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HighDesertHomeOwner 03-22-2011 05:58 PM

Home depot stud
HD sells 2x4s for king studs labeled as 92 1/4 inches.

Is 92 1/4 too short?

King stud should be 92 5/8. Am I right?

inspectorD 03-22-2011 06:08 PM

Unless you are trying to match another stud in a existing wall, I would not worry about it.
Measure and cut your size as needed.
But yes, typical precut studs are 92-5/8,

nealtw 03-22-2011 09:11 PM

92 1/4 is a Canadian stud. You should check what you have in your house.

HighDesertHomeOwner 03-23-2011 12:57 PM

I don't have to match any existing stud, but I may have to cut the OSB sheet to get it to fit.

92.25 + 4.5 = 92.75.

The heel cut of bird's month is usually greater than 0.75". For a gentle slope of 15% the heel is about 0.9 inches.

HighDesertHomeOwner 03-23-2011 12:58 PM

May I add a 1/2 inch OSB stripe between the top and bottom plate to add 1/2 inch?

nealtw 03-23-2011 10:21 PM

Leave a gap between the top and bottom sheet. It is required venting for the wall and insulation, actually you should drill holes in sheeting anywhere that dosn't have this space, like under the windows and such. This is most important if you are installing vapour barrier on the inside. Check you local codes or talk to local builders.

cline 03-24-2011 11:00 AM

home depot....

...always trying to save a buck.

joecaption 03-27-2011 07:54 AM

Just buy an 8' stud and cut it. Never add spacers to a wall stud!
And never leave a space at the top or bottom of a wall or drill holes under a widow as suggested.
You never want air to be blowing inside of a wall. It will be blowing in and leaking around the base boards and every outlet.

nealtw 03-28-2011 09:42 PM

Joe: we can argue all day about venting for walls, that why I said to check codes but do you really install osb without a gap that the manufacture calls for?

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