A couple of questions about framing interior walls in the basement:
On either end the basement, joists are more than 1' away from the
concrete wall. Is it possible to attach a stud wall adjacent to the
concrete wall (ignoring proper insulation practices, for now)? How is
I have a similar question for walls that are perpendicular to the
joists. If the joists are uneven, won't there be difficulty nailing
the top plate of the stud wall into the joist?
Go easy, I'm new to this stuff and I'm just looking for design ideas.
I had a similar situation with a vacation house that was built into the
side of a hill. The concrete wall was only on the hill side, and the
rest was framed in - acutally used 2x3, as there was no load on this
wall. I first put up about 1" bead board as insulation, then framed up
against that. I simply anchored the sill with concrete nails (just to
keep it from kicking out). At the top, I hooked into the rafters. It
was actually "free standing," and there was no flex. I then put dry
wall over that, and then paneling. Wiring of course went in before the
dry wall/paneling. The span might have been around 15', if I recall
Others may have their opinions.
Neat. This may very well work, but I'll have to check if there's
something for me to nail the bridging pieces to. Right now, that area
is hidden by a vapour barrier and fiberglass insulation. At the
basement 'ceiling', the vapour barrier extends from the concrete wall
to the joist, where it is stapled/glued in place. I can't see beyond
that due to the insulation.
As for nailing sister pieces to joists, that sounds like a fine idea,
as some of the joists are at a visibly different height in the center
of the basement (I'd estimate 0.5" - 0.75"). This may not be a problem
at the concrete wall, since all the joists *should* be at the same
level. I haven't measured yet.
Sorry, no pics. I'm technologically inclined, but not technologically
Some nice informative articles there. I have a book or two on home
renovations, but it's always good to have secondary material to refer
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