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How narrow can a non-load-bearing wall be?


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02-15-01, 08:46 AM   #1  
I need to put up a non-load bearing wall and I want it to be as thin as possible. It's a small wall only 3'x9' and one side will be supported by a built in cabinet. On the exposed side, can I use 2x2 to support 1/4" or 1/2" sheetrock? Thanks for the tips!

 
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02-24-01, 07:47 PM   #2  
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as long as this wall isn't doing anything other than hanging around you could make it very thin for ease you could use 2 *4 turned sideways to make it 1 1/2 inches thick

but before you do this consider if you need any wiring in the wall
if so you can still use 2*2 or 2*4 sideways but you will need to put metal plates over the wire holes to make sure you don't hit them with a drywall screw

also if you have a doorway it will be hard to get a door jamb that narrow

hope this helps---------josh

 
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02-25-01, 10:47 AM   #3  
Helps a-lot! Thanks for the input!

 
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