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Load Bearing Cold-Form Wall Detail

Load Bearing Cold-Form Wall Detail

Load Bearing Cold-Form Wall Detail

I have a 4- story cold-formed load bearing stud wall. The first floor uses 6-inch, 12-gauge track and studs. The contractor cannot get the top of the stud to sit directly against the flat part of the track. The inside curve of the track prevents it from sitting all the way into the track. There is about an 1/8-inch gap between the top of the stud and the track. Is that ok?

RE: Load Bearing Cold-Form Wall Detail

You should be okay. See this thread: Link

I like to debate structural engineering theory -- a lot. If I challenge you on something, know that I'm doing so because I respect your opinion enough to either change it or adopt it.

RE: Load Bearing Cold-Form Wall Detail

Thank you

RE: Load Bearing Cold-Form Wall Detail

He can also hit the corners of the studs with an angle grinder to make them fit.

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