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Anchoring Non-loadbearing Walls


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04-19-05, 09:56 AM   #1  
Anchoring Non-loadbearing Walls

For a non loadbearing wall, is it required to bolt it to the slab? I have some minor repairs and when the dry wall removed I don't see any bolt? House is built in 1960s. Probably it wasn't required at the time but if this is considered remodeling is it required to install new bolts?

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04-19-05, 10:22 AM   #2  
Check code where you are. Here we just nail them down with a cement nail. All out side walls no bolts anymore here. Each stud on outside wall has to have a 18" strap on it that was set into the slab when it was poured.

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04-19-05, 12:49 PM   #3  
Thx. By the way what is a braced wall?

 
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04-19-05, 01:02 PM   #4  
Do you mean like a sway braced wall Most of the time that is on an outside wall. One way is with the wall on the floor and squared. Take a 1X4 say 10' lay it at a 45o on the studs from top corner to the bottom and cut it in. Another way a steel strap at a 45o top plate down to the bottom plate and a nail in each stud. Is this what you are after??

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04-19-05, 01:08 PM   #5  
That isn't it. I just asked because I saw it on internet. Thanks.

 
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