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Old 12-01-2016, 07:05 PM
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Today I tackled getting the remaining busted up drywall down. One wall divides the bedroom from the upper open area of the foyer. When I removed the drywall I discovered that there were only three studs in the entire wall; they were 24" apart center to center. I've gone to Lowes two days in a row. Today I bought more studs.
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With a project like that it'll end up being at least six trips. :P
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Today I tackled getting the remaining busted up drywall down. One wall divides the bedroom from the upper open area of the foyer. When I removed the drywall I discovered that there were only three studs in the entire wall; they were 24" apart center to center. I've gone to Lowes two days in a row. Today I bought more studs.
That is scary!! I guess they don't have building inspectors in that area....or very crooked ones.

Is there a chance that area was once a loft type area and not a bedroom? Maybe an unscrupulous home owner or contractor modified that area after the house was first built.
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Are you planning to make the loft part of the room or just making the wall true?
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I'm just going to put some lateral reinforcements between the existing studs and put in some insulation to reduce noise. I'm also using thicker drywall.
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I'm just going to put some lateral reinforcements between the existing studs and put in some insulation to reduce noise. I'm also using thicker drywall.

The insulation will only fit correctly if the stud gaps are 16" on center. Otherwise you will have to cut it laterally as well. Not a fun job.
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The insulation will only fit correctly if the stud gaps are 16" on center. Otherwise you will have to cut it laterally as well. Not a fun job.
He can always tack one in and cut the next 24" one out. That way the drywall will fit right, as well.
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Who knows twocubs? This seems a lot more complicated than it needs to be. Kwak, is there electrical wiring running through this wall with the missing studs? If not then it is definitely an add on.
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Yes, there is one outlet and an electrical line that runs through the floor to a light switch in the living room/parlor below. Here's a picture I just took. I have 4 new studs ready to go in. I don't need to add insulation to this wall since it's an interior/non load-bearing wall.



The adjacent wall will need some shoring up though:



Meanwhile, there's still a little more demo left to do. I have a couple of sections of drywall in the front wall that are being stubborn. That little indentation on what I call a "faux" wall was cumbersome too as it had an angled section with a metal floor to ceiling corner piece.



One thing that concerns me though is the condition of the vapor barrier and existing insulation. I bought some to replace sections that look like this:





Sorry if I seem to be overcomplicating things, guys. Believe me, my wife is chafing at the bit. This is going to be Joey's room and we need to get new furniture and flooring too. I've already replaced 4 of the 5 outlets in the room but now would be a good time to line up an electrician to have a ceiling fixture installed in the parlor ceiling below. We already have a LOC to draw on for those sorts of expenses. FWIW doing this myself would save about $500-$1000. Maybe I'm just overreacting but when we brought in the general contractor and he quoted $85K+ on everything and gave us a referral to a bank for a construction loan I panicked a little. I'd much rather break it all up into little manageable pieces.
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It kinda looks like you might have a leak in there. Is that mold or staining from something else?
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