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Building a basement bathroom

My hubby and I are putting a bathroom in our basement. A licensed plumb has roughed in the plumbing so we're reading to put up walls. The room is a rectangle with one wall an outside/cement wall. The joists run parellel to this wall. How do we attach the studs to the joists? I am having a difficult time finding the technique for this. We can go directly on the studs but my understanding is that it's safer to use plates. We have an exisiting drop ceiling.

Please advise, thanks!

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Posted 2014-01-26T14:18:46+0000  by cherie2n cherie2n

Hi Cherie2n,


I can tell you the interior walls will have to have a top plate, and the top plate must be properly attached to the building structure.


This means you will have to remove the suspended ceiling in the area of the bath room to construct the walls.


Your local building code will specify how you build interior walls. Check with your local building department for specifics.





Posted 2014-01-30T19:29:50+0000  by Mike_HD_OC

Hello cherie2n and Welcome to the Community!


Know what they always say, a picture says a thousand words, and the 2 pictures below explain wall construction. The 2nd picture might be what you are looking for. 



Posted 2014-01-30T19:34:28+0000  by Angelo_HD_CHI
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