building a wall


Old 03-11-02, 01:38 PM
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Question building a wall

I am installing a partition wall in our kitchen, which has a tile floor we are keeping. When laying the foundation board for the wall frame - should I lay it on top of the tile & drill anchor holes through the tile or cut-out the tile which the base will rest? I am a novice, however quickly learing.

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Old 03-11-02, 07:01 PM
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My 2 cents worth, either way will probably be adequate. The type of tile and how level the tile surface is could be a factor, but by leaving the tile in place you leave open the option of removing the wall in the future. Granted you would have to fill in the holes where the bottom plate was anchored, but better than having to re-tile where tiles were removed.
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First predrill with a masonary bit and then attach the bottom plate with screws through the grout joints as opposed to drilling through though the tile.

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