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Is the top header needed when framing?

Posted by the-tech-guy (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 31, 12 at 11:43

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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RE: Is the top header needed when framing?

The top plate is necessary as a firebreak.


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