Blocking in studs

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Blocking in studs

I have an architect's drawing that specifies "WD BLOCKING MID-POINT AT EA. STUD" in an exterior wall. I take this to mean a horizontal block of stud lumber nailed between the studs. It's not immediately clear to me though how they would be fastened unless they are either staggered or toe-nailed. Is there a standard way to do this?
 
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Old 12-18-08, 06:38 PM
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as you install them, you can end nail one end of the block (obviously through the upright stud) and toe nail the other. Each subsequent block can be secured in the same manner.

at least that is how I see the commercial carpenters installing them.
 
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I'd say staggered or the way nap suggested would both be fine.
 
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The question might be what was the architect's intention. If he wanted to support the drywall seam at the 4 ft. point, then staggering them might not be right. I've seen it on some 16" spacing with 1/2" drywall, and definitely on 24" spacing.

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If you don't stagger them, don't try toenailing them. After snapping a level line along the studs, install the first one and, drive your nails from under the existing perlin into the end of the next one. It gives you a more solid hit and the stud doesn't wobble with you. The perlins serve a two fold purpose if installed parallel. It acts as a firestop which is required by most codes, and it gives good support for laterally installed sheetrock. It doesn't need it, but helps. I would install them centered at 4' from the ceiling.
 
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I'll try that, thanks! Since the note said "mid-point" sounds like they wanted parallel. I think you're saying to nail into the new block thru the stud starting with the nail at an angle where the previous block meets the stud between them, right?
 
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You got it! The measurement from the ceiling will help with sheetrock placement since the first sheet goes to the ceiling first.
 
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