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building staggered stud interior wall

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06-13-06, 06:37 AM   #1  
building staggered stud interior wall


i'm framing out a bathroom that separates two bedrooms using staggered stud walls (alternating 2x4 studs spaced 8" o.c. on 2x6 top and bottom plates).

are the end studs 2x4 or 2x6? i have to attach drywall along the entire length of the wall on both sides, so it would seem to be 2x6, just so the ends of the drywall panels have somewhere to be attached. but that would also seem to defeat the purpose of the staggered studs, since now both end studs will be connected to drywall on both sides.

thanks in advance for any help

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06-13-06, 07:11 PM   #2  
Why are you staggering your studs? It would be better to use 2x6's for studs to allow for drilling of your pipe holes, and R19 insulation if you choose to install it (I would).

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06-13-06, 08:11 PM   #3  
Staggered studs are part of a soundproofing approach so that the studs do not transmit received sound through to the other side.

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