Wall Frame

Old 08-30-12, 04:26 PM
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Wall Frame

I am debating if I should try to build a wall frame with door and drywall my self or should I hire some else to do it? I do not have much experience in do it yourself jobs. What is the difficulty level of this job? Also how much would it cost for labor work for this type of job? The wall is 9ft by 7ft. I am separating the living room from another room. Any advice or help would be appreciated. Thanks
Old 08-30-12, 06:36 PM
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As my daddy used to say, "You'll never learn any younger." Building just a partition wall (which is what I gather you want to do) is straightforward and fairly easy. Most any beginning book on carpentry will be able to give you the details and we have several professional builders on this forum that will gladly help. To begin, I suggest visiting your local library and checking out some carpentry books. Most likely shelved in the 600 section, applied technology.
Old 08-31-12, 03:23 AM
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Couple of things to add. You must be code compliant with the wall, so you will need to run electrical receptacle circuit on both sides (1 every 12', or on any wall exceeding 2' in length) What do you have for a floor covering presently? Carpet, hardwood, tile?? Your bottom plate should rest on the subflooring, so if you have carpeting, you may need to have a carpet pro restretch the carpet on both sides back to your wall and install carpet tack strips.
Building the wall isn't rocket science, it's just the little things that will wear on you. As Furd says, getting a good "visual" from a book will help immensely. When you get ready, we're here all the time.

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