Framing a long wall


Old 08-06-05, 08:14 PM
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Framing a long wall

I'm framing a long wall in my basement using several 8' 2x4 for the bottom plates. Starting from one end of a 2x4 I measured 15.25" then 16" on center for the remaining studs. The question is do I need an end stud for the 2nd 8' 2x4 or do I just measure 16" from the end stud of the 1st 2x4?
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Old 08-06-05, 09:33 PM
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Either way is OK. Some guys like to "cap" the ends.

Just a suggestion - if the wall run is long, you may consider using longer studs. Also, any sill (bottom) plates should be PT wood.

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Old 08-08-05, 05:05 AM
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Wrapping the bottom plate with 6 mil poly is better than using PT. Even PT will rot over time, but the poly will last 100 years.
Old 08-08-05, 12:34 PM
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Ya the poly will last 100 years, but the wood will be gone anyway.

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