Build a load
In the new construction, some engineering knowledge is needed for the load-bearing wall.
Installing the load-bearing wall into an existing home only needs to be straightened and leveled.
Nevertheless, it is important to follow the standard procedures regarding the placement of nails and other issues so that it does not appear to be crooked and will not start to decline within a year.
This plan assumes that you are building a floor. to-
Ceiling Wall, attached to adjacent wall on one side, stand alone on the other side, no door required.
Draw a line on the ceiling where you want your wall to go.
Use your stud finder to position and mark each ceiling pallet along the span.
Cut the length of the new wall to 2x4 with your diagonal saw and screw it to the ceiling, along the broken line, twist two screws at each pallet
This is your ceiling.
From each end of the ceiling, on one side of the ceiling, hang a vertical line to the floor and mark these two points on the floor.
Connect the mark with the snap line.
Then cut two 2x4 s of the same length as the ceiling.
One is the top plate to be screwed on the ceiling and the other is the floor.
On each of the two new plates, measure 1 1/2 from the side touching the existing wall and mark a line there with your tri
Square in your corner.
Measure 16 inch from this line and mark another line for the beginning of the next Bolt.
Then mark another line 1/2 from that line to take into account the thickness of the bolt.
Continue to measure the lines of each plate, marking the bolts every 16 inch.
At the opening end of the wall, mark three studs nails in a row and press them together.
Measure from the bottom of the ceiling to the floor, then subtract 3 inch from that number.
This is the nail length you need.
Cut enough 2x 4S at that length to stand between each pair mark on the floor and the top plate.
Place the top and bottom plates on their edges, their marking faces are facing each other, and the distance between the boards is far enough to hold the bolts between them.
By passing the two screws through the far end of the plate and inserting them into the end of the bolt, attach each bolt to the floor and the top plate.
Frame the whole wall.
Put the wall up, the floor goes along your floor line, the top plate is under the ceiling, even on all sides.
Screw the top plate to the ceiling and sink several screws up on the flat span of the top plate between each pair of bolts.
Place a height on the outer edge of the new wall, remove or move its bottom, if necessary, to make it high.
Then screw the bottom plate to the floor and screw the screws on the flat cross between the bolts.
Your wall is now ready to install electricity if needed, and dry walls.