How to Frame a Wall When the Floor Is Uneven

by:UMeasure     2020-04-05
While the starting point for most floors is relatively high, a house can settle and move over time, causing walls to break and gaps in the ceiling and sloping floors.New-Builders usually build walls by laying them on the floor and then standing up and connecting them.This is not possible when the floor is tilted, but you can still build a solid wall by fixing it in place.In general, the best direction of the new wall is perpendicular to the direction of the floor and ceiling beams.You can frame the wall parallel to the beam, but to do so, you must first install the barrier between the ceiling beam from the attic or the floor above.This wall must be a partition wall, which means it cannot withstand the weight.If you intend to build something above the wall and you want the new wall to support it, the engineer must determine the location and weight distribution of the wall.If you choose to parallel the frame of the new wall to the beam, the top of the wall needs something solid to support the ceiling.You have to install the block and this step is not affected by the slope of the floor.Mounting blocking, measuring and cutting 2-by-4 pieces of wood, used to fit between ceiling beams and install a \"block\" every 16 inch between the two beams on both sides of the new wall position \".When the floor is uneven, the best way to frame the new wall is to set the floor and ceiling first.Use chalk lines on the floor to indicate the position of the wall and cut a 2-by-4 to fit.Connect the board used as the floor with a 16d nail, with two support beams on each floor, with uniform spacing.If the wall is parallel to the beam, insert two nails through the board into the ground floor every 12 to 16 inch.The laser level is very convenient, so you can align the ceiling directly to the floor.However, before connecting the ceiling, place it on the floor next to the installation floor;Use a tape measure and a ruler to make a pencil mark on both to indicate the position of the wall nail.The standard bolts are 16 inch apart, measured from the center of one bolt to the center of the next.Connect the ceiling using the same DingTalk pattern as the floor.The ceiling board will be attached to the ceiling support beam or barrier through which it passes.Once the floor and ceiling are installed in place, it is relatively simple to install the wall nails.It should be noted here that you must measure the distance between the plates of each bolt and cut each bolt to fit.Because the floor is uneven, the length of the nail will not be the same.Cut bolts on the outer edge of the measuring line to make sure they fit closely with the plate and then attach them with 8d nails on the top and bottom.The standard DingTalk pattern for connecting wall nails is at 45-The degree angle on one side of the bolt and a single nail on the other side of the bolt.The DingTalk is called \"toenailing\" at an angle, and the same pattern is used to connect the top and bottom of each bolt.You need a saw to cut the plates and bolts.Frame hammer or ordinary hammer for connecting plates and wall posts and 16d and 8d nails.While the laser level is best suited to align the ceiling, a simple lead hammer will work at a critical moment.
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