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    Default Interior Wall Framing (Door Opening)

    Interior Wall Framing (Bedroom Doors).

    Openings are Framed without jack studs. Are they required?

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    No. There is no load (no header) which needs to be supported. All that top framing does is hold drywall up. That wood framing (without jack studs) is stronger than interior non-load bearing metal framing.

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    I agree with Jerry and would add that doubling of the framing helps with the installation of trim---especially the wider stuff.


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    It does not matter that the lower chord is here?

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    No, the cord in that postion does not matter.

    Trusses, in general there are exceptions, are free spanning from exterior wall to exterior wall. The interior walls are nothing more than partition walls. They all could be removed and it would have no impact on the performace of the truss.

    Knew of a company in my area that would build a handful of homes leaving out the interior walls. They would go back to these homes and install the partion walls during bad weather. Kind of like today

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    Default Re: Interior Wall Framing (Door Opening)

    Trace the load path from the top down.
    If the truss is clear span (does not bear on interior walls), then there is no need for headers or jack studs since the purpose of headers is to redirect the load around the door, window, etc. to the studs on either side.

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    Sorry Carl, you typed faster than I. Ditto what Carl said.

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    Thanks.


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