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Framing walls in basement

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02-26-04, 07:44 AM   #1  
Framing walls in basement

I am getting ready to frame in some walls in my basement. At least one of the walls that runs parallel to the floor trusses (the kind made from 2x4s, on 18" centers) will not fall underneath a floor truss.

Should I try to provide some lateral support for this wall at the top? I was thinking of placing short sections of 2x4 between the floor trusses at intervals and attaching the wall to those. Would this be ok, if so what spacing? Or, is support necessary at all? The wall in question is 13' long.


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02-26-04, 10:43 PM   #2  
i would do just as you said and put them about every 4 feet or so good luck

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02-27-04, 07:14 AM   #3  
Welcome to the diy forums Scott.

Sounds like a good plan to me allso. For that length of wall I'd go with 4 supports evenly spaced across there.

If you're planning to frame anything next to a concrete wall in the basement be sure to include a moisture barrier in your plans. It should be placed between the drywall & the studs.

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