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Unread 07-20-2008, 05:42 PM   #1
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Just starting - Wall framing question

Well, after reading the forum for awhile, and working on some more basic tile projects, I have decided to jump into a full bathroom remodling project, including the constuction of a new shower with mud packed floor and all! I seem to be in good shape on the tile, plumbing, etc, but I have a very basic question on wall framing:

I am putting up one of the shower walls that will run parallel to a joist. In the past, I have normally framed directly ontop of the floor joist (on top of the subfloor.) In this case, in order for the shower to be large enough, and to clear the door opening, I need to frame one of the walls about 3-4" offset from the floor joist, directly on the subfloor (the subfloor is 3/4" OSB.) I am not sure if this would be a problem or not with the extra weight of the tile in the wall? The shower is going to basically be a 7' high room inside of a vaulted ceiling bath, so there are no joists above that I would tie into either. I have to frame a 2x4 ceiling after I finish the walls.

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Unread 07-20-2008, 05:50 PM   #2
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Just use a 2x4 for a sole plate across the bottom for the studs.
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Unread 07-20-2008, 07:05 PM   #3
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Sole plate

Thanks for the reply, yes I understand the use of the sole plate, but the sole plate is going to be sitting on top of the subfloor alone (the joist is about 4" to one side of where the wall will be located. I was just concerned that there might be too much weight for the wall to not sit directly on top of a joist. If it's not a problem, then I am good to go. The joists are 16" on center in the room where the shower will be located. The wall is aproximately 4' 6" long.

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Unread 07-20-2008, 07:45 PM   #4
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not a problem, frame it and forget it
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Unread 07-20-2008, 09:29 PM   #5
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Frame and forget

Thanks for the feedback, i'll get started tomorrow!
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