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Old 06-18-18, 03:28 PM
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Questions on building techniques for non-structural wall project

Hi everyone,

I'm doing some work for the local spca and they want me to build sort of a small room within a room that will have a screen door. It's just to act as a secondary line of security to keep the kitties from escaping. It just needs to be two walls and a screen door, doesn't need to go floor-to ceiling, and we plan to use bead board or wainscoting on the lower half and screen in the upper half. It's probably going to be more more than 4-5ft x 4-5 ft and the room it's going in has ceramic tile. Both anchor walls are interior studded walls.

My plan was to stud the bottom half 16 on center and frame the top half with full length 2x4 on the ends and corner, and frame the opening similar to what would be used for a window. We're just using a vinyl screen door as well, nothing too heavy duty.

Does anyone see any potential issues with the plan? Also, i was planning in using tap cons to secure the bottom plates, but i don't know if you can drill through tile or not.

Thanks,

Steve
 
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Old 06-18-18, 04:12 PM
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Ceramic tile burns up bits pretty fast... it's much harder than porcelain or marble. You can also crack the tile. But yeah the plan sounds solid.
 
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That's good to know. There are some spots in the floor already where there used to be walls. They were looking to fill those in, but given there are animals in there, i suggested tearing up the tiles in favor of a surface that doesn't have porous grout, like epoxy paint or linoleum. At the very least, we'll do it in the buffer room i am creating.
 
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Old 06-18-18, 04:55 PM
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A little pl polyurethane under the bottom plate would be enough to hold it once it dries.
 
 

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