbing Wall

How high will the top of the wall be above the floor?

Drywall is not structural. Wall framing will need to be attached directly to existing framing.
 
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Old 04-07-14, 06:31 AM
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12ft...but the idea is to climb around the room, not up the wall. Of course you can not build a structure onto dry wall. My thoughts are to pull the carpet, attach a footer to the floor joists, use a stud finder to mark the location of the studs, and run 2x4's flat against them, attach a header. Then install the 3/4" plywood climbing surface.
 
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Old 04-07-14, 09:11 AM
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I would build the climbing walls within the walls of the room and not actually attach to the existing walls. Build wall frames with 2x4's, maybe in four foot wide sections that you screw together. Then when it's time to move you just unscrew the sections and have the old room back. Sandwich some old carpet scraps between the house's walls and your climbing walls to prevent marring and to help dampen swaying of your temporary walls. A few braces across at ceiling height can keep the walls from falling inward and provide more spots for hand holds.
 
 

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