Patio wall addition

Old 09-12-22, 06:50 PM
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Patio wall addition

Looking to build wall attached to a aluminum awning. I think I can manage the basic framing part. My question is how to attach the top plate inside the patio channel. Do I need to attach the top plate to the channel or will the pressure between the top and bottom plate be sufficient to support the framing?.
The channel is on the right side in the photo of the awning. Pretty mild weather conditions with occasional strong winds

This is the channel for upper top plate

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Old 09-12-22, 09:17 PM
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I would imagine that if you just used some RTV silicone between the top plate and the awning structure, that would be good enough. I'm not sure you would want to be putting screws / holes in the aluminum awning. Once the silicone cures, a Mack truck won't tear it loose.

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