Stud Wall Construction | Plan and Prep Before Building a Non-Bearing Stud Wall (page 1 of 2)

Stud Wall Construction | Plan and Prep Before Building a Non-Bearing Stud Wall (page 1 of 2)

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R-VALUE: 40.0, SUITABLE FOR: new construction, retrofitTHERMAL PERFORMANCE: At R-3.5 per in., the cellulose in this system yields an overall value of R-40.PROS:• Familiar building process means lower labor costs with readily available materials.• If cellulose is used, the project has a lower environmental impact.• Large moisture-storage capacity allows wall cavities to dry gradually.CONS:• Fairly involved insulation process can add to labor costs.• Reduces interior space by 3%.

R-VALUE: 40.0, SUITABLE FOR: new construction, retrofitTHERMAL PERFORMANCE: At R-3.5 per in., the cellulose in this system yields an overall value of R-40.PROS:• Familiar building process means lower labor costs with readily available materials.• If cellulose is used, the project has a lower environmental impact.• Large moisture-storage capacity allows wall cavities to dry gradually.CONS:• Fairly involved insulation process can add to labor costs.• Reduces interior space by 3%.

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When you build a wall, the studs should be spaced equidistant from each other. Here's why the standard is 16 inches "on center", and an easy way to mark them.

When you build a wall, the studs should be spaced equidistant from each other. Here's why the standard is 16 inches "on center", and an easy way to mark them.

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DIY Network has instructions and photos for building a non-loadbearing stud wall and installing a doorway in it.

DIY Network has instructions and photos for building a non-loadbearing stud wall and installing a doorway in it.

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Want this sort of thing for our bathroom. Definitely on left hand side - why would you put it against a stud wall?

Want this sort of thing for our bathroom. Definitely on left hand side - why would you put it against a stud wall?

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If I've got to build a wall this is a good site... pretty much knew this already but needed dimensions and such..

If I've got to build a wall this is a good site... pretty much knew this already but needed dimensions and such..

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