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Need to replace subfloor, but wall studs are resting directly on existing floor

Need to replace subfloor, but wall studs are resting directly on existing floor

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Old 06-16-15, 06:46 PM
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Need to replace subfloor, but wall studs are resting directly on existing floor

We recently bought an old 1895 cottage and need to replace the sub-floor in our kitchen (the existing one is multi-layered and not level at all). In removing the flooring and drywall, it appears that the wall studs were placed directly on top of the subfloor without any baseplate. What do we do here? They're all exterior walls. Should we leave the subfloor in place under the studs, and just replace the subflooring in the middle? Are there other options? Thanks in advance for any advice!

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we cut out some of the subfloor, but left one plank that was supporting the stud.
 
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Old 06-17-15, 04:33 AM
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Another option would be to build a temporary header/wall. However, I probably wouldn't bother. I would cut the sub floor back to the studs & go from there.
 
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Old 06-17-15, 04:47 AM
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I agree, add a 2 X 4 sitting vertical to the rim beam to support and air seal the new subflooring where the studs are.
 
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