Double or Single top plates

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vmlopez
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Double or Single top plates

Post by vmlopez » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:51 am

all,
I have order all of my lumber and a question I have ( should have asked before I ordered the lumber) when is it required to use two top plates instead of one in a basement ??


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Re: Double or Single top plates

Post by A. Spruce » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:58 pm

If you are installing a wall between two existing floors, you will use a single plate.
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Re: Double or Single top plates

Post by A. Spruce » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:50 am

NaveenKumar wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:44 am
The standard practice for exterior and interior wall framing is using a double top plate to connect wall segments, and to support framing above the plates.
In this case where the OP is building between two fixed points, basement floor and floor joists above, there is no need for a double top plate, nor is there a way to install one that would be beneficial in any way.
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Re: Double or Single top plates

Post by vmlopez » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:34 am

Thanks guys for the Info. This is a basement remodel so I'll be using a single top plate..

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Re: Double or Single top plates

Post by Shannon » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:28 pm

Yup Spruce has it correct. Single in the basement is fine in a none load bearing wall.
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