jack stud on floor

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Old 05-06-13, 07:11 AM
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jack stud on floor

Hi All.

Is there any reason that a jack stud can't sit on a concrete floor (as apposed to a bottom plate).
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This would be for an interior 45" wide walkway (non loadbearing).

Reason I ask is that I am widening an existing doorway and have cut the bottom plate but have decided that an additional king stud would be a good idea. So, if I add a King stud, there will be no plate for the jack stud.

I guess I could attach a 1 1/2" plate piece to the floor with liquid nails or something.

Any ideas??

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Tim
 
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Old 05-06-13, 07:49 AM
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If it's not load bearing I don't see an issue. Just make sure it's treated since it will be in contact with concrete.
 
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Old 05-06-13, 03:59 PM
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I agree with Pilot Dane... treated wood, attached with ACQ compliant fasteners.

You should also have cripples directly over the jack studs above the header.
 
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Old 05-08-13, 08:42 AM
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Thanks a lot guys.

Thanks
Tim
 
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