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2x4 'sideways' studs


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12-17-14, 02:16 PM   #1  
2x4 'sideways' studs

Hey guys

I'm doing a small reno in the master bedroom in which I'm tearing down the wood paneling walls and will be replacing them with sheet rock. I tore one of the interior partition walls down to the studs, only to find that they framed the studs 'sideways' on this wall. By sideways, I mean the 4 inch side is parallel to the wall, rather than the 2 in side being parallel to the wall.

I've attached a couple of pictures. Does anybody know if this is allowed/up to code?

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12-17-14, 02:21 PM   #2  
Codes and their enforcement can vary greatly. Mobile homes often have interior walls that are framed with 2x2s. As long as the wall isn't load bearing there shouldn't be any real issue. It can be challenging to fit electrical boxes in a shallow wall.


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12-17-14, 02:58 PM   #3  
Dumb at worst. They used twice the lumber they needed. Looks as if 2x6's could have been used in the normal manner. Is this a plumbing wall? No code violation that I know of.

 
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12-17-14, 03:26 PM   #4  
Are you sure that it's 2" thick? Looks like flooring to me, and the studs look like they were milled locally, so not venturing an opinion on right or wrong, but maybe it was a matter of what they had available at the time.

 
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12-17-14, 05:04 PM   #5  
Thanks for the replies. I'm sure they are 2x4s and no, this is not a plumbing wall. I guess I'll never know why they built it this way, but I'm just glad that nobody seems to think it's unsafe.

 
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12-18-14, 03:24 AM   #6  
Looks like flooring to me
That would be tongue and groove bead board on the wall


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12-18-14, 06:07 AM   #7  
"That would be tongue and groove bead board on the wall"

Okay, who let the painter into the peanut gallery?

 
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12-18-14, 07:02 AM   #8  
maybe a better question would be who left the back door unlocked


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12-18-14, 01:58 PM   #9  
We don't talk about hoosier concrete guys, do we?? They only use wood for forms

 
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