04:32PM | 02/16/06
Member Since: 02/15/06
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I am putting up a new wall to divide an existing room into an office and closet. Can the top plate of the new wall be nailed to the ceiling joists through the existing ceiling drywall? Informational books on framing suggest overlapping top plates, how do you accomplish this when the existing perpendicular top plates are already framed?

Any help is appreciated.


09:46AM | 02/19/06
Member Since: 09/24/04
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Yes, you can nail directly through the drywall to the ceiling joists. Do it at every joist.

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01:01PM | 03/04/06
Member Since: 02/15/06
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Thanks for your response.

Can you attach a bottom plate to slab on grade only using liquid nails? The non-load bearing wall is 10' long and will be secured to studs on both ends of the wall and to the ceiling joists above?


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