partiotion wall frame, how tight


Old 07-20-03, 11:57 AM
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partiotion wall frame, how tight

how tightly should a partition wall frame fit into the existing ceiling joist?

should you have to use a mallet to get the wall to fit into the slot, or that's applying too much force and could potentionaly damage something.
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Old 07-20-03, 12:37 PM
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If it is in place, plumb, and square you should be alright.
Old 07-20-03, 02:59 PM
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is there any danger in fitting the wall against the ceiling joists too tightly?

is there anything you can use besides a saw to trim the 2x4s, its such a small fraction that needs to be removed, would sanding work?
Old 07-20-03, 08:56 PM
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You do not want to fit a partition wall tight because it will act as a new support to the joist above and try to distribute additional load to the framing below. Cut the studs shy and nail with shims.

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