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Temporary load bearing wall (do I need to remove the drywall ?)

Temporary load bearing wall (do I need to remove the drywall ?)


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Old 03-14-08, 06:57 PM
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Temporary load bearing wall (do I need to remove the drywall ?)

Hello,
I am in the process of partially removing a load bearing wall and I was planning on installing a temporary wall.
I was wondering if this wall needs to be connected to the beams overhead or if can keep the drywall in place and simply put a 2x6 on the ceiling to have the weight distributed on 2x4s and another 2x6 on the floor.

The wall is installed on the first floor of a bungalow. Above is only the attic. Bellow there is flooring plus a a 8x8 beam going the length of the house.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-15-08, 04:49 AM
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If this is an interior wall, you will need two temporary walls, one in each of the two adjacent rooms.
 
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Old 03-15-08, 09:28 AM
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Good point ... yes I will put up 2 temporary walls ... one on each side.
But do I need to remove the drywall on the ceiling to put the temporary walls in place ? ...

Thanks.
 
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Old 03-15-08, 09:59 AM
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The ones I've seen (many)/done (one), just screw thru the 2x into the joists to hold it then drive the 2x upright at the bottom. You may still have a little damage to repair, but I don't think you need to remove the sheetrock on the ceiling.
 
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Old 03-17-08, 04:42 PM
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Thank you all for the tips.

 
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Old 03-18-08, 09:32 AM
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I usually put some cardboard between the temporary wall and the ceiling/floor(unless it's carpet) to avoid any additional scrapes.
 
 

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