framing half wall

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    sisyphus

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    hello all, redoing my bathroom and framing a half wall for the shower stall. when I push on it laterally, it moves slightly. is this normal?. after I install the drywall will the wall be more rigid? thanks
     
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    Your best bet is to use a post at the end that goes to the ceiling. There are things you can do but the leverage of a body leaning on a wall is hard to beat. One way is to drop the end double studs thru the floor and block and bolt them to the floor joists.
     
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    thanks for the advice. will have to think on this. there's a lot of plumbing underneath the floor in that area. so that wouldn't be an option.
     
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    Perhaps you could get a some sort of angle braket made and hidden under or behind tile. I would think it would have to reach a floor joist to screw to and high enough to add real support, do inside and out.
     
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    You can also go with a simpson DTT2Z bracket with a carriage bolt and nuts with washers. I would try to get a piece of wood underneath on the flat of the plywood if you can fit it.
    Anything you can do with a bit of hardware and some construction adheasive will be better than nothing.
    Try this link for seismic hardware.:beer:

    http://www.jlconline.com/coastal-contractor/wall-bracing-revisited.aspx
     

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