Ensuring a non-load bearing wall is as such (double stud wall)
Simple framing question (I think) pertaining to double stud wall construction.
Should anything be done to ensure that the ‘non-load bearing’ wall is truly not bearing any load, such as making it a bit shorter than the load bearing?
The specifics are as follows: A garage with concrete stem walls and interior slab. The exterior wall is load bearing on the stem walls. The interior wall (to be built) will be resting on the slab, therefore should not be load bearing. The load is a simple trussed roof, 24′ oc.
It would seem that the interior wall would actually take more of the load if built to the same height as the exterior, as the bottom of the truss will hit the interiors at a shorter span. Do I just build them a bit shorter and make sure to air seem any gaps if the air barrier cross there?
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