Category Archives: Floating Walls

Walls that allow for expansion and contraction.

Structural Inspection

We had a structural inspection a few months ago when we thought it had to come before the electrical was put in the walls. Instead, it had to wait until the rough plumbing and rough electrical were passed. I assumed … Continue reading

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Attempted Structural Inspection

I was under the impression that the walls needed to pass inspection before the electrician could use them for installing electrical. However, when the inspector arrived yesterday, he said the rough electrical and plumbing has to be done first. But … Continue reading

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Short Walls and Shower Ceiling

A few extra walls have been built and we are very close to being finished with them. I have scheduled a structural inspection for next week. I hope the walls pass inspection without issues. This short shower plumbing wall had … Continue reading

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Master Bedroom Doors

We planned for double doors to the master bedroom and it is truly exciting to see the entrance finally framed in. The door is at an angle to the living area and hallway to the back rooms. We thought the … Continue reading

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Electrician’s List

Most of the walls are in and we are planning to get the electrical done as soon as possible after the walls are built. Last summer the electrician redid the service box and put in the outside disconnect and we … Continue reading

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Two Doors

These two door frames are in the master bedroom. The door on the left is for the walk in closet and the one on the right accesses the bathroom. The angles were a little tricky in order to fit two … Continue reading

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Slow but Steady WALLS!

We have been putting up walls since we returned from vacation. Each wall’s placement must be finalized and the base plate is glued down first. The base plates are weighted and then we wait at least 24 hours to build … Continue reading

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Stud Wall Plans

I updated the stud wall plans to reflect a few of the changes from the original drawings. I’m using Sweet Home 3D which I downloaded for free several years ago. When I tried to open it I got an error … Continue reading

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A Door in the Wall

Wall number one now has two sides–meant for each side of the inside entry door. The next step is a door in the wall. We plan to have an airlock entry. This is an old idea, to block off direct … Continue reading

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Floating Walls

Way back in 2012 when the first wall was about to be taken down, I took this photo of the floating wall in the master bathroom. A floating wall is not fully connected between the ceiling rafters and the floor … Continue reading

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