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Forum topic by nmkidd posted 01-09-2010 10:44 PM 6047 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nmkidd

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01-09-2010 10:44 PM

We all know that a standard 2×4 stud is 92 5/8” (92.625).....why?

when framing a wall panel, a standard 2×4x96 is used….2×4s are 1.5×3.5”......so with a bottom and top plate married together with a stud,.....the total height is 95.625”

this is smaller than a standard 4×8 sheet of plywood or wall board…..!!

Am I confused?

can anyone explain this???

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!


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#1 posted 01-09-2010 10:54 PM

92 5/8” studs are the wall studs you use for basic height of the average wall…then theres the bottom plate and 2 top plates which adds 4 1/2” more to the height of the wall which makes it slightly higher than 8’ to put up the ceiling and drywall. there are also the 104 5/8” studs for the higher walls (typical walls). once you add the other 4 1/2” it makes it just above 9 ft to add the drywall to the ceiling and walls.

-- M.K.

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#2 posted 01-09-2010 10:56 PM

if we didnt have the 92 5/8” studs that would be alot of waste off the 8’ studs or we would have to make odd sized drywall other than 4×8

-- M.K.

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#3 posted 01-09-2010 10:56 PM

Doug, as for framing I can only tell ya from my own experience, in Texas and Tenn. You have one bottom treated plate (1.5”) two top plates ( 3”) and the 92 5/8” for a total of 97 1/8”. If you use fire rated sheet rock on the ceiling, then you should have just enough space for two sheets of 4’ x 8’ drywall on the horizontal with a space left at the bottom so that the wall sheets don’t wick up the water.

-- James

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#4 posted 01-10-2010 12:04 AM

What he said!

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#5 posted 01-10-2010 01:59 AM

what that duck said that other guy said ,

QUACK !!!!

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 01-10-2010 02:37 AM

Check the signs when you buy 2×4’s next time. Some are for wall framing (92-5/8”), but “standard” length is 96”

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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nmkidd

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#7 posted 01-10-2010 09:45 AM

Thanks everyone

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#8 posted 01-10-2010 05:05 PM

Thanks Doug. My question is answered. It’s all about sheetrock not about bird cages, eh? Margy

-- fool on the hill

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