04:47AM | 08/15/03
Member Since: 08/13/03
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I am building a wall partition in an unfinished basement that is running directly along and beside a floor joist above, not directly underneath. The bottom of the joist is 7'9" from the floor. Question: Can I just extend the partition up along the joist and nail into the frame from the side of the joist, or do I have to insert cross pieces between the joists and nail UP through the header into these? Might there be building code in regards to this? Nailing in from the side would sure save alot of cutting!


07:54AM | 08/15/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
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You'll need to put nailers from joist to joist then nail the top plate to those, so that you'll be able to finish off the fireblocking.

For a detail on the fireblocking required in a basement have a look on my forum at my site, there is drawing there you can look over.

Alter Eagle Construction & Design


10:00AM | 08/15/03
Member Since: 08/13/03
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Thanks for the reply. Nailer it is. And thanks for the link to your site. I found the diagram.


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