The Seven Steps
Full Wall Partitions

Purpose

To brace partitions that extend to the ceiling.

Caution

When anchoring to post-tensioned slab, locate and avoid reinforcing.

Recommendation

Full Height Wall Section
Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD

Install braces that extend to the structure above.

Supplies Required

  • Angle—2″ x 2″ x 1/8″ (for bracing over 10″ in length, use 3″ x 3″ x 3/16″)
  • Expansion bolts—3/8″ diameter (for concrete)
  • Lag bolts—3/8″ diameter x 3″ (for wood)
  • Screws—No. 12

Installation

  1. Install angle braces at 8′-0″ on center, alternating sides, at least two per partition.
  2. Attach the angle to the structure above with expansion bolts for concrete or lag bolts for wood.
  3. Attach the angle to the top plate of the wall with two screws.

Note

Provide 1/2″ minimum separation between the ceiling system and enclosing walls (see Suspended Ceilingsection).