Is the top header needed when framing?

the-tech-guyDecember 31, 2012

I was wondering if I need to use a top plate when framing the walls in my basement? It would be a lot easier and faster just to nail the stubs to the floor joists. I am using PT wood for the bottom plate.

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The top plate is necessary as a firebreak.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 7:45PM
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